At a time when Missourians are coming together like never before, there are still some who want to use this crisis to divide us.
No matter where you live in our great state, in rural or urban communities, Missourians are known for our hard work, grit, and determination.
Like we’ve done time and time again when natural disasters have torn apart communities, flooded farmland, or threatened our health and safety, Missourians have cast political differences aside and come together to combat these tough challenges.
But we continue to have one problem: elite, liberal newspapers in our state believe that you and I are too simple-minded and uneducated to overcome tough challenges.
The latest from the editorial board of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is unacceptable and irresponsible. Missourians everywhere are tired of being labeled and dismissed by liberal news outlets. The rural and urban divide exists because of this type of attack on Missourians’ way of life.
Members of the Post Dispatch editorial board look down upon and view Missourians as uneducated and simple-minded. It only takes a trip through the heartland to see that nothing could be further from the truth.
These irresponsible actions, if left unchecked, will continue to drive wedges into the fabric of who we are as Missourians.
Missourians have always faced challenges, but we defeat them together. COVID-19 has affected everyone, and I am proud of the way both rural and urban Missourians have stepped up to do their part in this crisis.
We aren’t afraid of critics and will boldly stand up against the elite, liberal newspapers who make a common practice of attacking Missourians—whether it’s our way of life or our intelligence. We won’t stand for fake news, liberal hypocrisy, or biased and misleading reporting, especially during a time of crisis.
It’s not Missourians who don’t understand our way of life—it’s the elite media.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch editorial board will continue to publish their attacks, but I am proud of the ways in which Missourians—all Missourians—have come together to defeat this invisible enemy.