Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Charlie Sykes, Talk Show Hosts Donate to Walker

UPDATE, March 20, 2011: Dan Bice is obsessed with Charlie Sykes' political donations.

Pretty weird. He seems to be demanding that Sykes violated some policy, like Keith Olbermann did when he was with MSNBC.

Bice just can't seem to accept that Sykes didn't do anything wrong.

Very sad.



Talk radio hosts made donations to Scott Walker's campaign!

I'm shocked! SHOCKED!

From Dan Bice, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Along with receiving $500 from Charlie Sykes, the first-term governor also got $150 from Jay Weber, who has a morning show on WISN-AM (1130), and $100 from John "Sly" Sylvester of WTDY-AM (1670) in Madison in 2009.

But wait - isn't Sly a liberal who has been appearing frequently at the Capitol protests against the first-term Republican governor?


Sylvester said he was made the donation to Walker in an attempt to stick it to former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, Walker's primary opponent. Neumann ran against Sylvester's buddy, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, in a tough 1998 campaign.

"If I could take that one back, I would," Sylvester said. "I was trying to create a little mischief."

Oh, that Sly! What a mischief-maker!

Dylan Brogan, Sylvester's producer said his boss has been "taken aback by Walker's extreme actions and expected him to be more like Tommy Thompson than Haley Barbour."

Brogan said Sylvester's employer, Midwest Family Broadcasting, has no rules against hosts giving campaign donations.

Good thing.

Since January 2008, Sylvester gave nearly $1,000 to state candidates - most of them Democrats. He chipped in another $500 to a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Sylvester said he has given some $6,000 to Feingold over the years.

Why is this news?

What is Bice trying to do? Get the anti-Walker, anti-taxpayer, anti-middle class, union supporters to add WTMJ and WISN to their boycott list?

I hope Bice, crack reporter, will publish the names and donations made by members of the media to Tom Barrett.


Read: Media's Campaign Donations Tilt 100-to-1 In Favor of Democrats

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