Monday, November 25, 2013

Recall Blacklist surfaces in John Doe Probe of Walker...Again!!!

My response? SO WHAT? 

The witch hunt for "Democrats" gets big play by Jason Stein, Patrick Marley and Dan Bice. Did they have to brand Buffalo and Pepin County Judge James Duvall as an evil "Democrat," or someone that signed what is now Scott Walker's Recall Blacklist. Do these reporters know they're giving conservatives an excuse to use the recall petition or even someones political belief as a reason to string em up? 
James J. Duvall of Alma, a Buffalo and Pepin County Circuit judge who also serves as the chief judge for the Seventh Judicial District of the state, signed the petition to launch a recall election against Walker on Nov. 27, 2011.

It's unclear whether Duvall has any significant role in the John Doe investigation — his part may just hinge on his position as chief judge of his district. But he is one of several judges named in a recent appellate action seeking to block the probe from continuing. 

Duvall, a former Democratic district attorney of Buffalo County, was appointed to the bench by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle in 2005 and has been elected twice since then. 
The horror of just being a Democrat nowadays.

Just as appalling is the Journal Sentinel reporters suggestion that it's odd that only conservatives are being targeted by the probe. That would be like saying your average investor should be investigated and computers confiscated because Bernie Madoff got caught. It doesn't make any sense, and it's incredible these reporters are pushing this bizarre false equivalence. 


Jake formerly of the LP said...

Also notice that Stein stopped reporting on the United Sportsmen scandal once Scott Suder stepped down, despite the fact that there's a clear funding line between United Sportsmen and the groups being investigated in John Doe Deux?

I smell a rat, and I think it's JournalComm CEO Steven Smith, and the pro-Walker Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce Executive Board that he sits on.

I'm ready to take em all down

Anonymous said...

It isn't "bizarre" -- IT'S PURE FARKING PROPAGANDA

And Dan Bice is, in many ways, the worst of them all -- Stein is just a stoooopid flunkie that wants to please his masters.

Dan Bice, Journal Communications Hack, is a Bold-Faced Liar

Gareth said...

Figuring out John Doe 2 isn't rocket science. It was established based on potential violations of campaign laws through money laundering discovered during the first John Doe, which started after the embezzlement of money from Veterans' charities by Walker's staff, who just happened to be Republicans. Duh!

If anyone has evidence of Democratic party money laundering they should present it to the appropriate DA. Just because one political party is engaged in corruption and money laundering does not mean that another party needs to be investigated as a matter of "balance". This is the law we are talking about here, not "Fox News".

I imagine the reporters are under some pressure from their publisher and editors to "balance" their writing. Don't forget that editors have the authority to cut and rewrite stories, so I wouldn't get too carried away with beating journalists just yet.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Well stated Gareth, on all counts. I also think Bice and Stein are under orders from the people above them at JournalComm, and we should make it clear to their bosses that we're onto them.

Democurmudgeon said...

I'm hoping you're both right about Bice and Stein, who've done a good job digging everything up.

I have to admit, I was a little stunned by the tone of their article.