Above, today's Washington Post front page column one story about the Mayor of Washington, D.C.'s 2010 campaign having used over $650,000 in illegal and undisclosed funds from a city contractor: Guilty plea in District scheme.
What's THAT story about asks the snoozing and sleepwalking South Florida news media...
who sleep on stories about unethical government and corruption much closer to home.
For the first time all year, the Miami Herald has finally posted something about this ongoing story about public corruption on a large scale in an important American city.
As it happens, the nation's capital.
It was a nicely-done wire story by the AP's Ben Nuckols.
Last night at 9:54 pm.
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So, where were all the previous articles or essays in print this year about this story that led up to this courtroom drama yesterday? Yes, the predicate!
And so it goes at One Herald Plaza...
The Sun-Sentinel has done...well, they posted the same AP story above 44 minutes before the Herald, but had nothing in print all year about it, either, and certainly nothing to brag about.
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Folks, that's how real news is "reported " where we live in South Florida in the year 2012.
The Washington Post
Vast ‘shadow campaign’ said to have aided Gray in 2010
By Mike DeBonis and Nikita Stewart
Published: July 10, 2012
A secret $653,000 effort funded by one of the District government’s most prominent contractors corrupted the 2010 mayoral race and helped Vincent C. Gray get elected, the city’s top federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said the well-funded, well-equipped “shadow campaign” went to work for Gray but was not reported to campaign-finance authorities or disclosed to the voting public.
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