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Scott Walker: “I will not back down”

Scott Walker: “I will not back down”

Every single conservative blog and website should run Gov. Walker’s column to counter the media malpractice about the false criminal accusations.

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.

Here is Gov. Walker’s 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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“a three-judge appeals panel in Chicago, acting on emergency motions that prosecutors had filed just before and after Randa’s ruling, found the judge failed to follow proper procedure in issuing his ruling Tuesday.”

If the Milwaukee County DA’s office had put as much effort into prosecuting gang crimes in Milwaukee as it has persecuting Scott Walker for imaginary crimes, Milwaukee would not be the crime infested hell hole that it has become. Instead, the DA’s office simply pleads down cases, recommends short (if any) sentences, and hard core criminals are returned to the street time after time. All because its more expeditious to do so while resources are diverted to the “secret” John Doe investigation into Walker.

And don’t believe for a moment that this is not somehow coordinated with the DOJ or the HRC pre-campaign. It’s battlefield preparations for the 2016 presidential election, and any viable Republican candidate will face destruction; with the truth being only a negligible concern.

I hope the civil rights lawsuit against DA John Chisholm and ADA Bruce Landgraf bankrupts both.


Few articles I’ve read name these prosecutors. They do not deserve anonymity (especially with their willful and illegal release of false information supposedly gathered during their “investigation”. Few also make a point of stating that NONE of what they are accused of IS A CRIME.

The NYT is timidly trying to imply that what they are accused of is some sort of crime, BUT IT’S NOT.

Unless this is pressed home and more articles are written, the public will assume that there was some sort of wrong doing going on but maybe the prosecutors were overzealous.


I believe by releasing the so called information to the media with NO CHARGES FILED, they are violating the judges injunction, NO?

Zachriel, that news story you linked is more than one month old. Judge Randa made a slight revision to his order, and the three-judge panel than upheld it.

Are you an anti-Walker troll, or haven’t you kept up with events?

Michael Haz: Judge Randa made a slight revision to his order, and the three-judge panel than upheld it.

The case is still on appeal. Or is that not correct?

    Michael Haz in reply to Zachriel. | June 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

    See Professor J’s reply above.

      Michael Haz: Professor J’s reply above.

      Yes, he says it’s pending appeal. Thanks.

        Valerie in reply to Zachriel. | June 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

        Reading. It’s what honest adults do. Try it some time.

          Are you saying the case is not on appeal?

          Ragspierre in reply to Valerie. | June 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          Are YOU saying the appeal has merit?

          What is it you think?

          Ragspierre: Are YOU saying the appeal has merit?

          It obviously has enough merit that it wasn’t immediately tossed.

          Ragspierre in reply to Valerie. | June 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

          You didn’t answer the question.

          No surprise that.

          Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | June 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

          It obviously has enough merit that it wasn’t immediately tossed.

          Really? Judge Randa officially certified the appeal as frivolous. When has it had an opportunity to be tossed? Do you really imagine it won’t be tossed at the first opportunity? What possible grounds are there to appeal it? They’re not even alleging any crime. What they’re accusing the plaintiffs of — which they may or may not have done — is simply not illegal. There is no law against it. So what the #$%^ business did they ever have investigating it?

David R. Graham | June 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

Request granted, gladly:

Plus, linking to an article about Scott Walker in a Madison newspaper is like linking to Vegetarian Times in story about how to best grill a steak.

Thank you, Professor, for a very nice summation of the problem with this story as carried by the AP, New York Times, and others. This story showed up in the San Diego Union-Tribune yesterday as an AP story. I wrote to the paper, asking them to reconsider using the AP and that writer as a source.

In my view, the AP made a mistake by accepting what is essentially a press release from the losing party. That press release describes the case in a false light. This is something that happens with discouraging frequency with respect to lawsuits, and it has led to substantial disrespect for our court system.

Insurance companies have been doing this for years when they lose personal injury cases, resulting in tales of our judicial system run amuck. A notorious example is the McDonald’s Coffee Case. I saw the original story, and recognized it for a press release by the loser. I knew that crucial facts had been left out of the story, because it sounded like the judge and jury had gone crazy. It got a lot of reaction, so much so that the Wall Street Journal detailed two reporters to find out why the case came out the way it did.

