Thursday, January 13, 2005

What You Are Missing

Apparently in Syracuse the reporters really like to dig into a story and inform the public about their government. If you want to read about the Great Pataki Canal Giveaway Scandal and see transcripts of e-mails of Pataki's Director of Communications Lisa Stoll referring to Alan Hevesi as an asshole (or a fuck, they bleeped the actually expletive so you have to use your imagination) you won't find that in the Times Union.

Perhaps this e-mail transcript (from Thruway Authority Spokesmen Terry O'Brien) explains why:

When only a few newspapers picked up the administration's carefully crafted spin, the authority's spokesman Terry O'Brien wrote, "Frankly TU (the Albany Times Union) and AP were the best of the lot. The rest were absolute crap."

So, The Times Union faithfully picked up the "administration's carefully crafted spin". All The Spin That's Fit to Print.

Much credit to Michelle Breidenbach for writing this story for the Syracuse Post Standard.

Read it here because you won't find it in Albany.