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Shame on the Capital Times

As I, on the morning of August 21st, look at the Top 5, only one article is not written by a Capital Times staff.

There is an article on the Edgerton murder, 911 center improvements, Bassett Neighborhood, and cancer survivors reaction to John Edwards. All of these articles were written by local Capital Times reporters.

Why is it then that the lead story about Ralph Nader is an Associated Press hack job. AP refers to a local Nader volunteer, Briana Nestle, discussing the signature collection process. Why is it that an international corporation sees this as news, but our local paper does not.

I thought the big argument for the Capital Times going online was more local news stories. Thus far that has not been the case.

The good news is Nader is not going anywhere. The Capital Times will have another opportunity on September 5, 2008 to do a local news story on the Nader campaign. I do hope that I hear about this Nader for President Rally from Madison’s own Capital Times, rather than an international news corporation like the Associated Press.

Sept. 5th, 7:30 pm
Nader for President 2008 Rally
Orpheum Theatre
216 State St.
Madison, WI 53703
608) 215-1342
Contribution: $10/$5 student