Given Dan Patrick’s strong conservative bona fides we found it strange that Community Impact reported he was advocating for a naked two cent sales tax increase.
In truth he wasn’t, the reporter with Community Impact selectively cut his remarks which included talk of a tax swap.
The story was later updated but not before the lie was repeated in the Houston Chronicle and Texas Monthly.
We discussed Patricia Kilday Hart’s oppo-reporting last week. This is more of the same from Community Impact and outlets pouncing on the opportunity to sully the reputation of a conservative with misinformation.
The timing for lying about Senator Patrick is good, too, from a liberal perspective. Senator Patrick is currently working to educate Texans on a issue that AgendaWise earmarked as one of 2012’s most important issues in Texas primaries, ascension.
It’s possible the state Senate will select a new Gov. and Lt. Gov in 2013. Since Patrick is the only Senator currently taking this issue to Texas voters, media liberals will increasingly be gunning for Patrick.