Who Said It Best (And Worst) rounds up the week’s best and worst quotes from notable Milwaukee figures and folks-about-town.
SAID IT BEST
Bruce Murphy, on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s decision to cease renting a press office at the Milwaukee County Courthouse [Urban Milwaukee]:
“Back in 2001, when the newspaper was scooped on the county pension scandal (by yours truly), the editors vowed they would never be caught not covering the county again. They assigned one of their best reporters, Dave Umhoefer, to cover the county, and he won a Pulitzer Prize for a smaller follow-up story on the pension problems I had first reported.
“But by 2014 the paper’s county coverage again fell off the map after Umhoefer’s full-time successor on the beat, Steve Schultze, left the paper. In the last year or so Don Behm has covered the county, but rarely does more than a couple stories a month. It’s become a part-time beat.”
SAID IT WORST
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editor George Stanley, on the reason for vacating the press office [Urban Milwaukee]:
“In the age of wifi we don’t need them anymore.”