Carl Hiaasen Retires From Miami Herald After 35 years

Carl Hiaasen Retires From Miami Herald After 35 years
/Miami Herald via AP)

For 35 years in the pages of this newspaper, journalist and best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen has trained his stinging wit and satirist’s eye on the seamy, the crooked and the downright dumb: the stumbles and bumbles of the leading lights and assorted other riffraff who populate and befoul his beloved Florida.

No one’s too big or too powerful to feel the bite of the barbs Hiaasen has regularly hurled from the pages of the Miami Herald in his opinion columns. Not politicians in high office, rich developers or puffed-up celebrities. Not the Miami politico he indelibly nicknamed “Mayor Loco,” the former White House occupant he dubbed “the Big Orange Trumpster” or even — just that one time — the Herald’s own “Publisher Loco,” raked by Hiaasen for a brief, ill-advised flirtation with politics.

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