11:21 am Sep. 28, 2011
Since we're talking about Andrew Cuomo and the media, there's a slightly different angle in these two New York Times stories about a Cuomo-brokered labor contract that was voted down yesterday by a powerful public union.
In an initial online account of the news by (very good) reporter Thomas Kaplan, the lede was:
The second-largest union of New York State employees has rejected a package of wage and benefits concessions negotiated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, dealing a jarring setback to the governor that is likely to prompt several thousand layoffs.
The second-largest union of New York State employees has rejected a package of wage and benefits concessions negotiated by the Cuomo administration, blowing a hole in the state budget that could now prompt the largest wave of layoffs in two decades.
It's not uncommon, or undesirable, for stories to evolve between versions.
But this change in favor of Cuomo, who is known to be a particularly careful and energetic custodian of his public image, seemed interesting enough to note.