Category Archives: Media

Follow-ups on Key Largo Accident

I do my share of complaining about the Keys press, but I have to say that the Reporter is doing a good job of covering the tragic confined-space accident in Key Largo.  They’re also the ones who discovered that $20,000 … Continue reading

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Fake News and Canal News

It turns out fake news is a thing these days, and it’s not just the Key West Citizen.  Google and Facebook are changing their policies to avoid displaying ads on “sites containing content that is illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes … Continue reading

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This Election….Wow!

Update:  A lot’s been written about the questionable quality of media coverage this campaign season, but I think this is one of the best pieces I’ve seen so far. When I woke up last Wednesday morning reality hit me in … Continue reading

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Neugent to Accept “Censure and Reprimand”

Updated to add thoughts regarding the statute governing ethics violations and the statute governing criminal violations. According to this item in the Blue Paper, county commissioner George Neugent is going to accept the findings of the Florida Commission on Ethics (FCOE). … Continue reading

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Problematic Editorial From Reporter/Keynoter

You don’t hit a home run every time you’re at bat that’s for sure.  The Reporter published an editorial with their recommendations for the November 8 election.  Not their best work. They recommended Sue Heim and Steve Gibbs for the Key … Continue reading

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Madok’s Resume Lie

I was recently reminded of something that happened when Kevin Madok ran for Clerk of Court in 2012**.  Madok’s opponent, Matt Gardi, pointed out that Madok wasn’t actually a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), though he did use that designation … Continue reading

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Character Assassination by Hysterical Overreaction?

Update:  I tightened this up a little bit.  Clarified that the inflammatory language came from Shillinger’s letter, not from the press release.  The Citizen’s newest article says they made a public records request and Shillinger replied promptly.  Has the county … Continue reading

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Strange Story About Clerk’s Office

Update:  Here’s an article from keysnews.com that contains a bit more information.  An attorney contracted by the clerk’s office, said Shillinger’s letter was based on misunderstandings and incomplete information.  Well, I’ve never known the county to have their facts straight … Continue reading

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Disappearing Comments

Hmmm…it looks like Heather Carruthers has deleted some (all?) of my comments to her posts on her Facebook page.  I guess she doesn’t much care for my question-asking and fact-finding.  My questions regarding the Florida Keys Stewardship seem to be gone. … Continue reading

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Stewardship Act – Clarity Needed

Update:  I did eventually get documents from the county. For the most part, the Florida Keys Stewardship Act (FKSA) has been presented to the public as an “environmental” bill.  However, when Kevin Diaz pointed out that certain aspects of the bill … Continue reading

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