Monday, March 6, 2017

Error in the Post today and a quote by Lake Worth candidate Omari Hardy taken out of context.

Do you know where to find “Corrections & Clarifications” in The Palm Beach Post? In the print edition you can find those on page A2, on the back of the front page, below the fold. Don’t get the print edition? Then you’re out of luck. Learn more about that using this link.

There’s another election news error in the Post, in today’s (3/6) print edition which is also online (error highlighted in yellow below). Omari Hardy is a candidate for the District 2 race. A District 3 race wouldn’t happen until March of 2018.

For the error that was corrected about the upcoming election on March 14th in the city of Greenacres use this link:

“A previous version of this story incorrectly said Jonathan Pearce was active in the county Republican Party and that he had resigned his council seat to run.”

Today is the Lake Worth Very Very Special Monday Collector Print Edition (LWVVSMCPE). Again. Every Monday. It’s never been explained why Lake Worth is so special. Why cant Greenacres, Palm Springs, and Lake Clarke Shores be special sometimes?

The entire 4-minute video of Mr. Hardy’s closing remarks at the Lake Worth Playhouse Debate on January 2nd is below, which includes the quote pulled by the Post in the LWVVSMCPE today, taken out of context:

     [Omari] Hardy, a civics teacher at Roosevelt Middle School who’s running for the District 3 [sic; should be “District 2”] seat against Christopher McVoy and William Joseph, recalled his friend said Lake Worth isn’t a nice place to live.
     “I found that upsetting,” Hardy said.

Mr. Hardy’s remarks concerned the attention, or rather the lack of attention, given by Commissioner McVoy addressing many of the issues, problems, and concerns of residents in District 2.

Below, scene from McVoy’s re-election party in March of 2015*

Click on image to enlarge:
Comm. McVoy (blue shirt) likes to make promises. Like not raising electric rates. But 6 months after being re-elected in 2015 he broke that promise

Omari Hardy at the Playhouse debate addressed many issues, including crime, and the fact that District 2 Commissioner McVoy was first elected in 2010, crime continued to be an issue in his district, and after being re-elected in 2015 promised to “pivot” and focus more on “at risk” neighborhoods: that “pivot” by McVoy never did happen.

Enjoy the video—the comments by Mr. Hardy—in context:

*In 2015 commissioners McVoy and then-citizen Ryan Maier ran as a slate, e.g., bringing more investment into the City and fixing the roads. McVoy went on to oppose the Neighborhood Road Bond in 2016. Maier supported that bond and payed the price: he lost the support of those that got him elected and he is not seeking re-election.