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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?

Broward Young Democrats Fourth Of July Message: Bash USA, Praise China

Forget birthday wishes to America or patriotic messages on Independence Day. The Broward Young Democrats (BYD) marked the Fourth Of July with a social media post bashing America while praising China. Yep, the BYDs celebrated Independence Day by claiming China made the all-American hot dog better.

The BYDs posted a cartoon detailing the parts of a hot dogs and the country of origin. The frankfurter from Germany, the bun from America and ketchup from China. Normally, this type of culinary trivia would be relegated The Food Network social media. But the BYDs used it to drive home their message—America stinks.

The Broward Young Democrats wrote:

We acknowledge that many of our ancestors were not free on this day in 1776, and that many Americans are still denied the civil liberties and rights granted to every citizen under the U.S. Constitution. Once aware, it’s okay to celebrate #July4th by watching Hamilton, lighting sparklers, and eating hot dogs—a food made better by the Chinese, in an America which would be nothing without it’s immigrants.

All hell broke loose when a former Democratic candidate objected to the BYDs Instgram post. The former candidate wrote, “What a horrible July 4th message. As divisive as this country is today we have an opportunity to unify and instead for whatever reason this organization has decided to do the exact opposite.”

Mishka, a Broward Young Democrat, responded, “You know what’s actually horrible? The true history of this nation and the continued oppression of minorities. Honestly if you don’t like the rhetoric of our group please unfollow because we’re not here to be censored by white fragility.”

Jessica Garafola, an aide to State Representative Shevrin Jones, also defended the pro-Chinese message. She wrote, “just curious if ‘the greatest nation ever’ would have the highest incarceration rate, highest gun violence, most expensive healthcare, and the most COVID cases in the world. We really made America great again.”

Nancy Fry, a Plantation Democrat and member of the liberal New Leaders Council (NLC), deflected the complaints by bashing local police and a group of protestors on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fry wrote, “Ft. Lauderdale police officers stood by and watched a group of protestors violate city ordinance by trespassing on the beach, whereas a month ago tear gas and rubber bullets went flying based only on speech content.”

Do Broward Middle Age Democrats approve of this pro-Chinese message?

Do Broward Older Democrats bash the United States of America on the Fourth of July?

Broward Young Democrats