Correction Request to Palm Beach Post Goes Unanswered
Americans for Prosperity-Florida recently launched a new project – You Be the Judge – with the expressed goal of educating citizens about judicial activism and the Florida Supreme Court’s willingness to legislate from the bench.
Despite this expressed goal, the media has falsely claimed the project is being conducted by out-of-state billionaires trying to politicize the Court system. In fact, multiple correction requests sent to the Palm Beach Post, have been disregarded, denying Floridians fair and honest reporting.
Below is a copy of the correction request which has to date, gone unanswered.
It has come to my attention that recent articles in the Palm Beach Post have included numerous falsehoods which I respectfully request corrections on.
The first such article, Out-of-state donors loom large in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, stated: “Also in Mack’s corner is Americans For Prosperity, the grassroots organization founded by the billionaire Koch brothers. AFP, which claims 109,000 activists in Florida, aired $1 million in TV advertising this summer for Mack.”
AFP does not endorse or oppose candidates for office. The ad in which you are referencing was not in support of Connie Mack. The ad does discuss policies Senator Nelson supported but you’ll note it does not in any way encourage citizens to vote for or against Nelson. You’ll also note that Connie Mack’s name is not mentioned once in the ad.
Then, in an editorial, Retain all three Florida Supreme Court justices, stated: “Presumably, those replacements would be more pleasing to Americans for Prosperity, which is bankrolling Republican campaigns nationwide and is running ads against the justices.”
The writer, Randy Schultz, has indicated his information is based off of the prior false article.
To be clear, Americans for Prosperity is in no way bankrolling Republican campaigns. AFP is a non-partisan organization that promotes free-market policies – not candidates. AFP is a 501c4, not a PAC, and thus does not bankroll or endorse candidates.
As a result of this false reporting, other reporters within The Post have continued this grossly false narrative. I respectfully request a correction for both articles ASAP.