The New York Times has its biases and quirks in determining whose life is deserving of mention in its obituaries of record and often leaves us disgusted by its decisions to ignore culturally important figures in New York City and elsewhere. So since her passing on Wednesday, we've kept watch to see if the Times recognized LA-based Internet journalist and commentator Cathy Seipp. We've seen the Times dedicate space to Letterman character Larry (Bud) Melman, child development specialist Dr. Stella Chess, blind federal judge Richard Conway Casey, and moody horror and science fiction score composer Herman Stein, among others. We'd given up. Too LA. Too conservative. But in Monday's edition, she gets her due-- probably because of her East Coast media connections, although two of LA's major Internet journalism figures also get a mention:
Cathy Seipp, 49, Noted Columnist and Blogger, Dies
By DENNIS HEVESI
Cathy Seipp, a columnist and blogger who became widely known for poking fun at the liberal leanings popularly associated with her hometown, Los Angeles, died there on Wednesday. She was 49 and lived in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
The cause was lung cancer, said her daughter, Maia Lazar.