That story, which blew up nationally, was first reported by the Mankato Free Press's Josh Moniz, winner of the Minnesota Newpaper Association's 2012 Best New Reporter of the Year for Dailies award. Miller later called media coverage of his comments "a complete distortion," and Moniz now says Miller is treating him like someone who has no interest in a second date.
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Reached for comment, Moniz declined to go on the record about the situation, but here's what he had to say on Twitter:
@aaronthagen I have a hunch I'm being unfairly blamed for certain issues his camp faced. But I'll leave it to Mr. Miller to explain-- Josh Moniz (@Josh_Moniz) April 28, 2014
If Moniz's sources aren't leading him astray, then Miller must really have very little tolerance for critical coverage, as the most recent Post Bulletin article about him, entitled, "Miller calls media coverage of evolution comments 'a complete distortion,'" gave him an opportunity to try and refute the science-hating, Bible-thumping perception created by his evolution comments.
@aaronthagen Based on what my sources said, I might not be the only one-- Josh Moniz (@Josh_Moniz) April 28, 2014
For what it's worth, Miller says in the Post Bulletin piece that he believes in "evolution with divine intervention." Sounds to us like that'd be a difficult one to try and teach in public schools, but Miller wants school districts to have the power to let teachers try and do it anyway.
h/t -- Bluestem Prairie
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