"Stories in the Observer and Sunday Times about key figures in the Leave.EU campaign and their connection to Russian diplomats and businessmen are scoops of degree rather than kind."

(The Guardian.)

What does the complement "scoops of degree rather than kind" exactly mean in the sentence above?


A "scoop" is an important news story that no one else has. "of degree rather than kind" means that the scoop consists of additional information about something already known, rather than a relevation of something entirely new.


Thank you for the reply.