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Political Whore leaving Creative Loafing

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore: After nearly five years of documenting the inside story of Tampa Bay and Florida politics, my time here is coming to a close. I have accepted a yearlong appointment as the Freedom Forum Visiting Professional at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, where I am teaching four sections of investigative journalism and editing this fall. For the past four years, I have worked to complete a Master of Arts degree in Mass…

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Wayne Garcia says I am a ‘one-man election wrecking crew’ — I can’t say he’s wrong

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore, who has wasted almost as much time writing about the All-American City Awards as he has the St. Petersburg mayoral race and who has shown a definitive bias for Scott Wagman’s campaign, lists me as one of five reasons why the election is not connecting with voters: Former PoHo contributing blogger Schorsch should have been nowhere near the city of St. Petersburg election. After all, his arrest a few years back on charges of ripping…

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Angela Rouson drops in on PoHo

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore: Angela Rouson stepped into the Creative Loafing recording studio this week to discuss her campaign for St. Petersburg City Council in District 5, against fellow newcomers Steve Kornell and retired police officer Joe Smith. Yes, she’s the wife of powerhouse (and controversial) African American politician Darryl Rouson; but she came off as her own person — bright, articulate, well-informed and passionate — in her recent Suncoast Tiger Bay Club event, and she likewise was engaging…

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Video: Creative Loafing hangs out a shingle on Craig’s List but now the ad is missing

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With the threat of imminent death that haunts all print media these days, it should not come as surprise that Creative Loafing is using a free service to advertise for writing positions that offer little or no pay. Or as Creative Loafing puts it: “Let me re-iterate again for those of you who may be under the understanding that we are currently hiring staff — we are not. This is not a paid “job”…and there is a MODEST pay model…

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Creative Loafing’s slurping of Scott Wagman — and its downward spiral in general

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Last week, Political Whore Wayne Garcia and I got into a minor scrape over my accusation of a bias by Creative Loafing for St. Petesburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman, whose political consultant is the domestic partner of CL editor David Warner. My accusation began as just a gentle nudge; I left this comment at the end of a story about Wagman receiving Sierra Club’s endorsement: “Lots of stories about Wagman from the paper edited by his consultant’s partner.” Garcia unloaded…

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New widgets for StPB, PoHo, BayBuzz

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If you scroll along the right side of my blog, you’ll see that I’ve added a few new widgets to help you receive the latest news from Saint Petersblog, as well as Wayne Garcia’s Political Whore and The St. Petersburg Times’ Bay Buzz blog. You can add these widgets to your blog simply by clicking on the “Get Widget” button found on the bottom of the widgets. I designed them using Widgetbox. Hope they help.

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Schorsched earth

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From Wayne Garcia: Maybe it is a sign of the tolerant times that a high-profile campaign volunteer for a St. Petersburg mayoral candidate can get away with calling the hometown daily “a cunt of a newspaper,” or maybe it is a comment on the state of the news media. Either way, consultant Peter Schorsch appears to have gotten away with it, while at the same time declaring that he will no longer post comments on the St. Petersburg Times Bay…

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