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The problem with the Times’ coverage of the mayoral race…

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…can be found in the dichotomy of opinion between Adam Smith’s and Cristina Silva’s reporting from last night’s mayoral forum.

Smith, the veteran reporter, tweeted last night: “Frustrating watching SP mayor forums. 8 bright to vry bright cands, nobody rlly stnding out or saying anything unpredictable. Adds up 2 mush.” On the other hand, Silva writes the article “St. Petersburg mayoral candidates dig into substantive issues.”

So which is it…mush or substantive?

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