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Journal-Sentinel Changed Headline and First Paragraph Following Intense Lobbying by Walker

Today the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel demonstrated who is really in charge of the paper:  Scott Walker.

Initially, after the jobs report, they put up an article that had a headline and first paragraph that followed the same format as all of their other monthly BLS job report articles that they have been running for the last 30+ years:

State loses 6,200 private sector jobs in April

Wisconsin lost an estimated 6,200 private-sector jobs in April, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development.

Then, Scott Walker and Co. got their claws inton someone at the paper and the article suddenly changed to:

Controversial Survey Shows Estimated April Job Losses of 6,200

At a time when Wisconsin's jobs statistics are under scrutiny as never before, preliminary data released Thursday showed that Wisconsin lost an estimated 6,200 private-sector jobs in April.

Because of the intense pressure of this change, the paper compromised and changed "controversial" to "disputed." 

Sarcastic applause, please.

This is the first time in not only Wisconsin history, but national history, that the BLS monthly jobs report has been reported in a headline that contained "disputed" or "controversial." 

Please contact the Journal Sentinel and ask them to report the BLS jobs report the same way they've done the last 30+ years: MJS Editor, George Stanley would love to hear from you

Published

May 17, 2012 - 8:08pm

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