Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Maryland's newspaper, my ass.
I've been following news on both the census and same-sex marriage in The Baltimore Sun, and one crazy-making thing about "Maryland's newspaper" is that so many reporters observe a blackout on news from the D.C. suburbs, which include Maryland's two most populous counties. That blackout renders some of The Sun's reporting surreal, as when the paper reports on student test scores in Maryland without mentioning Montgomery County. The Washington Post, which does not pretend to be a Maryland-wide newspaper, does a much better job of covering the Baltimore area.