ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE 10 MONTHS TOO LATE ON STORY ABOUT GIF SHENANIGANS - CALLED OUT BY ARKANSAS TIMES FOR FAILURE TO CREDIT BGA BLOG PUBLISHER
|MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR A NAME CHANGE FOR THE PAPER|
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ran a story by their top notch investigative reporter, Lisa Hammersly, on the front page Sunday.
The paper made it seem like Hammersly rooted out previously unknown shenanigans in the sketchy GIF pork barrel program. Wrong.
We posted the same information, with documents, back on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
You can read our full investigative post by clicking here.
We were pleasantly surprised to see the Arkansas Times point out that the information that top-notch investigative reporter Linda Hammersly was staking claim to uncovering had actually been uncovered 10 months before by this blog and noted in stories by the Arkansas Times.
Brantley also said this:
Perhaps Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporters should follow our blogs so they can keep on top of breaking investigative stories.