CAN'T TRUST SCOTT WALKER: SMEAR AD BASED ON LIE
Criminologist quoted in controversial Walker ad says Scott Walker “misrepresented” him and was “absolutely wrong” to blame Barrett
MILWAUKEE-- Criminologist Sam Walker, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, told a reporter that Scott Walker misled voters and that it was “absolutely wrong” to blame Mayor Tom Barrett for coding problems in crime reports.
The professor was prominently quoted in Scott Walker’s controversial “dead baby” ad that wrongly smears Tom Barrett and has drawn heated criticism. He was interviewed by The Huffington Post, which reported his criticism of the tasteless ad.
“The professor believes the governor has misused his quote, saying the "failure of leadership" he referred to has nothing to do with Barrett,” the criminologist told The Huffington Post. “The governor misrepresented what I said…My comment was about the police department strictly. Mayors…just accept what their police chiefs and police departments give them. ... The governor was absolutely wrong in saying the mayor was directly responsible for this."
Barrett for Wisconsin communications director Phil Walzak said this is even more reason that the tasteless smear-ad should be pulled:
“Scott Walker’s history of problems with the truth obviously continue with this ad. Whether it is unverified job statistics, his involvement in a criminal investigation or hiding the damage he’s done to education and health care – Walker has made a habit of misleading Wisconsin citizens.”