Hold them accountable

New Wisconsin employment numbers were released last week and the news, finally, was good. More than 12,000 jobs have been added.

But the report was handled a bit differently from bad employment news. When jobs were disappearing month after month, you could count on seeing the numbers right in the headlines, screaming doom. This time, we saw headlines about “spinning” the numbers or “seizing on” them for political gain. Translation: These numbers look good but you shouldn’t trust them.

Funny how the numbers always look solid to the media except when they reflect credit on the Walker administration.

If you’re sick of reporters and editors weaving a web of suspicion around every action by Scott Walker while pretending not to see obvious malfeasance by Democrats, and if you’ve been wishing for an effective way to hold them accountable, here’s your chance:

A new Facebook page called, “Hold Them Accountable” is dedicated to exposing and challenging biased or selective reporting, and media blackouts of stories that need to be told. It will enable citizens to directly contact reporters and editors and let them know their readers are paying attention.

Some say the dictatorship in Poland, 30 years ago, was doomed the minute Americans started donating fax machines to Polish pro-freedom organizations.  Technology that’s ancient by today’s standards freed people to tell each other about important events. Soon, Poles knew the government-controlled media’s self-serving reports were a long way from reality.  Now we have Facebook.

The new technology is far more efficient. Reminding the intellectually corrupt media that we can do without them might just embarrass them into doing their jobs.


About Wisconsin Club for Growth
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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