The Poughkeepsie Journal's editors are at it again, acting as liberal activists instead of journalists. The Poughkeepsie Journal's latest political attack is from writer Mary Beth Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is a George Soros Justice Media Fellow. That's right, Pfeiffer received grant funding from left-wing billionaire George Soros' foundation to write a book called Crazy in America. On top of that, Executive Editor Stuart Shinske is driven by a personal bias. In the September 2012 GOP Primary, I beat Rich Wager Jr., the son of Shinske’s friend and mentor, former Poughkeepsie Journal publisher Richard Wager Sr. Since then, Shinske’s reporting, as you’ll see below, has been bizarrely tinged by a personal vendetta.
The latest Poughkeepsie Journal political target is Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress (AIVC), the all-volunteer political action committee I started in 2008. I'm proud of the work done by AIVC to get conservative vets elected to Congress and I won't be bullied by the far-left.
The Journal's story is unvarnished nonsense. This was a misleading hit piece from the beginning and we have the email chain to back it up. We caught the Soros reporter red handed, manipulating stats to help her predetermined narrative (see here, here, and here).
This story is filled with manipulations of statistics, errors, and deception. Please take a few moments to read our Fact Check and share it with your family and friends who might read the Poughkeepsie Journal.