I was just reading this. It seems that the popular Madison schools blog http://www.schoolinformationsystem.org
owner Jim Zellmer ran a piece noting candidate TJ Mertz appeared on WIBA. Mertz allegedly made some comments about host Derrell Connor being just like Rush Limbaugh. The only problem, from what I can surmise, is that Mertz never called WIBA. Incredulously, a caller named TJ called and praised Connor and likened him to Limbaugh in a positve manner. Zellmer, a long time blogger/business owner/MMSD critic in the Madison area, didn't actually listen to the on air piece linked to his website very carefully. Even Connor, who spent some time on the air chastising Mertz as a progressive white liberal, never acknowledged this guy on the phone as TJ Mertz- only as TJ. Someone corrected Zellmer and he removed his slam of Mertz, but failed to note that the inaccuracy was of his (Zellmer's) own doing. Couple that with Marc Eisen's recent hit piece in Isthmus about MMSD being in disarray and calling Mertz "a stalwart progressive like Manski" and we can see a pattern to smear Mertz. The left has a way of eating it's own. Eisen, of course, was a long-time editor of Isthmus AND also a contributor at Zellmer's website over the years. Talk about a mess! Now that Vicki McKenna is urging her listeners to vote Manski in lieu of Mertz , I'm beginning to think they might all be working for Blaska. Scary stuff indeed!