In a January 5, 2021, an editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called Senator Ron Johnson "unfit to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate" because of his "dangerous shilling for Donald Trump. That was the day before the insurrection at the Capitol. Two days later, on January 7, the Editorial Board wrote that Johnson, together with Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Tiffany, deserves "to be expelled when the new Congress is fully seated, just as 10 senators were expelled in 1861 for refusing to accept the will of the voters who elected Abraham Lincoln as our nation's first Republican president."

And then the Journal Sentinel allowed Senator Ron Johnson to reply. The new piece, published on January 19, is titled "Opinion: Senator Ron Johnson calls editorial about him 'unhinged and uninformed.' The Editorial Board responds." It gives Senator Johnson his say, objecting to the editorial calling on him to resign. But here's the kicker: the Editorial Board annotates Johnson's entire 1000-word piece. And the annotations show Johnson to be a liar. Have fun reading all three pieces.

Nancy Kaplan


Retired Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, news junky, progressive