SPJLA Mixer: Freedom of the Press & Russian Intrigue at Molly Malone’s!
Last night, Capt’n Max, Abe Bonobo and I ventured out of the Garden of Bonoboville to attend an SPJLA (Greater Los Angeles chapter of SPJ, the Society of Professional Journalists) “mega-mixer” at Molly Malone’s. We guzzled Guinness, gobbled BLTs and shared The Bonobo Way with fun-loving “media elites” from the LA Times, Associated Press, Huffington Post, the Jewish Journal, Random Lengths News and NBC-TV.
We even managed to create a bit of our own “fake news” by engaging in some impromptu collusion with sultry Russian agent Olga Grigoryants, attempting to arrange an exchange of damaging information on Trump’s golden shower for adopting a couple of adorable orphans named Stolichnaya and Beluga, as well as a solemn promise that we will never again have to watch that horrible Emin-Trump Russian Miss Universe music video. I wouldn’t reveal this sensitive info, but our meeting was recorded by the SIA (Selfie Intelligence Agency).
However, the conversation “really went nowhere.”
Just kidding, of course; Olga is a reporter, writing for Reuters and the LA Business Journal, among other publications, and she doesn’t work for the Russian government. Then again, if she did, would she tell you?
“Fake news” aside, the mixer was a nice opportunity to connect with journalists, fellow media folks and “sources” through SPJ, “the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization,” founded in 1909. We in Bonoboville extend our sincere support (no joke!) to SPJ which “works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.” This is especially important in these turbulent times when “freedom of speech and press” are under “unpresidented” attack from the highest office in the land.
#GoBonobos for SPJLA!
© July 12, 2017. Susan Block, Ph.D., a.k.a. “Dr. Suzy,” is a world renowned LA sex therapist, author of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure and horny housewife, occasionally seen on HBO and other channels. For speaking engagements, call 310-568-0066.