Week-ends (01/29/17)

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

President Trump

Chris Salvatore

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

These journalists

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.”
Tweet by Donald Trump

“You had profanity-laced, vulgar comments coming from celebrities. Donald Trump in his inaugural address talked about the forgotten man, now these forgotten celebrities came to Washington to deliver really negative messages.”
Trump top aide Kellyanne Conway

“Give me a shovel. Put me to dig the trench. I would be happy to do that. Rain or shine, 100 degrees, 120, I don’t care. I will be honored to do it.”
Agnes Gibboney, 62, lost her son Ronald da Silva in 2002 when he was shot dead in El Monte, California by Luis Gonzalez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Gonzales, a known gang member, was jailed over the fatal shooting after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Gibboney said her son’s death destroyed her family and for that reason applauds Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, including his plans to construct the controversial wall he has long said Mexico will pay for.

“I am, to a large extent, an environmentalist. But it’s out of control, and we’re going to make a very short process, and we’re going to either give you your permits or we’re not going to give you your permits. But you’re going to know very quickly.”
President Donald Trump, as he signed executive memos that could revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects

“Oh, there’s Jim, he’s become more famous than me.”
President Donald Trump, after noticing FBI director James Comey in the audience at an event to honor law enforcement officers

“I’ve got to say, I was impressed. I was meeting with a CEO. It was obvious. And the president had a very specific agenda in terms of what he thought was critical and that was tax reform and regulatory reform. …I left with a degree of optimism that this could actually be pulled off this year.”
AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson, telling analysts on an earnings call that he is optimistic about the company’s outlook under the Trump administration

“Mary Tyler Moore deserves a spot in the pantheon of great comic actresses like Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett, and it is for this that she will be most remembered.”
TV historian Robert Thompson of Syracuse University, on the death of Mary Tyler Moore, a television cultural and feminist pioneer

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

SNL writer’s tweet

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

March For Life

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Alternative facts

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Rent a girlfriend

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