Minnesota Patriots (mnpatriots.com) is a blog owned and operated by Ford Peterson, 74378 CSAH 6, Dassel, MN  55325

The views expressed were prepared and paid for by Ford Peterson.  This is an independent expenditure not approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it.

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Several have asked me why I started this blog.  It exists because there is a need for it.  Out on the prairie, and away from the big city lights, the local media has become a partner with government.  “Journalism” used to be associated with a natural curiosity about facts and issues—essentially a faithful quest for the truth.  Holding truth in high esteem is the cornerstone of real journalism and good government.  Today, ‘the news’ has become the partisan mouthpiece for spin.   In a lively and vibrant market, spin thrives as competing viewpoints seek to capture and sway public opinion.  In a tiny market where media is monopolized into the hands of very few there becomes a vacuum of truth, and ‘spin’ becomes evil.  The gatekeepers suppress the truth in an effort to sway public opinion.  Harvesting truth from the mouths of entertainers is not a healthy environment for a healthy community.  Gleaning truth from partisan journalism is futile.  Until the traditional media returns to its roots of reporting the facts and digging for the truth, there will be a need for this blog and for citizens to be more vigilant at demanding the truth from our leadership and those that report real news.

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