The Sun-Sentinel reporter who wrote about the candidates for the upcoming Coral Springs city commission says no apology was made to Khurrum Wahid. REDBROWARD reported Wahid supporter Alissa Jean Schafer, an elected member of the Broward Soil & Water board, called Lisa Huriash’s story “racist” and warned it could lead to violence. It addition to calling for the censorship of the story, Schafer claimed Huriash apologized to Wahid.

This evening, Huriash took to Twitter to deny any apology was made. She wrote:

Hello. I just want to set the record straight here. Yes, we did update the story after a candidate, Khurrum Wahid, issued a response, including why he has represented terrorism suspects. We did this out of fairness, to provide more explanation and context. The first story was accurate, and we never apologized for it. That’s the full truth. Thank you for allowing me to share it.

REDBROWARD takes Huriash at her word. She is known for her straightforward reporting on local government and events.

So, why would an elected official lie about an apology? Why is Khurrum Wahid so quick to complain about simple facts regarding his legal career and political activities? Is he trying to fool Coral Springs voters?

They deserve answers.

And Lisa Huriash deserves an apology.

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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