To the editor: This is a response to a great letter to the editor by John David Ragan, “Anti-Union Column” (News-Miner, Sept. 4). John got it right: This was a hit piece of the first order. While Ms. Jackson-Hall’s column was not plagiarized, it drew heavily in the way it was structured and in its talking points that were from an extreme right-wing Wisconsin Think Tank, the Maclver Institute, which proclaims itself “The Free Market Voice for Wisconsin.” See for yourself here: http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/02/act-10-at-8-its-still-working/ .
Ms. Jackson-Hall, being a lawyer, has the capability to write to the level of literacy shown in her piece. I would also expect she has read about the other side of the story, which shows, using data and facts, the harm caused to Wisconsin by its union bashing. Yet, none of this made its way into her article. Thus, a hit piece, pure and simple.