Why Did Dylan Byers Discreetly Change His Mike Rogers Cumulus Story?
I’m curious as to why Politico’s Dylan Byers changed the text of this story without noting it, as I’m unclear how this all may bring House ethics rules into play.
Here is how Byers story reads now.
The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence Committee chairman will join Cumulus in 2015, according to a press release. Cumulus is the second-largest radio operator in the country, with 460 stations in 89 markets.
I didn’t screen cap it but I did copy and paste it in an email at 7 Am this morning. This version is also supported by an aggregated version of the story here, which I did screen cap below. Clearly Byers edited his copy in a manner that changes Rogers’ role with Cumulus without noting it.
This is how Byers’ story read at 7 AM.
The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence Committee chairman will appear across Cumulus Media programming, according to a press release. Cumulus is the second-largest radio operator in the country, with 460 stations in 89 markets. His item here: Rogers to join Cumulus after leaving office – POLITICO.com.
Now from the original story Byers linked we get this. So we now have three versions of an apparent deal between Cumulus and a sitting member of Congress. I’ll have to look into that but especially as Cumulus is regulated by the FCC I’m wondering if that passes muster with the House Ethics Committee? I don’t have that answer right now.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced his plans on Friday morning during an interview on Detroit radio station WJR-AM. He says he’ll serve out the end of his term and plans to start a national radio program.