But there is no way to be polite and point out the fact that Wisconsin is experiencing a massive media failure -- our noooze is largely full of lying liars that provide cover for Scott Walker -- who is, despite dishonest and misleading nooooze reports to the contrary, at the center of an ongoing John Doe probe into the criminality is behind his ascent to power.
After the jump, we will share a well-written post by a great Wisconsin blog -- Rock Netroots, but our purpose is to demonstrate how the media noooooze lies to you.
We try to let our contributors express themselves the way they deem appropriate, taking off the edge in a gentle way as needed, but it is outrageous that Scott Walker gets so much good press for such bad policies and outright deceptions. In this post, despite our publisher's plea to soften the snark -- the decision was made to publish this article almost exactly as submitted.
Via Rock Networks, we see a short, concise, and fully-detailed explaination of a nooooze story that was all over TEE-VEE and nooooozepapers the other day, including Walker's propaganda arms at Lee Enterprises (Wisconsin State Journal, Cap Times, and many other) and Journal Communication (Walker's BFF Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, 24/7 pro-Walker squawk WTMJ, and extensive media holdings).
There is no way to be nice about this -- these pro-Walker propaganda outlets have told another great lie. In fact, Walker borrowed $558 million, Kept $342 million, and your TEE-VEE, Journal Communications, Lee Enterprises, and the rest of the noooooze media wants to proclaim its a surplus.
Cap Times deserves absolutely no credit for being a legitimate news source either -- they are exactly the same as Wisconsin State Journal and print the noooze from the hacks at Lee Enterprises, pro-Walker propaganda. Cap Times just does it in a different way -- perhaps a way that is more subversive of the truth -- because they hide behind the lie that they represent the typical Dane County resident and have a more liberal/progressive perspective.
Absolutely. Not. True.
Cap Times is a different flavor of the same-ol' same ol'. They are also lying liars that attack the community they serve, just like Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for political gain.
Here's a simple explaination of what REALLY happened via Rock Netroots:
In May 2011, the state issued additional debt of approximately $558.3 million in GPR (general purpose revenue) supported principal that would have otherwise been paid off in 2010-11 and 2011-12. As a result, that principal will now remain outstanding for a longer period of time and thus incur an ADDITIONAL $156.2 million interest costs on state taxpayers - I mean our grandkids.This is the "credit card" that Tom Barrett, before last June's recall, correctly pointed out was used to scam the public into thinking Walker had a balanced budget -- but Journal Communications and others did everything they could to keep you from hearing the truth.
Just so we all get this straight. Walker borrowed $558M, keeps $342M and then calls it a surplus. He then uses a portion of the borrowed “surplus” to add $109M to build a rainy day fund. Got it?
And from VOICES "You Can't Make This Crap Up" department -- Journal Communications PolitiFact DID publish that Barrett was right -- Walker DID NOT balance the budget. But Journal Communication now lies that the borrowed money represents a valid contribution to the state's rainy day fund.
But you would think this was all GREAT NEWS watching TEE-VEE or reading, seeing, or hearing the disinformation published by Lee Enterprises, Journal Communication, and the rest of the right-wing media echo chamber.
Shame on these newspapers that hide behind the lie of objective journalism to undermine any legitimate claim they may have once had as being pillars of democracy, the so-called "4th estate".
Who needs faux news to be misled when you can just by WSJ, MJS, or any other their parent companies' other media outlets for disseminating disinformation?
UPDATE: No media outlet is more responsible for the absolute vacuum of information in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley than pro-republican nooooze USA Today/Gannett -- they own the dailies that misrepresent themselves as serving Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, and Green Bay.
So while their disinformation tool in Oshkosh, The Northwestern did not tell the truth about the shameless way Walker stuck the rainy day fund with debt that must be repaid with interest, they did call out Walker for cutting back important services and disregarding real fiscal needs.
What good is an emergency fund if the Governor is creating a fiscal disaster while he hides debt in the the "rainy day" account?
Here's what the editorial had to say:
News item: Oshkosh schools will lose almost $1 million in state aid this year, according to certified amounts released Monday. The district will get $51.4 million from the state. That’s $911,700, or nearly 2 percent, less than last year.
The majority of districts across Wisconsin will see less state aid this year. The state Department of Public Instruction says 64 percent of districts, or 272 out of 424, will receive less aid, according to a news report by the Oshkosh Northwestern’s Adam Rodewald.
Recall that the 2011-13 state budget championed and passed by Walker cut more than $500 million in state Medicaid funding, $800 million from K-12 education, $250 million from higher education and $96 million in aid to local governments. As a result of the governor’s budget, education programs to help re-train workers have been reduced; schools have been forced to increase class sizes; and programs to assist the most vulnerable in society slashed.
Doesn’t that qualify an emergency?Of course, the editorial begins with the lie that the monies Walker is setting aside represents a "deposit" when in fact it is debt, but their point about creating fiscal emergencies while proclaiming to responsibly protect taxpayers from them is valid.