Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This Week on The Disclaimer: The Nomad "Favela," Dave Begel, Awful Comments and Other Outrageous Things

By Evan Rytlewski
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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dive right into what's been a banner week for Internet outrage. Milwaukee's Nomad Pub has earned widespread criticism from around the web for its plans to host World Cup viewings in an elaborate fake Brazilian "favela"—essentially a slum. We dissect what went wrong with the bar's well-meaning but culturally tone deaf promotion, and take them to task for an equally tone deaf apology. This is a story that's likely to stick around for a few days. Then Matt reads an unusually sexualized Dave Begel column in a creepy voice, opening a discussion about OnMilwaukee's most hate-read columnist, and the door for me to give my usual rant about the importance of not sharing idiotic, time-wasting articles online. We also discuss an OnMilwaukee column about the merits of reader comments, and close by disagreeing about whether a Waukesha middle school should become the latest institution in the area to honor Les Paul.

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