Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Milwaukee area businessman Kevin Nicholson, who announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. *In light of Dick Uihlein’s contributions to a Super Pac supporting Kevin Nicholson’s Senate run, we feel it necessary when covering the Senate race to disclose that we receive $100 thousand a year from the […]
Two sources tell Media Trackers that one of the candidates pondering a run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2018 has decided against it. The sources tell us that Nicole Schneider of the Green Bay area has decided against a run, apparently reaching her decision in the past couple of weeks. […]
A recent Democratic Party of Wisconsin news release provides a textbook example of political projection. Still without a serious challenger to emerge against Gov. Scott Walker at the top of 2018 ticket, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Thursday issued a press release attacking how none of the speculative Republican challengers to Tammy Baldwin has officially declared […]
PolitiFact’s decision to wholesale discount a sizable portion of Feingold’s voting record may be a creative way to reach their preferred outcome, but it is at best an uninformed – and at worst dishonest – way to hold elected officials accountable.
It was voters – not voter ID or early voting rule changes – that cost Democrats control of the U.S. Senate and some gubernatorial races.
“If there were ever an example of an abuse of power, this is it,” declared then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). That was then. But this is now.
PolitiFact Ohio editor Robert Higgs was the featured speaker at a November 29 Akron Press Club event cosponsored by The University of Akron Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the League of Women Voters of the Akron Area. To applause and laughter, the head of the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s “fact checking” operation discussed […]
Left-leaning PolitiFact Ohio pronounced a factual claim from U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, a Republican, “Mostly False” on October 10. When compared to past rulings, this is yet another piece of evidence the Cleveland Plan Dealer’s “fact checking” outlet is riddled with liberal bias and lacks any scientific processes. In an October 10 Plain Dealer story, […]
A Media Trackers analysis of all rulings from PolitiFact Ohio, the “fact checking” arm of Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, proves that Democrats fare better than Republicans in five of six “Truth-o-Meter” categories. PolitiFact Ohio rulings on statements from Democrat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel show the most glaring bias – especially when written […]
Rulings from PolitiFact Ohio, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s “fact checking” operation, are often brilliant examples of why a recent Gallup poll showed cratering trust in America’s news media. Journalists at the Plain Dealer and major newspapers across Ohio present PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source without justification and in the face of mounting counter-evidence. Media Trackers has […]