Week-ends (03/14/20)

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

Giannis, Kevin Love

Holocaust survivors

Jake and Marqui Balle

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Mara Gray

CBS News

Lynn Adelman

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The problem I have with this is every industry is negatively impacted. Is it going to be hotels, movie theaters, airlines? I have a problem with singling out certain industries at this point. I don’t like the idea of picking winners and losers. If you do it for some, then how could you not do it for everyone?”
Stephen Moore, a distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation and an informal economic adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016, on who deserves the most virus help

“It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on Monday before a game with the Detroit Pistons. It isn’t so funny now — not with two Jazz players now having tested positive for the virus, and with a league on edge.”
The Associated Press

“This is much bigger than basketball. This is a global pandemic where people’s lives are at stake. I’m a lot more worried about my kids, and my mom is 82 years old, and talking to her, and telling her to stay in the house, than I am about when we play our next game.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after the NBA suspended its season

“Baseball is obviously secondary to what’s happening in the world. I think that the general health and safety and well-being of the American public is far more important and significant than baseball or baseball games or anything like that. Certainly, we defer to all those people and trust that they’re leading us in the right direction.”
Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun

“Trump’s Oval Office address was exactly what his Fox wingmen needed – now Sean Hannity et al can celebrate the new travel ban – while evading the real scourge of community spread within the US.”
In a tweet, CNN’s Brian Stelter managed to make the President Trump’s address on the coronavirus about Fox News

“Brian, I say this with all due respect (none), you’re a colossal hack, a transparent political activist disguised as a news guy and you’re divorced from reality. Folks like you won’t ever be in touch with the average American. If you have any integrity, you’ll delete this tweet.”
A tweet response to Stelter

“No one can hear you now because the airports are empty.”
Another tweet response to Stelter

“A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we’ve got about 18,000 dead from influenza this year, we have a hundred from corona. Which should you be worried about influenza or Corona? A hundred versus 18,000? It’s not a trick question. And look, everything that’s going on with the New York cleaning the subways and everyone using Clorox wipes and get your flu shot, which should be the other message, that’s good. That’s a good thing, so I have no problem with the behaviors. What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic. The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people.”
Dr. Drew Pinsky, known nationally as “Dr. Drew,” is a doctor of internal medicine/addiction specialist and prolific broadcaster

“Been thinking about life and mortality today.  I’d rather die gloriously in battle than from a virus.”
Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Ariz,a former dentist, has begun a self-imposed two-week quarantine following last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, where he reportedly shook hands several times with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus. The congressman, who called the epidemic the “Wuhan Virus,” announced he would be closing his office and remaining at his Arizona residence for the duration of his seclusion.

“You have to get solid valuable information out to the public. It has to be morning, noon and night.”
Former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during George W. Bush’s first presidential term, Tommy Thompson offered suggestions on how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak

“I was an international businessperson before my father got into politics. That’s what we did. I’m not going to say I haven’t benefited from my father’s last name, just like Hunter Biden did, I’d be foolish to say that.  I haven’t benefited from my father’s taxpayer funded office. Hunter Biden, his father becomes VP, all of a sudden he goes over to the Ukraine and he’s making $83,000 a month.

“I’d 100% debate [Hunter Biden]. Let’s talk about who profited off of whose public service. Let’s make it happen.” 
Donald Trump Jr

“Joe Biden is hardly Lancelot to President Trump’s dragon.  The Democrats and the Deep State needed a first-class warrior; instead, their best option is a walking advertisement for Alzheimer’s awareness.  In his best days, Joe Biden was the political equivalent of Jack McCall, shooting his adversaries in the back.  When he wasn’t using his position of power for financial gain or stealing other people’s words, he was helping his family line their own pockets.  Today, he’s a disoriented and stumbling shell of an unimportant political hack who looks on in confusion while his wife does his fighting for him.  If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the shriveled soul of a lifetime liar and Democratic swindler, just cast your eyes upon Old Joe.  He’s a walking, talking effigy of Democratic corruption and amorality.  He’s what the Democratic Party usually keeps far off the main stage for the back-alley entertainment; now he’s the main event, but no amount of stick-prodding by Donna Brazile or Tom Perez is going to turn Joe Biden into Fred Astaire.  He’s a freak-show carnival attraction at best, amazing onlookers by his ability to occasionally jumble audible words together into a sentence.  The Democrats needed a man who could command a movement; all they got was a man who can barely control his own.”
J.B. Shurk, American Thinker

“To all the women who had that sickening feeling of having to choose between preserving their careers vs speaking out against their abuser, and who managed to find their voice, thank you. To those who chose otherwise, you’re loved & supported too.”
Megyn Kelly after Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing

“Seeing Weinstein’s sentence today reminds me of the story of the judge who sentences an old man to 20 years in jail. The old man says ‘I shall die before I get out.’ The judge says, very kindly, ‘Well, just do as many as you can.'”
John Cleese

“I see what they know and what they don’t know. And they certainly don’t know about second world war or what happened to the Jews and about the Holocaust.”
Holocaust survivor Eva Zaret at a state Senate committee public hearing in Madison testified she was 7 years old when she saw piles of dead bodies on the streets in the Budapest, Hungary, neighborhood she was living in. She said she tells her stories to show them what hatred can bring, and to teach them empathy and love. A bill that would require Wisconsin schools to incorporate the Holocaust and other genocides into social studies standards will likely pass the state Senate’s committee on education.

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The media keeps feeding the panic, and people keep panicking

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Most coronavirus patients recover

Trump voters

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Coronavirus panic

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

They bought how much toilet paper?

 

 

 

 

 

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