Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Let’s start by congratulating the US Navy in it’s incredible rescue of Captain Richard Phillips. Congratulations also goes to President Obama’s administration. While Obama didn’t “order” the attack as some news reports have suggested, making sure the Navy had the authorization to use force if necessary was a political risk. Had it gone badly, comparisons […]

Charlie Sykes talked about the state DPI race and interviewed Rose Fernandez today. It really is an amazing story. Print this entry

Charlie Sykes formerly announced his endorsement today of Rose Fernandez for State Superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction. He includes a link to his on-air remarks supporting Fernandez the other day. Rose Fernandez is exactly the kind of person we need. She doesn’t represent the teachers’ union; she’s willing to take on the teachers’ […]

Tuesday’s primary election in the race for state superintendent of public instruction will likely decide which candidate gets to take on the teachers unions’ annointed candidate Tony Evers. In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman (still just 50 cents), I examined the relative merits of the two candidates vying for the conservative vote, Rose […]

Today is Ayn Rand’s birthday. I suppose the appropriate gifts would be cash and horse whips. Coincidentally, Charlie Sykes thinks he sees in today’s news an echo of Atlas Shrugged. Print this entry

Every so often, someone writes again how wonderful Atlas Shrugged was. This week its Stephen Moore writing in the Wall Street Journal (ht: Sykes). Moore writes that today’s economic stimulus bills are what Rand predicted in her 1957 novel. For the uninitiated, the moral of the story is simply this: Politicians invariably respond to crises […]

Milwaukee Magazine editor Bruce Murphy explains the decision to run the Shelley story on talk radio (my take here) and the communication with WTMJ-AM before the story was published. Why run the story? Well, in four days, the magazine’s Web site had 49,000 unique visitors, about 10 times more traffic than normal. It was an […]

I had to laugh when I read the Milwaukee Magazine article by former WTMJ-AM news director Dan Shelley about the “secrets” of talk radio. If you had any doubt about where he was coming from, the opening sentence gave the game away, “I first got into journalism because I thought I could make a difference.” […]

Now that WKTI is playing more hippie-dippy lefty 1960s music, does that count as equal time for Journal Communications’ Charlie Sykes under the Fairness Doctrine? Print this entry

ht: Sykes She was a nice woman. She told me history was in the making. She told me where to get lunch. She handed me back my reporter’s notebook when one of her almost-two-year-old twins, fixing me with a dark look of mistrust, took it away. “Liberal media, eh?” her solemn eyes glared. “Well, watch […]