GOP governor pulls a Trump: goes straight to the people when media spread ‘lies about conservatives’

GOP governor pulls a Trump: goes straight to the people when media spread ‘lies about conservatives’
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[Ed. – Presidents who predate the internet didn’t have the advantage of social media as a means of speaking directly to the American people. Obama did, but he used his bully pulpit on Twitter to whine day after day that, for example, the GOP-led Senate wouldn’t vote on his Supreme Court nominee. Don’t be surprised if Trump’s example becomes the norm.]

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens blasted major news outlets for spreading patently false claims about a recent bill designed to regulate abortions and protect pro-lifers in the Show Me State.

And in Trump-like fashion, he bypassed the media to take them on.

Shortly after the Missouri House of Representative approved the measure, the pro-abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America sent out an email, claiming that it would “restore[s] the right to discriminate against women,” The Daily Caller News Foundation reported.

Without adequately investigating the legislation, media outlets, including The Huffington Post, the Daily Dot and Newsweek picked up the story, and Newsweek claimed that the bill would “allow employers and landlords to discriminate against women who use birth control or have had abortions.”

Newsweek later retracted that story after it learned the truth, according to a Daily Caller follow-up….

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