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“We Don’t Write Reports”

If the governor of Texas shoots a coyote, is it a news story? The Washington Post says yes. Maybe there’s even a controversy to stir up:

Perry’s security detail was not required to file a report about the governor discharging a weapon, said Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange.

“People shoot coyotes all the time, snakes all the time,” Mange said. “We don’t write reports.”

Someone please notify the Obama administration’s assistant deputy secretary for the prevention of animal cruelty.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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