10 News Reginald Roundtree is pissed!

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While I appreciate the sentiment, is it appropriate for WTSP 10 News’ Reginald Roundtree to post on his Facebook page that “somebody is making money on the deal” to carve Florida Polytechnic University out of the University of South Florida.

It’s as if Roundtree is suggesting there is some sort of corruption involved in this legislation, which I disagree with, but have not seen reporting to suggest ‘someone is getting paid.’

I’ve written previously of 10 News’ zealous reporting of the proposed budget cuts to USF. Then, as now, I do not disagree with the, um, enthusiasm of the reporting, I’m just not sure it’s what one expects from a traditional journalist.

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