Patterico absolutely nails the LA Times in this lengthy post. There is no wiggle room here: The LA Times has the story FLAGRANTLY WRONG, but refuses to retract it. Earlier, the LA Times ran a horrifically off-base story suggesting that the firing of Carol Lam had something to do with an investigation that Carol Lam had NOTHING to do with. I swear, sometimes I wonder what would happen if a reporter could be dis-credentialed the same way a bad lawyer can be disbarred. Or if an entire newspaper would be brought up on ethics charges. Of course it’s not feasible, but it would be nice to see some of these paid verbal assassins squirm. The term “journalistic ethics” is becoming an oxymoron. Thank goodness for the Media Research Center, which blows the whistle on media bias, double standards, hypocrisy, idiocy, sloppiness, incompetence, ignorance, and egregious violations of everyday ethics. Tonight the MRC has a big gala celebrating its 20th anniversary. Congratulations to it, and many happy returns.