County Chair: No verbal attacks will be allowed re cars off Daytona beach, but colleague previously ripped reporter

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Deb Denys in harangue against internet media rep. for challenging illegal ad authority appt. & daring to question her veracity: 'He's a bully! How do you capitulte to a bully?'

County Council's Deb Denys used her seat on the dais to rip a reporter behind his back / Headline Surfer®Internet newspsper publisher & award-winning Florida journalist Henry Frederick / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos /
County Chair County Councilwoman Deb Denys openly slammed the internet newspaper publisher, Henry Frederick, behind his back from her seat on the dais while she and colleague Joshua Wagner debated the merits of an ad authority appointment Frederick had repeatedly demonstrated was illegal, with Denys resorting to dismissing him as a 'bully,' an obvious cheap shot. When the award-winning journalist entered the Frank T. Bruno Chambers literally after she finished her diatribe,  unaware at the time of the name calling,  Denys turned red-faced. 
 

Report Card Grade: F

Deb Denys gets a failing grade for being an opportunist in using her position of trust on the dais to play her own colleagues, and in the process, reinforce her reputation as a drama queen. 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- County Chair Jason Davis said he will lay the smackdown on any member of the public who goes above and beyond in being antagonistic or personal with him or his elected colleagues and senior administrators on the dais of the Frank T. Bruno Council Chambers Thursday during what is expected to be a lively debate regarding three controversial anti-beach driving proposals.

"Civility will be the order of the day and I've got the gavel," Davis told Headline Surfer®. "This meeting will be run with civility and in an orderly fashion. I've got the gavel and I won't hesitate to use it," Davis said of the meeting, which begins 8:30 a.m.  in chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. 

With a much larger crowd than the 100 or so seats in chambers expcted to be filld with doors opning at 8:15 a.m., those finding themselves on the outside looking in will be directed to the first floor traning room that can seat anoher hudred or so people, where audo will be set up.

But as much as Davis said he is adamant about respect for rhe peocess and the government officials, he was at a loss of words for why he didn't gavel down one of his own last month who ripped this reporter behind his back from the dais in a ling-winded personal track, complete with name calling behind his back, and knowing full what she was spewing was going over a live internet feed to the outside world and remain in the archive minutes.

"Yes, that was unfortunate and I should have done something at the time," Davis said, adding, "You should have been accorded respect instead of being signaled out for ridicule and not hving the opportunity to defend yourself from personal attacks. For that Iapologize. Whst she did just came out of no where and took everyone by surprise, myself included. It was an embarrassing sitution where she played all of us. I can't unring the bell. It's on her now."

"Yes, that was unfortunate and I should have done something at the time," Davis said of Denys' personal attack on Headline Surfer®, adding, "You should have been accorded respect instead of being signaled out for ridicule and not hving the opportunity to defend yourself from a personal attack. For that I apologize. Whst she did just came out of no where and took everyone by surprise, myself included. It was an embarrassing sitution where she played all of us. I can't unring the bell. It's on her now."

 

 

 

 

 

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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.