Gazette, don’t take Branstad at his word

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: April 4 2014 | 12:35 pm - Updated: 7 April 2014 | 3:11 pm in

Iím beginning to wonder about The Gazetteís objectivity. First you run what amounts to a campaign ad for Mark Jacobs awhile back and now you assume Gov. Terry Branstad is being honest. Hereís a man who wonít take responsibility for his speeding around the state and you seemingly donít question him about the secret deals. If you believe these werenít done at his bequest, I have a bridge Iíd like to sell you.

Why donít you do actual investigative reporting, instead of taking him at face value? Iíve stuck with The Gazette off and on for about 60 years. I always thought better of you. You also didnít raise any eyebrows about his cutting the pay of an official, because the official refused to quit. What exactly do you stand for?

Karen Johnson

Cedar Rapids


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