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
Also, the lefties in the media blaming President Trump for the Capital Gazette murders
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“This plant will manufacture state-of-the-art LCD (screens) adding an average of $3.4 billion to the state’s economy every single year. We are reclaiming our country’s manufacturing legacy.”
President Trump at the groundbreaking of Foxconn in Mount Pleasant, WI. He even called the facility the “eighth wonder of the world.”
“Today we break ground on the largest economic development in our state and one of the largest economic development projects in the history of our country. Foxconn will ultimately do $1.4 billion in business with Wisconsin companies each year … this is a big deal for people all across the state.”
Gov. Walker at the Foxconn event
“This project is going to bring a whole new sector to our state’s economy, to Wisconn Valley. Our best days as a state, our best days as a country are ahead of us because of projects like this.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan at the Foxconn event
“A strong Wisconsin is good for the Midwest. A strong Midwest is good for America. A strong America is good for the world.”
Foxconn CEO and Chairman Terry Gou at the groundbreaking
“I’m just an intern from Gateway Technical College and I walked right into this. It’s very easy, they’re very friendly here, it’s a family atmosphere which is one of the rare things you see in a company this large is they actually care about you.”
Racine native Nathan Pritikin, 20, is one of those working through an internship he received from a partnership between Gateway and Foxconn
“They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station … the people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No I can’t hang with you.’ “
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said that officials in the Trump administration should be called out in public
“4 months away from an election, there should be no consideration of a Supreme Court nominee until the American people have a say. Leader McConnell set that standard when he denied Judge Garland a hearing for nearly a year, and the Senate should follow the McConnell Standard now.”
Sen. Diane Feinstein
“They know better than this but they’re counting on you not knowing.
1) It’s the Biden rule
2) It’s not a presidential election cycle
3) Kagan was confirmed in August 2010 during a midterm year.”
Commentator Dana Loesch
“You really have to go out and hunt for it (reliable information). You should read conservative sites. You should read liberal sites, and find the truth in there. If something is repeated on both sides, that’s generally what happened.
“In respect to Time magazine, that cover is ridiculous. Ten years ago, somebody would have been fired over it. But we’re now approaching the point that newspapers will no longer have a Corrections section. They’ll have a Justifications section. Because Time magazine didn’t say ‘Wow, we dropped the ball, we got fooled by this.’ They justified the use of a fraudulent picture, that was already Photoshopped to have the president staring at that kid. But they justified it! This is not – The Luce family would be rolling over in their grave at what has become of what they started!”
Conservative columnist and commentator Derek Hunter, author of the new book, Outrage Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Capital Gazette murders
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Obama made his first talk show appearance since leaving office.
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK