Caputo -- one of the paper's top political journalists -- slipped out of the Miami Herald a few months back. We often criticized his reporting, for having one (or two) hands tied behind his back. For example, on the issue of Marco Rubio and the incomplete record of his relationship with disgraced, former Congressman David Rivera -- and gal pal Ana Sol Alliegro -- if you were curious, you had to come to Eye On Miami because Herald publisher/s and editors treated Rubio with kid gloves.
Caputo is a good journalist, and what the POLITICO piece makes clear, is that hard-hitting journalism has no place at the Herald when it cuts too close to home. We've known that a long, long time but in case you have doubts, read Caputo's "Marco Rubio's House of Horrors" and ask yourself; why are Herald journalists kept chained to the stakes?
The brick-fronted tract house with a satellite dish and a yellow fire hydrant in front looks like many middle-class homes in Florida’s capital, except for the two names on the deed.
Marco Rubio: U.S. senator and would-be presidential candidate.
David Rivera: Scandal-plagued former congressman under investigation in a federal campaign-finance probe.
In many ways, it has been a house of horrors for Rubio, a financial and political liability heading into the 2016 election.