On Wednesday's paper (March 6) there were several articles that printed half truths or just outright lies.
No. 1, the sexual harassment going in our capital. The report was held back till after the election. Coincidence? I have contacted this paper numerous times for a reporter to do some investigative reporting, nothing! Where is the "me too" movement? Why are there no calls for Courtney or Kotek to resign? Why isn't the guilty parties names in the paper? Why are taxpayers having to pay for hush money? Kruse was a creep and should have either been slapped or kicked in the groin. Could the guilty parties be on the Democratic side?
No. 2, Courtney taking a short medical leave. Coincidence? In the same article it stated his desire to conduct business in a "bipartisan fashion" outright lie. The legislature has locked out the other side with no input and even this paper reported on it.
No. 3, Merkley passes on White house bid. They forgot one interesting little tidbit: Merkley approached lawmakers and asked for the law to be lifted so he could run for two offices at the same time and they declined. This paper just loves to print "fact checker" but when the fact checkers lie, distort and omit evidence for a political slant who checks them?
Tangent (March 7)