The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – which seems to have done a fair job of covering the Wisconsin Fleebaggers – has busted an SEIU hack bragging that the Milwaukee media was complicit with the union in trying to smear then-candidate and now-governor Scott Walker.
Using his cell phone, a Walker campaign staffer recorded a 15-minute talk in which Morgan laid out what he said were his union’s plans to tie the problems at the O’Donnell Park garage and the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex to the Republican nominee.
The Walker aide, Michael Brickman, didn’t disclose who he was during the one-on-one chat. He gave a false name and occupation at the end of the conversation… The union staffer bragged about his ability to garner news coverage of his anti-Walker events from local TV stations, which he called “willing partners” in his endeavors. He also disclosed that he secretly runs an anti-Walker blog at www.scottwalkertruthsquad.org, which prominently features Weishan and SEIU’s criticisms of the county exec.
Via Dan Riehl, a partial transcript (full transcript available in PDF form here):
2: I work for a union. I work for the Service Employees Union.
2: SEIU. It’s a big janitors union based in Chicago.
2: Yeah, I do political lobbying, communications work, research and media.
1: Oh, so you’re like big time in this thing.
2: I’m kinda at the center of like a maelstrom right now in terms of kicking Scott Walker’s ass. I’ve been
kicking Scott Walker’s ass for two months now. We’ve been on TV; we’ve done all kinds of stuff.
1: You guys did TV?
2: No, We just get Channel 4 to come down with their news cameras and just a …. do news.
1: They seem like they do a pretty good job covering you guys.
2: Pretty good. You’ve seen that stuff?
1: Well just like the anti-Walker stuff.
2: Yeah, they’ve been really willing partners in it. They come in with the TV cameras and (channels) 58,
12 come, and 6 doesn’t always. But yeah, they’ve been really helpful. They think it’s fun.
1: Do they get the message? Do you think they agree with you?
2: Sometimes. It’s not perfect, but yeah, they get our message across.
This, if it pans out, should be placed alongside “JournoList” as prime evidence in the indictment of the mainstream media on charges of liberal bias from the top down.