‘One national news story flying under the radar of most mainstream media outlets is the murder of an investigative journalist in Las Vegas.
Jeff German, the journalist, had unearthed startling revelations about Clark County Public Administrator Robert “Rob” Telles. Telles is a Democrat. The revelations are many, and likely a major reason Telles lost his bid for re-election in a Democrat primary.
German was found stabbed seven times, prosecutors said, outside of his home. DNA from German’s hands matched the DNA of Telles.
Executive Editor of the Review-Journal said the arrest of Telles is “an enormous relief and an outrage.”
“We are relieved Robert Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official. Journalists can’t do the important work our communities require if they are afraid a presentation of facts could lead to violent retribution. We thank Las Vegas police for their urgency and hard work and for immediately recognizing the terrible significance of Jeff’s killing,” Cook reportedly said.
Astonishingly, a tone-deaf Las Vegas journalist actually attempted to place at least part of the blame for the violent act at the feet of — you guessed it — President Donald J. Trump.
Here was the exchange from Thursday’s press conference. You can watch it below:
REPORTER: “Sheriff you said the murder of a journalist is especially troubling. Now is probably not the appropriate time to talk politics, but do you condemn former President Trump’s normalization of violence against journalists?”
SHERIFF LOMBARDO: “I think this is probably the inappropriate venue to speculate on that or opine on that. I think it needs to be stated and noted that it is troublesome because it is a journalist and we expect journalism to be open and transparent and the watch dog for government. And when people take it upon themselves to create harm associated with that profession, I think it’s very important that we put all eyes on and address the case appropriately, such as we did in this case.”’https://theiowastandard.com/blame-trump-democrat-official-murders-journalist-sheriff-asked-if-he-condemns-trumps-comments-about-media/