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Best Blog Miami 2008 - Eye on Miami

Forget about the people who blog about their favorite movies or their kids or the vegan meals they eat every day. Eye on Miami is smart, witty, and informative — almost like daily newspapers used to be. It's the conscience of the local blogosphere, concentrating on foreclosures, housing woes, corrupt politicians, and the rampant waste of taxpayer money in our community. It's an easy-to-read, simply designed site — the right-column index of scofflaws and newsy topics is especially handy — with an edgy voice. The two people who run the site (Genius of Despair and Gimleteye) do it anonymously, but they still let their personalities shine through. (One classic post described Genius of Despair accidentally hitting University of Miami President Donna Shalala with a chair at a concert.) What the blog does best, however, is research and explain the often hard-to-understand issues in our area. The bloggers think nothing of taking a news story printed in the Herald and explaining the festering, moldy truth that lies beneath the people quoted in the story. They research foreclosures, lobbyist records, and campaign donations — often with sobering results. The truth isn't pretty here in the Magic City, but thankfully Eye on Miami is watching.

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Ed
Ed

You call this investigative reporting???!!! They do not spend a minute looking for the truth. I call this mud slinging. damaging people names, families and reputation. Examples are plenty of this type of lazy destructive reporting... Jeff Burnside was a prime example of this type of reporting. But thank the lord that he was finally fired

GILMORECLARETHA
GILMORECLARETHA

Well once again we are slapped in the face, no jobs for the persons of other skin colors only spanish need to apply.Look front page NEWS MIAMI TIMES SPANISH PREFERRED FOR THE NEW MARLINS STADIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IT TOOK A PERSON OF COLOR TO COME OFF OF MATERNITY LEAVE TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF.

Alex
Alex

Thank you for being a bluntly honest source of investigative reporting. I nearly forgot that you were my sole confirmation of honest investigative reporting left in the south. I can't wait to graduate and become a documentary filmmaker and illustrate the muggy, humid corrupt city for its true colors. Sincerely, AR

David
David

You are right on concerning EOM. While I don't always agree with Genius and Gimleteye, I respect their dedication and the work they put into researching their stories. There isn't a dirty politician in this town that will escape their acid-tipped pens; and that's the way it should be. Kudos to New Times and EOM.

Tim Blake
Tim Blake

Interesting verdict yesterday in Circuit Court before Judge Desnick. The jury found Marrone Ford of Miami guilty of fraud and awarded $50,000 in punitive damages. The consumer attorney who tried the case was James Loren. The allegations were that the Autonation dealership forged the second financing contract and did not obtain for the consumer the diability insurance that was on the first contract. The consumer never knew there was a second contract until she tried to make a disability claim. Case no. 03-10876 CA 20 Brown v. Bull Motors dba Maronne Ford of Miami.

Bill
Bill

For the record Alan, (glad to see who really is behind the attacks)the City of Homestead maximum density was decreased from 15 units per acre to 10 units per acre by an ordinance in 1993 after Steve Shiver was elected for the first time. The Keys Gate Development of Regional Impact (DRI) was approved and vested in 1972 for a total of 14,000 units. Steve Shiver was 6 at that time. New development in the Oasis project and the annexation area was done after Steve voluntarily left to assume the County Manager position in 2001. Where he won several awards or technology and was recognized as an inovator by many.

You have made a career out of trashing Steve Shiver and promulgating unfounded rumors and out right lies to scare the public into believeing your rhetoric and furthering your environmental terrorism.

I for one am glad that you have been outed because your nothing but a coward. Now that everyone knows the truth, maybe the geniousofdespair will step up, own up to their cowardly ways and let us know who they are. I wish everyone could live on a trust fund like you Alan. Maybe things are different for you in Coral Gables and I am glad for you to be so wealthy that you have nothing better to do than defame and belittle people. In Homestead, we work for a living.

I can't stop laughing. Its Alan Farago, the same guy who was paid millions by the Ocean Reef elite to stop economic development at Homestead Air Base, who travels with the wine and cheese crowd exclusively acting like he cares about the downtrodden. Alan, you are a joke and I am glad to see you finally revealed.

Bill
Bill

You guys are actually funny. Shiver has more success and accomplishment under his belt at 41 than most people have at 70. He wa not the cause of extreme growth in Homestead, the Villages of Homestead DRI was approved in 1972 for 14,000 plus units. Shiver actually passed an ordinance when elected at 27 years old to reduce the units per acre from 15 to 109 as the maximum in Homestead. Still in place today by the way. Further, any additional unit approval was done after he left to become the youngest County Manager in Miami-Dade County history where stayed until he resigned when Penelas's groupies wanted him to shift $ around on the transit tax. Alan, why won't you publish this you coward? You should challenge Steve Shiver to a debate of any kind. ON Fact, hewill kick your ass. Unfortunately, that's nopt how you work though is it. Hide behind some anonymous blog and take the elitists money to support your radical agenda. Publish this comment you chicken shit.

ho
ho

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SayHoss!
SayHoss!

I love Eye on Miami and wish I had more time to read it. The authors are top-notch and they are really exposing a ton of stuff that every voter should be aware of.

Long live Eye on Miami!

geniusofdespair
geniusofdespair

Wow! Miami New Times recognized us as The Best Blog in Miami! We are speechless, thank you Miami New Times, and we are honored to be recognized as Miami's Best Blog! Geniusofdespair and Gimleteye

ARTLURKER
ARTLURKER

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