The City Pages, 1997: Solid (if solidly-left-of-center) reporting, a keen eye on local events (at least in Uptown, Downtown and Dinkytown), and some investigative reporting that shamed the local dailies.
The City Pages, 2017: Creeping on Facebook pages, calling it “news”.
Mike Mullen – who we’ve encountered before – found a Facebook post which he opted to not only turn into a story, but one that is misleading to the point of fiction. Here’s the headline:
It’s in regard to a rally on June 10 by “ACT for America”, an anti-immigration group.
Go ahead. Read the text of Mullen’s little excrescence. Find any reference to the NRA being involved?
Only an unlinked blurb of dubious provenance about AFA referring to itself as “the NRA of National Security”.
I’m loathe to quote from the piece – it’s dumb enough to be on Minnesota Progressive Project, which is a terminal condition. But this piece caught my wary eye:
These cowboys won’t be alone at the Capitol. Liberal protest groups like the local Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) call ACT a “racist hate group,”
Well, there’s a shock.
If a conservative orders a pizza in the woods, and “SDS” (“Antifa”, the SPLC, Media Matters, Alonda Cano, Tina Liebling or Ken Martin, etc, etc, etc) aren’t there to hear it, is it still “hate speech)?