By Dave Scott
April 29, 2022
A flurry of media activity is taking place in Northeast Florida including reporting and editorial shuffling, an upcoming challenge to the area’s legacy news outlets, and the reemergence of the satirical Amelia Island News Wrecker.
Nationally, on Wednesday, April 26, the Biden Administration announced it would take steps to combat misinformation on social media by forming a new department called the “Ministry of Truth,” oops sorry, it’s called the “Disinformation Governance Board.” It’s going to govern misinformation or, in other words, things they do not want you to read or see.
Let’s focus initially on what’s going on with local media outlets.
Citizens Journal Florida will be the new kid on the block and is currently under-construction. This is not a kitchen table start-up staffed by a crowd of left-leaning Brenda Starr wannabes desirous of spreading neighborhood gossip, sucking up to local officials, hugging trees, and badmouthing local developers and businessmen.
The Citizens Journal is headed-up by publisher and veteran media executive, George Miller, a newcomer to the area from Ventura County, California, who created a similar publication in a much more inhospitable California media environment.
But, before shouting: “CALIFORNIA?” check out Miller’s background. He shares no resemblance to left-wing Fernandina Beach Mayor “Marxist” Mike Lednovich, another California transplant pictured here (below) during a Fernandina BLM parade.
In 2013 Miller constructed, successfully operated, and eventually sold a similar and now flourishing news outlet in that socialistic hellhole of a state. If he did it there it should be a piece of cake in a community populated hereabouts by mostly Republican-registered voters hungry for news other than the monotonous stream of pap currently spewed by the area’s politically timid, left-wing media crowd.
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The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal Florida.