UPDATE: The L.A. Times just sent this email alert:
Breaking news: Racist remarks were made by Sterling, girlfriend
Here is Steve Kornacki with the latest on the Donald T Sterling mess:
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks.
The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.
"He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC’s "Meet the Press."
My previous post, NBA owner Donald T Sterling: “You can sleep with [black people]" but don't "bring them to my games," reported on Sterling's history, the original story, and what is likely be be only the beginning of his troubles. I wrote this:
I see his oozy, slimeball grin over and over and over again splashed on page after page of my morning Los Angeles Times. He places more ads than the Kochs during election season. And they're expensive ads.
Full page ads.
And they all feature his big ol'
ego smiling mug.
Yet as all the controversy over Donald T Sterling's (alleged) disgustingly, offensive and racist remarks continues, the Los Angeles Times posted this half-page ad Sunday on Page Two of its Business section (forgive the poor quality of the scanning, I did my best):
Of course, it was probably too late to pull the ad, BUT... nowhere in today's front page article on Sterling, nor in the Business section, was there an update, disclaimer, or any other reference to the ad and its timing.
And for that, they should issue an explanation. They should also refrain from printing any further self-serving ads that feature Racist McSmugSmile (allegedly).