by Ingrid Ratliff, published on February 5, 2010
Thursday night marked a new voice in state news and a new set of eyes narrowed on the Capitol.
About fifty people gathered at Pyramid Ale House to celebrated the launch of CalWatchdog.com, a new journalism venture with a mission of “holding the government accountable for its spending and regulatory programs by exposing government waste, fraud and abuses of power.”
I sat down with Steven Greenhut, CalWatchdog editor in chief, amid beer, rain and power suits.
Samuel Johnson’s 1775 observation that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” has particular resonance nowadays, with civil libertarians
Swaim is founding publisher of the OCWeekly and former publisher of LA CityBeat.