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Florida library denied NY Times subscription by commissioners who call it ‘Fake News’

11/05/2019 9:50 am ET Dara Brewton
Florida library denied 'Fake News' New York Times subscription

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The Citrus County library wanted to add a digital subscription to the New York Times to their offerings which would have given 70,000 residents access to the Times. However, the county blocked the request with one commissioner claiming it was “Fake News.”

According to the  County Chronicle, Commissioner Scott Carnahan did not want the library to get its digital subscription because of President Donald Trump’s opinion of the NYT. Carnahan doesn’t want the newspaper in the county.

Sandy Price, the advisory board chairwoman, was very disappointed with the decision saying, “Someone’s personal political view does not have a place in deciding what library resources are available for the entire county. Libraries have to ensure all points of view are represented.”

Just last month, Trump announced that he would no longer have New York Times or Washington Post subscriptions in the White House.

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