A difference between Sayfie Review and SaintPetersBlog…

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Even though it’s the day after Easter, it’s still the perfect time to stoke the never-ending rivalry between the Sayfie Review and SaintPetersBlog.

Want to know one of the differences between SR and SPB? It lies in the fact that SR is and always will be an aggregator, while SPB is a content creator. Case in point is how we each handled recent, less-than-flattering stories about our respective ex-bosses.

It’s well-known that Justin Sayfie is an ex-Bush staffer and is still a keeper of the flame for Jeb! folks everywhere. I, of course, am a well-documented acolyte of Charlie Crist.

In the New York Times today, there is a comprehensive look into Bush’s efforts to capitalize on his resume and reputation in order to make money after he left office.

“The path from public service to private riches is well trodden by politicians of both parties,” reads the story. “But, even by that measure, Mr. Bush took an aggressive and expansive approach to making money.”

If you were looking for a link to the New York Times piece on SayfieReview.com, good luck. It’s not there. Which is odd, because in recent months, as speculation about Bush’s presidential ambitions have ramped up, there have been more and more links to national stories about said ramping up on SayfieReview.com.

That is, unless the report takes away momentum to said ramping up, as today’s story in the New York Times does.

Now, I can’t and won’t report on every negative column or story about Charlie Crist on my blog — that’s what Sunshine State News is for! I’m not going to waste my or my readers’ time highlighting some inane press release from the brain-dead comms shop at the Republican Party of Florida.

I’ve also never pretend that SaintPetersBlog is balanced or comprehensive.

However, in Sunburn — my morning email about what’s hot in Florida politics — I attempt to be balanced and comprehensive and so I include as many negative stories about Charlie Crist as I do positive ones. In fact, I don’t even have to make that editorial judgment. I just include the stories that are driving the day, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Moreover and more important, SaintPetersBlog broke the news last week about another staffer leaving the Crist campaign. Doing so created a one- or two-day news cycle the Crist campaign would have preferred not to deal with, but I wasn’t not going to sit on a story just because it would negatively impact my ex-boss.

And that’s one of the main differences between Sayfie Review and SaintPetersBlog.com

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.