Monday, January 20, 2014

Tampa Bay Times only major newspaper in Florida without tribute to MLK on its front page - SaintPetersBlog

Oops! Peter Schorsch of the SaintPetersBlog points out that the Tampa Bay Times offers no recognition of the MLK holiday on its front page. All other major Florida papers have stories highlighting Dr. King's life and leadership. It does have a story about recognizing Union soldiers who lost a Civil War battle in Florida. What were they thinking? Here's what Mr. Schorsch says, click title for link to article.
The Tampa Bay Times was the only major newspaper in Florida today without a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on its front page.
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But on the front of the Tampa Bay Times, regarded as one of the most progressive newspapers in the South, the story which dominates is about a USF medical student who turns her “passion for medicine and performing into a fundraiser for the student-run free clinic.” There are also stories about Edward Snowden and the debate over in-state tuition rates for undocumented students. Just no MLK.