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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Afternoon Read: Two Journalists, One Story

Posted by on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Deadspin has an entertaining story up about how two reporters for two different newspapers, hoping to get an interesting angle on Super Bowl coverage, ended up not only writing the same story, but interviewing the same person 10 minutes apart and staging the exact same emotional photo op with her.

After the two had filed their pieces, the competition between the reporters became a competition between editors. Each story was slotted to run as a long feature in the Sunday papers. Knowing this, the Washington Post bumped up Babb's story to Friday. The Buffalo News did one better—a short version of its story, with video of Priscilla visiting her son's grave, went online Wednesday night. (The full story ran Sunday.) So Priscilla Lollar's second visit to her son's grave was published ahead of the account of her first visit to her son's grave—a sort of metaphysical scoop.


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Fnarf 1
And in the meantime, while these reporters are clusterfucking in this poor woman's living room, the man who killed her son is all set to pick up the last of his many, many million-dollar checks. Well, aside from the pension and stuff.
Posted by Fnarf on January 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
Geocrackr 2
Just when I'd managed to almost forget "Two Girls, One Cup"...
Posted by Geocrackr on January 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Meanwhile, in the real world, they snuck the outsourcing of 240,000 additional US high tech jobs into the immigration bill, figuring you'd all be too distracted by the SuperBowl to pay attention.

Hey, you don't need wage increases or more jobs, you're Americans, and you're suffering under a higher student loan debt load than rich people owe on their credit cards, right?

Now watch this cute kitten go after this string ...
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 29, 2013 at 3:19 PM · Report this
"'All in the game', he said"
Posted by DVNODVNO on January 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM · Report this
The thing I don't get about the Ray Lewis story is how, despite Lewis and his two friends being charged and tried for their respective crimes, everyone still a) thinks Ray Lewis killed the victims, b) calls the case unsolved, and c) ignores that the men who were charged with the killings were acquitted because it was self defense. How does this disconnect happen?
Posted by i don't know on January 30, 2013 at 7:46 AM · Report this

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