The hometown paper of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is cleaning up his latest political scandal better than his own PR team. On Thursday evening, The Washington Post published a lengthy article alleging that the Florida Republican "embellishes the facts" surrounding his parents' flight from Cuba, a story that "has been at the core of the young senator’s political identity." While team Rubio issued a statement that night conceding he "was not made aware of the exact dates until very recently," The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo wrote a blog post the same evening raising serious questions about the Post story and even prompting an apparent correction from the Beltway newspaper.In June 2012, Eye on Miami noted Caputo's "long running love fest" with the Florida senator a couple of times.
Then there was Caputo's controversial reporting (featured here on Fox News) in October 2012 on Univision's alleged quid-pro-quo with Rubio. Despite Univision's denials, Caputo stood by his reporting that cast Rubio as a victim in a plot hatched by partisan Univision executives.
While there is plenty of news out there that is not so favorable to Rubio and the Repubican Party, it doesn't seem as though Marc Caputo has the time to write about it.
On Friday Caputo again went after Univision in a story related to Rubio, accusing them of partisan reporting, of all things.
A top assistant to an Univision news boss trashed Sen. Marco Rubio on the Facebook page of the Republican's aide, raising new questions about possible pro-Democratic, anti-Rubio bias inside the powerful Spanish-language network's Doral headquarters.Keeping in mind Caputo's history, it seems rather hypocritical for him to be calling out anyone for partisanship.
Univision investigative reporter Vytenis Didziulis took particular offense at Caputo's allegations on Twitter...
Based upon this exchange, I suppose Caputo doesn't have much use for Fox News.
After reading Caputo's piece on Saturday, I noted my opinion on Twitter...
...and was subsequently blocked by the apparently thin-skinned Caputo.
Look, I don't know for sure what political ideology Caputo prefers, although I have my suspicions. But the fact is that every single journalist and reporter out there has a preference. The key, of course, is to keep it from influencing your reporting, particularly when you are supposedly claiming to be fair and balanced.
Caputo is on real shaky ground when he starts accusing fellow reporters and news stations of political partisanship, in my opinion. Seems to me that it wouldn't take much time or effort for Didziulis or any other reporter with the time and resources to assemble a reporting portfolio that would clearly show Caputo's bias.
Which has to make one think of glass houses and stones, you know.