Fort Myers News-Press reporter Mark Krzos’ Facebook post about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day customers had nearly 100 shares before it was pulled earlier today. (“The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad,” he wrote. “I can’t even print some of the things people said. …It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths and outright lies.”)
I’ve twice asked Krzos to comment, but have yet to hear from him.
Meanwhile, Mollie Ziegler Hemingway at GetReligion.org writes that she was tipped off to Krzos’s comments by an “alarmed reader.” Mollie says she ate at the chicken chain yesterday, and “it was almost like a party atmosphere. Lots of families. Lots of mothers. I saw a friend and his son and I joked that the food tasted like freedom and the whole line kind of laughed. It was obvious that people were there for a reason.”
She tells her readers:
Do let us know if you see any good or bad coverage. I thought this Los Angeles Times story was fine but had a stupid headline and overplayed some incidents from spectators and protesters. The LA Times also, of course, ran a bigoted, error-prone and hate-filled screed (from what I hear is its business writer) against Christians the day before the day Chick-fil-A had record sales under the headline “Chick-fil-A gets a lesson on corporate outspokenness.” That’s not just a problem of bad timing. The Huntsville Times had a pretty good angle for its coverage.
MEANWHILE… I’m surprised by the number of people who think I wrote that rant. (I only posted it, folks!) They’re sending me tweets and emails, including this pair that just arrived:
Subject: Stupid is, as stupid does…
1:31 PM (11 minutes ago)
Look around you, this country is being destroyed by you and your fellow liberals. Lead like mindless sheep by the LIAR in CHIEF Barack Hussein 0bama. Do you think you and your family will be immune from the misery and costs wreaked on America by this dangerous fool in the White house?
BTW, your right to say this is no less then the right of me to say I believe in traditional Man/Woman marriage!
Typical left wing kook… Get your head out of your a$$!
M D firstname.lastname@example.org
1:50 PM (1 minute ago)
CFA has the right to their opinion and to express same. You dont like it dont visit.