I’ve been the editor of the Birmingham Free Press for about three weeks now, and we just broke our first real news story. I got a hot tip about our local representative in the Alabama House, an openly gay Democrat who may be splitting from the Democratic party because of the homophobic shenanigans of one of her colleagues and the failure of the rest of the party members to address it in any way.
I got the congresswoman on the phone and got the full story. As far as we know, no other media outlet has covered this. It’s not an earth-shattering story, but it’s a good one. It highlights just how backwards even the Democrats are in our fair state.
The story is currently on the BFP front page.