Anti-Trump radio host Charlie Sykes, a radio host out of Wisconsin, has been prominently featured throughout the media as an anti-Trump voice.
But Sykes hasn’t disclosed that he has a huge reason to oppose Trump: Trump has said that he would put Sykes’s ex-wife — Diane Sykes — on the Supreme Court.
— CheeseheadLucy (@cheeseheadlucy) April 4, 2016
The left-wing Daily Kos first noted Sykes’s marital infidelity in 2014 but strangely that well documented story hasn’t resonated in this election cycle.
Charlie Sykes was quoted in the New York Times saying the following today:
“Can someone win without talk radio?” Mr. Sykes asked during a commercial break from his program. “Yes, theoretically. Except no one has.”
“I think talk radio has been more substantive, more intellectually serious here and, therefore, less prone to embrace an entertainer.”
“I feel very strongly that Donald Trump poses a fundamental challenge to the conservative movement, an existential challenge, so, yes, I have made it my mission to stop him,” Mr. Sykes added.
Not once did the Times disclose Sykes’s rather large conflict of interest.
That lack of a notice of conflict of interest is odd given that The Times noted in June of last year that Sykes’s third and current wife, Janet F. Riordan, is director of community programs at the Bradley Foundation. She is also one of the Bradley Foundation’s highest paid employees.
What is the Bradley Foundation?
According to the Wall Street Journal,
Bradley is one of the founding donors to the MacIver Institute, a Madison think tank that fought for Mr. Walker’s union reforms and maintains an active online presence in support of the Wisconsin GOP’s policy agenda. And the foundation’s president, Michael Grebe, was chairman of Mr. Walker’s campaigns for governor and president.
Sykes also edits the Bradley-funded magazine, Wisconsin Interest.
None of the other publications — conservative, liberal, and moderate like — have mentioned Charlie Sykes mentioned these apparent conflicts of interest.
Serial liar and cuckservative Matt Lewis even wrote an article, “If Only Rush Limbaugh Had the Moral Clarity of Charlie Sykes.” (Lewis’s wife incidentally worked for Ted Cruz’s 2012 campaign.)
Trump first backed Wisconsinite Diane Sykes for the Supreme Court in mid-February.
— FOX6 News (@fox6now) February 15, 2016
Charlie Sykes hasn’t disclosed his personal or financial conflict of interest in his numerous TV, radio, and journalism appearances.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 4, 2016
I don’t know about you but if my ex-girlfriend or ex-wife were being considered for the nation’s highest court I’d do what I could to stop her.
Sykes has been married three times and has cheated on Diane Sykes, who went on to become a federal judge in the 7th circuit.
Don't forget. One of the ex-wives of GOPe "Cheatin' Charlie" is non-GOPe Diane Sykes, a federal judge –> https://t.co/nOy44aHt25
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) March 28, 2016
It’s not our job to tell you how to vote for president. As we hvae noted many times we have a pro-Ted Cruz bent but ethics and morals matter.
The sanctimonious Charlie Sykes had the gall to say to Trump, “Here in Wisconsin, we value things like civility, decency and actual conservative principles.”
Did Sykes learn those conservative principles when he was cheating on his first or second wife?
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