By giving little attention to super PACs—their on-air handiwork in Florida, and the people bankrolling them—Florida newspapers are doing their readers a disservice. And while some may try to play catch-up in the days ahead (here’s hoping, there’s still a bit of time) they have missed the opportunity to inform hundreds of thousands of Florida voters who have already cast absentee ballots and those who have chosen to participate in early voting, which began on January 21 and ends on January 28.

Newsroom managers have failed their readers by not giving them the comprehensive reporting that Florida voters should be able to depend upon.

Brian E. Crowley is editor of Crowley Political Report. A political journalist for more than two decades, Crowley is an analyst for WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach and is a principal of ImMEDIAcy Public Relations.