No correction, just bile from Florida political blogger

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No correction, just bile from Florida political blogger

When journalists make a mistake, they’re supposed to investigate and issue a correction if they were wrong. Journalists don’t call the person who discovered the mistake names on Twitter.

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Last week someone emailed me a fake news story, and I wrote about it, “Fake News Flourishes on some Florida Political Blogs.”

My post was accurate and reasonably respectful, considering the topic.

The owner of the blog responded to my post on Twitter:

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No, journalists and news bloggers who take pride in their work and have even a little integrity don’t act like that. In the news business, we all have our own opinions, but we’re supposed to share a respect for facts and the truth.

Anne Geggis wrote an excellent post about the resolution in question for Florida Politics. If you want to understand all the details of this tempest in a teapot, you should read it.

Please consider the following quotes carefully:

“the RPOF will… vote to remove Caruso as a Republican candidate & prohibit him from running as a Republican in any future election.” The Floridian

Elected officials don’t have a loyalty oath, and the RPOF will not take “sharp measures” against Caruso, one of the few Republican elected officials left in the county. Jack Furnari, Jolt Media

Quotes from Florida Politics made by the actual Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman, Mike Barnett:

“Barnett said the censure will not have any bearing on county Republicans’ commitment to campaigning to keep Caruso in the House.”

“He (Caruso) didn’t commit any violation of a loyalty oath” by endorsing Waldron, Barnett said.

I could go on, but there’s no need to, it’s obvious The Floridian published a lousy post, and they owe their readers an apology.


Boca Raton Republican Club

I think the Boca Raton Regional Republican Club, formerly the Boca Raton Republican Club, is once again called the Boca Raton Republican Club, but I’m not sure. Whatever its name, the club has an exciting evening planned for March 23.

The club will be hosting Enrique Tarrio, the former International Chairman of the Proud Boys and chief of staff for Latinos for Trump, with Laura Jenkins and Nick Mastrangelo from The Gateway Pundit.

A tip of the hat to the peeps at the BRRC for hosting such an extraordinary event

Click the image below for all the details:


George Bennett

If this column format looks familiar, that’s because it is. On Mondays, George Bennett’s weekly column in the Palm Beach Post was the bible for local politicos in Palm Beach County for as long as I can remember.

His column had a little bit of everything, and the political insiders in the county were always trying to either get a mention or plant something.

Bennett went to work for Florida Power and Light in 2019.

I know, “Jack, I knew George Bennett, and you’re no George Bennett.”*

I may never be Bennett, but I’m going to give the format my best shot.

Please email me at [email protected] with political news tips, announcements, events, etc. All communications will be strictly confidential.

*For you youngins, search Senator Lloyd Bentsen debate versus Senator Dan Quayle in 1988, and you’ll get the joke.


Corrections

If any reader notices any fact in PBC Jolt that they think is incorrect, please email me at [email protected]  and let me know. I’ll investigate, and if we’re wrong about something, we’ll issue a correction. I promise not to call you names.


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