OPINION — How Low Will They Go? The Palm Beach Post Manufactured a Hero Out of a Normal, Flawed Teenager!

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Does The Palm Beach Post believe its readers are so hungry for a hero that it's willing to manufacture one? It's a legitimate question in the wake of the barely-there newspaper's lyrical coverage of the mysterious death at home in Riviera Beach, and at just 19, of Gabby DeSouza. DeSouza was 14 when, in 2011, her right leg was mangled in a boating accident in Juno Beach. She was trying to climb aboard in shallow waters, and the teens at the … [Read more...]

OPINION — Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s Admission he Spent Only 45 Minutes on Seth Adams Killing Scene Shows He’s Mailing it in!

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For Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, the life of a 24-year-old man was worth 45 minutes of his time. That's the startling admission that Bradshaw made to a federal court last week in a sworn affidavit that spells out his involvement in the aftermaths of the 2012 killing of unarmed civilian Seth Adams. He left the shooting scene after 45 minutes, Bradshaw wrote, because it started to rain on the dark Loxahatchee parking lot where … [Read more...]

OPINION — West Palm Beach City Hall Goes After CBS12 . . . And CBS12 Bends Over!

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In yet another governmental attack on Palm Beach County's media, the City of West Palm Beach dressed down CBS12 in a story posted on the homepage of its taxpayer-funded website under the headline "Did CBS12 intentionally mislead its viewers?" Next to the station's red logo on wpb.org, Communications Director Elliot Cohen takes the CBS affiliate to task for a story by Kathleen Walter that aired in the 11 p.m. news Monday. In doing so on … [Read more...]

OPINION — Lost Evidence, Clerical Error And Fake Emails: PBSO Explains Unprofessional Handling of Civilian Death Lawsuit!

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A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office document filed in a lawsuit last week might very well be the best indication to date that Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and his agency's brass are collectively out to lunch. They're grossly incompetent, at best. And at worst, they're harboring in their midst a good number of liars. PBSO's lawyers -- they're not worth naming because, frankly, they write silly pleadings then get six-figure checks from taxpayers … [Read more...]

OPINION — Think Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Needs Civilian Oversight Just About Now?

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You can no longer get online without being confronted to the latest new details about unjustified police shootings of unarmed civilians. Between an elderly police volunteer in Tulsa, Ok., who uses a gun instead of a Taser, or a grizzled veteran street cop in Charleston, N.C., who shoots a fleeing suspect in the back, these aren't great times to be an unarmed civilian in America. Yes, in America. Because while things have been fairly … [Read more...]

OPINION — Welcome to Fort Pierce, Mr. President: Take a Good Look at Your Legacy!

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FORT PIERCE -- While Republicans are belly-aching again about President Barack Obama coming to South Florida to play a few rounds of golf, they failed to pick up the irony of Obama flying to one of the area's poorest and blackest cities before heading to a club open only to 1 percent of the 1 percent. When Obama's Air Force One touches down at the St. Lucie County "International" Airport tomorrow morning for a weekend at The Floridian National … [Read more...]

EDITORIAL — Palm Beach Post, Daily News Motion in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Case is a Joke!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- At a time of continued layoffs at The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News, the newspapers have spent big money on filing a motion to keep documents in the current federal lawsuit involving Palm Beach millionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein open to the public's scrutiny. We're all in favor of open court files. But we laugh at the alleged newspapers' attempt to appear as defenders of press freedoms when their leaders are … [Read more...]

OPINION — A Vote For Danielle Hickox Moore in Palm Beach Election is Vote For The Idle Rich

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PALM BEACH -- Voting for incumbent Bill Diamond in today's Palm Beach election is a no-brainer. Especially if accomplishment is the main gauge. Since mainstream media barely covered the most interesting race for town council on the island for years, Gossip Extra went beyond press releases and cronyism. We actually vetted the candidates and delighted not just island voters but the rest of the area with tales of Diamond's challenger, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — It’s a Boy For North Palm Beach Golfer Dustin Johnson And Paulina Gretzky!

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LOS ANGELES – Oh baby, congratulations! North Palm Beach golfer Dustin Johnson and his fiancée socialite Paulina Gretzky just gave birth to a baby boy. Johnson said the mother and child are doing just fine! The birth was announced through Johnson’s management company: “Paulina and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, who was born in Los Angeles on Monday morning. Both Paulina and the baby are healthy, resting comfortably, and … [Read more...]

OPINION – School Boss Wayne Gent Made WAY Too Much Money as Schools Got Worse!

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WEST PALM BEACH -- The well-paid Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Wayne Gent is leaving to seek “other opportunities” in public education. Gossip Extra hopes he doesn't let the door hit him on the way out! Gent, you see, made way too much money for the results he produced. We hope the person who'll replace him is a public servant in the true sense of the term, someone whose salary keeps him grounded -- in touch with those he's … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS — 60 Minutes Star Steve Kroft Busted . . . He’s Cheating on Wife in Viagra-Fueled Romps With Much Younger Attorney!

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NEW YORK CITY -- Just like it busted Dateline NBC's Chris Hansen cheating on his wife with a WPTV-Channel 5 reporter in Palm Beach three years ago, the Boca Raton-based National Enquirer busted 60 Minutes star Steve Kroft stepping out on his missus. In his new edition, the tabloid reveals how CBS reporter Kroft has been cheating on Jennet Conant, a 55-year-old writer and his wife of 24 years, with a much younger woman, 41-year-old attorney Lisan … [Read more...]

OPINION — How Much Longer Will Media Play Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s Bitches?

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WEST PALM BEACH -- For once, the local media should make their own New Year resolution instead of merely reporting the resolutions of others. Here it is: How about they stop being Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's bitches in 2015? For most of 2014 Bradshaw -- who, we're hearing, will run for a fourth term in 2016 -- has shown time and time again he's no friend of the First Amendment. Spurred on by Bradshaw and his entourage, … [Read more...]

OPINION — Florida Pols Should Quit Whining About Cuba Opening . . . State Has Everything to Win, Nothing to Lose!

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Gossip Extra publisher Jose Lambiet traveled twice to Cuba over the past 15 years to report on changes on the island PALM BEACH -- Since President Barack Obama announced the normalization of American-Cuban relations this morning, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and other local pols want us to believe that the thawing of the cross-Caribbean cold war is the worst thing since Elian Gonzalez was seized by Janet Reno's armed "henchmen" and shipped back to … [Read more...]