By Mike Thayer
In today's hard copy edition of the Iowa City DePressed Citizen, they ran a little blurb of a story about Barack Obama appointing a guy named Ron Klain to the position of Ebola Czar.
The little story is one paragraph, front page, below the fold, bottom right corner. The headline reads, Obama names Ron Klain Ebola 'czar'. It leads to a bigger story with the suggestion of, "Read more, "8A." The story on 8A is by the Associated Press, it's sizeable, taking up nearly one-third of the page. That headline reads, Obama names an Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand.
Both stories failed to REPORT that Ron Klain has absolutely NO medical experience whatsover. That's a pretty significant piece of information to withhold don't you think? We're talking about Ebola here, a VERY contagious virus, and the guy Obama puts in charge has ZERO experience in the field of medicine. He's a lawyer. And what do lawyers get paid to do? They get paid to say, "No."
Obama made a political move, rather than a doing-the-right-thing move. This appointment was politically calculated, which is how Obama treats every decision he makes. Low information voters will ignorantly view this appointment as, good, Obama is getting serious about Ebola. But here's the reality: Ron Klain wasn't hired to fix anything, he was hired to obstruct.
Know that your local liberal paper failed to report the Ron Klain has no medical experience whatsoever. Know that your local liberal paper, knowingly fed you an AP story, that failed to provide that information. Know that your local paper, could easily have added that information, but decided not to. Know that DePressed Citizen editors have the authority to title AP stories as they see fit. Editors also have a tool called "Editor's Note" which unfortunately, is hardly used anymore.
What good is a paper, that doesn't give you all sides to a story?