Once again the local daily missed the boat on news with national ramifications in this election year.
On Oct. 9 the Wall Street Journal ran this story:
On Oct. 15, a full six days or almost one week later, The Blade gets around to running this:
Even better is that a week after Ms. Van Ness had her comments published in WSJ, The Blade wrote that she " couldn't be reached for this story..." and goes on to point out that " the irony of her situation was featured in the Wall Street Journal last week..."
Irony abounds! Are we to believe that the editors and reporters at The Blade don't stay tuned to the national media to ensure their readers that no Toledo story goes unreported? Or is this possibly too much real work for them when they are constantly on the lookout for the latest heavy story on dogs or buildings.
Sadly this is what passes for informed local coverage in Toledo's self-admitted newspaper of record, while news media in other locales are reinventing themselves with a brand called "hyper local reporting".
No wonder voters who don't spend serious time on the internet getting informed on the issues will go to the polls unarmed if they only stick with the local daily.