Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Where in the World are the Miami Herald Investigative Reporters? By Geniusofdespair

Scott Hiaasen
Apparently the investigative reporters for the Miami Herald are ALL getting other jobs. Does the Miami Herald have any investigative reporters left? If they do, I don't know who they are, someone clue me in.

Scott Hiaasen graduated from FIU Law School and landed with U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams.  I miss him already and he has only been gone a couple of weeks.

Lawrence Lebowitz, another great Miami Herald reporter, will begin work at the Ethics Department in early May. He and Debbie Cenziper won the James Batten Award for Public Service Journalism and the Gene Miller Award for Investigative Reporting for the "House of Lies" series. Debbie Cenziper now works for the Washington Post.  I remember Lebowitz's 2008 transit series "Taken for a Ride".

Pultizer Prize-winning Columnist Robert Steinback also landed at the Miami Dade County Ethics Department. He got his Pulitzer for Elian Gonzalez coverage.

All I can say to both Larry and Robert: Hit Joe Centorino over the head if he whitewashes anything. He needs to get tough. We don't need safe findings ALL THE TIME in the Ethics Department. 

Sigh. What can I say. Depressed over our reporter losses. Bloggers are burning out one by one. There won't be anyone left to investigate soon.  Miami New Times will be the only game in town.


Anonymous said...

The Miami New Times generates one solid story every three months and fills the rest of their pages with penis stories or Khardashian updates...spread over several pages because, you know, it's all about the page views and SEO for the advertising revenue.

I will give them credit for shaming the Herald on the Ana Sol Alliegro story. Cleaned their clock.

Geniusofdespair said...

Your point is we have no investigative reports anywhere in Miami?

I'll take smut ads with my news as long as I get some news.

Anonymous said...

Karl Ross was a Herald reporter and he is also at the Miami Herald.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I meant to say he (Ross) was also at the Ethics Department.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect? The septic tank has been overflowing for sometime.

Anonymous said...

This is interesting because I think the reporters are hired so that they cannot report on their findings in these government agencies. What better way for the public to not know what is going on. Take the investigator into your agency.

Anonymous said...

Do you really want to scare away the tourists and real estate investors?

Anonymous said...


Al Crespo said...

It's you and me babe....Just remember to try and stay in the middle of the ring...

Geniusofdespair said...

LOL Thanks Al. I am already in the ropes.

Anonymous said...

So is there no one left to go after Lynda Bell at all. Lunch is being served at Jungle Island next week courtesy of Lynda.

Anonymous said...

George Orwell saw what was coming. He had the dates off by a couple of decades, but who's counting? There needs to be a reformatting of how media companies are financed ... in the interests of democracy (RIP), there needs to be a way to finance hard print news by maybe scalping sales on the internet. The free market model at work now, is so destructive. It wouldn't take much ...

Anonymous said...

Miami Dade County Police Department
Public Corruption Investigations Bureau

1701 NW 87 Avenue, Suite 100
Doral, FL 33172 USA
Map to station

Phone: 305-599-3121
Fax: 305-591-0331
Email: Public Corruption Investigations Bureau

Earl said...

The reporters spend their time writing puff pieces and sucking up to corrupt pols because they are looking for one of those high paying government jobs. Matt Pinzur was the most disgusting example. Newspaper journalists lost their ethics and dignity when the internet took away their profits.

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"Toyota Of Hollywood"
Purchased the new car, vehicle registration was placed in my name, contact was signed and I placed insurance on the car.
2 weeks later I get a phone call from the dealership stating that there was problems with the financing and that I had to return to the dealership.

When I went to the dealership they tried to get me to sign a new contract with higher interest rate or pay $3500 for the present contract.
I refused, the following monday I get a call from a repo driver saying that he was at my home to pick up the car and if I did not give him possession , he would report the car as stolen.
I was out of town at the time and could not comply with this request.
I was harassed and threatened with arrest for the remainder of the day from the repo agent and others at the dealership.

I retained an attorney, the threats stopped, apologies were offered from the dealership and
they have now accepted the original contract.

bottom line.

Stay away from "TOYOTA OF HOLLYWOOD"

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