Romney hasn’t spoken yet but Orlando editorial board just posted “Romney spoke eloquently … The crowd .. loved it.” orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/t…
— Doug Elfman (@VegasAnonymous) August 30, 2012
What happened here? I got the answer from Sentinel audience engagement editor Mike Lafferty:
This was not part of an editorial. It was lead-in text to a daily online poll. The text was written Thursday evening in anticipation of the speech’s outcome, and the wording was based in part on advance excerpts that the Romney campaign sent to news organizations. Had the speech gone awry, or had it been poorly received by the crowd, the text would have been changed last night to reflect that.
That said, the poll was posted earlier than it should have been. It should not have gone up until after the speech was completed.