Sunday, February 12, 2017

Links provided for top Turner Report/Inside Joplin posts for the week

Traffic has been brisk for the Turner Report and this week's Top 10 includes two posts that are already in the top 10 among the more than 25,000 posts this blog has had over its 13-year plus existence.

As is often the case, the news that was featured in those posts has not appeared in the area's newspaper of record, the Joplin Globe.

The number four post of all time, and the number two post for this week, is last week's number one post, Betsy DeVos and the Blunt Connection.

At a time when many newspapers were reporting about the senators who had received campaign contributions from the DeVos family, it is almost incomprehensible that only two newspapers even touched on the revelation that All Children Matter, an organization that was headed by Betsy DeVos at the time, paid $196,252.33 to bombard the state with anti-Claire McCaskill ads during the waning days of the 2004 governor's race.

The beneficiary of that action, of course, was Sen. Roy Blunt's son, Matt, who eked out a 51 percent to 49 percent win over McCaskill.

The Springfield News-Leader followed up on that post and added even more information, especially noting the connection between All Children Matter and another enemy of public education, retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield.

The only other media source I can find that touched on the involvement of All Children Matter in the 2004 governor's race was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which might have well have just forgotten about it. The Post-Dispatch's major concern was that Roy Blunt's Wikipedia page had been changed to reflect the All Children Matter contribution.

The newspaper did not seem to be confirmed that when you add the $196,252.33 to the $38,000 he received in campaign contributions, Blunt has benefited more from the DeVos family fortune than almost any other senator.

No other newspaper or media source, with the exception of the Tony's Kansas City blog even mentioned it. The Kansas City Star had nothing and it certainly did not make the pages of the Joplin Globe.

The top post for the week, and the number six post of all time, I was late on- nearly three months late- and the post has readers upset.

Former Joplin pediatric surgeon Guy Rosenschein faces child pornography charges in New Mexico and court records indicate photos of children's genitalia, taken in a medical setting, were among the items confiscated by authorities. A class action lawsuit has also been filed against Rosenschein, which is the number four post for this week.

I have heard from reader whose children were patients of Dr. Rosenschein and naturally, they want to know if he might have done such things while he was in Joplin. At this point, there is no information to indicate that, but since his problems pre-date his time in Joplin and have taken place since he left here, people have good reason to be concerned.

The Turner Report

1. Former Joplin pediatric surgeon facing child porn charges had nude photos of boys in hospital setting

2. Betsy DeVos and the Blunt connection

3. Fired substitute teacher sues Neosho R-5 School District

4. Class action lawsuit filed against former Joplin pediatric surgeon facing child porn charges

5. Joplin woman pleads guilty to tax fraud

6. Federal judge denies Bobby Landis request for early release from probation

7. Blunt office cites privacy for not telling how many callers opposed, supported DeVos

8. News-Leader, Post-Dispatch pick up on my Huffington Post Roy Blunt-Betsy DeVos blog

9. From DeVos debate, McCaskill says confirmation is attack on rural Missouri

10. Jasper, Newton county judges, East Newton graduate among those applying for Missouri Supreme Court

Inside Joplin

1. Jasper County Marriage Licenses

2. Carthage Police need help finding these two

3. Joplin Police: Do you know this woman?

4. Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

5. Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

6. Joplin Police Department Arrests February 9-10

7. Joplin man in custody for failing to register as sex offender

8. Carthage Police arrests Joplin woman on 14 felony charges

9. Carl Junction Police want to know where this dog belongs

10. Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

Inside Joplin Obituaries

1. Corey Box

2. David Neal

3. Nancy Johnson

4. Thang Nguyen

5. Janice Cole

6. Ken Steele

7. Jim Babcock

8. Linda Salzer

9. Roger Hornback

10. Daniel Caruthers

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