Thursday, May 7, 2015
A March 9 story about West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hiring a private lawyer to counsel him on whether he could take part in his office’s lawsuit against Cardinal Health should have stated that Morrisey was advised that no ethical rule required him to step aside from the case. Beth Ryan, a spokeswoman for Morrisey, issued a statement five days earlier that included the information about the lawyer’s advice.That's right, it took them two months to admit they lied. It's not a mistake when you wait two months to correct it. It's a lie,
The people are ill-served by a press that is so partisan that it makes up lies to try to discredit good officeholders. The public, though, has caught on. The Gazette's screeds favoring Democrat Natalie Tennant resulted in the worse defeat for a Democratic senatorial candidate in West Virginia history.