Skip to comments.Of course: Walker’s opponent launches attack ad on debunked ‘criminal scheme’ controversy
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:46:46 PM PDT by chessplayer
Of course she did. The entire point of last weeks willfully dishonest media frenzy was to tee up this sort of swirling allegations attack for Walkers political adversaries. The press buried or outright ignored the crucial context that new anti-Walker revelations were actually old, twice-rejected legal theories from a secret investigation that had been ordered halted by two different judges. But the egregiously misleading, present-tense headlines didnt have to be remotely accurate to serve their intended purpose:
Not only was Walker never charged or indicted let alone convicted he wasnt even served with a single subpoena. The Burke ad is garbage, and she knows it yet her camp is aggressively refusing to pull it off the air, as demanded by Team Walker: Scott Walker may not like that he is alleged by prosecutors to be at the center of a nationwide criminal scheme that is the subject of an ongoing investigation but the facts speak for themselves This ad will stay on the air, the Burke campaign sneered in a press release. Of course, the actual facts do speak for themselves, and theyre nowhere to be found in the commercial. Also, the investigation is not ongoing, but whatever. The true villain in all of this is not an opportunistic Democratic campaign capitalizing on journalistic malpractice; the villains are the lazy, biased journalists who passed Burke the ball for an easy layup. When this non-story dropped last Friday, Wisconsins largest newspaper devoted its entire above-the-fold front page to blaring coverage. The fact that the prosecutors allegations being trumpeted had been thrown out of state and federal court months earlier did not appear on said front page. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinels editors have defended their horrible coverage in a thoroughly unconvincing manner:
Meanwhile, the Washington Post and New York Times each showcased last weeks Walker bombshell in front page stories. Today? Zilch on the Posts front page, while the New York Times features this fine-print gem at the very bottom of A1:
Wisconsin Inquiry is Halted: A prosecutor said he was unsure that he had enough evidence to charge the governor in fund-raising case.
The bolded bit would have been an accurate update several months ago. The three-line explanation fails to mention that perhaps the prosecutor was unsure that he had enough evidence to charge the governor because two courts have ruled that he did not, and because the governor wasnt a target of the investigation.
Typical braindead "lawyer" drivel. Come Skippy, either you have the evidence or you don't. There isn't going to be any of this halfway, lawyer bull****.
Liberal America’s corrupt and utterly dishonest Ministry of Propaganda lying their *sses off.
The local lib rag (The La Crosse Tribune) and the local tv stations predictably played up the non news big time. When it was revealed (again) that there was no story and that Walker was not being charged with anything, that news was not played up. The media is shameless.