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
“I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this, to be honest with you…I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this. [The FBI] has done supposedly six background checks over the years as Judge Kavanaugh has gone beautifully up a ladder.
“It [the accusation] should have been brought up long ago. You don’t wait until the hearing is over and then bring it up. When Senator Feinstein sat with Judge Kavanaugh for a long period of time, a long long meeting, she had this letter. Why didn’t she bring it up? Why didn’t she bring it up then? Why didn’t the Democrats bring it up then? Because they obstruct and they resist. That’s the name of their campaign. And frankly I think they’re lousy on policy and they’re lousy politicians. But they’re very good on obstruction and it’s a shame because this is a great gentleman.”
President Trump defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh and slammed Democrats for using dirty tactics to derail his Supreme Court nomination
“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”
“Christine Blasey Ford has either developed a case of cold feet or she’s playing footsie with the Democrats. Neither one of those options is useful if she wants to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.”
NPR reporter Cokie Roberts
“They’re a small percentage of the American people, virulent people. Some of them, the dregs of society. And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity and safety for all, the president uses the White House as a literal, literal bully pulpit, callously exerting his power over those who have little or none.”
Former VP Joe Biden on Trump voters
“We’re all used to Creepy Joe saying stupid stuff, but this is too far even for him.”
Donald Trump Jr.
“I’ve been here since 1949. I’m used to these hurricanes. Me and my cat, Maybank, we’re staying.”
87-year old Bert Kilpatrick said she’s not concerned about Hurricane Florence and was planning to stay in her house on Charleston’s James Island, where she is just a stone’s throw from the Stono River, a huge tidal estuary that runs to the Atlantic Ocean
“I’m staying here because he won’t leave. It’s a no-win situation. You leave, you stay safe; but your home may be gone.”
Patsy Cather, 75, said she and her husband, Joe, were planning to remain
“A student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle…no more than three licks should be given.”
Consent form sent to parents from a school in Hephzibah, Ga., asking them to approve of a new corporal punishment policy. One-third of the parents signed it. Paddling is legal in 20 states, including Georgia.
“My two-year-old can correctly identify Dolly Parton but has no idea who the president is, so … success?”
Christian author Rachel Held Evans
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Supportive coverage of Kanavaugh’s accuser.
Townhall.com nailed it:
“…journalists and pundits have typically assumed that (Christine Blasey) Ford’s allegation is either definitely true or very plausible despite having little to no corroborating evidence for the story beyond the professor’s own words.”
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK