As David blogged here, John McIntire was the first to break a long-standing rumor that Mayor Luke Ravenstahl had had a run-in with the police at Heinz Field that normally would have resulted in an arrest. McIntire printed the story on his blog, MacYapper, yesterday and all hell is breaking loose today.
Let me first say that I had heard this rumor prior to seeing it at MacYapper and had heard that at least one local TV station was working on the story. However, having heard it only from one source (and not a direct one at that) and having no other backup on it, I was not prepared to post anything until I had more on it.
That is not meant to be any dig at John. I am quite certain that he has more sources and resources than me (and hasn't been confined to a sick bed for the past two months) and felt more confident in publishing the story.
Now that we've taken care of the blogger ethics part...
The Post-Gazette has already published Luke's account here.
Both KDKA and WTAE will cover today.
According to McIntire, John himself was interviewed by Bob Mayo for the WTAE piece.
Oddly enough, before Mac broke this, I had heard it was WPXI who was working on breaking the story. Will they cover it tonight?
Will it have legs?