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Media Mischaracterizes Local Ordinances Bill

One would think having uniform rules around the state of Wisconsin regarding labor law, and wages wouldn’t be controversial. But that’s exactly how a report from early December in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made a bill authored by and now being circulated by state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). You can read our entire analysis at […]

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 […]

Mining Opponents Hit the Road with Media Tour

With time ticking away before the state legislature is set to take up SB 395; a bill which would lift the Wisconsin moratorium on sulfide mining, environmental groups are pulling out all the stops to kill the bill before it goes to the floor for a vote. According to the bill’s lead author, state Senator Tom […]

Court Buys NYT “We’re So Clueless” Defense in Palin Defamation Suit

A federal judge Tuesday dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. Palin sued after a Times opinion piece in June falsely tied Palin to the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona. The Times editorial included a long discredited claim that shooter Jared Loughner was motivated by an ad […]

To PETA, Cheese is Rape or Something

So it’s come to this with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and its continued assault on dairy farmers and the dairy industry in general. Cheese is Rape. Those aren’t my words, but those of PETA in its latest campaign announced over the weekend. You'd be surprised. Why Cheese Is the Most Sexist […]

TV Station Fabricates Ted Nugent Controversy

Controversy flared this spring when rocker Ted Nugent was announced as one of the acts for the Wisconsin Valley Fair. The chair of the Marathon County Democratic Party said Nugent wasn’t a good fit for the Wausau community. Nugent makes no secret of his conservative politics and has made a number of controversial comments in […]

PolitiFact Wisconsin’s Strange Priorities

Do we now know more about Governor Scott Walker’s hair than we do about whether Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Madison) sponsored an anti-Israeli forum on Capitol Hill? That looks to be the case with one of the latest editions of PolitiFact Wisconsin’s series of fact checks. In a piece entitled “A Hairy Situation” which ran on Monday July […]

Hovde Responds to Journal Sentinel Hit Piece

The U.S. Tax Code is overly complicated and something few, if any Americans truly understand. It’s that collective ignorance which allows many in the media to run stories such as the one the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did last week on the amount of taxes paid by potential Republican candidates looking at running for the U.S. […]