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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Megan DeJarnett (inspirational)
Cancer surviving kids
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Mo. State Rep. Stacey Newman
Rialto school district
Sellers and buyers of positive pregnancy tests
Judge Jeanine Howard
Assistant Professor Eli Hvastkovs
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress. I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened. Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.”
40-year-old Monica Lewinsky in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair
"The profile [of President Obama] that I published in the New Yorker was somebody that eerily, eerily seemed to be claiming himself--it was a sense of not giving up, but of deep frustration--that was the profile that I published in the New Yorker. Somebody frustrated and disappointed. And that's what's frustrating to me sometimes about Obama is that the world seems to disappoint him. Republicans disappoint him, Bashar al-Assad disappoints him, Putin as well. And the fighting spirit sometimes is lacking in the performative aspects of the presidency. Do I think that at the end of eight years this will go down as a terrible presidency? I don't. You do. I don't. I think an enormous amount has been achieved."
David Remnick, an Obama biographer and the editor of the New Yorker
"The jury that I'm interested in are reasonable minded, fair minded people. At least let the process have a chance to work. There are certain things in our culture that have to transcend politics. The murder of four fellow Americans and an attack on a facility that is emblematic of our county, should transcend politics and I know our fellow citizens can handle the truth but only if they get access to it."
Rep. Trey Gowdy who will lead a new Benghazi select committee. As a former prosecutor, Gowdy is a seasoned investigator who asks tough questions.
“Well, the key words they use, such as ‘conspiracy’ and ‘delusional,’ are in my opinion clearly designed to try to controversialize a story -- a legitimate news story and a legitimate area of journalistic inquiry. To some degree, that's been successful, but I think primarily among those who don't want to look at this as a story in the first place.”
Former CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson saying she believes that a concerted effort is taking place to divert investigations into that deadly attack, an effort that is being orchestrated by people close to the White House.
“We have four dead Americans. A U.S. ambassador’s body was dragged through the streets, okay? It was beyond heartbreaking and infuriating. No one in custody. Have an arrest warrant out. No one in custody. And in the immediate aftermath, the response was to go political. If this were George Bush, [if he] would have done anything like this, you would be going nuts on it. You would be going ballistic.”
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham
"The enemies of Hillary Clinton, by that I mean the partisan enemies, have got their voodoo doll. It's called Benghazi. Every time they put the pin in, they hope it hurts Hillary. Every time they say the word, they hope it scares her.”
MSNBC's Chris Matthews
“Sports is gonna always be prejudice, and it's a subject that we don't always talk about, afraid to linger on, but I think it's a world we could talk about it and have open discussion like your program here. We could stop that problem.
“They have been trained for that - Venus and Serena. A few years ago when they was juniors, I had some kids to come up on the bus, and I had them to call them all kind of names and play music so it could prepare them.”
Richard Williams, father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams. His new book, “Black and White: The Way I See It,” hit bookshelves on Tuesday. In it, he describes how his family was booed and subjected to racial epithets when Serena played in a tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., more than a dozen years ago. Serena has skipped the tournament since 2001.
“And the tough time I would have at CNN now, I think, would be doing this airplane story. Because I think I'd crack up laughing. I think I would have – you know, how many times can you cover a plane? Six weeks and all we know is it made a left turn. I would probably not want to do it. I think it would get embarrassing after a while.”
“Watching CNN continue to breathe life into this thing is like watching a doctor on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ pounding on a patient's chest until another doctor has to pull him off and say, ‘Derek it’s over!’ That’s what I want to say to Wolf Blitzer. Wolf, it’s over! Time to move on! There will be other ocean disasters. We will always have Atlantis.”
Bill Maher joking about CNN's obsession over missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
"Women who say they don’t like it, and are offended by it, I don’t believe it. There is nothing nicer than a piropo, even if it’s accompanied by something offensive, if someone says ‘nice culo’ it’s all good.”
Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires, has recently found himself in hot water over his views on catcalling women on the streets of Argentina. He defended catcalling, a common practice in Latin America that has become increasingly controversial. The 55-year-old is now in the news again for a picture of him lasciviously eyeing a 17-year-old pop star, which went viral this week in Argentina. In most of Latin America, piropos — catcalls — are part of everyday life. Soon after his statements aired, Macri apologized, saying one of his daughters scolded him for his comments. “I made a gentlemanly comment, I apologize to those I’ve offended” he tweeted. “I am against any situation that makes women uncomfortable on the street. And I don’t catcall women like that.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Hollywood's sexual predator problem
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Jobs lost due to sequestration
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
White House climate change agenda
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
New fad to fuel your love life
She should have taken her dress off
Not in a million years
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