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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 03:15 AM

Fake news? Governor rips St. Louis newspaper for an insult it didn't write

Gov. Mike Parson had some harsh words for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a press briefing Wednesday.

He said the newspaper’s editorial board had produced “one of the most disgraceful things” in a paper that day when it “referred” to all residents outside the St. Louis region as “simple-minded rural Missourians.”

Parson, who was born in Hickory County and now calls Bolivar home, said he couldn’t believe the paper would say something like that “at a time of crisis when people are dying, when everybody is trying to work together to make this state better.”

But that “simple-minded” descriptor was nowhere to be found in the paper Wednesday afternoon.It did not appear in Post-Dispatch editorials online, in an electronic version of Wednesday’s print edition, or in a physical copy of the paper obtained by this reporter's father in St. Louis County.

Read more: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/2020/04/22/fake-news-governor-rips-st-louis-newspaper-insult-didnt-write/3009132001/
(Springfield News-Leader)

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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 04:36 AM

1. Perhaps we now know at least one person that descriptor fits. n/t

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