REPORT: Commissioners call New York Times ‘fake news,’ deny library funding for digital subscriptions
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“Do we really need to subscribe to the New York Times?” one commissioner asked during the meeting.
“Why the heck would we spend money on something like that?” asked another.
“Fake news, I agree with President Trump,” Commissioner Scott Carnahan said. “I don’t want the New York Times in this county. I don’t agree with it, I don’t like ’em, it’s fake news and I’m voting no. They can take that money and do something else with it … I support Donald Trump.”
President Donald J. Trump retweeted the following Twitter posts about this news item:
Officials in Citrus County, Fla., deny public library’s request for digital New York Times subscription, citing Pres. Trump’s belief that the nationally acclaimed paper is “fake news” https://t.co/dggaZSfEF0 pic.twitter.com/MfO41P5Qfe
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2019
Florida county denies library subscriptions to the New York Times because it’s ‘fake news’https://t.co/5JEqqR1swj
— Orlando Weekly (@OrlandoWeekly) November 5, 2019
“Why the heck would we spend money on something like that?”https://t.co/cqixFuhHPP
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) November 5, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2019
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