Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been the subject of a brutal smear campaign by local district attorneys using the so-called “John Doe” procedure, as discussed in my post Media Malpractice – Report false criminal accusations against Walker, but not contrary judicial rulings.
I also encourage you to read Gabriel Malor’s column, A Basic Primer On The Scott Walker Case For Ignorant Reporters.
Since it’s obvious the media, particularly on the left, is running with the false accusations to damage Walker’s current 2014 gubernatorial campaign and possible 2016 presidential bid, it’s important that the media malpractice be exposed and the lies refuted.
As with smears against Republicans in the past, it’s not about the particularly target, in this case Walker. It’s about the media’s desire to take down potential Republican candidates early and often, without regard to the truth.
We’ve seen it already in the disgusting attack in The New Republic by Alec MacGillis claiming that Walker’s success is based on white racism, New Republic’s race-baiting of Scott Walker just a 2016 warm up.
Gov. Walker has written the following column, which he is encouraging others to run. It’s a way of going around the mainstream media. Every single conservative blog and website should run this column.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”
The truth on the widely covered “John Doe” is that two judges, one state and one federal, reviewed the accusations of partisans within a Democrat District Attorney’s Office and determined their theories have no merit or basis in law.
Each of these judges explicitly issued judicial orders that these partisan prosecutors must end their investigation immediately.
These are the truths that need to be stated over and over again to fight the slander directed at me and our campaign by my political opponents.
Still, many in the media proceed as though the opinion of the partisan prosecutors is new information and ignore the truths I have stated above. It is not. It is old news that has already been discounted by two judges. No charges. No case.
In reaction to the information that was released to the public and seized on by the media, the federal judge just this week sharply criticized the prosecutors. He said that they are now seeking “refuge in the Court of Public Opinion, having lost in this Court on the law.”
Watching the media frenzy it is clear that this is what happens when someone takes on the big government special interests. They push back. No wonder so many politicians are afraid to make tough decisions.
I will not back down. We will continue to fight using the truth to keep the hard working taxpayers of Wisconsin in charge of their state and local governments. We will continue to fight to make life better for the good people of Wisconsin.
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