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.
Last night, he watched as the Marquette women nearly upset highly-rated Rutgers.
After the game, Wenzel tells me he saw a large crowd gathered around Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, asking for autographs.
You may recall that last year, Stringer helped bring down former national radio talk show host Dom Imus, albeit temporarily.
On the April 4, 2007 edition of MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, host Imus referred to the Rutgers University women's basketball team, which is comprised of eight African-American and two white players, as "nappy-headed hos" immediately after the show's executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, called the team "hard-core hos." Later, former Imus sports announcer Sid Rosenberg, who was filling in for sportscaster Chris Carlin, said: "The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the [National Basketball Association's] Toronto Raptors." There was an explosion of outrage. Imus did apologize, but to no avail. He was given the pink slip.
The wacky radical left broadcasts its loony views on the not-so successful Air America network.
One of their hosts goes by the on-air name of “Lionel.” His real name is Michael Lebron.
Recently, “Lionel” decided to discuss the tragic death the San Francisco Zoo where a tiger mauled a teenager.
Lionel’s take was to root for the animal. He then gleefully cheered for the death of Steve Irwin, the well-known TV "Crocodile Hunter."
Brent Bozell, the Founder and President of the Media Research Center, provides Lionel’s quote:
"Call me wacky, but hurray for the tiger that killed the kid who was taunting him. Now, I know this is not right but let's hear it for the wild. I loathe zoos. I'm still cheering the fact that some stingray whacked that Aussie pain-in-the-ass Steve Irwin."
That’s not wacky, that’s plain nuts.
Bozell operates the largest media watchdog around and it’s his job to keep track of junk like this.
Where’s the outrage, you ask?
“Let's note that there is no definitive media account yet that shows that 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. was taunting the tiger when he was killed. But if he did? He deserved death?
When the quote was circulated on blogs like NewsBusters and the Radio Equalizer, "Lionel" didn't defend his statements. Instead he did what liberals so often do: he protested that he was only joking. He denounced conservative bloggers as the kind who say "I'm either going to expose myself to children at a park, or stay home and blog." Some bloggers "apparently bored, may have commented on a comment that I had regarding Steve Irwin and the barb that shook the world." He claimed they were "obviously sardonic comments." His swaggering tone during that segment did suggest he was going to say something shocking, but his own Air America blog stated unequivocally, without any attempt at humor: "If you shoot a tiger with a sling-shot, you deserve to get mauled. That's just how it works."
Cro-Magnons would agree with this man.
Liberals would have us believe that liberalism is all about seeking the highest peak of happiness and compassion for humanity. But when that humanity clashes with the animal kingdom, left-wing crazies throw compassion out the window, suggesting a different motto: "Screw the Human." Bill Maher also mocked Irwin's death in September 2006 by attending numerous Halloween parties a month later dressed as the Crocodile Hunter, complete with a bloody stingray barb attached to his khaki shirt.
Why aren't the media elites scandalized by hateful statements like these? When liberals get called on the carpet for saying crazy things, they are always only joking. When conservatives are joking, the media see their humor as scandalous, even dangerous. Leftists like Bill Maher can argue on television that the world would be a better place if Vice President Cheney was killed by terrorists and liberal elites will yawn because, he was kidding, see. But when Rush Limbaugh's show runs a song parody of Al Sharpton lamenting Obama's popularity called "Barack the Magic Negro," the same people suddenly are outraged.
NBC put on leftists who denounced Limbaugh for having a racist show, and "the radio equivalent of a blackface minstrel show." The reporter complained that there's no "hue and cry" because his "niche audience" expects this kind of joke. The on-screen graphic screamed: "Is Limbaugh Getting a Free Pass?"
It's a question you'll never see posed by NBC about Maher or "Lionel."
When Limbaugh laughs about "feminazis," liberals are apoplectic in their fury. When the Air America types angrily label President Bush a Nazi, they're nowhere to be found.
Liberals in the Old Media who constantly decry talk radio as a haven for right-wing haters ought to have the honesty and integrity to cover both sides of the street before they present themselves as the nation's guardians of public civility and decorum.”