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
Over 200 lawmakers
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We’ve got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis.”
President Barack Obama, on a deal to reopen the government after a two-week shutdown.
“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win.”
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, after the GOP gave in on budget and health care talks.
"The Tea Party, like Mr. Obama, will still be here after the corpses are cleared from the battlefield. The Tea Party has made a difference, but it still hasn't learned how Washington works. The party's soldiers are likely to be quick studies. A law professor at Yale, Dan Kahan, conducted a study of 2,000 voters and learned that the Tea Partyers were better versed in science — how and why things work — than most. He was stunned. He expected to find them the dunces the mainstream media keeps telling us they are. 'I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party,' he says. 'All my impressions come from watching cable TV, and I don't watch Fox News very often, and reading The New York Times plus a variety of politics-focused Internet sites like Huffington Post and Politico. I'm a little embarrassed, but mainly, I'm just glad that I no longer hold that particular mistaken view'."
The Washington Times
"If I was editor, I would get people after Obama. I voted for the guy, but he’s a disaster as a president. And a disaster most through his Justice Department and muzzling the press. Succeeding. And nobody’s — there’s no [Harrison] Salisbury, [David] Halberstam to bust ass in Washington anymore. That Washington bureau is a wimpy place right now and has been since Obama’s election, or since 9/11 actually.
"The press, when it comes to contending with government and censorship or the maneuvering that government has done because of the 9/11 and the Iraq War and allowing its reporters to be embedded with American troops. And the (NY) Times allowed that. That was a disgraceful thing. When you allow a journalist to ride in a tank that is owned by the Defense Department, you become a flunky of the Defense Department. You become identified with the troops that are saving your ass in Iraq."
Author Gay Talese, former NY Times reporter.
The "glitches have, in fact, made the website unusable for most. The problems go beyond the enrollment process. Most troubling...insurance companies report receiving duplicate sign-up...and records of people enrolling, un-enrolling, and then, re-enrolling. Those forms contain highly personal information."
Jan Crawford of CBS News on Obamacare.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Obamacare...the worst launch ever?
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Our math skills.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Washington Redskins.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
The Snuggle House.
He cries blood.