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Atlanta — Mayor Blasts Journal-Constitution Coverage

March 2017

As reported by the paper, Mayor Kasim Reed’s office issued a lengthy rebuttal to the prior story posted here, saying it took “an inherently anti-transit position designed for the Journal-Constitution’s North Metro readership, not for readers in Atlanta.”

The response criticized the tone and emphasis of the articles, suggesting Sunday’s headline “should have read `State officials pleased with Streetcar progress.’” It said the newspaper quoted critics with axes to grind. And it said the newspaper’s comparison of the Atlanta Streetcar to other streetcars across the country lacked important context. The mayor’s office also was critical of past AJC coverage of the streetcar.

You can read the administration’s full response here.



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