Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another Misnamed Blog

Some conservatives just don't pick accurate names for their blogs. Apparently, Kevin Fischer is one of them. He calls his place "This Just In." He also touts his supposed journalistic and media credentials. The title he chose, as well as his bio, would make one think that he is breaking news and giving rare insights.

Nothing could be farther than the truth.

Not only does Fischer have an apparent problem with protocol dealing with fair use, but he also has a problem breaking news, or getting it accurate.

Example one would be his lamentations of Franklin's parade not having a band in it. The post is dated June 27th. Ironically, he links to another FranklinNOW blogger, Janet Evans, who first caught the story, but then updated her post, twice, to show that the parade would have a band. Also, Greg Kowalski has the "breaking news". His post is dated June 27th as well.

Yet, at the time of this writing, there has been no second post, nor an update on Fischer's blog. And this is in spite of a commenter telling him in the comment thread of Fischer's post.

This is not the first time something like this happened either. Fischer had a post back on Sunday, June 22, remarking on the decline of Serb Hall. This was stemming from an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that appeared two days earlier.

The problem there is that yours truly, capper, broke it a full two weeks before the MSJ did.

If this is what he calls "just in", he would be better off not crowing about his media and journalism skills. We already know where that can get a person.