Well, maybe quit or be fired is too harsh, but for God's sake, make the assignments, keep at it, and let the subjects comment, or decline.
Let them fail to return messages.
Put it all on the record, the front pages, the radio and TV news, and every news digest, aggregator site and podcast in the state.
Insincere, sloppy sloganeering like this from elected officials who were definitely not 'up to the task'foolishly forfeited their obligations to Wisconsin people who had sacrificed for weeks before the officials threw away the public's achievements:
Vos and Fitzgerald say Wisconsin is 'up to the task' after stay-at-home order blockedWe are told that elections have consequences, and Fitzgerald, Vos and Roggensack are indeed elected officials on the public payroll.
The consequences of their actions are corrosive; the data doesn't lie and the trends are unmistakably serious, with school years about to begin.
These elected officials owe us some accountability, and providing that is the Wisconsin media obligation.
Wednesday a.m. update:
Here's a fresh measure of how exposed to COVID-19 the Vos/ Fitzgerald/Roggensack recklessly-driven clown car has left people in our state. Wisconsin has about 5.8 million people, New York State about 20 million. New York State on Monday reported 723 new COVID-19 cases, while Wisconsin tallied 868 or 20% more. Which trend line looks like it's the product of strong leadership and which looks like leaders abandoned their posts?
The First Amendment gives media that power, so get crackin'.
|Right-wing WI Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wrote the 4-3 majority opinion sought by GOP legislative leaders Fitzgerald and Vos that shelved the state's Safer-at-Home order and continued to weaken Gov. Evers' executive powers.