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Sunday, April 10, 2011
So, did you FINALLY hear about the South Florida-based non-profit that gave their boss a $150k salary boost? Didn't think so...
Probably not, given the sad and pathetic current state of local news reporting in South Florida, both print and electronic, where "stories" about diets, liposuction and women intentionally keeping their hair grey -CBS-4- is what passes for "news" here, to the exclusion of so much else that people WANT to know about.
Well, if you're in that 99.99% demographic of South Florida that doesn't already know what I'm referring to, you will learn some details on Monday or Tuesday.
Right here at your humble blog.
No photos, though -yet.
But I should mention while I have your attention that there's a local South Florida mayor who already knows all about this salary move, as well they should, since they were in a position to say or do something about it beforehand.
How shocked will you be when I tell that the mayor seems to be... well, perfectly fine with it?
Despite the fact that -shocker- volunteers do most of the heavy-lifting, not the salaried staff.
Me, I'm thinking that once you see some of the details laid out for you here for yourself -since there has been ZERO original South Florida-based reporting on this story- some of you out there in the blogosphere who come here fairly regularly might have some questions.
A few questions to say the least!
And those of you who actually call yourself reporters on your business cards -some of which I have in my wallet- might want to consider the larger issue of:
a.) the appropriateness of that kind of a salary move at a non-profit, and,
b.) why your bosses and colleagues -the news editors, producers and news directors- have gone SO FAR out of their way to make sure that this story is NOT REPORTED.
Is it sheer old-fashioned South Florida news media laziness, a longstanding crippling disease hereabouts, or, are they just afraid to offend some well-known people with power, or burn any of the 'reliable sources' they regularly contact to verify other stories for soundness/veracity?
Yes, sometimes the media dog that doesn't -or won't- bark is the real news story.
For more on "Why media dogs don't bark?" see this 2008 post from John Naughton's Online Diary, Memex 1.1:
#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016
Last night at #election2016 #party in #hollywood #city. Congratulations #joshlevy #newmayor #hollywoodcity. Privileged to be with the #sunsentinel #sunsentinelnewspaper #photographer #makeamericagreatagain #neverforget #anighttoremember #life #liberty #pursuitofhappiness #blessed #yourphotographer #miamiphotography #photography #proudtobeamerican ����
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Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.
Today is the day. Today is a celebration. Today is my day. Today, I hiked, I photographed, and I explored. Today I choose to love. Today I'm happy. Today I'm blessed. Today is my birthday. Today is a special day for you and me. #birthdaygirl #birthday #birthdaymonth #brazil #braziltrip #rio #theview #livingthelife #lifeisgood #morro #rio #praia #travel #miami #miamigirl #luckygirl #loveisintheair #justdoit #artist #photographer #photography #taiwan #beautiful #vacation #viajar #instagood #smile #dreambig #wishes #true
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Forbes estimates Gisele Bundchen will make $15.2M this year. Tom Brady will make $15M ($1 salary, $14M bonus) + likely another $8M off field for a couple total of $38.2M. pic.twitter.com/tWiVv8kpTH— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 23, 2017
@ETARURestaurant, Señor Café
#SoFL - Enjoyed some excellent Chicken Milanesa yesterday at Señor Café, a very popular #Cuban ���� family restaurant on US-1, 1520 S. Federal Hwy., #HollywoodFL, with my sister, Jennifer, who'd done me a huge favor earlier. Ham & cheese on top of bistec de pollo a la milanesa. pic.twitter.com/xtizku5oKb— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 26, 2017