Jim Kreuser (D) has been in politics for almost 30 years. He’s a very cunning politician. For example, he just appointed Pete Wicklund, editor of the Kenosha News (D) to the County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee. Giving power to our local rag’s editor almost guarantees immunity to Kreuser and any scandals that strike before he retires. How likely would Wicklund be to give bad press to his new boss?
We reached out to Wicklund and he ignored our communication. His boss is Mark Lewis, The Kenosha News’ publisher. We also reached out to him and he didn’t want to email a statement, but instead wanted to talk on the phone. It’s understandable that they don’t want to talk about the appearance this makes. Politics and the news media have been in bed with each other for many years, it’s no secret – but this one is blatantly obvious.
Bizarrely, Wicklund wasn’t required to list his home address on the application.