|The Story||The Messenger runs a
front page story on the details of the proposed Doctor's Hospital in
Bridgeport after finding a web site detailing a $58 million bond sale.
The lead-in was: "Despite the fact that no one involved with the
[hospital] is willing to talk publicly about the project, virtually
everything you to need to know about the facility is available on [a
270 page document] on the Internet."
|News worthiness (1 to 5)
|The Spin||I think this is more of a story about: "We've got a nice
hospital in Decatur which we are very protective of so don't think we
won't dog you until you talk to us. We have a high speed connection, an
Adobe Acrobat reader, and we're not afraid to use it."
|The Story||Huge headline on the front page of
the Messenger: "Rep. King confronts pipeline problems."
|The Spin||A more important headline: "The Messenger has
apparently been overtaken by the Republican Party in a bloodless coup -
Members no longer need to pay for advertising." Please, for the love of
all things decent and pure, don't suck up to this guy.
|The Story||Sheriff David Walker publishes a
two page list of every registered sex offender in Wise County and every
media outlet in the metroplex descends on Decatur.
|The Spin||The man is a publicity machine. (And word is that Channel
11 will do a live interview of him on Tuesday morning.)
|The Story||Devon Energy contributes $122,392
to the Wise County United Way campaign.
|The Spin|| And that was just from change from the petty cash box.
|The Story||The city of Bridgeport receives a
"Main Street" designation (and no matter how hard I try, I have no idea
what that means.)
|The Spin||In a tragic end, those responsible
for the designation were run down by a 1984 Monte Carlo after standing
in the street for this picture.