Broadsheet wrote:David was at his best as a reporter from the right... He gave Isthmus readers the scoop several days in advance on Walker's plan to gut the unions. His election predictions were always worth reading because he was trying to get it right, to win points and solidify his reputation...
Blaska's attack on Lueders reeked of Joe McCarthy at his reptilian nastiest. It was apparent to me that winner-take-all politics had taken such a toll on David that he had no decency at long last.
This was a thoughtful posting and I appreciate it. I too think Blaska started out entertaining, but then got sucked into overly-negative, vicious, and zero-sum politics and lost his balance. In a healthy political climate, you don't win because you silence your opponent or wear him out, you go back and forth until a compromise is attained or until people agree to disagree and allow the other side to do the same. You get to roll your eyes, but we've seen enough of rolling the tanks.
We are not in a healthy political climate these days and basically respectable people are drowning in it, people on both sides of the divide. Being reflexively combative may have worked at one time, but it's not a viable MO today whether on the right-wing-commentary side or the union side.
We will see more careers derailed before this is over.