Tragically, one Democrat official apparently could not stand a local reporter who reported … news that Las Vegas residents should be aware of.
Indeed, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, who has decades of experience as a reporter, had a very successful career reporting on crime, political corruption, and a host of other activities that have sadly become commonplace in modern-day politics.
As noted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “[German] reported on crime, courts, corruption, casino industry leaders and mob figures for decades in Las Vegas. This year, he spent months reporting on the turmoil surrounding Telles’ oversight of the public administrator’s office.”
Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles apparently became angered by the truth, which is customary for numerous politicians these days, and he unwisely left a digital trail of social media evidence regarding his clear antipathy towards German.
In a series of tweets on June 18 from his Twitter page, Telles made it extremely clear he was furious about German’s reporting.
“*Wife hears rustling in the trash* Her: ‘Honey, is there a wild animal in the trash?” Me: ‘No, dear. Looks like it’s @JGermanRJ going through our trash for his 4th story on me.’ Oh, Jeff… @LVRJ #LasVegas,” Telles tweeted.
In other words, the wife just read German’s story about Telles’s apparent affair with a staffer, which he became angered by.
“Oh shoot. I left a pizza box and sushi containers in the trash. In the next article, I’m going to have mob and yakuza ties,” Telles tweeted again that day.
Keep on deflecting, Telles, as your ultimate, utterly heinous, actions show who you really are.
“Typical bully. Can’t take a pound of critism after slinging 100 pounds of BS. Up to article #4 now. You’d think he’d have better things to do,” Telles snarled.
Nice job misspelling “criticism.”
And, as for “better” things to do, German engaged in reporting on “public wrongdoing,” which is more admirable than ever in light of the generally decreased absence of the truth in media.
Some of the clearly truthful items he reported on with regards to Telles’ pathetic tenure include a “hostile work environment,” alongside an “inappropriate” relationship with a staffer.
Tragically, Telles apparently couldn’t handle the truth about himself, despite taking a public position, and he violently stabbed German to death inside his home, leaving an arsenal of DNA evidence at the scene.
Which, thankfully, precipitated the swift arrest of Telles, who is presently being held without bail.
Glenn Cook, the executive director of Las Vegas Review Journal, pointed out just how disturbing Telles’s actions are, especially in a day and age where everyone is demanding the alleged truth.
“The arrest of Robert Telles is at once an enormous relief and an outrage. … We are relieved Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official,” Cook remarked indignantly.
One can only imagine what’s happened to other individuals aware of corruption of much higher-level public officials.
“Journalists can’t do the important work our communities require if they are afraid a presentation of facts could lead to violent retribution,” Cook continued.
And at the national level, it seems legitimate reporting, such as on Hunter Biden’s laptop, is dismissed as “disinformation” when it is, in fact, very real information.
“The German family and Jeff’s many friends can begin the process of mourning and honoring a great man and a brave reporter,” Cook continued.
Incredibly brave, right until the end.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who is currently angling for the governorship, also noted how deeply disturbing the slaying was, given the implicit message sent to other journalists who dare to report on corrupt politicians.
“This is a terrible and jarring homicide – one that has deeply impacted Las Vegas. Every murder is tragic, but the killing of a journalist is particularly troublesome,” Lombardo declared remorsefully.
One can only hope that Telles will face swift justice … and that journalists can report without fear of being stabbed to death by a psychopathic politician.
Author: Jane Jones