Broward News

Morning Juice: Through Failure, Valuable Lessons in Managing Bad Publicity

It was Corruption Wednesday in Broward County. Thursday's got a tough act to follow.

  • Lacking celebrities in Broward, the paparazzi must chase corrupt politicians, leading to scenes like the one that occurred yesterday afternoon with the Family Gallagher. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • The corruption charges should not be allowed to drown out a far lesser -- but still outrageous -- scandal in the Broward and Palm Beach divisions of the Department of Family Services, which fired its spokeswoman, Leslie Mann, seemingly for being too willing to share public information with reporters before higher-ups could do damage control. [Miami Herald]
  • In a move that seemed to have similarly sinister motives, Florida Power & Light hired two of its leading critics, effectively buying their loyalty in advance of the utility's most recent batch of bad publicity. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A domestic dispute is blamed for a shooting last night in Belle Glade that left one dead and one injured. [WPBF]
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, defending his office from a discrimination suit by black officers, told a jury yesterday he didn't remember the note he received from a group of 15 officers upset over what they said was discriminatory treatment. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Prosecutors released tape of the interview detectives had with the West Palm Beach couple charged after their infant child perished in a hot SUV this past June. [WFLX]

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Thomas Francis