The Dallas Morning News does much good work, and everybody of course makes mistakes. But if you’re going to go behind a paywall with much-ballyhooed “exclusive” content, you’d better have credible info– or, failing that, you’d better be nimble enough to revise or correct stories quickly. Which is why this weekend’s DMN article (subscription required) on area political campaigns–including the mayor’s race in Addison–was so curious.
The report says that Addison Mayor Joe Chow can’t run again because of term limits and that former city councilman Todd Meier has announced as a candidate to succeed him–period. So, readers of the big-circulation Sunday paper would never know that Addison Mayor Pro Tem Don Daseke resigned as pro tem on Jan. 17 and filed his papers for the mayor’s race the same day. Seems like a pretty substantial omission regarding a prominent Addison businessman/community leader but, so far, no online “update” has been forthcoming.