Mark Belling does not hate Jews, Couch Flambeau does love the Packers, and show announcements
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• WISN talk show host Mark Belling was in hot water this week after pointing out the Jewishness of opponents of a downtown Marriott hotel. WISN has issued a statement on the matter, saying that while the station “does not condone nor accept anti-Semitism,” it is “confident that Mr. Belling did not intend to offend Milwaukee’s Jewish community” and that Belling has had a “constructive dialog with members of the Jewish community about how his words have been interpreted by others, and that dialog includes assurances from community leaders that they ‘know your record regarding Israel and do not believe that you are anti-Semitic.’” Clearly WISN and its corporate owner, Clear Channel, would do something if Belling were anti-Semitic. After all, it’s not like we’re talking about Mexicans here.
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• The Milwaukee punks of Couch Flambeau have tossed their hats into the Packers novelty song ring. Check out “The Pack Is Back.”