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.
For years, Mark Belling at Newstalk 1130 WISN has accused the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of heavily inflating the attendance figures at the Great Circus Parade.
MJS reporters seem to consistently underestimate crowds at conservative events.
The paper has done it again. Bob Peterson had this letter published in Friday’s paper:
Majority at hearing were opposed
I was surprised at the obviously biased reporting in the Jan. 6 article by Amy Hetzner on the public hearing about mayoral control of Milwaukee Public Schools. In that article, she wrote, "members of the public at the hearing were fairly evenly divided." For those who spent hours at the hearing, we found such a characterization misleading, as it was clear that many more people were opposed to the proposal for a mayoral takeover of MPS.
Our observations were confirmed when state Sen. John Lehman's office released the official tally from the public hearing. Of those who spoke, 81 were opposed to mayoral control and only 20 were in favor. Of all those who registered an opinion, 299 were opposed, and only 99 were in favor.
Those are 4-1 and 3-1 ratios. The public was not "fairly evenly divided."
Co-chair of the Coalition to Stop the MPS Takeover