Friday, February 23, 2007

Eugene Kane Has a Charlie Sykes Uproar Neatly Summed Up

Here's how distorted the political environment can get in Milwaukee when radio talkers play the race card they often accuse others of wielding:

Radio station AM 620 WTMJ's leading resident right-winger, squawker Charlie Sykes, had to apologize yesterday on the air - - now follow along closely - - for having wrongly claimed that Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee referred to the cops who beat Frank Jude, Jr. (the so-called "Jude cops") as "Jew Cops."

This bizarre chain of events was broken by Tim Cuprisin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Radio/TV columnist, and then Eugene Kane, another MJS columnist who is often himself a Sykes target, raised the analysis to interesting levels.

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