|By Dean Daniel
Today is May 10. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room.
1. Tucker Carlson Announces New Platform For His Show:
The Daily Caller – Former Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday his show will air exclusively on Twitter going forward. Carlson tweeted a short video breaking the news about where his program will air. “You often hear people say the news is full of lies. But most of the time that’s not exactly right. Much of what you see on television or read in The New York Times is in fact true in the literal sense,” he began.
“But that doesn’t make it true. It’s not true. At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie. A lie of the stealthiest and most insidious kind. Facts have been withheld on purpose along with proportion and perspective. You are being manipulated,” Carlson continued.
“After more than 30 years in the middle of it, we could tell you stories. The best you can hope for in the news business at this point is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can. But there are always limits. And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough, you will be fired for it.”
“Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech,” Carlson continued. “The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter, where we are now. Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site — everybody’s allowed here, and we think that’s a good thing.”
“And yet, for the most part the news you see analyzed on Twitter comes from media organizations that are themselves thinly disguised propaganda outlets. You see it on cable news, you talk about it on Twitter. The result may feel like a debate but actually the gatekeepers are still in charge. We think that’s a bad system.”
“Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six-and-a-half years to Twitter,” he said.
Denny’s Insight: Wherever Carlson goes, he’s going to be successful. And if that place is Twitter then we’re in for one hell of a ride. A Tucker Carlson and Elon Musk match up would be unstoppable.
2. California Gov. Newsom declines to back reparations checks, says slavery’s legacy is ‘more than cash payments’:
Fox News – California Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to endorse the cash payments – which could reach as high as $1.2 million for a single recipient – recommended by his reparations task force, telling Fox News Digital that dealing with the legacy of slavery “is about much more than cash payments.”
“The Reparations Task Force’s independent findings and recommendations are a milestone in our bipartisan effort to advance justice and promote healing. This has been an important process, and we should continue to work as a nation to reconcile our original sin of slavery and understand how that history has shaped our country,” Newsom said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
While the Democratic governor applauded the task force’s work, he declined to endorse any specific recommendations, though he pledged to continue to “advance systemic changes that ensure an inclusive and equitable future for all Californians.”
“Dealing with that legacy is about much more than cash payments. Many of the recommendations put forward by the Task Force are critical action items we’ve already been hard at work addressing: breaking down barriers to vote, bolstering resources to address hate, enacting sweeping law enforcement and justice reforms to build trust and safety, strengthening economic mobility — all while investing billions to root out disparities and improve equity in housing, education, healthcare, and well beyond. This work must continue,” he said.
“Following the Task Force’s submission of its final report this summer, I look forward to a continued partnership with the Legislature to advance systemic changes that ensure an inclusive and equitable future for all Californians.”
Denny’s Insight: It’s comical thinking leftists actually believed, or even still believe, that Newsom was going to give them a million dollars in reparations. Did they ever stop to think where the cash would come from if the state didn’t even have a budget large enough to support it? California really does waste its time on purposeless goals…
3. Dianne Feinstein Returns To D.C.:
OAN – Senator Dianne Feinstein has reportedly returned to Washington on Tuesday, after a three-month-long absence. In an interview on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave a statement regarding the veteran senator’s return.
“I’m glad that my friend Dianne is back in the Senate and ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work,” Schumer said. “After talking with her multiple times over the past few weeks, it’s clear she’s back where she wants to be and ready to deliver for California.”
This comes as the 89-year-old had been facing mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to get back to work soon or resign. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have called on her to step down. They have cited the federal judiciary being harmed if she does not step down.
With the Democrats having a 51-49 majority in the Senate, her months long recovery and absence had delayed the party’s ability to get ahead, resulting in the inability to advance some of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees without her presence.
Denny’s Insight: This woman should’ve retired two decades ago.
4. GOP senators split over Trump verdict: ‘I’m looking at other candidates’:
Washington Examiner – Republican senators are further divided on whether former President Donald Trump should be the party’s 2024 presidential nominee after a New York jury found him liable for battery and defamation in a civil trial. The case stemmed from allegations Trump raped the writer E. Jean Carroll in a Manhattan department store nearly 30 years ago. While the former president has denied wrongdoing in these matters, some Republican senators said they’d prefer to support another candidate in the 2024 race.
“I have a difficult time doing so,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) when asked by reporters if he’d support Trump after he was found liable for battery and defamation. “I’m not supporting Trump. I’m looking at other candidates.”
Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the No. 2 Republican in the Senate who has openly feuded with the former president, admitted the verdict may not make a dent with his base but emphasized the growing number of legal problems could pose a risk to his 2024 bid to regain the White House.
“I do think there’s a cumulative effect, just the constant drama and chaos that always seems to surround him,” Thune told reporters on Tuesday. “But that doesn’t seem to impact his hardcore supporters. The question, I guess, is does it impact people in the middle who are going to decide a national election?”
The question of electability is also one Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) brought up.
“I don’t think he can get elected,” Cornyn told reporters on Tuesday. “You can’t win a general election with just your base.”
Denny’s Insight: I had a feeling this case was going to start dividing people. Leave a comment below what your take on this is.
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