Journalist Smears Colorado Sec of State for Investigating Foreigners Voting
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler was responsible for exposing
155 foreigners who possibly voted in U.S. elections, constituting a crime. However, a reporter from a local TV station,
Eli Stokols, sourced a left-of-center political analyst for
the story rather than simply reporting on the 155 felonies supposedly committed.
Stokols made sure to include hyperbolic accusations
from far-left circles alleging Gessler was somehow motivated
by a desire to prevent Hispanics from voting rather than his job to
uphold the rule-of-law.
J. Christian Adams, the Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower who accused Attorney General Eric Holder of allowing racial motivations to influence the enforcement of the nation's laws, wrote a scathing piece on the matter for PJ Media. Adams piece asserts that the local reporter “aids and joins” attacks on whistleblowers.
Adams asserts that the local reporter's smear of the Colorado Secretary
of State exists within the larger context of propaganda journalism and
an effort to silence political opposition, rather than simply report a
story. “Why is Stokols contacting a 'political analyst' for a story about 155
felons voting in Colorado?" he asked.
"The answer is simple – Stokols is an
anti-journalist. His job is to destroy the story, not report it," Adams claimed. "Instead of calling Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh and asking if his
office will pursue felony charges against the 155 individuals Gessler
discovered, Stokols turns the story of a crime into a story of