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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

State law could leave viewers in the dark

 WTMJ-4 is the current casualty in the dust-up between Journal Broadcast Group and Time Warner Cable. But Milwaukee’s City Channel could
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 I sometimes surprise people by telling them right-wing radio talk show host Charlie Sykes is a friend of mine, because he is. We’ve known each other for
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008
As right-wing talk-show hosts see their political power waning in America, they are worried about a brand-new threat to their bizarre version of democracy. After dominating the public airwaves for two decades, right-wing radio is terrified that a new administration will be more open to attempts in Congress to require...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008
When does a negative political campaign cross the line into inciting a mob? Are politicians playing with fire when campaign rallies start turning into hate rallies? Those questions were being asked across the country last week after a series of incidents at John McCain and Sarah Palin rallies at which the vitriol against...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Issue: The state Supreme Court decided last week that “a person selling a home can look the buyer in the eye, lie about the condition of the home and escape legal consequences,” according to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a scathing dissent that’s well worth a read.... Jerk: Charlie Sykes is either the hypocrite of the week or just fundamentally stupid... But Sykes had no problem with an Army-sponsored virtual killing “experience” at Summerfest, which sought to attract kids as young as 13 to shoot human-shaped targets. When the Army and Summerfest decided to pull the game, Sykes accused them of not supporting the troops.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Engineers’ union files a complaint with the NLRB

The union that represents 44 broadcast engineers at Journal Broadcast Group’s WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-DT, WTMJ-AM and WKTI- FM is crying foul on the corporation’s efforts to negotinew contract for those workers.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008
Happy B-Day: Despite many citywide storm-related cancellations, the 162nd City of Milwaukee Birthday Party forged ahead, with a huge turnout at the Pfister. Milwaukee Press Club head Marilyn Krause hosted the annual bash, with a stellar roster of sponsors that included John McGregor of Irgens Development...