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
We missed this one last week
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Some federal employees
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“She realizes the less she talks, the better off she is. The good thing is that [Hillary] is an excellent representative of the progressive left ideology” and “eventually she’ll have to talk.”
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson
“We're still 17 months out from an election so the media have some freedom to decide exactly how much pressure they want to apply to Hillary Clinton. If you think the media have been surprisingly tough on Hillary so far, do bear in mind that in about 12 months as the election starts to close in and polls narrow, the whole liberal clerisy is going to write ‘Why I'm Still Voting For Hillary’ pieces, along the lines of ‘Sure, the Clinton Foundation appears to be a billion dollar money laundering operation masquerading as a charity with the willing cooperation of thousands of corporate and media elites. And maybe we have to face the fact that the Clintons have been rooking people with variations of this scam for 35 years. However, the Supreme Court and Obamacare are just too darn important to trust to a Republican with the White House. While Hillary and Bill may have lined their pockets with money from brutal Central Asian oligarchs under the rubric that they were helping kids with AIDS, at least they're not the kind of monsters who think that gay people may have to go to more than one bakery to find a wedding cake.’
“If Hillary secures the nomination as expected, and the scandals continue to metastisize as expected, before this election is over, the tortured ‘...but I'm voting for her anyway’ declaration will become a genre unto itself. There will be a torrent of rationalizations in the pages of the same publications that are grilling her now. Count on it.”
Mark Hemmingway of the Weekly Standard
“ABC’s refusal to pull George Stephanopoulos off of all 2016 coverage makes it crystal clear that ABC has no intentions of being an objective news outlet. Therefore, unless George Stephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 election coverage – or unless ABC pulls him from covering the 2016 campaign – conservatives should avoid going on any ABC shows. ABC has made it clear that they will not hold its anchors accountable for unethical and dishonest journalistic behavior and it should not expect conservatives to subject themselves to coercive interviews by former Clinton campaign operatives masquerading as objective journalists. In a recent survey, ABC News was dead last in the 'trust' factor. Only 8% of the public trusts ABC News. This kind of behavior explains why."
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell after ABC failed to sanction George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week and Good Morning America, for displaying an inexcusable lack of journalistic ethics
“According to numerous media accounts the formidable political couple has earned at least $30 million in speaking fees since 2014. The Clintons are maybe who President Obama had in mind when he famously said ‘You didn’t build that.’
“The Clintons are extraordinarily rich not because Bill discovered a cure for cancer, or because Hillary has a knack for resuscitating companies that are on the proverbial deathbed, because both are expert as Ford, Rockefeller and Steve Jobs were at mass producing former baubles of the rich, or even because they were born well. No, the Clintons are rich for having been wise enough to make a profession of politics in what is the richest, most innovative country on earth. Without a hint of hyperbole, the wealth they enjoy is a function of their pull within a federal government that is empowered to tax away trillions on an annual basis. The Clintons are posh and supercilious, but their grand posture is directly attributable to the political class’s ability to plunder the actual wealth of America’s truly productive.
The 2015 BizExpo was held today and Franklin had a presence, much to the chagrin of Franklin Alderman Susanne Mayer.
But cheer up, Alderman. Maybe Franklin failed to come up with any promising leads.
No, Janet. You’re not.
May I call you, Janet? I understand that if I do that I might be subject to the suddenly political voices that have hidden in their Flintstone caves since they first started living in Franklin only to emerge in this farce of a recall.
You know, he’s friends with Evans!
By the way, he supports Evans!
YES TO THE ABOVE!
I’m on record that the recall effort against Evans is petty, personal, and frivolous. Janet, you’re not alone. There have been other outrageous and patently unfair recall attempts made against local officials. Here are just a couple.
In 2011, Johnstown, Colo., Mayor Mark Romanowski survived a recall election that was prompted, in part, by residents’ opposition to a plan to switch from diagonal to parallel parking spaces.
In 2010, Ogden, Kan., Mayor Jimmy Bonds lost a recall election after firing two lifeguards.
Apparently foolishness isn’t restricted to Franklin, but we've got plenty.
DO NOT SIGN THE RECALL AGAINST JANET EVANS