Jordan Candler / Feb. 16, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

James Comey lied, Andrew Cuomo deflects, fact-check double standards, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Who’d a thunk it? Newly declassified documents show James Comey purposefully lied about the Steele dossier (Townhall)

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo blames “disinformation” and “toxic political environment” for self-caused COVID nursing home scandal (Post Millennial)

  • Nancy Pelosi: “Next step” is 9/11-type commission to investigate the January 6 riot (Daily Wire)

The Democrats’ game plan is to use last month’s riot as an albatross around the neck of every conservative in perpetuity.

Media

  • Double standards: WaPo and CNN “fact-checkers” silent as Kamala Harris falsely claims Biden is “starting from scratch” on vaccine rollout (Fox News)

  • Parler finally resumes social media app after being jettisoned by Big Tech (Just the News)

Unfortunately, its viability is dubious, though we remain hopeful it can survive.

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic cases with Pfizer vaccine (Reuters)

  • WHO approves AstraZeneca’s vaccine for emergency use (AP)

  • Thirty-two million government-provided rapid tests have gone unused, with some close to expiration (Examiner)

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” —Ronald Reagan

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Antifa cowards piled snow in front of a Seattle police precinct to keep them from responding to emergency calls (Not the Bee)

  • Healing! Trump impeachment lawyer’s home vandalized (ABC News)

  • Max Lucado shamefully kowtows, apologizes for hurting LGBT community amid outrage following sermon at National Cathedral (Daily Wire)

  • “Family-friendly” Hallmark Channel promises more LGBT bunk (Disrn)

Odds & Ends

  • D'oh! Because there wasn’t a back-up plan, nearly half of Texas’s wind turbines frozen in winter storm, limiting state’s power output (Daily Wire)

  • Unsurprisingly, the COVID “investigator” for WHO is a Chinese CDC advisor who accepted ChiCom research grants (National Pulse)

  • Bluefield College suspends entire team for kneeling during anthem, forcing them to forfeit (Disrn)

  • Support for a political third party reaches all-time high (Daily Caller)

“Non Compos Mentis” Award

  • “Gorilla Glue girl” Tessica Brown now has a full-time agent (NY Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The WHO’s probe into Wuhan needs a dose of common sense (AEI)

  • Policy: Biden is set to revive Obama’s devastating Middle East foreign policy (The Federalist)

  • Humor: People who moved to Texas from California finally feeling at home now that power is out (Babylon Bee)

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