In a post where she is apparently implying that the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal is liberal, she complains that they have buried a line deep within an article that reads:
Gov. Jim Doyle returned part of his salary in his first four years in office, but this year started accepting the full $137,092, said Doyle spokesman Matt Canter.
In this case deep to her is about halfway.
But the title of her post is "What would the media do if Scott Walker did this?" Her answer is:
Answer: There would be big stories about it.
Oh, really now. Let's take a look, shall we? We'll start with this article. Notice the third from last paragraph:
Walker said the proposed increase for the county executive's office was in recognition there could be a different county executive after next spring's election. Walker wanted to restore full funding for a vacant position, as well as add $60,000 - the sum he annually returns to the county from his $130,000 pay - in case he doesn't win re-election, he said.
And there is this article, which is even more telling. The part that is of interest is about halfway down again, just as in the article on Doyle:
Walker also said if he decides to run for another term next year, he'll reconsider whether he wants to continue to return part of his salary. He has given back $60,000 a year since his election in 2002.
"In the future, I definitely would have to look at it," Walker said. "Six years - that's a lot of money to give back. That's not chicken feed anymore."
Today' lesson is that McBride really does teach journalism--yellow journalism.