August 28, 2014

Governor Scott Walker has some serious problems these days. Recently released emails show that he's thick as thieves with the Koch network and may even have coordinated expenditures with Club for Growth and other donors. Currently, he's trying to deny any knowledge of a $700,000 contribution from a mining company that just happened to coincide with his approval for them to, well, mine.

His state ranks near rock-bottom in job creation, he's loathed by many in his state, and he's widely regarded one of the top five corrupt Republican governors in the country.

This has generated some bad press, so Scott Walker went on Brian Kilmeade's radio show to urge listeners (who are presumably also voters) to get their "facts" from Fox News.

Perhaps this is because Fox News has helpfully run interference for him on all the bad press he's getting over his joined-at-the-hip relationship with Americans for Prosperity and the Koch Brothers.

Compare and contrast this Washington Post article about Gov. Walker with this Fox News piece.

Washington Post: "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker solicited heavyweight conservative donors such as Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, hedge fund manager Paul Singer and real estate magnate Donald Trump to give large contributions to an allied tax-exempt group that backed him and other state GOP lawmakers facing recall efforts, according to newly released court documents."

Fox News: "Court documents released Friday in the so-called “John Doe investigation” into political supporters of Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker show prosecutors subpoenaed phone-company records and that the probe went deeper than previously known, say conservatives who were targeted."

No wonder Scotty is so grateful for his benefactors at Fox News. Fair? Balanced? Nah...but helpful? Yes, yes, they are.

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