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25 Gannett Wisconsin Media Journalists Caught Signing Petition to Recall Governor Walker
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/03/25/25-gannett-wisconsin-media-journalists-caught-signing-petition-recall ^

Posted on 03/25/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT by dewawi

"Today, in the interest of full transparency, we are informing you that 25 Gannett Wisconsin Media journalists, including nine at the P-C, also signed the Walker recall petitions. It was wrong, and those who signed were in breach of Gannett's Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms."

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More from posting: "According to Gannett Blog, the paper's managing editor sent an email message about this matter Friday asking employees not to "respond to any media requests or other communication you might receive from outside our office in relation to this matter.""

These "journalists" need to be fired, not reprimanded. They will get their raises, their colas, their promotions, and will continue using their media position to push liberalism down our throats.

1 posted on 03/25/2012 5:49:35 AM PDT by dewawi
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To: dewawi

YOU mean Gannett wasn’t out there collecting petitions?


2 posted on 03/25/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dewawi

“YOU ARE FIRED”! Shine a light on this. Tweet, e-mail and get the word out throughout Wisconsin and the World, that these “jounalists” are unethical and do not deserve their titles. Be like Breitbart.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 5:57:56 AM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: dewawi

I find it hard to believe it was only 25. Perhaps the rest are too illiterate to even sign their names.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion xa)
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To: dewawi

Nice Code of Ethical Conduct. As if publishing a carefully worded document will make anybody believe that they are impartial. I would prefer that “journalists” sign every petition they want, and wear campaign buttons for their preferred choices. That would be full disclosure, not this pious pretense that they are impartial.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 5:59:49 AM PDT by Bernard (When the only Problem is overspending, all the Solutions look like TAX INCREASES to liberals...)
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To: dewawi

I love it when the mask slips away and we find out who these “journalists” really are.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 6:00:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: dewawi

Gannett publishes the rag that poses as a newspaper where I live. I cancelled my subscription five years ago. We get more real news on this site and others than we’d ever get in the lame stream media.

I do, however, read the WSJ daily.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 6:03:38 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: dewawi

Not to mention a batch of Wisconsin judges who signed the recall. Obviouly they prefer unions running the state legislature and governor as was done in the past, higher taxes, a state deficit, and a governor who unlawfully raided funds to cook the books.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: dewawi
A Gannett journalist cannot uphold these principles and at the same time post a candidate's sign in the yard, or sign a candidate's nomination papers, or join a campaign rally, or sign a petition advocating a recall election.

So this means they all have lost their jobs and any chance for claim of their pensions I presume?

9 posted on 03/25/2012 6:05:07 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

There is great need for continuing education of “journalists” in Ethics & Integrity. What a bunch of duplicitous moonbat asshats.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 6:07:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dewawi
The Media Bias--It's Real, It's Widespread, It's Destructive

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

11 posted on 03/25/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge
The Media Bias--It's Real, It's Widespread, It's Destructive

Posters should be made for this!

The media would be all over this if they weren't so biased!

It's like an iceberg, you see only a small portion of the total. This example should be used politically and widespread until it's no longer an issue!

12 posted on 03/25/2012 6:16:17 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dewawi

They each will receive a strongly worded memo. E.O.S.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 6:18:21 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: dewawi

The fact that the signatures would be made public wasn’t announced until a couple weeks before the end of the signing period.
I’m sure that all these people signed THINKING that nobody would ever know.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 6:37:53 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: dewawi

Wow, while doing investigative jour’o’lism they broke a story about 29 circuit court judges who signed the petition to recall Walker.....

I can only imagine their surprise when looking at the petition lists to find dirt on important people, their OWN employees showed up... Oops...

I am surprised they disclosed it...


15 posted on 03/25/2012 6:39:30 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: dewawi

Ya mean to say that Gannet has ETHICS??

REALLY?????

They sure had ME fooled.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 6:40:19 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace!)
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To: muawiyah

Go figure...


17 posted on 03/25/2012 6:40:47 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: muawiyah
There's a disappearing Gannett rag here. About a decade or so ago, they had a real reporter that reported on the city barring people from a public meeting (based on race and gender, iirc), which, btw, is illegal.

The city powers that be told "Gannett" to fire him, and Gannett did.

He got a really big, but undisclosed settlement.

18 posted on 03/25/2012 6:44:18 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: IbJensen

I just got a real nasty(good) idea... how about if the epa stopped looking at coal power plants, pipelines, etc. and starting looking at and fining the paper mills(especdially the ones that produce newsprint paper)... ever see a paper mill? they are dirty, stinky nasty places....I would love to hear a candidate say, “ i will make running a paper mill so damn expensive they will have no choice but to shut down”......


19 posted on 03/25/2012 6:45:34 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: dewawi

Democrats - Thieves, Thugs, Thralls and Thickheads


20 posted on 03/25/2012 6:46:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dewawi

O sheesh first judges, now journalists are signing petitions against Walker , so who is next Hookers, Welfare Cheats etc.?


21 posted on 03/25/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: dewawi
do I really have to say it???

22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CMailBag

The reporters who work on the input end of a computer system didn’t imagine how it’s possible these days to READ signatures ~ 99.999999% of the time using systems in USPS in fact ~ and that’s old tech you know ~ and once read they could be matched to just all sorts of files.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Calvin Locke

The only reason Gannett papers are still alive is that they are financed by the television news divisions. Gannett owns lots of local TV stations. There is revenue there because people will still tune in to watch the weather, see game recaps, and their friends and neighbors on TV. They, by themselves are OK financially, but they are propping up the newspapers.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: dewawi

Gannett’s Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms.

One of the funniest lines I’ve read in a long time.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 10:09:43 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar
“It was wrong, and those who signed were in breach of Gannett’s Principles of Ethical Conduct for Newsrooms.”

Wow! Is this statement an oxymoron or what? Never, never, ever use “ethical” and “conduct’ in the same sentence when describing newsrooms (that is, journalists).

26 posted on 03/26/2012 4:02:18 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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