Bryce Buys Fake Twitter Followers, Journal-Sentinel Criticizes the GOP

By James Wigderson for Wisconsin Media Check and Media Trackers “Randy Bryce, the Democratic challenger in the first Congressional District known for hanging with Hollywood celebrities, achieved more fame when the New York Times reported he purchased fake followers for his Twitter account. However, readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could be forgiven for being under the […]

Media Blackout on John Doe III Facts Persists

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald are now calling for the resignation of two Ethic and Election Commission administrators, after Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s report last week regarding the leak of thousands of private GOP emails. Attorney General Brad Schimel spoke with Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader Thursday […]

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Gannett Stunningly Indifferent to Attack on Sen. Rand Paul

An alleged dispute over lawn clippings led to US Senator Rand Paul breaking five ribs with lacerations to his lungs after his neighbor attacked him. But even after this serious event, Gannett news outlets, including the Journal Sentinel are seemingly taking the attacker’s side or, at the very least, downplaying the incident. While there was […]

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The Journal-Sentinel’s Photo ID Hypocrisy

The distance between stating something as  fact and strongly implying it is fact appears to be wide when it comes to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Their PolitiFact operation put this Tammy Baldwin tweet to its “truth-o-meter” test: Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws. We need to […]