Orlando Sentinel TV columnist/critic Hal Boedeker called out WFTV today, for not pointing out a conflict of interest on a report by the recently hired Judge Belvin Perry.
On a Monday afternoon newscast, Perry offered negative commentary on a commercial advertisement against Florida Amendment 2, which pushes for the legalization of medical marijuana.
However, Boedeker points out that WFTV failed to mention that Perry currently works for the Morgan and Morgan law firm, who’s lead partner John Morgan is the lead proponent and the public face of Amendment 2.
Boedeker states in his story that “WFTV needed to note that connection. Otherwise, that’s a smoke screen, too.”
Belvin Perry was hired a month ago by WFTV. Perry was formerly the Chief Judge for Orange & Osceola counties and is famous for his role as judge in the highly-televised Casey Anthony trial.