Governor Mike Pence has scrapped plans for a state-run news website after days of criticism over its plans to offer pre-written stories. According to published reports, the website would have offered a mix of news releases and pre-written stories. Many journalists likened the effort to state-run media in Russia and China. House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath says the flap has been an embarrassing distraction. Pence's team scrambled to portray the website as a collection of news releases from state agencies before he ditched the idea altogether.