by Suzanne Eovaldi, Coach is Right–staff writer
Nothing in my journalism training, career, or credentials approves of the unfair manner by which TC PALM uses its power to endorse some candidates while refusing to cover in the news section the obvious failings of their darlings. The Patrick Murphy endorsement, while predictable, certainly cements in my mind the lack of fairness in journalism here on the Treasure Coast. An outstanding 18 page analysis of the 31 year old Democrat, done by ballotpedia.org, reveals this staggering statistic which our heavy handed editorialists will never tell you. “From 2011 to 2012, Murphy’s yearly net worth jumped from $205,682 to $3,185,011, an unbelievable increase of 1,449%, while at the same time the American citizen’s median yearly income features a net worth DECLINE of MINUS-0.94%.”
Murphy sits on the powerful US House Finance Committee, placing him in direct contact with special interests, lobbyists, lawyers, law firms, real estate, securities and investment and leadership PACs! He amassed a $4,752,054 campaign war chest in the 2012 cycle. Murphy voted, according to ballotpedia, over 82% of the time with the Obama-Pelosi-Democrat party line, in spite of the hypocritical campaign ads saying he is bi-partisan, Independent.
This past Friday, Murphy failed to show up at a SEVENTH voter forum! He refuses to meet his constituents, yet this newspaper says nothing, and rewards him with their endorsement! Murphy calls himself a “Catholic,” yet ballotpedia shows this Democrat has a 100% approval rating from Planned Parenthood! This means every time, Murphy has voted for abortions. Hello, Palm Beach Diocese!
Murphy never rescinded his 2013 letter to the US DOT supporting All Aboard Florida. TC Palm rudely ignored and dismissively refused to report on Carl Dominos’ many achievements and experience. While in the Florida legislature this highly qualified candidate pushed through the all important PORTABILITY legislation which is saving thousands of Floridians their homes if they move within the state. Why won’t TC PALM run Murphy’s mug shot for his 2003 South Beach arrest?
The abject disdain to which this paper subjected Mr. Domino is unforgivable! No mention of his distinguished 27 year US Navy and Reserves career. No mention of his military service in Viet Nam, of his being a highly successful business and family man who understands why families need jobs to support their children. The single Democrat just may not quite understand the sacrifices that must be made when one becomes a parent. Your life forever changes.
Yet, this newspaper’s editorialists chose Patrick Murphy. Is he a District homeowner? Is his CPA license registered in Colorado, not in Florida where he is elected to serve? Please. My 50′s journalism training cries out for an honest, fair unbiased print outlet with a principled editorial board that just once may see fit to endorse without hidden agendas. Better still. Why should you endorse anyone? Let the people decide.
Suzanne Eovaldi, Saint Lucie West
From: Suzanne Eovaldi, BS Journalism, Univ. of Ill ’57,/MA English DePaul Univ. 1970/ MS Media Communication Governors State Univ. 1980/ ret. tenured English Professor, 26 years, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL/ wire editor, reporter, feature writer, news correspondent, four newspapers in IL and IN/ current: staff writer www.coachisright.com
DISCLAIMER: I am a small donor to the Carl Domino for Congress campaign/ I am under no contract to any media outlet/I receive no compensation from www.coachisright.com
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