AFSCME Uses Forced Dues to Promote Obama, Pummel Romney
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8, one of Ohio’s largest public employee unions, has mimicked D.C. union bosses by releasing a steady barrage of pro-Obama, anti-Romney communications through its website. As reported by Media Trackers in July, AFSCME Council 8 pushes liberal politics on its members using money taken from their paychecks.
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Ohio Senate Race Skewed by “Pants on Fire” Media Narrative
In the U.S. Senate race between Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel, a PolitiFact Ohio narrative – that Mandel is a ridiculous liar – has taken center stage, aided by reporters who treat PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source and ignore proof of the publication’s liberal bias.
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Newspapers Enable PolitiFact Ohio’s Liberal Bias
PolitiFact Ohio – the “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer – faces proof of staffers’ liberal bias after two years of being cited as an authority by all six of Ohio’s major newspapers. Although a recent Media Trackers report debunked the outlet’s claim to objectivity, most of the state’s biggest dailies continue to treat PolitiFact Ohio as an objective source. On August 16, Media Trackers | Read More »
Thirteen Sherrod Brown Falsehoods Ignored by PolitiFact Ohio
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has a friend in PolitiFact Ohio, the leftist “fact checking” wing of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It’s no wonder: Sherrod has been a fixture of deep-blue Cleveland politics for decades, and his wife was a Plain Dealer columnist until she resigned after being caught on tape filming Senate challenger Josh Mandel at a Tea Party event last year. Consider the lone | Read More »
PolitiFact Ohio Plays Defense for Leftist Senator Sherrod Brown
Cross-posted from Breitbart.com. The journalistic malpractice outfit calling itself PolitiFact Ohio has ruled as “Pants on Fire” 6 of 22 recent statements by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, supporting a “rocky start” narrative at legacy media outlets covering the campaign. Cherry-picking and distortions from PolitiFact Ohio act as another hurdle for Mandel in his race against incumbent Sherrod Brown – whose record is in many respects worse | Read More »
Sherrod Brown’s Big Idea: USPS as Bankrupt Coffee Shop
Cross-posted from Breitbart.com. This spring The Columbus Dispatch reported on a story playing out across the country, as the U.S. Postal Service began announcing plans for long-overdue closures and consolidation. USPS lost $3.3 billion in the last quarter of 2011 alone, but to this day Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and other leftists in Congress continue to demagogue reform. In December 2011 USPS agreed to delay restructuring until | Read More »
Sherrod Brown Shares Ted Kennedy’s Faith in Socialized Medicine
Cross-posted from Breitbart.com Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has a leg up on the layman in matters of faith: Sherrod labored alongside Ted Kennedy for a government big enough to drown us all in its generosity. Sherrod is so charitable with your money, he fought for a “public option” in Obamacare! At a September 2009 Organizing for America rally in Columbus, Ohio, Sherrod promised to pass | Read More »
Sherrod Brown’s Obamacare Problem
Cross-posted from Breitbart.com. Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown has a problem: he was the deciding Senate vote for Obamacare, and Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment to block Obamacare last November. But that’s only the beginning, considering the multitude of speeches and MSNBC appearances where Sherrod championed one of the few ideas that would’ve made Obamacare even worse. As icing on a bitter Progressive cake, read this interview | Read More »
Sherrod Brown’s Big Labor Fable
Like any politician, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has a few go-to parables he’s been repeating for years. The moral of Sherrod’s favorite story? Big Labor and Progressive activists are responsible for everything good about America, and conservatives want to drag us back to the days of horrifying individualism. From his 2006 Senate campaign to his many tirades against public union reform & Planned Parenthood cuts | Read More »
Worried About Debt? Play Soak The Rich!
SoakTheRich.us started as a series of pie charts and turned into something much bigger. Here’s why! Promising the moon and hoping no one will ask, “hey, what’s a moon cost these days, anyway?” turns out to be the one business model Progressives endorse. If you’re an Obama bundler, a union boss, or Ezra Klein, it’s great news — you can get rich selling snake oil, riding | Read More »