Skip to comments.Gannett journalists under fire for signing Scott Walker recall petition
Posted on 03/26/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
While Lord Justice Leveson ponders where to draw the ethical line for British journalists, consider the latest ethical row in the United States.
Some 25 editorial staff working for Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin have come under fire from their bosses - and some journalists - for taking part in a political ballot.
They signed a petition demanding that the state's governor, Scott Walker, be recalled (reasons here).
Kevin Corrado, publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, called the journalists' action "disheartening" and said they would face "disciplinary measures."
He told his readers: "It has caused us to examine how this could have happened, how we will address it and how we will prevent it from happening again."
His company would be "reviewing supplemental ethics training for all news employees."
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
29 judges in Wisconsin have signed recall petitions
Twenty-nine circuit court judges in Wisconsin were among the thousands to sign recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker, according to a Gannett Wisconsin Media analysis.
Judges and journalists stopped being impartial long ago.
Another Wisconsin Gannett Editor forced to acknowledge.
actually I am much more comfortable with them once every pretense of impartiality has been stripped away
Better you can see the devil than not be sure where he is.
Wisconsin ping: Gannett acknoledges editors and reporters signed the recall petitions
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
Thanks be to God for VTR!
Good point. Sad, but true.
Gee Kevin, where has your head been?
Why should judges and journalists be impartial? Are they not citizens? Are we saying that they can’t participate in the political process? Do we exclude them because we just think it’s unfair?
Will we complain when judges and journalists on our side sign political petitions for recall or whatever other reason? I’m thinking no one on here will whine about it.
I see no problem with everyone participating, as long as everyone gets one vote.
If our side isn’t doing this, then we’re stupid. If you don’t participate, it’s your fault.
We all cheer when one of our judges gets the ruling ‘right’ as in Constitutionally inline, am I correct? We all cheer when a journalist tells the ‘truth’ according to us, right?
I’d say most of the freepers already know that “journalists” are nothing more than fake but accurate liberals working directly for the democrats. Unfortunately the general population is still in the dark about it.
Har de har de har harrrr.
HHS Strong Arms Insurers in Nine States
Emac’s Bottom Line
Written By Elizabeth MacDonald
Published March 26, 2012
Health Insurance Medical Benefits
As health reform heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal government is going full bore on insurers who hike premiums to cover health cares soaring costs, increases that ironically continue to rise in part due to health reform.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) late last week denied rate increases from two health insurers covering more than 42,000 Americans in nine states because they were too high, deeming them unreasonable premium hikes.
“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, consumers are no longer in the dark about their health insurance premiums,” said HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a statement Thursday. “Now, insurance companies are required to justify rate increases of 10 % or higher. It’s time for these companies to immediately rescind these unreasonable rate hikes, issue refunds to consumers, or publicly explain their refusal to do so.
The nine states are Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
“the appearance of inpropriety IS INPROPRIETY in and of itself.”
Judicial canons not only require not doing wrong, looking like doing wrong is wrong.
The days of respecting judges is passing fast.