The Union ran a rebuttal from KVMR this weekend, calling out the local tea party’s leader Stan Meckler for incorrectly stating “KVMR refuses to interview me” in a previous editorial.
But there has been no apology from Mecker, or The Union (dubbed “The Tea Party Gazette” by some critics) to the community for allowing the glaring mistake (AKA a “lie” to many of us) to get published in the first place.
Where’s the accountability? No word on this issue, either, from vocal local tea party supporters Barry Pruett, Russ Steele and George Rebane, among others.
This is par for the course when it comes to tea party rhetoric. And it’s par for the course for our county, too, where “anything goes.”
Shame on The Union for its lack of professionalism in “fact checking” a commentary. Po-dunk.
“Short-term memory loss; hate that when it happens,” one reader said on The Union’s comments. “(Either that or he had one too many funnel cakes and stumbled into what he thought was KNCO).”
Added another: “A consistent pattern of distorting reality, ‘bending’ facts is observed in the Far Right.”