December 2, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Voter fraud in Detroit, William Barr appoints special counsel, CNN calls snatched, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Witnesses tell Michigan Senate panel of widespread voter fraud in Detroit (Washington Times), but Attorney General William Barr says there’s no proof of “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election” (National Review)

  • William Barr appoints John Durham as special counsel to continue probe under Biden (National Review)

Government & Politics

  • New York congressional race, where the Republican led with 12 votes, now in doubt after 55 “apparently mislaid and never counted” ballots are miraculously found (Fox News)

  • Bipartisan group of senators unveils $908 billion stimulus plan — with no checks for Americans (Daily Wire)

  • Biden’s education transition team leader said the ChiComs have done “magical work” (Free Beacon)

  • Hillary Clinton warns Trump’s not going to go away (Daily Mail)

And neither did Hillary.


  • James O'Keefe crashes CNN daily call with Jeff Zucker, reveals months of recordings (Daily Wire)

According to CNN, “Legal experts say this may be a felony. We’ve referred it to law enforcement.” To which Donald Trump Jr. responded: “It’s amazing that CNN had no problem aggressively running with secretly recorded audio tapes of the First Lady non-stop for weeks, but has a serious problem when someone does the exact same thing to them!”

  • CNN, which has cheered China all throughout the pandemic, now has questions for its handling of the virus (Washington Examiner)


  • UK is the first nation to clear Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for mass rollout (Axios)

  • CDC panel announces its vaccine apportion hierarchy (NY Post)

  • Coronavirus was spreading in the U.S. by December 17, weeks before China admitted people there were being infected (Daily Mail)

“Blood collected by the Red Cross between December 13 and January 17 was later sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be tested for antibodies to coronavirus. Testing revealed antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 in 39 samples from blood donated between December 13 and December 16. Those donations were made in California, Oregon, and Washington.”


  • Harvard study shows the dangers of early school enrollment (FEE)

  • Top 20% gets six times more benefits from student debt cancellation than the bottom 20% (FEE)

“Economists Sylvain Catherine and Constantine Yannelis crunched the numbers to conclude that full student debt cancellation would be a ‘highly regressive policy’ and award $192 billion to the top 20 percent of income earners, yet just $29 billion to the bottom 20 percent.”

National Security

  • Trump vows to veto defense bill unless Section 230 shield for Big Tech is scrapped (NPR)

  • Bad idea: Europe charts path for U.S. to rejoin nuclear deal with Iran (Washington Times)

  • Iranian parliament approves bill to stop nuclear inspections (AP)

Business & Economy

  • Cyber Monday sales reach $10.8 billion, the biggest-ever e-commerce day (CNBC)

  • Americans flocked to gun stores on Black Friday (Free Beacon) | November 2020 gun sales jump 45.2%, almost two million more firearms sold (The Truth About Guns)

  • Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season (TechSpot)

“The genius of the internet is that it created a level playing field where one-man shops could compete toe-to-toe with established players. The evil genius of social media is that it allows established players to snuff out the one-man shops before they have a chance to compete.” —Stephen Green

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • NBA commissioner dismisses China’s human rights abuses as just “one issue” (Washington Examiner) | While lecturing Americans on racism, Big Business opposes ban on using foreign slave labor (The Federalist)

  • Who’d a thunk it? Seattle homicides highest in over a decade as council cuts police budget (NY Post)

  • Nasdaq unveils new push to mandate “diversity” in corporate boardrooms (ABC News)

  • Sanity at last: Britain’s High Court protects young children from “transgender” chemical castration (PJ Media)

Double Standards

  • San Francisco mayor warns “more restrictive action” may come to city after her French Laundry visit (Fox News)

  • San Jose mayor attends Thanksgiving party after telling citizens to “cancel big gatherings” (Daily Caller)

  • Here’s a list of all the Democratic officials who have defied their own coronavirus restrictions (Washington Examiner)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Lack of self-awareness: Director of Pennsylvania’s racist Planned Parenthood hit with allegations of racism (Daily Mail)

  • COVID has turned breathing into a deadly event and all of us into potential serial killers (Detroit Free Press)

Even more scary? The guy who penned this drivel was a federal prosecutor for 25 years. Our creative director Ron Locke adds, “There’s more breathlessness in the coverage of COVID-19 than there is from the disease itself.”

On a Lighter Note…

  • This video of Kenneth Copeland set to heavy metal guitar is possibly the most amazing thing ever (Not the Bee)

  • Grandma learns to shoot AK-47 to protect herself from reindeer this Christmas (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: To reform health insurance, let employees be in charge (The Federalist)

  • Policy: Family decline is our real systemic problem (National Review)

  • Humor: Dominion voting machines switched votes to Taco Bell in 2018 Best Mexican Food election (Genesius Times)

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