Florida county board rejects library's New York Times subscription as 'fake news'

Florida county board rejects library's New York Times subscription as 'fake news'A Florida county board rejected a library’s request for a digital subscription to the New York Times, with one commissioner citing President Donald Trump’s claim that the newspaper’s reporting was “fake news” to justify the decision. A motion to add a digital subscription to the Times for library users met quick opposition at the Board of County Commissioners in Citrus County, about 75 miles (121 km) north of Tampa. “Do we really need to subscribe to The New York Times?” asked Scott Carnahan, the board’s second vice chairman, who led the opposition to the move at its Oct. 24 meeting, which was recorded.


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