It’s no coincidence, comrade

That headline was a standard remark in the old Soviet Union, whenever someone who criticized the regime suddenly hit a patch of what elsewhere might have passed for bad luck.

In the here and now of Wisconsin politics, it’s no coincidence that new media outlets suddenly find themselves being talked about as somehow disreputable, and targeted for retaliation and intimidation by some of the subjects of their reporting.

The MacIver Institute is roundly detested by Democrats and those even farther to the Left. That’s because the MacIver folks are continually on hand with video cameras to show the world things it needs to see. Things like an angry mob of union thugs shouting the Governor down during the opening ceremony at the Wisconsin State Fair.

We should be grateful, both for the MacIver Institute’s diligence in documenting the stark reality of swinish left-wing behavior, and for the Left’s boneheaded stupidity in putting its true character constantly on display.

Now another new media venture is under attack by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and its unhinged communications director. The party hack has actually threatened—in writing—to retaliate against the new organization called Wisconsin Reporter because he dislikes what turns up in its coverage.

The problem with Wisconsin Reporter, as far as Democrats are concerned, is that it asks about and reports things most other media ignore.  We suspect it is not irrelevant that those other media, pretty much from coast to coast, suffer from declining influence.


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The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. Wisconsin Club for Growth, Inc. is dedicated to informing, educating and rallying citizens of Wisconsin to embrace and enact policies that lead to sustained economic growth, limited government, and minimal taxation. Wisconsin Club for Growth can and will have an enormous impact on the direction of our state. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes that effective lobbying is done at all stages of the budget cycle, including when our leaders make public promises and can be encouraged to support policies that spur economic growth. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes we must support pro-growth policies and encourage public officials with backbones to remain truly committed to making our economy and our state stronger. Wisconsin Club for Growth believes our leaders must stand up to the tax and spend mentality in Madison and work tirelessly to cut taxes and unleash the power of the free-market.

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