Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It’s now up to one hundred and forty-two (142) days and counting. And with March elections coming up so soon!

It’s inexplicable, peculiar, atypical, unparalleled
and yes, even a bit remarkable too.

Did you know the last editorial published in The Palm Beach Post about our little City of Lake Worth was well over 4 months ago prior even to Hurricane Irma — on August 28th, 2017? Hard to believe but it’s true. Our City used to be a quite frequent topic, or target if you will, on the editorial page.

Learn more about the last editorial published about our City in the Post later on in this blog post.
It was a doozy.

But as far as doozy’s go, nothing will ever come close to that silly editorial published in April 2016 that was the subject of a lot of fun, jokes, and even a Letter to the Editor by a City resident titled,

The City that dines together. . .”

Of course, the Post is up For Sale now and the publisher and editor know that public faith in the ‘Fourth Estate’ is “pretty damn low — humiliatingly low”, this wouldn’t be the best of times for the editor(s) to be going after one of its own very special “Hometown Destinations” (see image below) in Central Palm Beach County and they don’t need any more subscription cancellations either. You see, the timing isn’t quite right just yet.

Did you know in the Post’s very own category of “Hometown Destinations” — all cities, towns, and villages in Palm Beach County with a population of 10–100,000 — the City of Lake Worth is #1 beating out municipalities like West Palm Beach, Westlake, Wellington, and Delray Beach too?

Confirming what everyone knew already, the
city of Delray (“Dull-ray”) Beach is in a
serious state of decline:
Hard to believe, it was all the way back on Aug. 28th since the last editorial in the Post about our City. What was it about? Find out below.

But one last question: When was the last time the editor(s) focused all their attention and energy on the City of Greenacres and wrote an editorial about that city? Or Lake Clarke Shores here in Central Palm Beach County? Lantana? Palm Springs? The Great Walled City of Atlantis?

There is no answer to that question.
It’s a mystery.

Without further ado, the Post editorial from last August:

The editor wrote, “As of Friday [August 25th], however, Espinoza [charter school Principal Renatta Espinoza] said she hadn’t been able to contact [Gregg] Roberts and there had been no dialogue.” [emphasis added]

Well. The very next day Mr. Gregg Roberts, the chief executive officer of Modern Health Concepts, defending his marijuana dispensary across the street, located at 1125 N. Dixie Hwy. — a major bustling thoroughfare children should always be warned to avoid — wrote a “Point of View” published in the Post:

“’Finally, as a matter of common courtesy, we hope there can be more truth in this discussion. I personally placed a phone call to Academy for Positive Learning’s principal, Renatta Espinoza, which I can only assume was immediately passed on to her attorney, as I received a phone call from him shortly after and we spoke for roughly 30 minutes.”

Ooooops.

1 comment:

bret hammell said...

Stop supporting the City of Lake Worth Wes. It might catch on!