We’re not “vibrant”? What a bummer.
Among the gems in Monday’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) data dump was a look at the “Orlando Media Market,” in which yours truly gets a mention.
Hacker (or hacking collective) Guccifer 2.0 posted “DCCC internal docs on primaries in Florida” on his/their/its blog.
It mentioned the 7th Congressional District seat, held by Republican incumbent John Mica. The DCCC tried persuading Democrats Susannah Randolph and Bob Poe to move to the district, according to the document.
Committee documents describe Orlando’s “print environment (as a) real challenge.”
The “Orlando Sentinel (is) the most vital print paper in the district,” it says.
“The Sentinel political reporters/editors have made clear they have no interest in covering hits from political parties, citing time and capacity. They have also given the impression of an unwillingness to say anything negative about John Mica in their original reporting.”
Good thing there’s Scott Powers, blogger extraordinaire for FloridaPolitics.com and Orlando Rising!
“Former Orlando Sentinel political reporter Powers, who now writes for Florida Politics, is a secondary option for press opportunities,” the leaked doc says.
Oh wait, we’re No. 2? Boo.
And there’s a caveat (isn’t there always?).
“Though he works for a Republican consultant-owned online newspaper (who could that be??), he is fair and wants to make this blog viable and (a) prominent online presence.”
But we’re deadwood compared to TELEVISION!
“The TV side is more vibrant. The reporters are highly sophisticated and aggressive.”