Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Wednesday panel puts fake news in spotlight

May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The truth is I’ve probably written about “fake news” as much as anyone has over the past 10 years, and I’ve been an equal opportunity critic.I’ve blasted conservatives for phony stories about President Obama, and I’ve blasted liberals for p...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump plays the outsider card; insiders go bananas

May 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Yes, I was shocked that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, but not for the same reasons as the howling national media and the hypocritical Democratic establishment.I had long ago concluded that Comey had insulated himself from ...

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The war of words over Trump and the Civil War

May 06, 2017 at 3:00 am

I was minding my own business driving home from Libby last Monday when my peace was shattered by a collision — not with a deer as usually happens on that stretch of U.S. 2, but with the latest vitriolic, whiny complaints of self-important c...

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Editor’s 2 Cents: Trump hands monumental task to Zinke

April 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

On Wednesday, President Trump signed yet another executive order, and like most of them it was based on the concept of reining in government overreach — and as usual, his critics were howling mad.The “Presidential Executive Order on the Rev...

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About those extra mail-in ballots? Don’t try to vote with them

April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Carl Rieckmann, a former Daily Inter Lake reporter and editor from the 1980s, who is now retired and recently returned to the Flathead, contacted me to let me know he was puzzled by a discovery he made in his mailbox last week.“Imagine the ...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump: Is he the best of a bad lot — or just more of the same?

April 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Last year, I told conservatives who would come to visit me in my office that there were three main things to remember about the presidential election:1) No other Republican beside Donald Trump could get elected;2) If Hillary Clinton were el...

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The Russians are coming, but don’t be afraid

April 09, 2017 at 2:00 am

You can chalk up one more conservative Trump supporter who got caught talking to Russians and then insisting it was just an innocent conversation!Yep, yours truly spent an hour Tuesday afternoon in the company of five Russians. They grilled...

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‘America First’ is an old and honorable tradition

April 01, 2017 at 9:43 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how little educated people seem to understand history — let alone learn from it.A salient case in point is the “fake news” narrative that the left-wing media has parroted for the last year about President Trump’s...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Community news keeps newspapers as relevant as ever

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Among the many fake news headlines making the rounds on the internet, one of the most popular is “Newspapers are dead.”Let’s put that to bed right away. According to the Editor & Publisher Newspaper DataBook’s study “State of the News M...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s war with CIA was preceded by Kennedy’s

March 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president “wanted to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.”Whether that quote is accurate or not we don’t know, but it makes sense that after the agency d...

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