Our Champion, Tyler Allen, was introduced satirically by Joe Arnold at this morning's Breakfast of Champions Breakfast, held at the U of L's University Center, as "Courier-Journal's favorite candidate" to which Tyler victoriously raised both hands high. An applause ensued.
In case you missed it Sunday, the Courier Journal Editorial Board predictably endorsed Greg Fischer as their Democratic candidate for mayor of Louisville. Depending on how you get your news, you received a different version of the message. The print version included a very different version than was subjected to online readers, more likely to be Tyler's followers. All in all, there were 11 significant varations between the story. One sentence online readers intended for at-home subscribers only, clearly stands out:
"He is unsuited for the job of mayor."2 audiences, 2 separate messages. This is just the latest example of the Courier Journal Editorial Board's practice of controlling information to promote the agenda of a very few.
IN THE PAPER:
ONLINE VERSION (LINK):
Other discrepancies are more peculiar. In the paper, Fischer "makes a compelling case that he is the candidate best-suited..." but online he "makes a credible case." (This staffer doesn't think he makes either.) With Tandy, the CJ chose to communicate only to online readers that he has "not raised money to have a presence on television" while in print they write "he has not raised enough money to make himself a serious contender..." With King, they used the word "deceptively" in printed version, and "erroneously" online. See a pattern? They're being meaner in the printed version. Why?
Look for Tyler's rebuttal in the CJ later in the week. They've limited him to 200 words or less. No word yet on whether his word count can be more 8 words more for the print edition.