Contrary to the hit-and-run coverage of national news networks, Wisconsin’s historic recall election did not begin when the polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and end at around 8:40 p.m. with a stunningly fast and decisive victory by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Viewers from California to Connecticut can be forgiven for thinking that the recall campaign just kind of popped up and then went away in a day. That’s certainly how much of national media — particularly television — covered it.
Not long after the major networks began calling the race, many switched to alternate programming. They packed up their big news trucks and their cameras, blinding lights and boom mics and got out of dodge.
Those in the media who have covered this slog for more than 15 months know differently.
From allegations of choking and slapping among Wisconsin’s Supreme Court to pajama recall campaigns, it’s been one wild and unforgettable time in Wisconsin politics.
Read more By M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Reporter
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