Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski sent this email after reading Wednesday’s “I’m giving you until 10 a.m….” post about Daily Caller reporter Matthew Boyle’s email to DNC’s spokesman.
From GRAEME ZIELINSKI: This mook did the same thing to me, sending the email when I was on the road in the final push for our recall elections. I didn’t get it til after Mass, but that didn’t stop him from writing this outrageous screed where he published all his “When did you stop beating your wife?” questions.
It’s m.o. for these groups-they’ll call at 10:30 p.m. at night and leave messages, and then write leeringly about how we were “refusing to answer questions,’ or whatever.
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From: Matthew Boyle
Date: Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM
Subject: Your note to Wisconsin Reporter?
To: Graeme Zielinski
Wanted to check in with you on a couple questions about the note you wrote to Wisconsin Reporter’s M.D. Kittle. I’m thinking of writing a piece on it. Here’s what they wrote: http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/wisconsin-democrats-threaten-wisconsin-reporter
First, when you explained how you and your activists contact news outlets and publishers and the Capitol press pool, is this a standard procedure that the Wisconsin Democratic Party uses to discredit people? Have you ever done this before? Have ever threatened to do it before? Do you plan to move forward with it this time?
What specifically do you want the Wisconsin Reporter to do?
Also, what specifically are you referring to about the quote from the day before (in graphs 2 and 3 of your email)? Can you point me in the direction of what you’re alleging Kittle did and provide me with the full context of the quote/conversation on the matter?
You also explain how you believe what the Wisconsin Reporter does is “not balance,” adding that “Merely because you claim balance does not make it so.” Can you point to news outlets you think are balanced (in Wisconsin and nationally)?
My deadline is tomorrow (Sunday) at noon ET. You guys are CT, right? So, that would 11 a.m. CT.
Thanks so much!