Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for May 31st – The Sun Sentinel's hit on Publix continues
Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them...
Excerpt: Publix spokesman Dwaine Stevens said the sale was not connected to the protests.
Hot Take: But that didn't stop you from another hit piece did it? What is the real objective of the Sun Sentinel? First you coordinate a random hit piece reporting about three years' worth of donations of freaking chicken tenders to Adam Putnam with the Tampa Bay Times to fan the flames of leftist protestors. Then you report on the boycott efforts. Then you cover, aka promote, the illegal "die-in" protests of David Hogg in advance. Then you gleefully cover the suspension of political contributions by Publix and now you're reporting on the stock sale of a retired executive. All without ever reporting that Publix donated more money to Democrats than Republicans in the 2018 cycle. At what point is the Sun Sentinel an active participate in the slander of Florida's largest private employer? At what point are they an active agent in the effort to attempt to eliminate the jobs of autistic and disabled Floridians? At Publix shopping is still a pleasure. At the Sun Sentinel objective journalism is dead.
Excerpt: In mid-February of 2014, two 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas students assaulted a 14-year-old baseball player near the high school stadium. They kicked the boy, a police report said, held him to the ground and simulated a sexual assault through the teen's clothing with a baseball bat.
One of the assailants was Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's son, Brett Israel, according to the incident report.
When the attack was reported to authorities, Brett Israel and the other 17-year-old, Anthony Broderick, were not arrested. They were suspended from the Parkland high school for three days based on the school's conclusion that they had committed a simple battery, and that the suspension was consistent with the Broward County School District's discipline "matrix."
Hot Take: The effort to revisit this story and the attempt to conflate it with BSO's current issues is absurd. Almost as absurd as say three years' worth of chicken tender subs donated to Florida's Agriculture Commissioner leading to an attempted boycott of Publix and "die-in" protests.