After KY Gov’s Slam, ProPublica Hits Back: ‘Actually, We Believe In Evidence’

GEORGETOWN, KY-OCTOBER 30: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin speaks at the unveiling of a new $80 million Toyota North American Engineering Headquarters October 30, 2017 in Georgetown, Kentucky. The 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art Product Engineering and Manufacturing Center (PEMC) is the final building constructed under the "One Toyota" project. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) was OUTRAGED when he learned that ProPublica would be supporting investigative journalism at a local newspaper over the course of the next year and posted a befuddling video on Wednesday evening attacking The Courier-Journal and ProPublica’s funding model, complete with a dig at billionaire donor George Soros.

ProPublica — which launched a new program to help support investigative journalism at 14 different newsrooms around the U.S. this year — shot back late Wednesday, by listing their Pulitzer wins, clarifying their funding model and pointing out the Courier-Journal’s coverage of Bevin’s unethical behavior.

“You called us a ‘biased, left-wing organization.’ Actually we believe in evidence. Hard, indisputable evidence. Carefully gathered and precisely told,” ProPublica tweeted.

Read the thread below:

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Editor at Large:
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Senior Political Correspondent:
Senior Editor:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
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