A week after writing an editorial in which he offered an impassioned defense of birthers, birther bills and the birther movement, Frank Miele–the ultra-right-wing editor of the Flathead Daily Inter Lake–has outdone himself.
Miele’s latest column takes aim at the “far left wing Associated Press” and the AP’s state-wide profile last week about the Tea Party. That story gave a fairly benign description of all of the bills and proposals that the Tea Party has pushed forward in the legislature.
“I wish I could go through the entire story with you, and highlight all of the unfair reporting, but it would just take too long.”
What’s really hilarious (or absolutely frightening) about Miele is how far gone he is. He cites this paragraph in AP reporter Matt Gouras’s article…
“With each bill, newly elected Tea Party lawmakers are offering Montanans a vision of the future. Their state would be a place where officials can ignore U.S. laws, force FBI agents to get a sheriff’s OK before arresting anyone, ban abortions, limit sex education in schools and create armed citizen militias”
…as the “only fair reporting in the AP article.” In other words, Miele agrees with everything in the above paragraph.
What upsets Miele is that Mr. Gouras goes on to suggest that a number of Montanans are turned off by the agenda described above. The nerve of the AP to make such a suggestion. Miele says he sees nothing wrong with abortion bans, states’ rights, nullification and militias. Miele sees all of these items as totally reasonable, and he is outraged the the Associated Press would presume to write an article suggesting that any portion of Montana should be turned off by these elements of the Tea Party agenda.
This guy Miele is half a sandwich shy of a picnic, and no progressive in the Flathead Valley should ever pay 50 cents for the Flathead Interlake. Read it online, and then only for the entertainment value.