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Media lies about Senator Dan Patrick

Thank you Daniel Greer of Agenda Wise for another great post. Knowledge is Power and the Agenda Wise crew is empowering Texas citizens daily. 

Media lies about Senator Dan Patrick  By Daniel Greer

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.

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, played baseball at St. Edwards University, and lives in Austin with his wife Karen and their two dogs. You can reach him at dgreer@agendawise.com.


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