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Forest Service Spokesman Covers for Burns


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.”


If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

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