Everyone in Wisconsin knew the Citizens for “Republican” Government’s recall of Gov. Doyle effort was going no where.
But it was a nice ruse:
Announce the recall, knowing CRG’s recall squealing is crack to the Milwaukee media and other conservative-inclined outlets.Get your talking points our criticizing the governor through dribbling press releases about the “progress” of your effort.
And finally, hop on the blame-others-first bus, in this instance, CRG yapper Chris Kliesmet, sobbing that it’s the media’s coverage that denuded their anti-democratic efforts.
It’s no secret the 40-year GOP strategy to cow the media by claiming a liberal bias has been hugely successful. Well, that and the consolidation of all major media into six ginormous corporate conglomerate, are the reason no prominent liberal voice has a political talk show on television (save for a couple on MSNBC) and the editorial pages of our newspapers are a sopping delivery room of right-wing think tank afterbirth.
So for Kleismet, who rarely issues a press release that doesn’t wind up in the media to claim a liberal bias, has about as much credibility as Sean Hannity claiming to be ‘fair and balanced’ (and sane).
It just ain’t so.