Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Record: Blog post from yesterday is most-viewed for single day, month of July.


One year ago yesterday, feature story in the print edition from the Post’s “Culture” editor:

“Charles Whitman of Lake Worth:
The MADMAN in the TOWER”

This headline (see below) was on page 1, above
the fold, in the “Arts & Travel” section on
July 31st, 2016.

Try to wrap your head around that one. Arts & Travel? Really? Then, as if that wasn’t enough, also on page 1 was this blaring subtitle:

“In 1966, a massacre at the University of Texas by a Lake Worth man shocked the nation”

Why publish this recycled garbage from decades ago about the “Texas Tower Sniper” in The Palm Beach Post? Who knows. What public purpose did it serve for our little City of Lake Worth?

If anything, this is proof why it’s so important to support your local newspapers like The Lake Worth Herald.
Featuring articles about:
“Demons and doom
”, “He killed his mother, “[M]ass shootings since 1966?

If the Culture Editor happens to be short on ideas, how about this: do another feature story about Mr. Mark Foley titled,

“THE LETTUCE PATCH REDUX”
(see image below).

Do you know who Mark Foley is?

Mr. Foley was a City of Lake Worth commissioner from 1978–1979 and 1982–1984. Later he served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1990–1992; then the Florida Senate, 1993–1994. He returned to private life in 2006 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 years. His most recent accomplishment was saving Spring Training baseball in Palm Beach County.

Mark Foley, then a young man, his store at
502 Lucerne Ave. in Downtown Lake Worth
(newspaper clipping from Palm Beach Post).

Click on image to enlarge:
By the way, Mr. Foley is back in the news — serving our City once again as a volunteer on the C-51 Advisory Committee — however, the Post continues their news blackout about the Blueway Trail.

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