ross-ramsey-texas-tribune-digital-lynchingThe Texas Tribune’s Shame

May 21, 2012 | Blog

The Texas Tribune late last week embarked on a high tech lynching of Representative James White. This is not the first time the liberal outfit has inaccurately attacked conservatives during the 2012 primary and sadly it’s not the first time they’ve attacked a veteran hoping to serve Texans in elected office.

In his latest salvo in activist journalism Ross Ramsey wrongly reported that James White was asked to resign from a teaching position. After his hit piece was published Ramsey’s story was contradicted by the school district.

This isn’t the first time during the 2012 primary Ramsey has published unfounded accusations as news. Last month he was caught going to bat for liberal Republican Vicki Truitt, publishing unsubstantiated lies about Empower Texans. When confronted Evan Smith and Ramsey were not able to defend the Tribune’s reporting.

Not only is Ramsey’s trend of printing fiction as fact disturbing but he has a running bit of attacking veterans. In 2010 Ramsey marshaled his role as editor of the Texas Tribune in an attempt to defeat Brian Birdwell while he was running for the state senate. Birdwell is a 9/11 hero, surviving the attack on the Pentagon.

Ramsey failed in his attempt to beat Birdwell.

The Tribune continues to target conservatives with smear stories while at the same time ignoring the exposed activities of liberal Republicans including the illegal activities of committee chair Byron Cook.

In another trend this election season is going awfully for liberals. I’m sure they were hoping the Tribune and Ramsey could help their cause but with friends like the Tribune and instincts like Ramsey’s…

Daniel Greer

Daniel Greer is Executive Director of AgendaWise. Previously, Daniel worked for Empower Texans, a non-profit direct advocacy group focused on fiscal policy in Texas. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. A native Texan, Daniel is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and lives in Bastrop County with his wife Karen, their children Griffin and Julian, Willa Lou. You can reach him at [email protected]