WEIRD! BuzzFeed News, WH correspondent for Yahoo! News don’t credit @BigLeaguePol for the Northam scoop

by Thingz 2 Do In

Major KUDOS to Patrick Howley and Big League Politics for their scoop on the Gov. Ralph Northam KKK/blackface yearbook photo:

***THIS STORY WAS BROKEN BY @howleyreports at @bigleaguepol***

Haters gonna hate. We're going to keep on breaking news.

YEARBOOK: Ralph Northam In Blackface & KKK Photo https://t.co/qtrHShbnhC

— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 1, 2019

This is marvelous to see:

"Patrick Howley takes down Virginia governor" is quite the season three twist.

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 1, 2019

Patrick Howley your time is now

— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) February 1, 2019

But for White House correspondent Hunter Walker from Yahoo! News, the credit goes to the Virginia Pilot, which was the first to confirm the photo, for “keeping state houses honest”:

Shout out to the @virginianpilot and all the great local outlets keeping state houses honest! Respect! #ff @timesunion @CapTimes @northjersey @starledger @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @NY1 @Suntimes @wamu885 @WNYC @sfchronicle

— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) February 1, 2019

BuzzFeed is also not crediting Big League Politics. From BuzzFeed:

A photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page shows two men, one in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

The half-page, a picture of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News, comes from the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. Northam, a Democrat, graduated from the school that year.

Is it so hard to credit them?

Hey Katherine & @BuzzFeedBen, how in the hell are you going to say that you "obtained" a photo when it was on our website hours before?

You both know why this story exploded today. Our reporting.

We look forward to a citation. Thanks. https://t.co/7dw2cBPnh9

— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 1, 2019

You know, local news should have broken this story BEFORE the Dem primary.

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Related:

For some reason, Gov. Northam's office is not responding to inquiries from the press https://t.co/dhGgDg9bqo

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 1, 2019

Future headline: 'Conservatives pounce on photo of Governor in blackface or Klan hood' https://t.co/pct4xL4uCU

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 1, 2019

UPDATE: HOLY S*IT THE GOV. NORTHAM BLACKFACE/KKK YEARBOOK PHOTO IS REAL https://t.co/J7OMrCtgL8

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 1, 2019

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