A recent report from WBZ, the CBS O&O in Boston, was the subject of a “Beat the Press” panel this weekend on WGBH, Boston’s public television station.

The report in question was an investigation of private businesses freeloading off public land by WBZ reporter Joe Shortsleeve (watch inside). Colman Herman, a contributing writer for CommonWealth magazine, wrote about the same topic in a series of articles that were published earlier this year. The WBZ report made no mention of Herman’s reporting, despite the fact that both reports cited the same problematic leases as evidence. Read more