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Friday, March 11, 2016

Emails show Gov. Snyder's admin tried to censor Internet commenters

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 6:20 PM

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Gov. Rick Snyder released another, heavily, redacted batch of emails on Thursday. While many were lacking substance — again, with the redact! — there were a few gems in the bunch, such as a chilling correspondence between Snyder's then-Communications Director Dave Murray and MLive's Director of Engagement Jennifer Eyer, where the former appears to be asking MLive's Flint Journal to remove a website commenter who writes negative things about the governor. 

Yes, you read the last sentence correctly. 

While we've all heard the post-Emergency Manger joke about certain (predominantly black, low income) cities in Michigan being dictatorships, this email takes the one-liner to a new level. Democracy in Flint? Out. Free press? They're working on it. 

Here's Murray's email. 
While it would be easy to say the correspondence was all bad — it's not. Eyer's response is nothing short of spectacular. 
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MLive, Eyer is a keeper. 

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