Here's Donald Trump talking last February about how he'd like to sue the "failing" New York Times when they print "hit" pieces about him.
"One of the things I'm going to do if I win... I'm going to open up our libel
laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles,
we can sue them and win lots of money." –Donald Trump, Feb. 26, 2016.
And here's Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine at a May 18 commission meeting - sounding a lot like Trump - talking (dishonestly) about how the Miami Herald made up a story about an escaped Miami Beach police dog "running amok.". Because, according to Levine, stories about police dogs "running amok" help newspapers sell ads.
Then, the mayor, like Trump, talks about how he'd like to take legal action against the Herald next time they print something he doesn't agree with. In this case he's talking about a Miami Herald story that reported Miami Beach was pumping human waste into Biscayne Bay.
"We lost a police dog about a week ago, 10 days ago, he escaped...ran
away from his trainer. You would have thought that somehow every police
dog in the entire city had run amok and was biting everybody. And the Herald covered it....and everyone covered it. And they covered it because it was Miami Beach." –Mayor Philip Levine, May 18, 2016.
What Levine conveniently left out of his rant was that not one media outlet in town - not one - ever reported, or implied, that police dogs were running amok in the city. What the Herald did report, along with Miami's TV stations, was that Miami Beach Police had asked the media's help in getting the word out to the public about the lost dog.The police never said the dog was vicious, and the media never reported it that way.
You would know this if you spent more time talking to your police chief, Mr. Mayor, and less time shilling for Hillary on the cable news channels.
But Mayor Levine would rather make up stuff....because when you come right down to it, he's not all that different from that blowhard with the bad hair.
Search on for missing police dog trainee with head cone, splint, missing toe | https://t.co/GrldLivkzQ pic.twitter.com/4iSwzcEkCX— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) May 5, 2016
.@silvaharapetian is LIVE @ noon on @CBSMiami with more info on missing Police K9. #HelpFindColt pic.twitter.com/JhQLKkUT8F— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) May 5, 2016
MISSING-MBPD K9 COLT: Last seen near 213 ST/SW 92 Ave. COLT should have cone around neck/cast on back paw. Dial 911 pic.twitter.com/YtCusVc0iQ— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) May 5, 2016
We're so grateful that K9 Colt is safe and back home where he belongs! Thank you EVERYONE for all the help! pic.twitter.com/fxDKX0DYx4— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) May 5, 2016