And some conservative writers that just don’t always kiss arch-conservative Don Pridemore’s ass.
According to Cap Times writer Jack Craver, these reporters were labeled “LIBERALS” by candidate for state superintendent Don Pridemore:
“Mary Spicuzza, Capitol reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal
Patrick Marley, Capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Scott Bauer, Capitol reporter for the Associated Press
David Umhoefer, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Politifact””
Conservative blogger James “Wiggy” Wigderson says he has the original email listing the reporters which includes this note:
“If the reporter requests an interview, they must submit their questions in a written form and they will receive a written response to only those questions we want to respond to. These are all LIBERAL’s and have chosen to parse words, phrases and spin my responses to fit their agendas. If they continue to spin our written responses, they will be ignored in the future.”
And it’s followed by this in distinctive can’t make this shit up if we tried ALL-CAPS:
“THIS FORM SHOULD BE WRITTEN AS A SPREADSHEET SO WE CAN KEEP TRACK OF OUR DEALINGS WITH THEM AND OTHERS AS THEY CONTACT US. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!”
And Wiggy says that both he and Brian Sikma of Media Trackers (A.K.A. “Media TraKKKers”) are on Pridemore’s don’t talk to list.
First – The designated list of “LIBERAL” reporters would only look liberal to you if you were to the right of Mussolini.
Second – How did Pridemore get this far in politics with such a thin skin?!