In the past, TFS been criticized for being critical of the party, its staff, consultants, and vendors. I personally accept this criticism as the founder and Editor-In-Chief of this site. In the future, TFS will continue to voice its praise, suggestions and concerns as we see them. A healthy debate and exchange of open-minded ideas is a progressive value after all and imperative in our Republic.
In the past few weeks a parody twitter account has popped up mocking this website and some of our writers albeit in an uneven and largely uninteresting manner. We have also had comments on the blog of a personal nature which have attacked by name some of our loyal and dedicated readers. Some of our readers feel these comments have been directed by Democratic party staff or consultants working for the party or Democratic candidates. Speculation about this has even reached other media sources.
In the past week, sources close to elements in the party speculated about the imminent launching of a new blog being created to attack not only this site and its writers but also sitting Democratic legislators and activists. Clearly, it goes without saying that this is a foolish use of time and resources as we enter one of the most competitive and contentious election cycles in Florida history.
Fortunately the leadership of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) led by Chairwoman Allison Tant shares our concern, and TFS thanks the party leadership and staff for their professionalism in helping get us to the bottom of this to make certain the FDP nor anyone affiliated is not involved or is not responsible for trolling or creating parody sites. This election cycle is too critical for us to be wasting any more energy or time on this matter.
TFS hopes this puts a close to an era of immaturity has ended, whoever is behind it. Thanks for reading and we hope we can continue to provide stimulating and thought provoking content for our patrons. Together we can all make a difference in November 2014.