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Newspaper that declared war on governor now says he declared war on newspapers

The alternative newspaper in Anchorage that just a few weeks ago declared war on Gov. Michael Dunleavy, stating the only way to save the state is to recall him, has a new twist in its logic:

Now, the newspaper says it is the governor who has declared war on the media.

In a top story, the Anchorage Press headlined “Governor who only reads headlines declares war on media,” and went on to describe how Gov. Michael Dunleavy “has decided he will go directly to the people on his Facebook page AK GOV PRESS. ‘If the press isn’t going to get it right…’ he declared as straddled in front of the camera with a John Wayne cockiness, ‘we’re going to go directly to you.'”

Dunleavy said a whole lot more in that video, which launched his AkGov Press page on Facebook. He was pointing out the inaccurate headline and explaining why he was launching this Facebook page to speak to the people of Alaska, unfiltered by editors and reporters.

His video was a blockbuster, with 1,475 shares, 409 comments, and 924 reactions. Not bad for a premier of a Facebook page. In Alaska, that would be considered viral.

The Anchorage Daily News story that caused Dunleavy to troll the newspaper in the first place? That story posted on Facebook was shared 81 times, got 216 comments and 259 reactions. Still a good result, but clearly not in the same league.

Watch the governor’s video for yourself at this link:

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Way to go Governor Dunleavy…..we would rather hear it first hand from you. Thank you for standing for ALASKA…..MAKING AMERICA FIRST. FOR OUR CITIZENS AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  • Interesting that I can’t seem to find that article on the ADN? Did they pull it already?

    • Paragraph 3 ^ says Anchorage Press, paragraph 6 says ADN. Could that explain the confusion?

      • ADN published the misleading headline that lead to the Governor going directly to the public. See the right hand image posted above.

        Anchorage Press are the ones claiming the Governor has “declared war” on the press. See the left hand image posted above.

    • Tuesday, August 20.

  • A lie is half way around the world before the truth can get out of bed and gets its boots on.

  • Dunleavy sounds like another embattled man we know who is consistently thrown under the bus by the media hacks. I hope the Republic can survive this lunacy.

  • Ohh, for the Anchorage Times and it’s truly honorable publisher. Mr Atwood was a man of character and integrity. How very much he is missed in this awful age.!!

  • And the Anchorage Press’ Editor’s response to Dunleavy is the PRECISE reason why this sort of action to go directly to the public is necessary. Thanks Anchorage Press for blatantly demonstrating the need to keep you out of the loop.

  • The Anchorage Press is a successful alternate newspaper which been around for years. Their audience is the pro-LGQT, pro-pot, open borders and anything else out of the mainstream. They have a loyal market and I am not surprised at their stance.

  • Classic abuser behavior. Blame the victim.

  • 3rd World State. Alaska cannot write, educate, or spend.
    Support a future where Alaska is not run by sole source. Competition.
    Support the Constitution of the United States! Alaska State Legislation and BAR Association does not.

    • Well, the numbers don’t lie do they? Don’t lump the bar association in there though. I’m good with the legislature being in there the way they are currently configured……they made their bed already.

  • Alaska still has a newspaper?

  • That means a war on the little Cole dwarfs at the Fairbanks Newsminer. Suit up, governor. The dwarfs are meanies, like my 18-year old chihuahua who eats Quaker Oats every morning.

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