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.
Franklin has now lost the services of two talented bloggers, Maersch and Fred Keller, in part because the management of this site has failed to step in and clean up the nonsense that has been perpetrated by blogger Greg Kowalski.
His rotten stunts are well-documented.
He has allowed people who comment to engage in lies and slander, and then he plays the stupid card, claiming he thought the management wanted him to keep offensive comments posted.
Unable to come up with an original thought since his precious Target issue was resolved, he lays in the weeds for other bloggers to do the heavy lifting before finally chiming in on the issue.
When his blog becomes stale and irrelevant, he sadly and despicably tries to rejuvenate it by going after one of the bloggers, knowing a handful of clones will come to his aid and fight his battle for him.
One of them is former Brookfield blogger Cindy Kilkenny, who hypocritically says she quit blogging because of the nastiness that has emerged, but is now engaging in the same behavior.
The super naïve and unprofessional Greg Kowalski will stop at nothing to make himself look good. He even printed a private e-mail from Bryan Maersch on his blog.
Apparently, that kind of practice is ok with Greg, so, since turnabout is fair play, I want to show you an e-mail that this nice, young boy who a few of you just adore sent to me last year. Greg did not clearly specify that I was not to print it, so here goes:
From: Greg Kowalski [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 4:03 PM
To: Kevin Fischer
Subject: Tisk tisk
I'm extremely disappointed in you! Are you trying to rile me up? Or are you just whining and throwing a fit? Also, who said I'm a liberal....isn't there a term called being a moderate anymore?
Yes, I did respond to your dear new best bud Fred in an e-mail. As I said in my last entry, I don't plan on posting anything until Monday morning the earliest.
So, why don't you just go back to ranting about how terrible our school district is. Or maybe about how Franklin residents should flee the city ASAP because of super ultra high taxes! Perhaps you should just truly go back to bragging about your fellow relative, or begin recalling the long ago past when you ate bakery at the local baker's shop.
You had your moment of blabbing on and on about the school referendum and how that was so bad. Now it's my turn in saying Franklin needs and deserves better architecture and design than what it's getting at this particular development, and how it would be bad to see such a great community fall into the mediocre spectrum simply because they're not informed.
Lastly, I'm sorry to hear you disagree with me so much. It's a true shame! Especially when you're the one that wants high quality dining options in our city.
There’s your wonderful, sweet, kind, gentle Kowalski.
Meanwhile, you, the readers of this blog, some of whom hate me and Bryan and Janet, are the real losers. You may be smiling, joking, laughing about Bryan’s departure. You really shouldn’t because Bryan was a major contributor to efforts to improve Franklin. He’s passionate about this city.
The more voices the better on this website. We just lost a great one. And it was mainly because Bryan got fed up with Greg Kowalski who has been enabled to play his slimy games by the management of this website.
Greg Kowalski is an embarrassment to himself, this website, and this city.
I think most people, except for a few misguided folks clearly understand that.
By the way, on this entry, I’m going to scrutinize comments very carefully. Any off-topic comments will be removed immediately. I am not going to allow this to turn into a “You’re picking on Greg, you big, bad boy” fest.