Montana U.S. Rep. and retired Navy SEAL, Ryan Zinke, came under fire this week by Democrats and members of the news media for claiming that “most” Syrian refugees are military aged males.
In a humorous social media mess up Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s official Twitter account posted an article earlier today lauding the governor’s recent trade mission to Taiwan and “North” Korea.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle argued against giving university students with concealed carry permit the right to carry firearms on campus in an editorial last week stating that the campus should remain, for the most part, a gun free zone.
The hiring of women by Lee Newspapers in the same positions as men prompted Media Trackers to do an impromptu investigation into the leadership of other print newspapers in the major urban centers of the state.
In the wake of a story published last week by Media Trackers, the Helena Independent Record (IR) has apparently altered the job title on its website and weekly columns for longtime newsroom staffer Leah Gilman.
Helena Independent Record News Editor Leah Gilman slammed Bozeman businessman, philanthropist, and probable Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte in her weekly column for “amassing wealth.”
While the tragedy remains under investigation with officials saying that they still don’t know exactly why the man did it, the Billings Gazette headlined a Facebook post about the incident with seemingly irrelevant information from an Associated Press (AP) article that the man apparently owned books that espouse “constitutionalist” or “anti-government” beliefs.
Two liberal Missoula activist groups hosted a panel that included representatives from major media outlets and Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl for a discussion of the newly passed Disclose Act and its role in providing more campaign finance disclosure.
Montana’s largest newspaper, the Billings Gazette, was quick to side with the governor on a plant to borrow $100 million for infrastructure spending, yet criticized the governor for wanting to borrow money for projects just last year.