Latest shot in the local media wars: John Georges, who bought The Advocate earlier this year, said in a "Business to Breakfast" speech at Louisiana State University that his paper would ultimately prevail over The Times-PIcayune because The New Orleans Advocate is locally owned and "their paper is all about the Kardashians and Hollywood. People want real journalism."
This went over about as well as one might expect in The Times-PIcayune newsroom. Food and drinks writer Todd Price noted on Twitter that Georges seemed to be dissing his paper's arts and entertainment staff: "Morale must be high among entertainment writers of a certain publication."
A quick search for the word "Kardashian" came up with 56 hits on The Advocate website and 432 on Nola.com, the web portal for The Times-PIcayune — neither of which seems terribly Kardashian-obsessive. Gambit's website returned 16 results, most of which had to do with the brief romance between the reality TV ubiquity Kim Kardashian and former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. — KEVIN ALLMAN