If I owned the Tallahassee Democrat – The “That’s what I’m talking about” edition

burlew, jeff

That’s what I am talking about!

I have been getting a fair share of grief as well as attaboys for my recent “If I owned the Tallahassee Democrat” posts.

My point has been that, other than Noles news, the Democrat is generally not breaking company town news. It ignores the intrigue and seems to be ignoring a large sector of its community. And when it does have something newsworthy to politicos, it kind of dials it in like, they it with the retirement of Willie Meggs. No perspective, no look back, no nothing, just a simple interview. Yawn.

This is the capital newspaper and sometimes it’s really really hard to even know that Tallahassee is actually the capital of the fourth – uh, third – largest state in the nation. At least you might miss that if you only read the Democrat. My point has been I really am rooting for the newspaper but it kind of sucks sometimes.

And yes, I had more than my share of fun about the edgy goldfish story

But today is a day to rejoice.

All-around good guy and competent reporter Jeff Burlew posted up a pretty good shot with his “Troopers fired, forced to retire” story.

Company town story. Check.

TDO owns it. Check.

Well done. Well-written and very interesting.

That’s what I am talking about!

OK, Democrat’ers, lets keep it coming.

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


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