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”?

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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.


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CNN-featured investigative reporter R. Scott 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; obtained one of the last exclusive prison interviews with Charles Manson disciple Susan Atkins; won inclusion in Jeffrey Toobin’s The Best American Crime Reporting for his coverage of a white supremacist’s senseless murder of a beloved Vietnamese refugee; launched multi-year probes that resulted in the FBI arrests and convictions of the top three ranking members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department; and gained praise from New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing entrenched Southern California law enforcement corruption.

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