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Mark Gisleson

St Paul, MN
Commenter for
6 years 41 weeks

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was to do away with "he said/she said" journalism, but that's an accurate description of your debate coverage. No context, no statistics, just empty accusations with quotes from disgraced Republican operatives and hard right extremists who "assume" every reporter at a Republican-owned newspaper is a Democrat.

Lazy reporting, and that's how Republican extremists win elections: by having their baseless charges shared widely by a complicit news media establishment, of which Minnpost is...

Posted on 09/30/14 at 03:59 pm in response to Minnesota high schools taking football concussions seriously

are not shy. About a week ago I accidentally followed a link to Newsbusters and stated Walker's record in a comment. Forty comments later I had been told I was an idiot, a fool, a tool, etc.

No ideology in my comment, just straight facts about Wisconsin's sad economic plight which I've been observing for the last year from the heart of Paul Ryan's district.

Not one commenter engaged me on the issues other than to introduce some blatant falsehoods into the discussion.

I...

Posted on 10/02/14 at 07:59 am in response to Minnesota high schools taking football concussions seriously

runs the stories you never see in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"Between March 2013 and March 2014, Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the nation and 8th out of 10 in the Midwest for job growth, according to the new quarterly numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that time span, the state added 28,712 private sector jobs and had an overall growth of 1.26 percent, compared with a 2.08 percent increase in national job growth."

And that's pretty misleading because the jobs...

Posted on 09/16/14 at 02:58 pm in response to Dayton: Adrian Peterson's actions are 'a public embarrassment'

all they have to do is limit the choice to Clinton or Klobuchar.

You know, Bernie Sanders isn't really that old....

Posted on 08/28/14 at 12:07 pm in response to Some assembly required for the new-look Timberwolves

I wish you were more of a homer, altho for you I guess this was pretty homerish.

Great assessment as always, just wish there was more to be optimistic about.

Posted on 08/26/14 at 10:30 am in response to Minnesota farmland prices starting to decline

to rehabilitate one who has fallen from political grace. The more Brodkorb rats out his former peers, the more ink he gets and the faster he regains his pundit's chair on all the talk shows.

I thought MinnPost was — at least in part — a cure for the punditocracy that has destroyed the credibility of the mainstream news corps.

Posted on 08/21/14 at 03:18 pm in response to Value of Vikings up $319 million since signing stadium deal

But I was living near University Avenue in St. Paul throughout the construction of the Green Line. Long enough to have two flat tires from construction debris, long enough to see that Ted Mondale was too busy with outside projects to actually do anything remotely resembling oversight of the construction process.

I witnessed construction crews hold up lunch hour traffic for three consecutive light cycles while trucks moved around. I saw frontage signs blocking access to access roads (I...

Posted on 07/02/14 at 08:56 am in response to Twin Cities have 'best' unemployment rate of any U.S. metro area

as gamed as the unemployment rate. How many Twin Citians who don't have a full-time job but want one weren't counted? And how many of the new jobs involve flipping burgers, running a cash register or working on someone's lawn?

The economy's only fixed for some. Both parties take turns lying about how well we're doing because Wall Street pays them not to care.

Yes, Minnesota's doing better than most places, but that should never be reported on without an all-caps headline...

Posted on 06/20/14 at 01:19 pm in response to Rivers still rising, Feds asked for cash

Tallies up which local TV stations ran the most John Doe coverage. I left a comment asking them to add up which local stations ran the most ads for the rightwing front groups. Amazingly, they haven't deleted that comment yet.

I'm not ready to forgive the Strib for their shamelessly promoting new professional sports arenas and stadiums, but compared to the Journal-Sentinel, the Strib is strictly from Pulitzerville.

Posted on 05/27/14 at 12:44 pm in response to Joerger? Good riddance. Which coach should the Timberwolves target now?

I lost my mother just a year ago to ovarian cancer, and there isn't a deadline I wouldn't have missed to have spent more time with her.

You were missed, but family is more important.