Sam Morateck

Schimel: “Leakers Hoist With Their Own Petard”

Editor’s note: the day after releasing a report on leaks of sensitive emails from a controversial Wisconsin John Doe probe, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel discussed his investigation in detail with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the leak of documents from a Wisconsin John Doe probe to a […]

U.S Rep. Gallagher Denounces Flynn’s Actions in Russia Investigation

After former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation Friday, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reported that Democratic challenger Beau Liegeois has called out U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher to denounce Flynn’s actions. Gallagher, in a Tuesday interview with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader, denounced Flynn’s actions and criticized […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Goes After Pastor School Board Member

A formal complaint has been filed with the Appleton Area School District, accusing a school board member of violating the separation of church and state. Media Trackers previously reported the controversy surrounding Pastor Alvin Dupree, who was criticized by several school district residents after he made religious references in a commencement address when referencing the […]

Vukmir Responds to “RINO” Allegations

Yesterday Media Trackers reported that The National Club for Growth labeled U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir a “RINO” in a fundraising email covering senate races in several states. Vukmir is generally seen as one of the most conservative members of the state legislature. Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader interviewed Vukmir to get her reaction […]

De Pere Transgender Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Faces Legal Challenge

The De Pere City Council passed an ordinance recently banning certain forms of discrimination on transgender individuals. But critics of the ordinance say that while the rights of city residents should be protected, the loose language of the ordinance could lead to legal challenges over free speech and freedom of religious expression. Q90FM Christian Talk […]

Burns Wins Over The Bernie Bros

As Media Trackers reported previously, Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns asked for the liberal group Our Wisconsin Revolution to endorse him last week, and has now been approved by the Our Wisconsin Revolution Endorsement Committee. As a group that has a clear far left leaning and radical platform, Burns asking for OWR’s endorsement is just […]

Developer Responds to Green Bay City Attorney

The controversy surrounding the Northland Hotel redevelopment continues after Green Bay City Attorney Vanessa Chavez issued a response to allegations from five aldermen concerning actions by Chavez and Mayor Jim Schmitt on the project. Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with a former co-developer of the Northland Hotel, Mike Frantz, who offered a very […]

The UWSP Lesson on Campus Free Speech

Are conservative students’ voices at risk of being silenced at universities? In the aftermath of UW Stevens Point denying recognition to the conservative student group Turning Point USA, many are becoming increasingly concerned about conservative free speech on campuses. Chairwoman of UW-Stevens Point College Republicans Amelia Heup told Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader that the […]

Testin, Campus GOP, Call on UWSP to Recognize Conservative Group

Senator Patrick Testin is calling for UW Stevens Point to recognize the conservative student group Turning Point USA, whose story of denial was first reported by talk show host and Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader on Monday and  by Media Trackers Tuesday. The student group was put through an unprecedented four hours of debate to decide […]

WILL and McAdams’ Battle for Academic Free Speech Continues

Suspended Marquette University professor John McAdams is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to immediately take up his case, bypassing the State Appeals Court. Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) who represents  McAdams, petitioned the state’s high court to take the case. McAdams was suspended indefinitely from teaching at Marquette (WILL and McAdams argue he […]