This is going to get complex, so pay close attention.
About a week ago, I wrote a post about the hypocrisy
of the local right wing media in the way they approached former MPD Chief Arthur Jones and the way they treat Sheriff David Clarke. In the comments thread of this post, an anonymous commenter, for whatever reason, posted something about Paul Bucher with a link to this post
. (Sidenote: There's been a lot of this going on lately. If you have something you think I should write about, email me directly. Or, drop the anonymous and email me, and just maybe, you too can join Whallah!)
The post in question relates to a letter written by Paul Bucher to Kevin Fischer. Paul was telling Kevin to stop trashing his client, or something to that effect. What caught my eye, was Fischer's bio:
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.
Seeing that he is part of the local media, I went and did some reading
. His site seems pretty typical of the usual foaming-at-the-mouth type of conservative (including some ridiculous post about how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was really a conservative
). Pretty much like Fred at RDW (in fact, I found out later that Fred links to Fischer on occassion).
After a few minutes, it became obvious that Fischer had some kind of anger towards another community blogger at the Franklin NOW paper's website. This other blogger is a young man named Greg Kowalski, who actually posts about Franklin stories and about environmental issues.
As I perused Mr. Kowalski's site, I came across this post, dated January 3rd
, that also deals with some of the wonderful comments of the hate right
. Mr. Kowalski lists several of the nasty comments he has gotten from the hate right, but was is even more interesting is the comment thread of this post. In this thread, Fischer, and another right wing blogger, Janet Evans, (who apparently takes pride in living up to her post's name, Unglued
) go absolutey bonkers in their vile, vitriolic, and way over the line attacks on Mr. Kowalski.
Go ahead, read the comments thread (the January 3rd link). I'll wait.
Welcome back. Pretty twisted stuff, eh?
And I'm not the only one that caught on to how disgusting it is. Another community blogger, Linda Richter of New Berlin
, saw this and wrote her post, asking State Senator Mary Lazich to step in and publicly rebuke Fischer, who is her legislative aide, as she rebuked others for what she deemed to be inappropriate language. I could find no indication that Senator Lazich has done so, which apparently means she condones these sort of attacks.
Nor has McIlheran or Sykes condemned these attacks, which is not surprising. But keep this in mind the next time one of them is whining about the hate left being so mean to them.
On a side note: These two characters, Fischer and Evans, also went after another, private blogger, in the comments section of one of Fischer's posts. The comments got so bad that Fischer was forced to take them down. (I have them, but won't post them. What you've already read is bad enough.)
I won't go into asking Senator Lazich to rein in her aide, out of respect to the First Amendment, but I do question why the Journal Sentinel, which is the parent company to NOW Community Papers, is allowing this sort of crap on their web pages. Do they condone this sort of thing? Oh, wait. I temporarily forgot about Sykes and McIlheran. I guess they do condone this sort of thing.
And if Fischer and Evans don't like getting called out on their boorish behaviors, well, that's just too bad for them.
Finally, I, the King of the Left Hate, hereby do knight Mr. Kowalski, dubbing him Sir Gregory the Green Knight, and welcome him to the Royal Court.