Florida library request for a New York Times subscription rejected because they are deemed “fake news” by local GOP officials.

By |2019-11-06T07:56:21-09:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |24 Comments

Well apparently now Florida is completely broken. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news.

But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last month, local officials literally laughed out loud. One commissioner, Scott Carnahan, declared the paper to be “fake news.”

“I agree with President Trump,” he said. “I will not be voting for this. I don’t want the New York Times in this county.”

In a move that is generating intense online backlash, all five members of the commission agreed to reject the library’s request. The discussion took place Oct. 24, the same day the Trump administration announced plans to cancel federal agencies’ subscriptions to the Times and The Washington Post. While there’s no apparent connection — the Citrus County meeting began several hours before the Wall Street Journal broke the news of the new edict — the controversy unfolding in central Florida highlights how politicians nationwide are parroting the president’s disparaging rhetoric about the media.

You know I have been told all of my life that retardation is not contageous.

Now I am not so sure. 

By the way it is not lost on me that this is the Washington Post reporting on how a rival news outlet is being dismissed as fake news by a county in Florida. 

That is because to REAL news outlets facts matter. 

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  1. anon November 7, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Isn’t that censorship. After all, a library is considered a place where citizens should be able to access all information. Do they have a copy of Mein Kampf at that library?

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 7:00 am

      Since the library is funded with taxpayer money, I guess at this point it is up to the citizens to protest the morons on the commission. However maybe the librarians are more intelligent than the voters in that county.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Yes, it is censorship and without the due process that libraries follow when it comes to banning books or other materials.

      If I were running the county library, I would either re-allocate money from another earmark to cover the subscription or I would simply write the New York times and the Washington Post, outline the events and request a “waiver” and a free subscription for the libraries.

      If I were the New York Times or the Washington Post I would be donating subscriptions to all of the libraries that requested them. They are after all non-profit organizations. Plus it would mess with Republicans and piss of Donald Trump in particular.

      Librarians are a lot more activist than the public realizes. When the patriot act was implemented it was librarians that developed work arounds to protect the public from unwarranted searches of their library browser history and records of what books they checked out.

      Librarians: the only ones standing between you and the FBI.

      Yes, you better believe these and other librarians are getting creative to make sure the public has access to all information. After all, it is librarians that are INFORMATION SCIENTISTS. They are trained to vet and research sources for bias and accuracy. They’d be overjoyed to show you how to do it too!

  2. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Next they will be burning the books !!!!

  3. Bruises That Track Caused November 7, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Someone said Sarah shipped them her state’s copies of Daddy’s Roommate when she was a “politician”.

  4. My $0.02 November 7, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Who knew Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” required reading high school sophomore English (1973), would become a reality.

  5. OT-FYI November 7, 2019 at 7:58 am


    Touched by Lucifer!
    “One of the ideas kicked around by Burnett and the president was shooting a new version of the Trump-branded Apprentice, tentatively titled The Apprentice: White House, and to produce it shortly after the president leaves office.” – “It is something Burnett thinks could be a money-spinner and Trump is very keen on doing.””

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:15 am


      “Mr. Trump brought a number of guests on stage, including Rispone and both of Louisiana’s GOP senators, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy.
      “Unless you’re happy with crappy, I want you to vote Eddie Rispone for governor,” Kennedy said.

      Mr. Trump also welcomed Phil Robertson and Willie Robertson from the show “Duck Dynasty,” a show the president said he recently watched and found “a lot of wisdom there.””

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      In that case Burnett is more demented than Trump. Or he’s just humoring him. That show will never fly.

  6. $BM November 7, 2019 at 8:24 am


    “I’m not sure how open-minded she is,” Gates said, adding that he didn’t think she would “even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money.”
    “Warren tweeted at Gates later that day, saying she actually would be happy to meet with him and that her plan would not result in him paying $100 billion in taxes
    (which is around his entire net worth). {Pooty has $200B Known}
    “In one of his more shocking remarks, Gates also refused to say whether he would vote for Warren over President Donald Trump in a 2020 matchup, saying he’d pick
    “whoever I decide would have the more professional approach.”


