Dear Atlanta Media:
When attending this announcement, please do not dutifully accept the talking points that you have been digesting steadily and report “Taxpayers will contribute (Insert agreed amount here) from out of towners via hotel motel tax, and The Falcons will pay the rest.”
And if you do this, not only will we judge you, but you will be revealing that you are actually in the business of public relations and not journalism.
I’ll likely be at the capitol during tonight’s local newscasts. I’d like our community to report back to us who reports what cost numbers for this deal in the comments section so we can see who is distributing news versus who is distributing talking points.
Added: Fox5 in Atlanta tweets they’ll stream it live here.