On the drawback of Patrick Manteiga’s La Gaceta

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I am an avid reader of La Gaceta, the tri-lingual newspaper published by Patrick Manteiga, whose columns are always chock full of interesting tidbits. But if the newspaper has one drawback, it’s that it is put out just once a week without a fully-functioning website on which stories could be updated.

Like this week’s “As We Heard It” column from Manteiga, in which Manteiga writes, “It’s looking like Florida CFO Jeff Atwater will be named as Florida Atlantic University’s President. That will give Governor Rick Scott an opportunity to appoiunt a successor CFO who would then need to run for re-election.”

That was on the front page of the edition of La Gaceta delivered on Friday. However, by Saturday, Manteiga’s column was old news. And it will stay old news until the next edition of La Gaceta is published on Thursday. 

Blogs like this one are often criticized for being too fast with their pronouncements. Well, the opposite is sometimes true for newspapers that end up being lapped by the events of the day.




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.