Saturday, November 22, 2008

St. Petersburg Times quite liberal back in the day.

Media: All you need to know about the sorry state of Media in Florida goes back decades.

The St. Petersburg Times newsroom was in controlled pandemonium. I don’t recall whether I handled any assassination copy that day; more likely, I was editing state and local news.

But I was standing at the teletype when the first flash came in that a suspected Marxist, Lee Harvey Oswald, was being held in connection with the shooting. Times Publisher Nelson Poynter was standing nearby when I announced that.

His face fell.

"Oh, no," he said. "I was hoping it would be a right-winger."

Liberals always thinking of image before anything else.

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