For Media In Aruba, “Any Tidbit Will Do”

By Brian 

Arubans complain that “unbalanced and overblown coverage by the U.S. media has put TV ratings ahead of professional journalism,” the St. Petersburg Times’ reports.

There are hardly any new developments — but “with networks paying as much as $1,500-a-day for freelance cameramen, $300 to $400 for hotel rooms for producers and crew, as well as $3,000 for satellite feeds, any tidbit will do.”

Jim Knox, a West Palm Beach businessman who is sponsoring a two-dog search team on the island, admits that “we feed them [the media] chum to keep them happy. We don’t like doing it. We do it to keep the story alive.” Here’s the rest. (Via Romenesko)