Sunday, January 11, 2009

He's Finally Gone Completely Insane

Last week, Kevin Fischer decided that he was going to go on a silly crusade. He was going to see if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was impartial in their editorials. But just to keep it from being, you know, objective or even rational, he decided that he was going to ignore PaddyMac and the Community Advisers.

And to add to the circus, MJS responds, with Paddy in the background mewling about being
chopped liver

This week, Fischer does it again. He probably pulled several muscles as he simultaneously pats himself on the back and contorts what he is doing. The Chief sums up Fischer's insanity much better than I could:
If after a year (or however long he expects this charade to go on) he finds that the MJS has printed more liberal viewpoints in the Crossroads than conservative sections, Fischer has earned the right to claim that the paper is in the bag for the Left. But if he happens to discover that there actually is a fairly even split in opinion, he gets to say that because of his ongoing efforts to monitor the press, the MJS was forced to make conservative voices heard. Thanks to him, of course.

It's not about media bias. It's about self-aggrandizement.

Bravo, you evil genius. Brav-fricking-o.

So let's all just take a moment and concede this fight to Fischer. Sir, you've won. We are clearly all inferior to the Socratic wonder which is logical acumen. We are powerless in the presence of your intellect. You may now return to answering the phone in Senator Lazich's office.

By the way, does any one else find it at all creepy that a political appointee is trying to manipulate and/or influence the editorial content of a newspaper? Aren't there just a few "freedom of the press" issues that spring up here?
My question is why Fischer is going on this Quixotic crusade instead of actively promoting his conservative agenda? Perhaps he could start with criticizing State Senator Mary Lazich for raising taxes. Or for taking a raise during this economic crisis. Or for her making jokes about drunk driving. Well, for some reason, I doubt he would call her on the drunk driving thing.


  1. Mary Lazich should see if State Rep. Josh Zepnick thinks she's funny.

  2. Oddly enough though, it seems Zepnick and Fischer/Lazich don't have that bad of a political relationship. After reading through some comments of Zepnick's on Fischer's blog, it seems that they're on at least neutral terms with each other.