By JL Schmidt
Nebraska Press Association Statehouse Correspondent 

Whatever happened to people who apologize?


November 2, 2023

Quick, somebody give the governor a shovel, I want to see how much deeper he can dig the hole.

Weeks after he insulted a reporter who questioned the high nitrate levels on his pig farm, Governor Jim Pillen has yet to apologize for his xenophobic remarks.

The reporter, born in China, has been working in this country since 2017. She wrote about the nitrate issue for "Flatwater Free Press," her employer for the past two years. On an Omaha radio call-in program, Pillen said he hadn't read the article and won't because the author is from communist China.

That's not very diplomatic. That's not ev...

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