How bad is the Tribune-Review? Not just inept, but inexplicably pathetic.
Wildly successful inheritor Richard Scaife wastes millions on a faux newspaper for no apparent reason other than to snipe at liberals and Democrats, yet the Tribune-Review is ignoring a hundred arrests of innocent college students consequent to a Democratic city administration's transformation of a university campus into a police state (left; photograph by Allison Joyce). The Pitt News, meanwhile, provided minute-by-minute updates, using Twitter to supplement website coverage.
The New York Times had a report of the police conduct and arrests published by 2 a.m. The Trib? Still snoozing eight hours later.
For Pitt News journalists nearing graduation: Don't even think about sending a resume to the Trib. It would be a demotion.
UPDATE: Agent Ska surveils incompetent local media.
UPPERDATE: The Trib published a story -- and, of course, labeled it "breaking news" -- at 12:26 p.m. I assume it's just a rewrite of the Pitt News reports. CORRECTION: It is unusually well-written.
UPPERERDATE: Disturbing reports suggest police targeted journalists, confiscating or destroying cameras or digital images, arresting several (two from Pitt News, one from P-G), gassing others (including several from Pitt News, Dennis Roddy of P-G).
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