Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
Last month, Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple detailed instances in which Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist James E. Causey had cited inaccurate statistics, reprinted erroneous claims, and failed to provide proper attribution. Furthermore, Wemple demonstrated how the JS had simply deleted the offending columns instead of correcting them, and how it brought them back (now corrected) only after his own inquires. The seemingly mundane yet ethically tricky situation (recapped nicely by Urban Milwaukee) makes up the tail-end of today’s discussion, which finds Ryan, Evan, and Matt giving an update to the update to the update of the “Pokemon Go in Lake Park” situation, and marveling at the bizarre developments in the “Silk Exotic in Downtown Milwaukee” saga.