The anonymous blogger Patterico makes a significant addition to his ongoing jihad against former LA Times reporter Chuck Philips here.
The exhaustive (and somewhat exhausting) entry is an analysis of Philips’ relationship with a rapper named Waymond Anderson, who was portrayed in a series of Philips articles as innocent of the murder he’s serving a life prison term for.
Patterico dug up a lengthy deposition Anderson gave, which he says Philips had partially reported on in the past. The part he didn’t report on, according to Patterico, contains Anderson basically saying a lot of patently crazy stuff about his case and the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, two other pet subjects of Philips’.
Philips had used Anderson as a source in at least two important articles; Patterico’s point is that a) anyone reading the full testimony could see he was a loon and b) by not sharing the crazy stuff with readers Philips was covering up his blockbuster source’s iffy bona fides.
Ironically enough, Anderson has recently been embarrassing Philips in an entirely different way.
Lots, lots more in Patterico’s full entry.
Hitsville previous writings on the Chuck Philips case are here.