Re: Wisconsin State Journal embattle

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Posted by faux news on November 30, 2011 at 09:57:59:

In Reply to: Wisconsin State Journal embattle posted by Doug on November 30, 2011 at 09:43:53:

Two shakes and a spin! Well said, Jack. I especially enjoyed your statement regarding people's increasing confusion over having news outlets that only have "perspectives" or "editorials" in certain small portions. Fox News has thrown everything all wrong. We can only hope that it goes the way of News Of The World, and the Fox News responders will go the same way and we can get back to serious actual news.

: What I find truly disappointing, however, is how quick people are to condemn media for doing its job -- investigating news. Frankly, if anything, the case has increased my esteem for that skinny, starving rag. The lawsuit is similar to the one the Cap Times launched two years ago against the Doyle administration, which had failed to release public records in a timely manner. At the time, Doyle's spokesman, Lee Sensenbrenner, a former Cap Times reporter himself, made light of the administration's apparent strategy to wait out the impoverished newspaper:

: When asked for comment about an open records suit The Capital Times filed against the governor, Doyle spokesperson Lee Sensenbrenner sarcastically remarked he was "surprised" that The Capital Times had the "resources" to file a lawsuit.

: It's bad enough when politicians try to keep out the press, but it's even worse when the people become convinced that they don't need it either. Increasingly, people are puzzled by local news outlets whose coverage doesn't cater to a specific political ideology. If it doesn't specifically appeal to theirs, they assume its bias leans the other way, especially if its news coverage ever focuses on negative aspects of politicians or groups they support.

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