Saturday, September 10, 2005

WaPo, STrib, and Editing

National Review's Media Blog caught the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an interesting edit:

I noticed it was edited/shortened because Sean Hannity was reading from it and when he reached what I had as the last paragraph he continued on with information not in the Star Tribune version of the article. The Star Tribune ends with this;
"We've been hollering about funding for years, but everyone would say: There goes Louisiana again, asking for more money," said former Democratic senator John Breaux. "We've had some powerful people in powerful places, but we never got what we needed."
But the WaPo version continues with this;
That may be true. But those powerful people — including former senators Breaux, Johnston and Russell Long, as well as former House committee chairmen Robert Livingston and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin — did get quite a bit of what they wanted. And the current delegation — led by Landrieu and GOP Sen. David Vitter — has continued that tradition.
Interesting choice on where to end the article...

Interesting that the Strib would cut it off to make it look like Louisiana got shortchanged? From what I know about the Strib, that's actually pretty predictable.

Washington Post story here. Star Tribune story here.

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