Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Print reporters and columnists think they are really, really, really smart.
I know because I have worked with them for over 32 years.
The fact is they’re no more intelligent than anybody else. What’s more, they’re incredibly bad dressers and tippers. Comes with being so liberal.
Exhibit A: Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer columnist Brian Windhorst. Windhorst covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, who, as of this posting, could be losing LeBron James to the Miami Heat in free agency, a story that has gone way beyond over-hyped.
In May, Windhorst said this on the Dan Patrick show on ESPN Radio about the possible move of James to another NBA squad:
"I wish I had a better analogy for it but if he does do that it will be like a nuclear bomb hitting here because number one, the city will be devastated on many, many fronts: emotionally, physically, infrastructurally…”
Yes, Brian, if LeBron packs his bags, roads and bridges will crumble and deteriorate. Fans will jump out windows because they'll be so distressed.
Today, Windhorst repeated his stupidity again on ESPN Radio:
“The nuclear bomb is about to hit. There will be massive fallout here and LeBron will be radioactive for years. If LeBron has already left his house, I assume he has, I hope he’s packed for a good long time. Because he can’t come back. It’s a nuclear bomb and LeBron’s going to be radioactive here for as long as a radioactive bomb is … 50 years, whatever the case may be.”
1) Get a grip.
2) The world will not come to an end.
3) For God's sake, buy a dictionary and look up, “hyperbole.”