Archive for the 'Watchdogging the Media' Category

10
December
2014

Journal-Sentinel Gets It Wrong on the TKE Fraternity Story

Scandalous accusations dominated the headlines this fall — headlines that, as it turns out, were based on innuendo instead of fact. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel insinuated that the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity at the UW-Milwaukee campus was spiking the drinks of female party guests with a date rape drug. In the end, the accusations proved […]

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24
February
2014

Why the JS will Support Walker Despite Email Scandal

For years, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has endorsed Scott Walker in his political races. Despite unanswered questions and ethical lapses, Milwaukee’s only daily newspaper has shown the formerly obscure State Assembly Rep. and unusual amount of gentleness. At campaign time, they have given him the benefit of the doubt in nearly all instances. Walker is politically […]

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28
February
2013

Change the Dialogue, Change the Debate

One thing that moderates and liberals are lousy at doing is advocating for what they really want. They give their causes benign little names, their bills get titled things that barely represent what they really are, but they allow the opposition to belittle them. They need to get tough for a change. There’s a reason […]

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5
November
2012

Osama bin Laden Donates to Obama website a scam

A conservative activist is driving a lot of traffic to his column, “OBAMA ACCEPTS ‘OSAMA BIN LADEN’ DONATIONS” but there is just one problem — the author admits to using fraud to make those donations. In politics it’s pretty much legal to say just about whatever you want. It is the responsibility of the person […]

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11
February
2011

Journal-Sentinel uses Double Standards for Exec Candidates

Today, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published their Politifact column and gave candidate Jeff Stone a “true” on a softball question. They may as well have done an analysis of whether Stone likes puppies. Stone said, “I’m the only candidate for Milwaukee County executive that has voted against increasing government pensions.” But is this really true? The […]

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9
February
2011

Bungled: Politifact’s Criticism of Abele a Double Standard

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel bungled another rating. They applied a higher standard to Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele than they did to our current Governor, Scott Walker. Abele’s website states, “Chris will grant a short-term property tax exemption for new small business startups based on new net jobs created in Milwaukee County.” The JS honed […]

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