Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Springfield News-Leader: It's not news until someone tells us about it

The Springfield News-Leader "broke" the news Tuesday that Councilman Doug Burlison lost his civil suit against the Springfield School District and misled its readers with this passage:

U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr found in favor of the district and sheriff’s office “on all counts.” The judgment was entered Jan. 25 and made public Monday.

Yes, the News-Leader found out and published the story on Jan. 31. Anyone who reads The Turner Report knew about it five days earlier. The decision was posted on the U. S. District Court website Jan. 25. It just took the News-Leader a while to find out about it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's why I prefer to call them the "Olds-Trailer". If it requires good journalism and/or some investigation, they always seem to miss the boat.