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Mary Says Media Missed Story

In her Sunday newsletter, state Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d'Alene, blames the news media (of course) for not presenting the whole story when it comes to the Child Support Enforcement mess that requires a special session of the Idaho Legislature to unravel:

"I'm sure you've heard the buzz about the Child Support bill that was not passed by the legislature and is the reason we are all going back to Boise again for a Special Session starting on Monday.  I've been wondering when and how to tell you that what you've been hearing from the media is not the full story; there's much more to this topic than meets the eye. I've been browsing through yet another round of news and online stories about the Child Support bill, formerly known as S1067 but now called H1, and came across a good example of the slanted agenda promoted by some media outlets. I thought this might be a good time to lay out my concerns." Full newsletter here.

Question: Do you think the media adequately covered the Child Support Enforcement flap?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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