The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's editorial board mandarins have seen fit to denounce Democratic candidate for Senate Sandy Pasch's failure to have her name removed from a third-party outfit's website, where she is listed among its board of directors. The third-party group is active in campaigning against Pasch's political rival, the incumbent Republican Alberta Darling, and coordination between candidates and third-party outfits is unlawful. The Journal-Sentinel's concern was apparently raised by complaints filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by the State Republican Party. However the complaints do nothing more than note the appearance of Pasch's name on the third-party's website.
Those complaints present no evidence whatsoever of any coordination between Pasch's campaign and the third-party, yet they don't hesitate in directly accusing Pasch of breaking the law. In fact the two complaints, filed on Monday and Tuesday respectively, are sterling examples of piling inference upon inference upon innuendo to reach their fallacious conclusions. Yes, obviously Sandy Pasch's name on the website looks bad.
But that isn't evidence of anything other than a name on a website.
Meanwhile the Koch front group Americans For Prosperity sent mailers to liberal Democratic voters advising them to be sure and get their absentee ballots in by two days after the August 9 elections, but the Journal-Sentinel has not been so moved to condemn that sleazy ploy.*
And Alberta Darling has been ignoring the left/liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now's open records requests for months, whereas the Wisconsin statutes command ORR recipients to respond "without delay." OWN filed an actual complaint, in court, containing substantive allegations, as compared with the WISGOP complaints to the GAB, whose allegations are groundless. Yet the MJS mandarins decide the first of these three situations is what merits their finger-wagging treatment.
Our librul media and the choices it makes, I guess is what that is.
* The MJS happily publishes AFP's op-ed pieces, however.