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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of Daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/28)

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I’m not the only blog-reporter upset with the St. Petersburg Times and the way it interacts with the online community.  Last week, I shared a drink at St. Pete Brasserie with Elizabeth Dougherty of Eat St. Pete and Brian Bailey of I Love the ‘burg.  Both talked about something I have complained about for over a year: The Times‘ blatant thievery of scoops and stories that begin in the blogosphere. Dougherty specifically mentioned how the Times’ food writers made no…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/28)

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

I’m not the only blog-reporter upset with the St. Petersburg Times and the way it interacts with the online community.  Last week, I shared a drink at St. Pete Brasserie with Elizabeth Dougherty of Eat St. Pete and Brian Bailey of I Love the ‘burg.  Both talked about something I have complained about for over a year: The Times‘ blatant thievery of scoops and stories that begin in the blogosphere. Dougherty specifically mentioned how the Times’ food writers made no…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

As I have said many times before, it is not always what’s reported that’s important, it’s also what’s not reported that really matters. Case in point is Jeff Greene.  He should be topic number one for the political reporters at the Times.  In fact, Adam Smith and Co. should be writing this extended profile about Greene, not the Washington Post. But it’s almost as if Greene is getting, if not a pass, a chance to truly compete against Kendrick Meek.…

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