Week-ends (05/21/17)

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

Anonymous malware researcher

Bryson Hayes

Richard Wah

Glenn Geib (This story dates back to February, but got Wild Rose, WI a mention as one the nicest places in America to live in the latest Reader’s Digest)

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Richard Rojas

Anthony Weiner

Anderson Cooper

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Another alleged ‘bombshell’ fell on Washington, D.C. Tuesday, this one in the form of a memo Comey supposedly left for himself in his Russia investigation file. According to The New York Times, who had the unclassified memo read to them by a Comey associate over the phone, it purported claims that Trump pressured Comey to end the FBI investigation into Mike Flynn. Every member of the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) rushed to shout the claims, but none of them have actually seen the memo first hand.”
Nicholas Fondacaro of Newsbusters.com

“No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly (by the media).  You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. I guess that’s why I won.

” The people understand what I’m doing, and that’s the most important thing. I didn’t get elected to serve the Washington media or special interests. I got elected to serve the forgotten men and women of our country, and that’s what I’m doing. I will never stop fighting for you, and I will never stop fighting for the American people.”
President Donald Trump at a Coast Guard commencement

” I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now.”  Closing the press briefing room would send the message “that the media is a corrupt institution and he [Trump] is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

“It is obvious – there are some people out there who want to harm the president.”
Paul Ryan

“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter.”
According to PEOPLE that’s how Barack Obama described Donald Trump to two friends early last November

 “As President, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
President Trump, in tweets about sharing classified information with a Russian ambassador

“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”
California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes

“I am disturbed as anyone to have a teacher who’s homeless.”
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, on the city’s plans to spend up to $44 million for San Francisco’s first teacher housing development so public school teachers can afford to live in the city where they work


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Richard Rojas

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Thin Blue Line Act

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Calls for special this and special that

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Men’s fashion

He sued her. Read why.

The students were stressed, so…

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