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.
Here are interesting articles from the past week worth a read:
2013: The Year of the Lie
"Mired in more scandals than fingers and toes on which to count, it seems President Barack Obama and his defenders spent more time this year fibbing to the American people than actually running the executive branch...Herewith, the Top Ten Lies of 2013."
America just isn't that into Obama anymore
"Mysteriously – if you're the New York Times or a commentator on MSNBC – the country has grown weary of our first superstar president.
"A lot of those who make up what H.L. Mencken derisively referred to as 'the smart set' are scratching their heads trying to come up with an explanation. Yet a drop in the polls makes sense if you believe his two national election victories represented a victory of style and symbolism over substance."
The 10 craziest stories of 2013
"An Elvis impersonator falsely accused of sending ricin-laced letters. A crack-smoking Canadian mayor. And of course, another sexting scandal starring Anthony Weiner. This past year had no shortage of outrageous, over-the-top political stories featuring everything from paternity tests to plagiarism."
Free speech, duck hunting, and double standards
"Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s interview with GQ magazine sparked an all-out assault on him, his family and of course, Christianity. This overreaction underscores the double standard of those who applaud free speech, as long as they approved the message. And if you dare talk about something like abortion or homosexuality, then it is all-out war, and those decrying intolerance become the very thing they claim to hate."
Bye bye bile
"Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.
"Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary."
Raising children with an attitude of gratitude
"Giving thanks is no longer just holiday fare. A field of research on gratitude in kids is emerging, and early findings indicate parents' instincts to elevate the topic are spot-on. Concrete benefits come to kids who literally count their blessings."
They too will be missed
"Humanitarian Nelson Mandela. Actor Peter O’Toole. Novelist Tom Clancy. Interviewer David Frost. Actress Julie Harris. Senator Harry Byrd Jr.
"They are among the very famous who left us in 2013. But we also owe goodbyes to many others whose passing might have escaped our attention."