Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"Award-Winning Veteran Broadcaster" Bamboozled By Email

Kevin Fischer's bio at the top of his blog reads (emphasis mine):
Kevin Fischer is an award-winning veteran broadcaster who has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for nearly three decades. Kevin, who is a legislative aide to state Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin), can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, “INTERchange,” on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Franklin.

That would make one think that Mr. Fischer knows a thing or two about reporting news. Even little things, like fact checking.

Then again, one would be wrong.

Fischer has a post warning motorists of a new crime wave hitting Milwaukee, in which would-be carjackers put a piece of paper on the back window of a car. The unsuspecting driver doesn't notice the paper, for some reason, until he or she is about to back up. When they go to investigate the paper, the thieves strike!

You know it's real. Fischer tells us so:
A Milwaukee Police officer is circulating an e-mail to alert citizens of a new tactic being used by carjackers. The e-mail has been verified to be legitimate.

Obviously, since Fischer said it's true, it's true. And Snopes.com, who claims it's a false email, with an almost verbatim copy of Fischer's email, said it's been going around for four years.

Who ya gonna believe. People that investigated it or Fischer?


  1. He removed the post - and didn't bother thanking you!

    "Journalist." Yup.

  2. I find it interesting that Fischer jumps at the opportunity to confirm worst fears about "you know who" without checking to see if the account is accurate or not.

    The man is a bigot and a coward.

  3. If Fischer keeps pulling these stunts, one could assume he's on a downward spiral in regards to relevancy.

  4. Greg, one doesn't need to assume he's on a downward spiral; it's plainly obvious he's already there.