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The Ralston Resolution: Fighting Back Against Fake News in Nevada

For more than twenty years now, liberal blogger/gossip columnist “Jihadi Jon” Ralston has been colluding with Democrats in Nevada and has served as their unofficial press secretary/communications director.  Here are just two recent examples…

And here’s what this self-professed “journalist” recently wrote about the proposed common sense ballot initiative to ban sanctuary cities in Nevada…

“If the strategy prevails to drive up the white vote by using ‘sanctuary cities’ and ‘criminal aliens’ the same way Donald Trump did in 2016, to dog-whistle to racist ears with execrable tactics and thus elect The Three Amigos – Roberson for lieutenant governor, Adam Laxalt for governor and Dean Heller for Senate – in a GOP wave, Nevada will have sunk to a new nadir.”

If you haven’t noticed, Jihadi Jon also likes to use fancy words to make himself appear more intelligent than everybody else.  It’s an unmistakable sign of true insecurity.  But I digress.

Election after election, Republican candidates, party leaders and activists have been sucked into participating in this goofball’s propaganda campaigns – granting him interviews, quotes and debates – only to be stung after the fact by the venomous political scorpion.

Ralston can’t himself it; it’s his nature.

And to paraphrase Ronald Reagan: To sit back hoping that someday, someway, Ralston will treat conservatives fairly is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

To be fair, it’s not always the Republican target’s fault, especially first-time and novice candidates.  They simply don’t know better, don’t know Ralston’s anti-GOP history, or are just plain intimidated and scared of what he might do to them if they don’t play along and try to appease him.

As such, it’s time for the Republican Party to step in and provide its candidates and party leaders some cover to protect them from this hateful liberal purveyor of fake news.

As an American, Jihadi Jon has every right to express his opinions – no matter how stupid, vapid and biased they are.  However, there is no obligation on anyone else’s part to talk to him, respond to his questions or even give this liberal doofus the time of day.

So my suggestion would be for the Nevada Republican Central Committee and/or its Executive Board, to adopt “The Ralston Resolution” at its next earliest opportunity along the following lines…

WHEREAS, the Nevada Republican Party fully supports the First Amendment prohibition on government abridging freedom of the press and acknowledges the importance of the media in reporting on the government and political campaigns, and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Republican Party nevertheless maintains that press rights come with responsibilities, including an obligation to present the news in a fair, unbiased and objective manner, and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Republican Party understands that the First Amendment prohibition on abridging freedom of the press does not extend to private organizations and individuals and does not require such private organizations and individuals to cooperate or communicate with the press, and

WHEREAS, Jon Ralston is a liberal blogger in Nevada who is also employed as editor of an online newsblog called the “Nevada Independent,” and

WHEREAS, Ralston has a long history of anti-conservative/anti-Republican blog posts, tweets and columns that betray any semblance of fair, objective, unbiased reporting, often absent even a minimal amount of journalistic ethics, and

WHEREAS, Ralston’s unrelenting anti-conservative/anti-Republican bias has undermined the campaigns of countless numbers of GOP candidates against the interests of the Nevada Republican Party, and

WHEREAS, Ralston’s role as an independent liberal blogger and tweeter cannot be separated from his job as editor of the Nevada Independent and poisons the work product of actual reporters and columnists employed by the newsblog,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Nevada Republican Central Committee hereby urges its candidates, party leaders and activists to refrain from granting interviews to, communicating with, or otherwise participating in any way with anyone affiliated with the Nevada Independent – including, but not limited to, debates, forums and podcasts – unless or until such time as Mr. Ralston is removed as editor, and/or from any other managerial role, of the publication.

So let it be written; so let it be done.