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.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
John Surinchak and his grandson
9-year old Drew Heredia
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I think this woman was assassinated by the media."
John Ziegler, a conservative radio talk show host turned filmmaker referring to Sarah Palin. His new DVD is entitled, "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected."
"When did we start accepting as hard news sources bloggers, anonymous bloggers especially? It's a sad state of affairs in the world of the media today, mainstream media especially, that they're going to rely on bloggers, anonymous bloggers, for their hard news information."
Sarah Palin, who said that her press office is still getting calls about rumors that she is not the mother of her infant son. She called this "quite absurd," saying she is "frustrated that I wasn't believed that Trig was really my son."
"Katie, you're not the center of everyone's universe."
Palin on CBS' Katie Couric.
"...trillion-dollar deficits for years to come."
President-elect Obama warning Americans of dire economic times.
“It is embarrassing and sad. With Obama being elected, the city was on such a roll.”
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley conceding that Chicago’s name has been tarnished because of the scandal surrounding Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
"You ought to be angry. You ought to be disgusted. We have no choice but to vote 'yes' today."
Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross said Blagojevich "repeatedly and systematically" violated his oath of office and the trust voters placed in him.The Illinois House of Representatives voted Friday to impeach Blagojevich on a 114-1 vote. A trial in the state Senate will decide if he should be removed from office.
"I'm going to continue to fight every step of the way. I am not guilty."
"It’s like a rich uncle giving you $1,000 to make a down payment on a car, and you rush out and buy a Maserati. Sure, you have that down payment, but you still have to figure out how to pay for the rest of the car."
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker questioning the wisdom of a proposed stimulus plan. Walker did not send the Obama administration any requests for Milwaukee County projects to be included in the package.
"Increasing taxes, any taxes, will only make the burden higher."
Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), in a speech on the Senate floor vowing to fight any tax increases.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Porn industry wants bailout
UW Hospital plans to open abortion clinic
Franklin takes away Buckhorn license for 90 days. Hvaing covered Milwaukee City Hall politics for many, many years, I've seen stiffer penalties for bars whose patrons did far less than killing two people.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Other than two paragraphs on one of its blogs, will the Journal Sentinel ever get around to covering this?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Israel is the bad guy because it finally decided after about 10,000 missile attacks to defend itself. Sorry, world. I side with Israel. They have every right to fight for survival.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Really dumb criminal
Today's collection will be used to, ahem, snip snip.
Longtime lobster liberated
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