What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 12, 2010

Speaking of My Friends at The Trib...

Vice President Joe Biden was in town yesterday.

Something very subtle and interesting happened in the coverage. First the set-up from Early Returns 2.0:
The White House, divvying up the pool duty today, has the Trib's Mike Wereschagin providing color from this evening's reception with Vice President Joe Biden stumping for gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato...
Then the P-G quotes the press pool story that Mike wrote.

He also wrote (not surprisingly) the Trib's coverage of the same event.

Reading both, I noticed some differences in the coverage. From the press pool:
On anonymous donors and the post-Citizens United fundraising landscape: “You don’t know where it’s coming from, but you know where it’s coming from. It’s coming from some of the biggest interests – the Mellon Scaife types of the world. Folks, these guys are playing for keeps. These guys are playing for keeps because they know we mean what we say, and we want to put the middle class back in the driver’s seat.” [Emphasis added.]
Try as I might, I just can't seem to find anything even remotely similar in the Trib' coverage.

I guess my good friends at the Trib didn't think that was an important enough detail to include in Richard Mellon Scaife's newspaper.

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