The Paul Douglas fall-out continues. But now it has nothing to do with Douglas and has degraded to public jabbing between local columnists.
Apparently, Paul Schmelzer of the Minnesota Monitor thought it was odd that CJ claimed to have the scoop on the Douglas departure, so he
thought he may have been the first to break the news on Douglas’ departure from WCCO, but he thought CJ may have scooped him and sent her an email to confirm:
It turns out that CJ was pretty darn confident that she scooped Schmelzer and took offense at Schmelzer’s email. You can read how that turned out at MinnMonn.
18:55 GMT is 1:55pm, so 50 minutes before Schmelzer’s story was published.
Sorry, Schmelzer, but you weren’t even close. UPDATE: (But it also doesn’t seem like you particularly care, unlike CJ.)
But while Schmelzer wasn’t sure if he may have been first, CJ seems confident that she was. Unfortunately for her, the facts don’t seem to support her claims.
Below is a screenshot of the edit I made to Wikipedia that went live at 1:50pm:
See the URL in there? That’s a link to Bob Collins’ Newscuts blog on MPR where he went live with the news at 1:12pm.
Sounds like CJ was 18 minutes behind Bob Collins since CJ’s email to Paul Schmelzer says she, “Broke it around 1:30.”
And how did I find out? From Aaron Landry via IM.