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Wisconsin | Media

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Pocan No-Shows at Own Anti-Israeli Forum

So much for standing up for what you sponsor. According to a follow-up report from the Washington Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) failed to appear at an anti-Israeli forum he was sponsoring on Capitol Hill. Pocan was exposed as being the chief sponsor last week, but his press office failed to […]

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Wisconsin Media Blackout on Pocan Story

For a politician who often seems like he can’t get enough press coverage, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) has suddenly gone quiet about one story; whether or not he’s the lead sponsor for any anti-Israeli forum on Capitol Hill. Early last week, Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported that an unknown member of Congress […]

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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 […]

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