Walker administration press secretary attempts to persuade news station to remove unfavorable Walker story

On Monday WJFW Newswatch 12 out of Rhinelander asked Gov. Scott Walker if he was backtracking on his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs, and on Wednesday the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Gov. Walker told reporters, “That promise, that pledge made in the campaign was…the reason we focused on it is because we saw the state losing 133,000 jobs before that. And so we wanted a big, bold aggressive goal. Whether we are at 249,000 or 255,000 or whatever the magic number is for us we wanted to go from losing jobs to gaining jobs.”

In response to all the attention Gov. Walker’s attempts to backtrack (break) his 2010 campaign promise received, Walker administration flak Tom Evenson reached out to WJFW and asked if they could be “persuaded” to take their earlier story off their website (emphasis added).

All this attention seemed to concern the Walker administration.

Walker’s press secretary, Tom Evenson, called Newswatch 12 on Tuesday, and asked if we could be persuaded to take Monday’s story off our website.

As noted by James Rowen of The Political Environment, this week’s attempt by the Walker administration to get an unfavorable story about Walker removed from a news website is part of a 25-year history of Walker attempting to “eliminate” bad news about himself.

The column… expressed disappointment in Walker’s campaign workers reportedly throwing away issues of the Tribune after the endorsement was initially made.

It’s pathetic that after 25 years Scott Walker is still as thin-skinned and immature as he was as a college student.


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1 thought on “Walker administration press secretary attempts to persuade news station to remove unfavorable Walker story

  1. The Walker Administration doesn’t seem to “Unintimidated”, now do they? Wonder if the Milwaukee media can take the lead from the folks in Rhinelander (or is the money too big in Milwaukee to dare to tell the truth?)

    The Walker boys are flailing, bad. Because their policies and cronyism have failed, bad. Now it’s time for the DPW not to let up on these guys, and expose them as the weak frauds they are.

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