Week-ends (01/22/22)

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

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee

Jordan Stolz

High school football coach Brian Delallo

Betty White

Huang Yung Fu

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Jen Psaki

NPR

Robert Reich

The CDC

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“If Kevin Nicholson is listening — you need to not run for governor. I think if he runs, it hurts our chances to defeat Gov. Evers. But I can’t control that. If he runs, he runs.”
WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

“Thanks, @repvos, for the political advice. Our elections are a mess, law & order is eroding, schools are failing. How about you focus on doing your job?”
Nicholson responded in a tweet

“Jill Biden tells (the Associated Press) healing a nation became one of her chief roles as first lady over the past year. Her travels to 35 states have included visits with wildfire victims, those affected by deadly tornadoes and victims of a deadly Christmas parade crash (in Waukesha, WI).
The Associated Press

“Deadly Christmas parade crash”…?? Um, excuse me. That was not a ‘crash’, it was intentional murder.
Amy Curtis, an RN

“What is the trajectory of the country? Is it moving in the right direction now? I don’t know how we can say it’s not.”
Joe Biden

“Am I satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with COVID and all the things that … go along with it? Yeah, I am satisfied. I think we’ve done remarkably well.”
Joe Biden

“I don’t believe the polls.”
Joe Biden

“I think what you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades. And it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and then we end up having a fight about what to do and not do.”
Joe Biden

“Biden basically gave Putin a green light to invade Ukraine by yammering about the supposed insignificance of a ‘minor incursion.’ He projected weakness, not strength.”
Senator Ben Sasse

“[Biden is] angry because he hasn’t accomplished anything. It’s going to be a bloodbath at the midterms, and Biden’s going to have to explain to the American people why he hasn’t done anything. He’s put himself in a box and has to fight his way out. … It’s hard to be the guy who brought positive change to Americans when you can’t get anything done, so what else does he have besides being angry about it?”
Republican strategist Jim Keady

“Even the people who were rooting for Joe Biden can’t ignore the evidence piling up and spilling out all over. He’s just not up to the job of being president. He makes promises that he doesn’t know how to keep, wildly overestimates his own persuasiveness, denies problems are problems until it’s too late, and offers excuses and points fingers when he fails. We’re [less than] a week away from Biden’s first year in the Oval Office, and it’s already abundantly clear: The man is in over his head.”
Jim Geraghty

“Biden promised to unite our country. Instead he betrayed us, pouring fuel on the fire of divisiveness, tearing our country apart. Biden compares those who disagree with him to racists, traitors & enemies, & has his AG target Americans as domestic terrorists. Unfit to lead.”
Tulsi Gabbard

“I think the problem for the Democrats right now is not that they have bad leaders. They have bad followers.”
Democrat “strategist” Paul Begala

“Dem polling [right now] must be delivered with springs popping out, smoke billowing, and sparks flying for them to finally admit what we all knew months & months ago. [It’s] probably too late for them to avoid the epic electoral beatdown to come.”
Scott Jennings

“I’m hiring 3 people for a new CNN team dedicated to covering misinformation.”
CNN Business Managing Editor Alex Koppelman

“CNN to create a team dedicated to covering CNN.”
Candace Owens


“It has always been bizarre that the head of an obscure agency has soaked up so much media attention. Over the past two years, [Anthony] Fauci has done so many interviews with so many outlets — from Sunday shows to obscure podcasts — that one wonders how he had time for his day job. Nearly everyone in Washington enjoys being in front of a microphone, but even the most shameless media hogs might blush at Fauci’s interview schedule. It would be one thing if Fauci were merely delivering updates on the state of Covid. But he has gone way beyond that and delved into pure self-promotion. How did the appearance of Fauci on the cover of InStyle, sitting by the pool in sunglasses, declaring, ‘With all due modesty, I think I’m pretty effective,’ advance public health?”

National Review

“The way MSNBC liberals have pivoted so seamlessly from accusing Trump of having personally murdered every COVID victim to insisting that President Biden is powerless to do anything about COVID is, on some warped level, almost impressive in its audacity.”
Glenn Greenwald

“The Associated Press has recently told its editors and reporters to avoid emphasizing case counts in stories about the disease. That means, for example, no more stories focused solely on a particular country or state setting a one-day record for number of cases, because that claim has become unreliable.”
AP

“This is incredible. How many articles did they write about red states using these exact story angles? They are changing the covid narrative right in front of your eyes. All because Joe Biden is now responsible for the covid numbers instead of Trump. Shameful and dishonest.”
Clay Travis

“The medical mandate for the nurses and the doctors — what they’re trying to do is absolutely insane. … In other states they have fired nurses for not having vaxxed, even though most of them have natural immunity. So they fire them, but now they’re short-handed. So what are they doing? They are bringing back on the job vaccinated nurses who are currently COVID-positive. So if you’re unvaccinated, naturally immune, and uninfected, they fire you. But if you’re COVID-positive and vaxxed … they are going back on the job. And it just shows you, that … mandate is absolutely insane.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

“If President Joe Biden’s disorderly and lethal Afghanistan withdrawal was the moment that fractured voters’ regard for him, then his vicious Atlanta speech last week may be the moment that defines his presidency.

“Speaking at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, Biden called those who disagree with his political views on legislation ‘domestic enemies.’ He compared them to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former Alabama Democratic Party Committeeman and ardent, violent segregationist Bull Connor. In American politics, that is about as divisive as one can get — at least he didn’t mention Hitler.

“Biden bears no resemblance today to the man who ran for president, pledging over and over again to unify the country and restore a sense of calm and normalcy to politics.”

National political journalist Salena Zito

“The president of the United States called half the country a bunch of racist bigots. … He doesn’t believe that. This was a senile comment of a man who read whatever was loaded into his teleprompter. … If Joe Biden really believes that Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are bigots, why hasn’t he called for them to be kicked out of his party? If they’re as racist as Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis, why does Joe Biden want them in his party?”
Senator Ben Sasse

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Your tax dollars at work: NPR’s Fake News from the Supreme Court

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

March For Life

More People Call Media Dishonest, Both Globally and Nationally – View of U.S. TV Reporters Hits New Low

Overwhelming support for Photo ID

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Biden praised over disastrous press conference

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

South Milwaukee home has four toilets in one bathroom

Teacher alleges she was fired for not ‘meowing’ back at student who identifies as a cat

Why are men drinking breast milk?

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