Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that he has appointed Alex Comisar to be a press secretary for his administration. Maybe Sean Spicer could learn something from the new mayor’s aide.

The move came Tuesday, the same day that the more famous press secretary — Sean Spicer in President Trump’s White House — created a furor over comparing Hitler to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and wrongly said Hitler never used chemical weapons during World War II or against his own people.

Spicer apparently fogot about sending German Jews to concentration camp gas chambers. Spicer later issued an apology.

But Garcetti’s new guy probably won’t have to answer many questions about international issues, unless the mayor heads to another country for trade talks of 2024 Olympic discussions.

Comisar has been a member of Garcetti’s communications team since 2015. He replaces Carl Marziali, who stepped down from his role a few weeks ago to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

“Alex’s irrepressible work ethic and range of experience have been valuable assets to my administration,” Garcetti said. “I know that he will do an excellent job of communicating my agenda with the media and people of Los Angeles.”

Comisar will work alongside George Kivork, who is also a press secretary for Garcetti.

Prior to joining the Garcetti administration, Comisar worked as a public affairs and media relations consultant.

“It’s been an honor to serve this administration during such an important moment for Los Angeles,” Comisar said. “I’m grateful to Mayor Garcetti for the opportunity to play this integral role in helping move his vision forward for our city.”

—City News Service

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