Sam Morateck

Concerns Raised Over Truancy Court Judge’s Behavior

By Jerry Bader and Sam Morateck A member of the Appleton School board has raised concerns about a truancy court held on school grounds, suggesting that students may be “humiliated, bullied and talked down to” by the judge who presides over the court. Board member Alvin Dupree told Media Trackers in an interview that he […]

Why Did Baldwin Warn Supporters About MU Law School Poll?

An email sent to supporters of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s campaign sent out Wednesday morning warned recipients that the University Marquette Law Poll may show a much closer race than last month, and asked supporters to donate to the cause. However, when released,  the MU Law Poll showed Baldwin growing a ten point lead over […]

Biden and Evers and Plagiarism

Former Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Wisconsin Tuesday ahead of the election to rally Democratic voters with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and other Democratic candidates. Biden’s support of Evers is ironic, as both have been involved in plagiarism scandals during their campaigns. Biden was accused of plagiarism while running for the 1988 presidential […]

Snapshot of Sixth Congressional District Debate

A debate yesterday between the 6th Congressional District candidates, incumbent Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman and Democrat Dan Kohl, focused on  their positions on many issues ranging from border security, healthcare, to legalizing marijuana. Josh Dukelow of WHBY radio in Appleton moderated the event. On the issue of border security, both candidates expressed a need for a […]

Barnes On the Ticket, But Out of the Media Spotlight in Lt. Gov’s Race

While the race for Wisconsin Governor is dominating Wisconsin politics this fall, scant attention is being paid to the candidates for Lt. Governor. Republican incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch and Democrat Mandela Barnes will be on the November 6 ballot with Governor Scott Walker and DPI Superintendent Tony Evers, respectively.  Barnes especially has flown under the radar […]

5 Years Later, Gosnell Media Blackout Continues

Five years ago, the national media largely ignored the story of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing healthy babies after they were born.  Today, the media is now largely ignoring a movie that chronicles those horrific events. On WTMJ radio  Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with Phelim McAleer co-producer of “Gosnell: The Trial […]

Vukmir Defends Oral Chemo Vote Criticism With Academic Study

U.S Senator Candidate Leah Vukmir’s vote against a 2014 bill regarding oral chemotherapy in the state Senate was brought up during the U.S. Senate Candidate Forum between U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin Saturday; an issue Baldwin has repeatedly used as a line of attack against Vukmir. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina […]

Handler, Vukmir Spar on Twitter

Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has recently injected herself into Wisconsin politics, did so again this week with a tweet of support for Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Handler’s tweet then prompted a twitter exchange between her and Baldwin’s Republican challenger, state Senator Leah Vukmir over the issue of equal pay for women. During the Wisconsin […]

UWSP Student Government Kavanaugh Statement Challenged

The College Republicans of the University of Stevens Point recently released a press release criticizing a letter passed by the Student Government Association concerning sexual assault and Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment. College Republicans Chairperson Amelia Heup told Media Trackers that the conservative senators on the board, “were not made aware that this was passed or even up […]