Monday, January 28, 2013

Splitting Hairs with the Miami Herald. By Geniusofdespair

Close out Memo written by State Attorney Joe Centorino, May 2010
Today's Herald Editorial got it wrong. They said: "The ordinance, approved by the County Commission two years ago to address the election fraud issue, took effect July 1."

The ordinance passed by the County Commission 12/6/2011 taking effect on July 1 only added a PENALTY TO AN EXISTING ORDINANCE approved in 2002. The 2002 Ordinance was impossible to enforce without a penalty according to the State Attorney's Office. Eye on Miami lobbied County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa for the penalty addition. (Hit read more to see my blog at the time.)

From the minutes of the County Meeting 11/09/2011:
"Commissioner Sosa noted she sponsored this ordinance after reading about Ms. Thompson’s experience on the Internet blog entitled “Eye on Miami,” and seeing comments that said penalties were needed in this process. She noted this ordinance would establish a $1,000 fine and/or impose a penalty of up to 60 days of incarceration in the County jail for violating the rules for picking up and/or returning absentee ballots in Miami-Dade County."

The time has come to subscribe to the Miami Herald. I couldn't see the editorial without subscribing. If you get the paper Herald you get the subscription for free. I guess my links will be useless to most of you who refuse to give the Herald your money.  The Miami Herald Daily Q asked if there should be a referendum on the Dolphin Stadium Funding. 92% of responders said Yes.

 From my blog post 9/13/2011

What can you do TODAY?

Call Rebeca Sosa's and Xavier Suarez's offices. Tell Them to sponsor a PENALTY to combat one type of Absentee Ballot Fraud. Miami Dade County Code Section 12-14 needs a criminal penalty for it's violation or the State Attorney's Office cannot act on it according to Joe Centorino, formerly of that office. He said that absentee ballot fraud or any other type of ballot fraud is generally punishable as a third degree felony crime, which calls for up to 5 years in State Prison. Tell Rebeca and Xavier you want them to sponsor legislation that adds the penalty to County Code Section 12-14. Also call your own County Commissioner. Ask them to sponsor it too.


Anonymous said...

I will subscribe again to the Herald when they reset their priorities. They should be paying for an investigative reporter instead of a full-time gay blogger.

Geniusofdespair said...

Cutting off your nose to spite your face are you?

miaexile said...

dilemna..has the Herald reporting gone down hill because of a lack of subscribers funding them or did they lose subscribers because the paper was already bad?

Geniusofdespair said...

You can't run a paper with no readers. We need to support them for their investigative reporters alone.

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to the SUNDAY ONLY paper and still get access to the paper online. I do that for the New York Times too.
I do this for business purposes with the Herald as I must see the Sunday Herald ads for my work. However, I think the Herald is dishonest in its editorial views and has become nothing more than a Chamber of Commerce spokesvehicle. Unfortunately, they are under the impression (is it the publisher's fault) that by reporting good news and hiding bad news or not criticizing or holding local elected officials accountable, they are improving the economy - and perhaps their paper's future. They are not doing us or them any favors. Only by relentless exposure of the truth, errors, omissions, will things get any better. I hope they don't delude themselves into oblivion as they become more and more irrelevant and unbelievable. And I say all this as someone who truly wants it to be a great newspaper and open it everyday hopeful. But am usually disappointed, often frustrated and sometimes truly angry.

Chauncey said...

The Herald hit the skids the moment it was sold to gay activist Kevin McClatchy.

McClatchy is not interested in covering city or county government. Any money provided to a McClatchy publication will only go to more gay bloggers so don't waste your cash.

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Anonymous said...

We need eyes to bear witness to events that would otherwise go unreported. That's what the Herald does. Are they perfect in what they do? Far from it. But they are a business and they can only expand and make improvements if they have the funds to do so.

Maria said...

It's not just gays the Herald wastes money on. They actually had a full-time reporter and photographer stationed in Haiti.

How crazy is that? No full-time reporter for Miami-Dade County government but enough money for two staffers in Port au Prince. Perhaps they should change their name to the Port au Prince Herald.

Rick said...

With comments like these, maybe they just need be more like Fox News in their presentation. More Glenn Garvins and Marc Caputos, please!


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