All the news that fits our point of view
All in a day's work for Journal Sentinel editors:
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2006, 1:05 p.m. , JS Online:
Justice Department: Green transfer illegal
Friday morning paper:
Green heads to court over sanction
The news, of course, is not that Green is going to court. That was reported last week.
The news is not that a Doyle lawyer lobbied some members of the Elections Board, although Steve Walters managed to start today's story with that. It was reported yesterday.
The new development was that the state Dept. of Justice argued that all of the $1.3-million Green transferred from his federal account was illegal, except for $43,000 he could transfer from one committee to another. Previously, only $467,000 in political action committee money had been questioned.
The online story made that point. But by morning all was back on track in the JS newsroom, where everything Jim Doyle does is wrong and everything Mark Green does is just peachy.
UPDATE: Jay Bullock on the JS' campaign narrative.
UPDATE 2: Gretchen Schuldt, a former JS reporter, notes a little inconsistency.