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Forest Service Spokesman Covers for Burns

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I’m tired of writing about this story, too, but I thought it might be instructive to see your tax dollars at work. Covering for Senator Burns, Dan Jiron, a Forest Service spokesperson spent his day at work yesterday excusing the Senator’s actions and blaming the press for the incident. Jiron, again, working for your tax dollars, said:

“It seems like the story went on over the weekend after the apology.” That attacks the credibility of journalists and may be one reason they rate low in polls measuring public trust.”

That’s right, a politically appointed spokesperson, working for federal tax dollars in the most dishonest administration since Nixon, is worried about the credibility of the press. Perhaps Mr. Jiron should worry a bit more about the credibility of an administration that referred to a destructive anti-environmental policy as the “Healthy Forests Initiative.”

 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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