The chronically biased Houston Chronicle doesn’t let facts get in the way of their attempts to attack conservatives, especially Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In fact, they will omit important facts that run contrary to their narrative.

In a breathless report “Paxton steps up fight against SEC…” the crack chronicler Brian Rosenthal notes that, yes, indeed, Paxton is fighting against the charges trumped up against him by disgraced establishment lawmaker Byron Cook of Corsicana. Cook, a liberal Republican known for his attempts to give driver permits to illegal aliens, has spent years shopping a theory that Paxton should go to jail for… Cook’s own investments.

As one might expect, the Obama Administration, with which Cook has more in common than most Texas Republicans, picked up his call to jail a popular conservative Republican. (The same administration that hasn’t indicted Hillary Clinton, by the way, for breaching national security.)

Rosenthal basically writes that the SEC charge is the death of Paxton’s career because “it almost never loses.” That statement isn’t attributed to anyone; it’s just Rosenthal expressing his desire to throw Republicans in jail.

If Rosenthal had Googled “SEC loses trial,” he would have found page after page of hits showing the number of high profile cases the SEC has, indeed, lost. Inconvenient.

Rosenthal also commits a massive lie through omission.

In reporting about Paxton fighting back against the SEC’s bogus charges, Rosenthal fails to mention that Paxton’s lawyer is Matthew T. Martens.

Mr. Martens has said that “the SEC’s claims against Mr. Paxton are a dramatic overreach and lack any basis in law.

He should know. As reported by Breitbart’s legal analyst Lana Shadwick, Martens was “Chief Litigation Counsel for the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, and he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice.”

Rosenthal wants people to believe the divine SEC never errs… yet the former chief of litigation at the SEC’s enforcement division (and a simple Google search) reveal otherwise.

Once again, the Houston Chronicle lets Brian Rosenthal’s bias show.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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