Oh, Wedge!

Four weeks ago I picked on Jeremy Jacobs of PolitickerMA for boneheading the campaign-finance reports of Tom Menino and Michael Flaherty, making it seem to readers that those two had far, far less money in hand than they really do.

In that post, I pointed out that I had previously taken Dave Wedge of the Herald to task for the same thing, so I couldn't let Jacobs off the hook.

Well, guess what exact same error Wedge made in his weekly Pols & Politics column today?

And I had just been nice and refrained from ragging on Wedge for last weekend's P&P, in which he based his first item entirely on a PolitickerMA story, and cribbed the other two in straight cut-and-paste fashion from State House News Service reports. (The Herald noted at the bottom that SHNS "contributed to this report.")

Wedge used those SHNS items to mock the state legislature for wasting its time on purely trivial nonsense -- but trimmed out numerous substantive bills from the SHNS reports in order to make his point.

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