Tennessee Watchdog attracts national attention

August 1, 2012 1:08PM

On Monday, Tennessee Watchdog editor and Beacon director of government accountability Chris Butler published an explosive story about how welfare recipients in Memphis were using taxpayer money at liquor stores, nightclubs, and even Graceland. Action News 5 in Memphis first reported on the story. Since the story’s release, the Washington Examiner (, FOX 17 in Nashville (, and radio stations in Colorado, Arizona, Kentucky, Ohio and elsewhere around the nation have reported the results of our investigation into the welfare abuse.