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Battle brews between Kentucky's governor and Louisville media outlets, including WDRB

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new battle is brewing between Kentucky's governor and several Louisville media outlets, including WDRB News.

Gov. Matt Bevin posted two videos on Facebook, calling them proof of how the media misinforms you. This comes after Bevin recently suggested Louisville residents combat crime with the power of prayer.

"They said it's their responsibility to take what I say, to translate it -- because they're professional journalists, after all -- and they're gonna translate it, and they're gonna tell you what I said," Bevin said in the video. "That's how they'd like this to operate."

After some Louisville media outlets posted editorials about Bevin's plan, he responded by posting the videos on Facebook.

On Friday, WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb fired back, pointing out that the target of Bevin's comments was an "editorial" -- not a news story.

"I'm sure he is smart enough to know the difference between a news story and an editorial opinion piece, so why did he feel the need to bend the truth to make his point?" Lamb asked. "Because his point wasn't strong enough to stand up to the truth."

To watch Gov. Matt Bevin's Facebook video criticizing Louisville media, CLICK HERE.

To read and watch Bill's special Point of View editorial responding to Bevin, CLICK HERE.

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