“Billings Gazette” bombshell reveals funding for anti-government initiatives

It’s official! The Billings Gazette has meticulously researched the funding for the trio of terrible initiatives and traced it back to New York City real estate developer, Howie Rich! In a full-feature article explaining the whys, hows, and wherefores, and basing its story on evidence supplied by blogs and the High Country News, the Gazette has it all!

Not.

However, the Gazette did acknowledge the source of inititaives 154, 97, and 98. Check it out:

Published reports have identified New York City real estate developer and Libertarian Howard Rich as a key supporter of property-rights initiatives like I-154.

Um. That’s pretty much it. What those published reports are, well, you’re on your own there, pal. And ignore the bold header under which this sentence appears: “No Source Revealed.” You don’t really need to know anything about this, do you? Right? Scr*w the “five Ws”: why, what, where, when, and how. That stuff is for high-school papers.

Update: In the comments, Shane said we should all go over to the story and leave some comments. That’s a fantastic idea! Follow the link in the post and ask for more information on Howie Rich!

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  1. I think we all need to leave comments on this article.

  2. That’s a fantastic suggestion!

  3. JayByrd

    Is it just me, or has this story been scrubbed from the Gazette’s web site?

  1. 1 Howie Rich scoops Montana newspapers; website shows support for state initiatives « 4&20 blackbirds

    […] I’ll hand it to Rich. He’s no dummy. It was obvious his secretive work was damaging the initiatives politically – thanks to the blogs! Maybe five years ago slipping under the radar would work, especially considering traditional media’s almost nonexistant coverage of the issue. But the blogs were making a stink, so Rich put up this page, posted a generous portrait, and is apparently on a PR offensive, prenting that he’s been on the up-and-up all along. […]




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