It has been nearly a year since Huffington Post ran a piece arguing that the repeal of of prevailing wage laws would disproportionately harm veterans. Media Trackers deconstructed the argument and revealed the myth in the argument in October, 2016. After failing to stop a partial repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law last session, union backed […]
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Dealing with mistakes has long been a fact of life for journalists. The traditional course of action is to acknowledge the mistake, correct the mistake, apologize if necessary, and then move on. But in the era of any story less than 100% accurate being labeled “fake news” the temptation to quietly expunge the mistake from […]
Saying he is running to head up Wisconsin’s education bureaucracy, and not for governor, candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction John Humphries on Thursday addressed many of the controversies swirling around his recent political past. Humphries, a veteran school administrator at a number of various school districts throughout Wisconsin, joined talk radio host and Media Trackers Communication […]
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. […]
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 […]
In an egregious violation of Department of Defense policy, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel has recorded an ad critical of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while appearing to wear a flight suit complete with unit patches and rank insignia.
Emails show top former Planned Parenthood Action Fund official comparing Benghazi hearing to Planned Parenthood hearing in conversation with Clinton aides.
Evan Bayh lied to the media about his use of taxpayer money to fund his job search during his final year in the Senate.
Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican, really, really doesn’t like competition in the space industry and, it appears, he’s quite comfortable giving Russian strongman Vladimir Putin control over U.S. access to space.
Jason Kander lifted a line from “The American President” while complaining about then-President Bush and Republicans during a deployment in 2007.