Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Josh Strupp is a frequent and often insightful contributor to the comments section on the FranklinNOW blogs.
In Fred Keller’s entry entitled, “Is the press killing the American military?” Strupp added this comment:
The traditional media has a heavy liberal bias. This is not a secret. In fact, I think the American people have been beat over the head so many times by these examples of media bias that to think otherwise would be rediculous. Is this ever going to change? No. We should all be satisfied that conservative media outlets like Fox News have come along to counter the traditional liberal media and be done with it.I fail (yet again) to see the connection between the obvious liberal bias in the mainstream media and it's impact on our national security.
I do know this. Our American soldiers are aware of how the mainstream media is covering the Iraq War. The never-ending barrage of one negative account after another weighs heavily on their psyche and morale. These stories give them pause about just how much support they have back home.
Here’s one example I would offer to Josh Strupp.
Fox News has reported the following:
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez made news last weekend after he called U.S. efforts in Iraq catastrophically flawed and said the media's reporting may have contributed to the deaths of soldiers.
In his speech to the Military Reporters and Editors Association in Washington, D.C., Sanchez made many accusations, including blaming reporters for "unscrupulous reporting, solely focused on supporting an agenda and preconceived notions of the U.S. military."
Without naming a specific company, Sanchez said "parent media organizations" have political agendas that direct the news coverage of the war and in some cases put U.S. service members in deadly situations.
Here’s the full story.