Misinformation on WRST!

Jut Mitchell, filling in for Tony Palmeri on WRST today had Steve Dedow, President of the Winnebago County Labor Council on as a guest.

Jut said he noticed on the Winnebago County Labor Council website that they were endorsing Kohl. Jut asked how they could, because Kohl voted in favor of CAFTA.

Jut, Kohl voted against CAFTA - click here for the roll call vote from Senate.gov (I Googled 'Kohl CAFTA' to find that - it wasn't difficult).

Same Google search - here is an editorial from the Cap Times:

Credit is due U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, for coming out early and aggressively against the proposed Central America Free Trade Agreement.

Here is Hohl's press release.

Kohl has heard from American workers that CAFTA's rules are a step backward from the labor conditions that exist in current trade programs with Central America. There is concern that some CAFTA countries lack adequate protections for workers' rights in their labor codes and that, even where such rights are spelled out, enforcement mechanisms are inadequate.

A retraction next week, please.


babblemur said...


I'm pretty sure Bob Poeschl was filling in for Tony on Friday's Radio Commentary with Dedow, not Justin Mitchell.

Justin Mitchell filled in the week before interviewing Colin Crowley.

jef said...

Bob was a guest along with Steve, Jut was hosting.

babblemur said...

Oh, okay. I didn't get to hear the whole thing - I just caught a snippit in the car and heard Bob.

Anonymous said...


It was pointed out to Jut after the interview that he was misinformed.


Glad you were listening.

jef said...

It needs to be pointed out to the listeners. I tried to call in, but it was too late.

Justin Mitchell said...

Thank you for pointing that out Jef. I was notified immediately following the show by several people. I don't know where I got the idea from, and I apologize for providing false information regarding Sen Kohl. He did indeed vote against CAFTA. I will make sure to clarify next Friday the error that I made.

Thank you for listening, and feel free to call in next friday. We will be discussing the Oshkosh Common Council candidates with Cheryl Hentz and Stephanie Barnard (UWO AT). After that show, Tony will be back

jef said...

Thanks for the comment, Jut. I did try to call in - but the show was over right after the statement.

Bob Poeschl said...

What did you think of the show? I thought it was pretty balanced. It is a little hard for me to get a word in when you have Steve Dedow on the show. He did an awesome job. Many times I was in awe of how well Steve can articulate his passion for understanding the labor world.

I sense, through the callers, that some felt we were not being fair to Steve, what are you thoughts on that? I personally didnt feel that way but usually when I put my Green Party hat on, Democrats seem to get defensive.

So let me know.

Bob Poeschl