Getting the DonorGate memo late

Houston’s daily paper belatedly discovers a Houston business is mixed up in a Houston lawsuit involving Norm Coleman.

This appears to be the Houston Chronicle’s first story on the subject … six weeks after the news broke pretty much everywhere.

Say what you will about our local media, they’d have never missed something like this.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Lynnell Mickelsen on 12/11/2008 - 09:58 pm.

    I don’t want to begrudge kudos to our besieged local media, but……..

    a)given their slim reporting staffs, do you really think our local media would dive deep into civil suit involving Sen. John Cornyn and a Minneapolis firm?

    b)alas, our local media missed the Larry Craig arrest in Twin Cities airport bathroom story. Sen. Craig was arrested June 11th, 2007 pled guilty to a lesser charge on August 8th and the story was broken by the D.C.Capital Hill newspaper “Roll Call” on August 27th.

  2. Submitted by David Brauer on 12/11/2008 - 11:03 pm.

    I’ll stick up for the home folks:

    1. I don’t claim the locals would dig deep on Cornyn – though I suspect they would if on the Minneapolis firm – but at the VERY least, they would report the basics when it broke.

    2. Yes, the locals got scooped on Craig’s bathroom escapade. But again, I’m not faulting the Chronicle for getting beat – I’m faulting them for not running anything until six weeks after the fact.

  3. Submitted by Lynnell Mickelsen on 12/12/2008 - 08:57 am.

    RE: 1) You’re right, David. And it’s not like the Houston Chronicle had to break the story…… was being covered by the Minneapolis press, so all the Chronicle had to do was add their own local reporting and it shouldn’t have taken six weeks.

    Sooo, can we say it? Can we? Can we? “Houston, we have a problem…….”

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