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Statesman column: Ready, aim, misfire on summer feeding program

A recent column in the Idaho Statesman perpetuates the usual liberal media myths about a summer food program operated by the state Department of Education. The story claims the program feeds 21,000 low-income children, thus preventing the possibility of summer … Continue reading

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Alas, but no surprise, the Lewiston Tribune once again got it wrong

I have recently discovered that there are not enough hours in the day to correct the misinformation from the Lewiston Tribune. No, kidding, I would have to hire additional staff just to supervise the nonsense and misinformation, both from the … Continue reading

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Calm down, Pete … it is a study, not an auction on ebay

Idaho Statesman outdoors writer Pete Zimowsky simply makes stuff up in a recent article. In his newspaper, Zimowsky writes alarmist and unsubstantiated rhetoric regarding a proposal approved by the Legislature to put the state in control of public lands. He … Continue reading

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Except for one word, Rep. Crane had it exactly right

Much hay has been made by the liberal media, particularly by Idaho Statesman reporter/columnist Dan Popkey, over Nampa Rep. Brent Crane’s reference to Rosa Parks in his debate on the health insurance exchange. In case you missed it, Crane said … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a story by its headline

An Associated Press story a few days ago contains the headline “House panel OKs break for religious ed donations.” That’s only partly true. Even the story contradicts this statement, accurately pointing out that the tax credit approved by the House … Continue reading

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Fantasyland: Lewiston paper’s view of a state health care exchange

You’d hope that a newspaper editorial page wouldn’t just make up stuff, but the Lewiston Tribune did just that Feb. 9. Said the paper, “If the state is in charge, administrative fees would have cost someone $4 to $7 a … Continue reading

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Be careful about throwing stones in your glassed-in media house

Once again, we must take columnist and reporter Dan Popkey to task for his abuse of the facts.He is, of course, correct that our employee, Mitch Coffman, was wrong to publicly attack Sen. Dean Cameron’s intelligence in a Twitter post. … Continue reading

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Post Register’s salute to statism forgets that statism has consequences

Idaho Falls Post Register writer Corey Taule on Friday issued a “CHEERS to Gov. Butch Otter.” Under the heading of “celebrating Otter’s statism,” the article says, “the governor this week stepped up his effort to create a state-based health insurance … Continue reading

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For Nuxoll comment, historical context really does matter

A story in many newspapers this week contained the headline “Idaho state senator compares Holocaust to health exchange.” The story goes on to describe how Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, said that insurance companies were like “the Jews boarding the trains … Continue reading

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For the sake of public disclosure …

It is possible there is nothing factually wrong with Spokesman-Review writer Betsy Russell’s Jan. 25 article regarding Idaho public television. But journalists who claim to be “objective” have an ethical obligation to denote conflicts of interest and even perceived conflicts … Continue reading

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