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Everything is taken out of context, with UW-La Crosse political scientist Chergosky



UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on June 14, 2024.

UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in studio discussing Donald Trump calling Milwaukee horrible right before the Republican convention there, politicians saying everything is taken out of context and the ketchup on your Kit-Kat TikTok challenge.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show right away with the Trump-Milwaukee comments, and politicians using the excuse of what they said was taken out of context — whether true or not. We transitioned that to what “traditional” political rallies are, as Trump is headed to Racine, Wis., next week and Jill Biden is apparently holding rallies in Green Bay and Duluth — yes Jill, not Joe.

Then we talked quick (14:15) about the TikTok challenge of putting ketchup on your KitKat bar and, later (23:40) equated that to politics — how TikTok challenges go viral, though they probably shouldn’t and candidates like Marjorie Taylor Greene is popular and shouldn’t be but she says ridiculous things.

Second half of the show (17:10) started with the La Crosse Steam softball team having their first-ever game, and how co-owner Dan Kapanke almost rigged it to have a flyover from the Blue Angels, since Airfest is happening hours earlier. We also broke down the four team mascot names, because La Crosse’s is by far the best and maybe the only one that makes sense.

We also talked about whether the upcoming presidential debate (29:30) might be the most watched and, afterward, the most overrated.

Ended the show on the disaster the Milwaukee Public School District is going through right now and how school boards and school board elections are important — even as La Crosse failed to put up enough candidates on the ballot for open seats on the board.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Mark Link

    June 18, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Anthony and Rick are on the same level of maturity. Mature people know what I’m saying. Immature people just got angry over this comment.

  2. LG

    June 21, 2024 at 10:38 am

    ???? I do know what you’re talking about and, as a mature person, I am not angry.

    As an acolyte For the Democrat party, I understand why Rick would promote the false belief that Trump called Milwaukee horrible city. I did not expect Trump did not. It wasn’t even a misunderstanding nor was it taken out of context. The comment as reported was a lie. His criticism of Milwaukee was in regard to crime and the way the local election was handled in Milwaukee. That’s it. The liberal media pretended he called all of Milwaukee horrible and the hoax/lie spread from there. I hoped that the learned professor Chergosky Would set the record straight. However, he referred to it as taken out of context or a misunderstanding. As I said above, this was no misunderstanding, and it was not taken out of context. It was an out and out lie by the liberal national media. And they have been caught in many lies. Laptop, Russian disinformation, pee pee tape, ad infinitum.

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