    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Stock Market up big today. A New Record. Enjoy!
      7:43 AM – 7 Nov 2019

      Replying to @realDonaldTrump
      me and my wife’s boyfriend are celebrating by going to AppleBee’s and pounding down a few beers. Thank you Donald, so much better (and handsomer) than Obama.

      • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 1:13 pm

        Don’t worry it will go back down just watch. Soon as the is some lack of negotiations on trade with China or some scare about oil fields in the Middlle East hit the news cycle, it will take any gains away. The President just has to shoot his mouth off about these matter and the market dives.

    • NOW November 7, 2019 at 8:57 am


      11/06/2019 | 18m 27s

      Professor Leonard Kleinrock and his former student Vint Cerf – now Vice President of Google – are known as the founding fathers of the internet, after they pioneered the technology that underpins it. It’s changed the world and the very way we live, yet at the time, they had no idea just how big their work would become. Miles O’Brien sits down with them both to reflect on those early days.

  7. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:31 am


    A high school football coach in North Carolina resigned on Sunday after posting a video on social media in which he yelled “White power!” and then added a racial slur.

    John Hoskins, a 32-year-old assistant coach at Knightdale High School, said he was celebrating a team victory with a group of friends, who he says were both black and white, when he also said, “I still love you, niggers!”

    “Hoskins didn’t let the chance for self-pity slip away either.

    “Fifteen seconds of fame in the wrong way. I’ve ruined the last 12 years of my career,””

  8. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

    We should worry about this because that is censorship. Donald making Florida his home? How long before thar state under global warming waters? Asking for a friend?

    • ANON November 7, 2019 at 11:02 am


  9. ALASKA November 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

    “Attorneys for the recall are to argue in Anchorage Superior Court Friday morning that the recall deserves expedited handling by the court system.

    Clarkson’s view on this? “We do not see the need to expedite this matter,” a subordinate attorney wrote to the lawyers challenging the state rejection.

    Expedited handling of the recall case is not in Clarkson’s interest, as he is trying to keep Dunleavy as governor and Clarkson as attorney general for as long as possible. Delaying the recall with legal gymnastics does that.”


    • anonymouse November 7, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      FB>”ANOTHER LOSS: The Dunleavy administration lost another important legal case today, this one about education funding.
      Attorney General Kevin Clarkson’s goofball claim that forward funding of education was an improper dedication of funds was rejected by Juneau Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally.
      The state violated its “duty to faithfully execute the law by failing to execute the forward-funding appropriations,” Schally wrote.
      The Dunleavy administration has a constitutional obligation to implement the appropriations.
      There was nothing improper about what the Legislature did in implementing a delayed effective date.
      This was a political fight from the start. Dunleavy wanted to veto more than $300 million from school funds, but was prevented from doing so because the 2018 Legislature funded schools for his fiscal year.
      Clarkson invented the idea that the forward funding was improper and falsely claimed that there was no legal appropriation for schools.
      “Failing to fund education in the budget ignores the constitution,” Dunleavy said las May, adding that “it creates a situation where education will not be funded after June 30, 2019.”
      He was wrong.”<Dermot Cole

  10. BREAKING November 7, 2019 at 10:56 am


    Trump has been ordered by a New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from persistent violations of state charities laws.

    • Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 11:40 am


      ” It took the presidency for him to learn that he’d always been a citywide joke. ”
      “Clearing up the chaos of traffic and protests on Fifth Avenue that his presidency has caused will be the only impact his move has on the city. It’s not like he’s been paying much in the way of taxes. And the truth is, Trump, the lifelong New Yorker, was never a New Yorker. He was a tourist.” ” New York was always the one city perfect for drunkenness. Yet the only vice Trump never had was drinking. He lived in the greatest city in the world and missed out on everything. The same will be true for Florida.” “His only true Floridian experience will be golf with a small ring of devoted right-wing entertainers/athletes/televangelists only too happy to look away as Secret Service agents dutifully kick the president’s ball on the green.” Play through…

  11. ANON November 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm


    ” “I am the only person I know, perhaps the only person in history, who can give major money to charity ($19M), charge no expense, and be attacked by the political hacks in New York State. No wonder why we are all leaving!”

    Trump added (falsely), “We gave 100% of the funds to great charities.””

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