Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Bias is all in the eye of Ricky on State

State Senator Mary Lazich's aide Kevin Fischer is tracking the liberal bias of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel op-ed page, which is a little like looking for acorns in an oak tree grove. Fischer's effort is in response to a comment by managing editor George Stanley.

Sonya Jongsma Knauss of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel disputes Fischer's method of keeping score, and reminds the readers Stanley doesn't control the op-ed page; it's controlled by O. Ricardo "Ricky on State" Pimintel.

Just for the record, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also claims,

We believe in the American free enterprise system and minimal governmental interference with business and finance.
As economist Milton Friedman put it: "The free market is the onlymechanism that has ever been discovered for achieving participatory democracy."

We are conservative on fiscal issues.
We believe that the power to tax must be vigilantly checked. The government that governs best is frugal and levies taxes reluctantly.

I know. It's pretty damn funny.