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03.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I read Dan Bice’s column about Advocates for Student Achievement with great interest, since it basically updated and rehashed what I’ve been reporting on for weeks: that ASA has very questionable ties to three candidates for the MPS board, and it hasn’t filed any campaign finance forms with the City Election Commission. Well, ASA hadn’t filed any forms until last Friday, appa...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Full disclosure: I haven�t read the entire 103-page study on MPS�s finances, which purports to claim that MPS wastes up to $100 million in taxpayer money per year. But I�m working my way through the beastly document, thinking about JS�s typically overheated reaction to anything related to MPS, and discussing it with people who know MPS�s finances far better than I do. Here�s what�s ...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Irony alert: The JS editorializes that the MPS board wasted time and resources on the Charlene Hardin affair. Ummmm… isn’t the JS the one that continually pushed the Hardin story, including a recent front-page, above-the-fold article? Didn’t it just run an editorial castigating the MPS board for not censuring her? Isn’t it time for the JS to move on? ...
05.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel has just printed an editorial bemoaning the fact that the new school board president, Michael Bonds, proposed a number of changes that did not pass by a majority of the board. The Journal Sentinel was highly critical of one of Mr. Bonds' proposals and also pointed out that the board president even ended up voting against one of his own ideas. Because of these v...
06.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I�m outraged. As the Journal Sentinel put it in their screaming headline this morning, �State budget deal bought with earmarks.� The nerve! Who do these Assembly Democrats think they are!?!? Slipping $5,000 grants to food pantries in the middle of the night. Or $10,000 for a generator in Jefferson County! Money for an emergency shelter, the Racine Cops-n-Kids Reading Program,...
06.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
OK, I�ll go there. I�ve been as entertained as everyone else by the revelations that MPD Chief Ed Flynn and right-wing pundit/journalism and ethics instructor/�journalist� Jessica McBride Bucher got too close around the time she was writing a gushing article about him for Milwaukee Magazine. The Mil Mag article was cringe-worthy before these revelations; now, it�s a punc...
06.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Once again, our friend at Newsradio 620 WTMJ (a subsidiary of Journal Communications) gets the story wrong. On Monday morning, while commenting on the state budget, Charlie Sykes “reported” that the Shepherd Express was designated by the state Legislature as the “paper of record” for the Milwaukee area. First of all, there is no such thing as a “paper of record for the Milwaukee area.” ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

How Judge Koschnick Can Shave His Campaign Budget- Judge Randy Koschnick’s campaign for the Supreme Court is hard-pressed for money, so here’s some gratuitous advice about how to save a few bucks: For starters, shut down the campaign Web site and fire your press guy. With the Journal Sentinel and Steve...
01.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
After a loud headline on a short JSonline news feed blurb heralded the death of Vital Source yesterday, the magazine's editor-in-chief Jon Anne Willow retorted with assertions that her publication "is NOT calling it quits" and shared some harsh words for the Journal Sentinel. Despite what the Sentinel headline implied, Vital will keep its staff and office, and plans to relaunch its Web site in Feb...
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

In an appalling attempt to create news, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in its usual role as the lapdog for the right-wing elements of the business community, distorted and blew up an innocuous vote by a Milwaukee Public Schools board committee to explore the question of the state’s role in public education.