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
“Now he’s gone. I’m still coming to terms with the fact that the man who I admired and loved since Day 1 is no longer with us.
“He went about his business with the goal of doing what he signed up to do, work hard, come home and treat those around him with the same love and generosity that they showed to him.
“The more we try to live up to the example that he showed us, the better we can make life for ourselves and the people who we share this world with. And from his loss, hopefully, we can make the world a better place for future generations to come.”
Milwaukee Police Officer Michael J. Michalski’s 19-year-old son, John Michalski, speaking at his father’s funeral. Officer Michalski was killed in the line of duty on July 25.
“Michael Michalski is a hero not just for how he died, but for how he lived. No act of man, not even what happened on July 25, no act of man can take Mike from God’s almighty hand.”
Gov. Scott Walker speaking at Michalski’s funeral
“Maybe all journalists should go out on Pennsylvania Avenue and chant, ‘We are not the enemy of the people.’
“It is not right, it is not fair, it is not just, it is un-American to come out here and call the press the enemy of the people.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta
“It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country. Repeatedly, repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.
“Repeatedly, the media has attacked me personally, on a number of occasions including your own network. Said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked. ICE officials are not welcome in their place of worship and personal information is shared on the Internet. When I was hosted by the Correspondents Association, of which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender. In fact, as far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that required Secret Service protection.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responding to a question from CNN’s Jim Acosta
“A lot has been said about the president calling fake news the enemy of the people. I have a different take on this. Why do the press hate the American people? Over 65 million people give or take voted for Donald Trump for president of the United States.
“I wrote this down. Various press outlets and reporters and hosts or their guests called millions and millions of Americans ‘Nazis,’ ‘racists,’ ‘deranged,’ ‘cultists,’ ‘deplorables’ and even worse. How do the press in this country justify calling tens of millions of people such outrageous names? And we conservatives have watched as the press have destroyed, they’re seeking to destroy Trump, Palin, Bork, Clarence Thomas, Ronald Reagan, the list goes on and on and on.
“The D.C. press corps today is the least professional press corps in my lifetime. They think that their job is to make it impossible for the president to function, to sabotage him, and to advance the cause of the ideologues, to advance the cause of a rogue prosecutor by the name of Mueller.
“And so, the press really needs to be circumspect, to take a look at itself. It won’t. As long as they keep putting clowns like Jim Acosta out there, who is a drama queen of sorts, and who like to report on themselves and talk about themselves.”
Popular talk-radio and TV host and author Mark Levin
“And here’s one detail you’ll never hear on the evening news. 246 of 500 S&P companies have reported earnings with what can only be called ‘stunning’ results. Eighty-six percent of companies reporting have beaten Wall Street estimates, with average EPS growth of 27.1%.
“Can you imagine what’s about to happen to Trump’s approval after all this great news!
“Yes, everyone hates Trump- except the American people who work for a living and love this country. Turn off the fake news at low-rated CNN. There is no ‘Blue Storm.’ The Silent Majority loves and appreciates Trump. That’s why a Trump ‘Red Wave’ is coming.”
Wayne Allyn Root is a nationally syndicated conservative TV and radio host
“Well, of course, the Trump supporters feel isolated with all the anti-Trump hysteria engulfing the Left, who would want to be next to a family member or a friend having a tantrum that their sucky candidate couldn’t win? Frankly, they shouldn’t feel isolated. They should feel great. Reality took a sledgehammer to the faces of the Left in 2016. And if your friends can’t handle who you voted for, or tolerate differing political opinions—screw them. They’re not your friends. Trump won, Clinton lost—and thank God she did.”
Matt Vespa, Associate Editor at Townhall.com
“This time they’ve surely got him. Pack your bags, Mr. President. The game is up. Because we learned that . . . that . . . well, there’s this tape, see, recorded by Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in September of 2016, during which the then-presidential candidate discussed setting up a company for the purpose of paying off alleged former paramour Karen McDougal to make her go away.
“Did Trump and Cohen actually pay her off? No, but . . . but . . . c’mon, it would have been a campaign-finance violation! If it had happened.
Trump-is-doomed stories are one of the media’s favorite fairy tales. Remember when you saw ‘Peter Pan’ when you were 4 and you actually thought that clapping for Tinkerbell would bring her back to life? Pundits think that if they cheer loudly enough for Trump to get eighty-sixed, it’ll happen.”
Kyle Smith, NY Post
“When you tally up their representation in Congress, state legislatures and governorships, the Democrats almost have their lowest representation in about 100 years.”
CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria declaring that the Democratic Party is at nearly its weakest point in a century
The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle were spotted dancing at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert last weekend in Maryland. But in a tweet, CNN’s Jake Tapper thought it was pretty bad timing.
The “Democratic” part is some cunning rebranding. Just stick “Democratic” in front of something awful and it’s good-to-go. “Democratic haggis”? Yummy! “Democratic herpes”? Sexy! “Democratic Nazism?” Hey, what’s the difference? National socialism, democratic socialism? It’s really just a question of who runs the camps because regardless of the particular brand of socialism, there are always camps.
That these millennial Marxoids lack personal experience with socialism does not stop them from embracing it. After all, socialism’s biggest fans are always the people who aren’t trapped inside it. Today’s millennial socialist dilettantes might consider consulting with some of us who have personal experience with this ideological cancer, but millennials tend to prefer to rely upon their arbitrary feelz rather than on boring old facts, evidence, and history.
Columnist Kurt Schlichter
“They live in trailer parks and ramshackle cabins in the woods. And they are rude and crude and obnoxious. This is a term that really has white supremacy baked into it because it’s kind of like it’s understood that if you’re not white, you’re trash.”
Matt Wray on the term “white trash.” He’s a professor at Temple University and the author of “Not Quite White: White Trash And The Boundaries Of Whiteness.” Wray says that poor white people have actually faced some of the same conditions as people of color throughout U.S. history.
“This is what happened during the Trump campaign. Working-class whites were attacked by the media who called them white trash. And this becomes a way to not engage in what the issues are that reflect different class groups because white trash kind of throws them all into one group. And we know that people across the class spectrum voted for Trump.”
Nancy Isenberg of Louisiana State University, says the term “white trash” is used to silence those people when they try to speak out
“It’s incredible to me that a player can beat up a woman and play for the Dallas Cowboys. A player can use illegal drugs time and time again and still play, but you take a knee to protest the racial injustice in America, and now you’ve crossed a line that he will not allow.”
WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen on owner Jerry Jones’ rule that players must stand for the anthem
“The only thing weirder than mayonnaise ice cream is how you have to order it. To order it, you go up to the counter and you go, “Hello, I’m disgusting.” And they go, “Don’t worry. I got you right here.”
The Late Late Show host James Corden talking about the U.K. ice cream shop that introduced a mayonnaise flavor ice cream
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Socialism is cool
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK