Too Little, Too Late

The Miami Herald did something weird this weekend. After weeks of totally ignoring the story about the homeless people forced to live under a bridge because they are sex offenders who are barred from living in the housing they might afford, the Herald finally published something about it. The story was first exposed by the New Times, the local alternative weekly (see How Can We Tolerate This? and Bridge to Nowhere) about a month ago. This weekend the Herald finally published something — the AP version of a national story. And nowhere does the Herald mention that it was scooped weeks ago by its local rival. [Note: above edited for clarity.]

I presume the Herald ran the AP piece since it was running nationally. But that doesn't explain the shameful total lack of interest for an entire month. Surely the Herald ought to have someone on this story?

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