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Fake journalist Mark Tapscott of fake newspaper The Washington Examiner ( Motto: “Even the Washington Times needs someone to look down upon“) “reports” that the Wisconsin Democratic Party is going to “sic” their army of Union Beserker Orcs on some website which can only mean that there is going to be a serious ass-kicking tonight:

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party has threatened to sic union bullies on an independent news organization whose reporting he thinks is “biased.”

Graeme Zeilinski was upset that a WisconsinReporter.com reporter noted in an interview with the Heritage Foundation think thank that Wisconsin had, according to U.S. Department of Labor data, created nearly half of all the new jobs created across the country in June.

In an email titled “What Happens Next,” Zeilinski warned WisconsinReporter.com that:

“What happens next is that I contact the publishers and editors of the papers that publish you as ‘unbiased,’ and let them know our deep concern about the obvious bias that permeates your entire operation,” Zielinski states in his email.

“Then, we let our activists know which papers publish you, and they write the publisher and editor. Then, we contact the Capitol press pool and let them know about our concerns about your credentialing. And we continue on until you actually admit to the truth of your operation.”

Okay. Maybe not an “ass-kicking” per se, but one man’s “contacting people and voicing your concerns about possible bias” is another man’s “kick him in the nuts”. Both very hurtful I am told.

Tapscott adds:  [cont’d.]

Zeilinski’s email could easily be read as a threat to organize union demonstrators against Wisconsin newspapers that publish reporting provided to them by WisconsinReporter.com’s staff. And his vow to go after WisconsinReporter.com’s capitol media credentials is an obvious effort to silence a news organization with which he disagrees.

[…]

WisconsinReporter.com is an independent news organization associated with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Intergrity, a non-profit foundation devoted to encouraging quality news reporting on state government and politics.

“Wisconsin Reporter’s content is trusted by tens of thousands of individuals in Wisconsin who get our stories, whether through our newspaper partners, our website, or they read it on Facebook or Twitter,” said Jason Stverak, Franklin’s president.

So unfair. A legitimate news gathering organization affiliated with a real live public integritude foundation:

The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity[1] was founded on January 13, 2009 to serve as a national organization dedicated to training and supporting investigative journalism and journalistic endeavors at state based think tanks and other state based groups, individuals and organizations.

Originally funded by a sponsorship grant from the Sam Adams Alliance, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity began operating independently, having received 501(c)3 tax status from the Internal Revenue Service on June 5, 2009.

Headed by this guy:

Jason Stverak is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota and President[1] of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a position he has held since January 2009. Before his service to the Franklin Center, Stverak served as Regional Field Director for the Sam Adams Alliance as well as Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party.

And that Sam Adams Alliance? Not about beer…:

Sam Adams Alliance (SAM) is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. The group describes itself as “raising awareness of free-market principles and policies while building capacity in marketing and public relations for like-minded individuals and organizations.”

[…]

The Sammies[3] is an annual contest and awards show sponsored by Sam Adams Alliance. The awards have been billed as the “Oscars of Activism.” Its purpose is to honor bloggers, videographers, organizers and other grassroots activists who independently work to support free market ideas, and advocate for government transparency. On April 16, 2010, Sam Adams Alliance hosted the 3rd Annual Sammies at the Chicago Cultural Center, and awarded prizes in the categories of Blogger, Video, Town Hall, Tea Party, Watchdog, and Modern-Day Sam Adams. Internet media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart delivered the event’s keynote speech. Previous Sammies presenters include columnist Michelle Malkin and Wall Street Journal writer John Fund.

But other than that, anyone who accuses Wisconsinreporter.com of “bias” is a First Amendment-hating union goonthug.

TBogg

Thug Life


Fake journalist Mark Tapscott of fake newspaper The Washington Examiner ( Motto: “Even the Washington Times needs someone to look down upon“) “reports” that the Wisconsin Democratic Party is going to “sic” their army of Union Beserker Orcs on some website which  can only mean that there is going to be a serious ass-kicking tonight:

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party has threatened to sic union bullies on an independent news organization whose reporting he thinks is “biased.”

Graeme Zeilinski was upset that a WisconsinReporter.com reporter noted in an interview with the Heritage Foundation think thank that Wisconsin had, according to U.S. Department of Labor data, created nearly half of all the new jobs created across the country in June.

In an email titled “What Happens Next,” Zeilinski warned WisconsinReporter.com that:

“What happens next is that I contact the publishers and editors of the papers that publish you as ‘unbiased,’ and let them know our deep concern about the obvious bias that permeates your entire operation,” Zielinski states in his email.

“Then, we let our activists know which papers publish you, and they write the publisher and editor. Then, we contact the Capitol press pool and let them know about our concerns about your credentialing. And we continue on until you actually admit to the truth of your operation.”

Okay. Maybe not an “ass-kicking” per se, but one man’s “contacting people and voicing your concerns about possible bias” is another man’s “kick him in the nuts”. Both very hurtful  I am told.

Tapscott adds:

Zeilinski’s email could easily be read as a threat to organize union demonstrators against Wisconsin newspapers that publish reporting provided to them by WisconsinReporter.com’s staff. And his vow to go after WisconsinReporter.com’s capitol media credentials is an obvious effort to silence a news organization with which he disagrees.

[…]

WisconsinReporter.com is an independent news organization associated with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Intergrity, a non-profit foundation devoted to encouraging quality news reporting on state government and politics.

“Wisconsin Reporter’s content is trusted by tens of thousands of individuals in Wisconsin who get our stories, whether through our newspaper partners, our website, or they read it on Facebook or Twitter,” said Jason Stverak, Franklin’s president.

So unfair. A legitimate news gathering organization affiliated with a real live public integritude foundation:

The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity[1] was founded on January 13, 2009 to serve as a national organization dedicated to training and supporting investigative journalism and journalistic endeavors at state based think tanks and other state based groups, individuals and organizations.

Originally funded by a sponsorship grant from the Sam Adams Alliance, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity began operating independently, having received 501(c)3 tax status from the Internal Revenue Service on June 5, 2009.

Headed by this guy:

Jason Stverak is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota and President[1] of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a position he has held since January 2009. Before his service to the Franklin Center, Stverak served as Regional Field Director for the Sam Adams Alliance as well as Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party.

And that Sam Adams Alliance? Not about beer…:

Sam Adams Alliance (SAM) is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. The group describes itself as “raising awareness of free-market principles and policies while building capacity in marketing and public relations for like-minded individuals and organizations.”

[…]

The Sammies[3] is an annual contest and awards show sponsored by Sam Adams Alliance. The awards have been billed as the “Oscars of Activism.” Its purpose is to honor bloggers, videographers, organizers and other grassroots activists who independently work to support free market ideas, and advocate for government transparency. On April 16, 2010, Sam Adams Alliance hosted the 3rd Annual Sammies at the Chicago Cultural Center, and awarded prizes in the categories of Blogger, Video, Town Hall, Tea Party, Watchdog, and Modern-Day Sam Adams. Internet media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart delivered the event’s keynote speech. Previous Sammies presenters include columnist Michelle Malkin and Wall Street Journal writer John Fund.

But other than that, anyone who accuses Wisconsinreporter.com of “bias” is a First Amendment-hating union goonthug.

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