Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Zielinski apologizes for comparing Walker to Dahmer


Well, it’s a start. Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Graeme Zielinski has never had a problem with using inflamatory rhetoric. He is willing to slander or libel whomever he wants to try and score a political point. His rants on Twitter often veer into the hysterical and the bizarre.  Many of us have begun to question his mental stability.

Yet his behavior goes ignored by the mainstream media, which is pretty amazing since he is the spokesman for a major political party. I suspect it’s not just a political bias. Zielinski was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, something the Journal Sentinel is reluctant to mention when they report on him or his statements.

However, Zielinski finally found a subject that is still too touchy, even for him, when he compared Governor Scott Walker to cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. After the story started to go national (and after a little prodding by me on Twitter), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s political gossip columnist Dan Bice reported on Zielinski’s tweets. DPW Chair Mike Tate decided to half-ass apologize on behalf of Zielinski. Bice got Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to comment. And the pressure was on.

Finally, ten hours after his last tweet attacking the governor, the tranquilizer dart must have worn off and Zielinski issued two apologies.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>My heartfelt apologies to the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer. Their pain is not something with which I should have trifled.</p>&mdash; Graeme Zielinski (@gjzielinski) <a href=”″>March 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>And my apologies to @<a href=””>govwalker</a> for my inappropriate Tweeting.</p>&mdash; Graeme Zielinski (@gjzielinski) <a href=”″>March 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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We’ll see if the apology is sufficient for Zielinski to keep his job,, or if the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other news outlets will ask other Democratic elected officials about Zielinski’s remarks.

Still, it’s pretty amazing Zielinski has finally felt the need to apologize for something he’s said.


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