Author Tony Palmeri

Tony Palmeri

Tony Palmeri is a Professor of Communication Studies at UW Oshkosh. He teaches courses in rhetoric and public advocacy, freedom of speech, the rhetoric of rock and roll, and the communication career capstone. He maintains a blog called "Tony Palmeri's Media Rants." Tony served two terms on the Oshkosh Common Council and ran for state legislature in 1996 and 2004. You can find more information about him at www.tonypalmeri.com

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There’s finally some reason to be optimistic about journalism in Wisconsin. The good news is that we northeast Wisconsin residents can engage two online sources that are the opposite of lazy: The Oshkosh Examiner and the Wisconsin Examiner.

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Local government officials, most of whom are in a position to know first-hand how Madison politics harms communities, rarely call out the corruption. They will sometimes pass strongly worded resolutions asking the legislature to pass this or that bill, but they almost always stop short of using the “C word” to describe what’s going on down in Mad town.

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No politician can match President Trump in terms of using social media in a mostly moronic and patently pathetic manner. On the other hand, there really are not that many good political role models out there. For most politicians, including Wisconsin pols, social media is a cheap form of public relations, completely self-serving without even a pretense of being anything more.

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