Jerry Bader

Lawrence U. Offers “Open Doors” on Inauguration Day

Lawrence University in Appleton sent out this email Monday afternoon: The inauguration of a new President of the United States is always a significant event in the life of our nation. This Friday we will inaugurate our 45th President.  For some this will be a time of celebration. Others will be soberly reflecting on what […]

Belling: NC School Requiring Parental Permission for Students to View Inaugration

Milwaukee Talk Show host Mark Belling shared with his audience Friday an email from a North Carolina Teacher who said his employer is requiring parental permission slips before students can view President-Elect Donald Trump’s inaugural address on Friday. Belling read on-air an email that his North Carolina listener said came from an assistant superintendent of schools. […]

Media Responds with Hyperbole to DNR Change in Climate Wording

The Wisconsin media was not at a loss for loaded verbs when reporting on a recent change in the way the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources addresses climate change on its website. The DNR, in December, changed this: “Earth’s climate is changing. Human activities that increase heat-trapping (‘greenhouse’) gases are the main cause.” To this: […]

Hypocritical Liberal Outrage in DPI Race

A consultant for Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate John Humphries says the nature of Humphries’ recent job change is being distorted by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now(OWN). The Wisconsin State Journal reported last week that Humphries has been hired as a consultant by the same district he resigned from in December. The Dodgeville School […]

Walker to Media Trackers: WI Roads Will Be Safe

Despite an expected battle with Assembly Republican leadership, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker insists there will be no fee or gas tax increases to pay for road construction. Walker, in an interview with Media Trackers the day after his state of the state address, was asked about the tepid response his no tax or fee pledge […]

“Non-Paritsan” LWV Hosts Longtime Walker Critic

The League of Women Voters, Greater Green Bay, is promoting an appearance by a long time, vocal critic of Governor Scott Walker. The local chapter of LWV, like it’s national counterpart, bills itself as non-partisan. Heather DuBois Bourenane’s appearance on January 30 is billed as “Go Public! Why Our Public Schools Need Our Help, and How […]

Petition Calls UW-Madison Conservative Organization a “Hate Group”

A petition circulated at the University of Wisconsin Madison alleged that a conservative campus organization is a hate group. The petition, first reported on in December by the MacIver Institue and Young Americans for Freedom,  was started by the Student Coalition for Progress and alleged that the UW-Madison chapter of  YAF’s  recent behavior now earns it […]

“Non-Partisan” LWV Partners With Union Radio Show

The League of Women Voters touts itself as a “non-partisan” organization. From the LWV website: From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization. League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance […]

Labor Stat’s Challenge Legion Post Commander’s “Vet’s Hardest Hit Claim”

Earlier this month Media Trackers published a report examining American Legion Post 139, which was featured in radio ads claiming that “Wisconsin Legislators are planning to remove job protections for our veterans.” The ads on the Packers and Badgers radio networks were paid for by Construction Business Group and Post 139 has ties to Operating Engineers local 139. In […]