Fresh on the heels of Jerry’s Kids, LEO Weekly has another look at the Greg Fischer – Jackie Green election fraud situation that addresses three points: A Kentucky Newspaper only got half the story because it wants to protect its editorial investment, Green has a sudden case of amnesia and the potential legal ramifications:
Questions abound as to why the C-J didn’t include/know about the other emails. At best, it’s perhaps a consequence of “access journalism,” whereby reporters take the information espoused by high-level, hard-to-get-to sources as gospel simply for the sake of possessing that information; and at worst it smacks of the C-J’s editorial board seeking to protect its investment of a likely endorsement of Greg Fischer. When a politician like Green suffers from a sudden bout of Nixonian amnesia — going so far as to tell WHAS11′s Joe Arnold that he can’t even remember his wife’s fucking birthday — questions of impropriety take center stage in the rational voter’s mind.
Despite Green’s budding case of Alzheimer’s, the emails obtained by LEO clearly show him telling his campaign staff that the Fischer campaign brought up Green’s playing a role in a Fischer-led metro government first — directly conflicting with the C-J’s half-baked account in which Green approaches Fischer. Makes you wonder… Did Green simply make this up? If not, why would a politician like Fischer with so much to lose actually engage in such communication with an opponent who, at best, possesses 3 percent of the vote?
However way you slice it, the C-J story provides Fischer with more than a modicum of cover, relegating Republican Hal Heiner’s response to one paragraph at the story’s end only after they’ve given Poynter and Fischer ample space to deny charges in a story that’s inaccurately reported from the outset.
That we’re forced to write this editorial is the disturbing part, if only because the so-called paper-of-record has perpetuated a dangerous half-truth with onerous implications so close to Election Day.
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This comes on the back of the Republican Party of Kentucky calling on Jack Conway to launch an investigation.