Oregon officials want local reporters investigated for emailing them on weekends

They probably don’t want the Police to be called after hours either.

The insanity that surfaces on the West Coast (CA – OR – WA) makes me wonder if the former asylums were rearranged to the West Coast (open borders and no walls).  The mentally impaired voted for the more mentally impaired and placed them to rule over them.  Perhaps that is how Antifa has risen to the power group it has in Oregon…  they are the policing power of the FAR LEFT NUT RULERS.  The streets being filled with Antifa and homeless and their excrement indicates this is what has taken place.  Perhaps the WALL needs to go along the Eastern lines of those three large outdoor asylums.

Think of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest –  A Woman Under The Influence –  Psycho – The Snake Pit –  – that pretty well describes the Far Left Style of *governing* – and those who vote for those inmates.

Jackie Juntti
WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net


Oregon officials want local reporters investigated for emailing them on weekends

By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News

Officials in Oregon reportedly are seeking to have local journalists investigated for contacting government workers on their personal emails and phone numbers after hours.

Given that the allegations describe relatively routine functions of a reporter’s job, the newspaper is not backing down.

Les Zaitz, publisher and editor of the Malheur Enterprise, denied any wrongdoing from his staff, after an attorney for Malheur County went to Sheriff Brian Wolfe with the allegations that reporters may have broken the law by using officials’ personal contact information to call and email them outside of business hours.


“Suggesting that professional journalists are behaving as criminals in gathering vital information for the community appears to be an effort to silence and intimidate the Enterprise,” Zaitz said.

The Enterprise had been investigating Greg Smith — a Republican state legislator and director of the Malheur County Economic Development Department — over potential conflicts of interest concerning government contracts.

Smith apparently had asked the newspaper to limit requests “to office hours,” and to only email at a designated county address. “It is not appropriate that you are sending emails to employees using their personal email accounts on the weekends,” Smith told the newspaper.

Amid those objections, county Counsel Stephanie Williams told the Enterprise that she reached out to Sheriff Wolfe to see “if there is a violation to investigate when a county employee’s phone numbers and email addresses are being used when we’ve asked someone to stop calling or communicating on county business on a personal phone or email.”


As of Monday, the Sheriff’s Office had not determined whether or not to launch an investigation. Fox News reached out to Wolfe Tuesday morning, but he did not immediately respond.

State law says that “a telephone caller commits the crime of telephonic harassment if the caller intentionally harasses or annoys another person.” The Enterprise noted that technically Smith is not a government employee but a private contractor, and that he once gave out what he said was his “personal” phone number at a public meeting and said people could call him “24/7.”

It is unclear if there were other individuals who are employed by the county who raised complaints. Fox News has contacted the Enterprise seeking additional details.

Last week, Smith issued a statement in response to the Enterprise’s investigation, which he called a “months-long vendetta.” He said that “over the last six months as me and my staff have been subjected to endless phone calls, hostile emails at all hours of the day and unwelcome office visits, I have grown increasingly confused with the Malheur Enterprise’s obsession with our county’s economic development department.”

On Monday evening, Zaitz brought attention to what he described as an ironic turn of events. After the Enterprise had filed a public records request, the same county agency that complained about after-hours emails sent their confirmation notice on a weekend.

[]Les Zaitz@LesZaitz · 22hReplying to @LesZaitz and 2 others
And @MalheurNews has been deeply transparent with the community about our reporting efforts:https://www.malheurenterprise.com/posts/5997/how-the-enterprise-produced-the-story-on-the-disappearing-tax-break  


How the Enterprise produced the story on the disappearing tax break | Malheur Enterprise

Pursuing a story about Malheur County’s treatment of a new business required interviews, a review of documents and an effort to get comment from key county officials.malheurenterprise.com[]Les Zaitz@LesZaitzNow for the irony. The Malheur County agency so upset reporters are contacting public officials by email “at all hours”? Sent an email to @MalheurNews acknowledging a public records request – at 10 a.m. on a Saturday.View image on Twitter442:47 PM – Aug 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy


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