ANOTHER ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM STATUS QUO RAG
And he didn’t go quietly, either …
S.C. State House reporter Jeremy Borden is no longer with the “Post and Corruption,” an outlet whose slavish devotion to influential politicians and corporations we’ve repeatedly documented (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE).
According to media watchdog Corey Hutchins, Borden is the “latest young reporter to abruptly leave” the paper.
So … what happened?
“It’s fair to say that there was a difference in perception over the direction and tenor of coverage,” Borden told Hutchins.
Borden did not immediately respond to our request for elaboration on that comment, but we’re digging.
An Illinois native, Borden previously worked for The Washington Post, The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., The Roanoke Times and The Charlotte Observer.
UPDATE: Borden says he “can’t” elaborate on his statement, which he asked us to run in its entirety. So here goes: “It’s fair to say that there was a difference in perception over the direction and tenor of coverage. That said, covering the South Carolina Statehouse was the whirlwind that I expected — there has rarely been a dull moment. I have developed great relationships here, and I wish everyone involved the best, including everyone at the newspaper and in the capitol press room.”