A Florida political website lands a scoop.

News that the F.B.I. had searched Mar-a-Lago appeared to have been first reported Monday by Peter Schorsch, the publisher of FloridaPolitics.com.

Mr. Schorsch, a former political operative, started blogging years ago as a way to trade political gossip and help clients. But as viewership grew along with revenues, he has hired veteran political reporters in the state and gained credibility for his website, which identifies itself as a new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy and lobbying in Florida.

He’s also frank about his journalistic limitations.

In a tweet reporting the search, Mr. Schorsch acknowledged that he wasn’t certain why, exactly, the F.B.I. had obtained a search warrant.

“TBH, Im not a strong enough reporter to hunt this down, but its real,” he wrote.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/08/us/politics/a-florida-political-website-lands-a-scoop.html