Sun-Sentinel reporter walks out of meeting after speaker criticizes journalists


Palm Beach County political operative Andre Fladell‘s knocks against journalists — “no respect for their own profession … no respect for their country” — were too much for Sun-Sentinel reporter Marci Shatzman. She interrupted Fladell (aka “The Prince of Palm Beach County”) and walked out of the meeting. I’ve invited her to comment.

Shatzman: “I totally disagree [with the criticism of journalists]. I’m a member of the press and I’m not going to sit and listen to this crap. I’m leaving. …You won’t have a goddamn bit of coverage. Goodbye.”

Fladell: “The press does not know its bounds.”

Shatzman [to the audience]: “Don’t listen to him. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

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* Sun-Sentinel reporter storms out of town meeting (
* UPDATE: Read what my Facebook friends/subscribers say about Shatzman’s actions (