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The Sorry State of Journalism

Every now and again, the story speaks for itself. From the Independent Record’s groundbreaking Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down editorial:

Thumbs down to questions raised in Sunday’s story about allegations that NorthWestern Energy has paid more in dividends to stockholders over the last two years than the company’s entire net earnings. If true, it makes one wonder about the company in charge of maintaining much of Montana’s electrical infrastructure.

(emphasis and head shaking added)

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.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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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