LA clearing out homeless near Super Bowl 56 venue, only TMZ is covering it
In the least surprising news I’ve heard this week, LA’s homeless epidemic has reached embarrassing new heights. The City recently cleared out the homeless encampment surrounding SoFi Stadium ahead of this weekend’s NFC Championship game. The venue will also host Super Bowl LVI.
Now, I’m not shocked by Los Angeles using heavy-handed, borderline abusive tactics to mask a well-known issue in the city before an important event; that all makes sense to me. What makes no sense at all is that TMZ is the only outlet providing any coverage of this week’s events:
Before going any further, I acknowledge Philadelphia has its own struggles with taking care of the homeless.
I know those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but LA’s house is 100x more fucked than ours. I know the metaphor isn’t perfect, but nothing rarely is.
Speaking of imperfect, that would be the kindest possible adjective to describe the City of Los Angeles’ treatment and management of its homeless population. But we’re not here to even talk about that.
Mayor Garcetti and the rest of the morons in that city’s government can keep doing what they’re doing. But why isn’t there any coverage outside of TMZ?
Clearing a homeless encampment isn’t celebrity gossip or a Kentucky Derby winner’s sex tape. It’s something real journalists are supposed to report on. Meanwhile, every major outlet is silent. The LA Times hasn’t said a word on the issue. Hell, once the story broke, all the local news channels basically read the TMZ article out loud instead of doing any real reporting.
Cities across America need to do better when taking care of their homeless populations. What even was the City’s plan for all of these people.
There were most likely more homeless people outside the stadium than Rams fans in LA. Maybe they could’ve given them tickets to the NFC Championship game to fill the stands with Rams colors finally.
Mandatory Credit: Fox News 11