Fact Check: STL Post-Dispatch Editorial- Clean Missouri
December 9, 2019
The Fake News in Missouri has gotten out of control in the last few years. Like many in this country, it seems like the press is suffering from a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. They are upset with the overwhelming conservative victories that have been delivered by Missouri lawmakers. In order to right the wrong of the 2016 election, the media has decided to attack Republicans every chance they get. The worst offender by far – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Post-Dispatch is filled with partisan reporters who show no regard for the truth, and their editorial board is no different. If they refuse to be honest and fair in their reporting, then Liberty Alliance USA will hold them accountable.
This week, the editorial board wrote about Clean Missouri. The piece might as well have been taken straight out of the Missouri Democrat Party handbook. It failed to convey the facts accurately and can only be described as Fake News.
While the Liberals at the Post-Dispatch were heaping praise on Clean Missouri, they failed to mention how the campaign was largely funded and passed with out-of-state funding. The constitutional amendment wasn’t heralded and supported by Missourians, but instead by billionaire Liberals from hundreds of miles away.
In the past, the editorial board has written countless editorials about the harms of so-called “dark money.” However, they fail to mention that the Clean Missouri campaign was largely funded by about a million dollars of “dark money.” Hundreds of thousands coming from George Soros’ Liberal network. It has become clear that the Post-Dispatch only criticizes “dark money” when it benefits Conservatives. Liberals are celebrated regardless of how hypocritical it makes the editorial board look.
The editorial also praises Clean Missouri for limiting lobbyist gifts to $5 or less. The Republican proposal that is being offered bans all lobbyist gifts to lawmakers. The Post-Dispatch should be celebrating this commonsense fix, but their friends in the Democrat Party don’t like it, so of course they oppose it.
The editorial board claims to be in support of “transparency and fairness.” So why is it difficult for them to support the GOP-led house proposal to draw legislative districts with a bipartisan commission. This ensures that neither political party could have an unfair advantage in future elections. Instead of reporting the facts, the editorial board accused Republicans of partisan gerrymandering.
It’s clear that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch isn’t going to change anytime soon, but as long as they continue publishing Fake News, Conservatives need to spread the truth and call them out every step of the way.