EDITORIAL — Quitter State Attorney Michael McAuliffe’s Big Decision: The Rest of The StoryJanuary 18, 2012
The mainstream press did a dismal job covering Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe‘s decision to abandon his reelection effort, supposedly, allegedly, for a job in the private sector. There’s been no perspective offered. No explaining. No questioning. Oh, McAuliffe’s new job is real — but the official excuses for his not running again...
OPINION: Don’t Hold Your Breath For Answers in West Palm Beach/Redemptive Life $candal!December 25, 2011
Watching elected West Palm Beach officials squirm over the latest scandal has been entertaining. And telling about the local politics of race. On Dec. 2, Gossip Extra broke the story that the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was investigating the handling of HUD grants...
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!December 25, 2011
From song-bird Beyonce via drag queen RuPaul, through nascent Gossip Extra, to all readers: Have a merry, merry Christmas (holidays)!
OPINION: The Palm Beach Post’s Consultant is a Dud!November 30, 2011
When The Palm Beach Post was forced by its owners in Atlanta to hire a California readership consultant in 2008, the goal was for the consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates Inc., to tell a staff with plenty experience how to slow down a decline in readership. Three years later, the Post is selling nearly...
OPINION: Making Political Hay Out of Dangerous CriminalsOctober 31, 2011
When incidents involving middle-of-the-night attacks on unsuspecting motorists started occurring with increasing frequency in May, authorities used the media to tell citizens to be on the look-out. And the media played the game. It always does. TV stations and the newspapers dutifully put out every details about the crime wave,...
OPINION: Can Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe be Trusted?October 23, 2011
Like many politicians before him, Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe wants taxpayers to trust him blindly. They shouldn’t, especially not in a county rife with public corruption and conflicts of interest. A Democrat married to Circuit Court Judge Robin Rosenberg, McAuliffe rode an anti-corruption tide into local office...
OPINION: Time For Readers And Advertisers to Pull The Plug on The Palm Beach Post?October 16, 2011
You’re getting laid off. You’re getting one week’s pay per year served. And, by the way, your health insurance runs out at midnight! That’s the message that 20-plus employees received from their managers at The Palm Beach Post Friday. And as the last few of you who still subscribe (about...
OPINION: Who Can We Thank For Ex-WPB Police Chief Delsa Bush?October 8, 2011
Something may have been overlooked this week in the saga of West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush. Bush was allowed by the cityâ€™s brass to behave like a spoiled brat. She wavered on when to quit. Then she resigned in a choreographed hissy fit during a phone call to...