In the print edition of today’s Miami Hurled you can find a puff piece by H.T. Smith and Jorge Arrizureta praising the proposed Sun Life Stadium deal, and urging the community to vote (should this issue ever make the ballot).
The writers are described as “heading the campaign to persuade voters to approve a tax-subsidized renovation of Sun-Life Stadium.” I would provide the link but I can’t find it. If somebody else would like to supply it, I’d be grateful.
I met H.T. Smith years ago, and admired his outspokenness on community issues, but I thoroughly disagree with him on this one. (I don’t know the other guy at all.) I don’t find his support for this project convincing, which is why, reading through the essay (a nice readable summary of ownership’s position) I have two questions: How much money are the Dolphins paying these two for their advocacy and promotion? And doesn’t that matter when weighing their credibility?
I also wonder why the article isn’t on-line, and worry that this might be “sponsored content,” paid for by the Dolphins to appear on the Op-Ed page. I hope not. But this is south Florida, that’s the Miami Hurled, and there are reasons to doubt.
UPDATE Tuesday 4/30
Here’s the link, which appeared just today.