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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker blasted the publisher of a Chicagoland newspaper on Thursday after the paper published copies with what has been described as "partisan attack ads" against the governor.
According to Politico, local newspaper the Daily Herald, which is published throughout the northern Chicago suburbs, distributed "faux newspapers" with advertisements produced by Dan Proft, a conservative broadcaster and failed perennial candidate in Illinois. Although Proft is now a resident of Illinois, it was reported that he financed the ads through the Herald's owner, Paddock Publishing, as part of his company, Local Government Information Services (LGIS).
These ads were reportedly designed purposefully to slam Pritzker, who is running for re-election, in favor of his Republican challenger, Darren Bailey.
In a letter to Paddock Publishing, Pritzker's office said that it wanted to express "our extreme disappointment and utter shock" at the ads. "[LGIS] is the right-wing organization headed by Republican political strategist Dan Proft that is responsible for the onslaught of fake and misleading newspaper-style mailers that have been arriving in mailboxes across Illinois," the letter continued. "These mailers are specifically designed to mislead readers into thinking they are legitimate journalism when in reality they are unlabeled ads attacking political candidates. Many residents who’ve received these pink slime reports shared that they never subscribed to LGIS and had no interest in receiving them in the first place."
The statement went on to say that "these fake newspapers represent an existential threat to quality, independent journalism–making it all the more unfathomable Paddock would cast its journalistic responsibility aside in the name of profit. By allowing these fraudulent mailers to share a permit with the Daily Herald, Paddock is actively undermining the good work that the legitimate reporters at the Daily Herald do every day to combat the rising wave of misinformation and fake news."
As a result of the ads, Pritzker's office said that it would be pulling out of an upcoming political forum, which is slated to be hosted by the Herald. Following the statement, the Herald released a statement of their own, saying that they had canceled their contract with LGIS.
"It was a business decision to take on the job. The perception among some has become that the Daily Herald is the publisher of these publications. It is not," the Herald said. "The company does not endorse the content of any of the print jobs it does for vendors, including many newspapers. It neither embraces nor condemns them. It merely prints them."
The governor is reportedly reconsidering joining the forum following this statement.
Proft released a statement of his own, saying that the papers would "continue to be printed and distributed even if we have to return to the Gutenberg press," and said that Pritzker "threw a tantrum and got his way."
The state of Georgia will pay to replace voting machines that were compromised by supporters of Donald Trump following the 2020 presidential election.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the expenditure on Friday.
"Surveillance video shows former Coffee County GOP chair Cathy Latham leading a group of data collectors into the election office on the same day investigators reported a massive breach of the office’s elections server and voting machines. The data collectors worked for Trump attorney Sidney Powell," WSB-TV reported.
Powell skipped a scheduled special grand jury interview in Fulton County on Thursday. Prosecutors in prosecutor Fani Willis' office reportedly sought to question Powell about the incident in Coffee County that occurred the day after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“To allay the fears being stoked by perennial election deniers and conspiracy theorists, we’re replacing Coffee County’s election machines,” Raffensperger said Friday. “The investigation into the former Coffee County election officials who allowed the unauthorized access continues, and anyone who broke the law should be punished to its full extent.”
That was a significant shift on the issue.
"The move comes after Raffensperger’s office spent months voicing skepticism that such a security breach ever occurred in Coffee County. 'There’s no evidence of any of that. It didn’t happen,' Gabe Sterling, Raffensperger’s chief operations officer, said at a public event in April," The Washington Post noted.
On Thursday, he said in an interview with WXIA-TV that the investigation was stalled by local officials.
"We were provided information and it appears to be apparent that these people were not speaking truthfully to our investigators," Raffensperger said.
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Teacher fired after telling student to 'go back to Mexico or Guatemala' after he wouldn't stand for Pledge
A Florida high school teacher was fired after he was caught on video berating a student who wouldn't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the Brandenton Herald reports.
Art teacher Robert Reiber yelling that student for "sitting on your butt" as the Pledge was recited. “Don’t shake your leg,” he continued. “If you wanna do something, get up and do it. I’ll defend my country til the very end.”
When the student replied, "I won't hurt you," Reiber fired back, “Then go back to — where are you from Mexico or Guatemala, where?”
“I was born here,” the student replied.
“You were born here,” Reiber says, “and you won’t stand up for the flag?”
Watch the video below.
\u201cWow, this teacher just told this student to "go back to where you are from" he's upset because the student didn't stand up to salute the flag. \n"if you want to get up and do something" WTF!\u201d— \ud83e\udd40_Imposter_\ud83d\udd78\ufe0f (@\ud83e\udd40_Imposter_\ud83d\udd78\ufe0f) 1663865830