Whether it's fueled by a personal vendetta of the Shepherd Express owner or by the desire to drive page views by bloggers who are equally obsessed with Chris Abele, the alternative weekly paper keeps up with it's slightly disturbing drive to find fault with everything a single politician – the County Exec gets much more attention in the Shep than any other politician – does. Previous example here.
In the latest example, they try to make a bigger issue about his "conflicting" stances on sales taxes when they're really aren't any. Oh: and he's a SEASON TICKET HOLDER for the Bucks! That's apparently code for "Scott Walker" or something. I also own season tickets (for the Brewers) as do thousands of other Milwaukee residents. It's not something anyone other than the Shep. sees as a bad thing either.
Yet Abele has expressed support for a proposal to raise taxes for a new and improved Bradley Center, home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Why? Well, Abele is a Bucks season ticket-holder, for one thing. – link
And he's a "hypocrite" for not believing that any option other than the dead-on-arrival sales tax to fund transit (and parks) should be looked at.
Like other governing bodies the Shepherd Express fawns over, perhaps instead of spending time on personal insults against a single elected official, they should start offering up some ideas about how to solving issues like the Bucks stadium, transit and parks funding.