Catfight! The venerable Lucy Morgan takes a shot at Sunshine State News' Nancy Smith

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This whole Rick Scott vs. The Media roogoodoo gets better by the moment…

The latest dust-up is a column from Pulitzer Prize winner Lucy Morgan who, while taking on Scott’s inaccessibility, takes a swing at the new media, dissing Sunshine State News’ Nancy Smith:

The governor summoned Nancy Smith, editor of a Web news site called Sunshine State News, an organization that will not disclose the identity of its owners. Some have suggested the governor himself may have an interest in it since it was created just a year ago as he got ready to launch a campaign. He denies any ownership interest.

She entered the mansion advising reporters that she was not there to provide a pool report but as a guest of the governor. Guess what happened?

Four days after the event Smith published a column describing the governor as “utterly charming” and a “hero.” She also criticized the press corps

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