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).
Dereliction of Duty
"Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey."
Remember, there is no voter fraud
Isn't it ironic?
"1) Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Raven's Ray Lewis - suspect in a murder trial in 2000 - and father of six children with four different women - declares himself to be a "Christian? thanks the Lord for the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl victory.? Yet, was Lewis ever put under the scrutiny that Tim Tebow - also a Christian, (lacking the notorious background of Lewis) suffered at the hands of the media and the usual anti-religious crowd? Was Lewis made fun of the way Tebow was? No. Why not? Could there be a racist element at play here?"
20 reasons America is increasingly becoming a nonfunctional society
"Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them."
Say it correctly, please: State-run media, not mainstream
“I’m guilty of it myself.
"That would be of calling the liberally biased national press the 'mainstream media.' Or MSM, as we like to refer to it. But it’s inaccurate, and it is not an unimportant inaccuracy.
"For one thing, referring to the liberal media as mainstream implies that we conservatives are not mainstream. Somehow, as absurd as it sounds, we constitutionalists who happen to believe in the principles, passion and authority of our nation’s constitution are now viewed as dangerous and irrational extremists, while liberals who seek to subvert our republic’s legal foundation in the name of globalism are seen as normal and reasonable and upstanding."
Why I'm canceling my SI subscription
"Like too many other publications, the magazine has become dishonest, dishonorable and even occasionally despicable in its conformist, lockstep left-wing bias. Republican politicians and conservative positions are routinely insulted in articles having nothing to do with either. Yawn-inducing left wing predictability is brought to the discussion of every issue. No SI writer is allowed to disagree with leftism ever. Despite its great photographs and occasionally good athlete profiles, the magazine has remade itself into crap in the name of political conformity.
"For me, the Super Bowl issue with its smarmy and poorly reported article on religion in football was the last straw."
"The United States is becoming an increasingly class-stratified society. The few at the top enjoy unprecedented affluence. The many in the middle and at the bottom face narrowing opportunities and declining standards of living. The dwindling of marriage is both cause and consequence of America's evolution away from a society of equal chances. The restoration of marriage is crucial to reviving the middle class and offering hope to the poor."
"Ah, modern romance. Things sure have changed since Dino dropped off the charts. Now I know why: Romance is dead."