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More trouble for April Sheffield

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Just as the story is breaking about April Sheffield’s multiple issues before the Florida Election Commission, another story is developing. Evidently, the origin of Sheffield’s problems with her first website stem from the fact that she did not pay the designer who built the site.  Saint Petersblog has obtained an e-mail from Nick Hinckley, the managing director of Realizing Media, LLC, which outlines how Sheffield stiffed his firm: A few months ago, I was contracted by the April Sheffield campaign…

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Now that Charlie Crist has hired second Michael Bloomberg staffer for major role in his campaign, is Times’ Adam Smith ready to admit he was wrong?

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Oh, the love-to-hate affair I have with the Times‘ Adam Smith! On one hand, I readily admit that he is the straw that stirs Florida’s political coverage.  On the other hand, he sure can be a stubborn son of a bitch, trapped in the trappings of old world journalism, which dictates that if it isn’t said to a reporter’s favored sources, well, then, dammit, it just didn’t happen. Back in May, I wrote about the secret negotiations taking place between…

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Now that Charlie Crist has hired second Michael Bloomberg staffer for major role in his campaign, is Times’ Adam Smith ready to admit he was wrong?

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Oh, the love-to-hate affair I have with the Times‘ Adam Smith! On one hand, I readily admit that he is the straw that stirs Florida’s political coverage.  On the other hand, he sure can be a stubborn son of a bitch, trapped in the trappings of old world journalism which dictates that if it isn’t said to a reporter’s favored sources, well, then, dammit, it just didn’t happen. Back in May, I wrote about the secret negotiations taking place between…

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Full list of 2010 Florida Netroots Award Winners

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As always Joy Reid steps in to fill a new media gap, this time posting the full list of award winners from this year’s Netroos Awards. Of course, Joy puts herself last on this list, so let me write it up here about how Reid won the award for Best National Blog, meaning if you are not reading her stuff, you are seriously missing out. On another note, thank you to Bella Brava and St. Pete Brasserie, the two dining…

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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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Is the St. Pete Times’ Sandra Gadsden cribbing from ILovetheBurg.com?

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Of the many useless tits-on-a-bull there are at the St. Petersburg Times, few are less useful (or is it more useless?) than Neighborhood Times editor Sandra Gadsden, who I believe regularly cribs — without attribution — from local blogs and websites. Like many Times writers, Gadsden avoids criticism for this practice by simply “re-reporting” a story she originally read on a blog or website.  Here’s how it works, the reporter reads on a local website about a club or restaurant…

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Saint Petersblog named Best Local Blog, winner of 3 other Netroots awards

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Okay, so there are times when we say that we are grateful or humbled and we really don’t mean it.  Just watch any awards show and you’ll see what I am talking about; some movie star saying they are grateful for this or that, when you can see right into their eyes that they are thinking, “Now, I never have to kiss up to the director to get the part.” Occasionally, however, genuine gratitude and humility can be found.  Maybe…

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