Or honest, for that matter.
Over at the Humboldt Herald, the absence of both qualities is once again on proud display, today’s example being a hysterical headline screaming about “abused babies” being used as “political footballs”–something only Heraldo appears to be doing.
At issue is a horrific child abuse case current DA Paul Gallegos botched on appeal a while back. DA challenger Allison Jackson knew the case well, because she prosecuted it at the trial level.
Which is where Heraldo’s version of events predictably parts company with reality.
He, she or it would have voters believe that the case came back on appeal because of something Jackson did. To wit: “Jackson herself botched the prosecution in 2000.”
But even the fragments of the minutes Heraldo selectively used state that the case was returned because the defendant was misadvised of his appellate rights.
Sounds serious, right? Arguably, it is.
Only problem with that is, as one Mirror regular noted, prosecutors don’t advise defendants of appellate rights. Judges do.
Not that it matters. Heraldo is clearly preaching to the choir. There probably isn’t a better demographic out there within which to drum up support for Gallegos than people who proudly and persistently don’t give one small shit about the truth.
It’s exactly the same quality Gags gas been modeling for the past seven years.