Charlie Sykes Tag Archive


  • Savion Castro: Charlie Sykes’ Defense of Hate Speech Shows He Hasn’t Changed His Stripes

    For 23 years Charlie Sykes’ radio show was the loudest megaphone allowing right-wing Wisconsin Republicans to foment racial division.

    Capital Times, 05/02/2017
  • Wisconsin Conservative Talk Show Host Ends 23-year Run

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal issue advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now, said Sykes has used his show to degrade political discourse in Wisconsin.

    Associated Press, 12/20/2016
  • Charlie Sykes’ Bullying, Racism, Sexism and Propaganda to Advance Wisconsin Republicans on Milwaukee Right Wing Radio Comes to an End

    Charlie Sykes used public airwaves to deliver GOP talking points to attack the poor and minorities and degrade political discourse in the state of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/19/2016
  • Scot Ross: ‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’ to Conservative Mouthpiece and Broadcasting Bully

    Today, to paraphrase broadcasting titan Edward R. Murrow, we say "goodbye and good riddance" to Charlie Sykes.

    Capital Times, 12/19/2016
  • Excommunicated: Charlie Sykes Is Leaving Radio As He Questions the Direction of the Republican Party

    Scot Ross says Sykes has “degraded our public discourse” by denying opposing viewpoints an opportunity to respond to his attacks.

    Capital Times, 12/14/2016
  • The Anatomy of a Right-Wing Smear Campaign

    The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair, Michael Grebe, are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke.

    Cody Oliphant, 10/30/2014
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker

    A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/30/2014
  • Memo to Charlie: Gov. Walker’s Student Loan Debt Fail

    Gov. Walker and his sycophants like Charlie Sykes that regurgitate the Governor’s talking points can spin all they like. The fact remains that under Gov. Walker the student loan debt crisis in Wisconsin has gotten worse, not better.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/28/2014
  • GOP Fatcats Pick A Side in State Assembly Race

    Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2013
  • ‘Money Badger’ Minions Fight to Save Voter Suppression Efforts

    Wisconsin's right wing noise machine is attacking the GAB for estimating GOP efforts to repeal same day voter registration will cost the GAB at least $7.2 million.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/11/2012
  • Revealed: Joint Investigation by One Wisconsin Now & TheGrio Uncovers Anonymous Funder of Voter Suppression Billboards

    This was not an act of free speech, but an expression of racism as despicable as the 'whites only' signs of the Jim Crow South.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/28/2012
  • Respect the Integrity of the John Doe Inquiry

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this week that popular radio personality Charlie Sykes received leaked information about individuals who might be charged in the John Doe investigation of criminal wrongdoing by aides...

    Capital Times, 06/29/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Reprimand of Charlie Sykes Over Dishonesty

    MADISON, Wis. — In a letter to Journal Communications CEO Steven Smith, One Wisconsin Now called for a public reprimand of right-wing radio show host Charlie Sykes for his for his conduct...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/28/2012
  • Memo: Follow the Money

    You've also probably seen the ads paid for by the special interests benefitting from tax giveaways, consumer protection rollbacks and lax public safety regulation enforcement by the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2012
  • Anatomy of a Right-wing Smear Campaign, Volume One

    On Tuesday, the community and labor group Wisconsin Jobs Now was cleared of wrongdoing during this summer's recall elections against Senate Republicans.

    Cody Oliphant, 12/06/2011
  • Corporate Lackeys Rush to Defend Trillion-dollar Student Loan Debt

    Over the weekend, our “$1,000,000,000,000 IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT – BIG BANKS STOLE OUR FUTURE” banner at the Occupy Milwaukee event was featured in a photo in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Not...

    Cody Oliphant, 10/17/2011
  • ‘Swinging’ Kim Simac Signed Shockingly Strict Marriage Declaration

    Because spouse-swapping Simac has such a peculiar personal past, the public has a right to call foul over her hypocrisy in signing the abhorrent Manhattan Declaration.

    Cody Oliphant, 07/10/2011
  • Right Wing’s “National Marriage Week” Failing Miserably

    Early last week Wisconsin Family Action made a thrilling announcement: Republican Gov. Scott Walker had issued a National Marriage Week proclamation! While many view the week as nothing more than a thinly-veiled...

    Cody Oliphant, 02/08/2011
  • Will Walker Answer Three Simple Questions at Tonight’s Debate?

    “Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, has yet to state publicly what cuts he would make, though his campaign says he will in the coming weeks.” [Appleton Post-Crescent, 6/13/10] MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/14/2010
  • UPDATE: Walker Violating Reagan’s 11th Commandment

    Someone alert Jim Klauser: Scott Walker is violating Ronald Reagan’s so-called 11th Commandment, thou shalt not attack another Republican. Republican Mark Neumann issued a press release this weekend defending himself against Republican...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/04/2010
  • Walker Tries to Hide Support for BadgerCare Time Limits

    For a year, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has repeatedly and specifically called for time limits for the state’s BadgerCare health care program to provide coverage to working families.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/26/2010
  • RoJo’s Fish Story: The Fishing License That Got Away

    Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson, appearing on the Charlie Sykes radio show this morning, told listeners he was not a gun owner and instead was “raised as a fisherman.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/12/2010
  • Five Questions for Scott Walker on His ‘County’ Motorcycle Tour

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is traveling across Wisconsin this week and will likely be talking with media about his priorities and the state of Wisconsin. With Wisconsin and the nation still...

