May I have your attention?
Tabloid probe sparks spat AND response The revival of an investigation USING tabloid tactics has turned in a battle between rival funeral establishments. Allegations against NATIONAL FUNERAL HOMES provoked a response
BY the homes owned by S. Rafaiy Alkhalifa:
“Has this story been free of any whiff of Bias or has it been tainted by a vested
Interest in its outcome. The reader should be the judge.”
The custom of cozy arrangements by news tabloids that conduct investigations and then wait for police to make arrests are long gone like press BARS of yesteryear. I have never feared what tabloids may do. I came to Miami spotless, and after playing with the rabid dogs of Miami, I have acquired a spot on my pedigree. Miami does it to a lot of trusting newcomers. Move to Miami with your beautiful family and you lose them. Here people have even lost their lives. I’m contented that I'm alive and kicking. Some people make news, some people like to make news, I say to them CARRY ON Do your worst-- be vicious: readers aghast. I do say it in the words of LAO TSU:
“KINDNESS IS IN WORDS-- CREATES CONFIDENCE KINDNESS IS IN THINKING--CREATE PROFOUNDNESS KINDNESS IS IN GIVING --CREATES LOVE.”
Today New Times have changed. This Lean New Times is a small town news section in a big city. A BIG city that does not know how to carry a BIG stick and project kindness. Thank God that New Times influence on Miami public life is small .Reminds me when Journalists and Hacks, whose noisy assaults in the home market ( with light investments of time and purse ) sat drinking with paralegals, corrupt police, and aspiring lawyers in the press bars to discuss dead cases.
It was not long ago that this very New Times reporters and photographer accompanied me to visit CUBA to produce an article on CUBANS RETURNING WITH THEIR DEAD TO BE INTERRED IN CUBA. This same New Times wrote this non compelling story which my fellow BRITS would call NINCOMPOOP- programmed to accuse. I accuse the New Times of conflict of interest in taking on its staff, a paralegal who represents the legal firm of the plaintiff in a suit against one of my companies, to use contents of a deposition (privy only to the Law firms) of a case that is still in discovery stages and has not yet been litigated in the courts. Could this information influence members of a jury pool who has now only heard one side of the story? Is the New Times seeking sensational August fillers for a readership lift? This same Tabloid would tell you that the story is a follow-up to a story of 2001 vintage? Do we need a hurricane to clear away all the BULL from New time’s vaults? Yet they know not what they have been doing in vilifying and slandering a company that has an advertisement on the back page of the same week's paper. The hypocrisy of of taking ad revenue from a company that is considered so naughty may not seem so unjustified by the New Times. In German we would say NEW TIMES SCHAFFT SICH AB- In English it would read New Times does away with itself.
So much for press veracity, Mr. FRANCISCO ALVARADO is trying to build a reputation of one of Miami's top investigative reporters, but by enlisting help from a law firm with a vested interest in seeing my company's demise. In Latin I would say to him-- Honi sort qui no mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks this no evil) Is his portrayal characterably a piece of sociological fieldwork. He is an aggregator of news (they die by the pen) who does not source his own story, or check facts independently. bulldozing and hacking is not for our times - new or old. That type of reporting I left behind in London and is the mainstay of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid NEWS OF THE WORLD now being tarnished for sleazy phone tapping of private citizens. Now for the rebuttal ……….. MY TURN