Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has taken the undermining of the free press to a new extreme, posting a Facebook video railing against an investigative journalism organization that has partnered with his state’s biggest newspaper.
ProPublica and the Louisville Courier Journal announced a partnership to engage in a year-long investigation of Kentucky state government.
“We are targeting excessive spending and questionable actions taken by state leaders in Frankfort. We’re confident our combined efforts with ProPublica will yield meaningful work that makes a difference in our commonwealth,” the paper said.
In a bizarre Facebook video, the governor sounded like a guy with something to hide. He also railed against the American Civil Liberties Union. Because: the Constitution.
OUTRAGEOUS. ProPublica, a left-wing activist group funded by the likes of George Soros, is now funding . . . "investigative reporting" at the Courier Journal. Is this the future of journalism? Who is holding the Courier-Journal accountable? Don't take my word for it! Check out the links below for more info: "ProPublica is the Left's Biggest Muckraker You Never Heard Of": https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/propublica-is-the-lefts-biggest-muckraker-you-never-heard-of"Credibility of Pulitzer Prize Takes a Hit by Rewarding ProPublica's Liberal Bias": https://dailycaller.com/2017/05/05/credibility-of-pulitzer-prize-takes-a-hit-by-rewarding-propublicas-liberal-bias/
Posted by Governor Matt Bevin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Bevin is smarting from a September expose in which it was revealed he hired an old Army buddy and business associate as the state’s information officer, then gave him a 134-percent salary increase after less than a year on the job.
“Very nice to meet you, too,” Pro Publica tweeted in response.
First, we’re thrilled to be partnering w/ the fine folks at the @courierjournal. They’re just one of 14 newsrooms we’ll be supporting.
The paper’s reporting project is v promising. We won’t say more b/c we believe in gathering facts first. https://t.co/ZbtsXxd7oy
— ProPublica (@ProPublica) December 13, 2018