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 that are worth a read:
Five rules for covering breaking news
"The sad reality is that these sorts of news days (Fort Hood) are a staple of a journalist's year. The Boston bombing and Newtown were 2013's horrors, and now 2014 has its first. There will be more. Twitter makes them all more immediate and more difficult to cover. These five rules make them easier to report. "
A catastrophe like no other
"Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess. It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration."
The ObamaMedia high-fives ObamaCare
"The uncritical reaction of the New York-Washington Axis of Journalism to the announcement that ObamaCare had miraculously hit its magic sign-up number was a new low for a profession that is already a national embarrassment."
It's about the jobs, stupid!
"A truly watershed moment took place on CNBC last week. As "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer dropped in to say farewell to Larry Kudlow and "The Kudlow Report," Cramer made a surprising statement. The life-long Democrat told Kudlow..."
Why Dems will win in 2016
"Democrats understand the art of narrative. Republicans do not. Republicans would rather have Ryan wave around a 100-page budget backed by all the stats. Democrats would rather point at Ryan and say he hates children. Americans don't have time to read 100-page budgets. Case closed."
Vote fraud as 'payback time'
"To all of this, the George Soros-funded Brennan Center at New York University, the Left’s election think tank, has a uniform answer: There are so few prosecuted cases of vote fraud out of millions of ballots cast that it makes no difference. That’s like saying 'there’s nothing to see here' if a home in a 1,000-unit residential development is burglarized."
Just a coincidence?
"...there’s an interesting bit of correlation that has been occurring since the mid-1980s when concealed carry began to spread across the nation that has now made its way to the 'murder capitol' of the United States (Chicago)."
In Maryland, speed camera reform bill passes
"The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature."
KF NOTE: Why not just rid of the cameras altogether? The an$wer $hould be quite obviou$.
College isn't for everyone
"In his first address to Congress after being sworn in as President of the United States, President Obama laid out an aggressive progressive agenda for increasing the number of Americans with college degrees over the next ten years. 'We will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal," he promised Americans, 'by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world."
"President Obama's goal here completely misdiagnoses what ails our higher education system. A culture that encourages and a government that and subsidizes higher education has driven up costs, pushed underqualified students into institutions that they’re not ready for, propped up a student debt bubble and hurt the quality of our higher educational institutions."
Seven hard truths liberals just don't want to hear
"Liberalism will collapse of its own dead weight. And when it does, you true believers better be ready for the hard truth that there is no such thing as a free lunch."
65 million reasons for optimism
"I am an optimist. I believe that America's best days are still to come and today's children will live a life far better than their parents and grandparents. The vast majority of Americans are more pessimistic, and it's easy to understand why. Looking at the behavior and performance of our political leaders, there's little reason for hope.
"That's why I look in places like Johnstown, Penn., rather than Washington, D.C."