Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Days Later, Star-Ad Finally Catches Up with News

“The news broke last week, but what’s the rush?” seems to be the operating philosophy at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, now that Honolulu's only daily newspaper doesn't have to worry about getting beat by the competition. Back in May, the Honolulu Advertiser used fairly large headlines above a story covering accusations that the City had violated State procurement laws in awarding contracts on the Honolulu rail project.

The State office that passes judgment on such things issued a memo on August 4th clearing the City of those allegations, and the City put out a press release two days later noting same.

The Star-Ad finally gets around to covering the clearance in today’s edition. As we said last Saturday at Yes2Rail, “and so it goes” in this virtually competition-less town where the surviving entity appears to have no urgency in clearing up accusations it originally trumpeted.

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