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Walking back the Scott Walker story

It’s called “walking back the story.” When yesterday’s news story is conclusively rebutted, the too-clever journalist acknowledges the error without admitting his mistake. In the wake of last week’s John Doe II “document dump” the news media seized on one phrase, “criminal scheme,” ignoring that two judges in separate rulings overruled what was never more than a prosecutorial “theory.”

Posted at 10:22 AM | Permalink | Comments: 6


First Amendment raid at Capital Newspapers exposes ‘criminal scheme’

You may have noticed that there were no local editorials in this morning’s Wisconsin State Journal. There is a reason and it should frighten all those who hold their liberties sacred. Early this morning, just before daybreak, armed sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison. That is the headquarters of Capital Newspapers, Inc. Among its string of daily newspapers, the corporation publishes the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times.

Posted at 11:07 AM | Permalink | Comments: 16


Liberal political ‘collusion’? Hey, John Doe prosecutors: Do we have to draw a map?

C’mon Schmitz, Chisholm, and Landgraf. On Robels! On Nickel! (On Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, and Comet!) To the top of the porch! Pound on the door! Arm the deputies. Shine the floodlights! Wake the neighbors! Make the children cry! Seize the hard drives and the cell phones! Jail random citizens without bringing charges! Ruin their reputations! Free speech is afoot!

Posted at 11:28 AM | Permalink | Comments: 13


Partisan witch hunt? President Obama’s people, Kathleen Falk, Tom Barrett, the Dems, and the unions coordinated, yet no secret John Doe investigation

The courts released 266 pages of documents this afternoon relating to the partisan vendetta against Gov. Scott Walker and conservative free speech. The headline takeaway is this: It was a partisan witch hunt. Documents released today compare the 2010-12 campaign coordination between the likes of Kathleen Falk, Tom Barrett, United Wisconsin, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and President Barack Obama himself.

Posted at 04:28 PM | Permalink | Comments: 16


It’s scoundrel time for the progressive racism hucksters

Paul Fanlund is slapping his forehead. Why didn’t I think of that?! Why didn’t I play the race card on Scott Walker? Mr. Fanlund is editor of the corporation that speaks as if it were a person, if that person were a non-reported, in-kind contributor to the Our Ms. Burke for Governor campaign. Paul is energized by the New Republic magazine cover story this week, “The unelectable whiteness of Scott Walker — a journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.”

Posted at 10:45 AM | Permalink | Comments: 4

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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