by Travis Mateer
For any Missoula media people covering the local municipal action, Monday evenings are when City Council get together to vote on important business facing our community. Sometimes this action can go late, and reports can get garbled.
I’ll be charitable and speculate that Martin Kidston must have been really “tired” when he published this incomprehensible mess. I’ll do a screenshot instead of a quote, because I’m sure it will have to be heavily edited, maybe over a steaming cup of Joe.
Here’s the screen-shot quote:
The deplorable state of our local media is a very serious thing right now, with propaganda foot soldiers like Gomer Kidston kicking it into overdrive to produce absolute crap with titles like ‘CODE BLUE:’ AS PANDEMIC RAGES IN MISSOULA, HOSPITALIZATIONS, DEATHS ON THE RISE.
I put the title in ALL CAPS to ensure Kidston’s fear-mongering is loud enough, because I’m not sure Missoula is getting the point that the PANDEMIC IS RAGING! and DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE! Tell us more Marty!
As the number of Covid-19 cases in Missoula County continue to soar, elected officials are pleading with residents to mask up, get vaccinated and practice social distancing.
But those efforts have largely fallen on deaf ears, as only 65% of the county’s eligible population has been vaccinated. Missoula now stands as the state’s No. 1 viral hot spot outside Yellowstone County, with more than 1,800 active cases.
For a little contrast, here’s a tweet Tim Adams put out yesterday. We’ll be discussing this and much more in today’s episode of Zoom Town.
So, in summary, while Martin Kidston struggles to string together coherent sentences while doing his duty to message the desperate pleas from our braintrust to get jabbed, Tim Adams is taking data released by the state and extrapolating potential trends.