Week-ends (05/07/17)

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

“The Force

A sandwich

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Stephen Colbert

Bill Nye

Russell Westbrook

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I’m back to now being an activist citizen and part of the resistance.”
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after blaming her loss in the 2016 presidential election on WikiLeaks and FBI director James Comey

“Notwithstanding her rhetoric and blame shifting, Clinton did not lose because of outside influences; she lost because she was a horrible candidate with an unpleasant personality. She does not exude warmth or empathy like her husband, in fact, she has a reputation for being the ‘Queen of Mean.’ For example, numerous security officers who served in her protection detail in both Arkansas and the White House claim she is a nasty person with a horrible temper. This anger and selfishness was also apparent on the 2016 campaign trail.

“Clinton spent over $1.2 billion in the general election, outspending Trump 2-1. Even though she possessed this incredible paid media advantage and the so-called objective news media were totally behind her, Clinton still lost to her underdog opponent.”
Jeff Crouere, the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics”

“It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump. Let me tell you, he was the least popular presidential candidate to win in the history of polling.”
Former President Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod suggesting that Hillary Clinton wasn’t taking enough blame for her own failings

“We had a thing called the death laugh, as morbid as it sounds. But you see so much death that the only way you can get your mind around it or your heart around it is you find something to laugh about with the crew that’s on the scene there.”
Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer, on the coping mechanisms that officers use to deal with the horrors they see

“For the better part of 15 years, pundits have predicted that cord-cutting was the future. Well, the future has arrived.”
Industry analyst Craig Moffett, on quarterly reports showing that cable companies are hemorrhaging subscribers in record numbers

“She was just a well-meaning person that got up in something way over her head.”
Shawn Moore, attorney for Daniela Green, an FBI translator assigned to investigate a German rapper-turned-ISIS-terrorist, who instead traveled to Syria to marry him

“I heard there were 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. … I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to [resort] to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, on being targeted by a torrent of racist abuse from Red Sox fans at Fenway Park

“This was a big weekend on our calendar. Life just changes very quickly.”
Joyce Stork, whose husband Ken suffered a heart attack while acting on stage and died in the same hospital where his second grandchild was born nine hours later

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Stephen Colbert rant

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Hundreds of students skip school for Communist holiday

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

President Trump’s vocal affection for despots

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