Someone should explain why the editors at the Los Angeles Times are so inept that one man – Patterico – can make fools out of them again and again. This instance — asserting (for their soporific ideological purposes) in their editorial that there were thirteen 5-4 decisions during the Supreme Court’s last term when there were twenty-four — is a particular eye-roller. Does the LAT have a secret wish to marginalize itself more than it already is? What the paper needs more than anything is a little competition. That the nation’s second largest city only has one significant daily is pathetic. Maybe the Chicago Tribune Company, owners of the LAT, should bring back the old LA Herald Examiner themselves. That might wake the subscriber-hemmorhaging LAT from their prolonged snooze.