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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

MN Governor kicks sand in our face

That would be Tim Pawlenty...

Another talk show host in hot water

This is Jay Severin of WTKK-AM Radio:

During a broadcast last week, talk show host Jay Severin called Mexican immigrants 'criminaliens,' 'leeches,' 'the world’s lowest of primitives,' and exporters of 'women with mustaches and VD.' His station, WTKK-FM suspended him.

They’re calling for his head in Boston.

The talk show host made some inflammatory on-air comments last week as the swine flu outbreak hit the world. From the Boston Globe:

During a broadcast last week, Severin called Mexican immigrants ‘criminaliens,’ ‘leeches,’ ‘the world's lowest of primitives,’ and exporters of ‘women with mustaches and VD,’ among other incendiary comments he made as swine flu spread from Mexico to the United States and beyond.”

Severin has been suspended indefinitely. Whether he returns to WTKK remains to be seen.

Severin should get his job back. As a talk show myself, I understand what fuels Severin's feelings. However, there were dozens of other ways to express his views. Severin should have been smart enough to know that in this day and age of a double standard where conservative broadcasters are held to higher ideals, he was bound to be the target of a witch hunt.

A suspension? Fine.

A pink slip? because he was offensive? Because you don't like the guy? No way.

The story…

Will Franklin get stimulus $$$?

The answer is no.

Franklin’s City Engineer Jack Bennett informed Mayor Taylor and the Common Council that a SEWRPC committee voted today not to use federal stimulus money in Franklin.

But then, we knew this was going to happen, didn’t we?

I am not unhappy about this. We don’t need federal money with strings attached for road projects after all.

New energy bill too costly for America

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Would newspapers have a better chance at survival if they were more conservative?

1) I strongly believe there is a liberal bias that permeates the vast majority of the mainstream media. That is not a news bulletin.

2) I very much want  newspapers to survive.

The fine conservative columnist at the Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby has a very interesting piece making the case that the liberal ideology thriving in newsrooms is not killing the profession.


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