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“Wake Up Call” Enters Missouri Blogosphere

November 5th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Please welcome new blogger Rick Fischer to the blogosphere. Rick is a husband, father to three girls, and an attorney in O’Fallon, Missouri. Rick says he is very involved in political issues, but is not a member of any political party. Every Tuesday morning, he co-hosts a radio show on KFAV, 99.9, with Lynn Schipper. He and Lynn discuss state and local issues and try to bring their listeners “the news you will not hear from the traditional media.”

From the Wake Up Call:

Welcome to Wake Up Call. As a regular reader of blogs I realize I am entering an already crowded field but I hope I can bring a unique look at state and local issues while also providing a few stories you won’t see anywhere else. I have a lot of ideas on what I want to do with this blog and I’m sure I will be making some changes over the next couple of months as I learn on the fly. Of course, any suggestions are welcomed and I hope you will come back while I work out the kinks.

So why am I doing this? First, politics has always been a great interest to me but the more I got involved in the actual nuts and bolts the more I realized how little I knew about how our system works. My introduction came when I was appointed as Special Counsel for O’Fallon, Missouri and asked to investigate corruption. I found it. More than most of you would believe. However, I also met some people who donated their time and money trying to make a difference and maybe this blog can help in some small way in their effort.

Another reason I decided to join the blog world is that I have learned our traditional media outlets only provide the news they want you to know. True investigative reporting does not seem to be a priority for the St. Louis media. I have been told this type of reporting is not done because this no longer sells but in many cases the media is simply unwilling to rock the boat, especially for those sectors of the business community who funnel a great deal of advertising money their way. And some reporters are just flat out lazy.

This is what lead me to the blogs for news. It doesn’t take long to figure out which writers are reliable, but even the most biased blog (some of which I have linked) can be useful as a resource. Read more…

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