Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fear, Smear and Scare at the St. Augustine Record

The St. Augustine Record is quick to engage in fear, smear and scare tactics against activists like video-journalist Jeff Gray, running an article on its website on March 14, 2016 and on its front page on March 15, 2016 about a "trespassing" charge for picketing on a sidewalk in front of his son's school, with a sign that bore the words "First Amendment is Not a Crime."
All charges were dismissed on April 25, 2016, with Assistant State Attorney Benjamin Rich, Jr. filing a notice with the Court.
The Record was notified that very day, before its deadline.
Mr. Gray spoke with a reporter on the telephone.
Still no article in the Record.
Waiting for more "spin" from the School Superintendent and Sheriff (whose re-election he unwisely endorsed)?
You tell me.
Will the Record report the dismissal as prominently as it did the arrest?
If so, in real or geologic time?

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