Dustin Hurst is a right-wing blogger that recently arrived in Helena from Idaho, and has written stories defending Congressman Dennis Rehberg and the Montana GOP, and attacking Democrats. He calls himself a “reporter.” His “articles” are trash with no connection to facts or truth. Last week, for example, he wrote a story saying that Schweitzer is “happy with high unemployment.” He also claimed that Rob Stutz had called for a pre-emptive strike against Iran, as this video explains. Intelligent Discontent did a write up of the factual problems with some of the other blog posts Hurst was responsible for.
Hurst works for the Montana Watchdog, a somewhat absurd website that is a subsidiary of the right-wing Montana Policy Institute. It is believed that the site is funded by Koch Brothers’s-type donors from out of state, but it’s never really been clear who the funders are as the supposed purveyors of sunshine and light don’t disclose their own backers.
What you should know about Hurst is that while working for a blog called TheIdahoReporter.com, he got busted for lying about his identity while trying to chase down a story about a Democratic state lawmaker. The Idaho Statesman reported the incident, and although
In addition to blogging, Hurst is a busy but uninteresting Twitterer, Hurst has also shared his opinions on everything from Bill Maher, Obama, paying taxes and Taco Bell. On one night alone, Hurst used up five tweets on the fact he was watching the latest Tom Cruise movie.
The internet also contains a frightful collection of Dustin Hurst photos, including:
Dustin Hurst rapping
Dustin Hurst ridiculing a disabled person
Dustin Hurst supporting the war and George W. Bush
and Dustin Hurst drinking an unknown beverage lying in the street