The Press Democrat this weekend discovered there’s a National vs. California Grange war going on, and – surprise surprise – leaped in on the side of Big Ag, publishing a front-page, above the fold scare piece under the headline “Granges facing loss of status, assets.”
More on this article & the PD will be forthcoming.
Just keep in mind while reading the article that the Press Democrat is not a neutral observer, objectively reporting naturally-occurring facts as they happen. Context & the lack thereof, writer and editorial perspectives – these and many other things matter significantly. When combined with a fear-inducing headline, this could be an effective and influential bit of propaganda given the PD’s circulation.