The liberal media bias is shining brightly at The Gambit, a New Orleans alternative newspaper befitting fish wrap rather than news.
Attorney General Jeff Landry has repeatedly called for the rule of law to be followed in the State of Louisiana. Yet, when a hearing on the death penalty was conducted last week in Baton Rouge and family members of victims were allowed to testify, The Gambit called it a stunt on Landry’s part and contrasted it to the “bold statement” from Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, who ordered a moratorium on executions in that state. What fair-minded reporting.
On the day California Gov. Gavin Newsom made international headlines by ordering a moratorium on executions in his state, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry led his own death penalty discussion before the state House criminal justice committee. Newsom’s action was a bold statement; Landry’s was a cheap stunt.
Landry said his presentation was a way to spotlight victims’ families and “delayed justice,” as Louisiana has not executed any convicted murderers since 2010. There are reasons for that, reasons that have nothing to do with being pro- or anti-death penalty.
And after regurgitating Edwards’ excuses for why executions can’t be carried out in Louisiana, most of which were debunked at the hearing, Gambit – which shares common ownership with the Baton Rouge Advocate – went for some personal invective…
After the hearing, Edwards said in a statement, “We cannot execute someone in the state of Louisiana today because the only legally prescribed manner set forth in state statute is unavailable to us. In the time since we last had this conversation, nothing has changed.”
Indeed, nothing has changed: Jeff Landry remains a shameless, ignorant demagogue.
The truth of the matter is that “Honor Code” John Bel Edwards has repeatedly decided to bypass both the legislative branch of government and the will of the people of Louisiana. The Gambit would have you believe that these executions are not being done because the drugs used in the procedure are not available. Hogwash. There are a plethora of drugs available for the state’s use in carrying out justice for victims and their families. The truth of the matter is that the governor refuses to use these drugs and is pandering to the left. And he’s doing this at the expense of the people of the state that desire to see justice finally carried out.
But, don’t blame me. I voted for David Vitter.