Writer Jim Moore argues that The Texas Tribune needs to distance itself from philosophical or even physical proximity to the folks giving it money.
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In an increasingly diverse place like Texas—a state still wrestling with bitter racial divisions—every publication needs to do more to mirror the population.
Some folks in Texas took notice today when Buzzfeed reported that Josh Treviño, a conservative pundit employed by the influential Texas Public Policy Foundation, had been paid $389,000 to produce propaganda for the Malaysian government, including attacks on a pro-democracy leader.
But one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan is horrible at math. Twice in the past month, Sullivan’s been thoroughly busted on the widely disseminated, but bogus, numbers that he uses to convince credulous tea partiers and lawmakers that Texas is a profligate spender.