But now the local media has destroyed any sense of credibility they might have even pretended to still have (emphasis mine):
A source familiar with the proposal confirmed some of the broad outlines of the proposal on Medicaid health programs that Walker is expected to make at an event Wednesday afternoon in Madison. The decision will have far-ranging effects on whether and how tens of thousands of Wisconsinites receive health coverage, whether state taxpayers will have to cover tens of millions of dollars of that cost, and how much the state will receive in the coming years out of the billions of dollars in possible federal money to assist the expansion.Schneider, also known as Atomic Pantload, has proven himself to be a less than credible source of information when he got busted fabricating stories regarding a gay Republican activist who supposedly was beaten up. Those claims, like Schneider's "reporting," proved to be cut from whole cloth.
Christian Schneider, who writes The Yankee Review blog as part of the Journal Sentinel opinion page's Purple Wisconsin project, cited anonymous sources Tuesday in first reporting that Walker will propose taking a middle path in dealing with the health programs in his budget bill being introduced on Feb. 20.
Then instead of owning up to his lies, Schneider takes down the post, claiming to be management, and puts up another one that is even more false that the original.
Now the paper is citing Schneider, who cites some "anonymous sources," as basis for the report.
It's bad enough that they killed journalism in this state, but they couldn't let the poor thing rest in peace. Instead, they are now desecrating the grave by pissing all over it.