Tribune Misreports That ‘Anti-Trans’ Flyer Was Distributed In Great Falls

Because I’ve been asked about it several times, I felt it necessary at last night’s Great Falls city commission meeting to publicly correct a piece of incorrect reporting by the Great Falls Tribune last week.

The front page of the Tribune’s Thursday, March 31 print addition carried the following headline, “‘Not in my neighborhood’ Anti-Semitic, anti-trans flyers distributed in Great Falls”.

Their digital content also repeated the misinformation, see screenshot below:

The Tribune reporter either hasn’t actually seen the flyer in question, is being intentionally dishonest in order to create a false narrative, or is referring to material other than what I have seen.

I know this because I have seen and reviewed the anti-Semitic flyer that was distributed in Great Falls last week and there is absolutely nothing in the content of that flyer that is “anti-trans”.

The Tribune should either correct the record concerning the contents of the flyer or specify how the ugly and bigoted anti-Semitic message contained therein is ”anti-trans”.

The attempt by the Tribune to invent a false flag, manufacture a bigoted anti-trans smear where none exists, and then try to falsely piggyback it on an actual, dangerous distribution of hate literature serves no one.

In fact, it is a disservice to the Great Falls public.

Posted by Rick Tryon

Rick Tryon is an entrepreneur, a singer-songwriter, and is currently serving a four year term as a Great Falls City Commissioner. Helping Montana become an even greater place to live, play and work is Tryon's passion.

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