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Jim Defede for CBS4 News remarked that there have been more and more scandals in Miami lately, all of which seem to follow the same formula:

An individual comes along vowing to help the people of the inner city, but in the end the only person he ends up helping is himself--to our tax money.

Gimleteye at Eye on Miami responded to Defede’s comments by shifting the focus away from our community, which Defede labeled as “more jaded and more cynical”. Gimleteye emphasized the media’s lack of initiative and failure to address these scandals:

It is as though the mainstream media had no opinion on the subject, when it was happening. More often than not, critics were dismissed either as "extremists" or not credible like representatives of the Growth Machine.

To read the rest of the blog, go here. --Lauren Papiernik

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