Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
Eastwood says his convention appearance was 'mission accomplished'
“Back at his hotel, Eastwood had a room service dinner and went to bed. The next morning, he got up early and went straight to the airport, still unaware that his appearance was the No. 1 political topic in the nation.
‘I read the
“He had no idea that overnight, a rebellion had erupted online against the media’s condemnation of him, with thousands of bloggers, Twitterers and commentators calling him, ‘a genius,’ ‘1,000 times more brilliant than the media,’ and saying he’s ‘only gotten better with age.’”
Satan finally found his political party
"Booing God? Who the heck boos God? I’ll tell you who: Satan, his principalities and powers, devil worshippers and DNC delegates, that’s who.
"Look, I get Democrats raising hell over a picture of George W. Bush, or Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s hairdo, or a video of Rosie speed drinking gallon jugs of chocolate milk … but God? Really?
"Hey, media: You can say what you will about Republicans and their foibles, but you’ll never have audio or video of them, en masse, telling God to blank off."
The Pinocchio Press
“Perhaps the reason other journalists are so deferential toward the ‘fact checkers’ is that these fact checkers, unlike the traditional ones, don't check the facts of journalists but of politicians. By and large, they aren't actually checking facts but making and asserting judgments about the veracity of politicians' arguments.
“The quality of their work is generally quite poor. ‘The MSM's ['mainstream' media's] fact-checkers often don't know what they're talking about,’ notes Mickey Kaus, who cites an example on a subject he knows well.”
Road map to the "Are you better off vs. 4 years ago?" debate
"Another question worth asking now is this: Should the President have focused like a laser beam on jobs and housing, and not health reform? Here are the numbers to hold on to as the “are you better off?” debate rolls forward (the data come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Dept. of Labor, Treasury Dept., Federal Reserve, and the Dept. of Commerce).”
Top 10 Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney
“Not able to run on a stellar record, Obama has decided to descend into the mud.”
What kind of woman does Obama envision?
“Watching the Democratic Convention, you might actually believe that Mitt Romney and Republicans won’t be happy until all women are wearing the apron of June Cleaver. The Democrat’s insist that what women really want is abortion on demand, free birth control pills, and equal pay. We all can envision a bra burning, liberated, strong women. But is this really what Barack Obama has in mind? Scratch under the surface and a different picture of Obama’s ideal women emerges.”
Bill Clinton, Republican hero
"Knowing that Clinton was to deliver a ringing endorsement of Obama Wednesday night, Republicans began singing the praises of Clinton's bipartisan approach to balancing the federal budget and even creating surpluses, in order to contrast his record with that of Obama and his trillion-dollar deficits."
Why I'm a Republican
“In these partisan, highly divided times, people ask me why I'm a Republican.
“Here's why: I like parting my hair on the side and wearing penny loafers without socks, with real pennies in them. I like showing up for meetings on time, balancing my checking account and retiring for the night before 11.
“But part of me longs to be a Democrat.
“I love buying rounds for the whole pub — to heck with fiscal sanity on the weekend! I love making grandiose promises, particularly to women, that I know I can never keep.”
The DNC platform on God