According to the Janesville Gazette, Scott Feldt, a Janesville resident, won a local GOP-conducted candidates poll for Wisconsin state treasurer.
JANESVILLE — Scott Feldt, Janesville resident and candidate for state treasurer, won nearly two-thirds of a 3rd Congressional District GOP straw poll vote last weekend, according to a written statement.
“It's great to have the support of so many of the people in western Wisconsin,” Feldt said in the statement. “People all across Wisconsin want an elected, accountable state treasurer as their chief financial watchdog.”
Left out of the Gazette story is any mention that Feldt is a member of the controversial United Sportsmen group. United Sportsmen you may recall, was the "hunting group" with direct ties to GOP politicians that tried to finagle a $500,000 grant out from under taxpayers noses. The grant was approved by Scott Walker but eventually canceled after improprieties were exposed in their application.
I bring this up not because Feldt is a republican, but simply because had Feldt been a Democrat and a member or former member of the local UAW or teachers union, the Gazette would have been sure to mention that affiliation.
So, in the interest of balance and fair play, why did the Gazette leave out this affiliation with Feldt and will they continue to do so in subsequent stories?
As George Carlin once said mockingly describing protected members of the establishment, "it's one big club, and you ain't in it."
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