TMJ4 must be kidding. Their coverage of the Capitol protests have always been described on their newscasts and web site as "Capitol Chaos." That would give casual viewers the false impression the Walker protests were anything but peaceful. But that would be a media lie. No union thuggery, no vandalism, and almost no arrest except for a few protesters who had to be physically removed after being told to leave. Another words, no chaos.
So what's the blow back? Threatening letters to those who oppose the Walker administration. Is this really happening in America?
ST. FRANCIS - Mario Rodriguez doesn't hide the fact he's no fan of Scott Walker. But he's upset his opinions made his family a target. His wife, who works for the state, received a threatening letter in the mail Monday. "Everybody's entitled to their opinion, freedom of speech, whatever. "But if you're going to come to my house and make threats, then it's a different story."
The bizarre thing about TMJ4's coverage is that they continue to use the inflammatory "Capitol Chaos" slogan. Here's a copy of the letter written by one of those well behaved conservative "adults" in the room:
The letter is a page long. It includes a lot of name calling. One of the clean ones, "greedy union garbage."
The author also claims union protestors ruined the Capitol earlier this year, and warns the same thing could happen to Rodriguez's home, come Halloween. "I have my wife and three kids, so anybody that's going to make threats on your home, you don't know if they're going to make good on that."
The letter comes from someone using the name "American Patriot". It also comes from a bogus address on East Main Avenue. Another person living in the neighborhood also got the letter.
TODAY'S TMJ4 caught up with him. He didn't want to be interviewed, but he did say he let the police know about it and will be making a formal complaint to the post office tomorrow morning.