The McDonald’s Coffee Case, it turns out, was not about ordinary coffee. It was the worst coffee in the world, contractually required to be super-heated twenty degrees hotter than any other coffee on the market, so that the customers could not taste the coffee before they left. There was both a history of enforcement of the contract to specially over-heat the water, and a history of about 400 cases of third degree burns from the coffee. There was also attorney misconduct by McDonald’s, who among other things attempted to delay the case in hopes that the plaintiff, an old lady who had to get skin grafts on her thighs due to the coffee, would die in the interim. (The story did not say how that tidbit came out, presumably in discovery.)

In my view, a longstanding method of attacking our court system with false-light stories has simply been repurposed to slandering a political candidate. The only practical ways to counteract this slander are 1) to insist on correcting the story in as many outlets as possible, and 2) tell our local news outlets to be more aware of false-light stories from certain sources.

    Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | June 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

    You’re wrong about the coffee case.

    The McDonald’s Coffee Case, it turns out, was not about ordinary coffee. It was the worst coffee in the world, contractually required to be super-heated twenty degrees hotter than any other coffee on the market, so that the customers could not taste the coffee before they left.

    That is an outright lie. Coffee is supposed to be brewed at 195-205°F, and served at about 175°. McDonalds sells it at 185, so it will still be hot when you drink it. You cannot name a business that sells coffee cool enough not to scald you if you spill it on yourself, i.e. under 140°F. Nobody would buy such coffee.

    Note that this lawsuit did not cause McDonalds to change the temperature of its coffee; the reason is that doing so would reduce sales by far more than the cost of paying out damages once in a while. This was introduced at trial as “proof” of its “negligence”. In fact it proves that people want coffee at that temperature, so that’s the correct temperature at which it should be sold.

    The plaintiff’s burns were entirely the result of her own stupidity and negligence. Who opens a hot cup of coffee on her lap, in a car that is moving at highway speed? You know coffee is at scalding temperature, that’s why you drink it! If you need to put sugar in, do it at the store, or stop somewhere and do it, with the cup in a cup holder or on a flat surface of some kind that isn’t your lap!

I hereby accuse Zachriel of pedophilia. He must be guilty of molesting children because he has been accused. Care to appeal your case, troll?

Why can’t you guys admit defeat? Is there something bigger at play here, like power and money?

    scooterjay: Care to appeal your case

    We didn’t accuse anyone. We merely pointed out the case is still on appeal.

      MLM in reply to Zachriel. | June 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Actually, you posted a month-old link and got called out on it.

        MLM: Actually, you posted a month-old link and got called out on it.

        Yes, the information we posted was out of date, however, we didn’t accuse anyone, and the case doesn’t seem to be closed at this point. Isn’t it still on appeal?

          gmurphy222 in reply to Zachriel. | June 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

          Great! Since you are following the appeal of Judge Randa’s designation of this investigation as frivolous and his order to cease the investigation, perhaps you will also follow the civil suit of the victims against DA Chisolm and the rest of the prosecutors.

          Note that this suit was not described as frivolous.

          For once conservatives get to rummage through documents compiled by democrats potentially abusing their power. Looking forward to the nuggets that come out revealing the personal animosity of Milwaukee investigators who signed recall petitions against walker.

    Milhouse in reply to scooterjay. | June 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    No, for the equivalent of what these rogue prosecutors did, you should accuse Zachriel of illegally yelling at his wife. Even if it were true, it wouldn’t be illegal. That’s what the accusations revealed last week amount to, and that’s why the judge shut the investigation down. Coordination between the Club for Growth and the Walker campaign would be perfectly legal, if it happened, so these prosecutors never had any right to investigate whether it happened or not.

I am also conducting an investigation into the accusations of Zachriel’s pedophilia. Say it far and wide, Zachriel likes to play “doctor” with underage boys.

using your logic regarding Gov. Walker, you MUST be guilty.

Oh, come off it you smug libbie……you guys like to harp about “triggers” and such. live by your own rules.

Whew! Y’all have no mercy for trolls. Glad I ain’t one.

I love the smell of projection in the morning….it smells like liberal desparation.