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ABC News Falls for Spoof Trump Twitter Handle

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 […]

Liberals Freaks Out Over “Thousands More Births”

Sometimes it’s the most casual of comments which give the most insight. That happened on Monday as the world was combing through the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA); House Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as “Obamacare.” While many focused on the […]

Reporter No Longer in a Hurry to Defend Pipeline Hit Piece

In January, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ran a two-part series on the Enbridge pipeline system running under Wisconsin and the Straits of Mackinac. In a decidedly alarmist tone, reporter Dan Egan strongly implied the pipelines posed a potential hazard to the public. Media Trackers responded with a piece that heavily quoted a spokesperson for Enbridge. Our […]

Media Analysis: “So Rumor Qualifies as News Now?”

For a profession so obsessed these days with the proliferation of “Fake News,” you’d think they’d know it when it comes up and smacks them in the face. Apparently not, because Monday saw a number of national and Wisconsin-based news outlets go into a tailspin based solely on the words of one the most partisan […]

Media Trackers Podcast Feb. 8: Duffy Responds to Media Attacks over CNN Interview

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed 7th District Congressman, Republican Sean Duffy. Among the topics covered: An interview Duffy gave to CNN on Tuesday. You can hear the podcast here: Several media outlets pounced on a comment Duffy made during the interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about how the Trump administration handles terrorism. The […]

Why Wisconsin’s Latest Liberal Talk Effort Likely Will Fail

A new Wisconsin liberal talk radio station will sign on next month. If history is any indicator, it is a longshot to succeed. That’s because the deck is stacked against commercial the liberal talk format and it has nothing to do with conservative talk radio. As it always does, optimism is accompanying the Left’s latest […]

The “Wisconsin is in Deficit” Lie Resurfaces

For many Wisconsin Democrats, they just can’t keep a good talking point down. Last week, Gov. Scott Walker gave his seventh “State of the State Address” to a joint session of the state legislature. As to be expected, partisan cheering or jeering from individual legislators came with whatever party they happened to belong to. Republicans […]

Prosser Candid About Court Dysfunction

In an extraordinarily rare moment of candor, recently retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser shared, for the first time in an even quasi-public setting, his version of an infamous 2011 incident where fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Prosser of choking her. Prosser’s account came in a Q&A session with Will McKinley of the […]

Senate Race Shows Recount Futility

The recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election is facing lawsuit and FEC complaint challenges from Republicans, not because they are afraid it will change the outcome but rather because they consider it pointless. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison by Trump supporters Friday argues that the recount violates the constitution because ballots aren’t treated equally in […]