Monday April 16, 2007
DeFede on Rudy Crew, Miami-Dade’s Superintendent of Schools.
Sunday January 7, 2007
Radio and TV Marti is now broadcasting in Miami, and DeFede is not happy.
Monday December 4, 2006
Quintessential DeFede: “when you initially heard that a deranged fired newspaper employee had stormed the Herald building with a machine gun, you thought to yourself, ‘Oh my, what’s DeFede done now?’” The he gives some advice to McClatchy. Nice.
Wednesday November 22, 2006
“No candidate anywhere in the country spent more money on attack ads and TV commercials than Charlie Crist.” Jim DeFede wonders what kind of a governor he’ll be.
Thursday October 19, 2006
Jim DeFede is moderating a debate between the candidates for Miami District 2 commissioner tomorrow (October 20). 7 pm at the Bayshore Lutheran Church, Biscayne Blvd. and NE 60th Terr. You can send questions you want him to ask to firstname.lastname@example.org. (via Biscayne Boulevard Times e-mail)
Wednesday October 18, 2006
Jim DeFede’s mom: “Eat your spinach. It’s good for you. Have a salad, it won’t kill you.”
Thursday August 24, 2006
DeFede echoes my rant about the peaceful demonstrater that got shot by rubber bullets by cops. “Could it be that these gallant men are really just a bunch of cowards…. and are afraid to meet this woman face to face – without all their guns and rifles, and riot gear.”
Sunday July 9, 2006
Friday June 9, 2006
DeFede riffs on hurricanes. “To me, the thing that makes a hurricane special in South Florida is that sense of panic that washes over the community when a hurricane is about a day away.” For the life of me, I can’t seem to be able to embed these videos here, though.
Monday May 8, 2006
Jim DeFede on the boot camp beating death. He’s never been more right: “the special prosecutor in the case needs to move forward in pressing criminal charges against not only the guards who were present and participated in this heinous act, but the nurse, who stood by and watched as a young child was killed.”
Monday May 1, 2006
The latest Jim DeFede report slams State Senator Rudy Garcia (R-Hialeah) for proposing a bill which would effectively shift much of the cost of water cleanup from rock mining interests to the public. Jim Doesn’t mess around – he gives Garcia’s office phone number.
Saturday April 29, 2006
Some clarification on the Herald’s hiring of a PR consultant during the DeFede firing mess is up over on the Daily Pulp. It seems the truth is more complicated then originally thought, but only a little more: “But newspapers aren’t routine businesses — they work in the truth market, where P.R. firms are looked upon with a jaundiced eye. There’s a reason the Herald wasn’t forthcoming at the time about hiring Rubin. And the newspaper clearly should have disclosed in every article quoting Rubin on unrelated issues that he had a financial relationship with the newspaper.”
Tuesday April 25, 2006
The Herald hired a PR firm to manage public opinion after firing Jim DeFede. “Am I alone in thinking this is an unseemly violation of the trust newspapers have with their readers? The press, after all, is charged with the task of getting past the cover stories of P.R. firms to get to the truth about government, business, etc. If readers can’t get the unvarnished truth from the newspaper — free from the influence of hired obfuscators — then where can they ever expect to get it?”
Friday April 21, 2006
Why not: I’ll just feed you these Jim DeFede comentaries as they come in, they’re that good. This one’s on the mess Joe Martinez has gotten himself into.
Friday April 14, 2006
“[I]f ever there was a person who could use a good spanking, it’s Joe Arriola.” Wow. Please watch this video; I could just kiss Jim DeFede. (via SotP)