Marc Caputo

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    September 12, 2014

    Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Pouring $1.6 Million Into TV Ads (UPDATE)

    Update: United For Care campaign manager Ben Pollara released a statement on Drug Free Florida's planned TV ads: "It's no surprise Drug Free Florida Committee is making such a large buy so far out from Election Day. When your basic position runs completely counter to public opinion, millions in mis ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Rick Scott Proposes $74 Billion Budget That Would Go to Tax Breaks

    On Monday, in a sort of unofficial re-election kick-off, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his budget plans for the year, only to be drowned out by the news that medical marijuana would be allowed on the ballot in November. Scott proposed a $74.19 billion budget proposal, which includes things like tax-brea ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Carlos Lopez-Cantera is the New Lt. Governor, Rick Scott Announces

    It took almost a year, but Rick Scott has finally named himself a new Lt. Governor. And it's Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Scott announced his decision Tuesday morning. The Madrid, Spain-born Lopez-Cantera becomes Florida's first Hispanic lieutenant governor, taking over for ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Medical Marijuana Group Is "Hiding the Ball," Says Pam Bondi

    With 70 percent of Floridians approving the legalizing of medical marijuana, and a drive to get it on the ballot next November as a constitutional amendment garnering over 100,000 signatures, it's safe to assume that Florida is as close as it has ever been to becoming the 21st state to legalize weed ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Marco Rubio's Shot to Be President Is Not Dead Yet, According to the Internet

    Everyone's been so quick to declare Marco Rubio dead ever since he got all the GOPers hot and bothered when he decided to take on immigration reform. He managed to bring down the harrumph from fellow GOPer leaders like Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, from California, who said Rubio and his "weasel words" c ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Jeb Bush Says "Immigrants are more fertile" During Speech

    Jeb Bush, speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington on Friday, brought up his support for the passage of an immigration bill by arguing that it would be good for the U.S. economy because immigrants are more "fertile." "Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born American ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Herald Reporter, Tampa TV Reporter Still Going At It Over Greer/Crist Allegations

    It started about two weeks ago: Miami Herald political report Marc Caputo wrote a blog post criticizing the "sloppy, trashy Tampa TV reporting at WTSP" about the Jim Greer corruption trial -- more specifically, criticizing reporter Mike Deeson, who Caputo said "seems more determined to file tendenti ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Florida Politics Reporters Fighting Over Which One of Them Is Sloppy

    Last week, we told you about how Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo called out TV reporter Mike Deeson for "sloppy, trashy Tampa TV reporting." He said Deeson was misrepresenting accusations that former Gov. Charlie Crist paid to cover up gay affairs, making it sound like the charges were coming ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Herald's Marc Caputo Dumps on Tampa TV Station's Reporting of Jim Greer Trial, Charlie Crist Being Gay

    Earlier this week, we told you about the latest allegations that Charlie Crist paid men to cover up gay affairs and about how they weren't coming from anyone who'd actually investigated anything. They were coming from a lawyer in the Jim Greer corruption trial -- and now all the drama is seeping int ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Connie Mack's Dad Chastises Reporters for Pointing Out His Son Is Way, Way Behind

    Republican Rep. Connie Mack IV's Senate campaign has hit a bump in the road -- a bump shaped like an electorate that doesn't want to vote for him. He's come up short in poll after poll, and papers in Florida and elsewhere have pointed it out. Well, one person is not having it -- Mack's dad.Former Fl ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Herman Cain's Florida Tour Gaffes: Was Media Criticism "Over the Top"?

    Herman Cain, the presidential contender who loves to shout the number "nine," took a whirlwind tour through Florida last week, visiting Sweetwater, Miami, Coral Springs, West Palm, and Palm Beach. While he was down in Miami, he bent to Spanglophone tastes by shouting "nueve, nueve, nueve" instead.Bu ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    June 26, 2008

    The Ink-Stained Unemployed

    Newspapers will shrink as veterans are forced out the door

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    October 27, 2006
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    October 26, 2006
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    October 24, 2006

    The Crist Question

    We just published this story on the New Times homepage wherein Charlie Crist, I believe for the first time, denies that he has ever had sex with a man and, more specifically, denies he had sex with two particular men who are named in the article. I wrote the story and I know people are going to ... More >>

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    September 14, 2006
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    September 1, 2006

    Black-Owned Media Want Share of Campaign Money

    Beth Reinhard and Marc Caputo keep chugging on the Davis-Smith race. Mary Barley, whose bid to become agriculture commissioner in 2002 was slammed by Big Sugar, is the new Tom Joad of Florida. She's going after Smith, who is getting a million-dollar-plus assist from the industry, which is bankrollin ... More >>

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    August 31, 2006

    Sun-Sentinel: Really, Really Bad

    A Real Front Page Okay, the newspapers had some 'splaining to do this morning for overhyping Ernesto -- and the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald had exactly the same idea. Blame the science -- and don't even mention that the newspapers and TV stations and governments behaved like this was a monster C ... More >>

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    August 25, 2006

    Gangs and Politics

    Gotta check out this story in the Palm Beach Post by Stephanie Slater and Dianna Smith about a deadly war going on between two Haitian gangs. It all stems, apparently, from a small-time music label called Top 6 Records. The B-Town Boys, one of the groups involved in Top 6, are breaking out -- and th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2006

    Beth Reinhard Adjusts Her Attitude

    Rod Smith, Sack O' Shit The Tribune Co.'s Tallahassee team, Linda Kleindienst and Jason Garcia, tell us of the shameless political smear being used against U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, who is vying against Rod Smith in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Seems some unsavory folk are spreading the informat ... More >>

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    July 8, 2006

    Sweet Home Broward County

    In the latest twist from the Larry Deetjen Racist Airport Blowup saga, an unexpected object was found while city employees cleaned out the suspended city manager's office: A Confederate flag. The flag was found rolled up on a shelf in his office. Whatever the reason for it, I think it's a safe bet ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Sleaze! Sex! Suspense!

    South Florida writers live the life