Kim Reynolds was the guest on Iowa Press this weekend. As you would expect she had a right wing talking point and alternative fact ready for every question. The Iowa press crew was predictably worthless in response. It’s not that they didn’t ask a few decent questions but the problem is there was absolutely no follow up or challenge to Reynolds’ nonsensical responses and she went on a couple of wild rants that these veteran reporters made no effort to challenge.
Questions without follow up turn into nothing but opportunities to lie without getting caught. Iowa Press needs to look at its program format and make some room for follow up questions. They should know Republicans are going to say what they want because they know there will be no accountability. They seem to find time to ask Democrats follow up questions. If there needs to be more time to ask a follow up question, make this program an hour long because it may as well be discontinued if it is going to do nothing but give Republicans a format to lie and make stuff up. It’s not like the rest of the station’s programming schedule is so awesome that it wouldn’t be a net gain to provide more time to educate Iowans about their corrupt leaders.
Watch the program. It’s only 22 minutes of content, less if you speed it up. Then contact Iowa Press and give them your feedback.