Less than a dozen people actually care which one of the St. Pete mayoral candidates would be featured in the Sunday edition of the St. Petersburg Times — the edition with the broader distribution than the rest of the week’s. But I do care because my guy is not in the Sunday edition, instead it was Scott Wagman. Is it a coincidence that the article was written by Adam Smith, who, in the past, has been in the bag for Wag’s wagger Mitch Kates? I don’t think so.
I just want to know how this order was determined. Certainly it wasn’t done by alphabetical order. Why did the editors skip a day other than to allow Wag’s to run on Sunday. If I’m Deveron Gibbons, I’d like to know why I got dumped into Saturday, especially when it’s likely that second-tier candidates Congemi, Haak and Russ will get weekday runs.
Don’t tell me the Times doesn’t play favorites. I’m just surprised they tipped their hand this early.