I must confess I did not think of the Missoula Independent as much of a serious news organization. The investigation into corruption in Lake County and the fact that it was traced to Steve Bullock’s office as attorney general has changed my mind.
I hope the Independent will continue to follow the corruption in Lake County and all the way up to the now governor. The fact that the Independent had to pay its own legal fees to uncover this story should be given more coverage than just the “etc.” section of the paper (see Jan. 2 issue). The public’s right to know what “our” government is doing and having real journalists looking into the government is essential to freedom and our way of life.
I voted for Steve Bullock. However, it looks like he is punishing good public employees for doing their jobs, then covering it up. Anyone who wants to investigate these actions has to have lot of money for a lawsuit. The public needs to know about this kind of behavior from our elected officials. If the Independent will continue to follow this story and others like it, I will continue to take them seriously.