Thanks to loyal readers, Florida News Center has found another public admonishment of WTSP by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. In a 9/18/09 press release, the HCSO calls out WTSP and reporter Mike Deeson?for broadcasting?an “innacurate portrayal of the incident” cited in the release linked below.
Various media outlets have reported on an incident involving a citizen whose handgun was discovered inside his briefcase as he reported for jury duty at the Hillsborough County Courthouse.? On Thursday, one media outlet in particular, WTSP-10 Connects, chose to broadcast an inaccurate portrayal of the incident….Cont….
Of course the fur has been flying for a while now on both sides. WTSP/Mike Deeson claim that Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee and the HCSO have been on their case for sometime now. In a Feb 2009, Deeson reported on how David Gee managed to earn $908,312 last year in outside income last year while other Sheriff’s in the area make around $150k. Deeson also raised questions about the worthiness of a $675,000 wall around the HCSO’s Ybor City headquarters.
Sources at WTSP and the HCSO tell Florida News Center that the fight is NOT over.? Stay tuned to Florida News Center for further developements.