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Friday, October 22, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson escalated his war with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday when his political operation published a video doubling down on his attack against a reporter who informed the state that a state website revealed teacher Social Security numbers.



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...The video is produced by Uniting Missouri, a political action committee created by Parson supporters to back his 2020 election campaign. The PAC continues to raise and spend large sums of money to promote Parson's political agenda. It operates without direct input from Parson on its activities.

"The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is purely playing politics," the ad states. "Exploiting personal information is a squalid excuse for journalism."...

The video continuing the attack on the Post-Dispatch was posted online as Democrats on the House Budget Committee continued to question Parson's estimate that it will take $50 million to respond "to this one incident alone and divert workers and resources from other state agencies."

The Public Schools and Education Employees Retirement System responded to a different potential data exposure on Sept. 11 by offering all 350,000 members credit monitoring, identity theft protection and the services of a call center through a contract with Experian, according to Dearld Snider, the agency's executive director.

The cost of that response was just under $600,000....

To my eyes, if someone is playing politics it is the Governor.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-21 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Press is the Enemy of the American People!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-21 02:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Punish the messenger!
~ A Long Line of Ignoramuses

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-21 04:49 PM | Reply

This guy is getting dragged on all industry platforms. If there is one thing that can distract the community away from the red v blue team debate of "is releasing proof of concepts, red team tools, or active vulns into the wild a net negative or positive for infosec," it is a tech illiterate politician dragging a researched who responsibly notified, fixed, and then disclosed a simple bug.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-21 07:07 PM | Reply

If you're too old or dimwitted to understand how technology works even after it's been explained to you you don't belong in office.

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2021-10-22 11:01 AM | Reply

This bullying moron of a governor would probably do better to pick a fight with a bear trying to get at a forequarter of beef. His adversary is a media organ that can, in effect, silence the governor or at least publish unflattering photos of him. His claim of the technical issue at had is laughably wrong. Were the governor successful in having charges brought, lawyers would appear left, right and center to defend the reporter and pursue the State of Missouri for malicious prosecution--after the judge in the case stopped laughing.

In the end Governor Lardbucket may be forced to issue a formal apology, read aloud on the day his political career comes to an end...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2021-10-22 01:16 PM | Reply

ANOTHER lying d-bag Trumper GQP governor. Quelle surprise.

#7 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-10-22 01:49 PM | Reply

That's another state I won't ever have to go back to.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-22 07:09 PM | Reply

It seems that embarrassing fascists is illegal these days. Or, at least, really expensive in legal fees.

#9 | Posted by morris at 2021-10-22 08:34 PM | Reply

"The cost of that response was just under $600,000...."

Scamming Missourians Since 1854!
~Today's Republicans

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-22 09:30 PM | Reply

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