Friday, November 24, 2017

Just in case you missed this. . .

Lake Worth’s Wikipedia page: 

Another one of the ways you know we’re in election season once again.

Besides the bag of tricks reporters and headline editors use to signal another election season is underway, there is another sure way as well: When text is edited, deleted, or new ‘information’ is added to our City of Lake Worth’s Wikipedia page.

For example, this text was recently added:

During a short period of neglect and decline in the 1980s and 1990s, Lake Worth, in the words of then-city commissioner Dennis Dorsey, “had become known as the skin-flick capital of the country.” The venue now the Lake Worth Playhouse was the Playtoy, and was well known in Palm Beach County as the theater that showed x-rated movies; Deep Throat was shown there, motivating a police raid.

Welcome back, Dennis.

And how can one say that two decades, “the 1980s and 1990s”, was only just a “short period of neglect and decline”? Two decades! That’s not exactly a “short period” of time. It’s closer to being an era; one era in particular of our City’s long history a lot of people would rather forget. It was during those years when a lot of people, the ones who could afford to, abandoned our City and moved out west.

But once again, it’s important to remember the Lake Worth Wikipedia page is a, or one, source for information — but it’s not all entirely true or even factual in many cases — the lesson is: do you own research using multiple sources.

So stay tuned as they say. Maybe another PAC will be formed some time soon by Mr. Dorsey, a long-time resident in the Great Walled City of Atlantis.