During Gov. Mike Parson's live briefing to announce a statewide vaccine incentive program and a new Health Director on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, he accused the Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star and Missouri Independent of spreading “propaganda.” Parson, who didn’t cite any examples, often complains about coverage of his administration.
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The coronavirus data that mainstream Missouri news organizations have reported originates with … Parson’s own government.
Gov. Mike Parson also announced the hiring of Donald G. Kauerauf as the new state public health director, filling a post that’s been vacant since April.