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THE FLORIDA BAR SERIES
In Whom May We Trust?Interview with David Arthur Walters
October 21, 2010Miami Beach, FloridaBy Walter Davidson, Alter EgoTHE MIAMI MIRRORI encountered David Arthur Walters at Las Olas Café in South Beach. Walters is anindependent journalist, and the founder of Three Stooges Media Unlimited, where heserves as publisher, editor, and writer. I was pleased to interview him after we practicedthe few Spanish words we know besides curse words while ordering the $5
desayunoespecial – huevos revueltos con jamon y queso, papas fritas, pan cubano y café conleche.
Walters is always eager to be interviewed. He has a knack for inserting himself in front of television cameras whenever they show up on the Beach to cover something or the other,a practice he says he learned from jazz dance maestro Luigi in New York. But he is rarelyinterviewed by mainstream print journalists because he is nobody as far as they areconcerned. Television journalists like to interview people on the street, but postmodernprint journalists sit around in offices looking at computers most of the day, and their mainconcern is getting next to rich and famous or otherwise powerful people, so they shooWalters away like a mere blogger when he tries to get next to them – nothing insults himmore than to be called a blogger.In fact, Walters often refers to himself as nobody, adding that his hero is the Nobody whoput out the eye of the Cyclops and rolled the rock away from the hole in the cave so heand his thieving Greek crew could disguise themselves as sheep and make off with thesheep so they would have something to eat during their search for the Golden Fleece.Walters has been griping on the Internet about The Florida Bar lately. Two legal experts,who prefer to be unnamed because they want to avoid the appearance of improperlyassociating with him, said Walters has made some good points in his efforts to poke outthe eye of their own one-eyed monster, the Integrated Bar. Since Walters was paying forthe chow, and we both love to talk loudly with food in our mouths, I figured The MiamiMirror would have nothing to lose over breakfast if I interviewed him on the subject.MM: How long have you lived in South Beach?