Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is the Miami Herald broken beyond repair?

Yesterday, two bicyclists were struck by a hit and run driver on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

One of those cyclists, Aaron Cohen, who had been hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital, died today when he was taken off life support.

Every TV station in Miami reported the story, but for some unexplained reason the Miami Herald missed, or chose to ignore the story.

The Herald's been missing a lot of stories lately.

The story of bicyclists being hit on the Rickenbacker by distracted or impaired drivers is not a new one.

It's simply inexcusable for the Herald to have ignored it. Responding to spot news ain't rocket science.

This afternoon, a day and half after the crash, the Herald finally got around to posting a story...complete with a mangled photo caption containing old information that contradicted the story.

Click to enlarge.

There is a bright spot in all of this, however.

While the Herald doesn't bother to cover news these days, they still have a dance critic.

And while they have difficulty covering a story on the Rickenbacker, the Herald is still the place to find all the news from Haiti; the Western hemisphere's most dysfunctional country.

Late last month, Miami Herald executives announced that they'd be moving the paper - at a cost of $57 million - to a new building by May 2013.

But, if things keep up the way they're going, there may not be much left of the Herald to move to the new building.

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