Uh oh. Jack Craver is mixing logic with Wisconsin politics.
“The case Republicans have made for barring UW-Madison from housing or collaborating with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is simple: The university, as a state entity, should not be doing favors for a private organization.
So why then do reporters from a number of private organizations (including The Capital Times) get work space at the state Capitol? Isn’t that essentially a public subsidy directed to a number of for-profit and nonprofit news groups?”
I think the answer to his query is that the Capitol reporters can be controlled with the mere suggestion that they might lose access to the legislature. And that WCIJ reporters don’t roll so easy. In fact, WCIJ’s Bill Lueders broke the story on the alleged choking of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley by Justice David Prosser. He will never be forgiven for that infraction.