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NY Times Buries Republican Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Successes in Blurb On the 14th Page

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NY Times Buries Republican Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Successes in Blurb On the 14th Page

By Michael Hausam

Scott Walker has transformed Wisconsin, but the New York Times doesn’t think it’s very newsworthy.  They buried a tax cut story on page fourteen and gave it only a few lines.

The news:

Wisconsin legislature just passed a half-billion dollar tax cut
The state’s budget surplus is almost a billion dollars
When Walker took over the deficit was almost $2 billion
Unemployment has dropped by a third

But why wouldn’t someone like these things? It would seem that partisan political beliefs would be the only reasonable explanation. After all…

Walker infuriated the public unions with changes to their collective bargaining agreement
He’s the first-ever governor to survive a recall election
The state legislature has moved solidly from Democrat to Republican
Walker is an unabashed conservative and a 2016 Republican front runner

Had Walker caved on union demands, raised taxes, publicly urged moderation and bi-partisan compromises, and followed the types of policies endorsed by the left – and still have gotten similar economic results – it seems like the Times would be trumpeting this on page one.  But he didn’t and so they haven’t.

https://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/122893-head-sand-ny-times-printed-awesome-story-page-14/