Paul Soglin blames talk radio for the problems of inner-city Milwaukee

September 18th, 2007

The ex-mayor of Madison, buy viagra doctor Wisconsin Paul Soglin writes:

The problem with Milwaukee is talk radio.

So long as Charlie Sykes, generic viagra no rx Mark Belling and Jay Weber dominate the discussion on crime and poverty, remedy there is little hope for Wisconsin’s most important city to work its way out of its troubles.

Yes. Talk radio is the problem.

It couldn’t be the fault of the Democrats/Socialists who have been actually running Milwaukee non-stop since 1898.

They’re just the elected officials who have the capacity to make policy and pass laws.

What is that compared to the power to make snide comments on the radio to a suburban audience that neither lives in nor votes in the city of Milwaukee?

Thanks to Boots & Sabers for the original post that inspired this rant.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  September 18th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Milwaukee delenda est!

  • 2. John Michlig  |  September 18th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Scott Walker is a Democrat?

    Aren’t we proud to live in a city that regressively taxes people with the least money by jacking bus fares – – on a crappy system that’s getting crappier – – to $2?

  • 3. Elliot  |  September 19th, 2007 at 5:21 am

    Nope, Scott isn’t.

    But Milwaukee County’s financial problems are a direct result of the previous Democratic regime in county government.

    Plus, is there something magical about a $1.75 versus $2?

    I’m sure the fare hasn’t always been $1.75.

    Either way, the riders are still paying a tiny fraction of the cost of their ride.

    Are you also upset that Doyle plans on raising the registration fee for cars from $55 to $75?

    Finally, Soglin wasn’t criticizing Scott Walker, he specifically stated it was the talk radio hosts who were holding Milwaukee back.

    But as usual, it’s easier to deflect the conversation rather than seriously address the fact that so many people refuse to hold Democrats responsible for the city they created and still caretake.

    It’s everyone else’s fault, despite the fact that they’ve had a monopoly on power in the city for over 100 years.

  • 4. grumps  |  September 19th, 2007 at 5:48 am

    Actually, what Soglin did was agree with a lot of what the naggers had to say. He then went on to admonish them for their failure to see that there were other elements to the solution than just beating people down.

    He called on Belling and The Adulterer Sykes to become part of the solution instead of sitting on the sidelines whining, “You’re not doing it right.”

    Your Mom told you that if you kept picking at a scab it would never heal. That’s what the Webers and Wagners are counting on. If the problem were to heal they wouldn’t have a ready-made audience of discontent.

    Talk radio in general needs unhappy listeners to drive the numbers. God forbid that they’d offer a solution and drive away their base.

  • 5. John Michlig  |  September 19th, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Forgot to answer this:

    Are you also upset that Doyle plans on raising the registration fee for cars from $55 to $75?

    Absolutely not!

  • 6. Elliot  |  September 19th, 2007 at 10:51 am

    As regular readers know, I don’t listen to talk radio. I prefer NPR.

    If I’m going to hear callers say crazy things I prefer to hear it from people I don’t agree with.

    When people I agree with sound nuts, it makes me uncomfortable.

    But I never understand people’s problem with right-wing radio hosts. They are preaching to the choir. Their audience already thinks Affirmative Action and gun control is bad. It’s not like getting rid of them would suddenly result in their audience voting for higher taxes and more hate speech laws.

    And at least the radio hosts are admitedly partisan. I wish the same were true of media outlets like Newsweek who don’t state their bias, but evidence it on every page.

  • 7. Elliot  |  September 19th, 2007 at 11:26 am

    From Where I Sit would be a lot more popular if I were more of a bomb thrower, but I just can’t do it. I always try to remember to write as I would speak if I were sitting right across the table from the person I disagreed with.

    I will admit, I still probably get a little sharper-tongued online than I do in person. I think it’s just the nature of the net.

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