Sometimes you have to feel sorry for Sun reporters.
Today the only local story on the cover of the Sun section is a piece about the only man on a 25-member economic development agency board to vote against Gov. Brian Sandoval’s tax increases. The print version tells us the tale was posted online Thursday, while the online version says it was post at 2 a.m. Thursday.
The gentleman in question was especially critical of the governor’s business license fee proposal that taxes businesses based on their gross receipts, comparing it to the failed margin tax on the November ballot and saying something about lipstick on a pig.
The penultimate paragraph of the piece helpfully informs the reader that the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has hired a high-end think tank to study “viable alternatives to reform the state’s tax structure.”
The problem is that the Chamber’s think tank came out with a study blasting the governor’s business license fee on Thursday and the governor immediately launched an ad hominem attack on the study and the Chamber.
But the poor reporter’s story in print talks about things that are going to happen, though they already have.
Additionally, the Sun has a brief story online about how the Sun’s patron saint Harry Reid has announced he will not seek re-election. The story was posted nearly 21 hours after the announcement, but there is nothing in the print edition.
They are not even phoning it in any more. How embarrassing. What do you call newspaper that doesn’t print news? The Sun?