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
“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?”
President Donald Trump reportedly referring to Haiti and countries in Africa during a discussion with members of Congress about a bipartisan immigration deal
“This was not the language used.”
President Trump denied he said “anything derogatory” about Haitians or Haiti except that it’s a “very poor and troubled country.”
“So, the first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s reaction to President Trump’s reported comments
“It’s time — time to say thank you, time to say goodbye.”
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn announced his retirement Monday
“I know that it is certainly the news of the day. Let me say that I am frankly pleased to say that Chief Flynn has chosen to resign. He has lost the confidence of the rank and file of his department. He has lost the faith of the wide majority of the Common Council. He has clearly alienated the board of fire and police commissioners — and he has lost the confidence of a growing number of state legislators on both sides of the aisle. I wish Chief Flynn no ill. I do however believe it is in the best interest in the City of Milwaukee that he move on. When it comes to public safety, Milwaukee needs a fresh start and a new direction.”
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan
“Not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger.”
Rose McGowan accused A-listers who wore black to the Golden Globes to protest the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal of “Hollywood fakery.” The actress and director, who has been one of Weinstein’s most vocal accusers, skipped the awards ceremony to release a trailer for her upcoming documentary. But she made her feelings about the Why We Wear Black movement clear. McGowan responded to a tweet from Asia Argento, who also accused disgraced former Miramax producer Weinstein of sexual assault. Argento tweeted that McGowan was “the first one who broke the silence.”
“Hey @Oprah #GoldenGlobes. Funny I’ve never heard you mention my name. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?Guess not. My rapist was/is your friend, Bill Clinton. You’ve had so many opportunities to bring up my allegations, which have never been discredited. Why??”
Juanita Broaddrick on Twitter slammed Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, claiming the celebrity talk show host ignored her claims that former President Bill Clinton raped her over 20 years ago.
“All the Hollywood gals, and many of the guys, are desperate to show how protective they are of women being exploited by men, but few of them mean it. If they did, they wouldn’t continue to make shows and movies that debase women. Hollywood literally created the culture which spawned the objectification of women, and now it is reaping what it has sown. Worse, its support for the #MeToo crusade shows how utterly disconnected from reality it is.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue
“The #MeToo movement may have begun as a justified backlash against grotesque predatory behavior and its institutional support, but, predictably, it soon evolved into a war on men and a moral panic over the male libido. Sexual harassment has become an infinitely expandable concept to take down difficult leaders, but history has been made by driven males; they created casualties aplenty but left the rest of us with art, intellectual advances, and the exploration of the unknown. The #MeToo movement will result in a new wave of quotas for females and the marginalization of men.”
Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
“What a clown show we’ve become. The year is a week old today and already dumb enough to make me yearn for 2017.
“The big story this week was a book written by a guy known for exaggerating about a guy known for exaggerating with the main source being another guy known for exaggerating. And I’m not exaggerating.”
Columnist Derek Hunter
“2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters.”
Adam Smith, an economist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency reported natural disasters caused $306 billion in total damage in 2017.
“I found out from the flight surgeon later on that my heartbeat was 144 at liftoff. John’s heartbeat was 70.”
Astronaut Charlie Duke, one of John Young’s crewmates on the Apollo 16 moon landing mission. Young recently died at the age of 87.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK