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FCC misplaces petitions to deny Milwaukee broacast licenses

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2012

Contact:  Sue Wilson   SueatMediaActionCenter [dot] net    

FCC Misplaces Petitions to Deny Broadcast Licenses

to Milwaukee Radio Stations Who Gave $1 Million

Free Airtime to Walker Recall Campaign


Media Action Center files against WTMJ, WISN

MILWAUKEE, WI – A national media watchdog announced today it has filed petitions with the Federal Communications Commission – on behalf of citizens of the greater Milwaukee area – to deny radio licenses to Clear Channel's WISN-AM and Journal Communications' WTMJ-AM.


Liberal Media Take Two

To follow up on our point from the other day about Charlie Sykes and - a further discussion of the right-wing infiltration at the Journal-Sentinel from Bruce Murphy -

These are quieter days for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, the conservative or “free market” think tank, as the group prefers to call itself. Call the institute and you get a phone message rather than a live human. And then there is its one-time — and controversial — pollster Ken Goldstein, who left this state to run a political consulting company based in Washington, D.C., not long after being blasted by liberals for his work with the think tank.

The liberal media strike again

Despite the repeated claims of liberal media bias from the right, it never seems to be that way in practice.  Journal Communications is building another platform for Charlie Sykes to promote himself, his right-wing buddies, and conservative politics.  In many ways this is more blatant than Fox News in that the media juggernaut will apparently be promoted by the newspapers and 48 television and radio stations it owns, and apparently prides itself on not being "fair and balanced". At the moment is still in development, but promises

The playing field remains tilted against conservatives. The left still controls the mainstream media, universities, and have a head start on some of the new media.

RightWisconsin will be a digital community, a rallying point, a one-stop source for conservatives on the front lines here.

RightWisconsin will be more than simply another conservative website; it will have a full-time staff and multiple platforms -- mobile, tablet, internet, social media applications.

Sykes also promises plenty of support from the corporate association -

We can do all of this because we have the resources of a major media company behind us, including the state's biggest radio station and top-rated television station. In other words, we have built-in platforms for promotion as well as the infrastructure to make RightWisconsin multi-media.

We are hoping to partner with conservative groups throughout the state. RightWisconsin will not be in competition with those groups, it will provide another outlet for them. And it will drive the left and their allies nuts.

The company has also registered and - both of which happily redirect you to Charlie's new enterprise.  So I guess the concept here is that the entire world of political discusssion will be Charlie Sykes' opinion as promoted and funded by Journal Communications.  Tell me again how liberals control the media?

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