Web Extra: The REAL Donald Bren, With Commentary

The hard copy of this week's cover story–a media criticism on a recent Los Angeles Times profile of Southern California's richest man, Donald Bren–contains a two-page spread that dissects the puff piece.

Bren and his Irvine Co. minions are elated with reporter Scott Kraft's story, which presented the billionaire as a near-flawless superhero.
Did you know Bren is a “ruggedly handsome [man, whose alleged personal traits also include] a mix of self-discipline, creativity and entrepreneurship salted with an abiding thirst for knowledge”?


And those were just Kraft's unattributed gifts to Orange County's most powerful man.
Click on the image below to see our specific criticisms of the Times news story and go HERE to see our essay on the topic.


R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.

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