Monday, June 30, 2014

Newspapers or Press Release Organs?

Tomorrow's St. Augustine Record (and today's Record online) finally carries the news we shared with you last week -- Carlos Eduardo Mendoza was confirmed as a U.S. District Court Judge by the U.S. Senate last week by vote of 94-0. The story, like that in Historic City News, was based on a press release, with no original reporting.
Omitted from the Record's and Historic City News' website stories was any mention that Senate Republicans blocked the nomination, requiring cloture to be invoked by vote of 53-31. We brought you the news. Six days ago. Gang Journalists did not. Why?

You tell me.

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