Lynn Dannheisser, Surfside Town Attorney, Compares Bloggers Critical of Her to the KKK
On Saturday, Dannheisser published an op-ed in The Miami Herald, taking a vague stab at "anonymous" "cyber-terrorists" and "pseudo-journalists [who] blog without the facts."
She was more specific in a 20-minute speech at a Surfside Commission meeting on Tuesday, in which she blasted the Surfside blogs and the "Miami Due Times" (0:47 in first video) by name.. Choice quote (2:33):
With a click of a 'send' button, these cyber-bullies throw proverbial rocks through your window and burn crosses on your lawn for no other reason than they can, and they want to incite unrest.
Elizabeth Perez-Bankes, editor and main writer for Save Surfside, replied to Dannheisser in the comments section of her Herald op-ed:
1) We're not "anonymous". All our names have always been listed in the "About" section of the website.
2) We're not "Pseudo-journalists". I have many years of experience as a journalist. I was a network correspondent for ABC News, a legal affairs reporter (I'm also a graduate of Harvard Law School) for Telemundo, and a Brussels-based "European Union" reporter for a PBS program. All our posts are thoroughly researched. I am sorry Ms. Dannheisser does not enjoy them.
Enjoy these videos-- uploaded by some "cyber-swaggerer"-- of Dannheisser's outburst. It will be the best twenty minutes you spend today.