organizations

Will Larson Apologize For Re-tweet of False Ron Johnson Story?

State Senator Chris Larson re-tweeted a now debunked claim that U.S. Senator Ron Johnson sent a “cease and desist letter” to constituents trying to meet with him, calling Johnson a national embarrassment: US Senator @RonJohnsonWI is a national embarrassment. https://t.co/nGQuZ7qOTZ — Chris Larson (@ChrisJLarson) March 2, 2017 But about an hour and a half after […]

Lawrence U. Offers “Open Doors” on Inauguration Day

Lawrence University in Appleton sent out this email Monday afternoon: The inauguration of a new President of the United States is always a significant event in the life of our nation. This Friday we will inaugurate our 45th President.  For some this will be a time of celebration. Others will be soberly reflecting on what […]

“Non-Paritsan” LWV Hosts Longtime Walker Critic

The League of Women Voters, Greater Green Bay, is promoting an appearance by a long time, vocal critic of Governor Scott Walker. The local chapter of LWV, like it’s national counterpart, bills itself as non-partisan. Heather DuBois Bourenane’s appearance on January 30 is billed as “Go Public! Why Our Public Schools Need Our Help, and How […]

Petition Calls UW-Madison Conservative Organization a “Hate Group”

A petition circulated at the University of Wisconsin Madison alleged that a conservative campus organization is a hate group. The petition, first reported on in December by the MacIver Institue and Young Americans for Freedom,  was started by the Student Coalition for Progress and alleged that the UW-Madison chapter of  YAF’s  recent behavior now earns it […]

“Non-Partisan” LWV Partners With Union Radio Show

The League of Women Voters touts itself as a “non-partisan” organization. From the LWV website: From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization. League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance […]

Labor Stat’s Challenge Legion Post Commander’s “Vet’s Hardest Hit Claim”

Earlier this month Media Trackers published a report examining American Legion Post 139, which was featured in radio ads claiming that “Wisconsin Legislators are planning to remove job protections for our veterans.” The ads on the Packers and Badgers radio networks were paid for by Construction Business Group and Post 139 has ties to Operating Engineers local 139. In […]