More reaction to news of our impending closure
Since we announced Tuesday that The American Independent News Network will be shutting us down effective Fri., April 27, we’ve been touched to hear from readers commenting on the news. More of their thoughts here.
Peanut, commenter: “I guess you won’t have time to write about all the appointees to state boards that were not approved by the legislature, allowing Scott to get rid of anyone who does not toe the scott line. Anyone who has watched Scott in his attempts to control the entire state of Florida, cities, counties, school boards, etc., could not possibly believe Scott did not know about the fraud going on in his own hospital chain.” And: “You are needed.”
Maria Alegria, commenter: “Oh no! We’ve taken you for granted. Thank you so much for carrying the voice of truth from the people’s perspective.”
Juliamiami, commenter: “This is terrible news! TFI offered the only independent coverage of Florida’s outrageous legislative stupidity. You knew you got the truth when you read a TFI article. I will miss reading the news presented ethically by your reporters.”
Just Sayin’, commenter: “Thanks for all you have done. FloriDUH doesn’t deserve any quality journalism…we don’t need it…we have Herr Scott & Co to protect the really IMPORTANT interests here.”
Ray Myers, via Twitter: “The @FLIndependent site has become my go to source for state political news. Seeing it go is devastating!”
Lucy Morgan, via Twitter: “Sorry to see you are leaving the scene-need all thehelp we can get.” Morgan also wrote about the closure on The Tampa Bay Times‘ blog, The Buzz.
Manuel Roig-Franzia, via Twitter: “@lucytimes delivers some bad news from Fla.”
Natalia Jaramillo, via Twitter: “This is the worst news the @FLIndependent has ever posted :(.”
David Fifer, via Twitter: “I hate that the @FLIndependent is going away. Here’s hoping its great writers all land safely somewhere else.”
Maximus Shelby, via Twitter: “Pity that @FLIndependent is going dark on 4/27 – good source of news – victim of lack of support & sponsorship.”
Beatriz Marcelin, via Facebook: ”Dislike.”
Nathan Andrew Hicks, via Facebook: ”This is sad. I’ve really enjoyed the stories from this site.”
S Paola Solís, via Facebook: ”Noooooo!”
Mary Ann Schumpert Myler, via Facebook: ”I have enjoyed your articles. I am sorry to hear this.”