Friday, May 04, 2012

The way we were...The Miami Herald catches Gary Hart with Donna Rice

from the Miami News, May 4, 1987.

25 years ago this week....

The Miami Herald's Tom Fiedler catches Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart at his Washington town house with a "a young woman from Miami."

The Washington Post reported:
The [Herald], which spread the story across the top of its front page, said that a team of five Herald and Knight-Ridder reporters kept the front and rear entrances of Hart's town house under surveillance from Friday evening until Saturday night, except for a period between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. They said they saw Hart and the woman enter the house about 11:15 p.m. Friday and saw no one leave or enter until Hart and the woman came out at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the Herald team said they would have seen anyone entering or leaving the house during those hours, except for the predawn period. According to one of them, they "napped" during that time.

Miami News cartoon by Don Wright - May 5, 1987.

1 comment:

  1. I had just moved to South Florida 2 years before this incident. The Miami Hurled's approach to and coverage of the story, and its reaction to criticism by other media and the reading public factored in to my disgust and dismay over its lame journalistic stature, an opinion that has been reinforced multiple times over the years.

    And to think this was Fiddler Tom 's springboard to success. It just got worser and worser, Alice.


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