Archive for the 'Watchdogging Talk Radio' Category

18
March
2011

Sykes Kicks off Smear Campaign Against Abele

Well at least he’s consistent. Anytime a democrat is beating a republican in the polls prior to an election, WTMJ radio talk show host Charlie Sykes starts his aggressive smear campaign. This time his intended victim is Chris Abele, the Milwaukee philanthropist who is running for Milwaukee County Executive against Jeff Stone. Sykes is a […]

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11
February
2011

Journal-Sentinel uses Double Standards for Exec Candidates

Today, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published their Politifact column and gave candidate Jeff Stone a “true” on a softball question. They may as well have done an analysis of whether Stone likes puppies. Stone said, “I’m the only candidate for Milwaukee County executive that has voted against increasing government pensions.” But is this really true? The […]

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9
February
2011

Journal Communications Takes Another Cheap Shot at Ament

It is times like this that it is helpful to remember that one entity, Journal Communications, dominates our local news. They own the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, WTMJ AM620 radio and the WTMJ television station. Every once in a while they go on a feeding frenzy, discrediting people who have done no crime and who have made […]

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27
July
2010

Upset with MMSD? What’s your Solution?

Bellyaching. Whining. Constant political attacks. Really now, wouldn’t you think that everyone would have something better to do than complain about MMSD? I mean, I get it — there is sewage dumping that happens a few times a year in order to reduce the possibility of sewage backups into peoples basements. That dumping goes into […]

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4
February
2010

Limbaugh Compares Feingold to Bin Laden

Russ Feingold is used to being called a maverick, but nothing can be more outrageous than syndicated Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s comparison of him to the terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Limbaugh said that Bin Laden’s recent comments “sounds like this could easily be [said by] Russ Feingold, the Senator from Wisconsin.” Limbaugh clearly […]

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8
September
2009

The Rejectionist Right and “The Speech”

Those of you who, like me, were saddened by the ludicrous conservative response to President Obama‘s anodyne “stay-in-school-and-study-hard” speech need to read this article from the St. Petersburg Times compiling some teenagers’ reactions to the speech: they’re quite heartening, and some are very funny. Those Elmbrook School District kids missed out. Comparisons have been made […]

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