An email trove built by now-convicted felon Kelly Rindfleisch while working for then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will be released to the media Wednesday following her unsuccessful effort to keep it secret.
This will give Wisconsin reporters - - and perhaps some national political reporters - - a chance to be as enterprising as New York and New Jersey journalists who chased the Christie Bridgegate story energetically and used emails to fuel a dozen still-unfolding spinoffs.
And in that light, please read former Journal Sentinel editor and critic Dom Noth's very timely blog posting:
The contrast and similarities East and Midwest raise questions not just about these governors’ pursuit of the GOP presidential nomination but about integrity in mass media. Will East Coast aggressive journalism infect Wisconsin -- or will Wisconsin journalism continue to settle for nibbling delicately around the edges?