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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.