Fitzgerald, State Journal miss the point of democracy
I have several reactions to the article entitled “Senate recall challenge by Compass is giving ‘Fitz’ fits” from the Sunday, May 13 Wisconsin State Journal.
While the authors try to present a balanced article, the fact is, this is an overt puff-piece for the status quo.
Why is a store owner or the operator of a local machine shop a “business owner” but an information worker and professional photographer like Lori Compass a “freelancer?” Running a photography business requires as much entrepreneurial effort as any other small business, and yet the local media and Fitzgerald consistently paints Compass’ business as a diminutive pastime cum amusement.
This is not the only example of the shameful the way the State Journal’s authors pander to Fitzgerald’s anti-woman agenda, taking every effort to point out “Big Ftiz’” continued misbelief that the Compass campaign could be headed by anything other than a female.
Compass herself put out a video response to the commentary, calling Fitzgerald’s comments “bizarre and a little-bit offensive.”
It is disappointing that the State Journal feels needs to dismiss the fact that Lori Compass is an intelligent, powerful and successful woman in order fit Fitzergalrd’s myopic and misogynistic world view.
Another disturbing tidbit revealed and left completely unquestioned by the State Journal is that fact that Fitzgerald seems to believe that the staccato honks of “This is what Democracy Looks Like” are somehow offering support to him.
Democracy looks like anything other than the government that the state of Wisconsin has seen under the terrible rule of Sen Fitzgerald. Would that I felt any compunction to spend my hard earned money on any Paleolithic publication made by staining the corpses of dead trees with toxic inks, you could consider my subscription canceled.
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