Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Here are interesting articles from the past week worth a read:
Media's Top 10 Most Embarrassing Predictions of 2013
“Print, broadcast or web, the media sure aren’t Nostradamus. In spite of their best attempts, the news media have gotten it wrong prediction after prediction on a wide range of business and economic issues in 2013.
“The MRC’s Business and Media Institute analyzed the worst media mistakes of the year to come up with the 10 most ridiculous or wildly inaccurate media predictions. Here is our list.”
Why did Obama shake the hand of my father's killer?
"People think that he is more reasonable than Fidel but they are mistaken. Violence has increased under Raul.”
Nobody owes you a job
“Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed the next legislative hurdle — forbidding employers to ‘discriminate’ against potential employees because of their credit score. She has introduced legislation that would ban using credit scores in the hiring process. Credit information can help employers evaluate decision making, risks of theft and embezzlement (the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates employee theft costs $20 to $40 billion a year), and more.”
The war on choice
"The issue of choice goes far beyond abortion, to everything from education to energy. Although they command far less attention from the press, on all of these issues — every single one — Democrats are as anti-choice as the Army of God."
The Christmas spirit
"Anyone offended by public displays of Christmas needs to see a psychiatrist. Are we clear on this? You are a loon if the sight of baby Jesus arouses anger or sadness in you. Get help."
What Santa should bring
"Sure, Santa is a racist, hetero-normative imperialist who supports the dominant patriarchal power structure through his reinforcement of sexist stereotypes, but unlike the people who vote for Democrats, he has a job to do. So, let’s help out Old St. Nick as he makes his list for some key players in politics and culture."
The unappealing spectacle of wretched excess
"I am for commercialism. The things we buy this time of year, after all, are mostly for other people. Love and appreciation, not envy and greed, are the motivations for most of our Christmas shopping.
"Buying things for each other is not the same as wretched excess. But I am afraid that this year is our fifth year in a row of witnessing the unappealing spectacle of wretched excess from a family upon whom the fates have smiled, a family that should set an example. But they set the wrong example."
Santa is not only white---He's also Republican!
“Wait! Hear me out! He may not be a Gadsden-flag-waving member of the tea party, but he definitely belongs to the NRA and votes a solidly Republican ticket. (He might have voted for JFK once, but that was primarily because of Kennedy’s tax policy.) Here’s the reasoning…”
Daughters and sex
“Columnist Ross Douthat has stirred up a hornet's nest by commenting on a new study suggesting that being the parent of a girl may nudge people toward the Republican Party. Douthat speculated that watching daughters cope with a ‘social landscape in which sex has been decoupled from marriage’ and in which young men cruise through the sexual marketplace, leaving broken hearts in their wake, may cause mothers and fathers to embrace more conservative mores regarding love and sex.”
This is the bill most Americans pay first
“Hint: It’s not the mortgage, credit cards, or cable.”
An Advent calendar you didn't see coming