Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How the WI rightwing echo chamber works, 'B'Gosh

So it was about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday when a caller to AM 620 WTMJ righty radio talker Charlie Sykes asked during an open-question segment why Oshkosh Truck Corp. was opening a $100 million plant in Mexico, and what did Gov. Walker think about that?

The plant will employ 1,000 people, at the same time the company is reducing its Wisconsin workforce.

Sykes confirmed that the Mexico investment was coming because the company had divined its new plant could make more money in Mexico than in the US, said he didn't know what Walker thought about it, and pivoted to a non-sequiter - - an attack on Pres. Obama for proposing new air pollution rules that Sykes, citing business sources, claimed would be huge job-killers.

Thereby taking the company, Walker, his failed, 250,000 news jobs-creation pledge and purported focus on opening the state for business off the hook.

That's how the right's PR machine operates in Wisconsin.

1 comment:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Ummm, yes we want to live and work in conditions similar to 3rd-World Mexico, Chuckles. Oh wait, the dumb Sykes listeners think bad air and spoiled drinking water and poverty wages won't affect them.

It's well past time to break the WMC/ WTMJ bubble of economic idiocy in this state.