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).
The video did it
"Ms. Rice's the-video-did-it explanation is no doubt intended to shield Obama Administration policies from any domestic political blame for the attacks. But far worse is the message it sends to adversaries and even friendly governments abroad: Overrun sovereign
Left-wing site unearths video of Romney talking like a conservative
“But over what, exactly ?
“Over a conservative talking like a conservative and laying out facts.”
Obama's protective press cordon
“Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for
“Was that ‘appropriate’? ‘Mixed signal’? ‘Jumped the gun’? Seven of eight questions were on his statement. It was an another embarrassing day for the national media, and the slap-down was short-lived; within 48 hours, the Middle East and North Africa were in full-blown crisis, and details began to pour out about all the administration had done wrong leading up to the first killing of a U.S. ambassador since the one term of Jimmy Carter.”
The 25 most obnoxious quotes from Barack Obama
25) "No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."
The biggest lie of Campaign 2012
"Fact-checking of political speeches, interviews and campaign ads is all the rage in journalism.
"Squads of reporters are dissecting the details of this year's election, day by day, policy by policy. In the presidential race, especially, every attack and counterattack goes through some kind of lie detector test. It's a great, albeit imperfect, trend that helps hold candidates accountable - assuming voters actually pay attention.
"It's too bad those fact checkers can't see the forest for the trees."
Looking, very closely, for voter fraud
“True the Vote is now using proprietary software to accelerate the process of challenging voter registrations. It says its databases will ultimately contain all voter rolls in the country. Using computers, volunteers can check those rolls against driver’s license records, property records and other databases, turning the process into an assembly line production.”
In plain view: How child molesters get away with it
“When monsters roam free, we assume that people in positions of authority ought to be able to catch them if only they did their jobs. But that might be wishful thinking. A pedophile is someone adept not just at preying on children but at confusing, deceiving, and charming the adults responsible for those children—which is something to keep in mind in the case of the scandal at Penn State and the conviction, earlier this year, of the former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child-molestation charges.”
Waiting till the wedding night
“…my wife (I have to get used to saying that) and I not only waited sexually in every way (no, we didn’t pull the Bill Clinton and technically avoid ‘sex’ sex,) but we didn’t shack up as live-ins and most importantly, we courted each other in a way that was consistent with our publicly professed values. We did it right.”