Media Trackers Hits Wisconsin
American Spectator -- Ned Ryun -- June 2012
In Wisconsin, the nation saw the power of the professional left on full display last year when throngs protested in the state capitol against the conservative budget reforms proposed by Gov. Scott Walker. Years of work at the state level in Wisconsin, the birthplace of modern progressivism, gave the left and its media allies a sense that they were entitled to a nearly unchallenged dominance of the political scene. Some things were taboo and no conservative had dare tamper with those issues, they thought.
Through every step of the legislative and subsequent recall election fights launched by the left, Media Trackers researchers pored over innumerable IRS filings, strategy memos, social media pages, campaign finance records, and websites; they connected the dots and built a comprehensive picture of the agenda and funding behind the left’s machine.
When labor unions and the left began to lose, and then turned to the courts, Media Trackers foiled the credibility of the attempt.
FOR ITS WORK IN 2011, a Wisconsin-based Democratic consultant speaking at a gathering in Chicago complained that Media Trackers kept the left constantly and consistently off message. Even a political columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentineladmitted that Media Trackers had become an influential force on the state political scene.
The best part is that due to its success inNow they can punch back.
Wisconsin, in 2012 Media
Trackers is expanding into Ohio, Florida, Colorado, and
Montana, which will seek to replicate its
success in . For too long the right in
Wisconsin has been on the defensive,
forced to react to attacks instead playing offense. But with Media Trackers now
on the scene, the rules have changed, and conservatives no longer have to just
sit there and take it on the chin. America
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