Friday, January 7, 2011

McIlheran Deals From The Bottom

Patrick McIlheran has a snide little post up, in which he cites the psuedo-news organization McIver Institute* who found that former Governor Doyle had slotted a handful of people into state jobs before leaving.

Even though every politician leaving office at any level has done this, apparently now it is a bad thing.

I guess that is because Scott Walker needed those spots for his cronies. So far, we know he's only found a spot for his former Director of Administrative (Lying) Services, Cindy Archer, as reported by his own newspaper.**

But that isn't even the most egregious part of his post.

McIlheran then has to go on lying about Russ Feingold, labeling him as being for infanticide. Gutter press, indeed.***

*Just how does that propagandist group keep their 501(c)(3) status?

** A quasi-news organization

***Factoid: McIlheran only buys Bibles with that pesky commandment about not bearing false witness redacted.


  1. I don't think that saying that Feingold is for infanticide is really a "lie" in the usual sense.

    McIlheran's definition of "infanticide" is "any abortion that is not necessary to save the life of the mother." By that definition, Feingold certainly does support legal infanticide.

    Of course, you can say that his definition of infanticide is not valid, but that's different than saying he's lying about Feingold.

  2. Actually, no you can't. If he was FOR infanticide, he'd want all pregnant women to have abortions. I don't think Feingold wants anyone to have an abortion, per se, but wants that to be their choice, if they so desire.