Documents show more “targeting” of TEA Party by Feds

Ohio_National_Guard_LogoPRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2014 CONTACT: Tom Zawistowski MEDIA NOTES: PDF Copy of Letter and ONG Documents Attached Akron, OH: We the People Convention President, Tom Zawistowski, sent a letter today to Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan demanding an immediate investigation into what he called “an even more onerous type of targeting” of TEA Party Groups by the Federal Governement. The letter was sent after a story appeared today on the Ohio […]

Jim DeMint: Medicaid expansion “fool’s gold”

Jim DeMintOhio Media Trackers’ Jason Hart recently interviewed former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint about John Kasich’s push for Medicaid/Obamacare expansion in Ohio.  Senator DeMint, now president of the Heritage Foundation called Medicaid expansion funding “fool’s gold” saying, “I hope the people of Ohio will not take what I call fool’s gold; it looks good, it’d make the budget look good the next three to four years – that’s if the federal government comes through with […]

The Columbus Dispatch’s Lopsided Reporting on Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Media Trackers is reporting on a recent analysis of the coverage of Medicaid expansion by one of Ohio’s largest newspapers. The report covering the period from February 4 through June 18, demonstrates that The Columbus Dispatch was decidedly lopsided in reporting stories that were favorable to Medicaid expansion. From the analysis: The Columbus Dispatch’s editors endorsed Medicaid expansion in January 2013 and published eight staff editorials in favor of expansion. “In 60 news stories, Dispatch reporters quoted a total of 114 Medicaid expansion supporters and only 40 critics.” “Governor Kasich’s false claims about Medicaid expansion were repeated in 8 news stories.” “In 6 different news stories, The Dispatch suggested foes of Medicaid expansion are motivated by heartless ideology.” “14 op-eds supported PPACA Medicaid expansion versus just 1 column from an opponent.” Outside letters to the editor, “…no commentator featured in The Dispatch after February 22 advised against expanding Medicaid.” Read the full story from Ohio Media Trackers at this link.