Bitter, bitter Adam Smith

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It does not look like the Schorsch v. Smith rivalry will be abating anytime soon…

Adam is out today with a new Florida Insiders Poll asking about Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Smith asked 121 politicos to weigh in, everyone from Brian Ballard to Ashley Walker … seemingly everyone but me. 

Smith also recently stopped responding to my weekly inquiry about who he was having appear on the “Political Connections” TV program. I include this information in Friday’s edition of Sunburn as a way to promote smart political discourse. Unfortunately, Adam can’t be bothered to respond to my emails.

Up until two months ago, I was part of Smith’s Florida Insiders circle, but then Smith bizarrely and mistakenly accused me of leaking a story to another reporter as some sort of way of preempting him. This is also when I wrote about some of the criticisms I was hearing about Smith’s inexplicably biased coverage of David Jolly’s campaign.

I guess as retaliation for those posts, Smith has chosen to ignore me.

At this point, when I see Adam, I am reminded of this section from a Stephen Crane poem:

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered.

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.