Florida Jolt & Tracy Caruso Take on Leftist Legacy Media, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, & Boca Mag
People have finally caught on to the fact that most media outlets no longer promote fact-based journalism. Instead, it’s all about leftist opinion pieces that continuously spin a story about how evil Republicans are and how wonderful Democrats are. The stories are promoted as factual news when they’re just the opinion of whatever outlet is publishing them or the person writing the piece. Florida Jolt is now exposing these media outlets for what they are, left-wing propaganda.
I’m no stranger to a good opinion piece, having written quite a few. During the last municipal elections in South Florida, I wrote several articles about the Boca Raton city charter amendment that would be on the March 14th ballot. I felt that the entire initiative was a power grab and wasn’t what was best for the residents. I explained why, and it was made very clear that it was an opinion. The legacy media all wrote that the charter amendment was the right thing to do. They didn’t realize that Boca voters aren’t sheep and don’t blindly follow their words as gospel. The voters didn’t buy the schlock they were selling and voted against the amendment.
Two well-known “news” papers in South Florida are The Palm Beach Post and The Sun Sentinel. At this point, I find it shameful that either of these papers claims to be news. They both have an agenda. Liberal Democrat ideas and people are good; any chance they get to bash a Republican, they’ll take it.
Of those two papers, The Palm Beach Post is fairer to Republicans. They draw the line at completely absurd, sometimes. They will report on something positive a Republican does. They won’t gush, but they’ll suck it up and do it. They’ll do it for their endorsement pieces as well.
The Sentinel is a disgusting leftist rag that will never throw a bone to a Republican. During the 2022 election cycle, they didn’t endorse one Republican. They flat out said in their introductory paragraph for some of their endorsements for State House that they felt that there were too many Republicans in the House. Therefore, even more qualified Republican candidates must be bad. They didn’t believe any Republicans should be endorsed and that any Democrat would be better.
I don’t think a Republican should give them the time of day again. They’re not being treated respectfully, so why treat the Sentinel as a credible resource? Come over to Florida Jolt Republicans, and we’ll give you a fair shake.
A former left-wing writer with the Palm Beach Post for many years who now writes opinions for the Sentinel and an advertorial rag called Boca Mag may be the worst. His name is Randy Schultz. He is so bad that I changed his name in my husband’s contacts to “Don’t ever take a call from this (can’t write the words here).”
Here’s a recent example of what he’s done. Last Friday, I came out with an article about a Delray Beach audit on the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee (JLAC) for the following Monday. State Representative Peggy Gossett-Seidman submitted the audit request regarding the fire rescue contract that Highland Beach had with Delray Beach. There are questions about costs that didn’t add up. Two audits confirmed this, and now the town of Highland Beach wants answers.
The spin from the Sun Sentinel and Randy Schultz is that the audit is politically motivated, and they tried to weave yarns about trying to sway the Delray Beach commission elections. Meanwhile, none of the state representatives involved in this audit endorsed any candidates for this election, which they could have done and which could influence the election. The March 13th meeting was the year’s last JLAC meeting, and many municipalities had elections the next day. Five agenda items were up that day.
The five JLAC agenda items on March 13th were; a request for the Auditor General’s operational audit of the City of Delray Beach, the Town of White Springs, the City of North Miami Beach, an audit of PRIDE, and a Consideration of revisions to the Guidelines for Attestation Services Relating to Quarterly Lobbying From Compensation Reports.
The audits aren’t for revenge and aren’t politically motivated. There’s always an election going on, and an argument can be made that every single thing that any politician does is politically motivated, no matter what. It must also be stated that while I disagree with most opinions of legacy media, they are entitled to write whatever they want and, by nature, influence the outcome of elections.
Jolt is entitled to do the same thing. The difference is we are clear about the difference between fact and opinion and about being a conservative media outlet. We do not pretend to be on the side of liberal wokeism; we are driven to give our readers an alternative perspective from those in the know.
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