Lead­ers: No ‘fake news,’ later school start times

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE -

COM­MEN­TARY news.”

Another com­mis­sioner ex­plained his ob­jec­tion by say­ing: “Some of us sup­port the pres­i­dent of the United States.”

But af­ter backlash from res­i­dents who said com­mis­sion­ers were let­ting their per­sonal pol­i­tics in­ter­fere with the li­brary’s stated mis­sion, com­mis­sion­ers said they would re­con­sider the is­sue.

This week, they did. And they stuck to their anti-Times guns af­ter being urged to by other res­i­dents, in­clud­ing one who asked: “You let

in, what’s com­ing next? What rad­i­cal pub­li­ca­tion is com­ing next?”

The board de­nied its li­brary’s re­quest in a 3-2 vote, ac­cord­ing to the Cit­rus County Chron­i­cle.

Some com­mis­sion­ers (seem­ingly un­aware their orig­i­nal com­ments were cap­tured on video) tried to rewrite his­tory and claim their ob­jec­tions to the Times weren’t po­lit­i­cal. They claimed they sim­ply ob­jected to the $2,700 cy­ber-sub­scrip­tion price.

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