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.
PO Box 371086
Milwaukee, WI 53237
July 12th, 2010
For Immediate Release
DA Investigates Taxpayer-Funded Political Blogger
Finds Evidence of “extensive political blogging”
Liebenthal has been active in Milwaukee County First and AFSCME Local 48. He has blogged or maintained web pages for those groups as well as his own. Blogging under the name “Capper,” Liebenthal writes for two political blogs called Cognitive Dissidence and Whallah!
The District Attorney had earlier seized the Liebenthal computer from his county office based on a complaint issued by
“After discussing the situation with the District Attorney’s office, it is also clear that they would prefer to see this handled as a county personnel matter rather than a criminal matter,” said Kliesmet. “The ethical standard and consequences of this manner of workplace misconduct has been established and Mr. Liebenthal’s actions constitute an extreme example.”
Liebenthal took taxpayer resources meant to care for those most in need and spent them on his own political crusades,” said Kliesmet. “He should own up to his illicit use of taxpayer property and time and resign.”
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