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10 Connects: St. Petersburg Times faces backlash over solicitation lawsuit

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10 Connects’s Noah Pransky has uncovered a series of emails from angry residents to city leaders and newspaper managers, threatening a boycott of both subscriptions and advertising.

I am canceling my subscription and will not resubscribe until you withdraw your lawsuit challenging the will of the people,” wrote one resident who also threatened a boycott of advertisers.

“Ethically,” wrote another resident who owns a local business, “we find that we cannot support a business thatis costing us all additional money in our City taxes because of the costs involved in fighting this lawsuit.”

Full story with video here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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