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.
The reason is very simple.
It’s not because I don’t like him.
It’s not because I disagree with him.
It’s because he allowed one of his “admirers” to not once, but twice, call me a "liar” on his blog. Knowing the accusation was false, having been disproved by his own colleague on the Franklin Environmental Commission, Kristin Wilhelm, Kowalski left the comment up for several weeks.
Twisting in the wind, his lame excuse was that he was told not to take it off by the management of this website. The management told him not to edit just a portion of the comment, that he could take the entire comment off or leave it up. Kowalski chose and it was the wrong choice.
To this day, I believe Kowalski still doesn’t understand the seriousness of his lack of action.
Then this morning, another “fan” of Kowalski’s commented that my journalistic career was filled with, “hate, racism, and rudeness.”
First of all, I don’t hate anybody. And I don’t take kindly to being called a racist during a blog discussion that had nothing to do with race.
After hearing from several individuals, Kowalski removed the racism comment, but again, I question how long he would have left it up if he hadn’t heard from those, “individuals.” Anyone with common sense would have removed the comment immediately and not waited to be persuaded to do so.
This is the kind of blog Greg Kowalski operates and the type of people who support him.
Last night, he resorted to another in his bag of dirty tricks.
Having been out-scooped for weeks by me, Janet Evans, and Bryan Maersch, he felt the need to garner attention.
Open the Kowalski playbook to the following cheap tactic:
DISTORT SOME COMMENTS ON PREVIOUS BLOGS
ACCUSE OTHER BLOGGERS OF SOMETHING BAD THAT IS UNTRUE (Other bloggers don’t want to receive comments)
WHEN OTHER BLOGGERS TRY TO REBUT AND DEFEND THEMSELVES, SCREAM BLOODY MURDER THAT THEY’RE PICKING ON ME
WAIT FOR MY “FANS” TO COME TO MY RESCUE AND BUILD ME UP MAKING ME FEEL REALLY GOOD
The commenting rules mean nothing to him so let me say that whenever some desperate, dirty, cheap tactic is used like the one last night by Greg Kowalski, I am going to respond.
As for the individual who essentially called me a racist on Kowalski’s blog, Sayonara, nice knowin’ ya. You are also banned from commenting on my blog. Take your junk over to TODAY’S CONCERNS where despicable comments are more than welcome.