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.
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
Steve St. Bernard
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Ryan D. Firoved
The Chevy Volt
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"People were running everywhere, running on top of me, like kicking me, jumping over me. And there were bodies on the ground. I froze up. I was scared. I honestly thought I was going to die."
Moviegoer Christopher Ramos recalling the real-life horror of the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in
"I slipped on some blood and landed on a lady. I shook her and said, 'We need to go.' There was no response, so I presume she was dead.”
Tanner Coon, who was in the theater with a friend and the friend's 12-year-old brother when the shooter came in.
"I'm with coworkers and we're on the floor praying to God we don't get shot, and the gunshots continue on and on, and when the sound finally stopped, we started to get up and people were just bleeding.”
"Our hearts are broken as we think of the friends and family of the victims of this senseless tragedy. The pain and grief (are) too intense for words, but we can't let it keep us from our lives. We are going to come back stronger from this, but it is obviously going to be a very long process."
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
“Well it does make me wonder, you know with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying that could’ve stopped this guy more quickly? I mean in
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."
“Remember when Democrats made hay out of Mitt Romney saying he likes to be able to fire people? Well, it’s payback time.”
The LA Times
“It’s a shocking, shocking observation on his part of what he actually believes. What he’s saying is government is largely responsible or responsible for building your business. ... what he’s saying is that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple and that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft and Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor Company. Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonalds. That Papa Johns didn’t build Papa Johns Pizza.
“The idea of government trying to guide this economy as opposed to allowing free people to pursue their dreams is something entirely foreign to the American people. And he does not understand how
Mitt Romney responding to President Obama's remarks about business.
“It's as if President Obama climbed into a tank, put on his helmet, talked about how his foray into Cambodia was seared in his memory, looked at his watch, misspelled ‘potato’ and pardoned Richard Nixon all in the same day....
“These defining moments take hold most devastatingly when they confirm what a large portion of the electorate already believes. Taken alone, it seems unfair that a single moment, an unguarded remark or a slip of the tongue can carry such weight. They're often dismissed as ‘gotcha’ moments, but when voters are able to nod and say, ‘I knew it,’ these moments stick and do terrible damage. We have witnessed such a moment.”
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak on Obama’s business remark.
“We're not fighting a war here. A deputy is just going to fire his weapon on the range. The most wear and tear on a weapon is just cleaning it."
Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr., saying there is "absolutely no reason to justify" Sheriff David Clarke’s order of 565 Glock handguns for his deputies. The sheriff's office purchased the G22 and G27 pistols for $72,320—about $139 each with trade-in credits from 10-year-old duty weapons. The office will issue the pistols to 275 deputies and correctional officers with firearms training in a jurisdiction of about 940,000 residents that includes the city of
“This puke politician insinuates that cops are not worthy of the best equipment I can get them that might just be the difference between going home at the end of a shift or ending up on a memorial wall.
“By the way, I didn’t see this small man at the police memorial ceremony this past May honoring the courage and sacrifice of officers killed in the line of duty protecting his pudgy ass. I wonder how many of them thought all they would ever do with their weapon was clean it or fire it on the range.
“Just last week one of my deputies took down a bank robbery suspect who just held up a bank in Germantown and is suspected of being involved in a string of bank hold-ups. Late last year another deputy had to fire his weapon at a suspect that tried to run him down with an automobile. That suspect was just sentenced to prison in that incident. A
“This poor excuse for a politician needs to apologize by the end of today. This part time pencil pusher should stick to talking about which parks might need flowers planted in them or how much road salt should be purchased next winter and leave law enforcement equipment purchases to me. If I need some advice on police equipment purchases, I certainly would not seek it from this goof. I’ll put up with a lot, but never will I allow an idiot like Weishan disparage the work of law enforcement officers or the daily danger they face.”
Sheriff David Clarke in a statement about Supervisor Weishan.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
1) The shooting in
2) Shocking, but not surprising.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The AWOL president.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Why won't Romney release more tax records?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Hell hath no fury...
The latest security risk.
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