Yesterday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel not only put lipstick on the pig that is Governor Scott Walker's economic record, they emptied-out the whole cosmetic drawer.
At 9 AM yestercday, every political reporter in the state was pushing the refresh button on their computer looking to see what the latest job numbers were for Wisconsin, compared to other states. Would Wisconsin be a national leader as Scott Walker has repeatedly promised over the last several months?
While every state in the country added thousands of jobs over the past year, the million dollar question was how did Wisconsin's job growth compare to other states? This, however, was markedly not the million dollar question for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Instead, the states largest newspaper decided to lead with an above the fold headline that simply read "State adds 28,351 jobs." This headline will appear in a Walker campaign ad within days. Why? Because it misleads people into thinking Walker is doing a great job in creating jobs: 28,351 jobs! That's a lot!