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A Change in The TV Weather Climate

With additional reporting by Jerry Bader A non-profit group is attempting to bring Climate Change to mainstream media. And the effort appears to be responsible for a shift in TV meteorologists attitudes on global warming. While the subject of Climate Change is itself a debated topic, the liberally funded non-profit group Climate Central stands out […]

SPLC Apology Dings Media Schimel Criticism

The Southern Poverty Law Center, most commonly known for tracking “hate groups,” was recently forced to publicly apologize after losing a law suit for including Maajid Nawaz in their “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.” This is not the first time their credibility has been challenged, as their “hate group” list contains many questionable categories such as […]

Revisiting the SPLC Definition of “Hate Group”

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is facing criticism by Democrats after a financial disclosure revealed that he had attended a conference hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group. However, while historically the SPLC has fought for civil rights, the increasing number of labeled hate […]

One Wisconsin Now Warned Over “Frivolous” Vukmir Complaint

An ethics complaint filed by One Wisconsin Now against Sen. Leah Vukmir has resulted in a warning to the group from the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. OWN crowed about the complaint in a release in September. In response to the complaint earlier this month, the Ethics Commission deemed it “frivolous,” and dismissed the allegations. OWN’s executive […]

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 […]

Reversal: UWSP Will Recognize Turning Point USA

After being rejected by the Student Government Association after four hours of criticism from other student groups, Turning Point USA will be recognized as an official campus organization. UWSP Vice Chancellor for Student Affiars, Al Thompson, announced the reversal in a release: The Student Government Association at UW-Stevens Point voted to deny Turning Point USA’s […]

Report: Semrad out as College Dem Vice Chair After Tweets

A UW-La Crosse student is out as Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin College Democrats after tweets, first reported in a story broken by Media Trackers Friday Morning. Talk show host Jerry Bader also reported on the tweets Friday morning. Talk show host Mark Belling and Campus Reform later reported on the tweets. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Sarah […]

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 […]

Conservative Group Rejected at UW-Stevens Point After 4 Hours of Grilling

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader After four hours of criticism, including being called racists and a threat to safety, a conservative group was denied recognition as an official campus organization by the UW-Stevens Point Student Government Association Thursday night. Representatives of various student organizations took to the podium to attack Turning Point USA (TPUSA). The […]

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s Epic Fail

Facts are stubborn things. Especially when you get even the basic ones wrong. That’s exactly what Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) did on Tuesday in an attack on an upcoming bill making its way through the Wisconsin state legislature which would mitigate wetlands permits from the Wisconsin Department of […]