The Disclaimer: Journalists behaving badly, and the Milwaukee flag
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Nearly every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
When news broke last week that Milwaukee Magazine editor Cristina Daglas was leaving to become the editor of D Magazine in Dallas, Texas, her fellow media professionals offered up a flood of congratulations and well-wishes. Urban Milwaukee’s Michael Horne and the Journal Sentinel’s Daniel Bice, however, chimed in with some off-color jokes and mean-spirited tweets. Ryan, Evan, and Matt discuss those comments and wonder if they weren’t in part related to Daglas’ gender, her relatively young age, or her relatively short résumé. The second half of the show is given over to a discussion of the Milwaukee flag. (Yes, Milwaukee has a flag.) Is the nearly 60-year-old design a hopelessly outdated mess, or is it, as Evan argues, what a child sees when dreaming of Milwaukee?
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