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Media Sleeps Again While Bloggers Do their Jobs for Them

October 16th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

The 24th State blog has been doing great follow up work on a story we brought to your attention a few weeks back on the collaboration between the Carnahan Family controlled FiredUp Missouri blog and the Secretary of State’s office.

You would think these revelations would make at least one reporter in a major newsroom in this state have SOME curiosity about the shenanigans going on in Robin Carnahan’s official office. But instead, we get first lady of California cell phonegate stories. Pathetic!

Here are the facts:

On July 24th, around 12:30, an associate of James Harris, the head of Show Me Better Courts, delivered a letter to the Secretary of State’s office.  The letter was stamped as officially received at 1:42 p.m.

At 2:29 p.m. on that day, a senior counsel received an email stating the scanned image of her document was ready.  She proceeded to forward that scanned letter by email to two people who had open records requests, one at 2:30 p.m., and one at 2:44 p.m.  The only official records found in my Sunshine Request showed the document finished being scanned at 2:29 p.m., and then forwarded.  Everything seems to be in order.  But it’s not.

At 1:57 p.m. on the same day, An author on the FiredUpMissouri website, “patriot,” published a blogpost attacking Show Me Better Courts, an organization working to change how we select judges.  On that post, a document was uploaded to the FiredUpMissouri servers, and another version of that document was uploaded to Scribd, a document viewing site.  The post went live at 1:57 p.m, and the Scribed version was added later. Read more…

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Robin ACORNahan?

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