ProPublica, a nonprofit news site, has responded to statements made by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The Pulitzer-winning organization shot back at Bevin after he went on a lengthy rant, claiming ProPublica was a "biased, left-wing organization," according to Business Insider.
Bevin's issues with ProPublica began thanks to its involvement with The Courier-Journal, Kentucky's largest newspaper. The Courier-Journal and Bevin have a complicated past; the popular newspaper had published in-depth investigations into Bevin back in September. The Journal had revealed that Bevin had permitted a 134% salary increase for a friend who served as Kentucky's information officer for 10 months. The increase amounted to $215,000.
So when Bevin learned that the Journal was pairing with ProPublica to do a year-long investigation of a 'government program' in Kentucky, Bevin lashed out. In a lengthy video, he criticized both the newspaper and the organization for their biases and journalistic integrity.
Bevin seemed especially distressed to learn that billionaire investor George Soros helped to finance the nonprofit.
"Now the Courier-Journal has just straight up said, 'We don't even care about being objective. We're willing, for a price, because we'll sell our soul, we'll be a sock-puppet for the ProPublica organization, for George Soros... for all these other people who hate America, and undermine day in and day out the values that we in Kentucky actually hold dear, that America was founded upon."