Kittle is a 25-year veteran of radio, newspaper and online journalism. In July 2011, Kittle joined Watchdog.org as bureau chief for Wisconsin Reporter. He has spent much of the past three years covering the seismic political changes taking place in the Badger State. Last year, Kittle joined Watchdog’s national reporting team, covering everything from energy policy to governmental assaults on civil rights. Beyond being published in Wisconsin’s daily newspapers and in multimedia news outlets, Kittle’s work has appeared on Fox News, and in Human Events, Reason Magazine, Newsmax and Town Hall. His special investigation into a politically charged John Doe probe, “Wisconsin’s Secret War,” was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze. Kittle has made several appearances on Fox News, including “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. He serves as weekly politics commentator for Lake 96.1 FM in Lake Geneva, and WRJN-AM 1400 in Racine. His resume includes multiple awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, Wisconsin Broadcast Association and other journalism associations. Contact Kittle at mkittle@watchdog.org.

Conservatives appeal to common sense in John Doe appeals case

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. –Of all of the abuses prosecutors of a politically charged John Doe investigation are alleged to have committed, the failure to apply common sense to their serpentine, one-sided probe may rank among the more egregious, according to the conservatives they’ve targeted.

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Shane Falk leaves Wisconsin’s GAB

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s elections and campaign finance law overseer has lost a key employee, and arguably one of its busiest during the past few years of Wisconsin’s high-stakes, partisan politics.

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‘Retaliation’: Docs show state prosecutors launched mini-NSA probe of WI conservatives

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 109 of 113 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Conservative targets of a Democrat-launched John Doe investigation have described the secret probe as a witch hunt.
That might not be a big enough descriptor, based on records released Friday by a federal appeals court as part of a [...]

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Overheated media erroneously bring back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ theme

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In one fell swoop, a federal appeals court allegedly did to conservatives what they assert prosecutors in a politically charged investigation have done: Damaged their constitutional rights.

Sources tell Wisconsin Reporter that the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon erroneously released what was supposed to be a sealed document in the federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County prosecutors.

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Taxpayers on the hook up to $25,000 for GAB’s legal maneuvers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Wisconsin taxpayers will pay for the Government Accountability Board’s failed attempt to intervene in a civil rights lawsuit that directly involves two of the agency’s actors – a lawsuit in which GAB could find itself a defendant.

The bill could max out at $25,000 to defend an agency that critics claim was intricately involved in an illegal investigation into conservative organizations, but the price tag could be more.

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Appeals court orders release of some John Doe documents

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A ruling by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals maintaining some documents under seal and opening up others for public consumption is a “vindication” of conservatives’ charges of prosecutorial abuse in Wisconsin’s politically charged John Doe investigation, according to an attorney for targets of the probe.

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