At Wisconsin's top newspaper, just a slight sense of political disproportion

A business-as-usual juxtaposition in today's political coverage at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bernie Sanders fills up the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, capacity 10,000, and while the paper covers that Wednesday event, the story runs on page 3. Aside from a crowd photo there's only a sidelong mention of the turnout: "thousands." That's in keeping with the paper's previously announced policy of avoiding hard-number crowd estimates, coincidentally imposed just when mass progressive moments were becoming more frequent in Wisconsin.  

The article on the huge Sanders rally also is buried deep in the paper's online edition. Meanwhile, the online Journal Sentinel uses its top position and biggest headline this morning to breathlessly inform readers of the startling, momentous news that, according to his campaign aides:

Scott Walker set to file papers to run for president today

Hey, editors: Sanders has already long since announced his candidacy, and, unlike Walker, who shows up at smaller events, he's drawing huge crowds.

If you didn't get a chance to see the Sanders event covered in news media, Uppity's got you covered. See video here.


July 2, 2015 - 9:28am