Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Real News Organization

The Wisconsin Reporter bills itself as a "real" news organization.  Their charter states,
WisconsinReporter launched in January 2011 as a division of StateHouseNews. It is a nonpartisan organization, dedicated to playing the watchdog role on state government, while localizing stories to certain districts: La Crosse, Kenosha, Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point, Chippewa, and Beloit.


StateHouse News Online began in June 2010 and is a product of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting non-partisan, new media journalism.
Sounds like a legitimate news organization.  Until you actually, you know, encounter them in the real world.  Then they look like this exchange with Cognitive Dissidence blogger Jeff Simpson:

Yes, a serious news organization indeed populated by Very Serious People™.  When you can't play the ball, play the man.  That always works.

This tune's for you, Wisconsin Reporter! We can see you for what you are!


  1. Oh yeah? Tell it to the next "real newspaper" who writes a story based on a faux news event based on a Wisconsin Reporter press release.

    1. Your tone says "disagree" but your message says "agree." I'm confused...