LeftWing Media Grasping at Straws
by Shari Dovale
With the country shut down over Covid-19, and the narrow-minded leftist media getting bored with telling everyone how to behave and stay hidden, it is no wonder that we are having a rash of psuedo-journalism in print over our Conservative elected officials.
They seem to have nothing left to write about and are grasping at straws. It seems to be either an article about “Nothing new with the virus and the shut-yourself-inside orders”, or it is “What else can we spin about the conservatives today?”
A prime example is Chad Sokol of a local print rag in Spokane commonly used to line bird cages. Published yesterday, he took excessive liberties with his version of the truth in this opinion piece: Far-right politicians denounce government’s COVID-19 response in Washington, Idaho
Spouting talking points that are getting as old and weary as his typical writings, he accuses Rep. Matt Shea of being the leader of the Malheur Refuge protest in 2016, without any explanation as to why Shea was not arrested and put on trial with the other “Leaders” of that protest. Maybe because even the government couldn’t stretch their narrative that far?
Sokol goes on to bash Rep. Tim Remington of Coeur d’Alene, a pastor at The Altar church, for continuing to hold church services despite Gov. Brad Little’s stay-home order. However, Sokol was less than honest when he did not include that those services were only held until the church board voted to discontinue them.
Of course, this tawdry article had to include Loren Culp, the police chief from Republic Washington running for Governor, as well as Bonner County, Idaho Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and North Idaho Representative Heather Scott.
Scott is always a favorite target of the Liberal socialist sympathizers, and Sokol has proven to be no different. Though he has already written this hit piece just yesterday, he is planning another second-rate article for tomorrow, according to his questions to Scott:
From: Chad Sokol <ChadSo@SPOKESMAN.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:45 PM
To: Representative Heather Scott <HScott@house.idaho.gov>
Subject: Spokesman-Review inquiry
Hi Rep. Scott,
I’m a reporter for the Spokesman-Review in Spokane. I’ve just finished listening to your interview with Jess Fields, and I was struck by this comment you made comparing Gov. Little’s orders to Nazi Germany:
“When you have government telling you that your business is essential or nonessential, and another one – you know, yours is nonessential and someone else’s is essential, we have a problem there. I mean, that’s no different than Nazi Germany, where you had government telling people, ‘You are an essential worker or a nonessential worker,’ and the nonessential workers got put on a train.”
This remark, and especially the part about the train, implies that workers deemed nonessential are being treated like Jews during the Holocaust.
I’m writing about this for tomorrow’s paper, and I’m hoping you might discuss it with me. I know you’re not fond of traditional news outlets, but I want to give you an opportunity to clarify or add context to your remarks.
Please give me a call on my cell, or let me know if you’re willing to answer a few questions via email.
Scott’s official response came this afternoon:
It’s unfortunate, disingenuous and a real disservice to the public that biased local and national media continue to twist and turn facts away from their original intent and into their on-going war of hate towards conservatives and Americans in general.
My videos and interviews are generating a lot of positive responses and people are waking up. My recent analogies are poignant and relative to our times. While human lives are certainly more valuable than a business, we cannot underestimate nor ignore that our businesses are the life blood of the citizens who own them, the communities they are in and to the customers they serve. Losing the former destroys the latter.
The support for these conservative lawmakers has not diminished, despite the multiple attacks by the obedient media flunkies. We received this comment from a reader:
As the COVID-19 propaganda machine continues to steam roll everything from our economy to common sense, its no surprise that local media outlets are starving from an intentional avoidance of factual information for their biased journalism machines. Instead they continue to eat the junk fed to them by their handlers. Remember garbage in – garbage out.
These entertainment reporters from local station KREM2 and the Spokesman Review troll day and night for tidbits of info from conservative newsletters, facebook posts and interviews so they can mix together and whip up fluffy yellow journalism frosting for their fact-mangled reporter cakes.
What’s pathetic and so disingenuous to the dwindling number of readers of their articles is that these reports call conservative elected officials in Idaho and Washington parroting nearly identical pathetic requests for interviews after they have written their stories. Must be when the puppet master pulls their strings, they must react quickly to his demands.
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