FED PROSECUTORS CLOSE IN ON SCOTT WALKER
OK, THEY WERE STATE
I MEAN COUNTY
& THE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
& REDISMISSED ON APPEAL
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/479718027026788352
The MSM and others were off and running today with a story about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, which some have reported as a “criminal scheme.”
Here’s a sampling of how the frenzy spread, and many didn’t of course even bother to fully explain the background or circumstances:
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) https://twitter.com/samsteinhp/status/479681107663650816
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/479677199784493057
— POLITICO (@politico) https://twitter.com/politico/status/479686332684718080
Holy shit. Prosecutors: Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme' http://t.co/rhY7NobOSe
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) https://twitter.com/markos/status/479681617959473152
Judging only from those kinds of stories, you might think that Scott Walker was going to be perp-walked as soon as tonight. But, as usual, there’s a lot more to it.
Walker took to Twitter this evening to explain his side of the story:
In fact two judges, in both state and federal courts, have ruled that no laws were broken.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) https://twitter.com/ScottWalker/status/479758864049790976
It’s time for the prosecutors to acknowledge both judge’s orders to end this investigation.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) https://twitter.com/ScottWalker/status/479759180279320576
Now my Democratic opponents will use these false accusations to distract from the issues important to the voters of Wisconsin.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) https://twitter.com/ScottWalker/status/479759336567484416
Here’s a detail about the Wisconsin investigation you might not read about in some MSM reports:
— Sea Lion Shitbeard (@GrayerDreams) https://twitter.com/GrayerDreams/status/479699658415947776
“Politically motivated” frivolousness sounds about right:
Over 40 employees of the Milwaukee DA's office, which was investigating Walker, signed Walker recall petitions. http://t.co/StPu4X0N7c
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/479761876608241665
Now there’s an item we’d be reading a lot more in news reports if Walker were a Democrat and the DA’s office was full of Republicans.
The lefty feeding frenzy over the latest Scott Walker non-story might best be summed up this way:
Shorter Liberals: Scott Walker has kicked our ass twice and we feel so butthurt, we're going create a narrative that doesn't exist. :_(
— Matthew (@Matthops82) https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/479700722062475264
That appears to be the case.