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Post-Dispatch Inaccurate Editorial Causes Stir

Date: March 8, 2012
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
An inaccurate editorial in the Saint-Louis Post-Dispatch saying that women were shut out of floor debate over contraception gets rebuked by House leadership.
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House records show 8 women, including 6 democratic representatives, spoke during floor debate over contraception.

St. Louis County Republican Floor Leader Tim Jones took to twitter where he posted 7 tweets before noon on Thursday calling Post-Dispatch editorial board partisan, libelous and defamatory.

Actuality:  JONES6.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "For some reason that particular publication has decided to become more of a tabloid and a gossip piece and the majority of their stories are focused on attacking individual members of the house and senate."

Tony Messenger was the author of the editorial in question.

He says he's glad Jones read his piece and he is free to talk about it however he likes.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
The Saint-Louis Post Dispatch's inaccurate editorial that women were shut out of floor debate over contraception gets a swift response from House leadership.
RunTime:  0:32
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: House records show that 8 women, including 6 democratic women, spoke during floor debate over contraception.

St. Louis County Republican Floor Leader Tim Jones took to twitter calling the Post-Dispatch editorial board partisan, libelous and defamatory.

Actuality:  JONES5.WAV
Run Time:  00:05
Description: "When I see false presumptions and false predispositions that are personal attacks, I'm going to respond to those."

Tony Messenger was the author of the editorial in question.

He says he's glad Jones read his piece and he is free to talk about it however he likes.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
After a House Republican Leader took issue with an editorial in the Post-Dispatch, Democratic Leaders are firing back.
RunTime:  0:39
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: On Twitter, St. Louis County Republican Floor Leader Tim Jones called the Post-Dispatch editorial board partisan, libelous and defamatory.

Afterwards, Jackson County Democratic Floor Leader Mike Talboy linked the situation to the speaker of the house's decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Actuality:  TALBOY4.WAV
Run Time:  00:03
Description: "So I guess he knows how all the women that Rush Limbaugh attacks feels."

The Post-Dispatch editorial innacurately stated that women were shut out of floor debate on contraception.

House records show 8 women, including 6 democratic representatives, spoke during the floor debate on contraception.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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