“The L.A. Times desperately wanted to avoid this damaging story, dressed up its desires in media-diligence drag (we were told not to comment until the paper’s reporters were through looking into the matter), and as a result was beaten and humiliated in its own backyard.”
— Tim Cavanaugh, an ex-L.A. Times employee, on coverage of the John Edwards Affair the paper kept denying it was hiding - without fooling anybody - and especially not Deceiver
And which raises the questions: who was being "damaged"? Who did the L.A. Times think it was protecting? My bet:
"O-Ba-Ma! O-Ba-Ma! O-Ba-Ma!"