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Monday, December 03, 2007

State 29: Earthpork: The Day After The Deadline

Excerpted from this post at State 29

I find it interesting that the Des Moines Register has not run a fully-fledged story about how Rainforest con man David Oman submitted his $50 $48 million grant application to the Feds. Isn't that kind of a big deal? ... I think Iowa's newspaper reporters, editors, and opinion columnists have really dropped the ball on this one - and I believe the Des Moines Register has done so intentionally. Oh, there has been criticism sprinkled here and there, like at the Iowa City Press-Citizen (whose increasingly questioning editorials essentially drove the project out of next-door suburb Coralville.....), but nobody state-wide has really pounded the drum regularly and warned the general public about what lurks ahead if this project is green-lighted.

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