Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Which paper's doing a better job of covering politics?

A group of Republicans met today in the first major debate of the GOP primary for governor. Let's see how the local press covered the event.

Sun-Times: GOP hopefuls rail against gov
BY DEANNA BELLANDI ASSOCIATED PRESS

A quartet of Republicans running for governor unleashed a river of complaints about Gov. Rod Blagojevich's stewardship of the Illinois economy Wednesday night but offered only vague proposals for turning things around.

They repeatedly talked about cutting taxes without explaining how they would replace the lost revenue. They promised to cut government spending but offered few examples of programs they would eliminate.


Tribune: GOP gubernatorial hopefuls rail against Blagojevich
By DEANNA BELLANDI, The Associated Press

NAPERVILLE -- A quartet of Republicans running for governor unleashed a river of complaints about Gov. Rod Blagojevich's stewardship of the Illinois economy Wednesday night but offered only vague proposals for turning things around.

They repeatedly talked about cutting taxes without explaining how they would replace the lost revenue. They promised to cut government spending but offered few examples of programs they would eliminate.


Daily Herald: Public gets to size up GOP field of four
By Eric Krol, Daily Herald Political Writer

The Republican governor candidates clashed on a no-new-taxes pledge but rarely with each other during their first debate Wednesday night in Naperville.

And instead of offering a heavy dose of specifics, each of the four major GOP would-be chief executives tried to establish the personalities and hooks they hope will propel them to victory in the March 21 primary — and into a one-on-one tussle with Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the most frequent target of their ire.


So, which paper would you say is doing a better job of getting its own people to file reports on the race for governor? Just asking.

UPDATE: The Tribune did post its own story at 10:15 p.m., which you'll see if you hit the link. So, basically, in the battle of Internet updates, in this round, the Herald wins by a couple of hours. In the newspaper business, faster may not necessarily be better, but posting the same exact story as the competition isn't an award-winning move either.

1 Comments:

Blogger art attack said...

We really should end up comparing what is in their print editions. I know this is the internets we are living in and that is what it is but these traditional media outlets still live and die with dead trees.

I checked the Sun Times this morning and it is on page 20, 3/4 page article with the headline: GOP canditates bash Blagojevich. picture of all four canditates included.

I also checked the Red Eye and nada. Which doesn't surprise me since Paris Hilton was not there to add to the debate.

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