The Iowa City DePressed Citizen vs. The Gazette
The big story today, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 is the news of the body of missing ISU student Tong Shao being found by the Iowa City Police. Both papers gave it front page coverage. It was The Gazette's top story, but not for the DePressed Citizen, which gave it the right margin.
Iowa City Press-Citizen: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2014/09/29/autopsy-missing-student-tong-shao-xiangnan-li/16448533/
The Gazette: http://thegazette.com/subject/news/iowa-city-police-identify-body-as-missing-isu-student-20140929
THE top story for the DePressed Citizen was driven by their parent company, Gannett, and the Iowa Poll conducted by the Gannett owned Des Moines Register. The Iowa Poll tells us what we already know, Terry Branstad is going to defeat Jack Hatch in the Governor's race, and rather handily. The article: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2014/09/29/iowa-poll-iowa-governor-terry-branstad-jack-hatch/16455501/
Understandably, The Gazette did not run a story about a competitor's poll, but they did run a story on page two pertaining to the Governor's race, a report showing how Jack Hatch likes to complain about Terry Branstad, rather than promote his own record and vision for the state of Iowa. The article: http://thegazette.com/subject/news/hatch-branstad-not-been-friendly-to-cedar-rapids-20140929
Now here's a truly BIG national story that got coverage in The Gazette, but is glaringly missing from the Iowa City DePressed Citizen..... The White House Intruder....
When the fence-jumper story first broke, we were told the Secret Service apprehended the guy just after he got through the front door. Turns out that wasn't true, not even close, we were lied to. The guy got deep inside the White House. It's flat out frightening how badly the Secret Service failed on this.
That's BIG news, but does the Iowa City DePressed Citizen care to report it? Nope, it's a story that makes Obama and his administration look bad/incompetent.
A big THANK YOU to The Gazette, which actually performs their journalistic obligation and REPORTS the news. They care about their readers and so when they can't actually cover the story, they find a source that did, in this case they ran a Washington Post story, which The Gazette ran on page 3: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-intruder-was-tackled-by-off-duty-secret-service-agent/2014/09/30/052fb86c-48b4-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html
This story is rather alarming, and the Iowa City DePressed Citizen CHOSE not to run it.
Once again, the DePressed Citizen fails to properly report things to its readers.