Above, the Broward County School Board paid ad that
ran in last weekend's Herald but which did NOT appear
on the Herald's website online ad directory, just like
the ad for last Monday night's meeting at Deerfield Beach
Middle School on school security never appeared, hence
my reliance on this so-so snapshot I took.
I've been sitting on this for an entire week now, waiting
to see something -anything- in the Herald or Sun-
Sentinel about the meeting Monday night, but since
they don't seem inclined on mentioning it, here's the deal.
The Broward School Board is going to finally do what they
should've done last year upon the creation of the so-called
Integrity ethics committee, their feeble attempt to allay
the very real and legitimate fears and concerns of Broward
taxpayers and parents that the whole school system is
in free-fall -which has proven to largely be an
insulting PR fiasco of an effort if you ask me;
have you seen their laughably bad website at
and take my oft-given free advice here over the past
They are going to air the problems on the School Board
TV station that taxpayers have already paid for, BECON,
That Integrity website hasn't added anything in ages
and is a perfect example of the mess that rests with
James Notter & Company: the perfect marriage
of myopia and incompetency.
Back To The Future At The School Board: Parks Wants Marko To Stay
By Buddy Nevins
And pay attention to what Karnack says in their reader
Speaking of using TV to illuminate the inner workings
of dysfunctional and ineffectual government that squanders
millions, despite the fact that many Miami TV stations
used the LIVE feed of The Florida Channel
http://www.wfsu.org/tfc/ to show Gov. Charlie Crist's
veto of S.B. 6 this past week, have you ever seen any of
them actually air a single story on efforts in Tallahassee
to cut their funding and make it harder for the public to
keep an eye on things up there?
Didn't think so.
Neither have I.
That's how it goes in Miami these days with the present
cast of media characters, excepting the 'exceptional few.'
They leave all the heavy-lifting to others and then swoop in
afterwards to do the all-too-predictable human interest
angle stories we've all seen a million times before.
It explains so much of what goes on in South Florida, and
why people here are so thoroughly dis-satisfied with current
news media coverage of local, regional and state news, both
print and electronic.
And as I've mentioned a time or two here, that includes
WIOD Radio, too, which is lazy in the extreme and seems
dead-set on reporting old news all day, word-for-word,
from 10 a.m. -6 p.m., despite what new updates I've heard
and seen elsewhere.
It's like they are stuck in a worm-hole, destined to repeat
themselves over-and-over, constantly getting it wrong.
But they don't have Captain Picard or Data to figure
a way out of their dilemma, so the pattern continues,
The lack of a rhyme or reason to local media is the very
Speaking of a bad sense of foreboding about the future
of local news coverage, guess who NEVER mentioned
during their 11 p.m. newscast, the day of Crist's veto,
that President Obama was at Cape Kennedy making
an extremely important speech on NASA's future,
before coming to Miami and spending time Estefans?
I ask because all their Obama coverage was on his trip
here, not his controversial policy pronouncements.
Well, to answer my own question, it was CBS4 News.
They didn't mention it once.
I taped their newscast and double-checked the next morning.
Nope, they didn't.
I'll have more to say about Channel 4 News in a day or two.
Budget Cuts Limit TV Eye on Legislature, Mission to Inform
Posted on April 18, 2010, 11:01 pm.
By John Kennedy, Associate Editor
Amid a legislative session marked by leaders touting transparency, the Florida Channel, the eyes and ears on Tallahassee for many Floridians, is on the chopping block — again. The broadcasting service, which covers everything from gavel-to-gavel floor sessions to obscure committee hearings, faces as much as a 10 percent cut in its almost $3 million budget – the third straight year of reductions that have already eliminated one-quarter of its staff.
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