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Jodi Rave Lee: Gag order sign of poor leadership

"You're fired!

No, Donald Trump isn't in the house. This is the latest dictum from Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall to tribal employees who dare talk to the press.

In a recent memo to employees of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Hall forbade any disclosure to the press - any type of news and all types of media - about tribal matters unless it's passed through his public relations office first.

He said he didn't want any news given to reporters that might put the tribes in a bad light. If they disobey, employees should expect disciplinary action or termination. And if you're a reporter asking the wrong questions, don't expect any return phone calls from the tribes' press office."

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: Tribal chairman putting stranglehold on journalists (The Missoulian 8/7)

Relevant Links:
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