    Scot Ross, 05/16/2010
  • The Wit and Wisdom of Owen Robinson

    To grasp fully the breadth and depth of analysis and research stacked eye-deep in this advancement of opinion journalism, I suggest reading it aloud.

    Scot Ross, 04/27/2010
  • Shocker: Walkers Talkers Simply Do Not Approve of One Wisconsin Now

    Looks like Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has his rapid response done through the Journal Communications company. No sooner had One Wisconsin Now posted our analysis showing Scott Walker’s proposed county budget...

    Scot Ross, 01/13/2010
  • Shocker: WPRI-UW Right Wing Propaganda Polling Project Concludes GOPs Message About Doyle

    There it is on the front page of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’€™s website. Almost 800 words from George Lightbourn about ‘€œpolling’€ that concludes Gov. Jim Doyle’€™s Democratic backers in the state...

    Scot Ross, 10/26/2009
  • Guess Who’s Comin’ to Dinner?

    National embarrassment Sarah Palin is coming to nationally embarrass Wisconsin, courtesy of Wisconsin Right to Life. The ant-choicer movement is bringin’ the Queen of Quit to its November 6 event at State...

    Scot Ross, 10/20/2009
  • Result of WPRI-UW Right Wing Propaganda Polling Project: Tommy! Over Feingold

    We see more ‘€œcredible‘€ research from the suspect polling project between the state’s leading right wing think tank and the University of Wisconsin’s poli sci department.

    Scot Ross, 10/05/2009
  • Surprise: Right-Wing Think Tank-UW Poll Doesn’t Ask Public Option Question

    Where’€™s the question on the public option? This has been the single biggest and most-discussed issue when it comes to health insurance reform.

    Scot Ross, 10/04/2009
  • WPRI Opposes Public Option for Health Insurance Reform, Supports Public Option for Its Polling

    Using typical back-of-the-envelope, context-free math, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’€™s is claiming that since the cost of the extraordinarily successful bipartisan BadgerCare program has increased since it was created, that we shouldn’€™t...

    Scot Ross, 09/28/2009
  • Moralist Crusader Nass Familiar With the Legal System

    As the one of the state’€™s foremost moral crusaders, Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) is thundering about the need to expel Rep. Jeff Wood (Not an R-Chippewa Falls) from the legislature because of...

    Scot Ross, 09/27/2009
  • WPRI’s Cadre, John Torinus and the Myth of Liberal Media

    Bopping through the Wisopinion.com list of blogs of the day, I was amused to see not one, but two posts from the conservative and oft-error-plagued Wisconsin Policy Research Institute featuring former members...

    Scot Ross, 07/13/2009
  • With Walker, Truth Stranger Than Fiction

    When I asked last week whether AirTran would get naming rights for the Scott Walker for Governor Harley ride, in return for its corporate sponsorship, I thought I was being facetious. Sometimes...

    Bill Christofferson, 06/19/2009
  • The Walker Train Wreck: Day One

    Musings on Day One of Scooter Walker’s second ill-fated run for governor: *** Announcing first on Twitter and Charlie Sykes’s show was a stroke of genius — if you think the hard...

    Bill Christofferson, 04/27/2009
  • Ripp Quick to Take Credit for Stimulus He Voted Against

    Keith Ripp used to be a farmer and heifer raiser. Now he’€™s ‘€œrepresenting’€ the good people of the 47th district’€”his home town is Lodi. According to his campaign website, ‘€œAgriculture is one...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/30/2009
  • So Charlie and Mark, Wheres the Thunder on Pridemore?

    So should we expect fireworks enthusiast Charlie Sykes, and the Mr. Pibb to his right wing Dr. Pepper Mark Belling, to call for Rep. Don Pridemore to be sent to Gitmo over...

    Scot Ross, 03/19/2009
  • GOP Legies Want Wisconsin to Have California’s Budget Crisis

    Another headshaker from the Assembly Republican braintrust — this time bringing the same budget shackles to Wisconsin which helped drive California into its near economic collapse and nearly killed a bipartisan solution...

    Scot Ross, 02/26/2009
  • Yikes! Sykes! Right-Wing Radio Rants

    In the most recent edition of The Milwaukee Magazine, former news director of WTMJ radio in Milwaukee Dan Shelley exposes hyper-right-wing radio host Charlie Sykes (and others like him) for what they...

    Robert Doeckel, 11/30/2008
  • Say Thank You to Beleaguered Summerfest

    Rabid radio talker Charlie Sykes devoted more than half of his morning show railing on Summerfest for asking the Army to shut down a virtual killing game, urging listeners to call those...

    Bill Christofferson, 07/01/2008
  • Now He Tells Us: Sykes Agrees Gableman ’embarrassing’ Candidate

    Even Charlie Sykes, who has no shame, is embarrassed — not by the kind of campaign that WMC and Mike Gableman ran, but by the candidate. He posts this comment from someone...

    Bill Christofferson, 04/01/2008
  • Have You No Sense of Decency, Charlie?

    “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” Said more than 50 years ago by Joseph Welch in the famed Army-McCarthy hearing, the phrase should be directed this Wednesday morning to Charlie Sykes,...

    Cory Liebmann, 04/01/2008
  • Rightwing Radio Takes Off on Pedro Coln

    You can tell a lot about a political candidate by the enemies he or she makes. In Pedro Coln’s (D-Milwaukee) run for the Milwaukee City Attorney’s race, Coln has gained the enmity...

    Cory Liebmann, 03/30/2008