Tuesday night, Liz Cheney spent 90 minutes before a crowd of about 150 Wyoming Tea Party members and had some choice words about the news media, specifically a local newspaper that accused her of a “high misdemeanor” over a fishing license. In front of a reporter from that newspaper, Cheney asked her supporters to spread the word of her candidacy for her, “We’re depending on ourselves. We’re going to go over their heads.”
Cheney took on the local press after a question about the News&Guide editorial staff’s “left-leaning” bias.
“We have media outlets in the valley that are not fair and balanced,” she said.
She blamed the newspaper’s editor. “His name is Angus,” Cheney said. Editor Angus Thuermer Jr. wrote an article last week about Cheney posting a $220 bond for the “high misdemeanor” of swearing a false oath to obtain a Wyoming resident fishing license.
“Newspapers are dying, and that’s not a bad thing,” she said. “We’re not depending on the Jackson Hole News&Guide to get the news out. We’re depending on ourselves. We’re going to go over their heads.”
Cheney urged supporters to talk to 10 of their friends about her, rather than reading the newspaper. A member of the crowd singled out where a News&Guide reporter was sitting.
Cheney is running to replace sitting Republican U.S Senator Mike Enzi.
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