Kansas Legislature edits video of public hearing to omit profane rant targeting a journalist

Posted on AllSides November 6th, 2021
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Courtesy: Kansas State Legislature

The Kansas State Legislature has altered video footage of a recent hearing to omit a profane rant targeting a journalist, raising questions about the editing of public records.

On Saturday, at a hearing held by the state’s Special Committee on Government Overreach and the Impact of COVID-19, Justin Spiehs testified before the committee to criticize mask and vaccine requirements. At the end of his testimony, he launched into a tirade against Kansas Reflector editor-in-chief Sherman Smith, telling him to “go f— yourself, you little b—-” and calling him a “snarky motherf—-er.”

Smith, who was...

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