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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Fort Collins High School in Colorado
The city of New York
Group home workers
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Your detractors believe that you did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn't want that out. That's what they believe."
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly interviewing President Obama about Benghazi during a pre-Super Bowl interview last Sunday
"And they believe it because folks like you are telling them that."
Obama responding to O’Reilly
"No, I'm not telling them that, I'm asking you whether you were told it was a terror attack."
O’Reilly firing back at Obama
"Do you think I've been unfair to you?"
O’Reilly to Obama
"Absolutely, of course you are, Bill. Bill, we just went through an interview in which you asked about health care not working, IRS, 'Were we wholly corrupt?', Benghazi. Right? So the list of issues that you talk about."
Obama to O’Reilly
"But these are unanswered questions."
O’Reilly to Obama
“not even a smidgen of corruption”
President Obama told Bill O’Reilly there wasn’t any corruption linked to the IRS practice of discriminating against conservative and Christian organizations by delaying their applications for tax-exempt status
“Understand, by definition, Bill, when somebody is attacking our compound...that's an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened.”
Obama telling Bill O’Reilly he called the Benghazi attack an act of terror the next day.
“It’s just an outrageous lie. It’s kind of hard to call it anything else. It’s kind of like ObamaCare and the things he said in the beginning and now he’s denying it. I will say this till my dying day, I know people don’t realize it now, that’s going to go down in history as the greatest cover-up. And I’m talking about the Pentagon Papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate and the rest of them.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) taking issue with the president’s timeline of events in Benghazi
“We can’t afford to lose any more jobs…When will this president start caring?”
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
“As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example. Today’s decision will help advance my Administration’s efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths, cancer, and heart disease, as well as bring down health care costs.”
President Obama, a former smoker, praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs.
“America works. It’s as true today as it has ever been. In cities and towns across the country, governments are functioning and improving people’s lives. Businesses are opening, innovating, growing and hiring. Non-profits are developing practical ways to address complex problems. We do not read enough about the positive success stories. But it’s fundamental to the strength of our economy and our nation. We need to pay more attention to those examples of progress, because if we don’t we risk losing opportunities to learn from them, emulate them and create more opportunity for more Americans to achieve economic progress.”
Jamie Dimon, CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Peter Scher, the Head of Corporate Responsibility at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny. But we’re not sitting here every week going, ‘We’ve really got to do the First Family’.”
Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels responding to a question from Lane Brown of the New York Times magazine:”Are there any basic rules for what works and what doesn’t politically?"
“Bill Clinton is No. 1 in Jay Leno’s book — the top target of the late night comedian, according to a new study. Since 1992, when Leno became host of ‘The Tonight Show,’ he has made 4,607 jokes about Clinton. That’s one out of every 10 jokes he made about public figures, according to a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
IRS employees getting raises to boost morale
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Criminal records of illegal immigrants
50 mayors leave Bloomberg's anti-gun group
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Is Peyton Manning through?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK