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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I think he [Obama] knows he's way beyond the bounds. No one can read this decision and not know this was a major abuse of power but I don't think he cares. He's in his second term, he's not running again, they will never impeach him. There will be presidents after him and if he gets away with all of this overreach, creating laws, rewriting laws, ignoring laws it will be a terrible defeat for the country and for the rule of law. And I think that's the worst part of this, if this were a Republican he'd be impeached now over all of these abuses."
Charles Krauthammer commenting on President Obama's disregard for separation of power, Congress and the constitution.
“Because the – when a government -- the government – any government agency particularly one as powerful as the IRS engages in something that even people sympathetic to the admission say looks weird and suspicious, it's incumbent upon on all of the national media to aggressively ask more questions. The Republicans in Congress are asking questions. I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story would be a national obsession and, instead, it's getting coverage here and a few other places, but it really deserves a lot more questions.”
Mark Halperin on MSNBC’s Morning Joe
"The email scandal, and it is a scandal, it is a crime, broke 11 days ago, and it took six days, it took Paul Ryan erupting at the IRS commissioner six days later for the media to cover this [on] the evening news. The reality is that this story is still by and large being ignored. This is serious, serious stuff going on," but the liberal media "are headed for the tall grass" because they "just don't want to know" the extent of the Obama administration's corruption.
Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell
“The one thing both these scandals have in common is, for a party that wants to establish the fact that good government can do good things, they're now giving the public two choices. One, either we're incredibly incompetent, both the the IRS and with the V.A. scandal, or we're crooked. Pick your poison. It's not a good place to be.”
During the regular "Inside Politics" segment of Tuesday's New Day on CNN, Ron Fournier of the National Journal declared that he was "naive" last year in giving the Obama administration the "benefit of the doubt" over the IRS scandal, and called for an independent prosecutor to investigate as he reacted to the recent congressional testimony of IRS commissioner John Koskinen.
"The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple— get a warrant."
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. writing for the unanimous court after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people's cell phones without a warrant. The decision amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights.
“One of the most common complaints during this otherwise splendid World Cup is the amount of time players spend embellishing injuries. All too often during matches, seemingly fit men fall to the ground in agony. They scream, wince, pound the grass with their fists and gesture to the sidelines for a stretcher. Some of them clutch a limb as if it was just freed from the jaws of a wood chipper. But after a few moments, just as the priests arrive to administer last rites, they sit up on the gurney, shake it off, rise to their feet and run back on the field to play some more. Fans of the world's most popular game know that this is just one of soccer's oldest and most universally despised tactics. Turning a small foul into a death performance worthy of La Scala can draw cards for opposing players, kill time from the clock or just give one's winded teammates a breather.”
Geoff Foster, the Wall Street Journal
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
It's not just sweet innocent kids at the border.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
A MUST-CHECK THIS OUT:
In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein writes about the relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama. Klein spoke with WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes. Scroll 17:10 into the podcast to hear the interview.
The IRS scandal.
Dems in pro-gun states don't want help from her.
Our gas tax.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The World Cup. And rightfully so.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Not very smart.