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Editorial: News shouldn’t just tell you what you want to hear

We are not here to manipulate the facts to fit our version of a story. The facts should not reinforce our idea of the world, and then we print them as truths. 

PULP started out this month asking one simple question: how did Victor Head and Pueblo Freedom and Rights get this far? Any good journalist should want to know the rea…

We are not here to manipulate the facts to fit our version of a story. The facts should not reinforce our idea of the world, and then we print them as truths. 

PULP started out this month asking one simple question: how did Victor Head and Pueblo Freedom and Rights get this far? Any good journalist should want to know the real answers to why, how, when as well as to develop an understanding of the group. Yet, what we read and watched was the blame game, from the NRA to Chicago, and our answer was never found. 

We focused on the money for one simple reason:  nothing else matters, now. The money has turned this election about a debate on the recall and guns to the absolute unadulterated money grab that is played at the expense of voters and campaigners. 

Let’s start at the end, not with the results, but with faith in the results. At the PULP we have no doubt County Clerk Gilbert Ortiz will run a good, fair election. We also know that DA Jeff Chostner will prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, any improprieties that are found. 

It’s not the final tally with which we are worried.  We are concerned that the losing side will always be able to point to the money and say, “That’s why we lost.” 

No one wants to hear that the money in this election changed how viable both recall groups were and if Morse and Giron were viable candidates against the recall. 

No one wants to hear the most grassroots and viable campaign was Pueblo Freedom and Rights. We looked into the money and, while this group did receive outside help, Victor Head was told by the Basic Freedom Defense Fund that he was on his own. This allowed him to have the mentality that he’s all alone and no one will help him. That created a campaign that was isolated on some level from BFDF and was the most likely to get enough signatures to start the recall election. 

On the other side, it is unlikely the BFDF, which is essentially the El Paso Freedom Defense Committee, would have caused a recall election if it were not for early outside money that “paid for signatures.”

The NRA doesn’t want to hear that the Democrats finally have the guts to fund a gunfight. That’s what this is and, for the …

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