FPL Secretly Took Over A Florida News Site And Used It To Bash Critics

"When Florida Power & Light faced a spate of bad publicity and political blowback, a small but ambitious news website called the Capitolist sprang to the public utility’s defense. Taking aim at foes of FPL’s proposed rate hikes and controversial attempts to buy Jacksonville’s public utility, the Capitolist savaged the critics, impugning their motives and suggesting they were part of “dark money” schemes. “Documents suggest Florida’s largest companies are secretly sabotaging effort to protect power lines from hurricane damage,” declared the headline of one such article from 2019. Behind the scenes, FPL executives were back-slapping."

Sarah Blaskey reports for McClatchy July 25, 2022.


Source: McClatchy, 07/26/2022