Manure driving Wisconsin push to prosecute journalists

MADISON, Wis. — Behind all the anger and indignation over a southwestern Wisconsin board`s attempts to control reports on a well water study is a simple story about manure.

Lafayette County officials tried to stifle discussion about upcoming results from the study, which has already determined a handful of area wells are contaminated with fecal matter. They came up with a resolution that called for prosecuting journalists who report on study results without publishing information from the county verbatim.

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Ken Notes: This is the least informed piece of legislation I have ever heard of. The source of the actual pollution must be discussed and the press will ensure this. Trying to control the message is wrong asking to offer follow up is what should be done...



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