Sun-Sentinel Fails To Identify “Parent” As Broward Young Democrat President In Article Bashing Governor Ron DeSantis Over School Mask Mandates

It is no surprise that Monday morning visit to Fort Lauderdale by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis triggered yet another negative article from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The report blasted DeSantis for defending kids returning to school across Florida despite the prevalence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. “Kids need to be in school,” DeSantis said.

While Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature outlawed mask mandates late last year, the Broward School Board voted on Friday to require visitors and vendors to wear face masks. The Sun-Sentinel report includes quotes from Broward parents who sent their children to school on Monday. One parent was Nancy Fry of Coconut Creek.

“‘I sent my kids today, but with KN95 masks,’ said Nancy Fry, whose two children attend Tradewinds Elementary in Coconut Creek. ‘However, drop-off was not nearly as crowded as usual for that time. I’m unsure if it’s people just being off schedule or staying home, but it was noticeable.’”

The Sun-Sentinel uses Fry to signal to readers that parents can still send kids to school wearing masks. Also, Fry’s quote hints that parents may be keeping children out of school due to risks from Omicron.

But Nancy Fry is no mere parent providing anecdotal evidence to the Sun-Sentinel. Fry is a longtime political activist as well as the president of the Broward Young Democrats. Fry is the aide to Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Steve Glassman, a Democrat.

Today’s story is not the first time Nancy Fry appeared in the Sun-Sentinel to push a Democrat Party narrative.

In August 2019 Nancy Fry made two appearances in the pages of the Sun-Sentinel. An August 20, 2019 story about gun laws described Fry as a “volunteer with Moms Demand Action.” Two days later, Fry penned a letter to the editors describing “code red” drills in her son’s school.

An October 18, 2019 report on “gun safety laws” referred to Fry as an “activist with Moms Demand Action.”

In August 2021, the Sun-Sentinel simply described Nancy Fry “of Coconut Creek” in a report on mask mandates in Broward schools. Photographs of Fry and her daughter were featured in the report. One day later, the letters to the editor section once again featured photographs of Fry and her daughter.

Did the Sun-Sentinel simply forget to mention Fry’s activism to its readers?

Did someone at the Sun-Sentinel determine that Nancy Fry’s leadership role in the Broward Democrat Party was not relevant information.

Did the Sun-Sentinel even try to find a “civilian” parent that would toe the anti-DeSantis line?

Nancy Fry is very big on mask mandates imposed on the regular people of Broward. But when it comes to Democrat leaders, Fry appears to be part of the masks-optional crowd.

HYPOCRITES?

On December 5, 2021, Nancy Fry posed maskless with elected Democrat officials like Nikki Fried and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at the Leadership Blue conference in Orlando.

Nancy Fry and Nikki Fried
Nancy Fry and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

On December 8, 2021, Nancy Fry appeared maskless with elected Democrat leaders such as her boss Steve Glassman at the Dolphin Democrats Christmas party at The Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale.

On December 12, 2021, Nancy Fry and her two children appeared maskless at a Moms Demand Action event at a local park.

The next day, Nancy Fry went maskless at the Broward Young Democrats holiday party in Oakland Park.

Nancy Fry and Steve Glassman

Sure, the BYD invite stated a vaccination card or negative test was required to attend the party. But in an abundance of caution in the middle of the Omicron surge, shouldn’t these Democrats lead by example by wearing a mask?

Perhaps the Sun-Sentinel should talk to some real Broward County parents instead of political operatives and narrative pushers, no?

Betty White Dead At Age 99

TMZ reporting that actress Betty White died Friday at age 99. Ms. White was days away from her 100th birthday.

***UPDATE*** A representative for Betty White confirms her death in a statement to People magazine:

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas tells PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”

BSO Arrests Sean Charles Greer For Wilton Manors Hit And Run

Sean Charles Greer

From The Broward Sheriff’s Office:

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the driver responsible for the hit-and-run crash that struck six young children, killing two of them in Wilton Manors. Physical evidence led detectives to Sean Charles Greer, who was booked into the BSO Main Jail Tuesday evening.

Physical evidence on scene and information available led detectives to identify the vehicle involved. A description of the vehicle was released among law enforcement agencies and was located at 2512 N.W. Ninth Lane in Wilton Manors. The vehicle had damage consistent with being involved in this crash. The front bumper was also missing from the vehicle, which was located at the scene of the crash.
On Dec. 28, Greer was located by BSO V.I.P.E.R. (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) detectives and arrested. Greer confessed to his involvement in the crash. He faces two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, tampering with evidence, four counts of driving without a license causing death and/or serious bodily injuries and driving with a suspended license. Greer is also currently on probation for burglary of a dwelling in Broward County.