Congress candidate Aaron Miller allegedly ignoring acclaimed journo after critical coverage

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Miller is allegedly ghosting at least one political reporter in his district.
Aaron Miller recently won the MNGOP endorsement to run against Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st congressional district. But his endorsement was overshadowed by comments he made during his acceptance speech taking umbrage with the fact his young daughter was taught about the theory of evolution in school.

That story, which blew up nationally, was first reported by the Mankato Free Press's Josh Moniz, winner of the Minnesota Newpaper Association's 2012 Best New Reporter of the Year for Dailies award. Miller later called media coverage of his comments "a complete distortion," and Moniz now says Miller is treating him like someone who has no interest in a second date.

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Reached for comment, Moniz declined to go on the record about the situation, but here's what he had to say on Twitter: If Moniz's sources aren't leading him astray, then Miller must really have very little tolerance for critical coverage, as the most recent Post Bulletin article about him, entitled, "Miller calls media coverage of evolution comments 'a complete distortion,'" gave him an opportunity to try and refute the science-hating, Bible-thumping perception created by his evolution comments.

For what it's worth, Miller says in the Post Bulletin piece that he believes in "evolution with divine intervention." Sounds to us like that'd be a difficult one to try and teach in public schools, but Miller wants school districts to have the power to let teachers try and do it anyway.

h/t -- Bluestem Prairie

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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HopeandChange
HopeandChange

Have any of you ever read a piece by "reporter" moniz? I may not be a fan of conservative policies but blogger moniz is a joke.

Jonathan David
Jonathan David

Well, of course he has the right to be stupid. If it weren't for stupid people, we wouldn't have most of the current Congress.

Casey Hanson
Casey Hanson

He seems like the sort of guy who would be misquoted and taken out of context in his own autobiography.

David Gustafson
David Gustafson

He has the right to shun a reporter and that reporter's newspaper if he wants to. It's stupid, but he has the right to be stupid if he wants to be.

josh_moniz
josh_moniz

@HopeandChange  I have always prioritized objectivity and fair reporting above everything else. If you genuinely feel I've failed this somehow, feel free to contact me. If I've done something wrong, I want to know about it and work towards doing better.


My cell phone is 515-450-9420.


But given the fact that your profile was just created and has only ever commented about me, I'm skeptical that you're very concerned about my reporting.

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