Dismissive Major Media Responses
On February 17, New York Times writer Monica Davey headlined, "Democrats Missing, Wisconsin Vote on Cuts Is Delayed," saying:
They walked out, "Republicans fumed," and Senator Michael Ellis called it "disgraceful that people who are paid to be here have decided to skip town." He's right because they're coming back to support a marginally changed bill too little to matter. The fix is in, worker rights are being trashed. It's disgraceful in Wisconsin and across America.
A same day Times editorial headlined, "Gov. Walker's Pretext," feigning worker sympathy clearly evident in shameless concluding comments, saying:
"Keeping schools closed and blocking certain public services is not a strategy we support and could alienate public opinion and play into the governor's hand."
Times management one-sidedly supports wealth and power interests, not populist ones it disdains.
So do Wall Street Journal op-ed and editorial writers, producing the print version of Fox News, Murdock, of course, owning both.
On February 18, the lead editorial headlined, "Athens in Mad Town (Mad for Madison)," saying: