afterward penned a misleading, one-sided portrayal of the events that followed, and actually stolethat material was intended for volunteers and not for the press. They misled volunteers abouttheir identity and only confessed after they were confronted. We have never seen any efforts likethis visited upon Republicans, for whom they routinely lift headlines directly, including Gov.Walker's press releases. This is not news.Their stories about the recall have been hysterical and used frequently by Scott Walker and hisallies as supposed proof of problems with the effort. Last week, they suggested a"gap"in recallfigures when a cursory review found that they had not counted several pages of petitions. Thistotally erroneous report was picked up by several news organizations and trumpeted in right-wing radio, a repeated pattern that shows their true intent.They have attempted to obtain media credentials and used them as a straight-news reporter by aright-wing blogger named Kevin Binversie, who actually is a Republican activist who blogsfrequently in opposition to Democrats and for the Scott Walker administration. He recentlywrote that Democrats "would shoot their children in the head" to become governor. This is totally out-of-bounds.Our volunteers and our candidates have found plenty of disturbing evidence of partisan bias intheir product, their methods and their content. After having communicated our repeatedconcerns directly to the Wisconsin Reporter, we have been ignored and excoriated. So we feel itnecessary to instead communicate directly with reputable news outlets that, at times, use their content.If you look here, you will see the questions raised by Dave Zweifel, editor emeritus of TheCapital Times, about the underlying agenda of the Wisconsin Reporter, a project of the right-wing Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. That center, which receives significantfunding from the Bradley Foundation, chaired by Walker campaign chairman Michael Grebe,has been linked with "Tea Party" groups supportive of Scott Walker.Disturbingly, the Wisconsin Reporter has confirmed that it subjects reporters it hires to anideological litmus test that violates the norms and traditions of journalism.I am sure you and your readers expect all your news content not on the editorial page to be balanced with a critique of all sides and parties. I know you work hard to maintain thatapproach.We are advising our members about the Wisconsin Reporter and similar groups, such as "MediaTrackers" and the "MacIver Institute," all funded by organizations that directly support ScottWalker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.