Let me start by declaring what I always declare when writing about TJ Simers: big fan. (Coker, on the other hand, can't stand him). So that means I actually read Simers, as opposed to the rest of the Orange County Register, because he's actually a good writer (and he remains away from their damned paywall). So I know that Simers has yet to disclose to his readers he's suing his former bosses at the Los Angeles Times, alleging all sorts of discriminatory fun.
Of course, there's no reason for Simers to mention any personal litigation when he's harassing Dwight Howard or trashing Arte Moreno, and his lawyer would probably advise him to stay silent when engaged in a lawsuit (trust us: we know). But Simers hasn't been able to resist bucking conventional legal knowledge and journalistic ethics, trashing Times editor-in-chief Davan Maharaj in two separate columns managing editor Marc Duvoisin--never by name, of course--without mentioning his legal case against the two.More »