Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Nebraska governor attacks reporter for being born in China after she wrote that the nitrate levels were “far above” the legal limit at his farms


“Number one, I didn’t read it and I won't,” he responded. “Number two, all you’ve got to do is look at the author, author’s from Communist China — what more do you need to know?”

On Wednesday evening, [the reporter], who has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is pursuing a second master’s degree in analytics, said in a phone interview that she was “shocked and saddened” by the governor’s comments.


[The reporter] recounted that on the day of the radio interview, she was in the field, working on more reporting on [the governor]’s hog farms.

Vox in November 2022:

what made [the incoming governor]’s campaign so peculiar — and alarming to those who care about animal welfare and climate change — is that no other political candidate has campaigned so vehemently against veggie burgers and soy milk.


[He] also has a financial interest in maintaining Nebraska’s hands-off regulatory landscape: His giant hog operations have been trailed by air and water pollution complaints since the 1990s