Perhaps the liberal media thought if they pulled on his sweater thread, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would unravel … be found naked, lying on the floor.
Displaying a tenacity of inquiry that was conspicuously absent during President Obama‘s two runs for the White House — “57 states,” the racist pastor the media tried to ignore, Benghazi — PolitiFact Wisconsin launched an investigative effort to try to disprove a yarn spun by Walker that he purchased a sweater for $1.
The idea of a likely GOP presidential contender coming across so frugally and down to earth is enough to make the kingmakers in the media shudder.
While speaking to a crowd in Concord, N.H., last month, Walker talked about making a “critical mistake” while shopping at a Kohl’s department store, according to PolitiFact Wisconsin.
“I bought something for the price it was marked at,” he confessed, adding that he has since been “trained well” by his wife, Tonette, about how to shop at the discount outlet.
Walker then pointed to the earth-tone sweater he was wearing, saying: “We paid one dollar for it with our Kohl’s Cash.”
And that was enough for the so-called “fact checking” entity to begin scouring the Kohl’s website, and ultimately driving 13 miles to the nearest Kohl’s department store.
When CBS employee reported Dana Loesch for
fraud she didn’t know who she was messing with!
Never mind more pressing issues like probable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton deleting thousands of emails from her private server, or a Christian pizza maker being targeted for scorn.
PolitiFact Wisconsin offered two reasons to justify their actions:
“First, we heard from readers from around the country who thought it was an unbelievable story — as in, literally impossible to believe. Second, it goes to what has been a major theme of Walker’s visits to some of the early primary states — that he is just an average guy.”
As for their conclusion, the fact that the story is not frontpage news in media outlets across the country tells the tale — PolitiFact Wisconsin was able to locate a similar sweater marked down to $7.
“Now, that’s not $1,” they noted. “But Walker did say he used his ‘Kohl’s Cash’ — a coupon of sorts that is generated based on how much a customer purchased in an earlier visit to the store.”
Can’t blame ’em for trying, though!
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