Media Trackers Ohio

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Liberty minded Ohioans have a new website (in addition to this one, of course!) to keep an eye on politicians and issues around the state.  Media Trackers Ohio examines stories published in the mainstream media, explores claims made by some of the more partisan Ohio political groups, and provides the facts on the issues, people and elections that matter in the state.  Media Trackers Ohio is dedicated to media accountability, government transparency, and quality fact-based journalism.

“Government transparency”? “Fact-based journalism”?  You mean there are still journalists that care about those pesky things?  Well, thankfully for the internet and citizen bloggers, we have a place to get the facts.  Sounds pretty good to us.  Ohio Liberty Coalition welcomes this group of bloggers and journalists in the fight to preserve liberty.  We recommend that you ‘Like’ Media Trackers Ohio on facebook page and follow them on Twitter so that you can keep up-to-date on breaking stories around Ohio.

Jason Hart, One of the blogger-journalists writing for the site, had this to say about the work he’ll be doing on Media Trackers Ohio:

I’m excited to be managing the Ohio office of Media Trackers, given the success of Brian Sikma’s Media Trackers team in Wisconsin.  I volunteered a huge portion of my free time last year to researching and writing about Senate Bill 5, and anyone who has devoted energy to a Tea Party group knows how draining that sort of work can be — especially when you watch the unions dump tens of millions of dollars into killing what your research proves to be obvious reforms.  Needless to say, I’m happy that my day job is now to report on Ohio news of importance to conservatives, and I’m very optimistic about the impact we can have at Media Trackers Ohio.

The Media Trackers brand is about fact-based, non-partisan coverage of media and politics in the state.  We’ll be addressing inaccuracy in Ohio’s traditional media and holding politicians of all stripes accountable.  Given my own experiences I think our most important function be offering perspective & research that’s simply not being provided by other outlets. There are no shortage of groups operating in Ohio whose ridiculous assertions and seedy connections are rarely brought to account; we’ll be working to change that.  If you visit our site at http://ohio.mediatrackers.org, you’ll even see a place to submit news tips for us to follow up on.  I hope you’ll take advantage of that when there’s something you feel deserves more coverage or analysis!

Here are a few of our first posts that may be good to call out or quote: