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
“My God, what are you doing? No, this is wrong! Oh my God look at what you did to him! Oh my God!”
A United Airlines passenger responding to security dragging a fellow passenger from the aircraft
The incident was “upsetting to all of us here at United,” United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said. He apologized “for having to re-accommodate these customers.” His “team” was conducting a “detailed review” to “further address and resolve this situation.”
Memo to Munoz: Are you kidding me?
Nobody cares if this was upsetting to the people at United. How about the upset to the paying customer — apparently a middle-aged doctor — who was dragged from your plane like this?
Nobody buys your insulting euphemism “re-accomodate.” You were throwing this guy off the plane, not for anything he did, but because you had deliberately sold more tickets than you had seats to make some extra bucks.
And nobody wants to hear that you’re shunting this off to your “team.” They’re not the ones getting paid millions a year.
Brett Arends, MarketWatch columnist
“To the American people, I am humbled by the trust placed in me today. I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected. And I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation.”
Neil Gorsuch after being sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court
“I’ve always heard that the most important thing that a president of the United States does is appoint people, hopefully great people like this appointment, to the United States Supreme Court. And I can say, this is a great honor. And I got it done in the first 100 days. You think that’s easy?”
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
Eric Trump said his father’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack
“She is part of the regime’s normalization campaign. It shows indifference and insensitivity at the highest level. I think she’s fully aware of what’s going on. And it makes your stomach churn.”
Syrian expert Andrew Tabler, on feel-good pictures of Asma Assad, the wife of the Syrian president, with children, in sharp contrast to news photos from the war-torn country
“I just don’t get why people have to be high all the time. Why don’t they simply go to school, get a job?”
Dallas City Councilman Rickey Callahan, on the city adopting a cite-and-release program for possession of small amounts of marijuana
“Sometimes all we can do is cry. And today is the day for that.”
Bishop Gerald Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino, on the murder-suicide at a local elementary school
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
United Airlines…a rare rightfully so
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK