Parson just won't let it go. Now he's tripling down:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political action committee backing Republican Gov. Mike Parson is raising money with a new video highlighting his attacks on a Missouri newspaper that discovered a flaw in a state agency’s cybersecurity and waited for it to be fixed before publishing a story.
So, not only is one of the nation’s most highly respected newspapers now a “fake news factory”, but by threatening to prosecute them, Parson admits the information was true.
The 55-second video released Thursday by Uniting Missouri praises Parson for standing up to the state’s “fake news factory” and criticizes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and suggests that a reporter for the newspaper was “digging around” in personal data about teachers.
Uniting Missouri promoted the video in an email urging recipients to help fund Parson’s efforts to “hold the liberal media accountable.” It includes a link to a form that allows people to contribute.
Again, to be perfectly clear, the journalist discovered nothing anyone of us could have seen by simply pressing one F key or just by right-clicking the mouse in any commonly used web browser. They then responsibly sat on the information until steps could be taken by the state to correct the problem.
The real story here is not just the incompetence in the writing of the HTML coding but, more importantly, the fact that Parson has been too busy kissing Trump's butt to appoint a single member to the Cybersecurity Task Force established by his own Republican state legislature.
And now he wants to prosecute a journalist for doing the people involved an enormous favor.