Washington Post Features Kentucky Man's Anti-McConnell Book ― In Sports Section

NewsBusters | 8/17/2019 | Staff
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Reading more like a political action committee's website, The Washington Post sports section devoted a story this week to a progressive sports announcer's upcoming book aiming to discourage the 2020 re-election of Senate President Mitch McConnell (Rep-Kentucky). Ben Strauss wrote the story about a book-length rebuke of McConnell by Matt Jones, a "southern progressive populist," sports radio host in Kentucky and ongoing critic of the long-time senator. The book is co-authored by Chris Tomlin, not to be mistaken for the popular Christian singer Chris Tomlin.

Strauss's story details Jones' book tour while neglecting to identify the fact that it's actually an attempt to influence an election, complete with a visit to all 120 Kentucky counties to "make his case," Strauss writes.

Case - McConnell - Impact - State - Decades

What's the "case"? "McConnell has had a negative impact on the state he’s represented for more than three decades." Which brings us back to the issue of the Post behaving more like a PAC than a sports section.

Jones plans to speak to coal miners In Harlan county about unemployment and about benefits for black lung disease. He'll speak to Marshall County residents about McConnells's "resistence to gun control legislation" and a 2018 school shooting that left two people dead and 18 wounded.

Democrats - Tobacco - Coal - Jones - McConnell

Though Democrats have attacked "Big Tobacco" and coal, Jones blames McConnell for not being able to stop the decline of Kentucky's two largest economic engines, and he "did little to nothing to...
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