Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Small rant on inaccurate journalism

So, I was browsing through CNN.com, when I came across a story on internal documents regarding former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's presidential campaign (snippet of story below). The story goes on to say that one idea raised in the document is to have Romney give a speech at George H.W. Bush's presidential library, which is located outside of Houston. I don't know if that's CNN or the document who missed this fact. Bush 41's library is in College Station people! On the campus of Texas A&M! Certainly College Station is "outside of Houston" but it is not part of the Houston metropolitan area. It can be considered "outside of Houston" the way Dallas is outside of Houston or for that matter Los Angeles is outside of Houston. What a sad day for accurate reporting.

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The document appears to raise the possibility of Romney speaking at the presidential library of Bush's father, George H.W. Bush. It is located outside Houston, the same city where Kennedy delivered his speech.

The blueprint, dated December 11, was drafted in part by Alex Castellanos, Romney's media adviser. It is similar to one for GOP rival Rudy Giuliani that was recently obtained and published by the New York Daily News.

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