The subject of discussion at a recent West Boca Community Council meeting in Florida did not sit well with Sun Sentinel reporter Marci Shatzman. When one councilman began to strongly criticize the American press, Shatzman stood up and stormed out of the meeting she was covering. She urged the rest of the attendees to do the same.
“Journalists have no respect for their own profession,” insisted guest speaker Andre Fladell after listing a series of grievances he had with the political media. “No respect for their country.”
“I totally disagree,” Shatzman interjected. “I’m a member of the press. I’m not going to sit here and listen to this crap. I’m leaving.”
After threatening the Council with the prospect of withholding her paper’s coverage of their meetings, Shatzman implored the audience to ignore Fladell.
“He’s full of you know what,” she exclaimed.
Fladell concluded by saying that Shatzman’s outburst proved his point about the media’s lack of respect for dissenting viewpoints in America.
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An earlier version of this article indicated Fladell was a member of the tea party. He was a guest speaker.
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