DML Morning Briefing Thurs. May 5

SCOTUS chaos, attacks on MAGA, more….

By  Team DML

Today is May 5 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.

1 – Liberal group calls for protests at conservative Supreme Court justices’ homes
Fox News reports: Left-wing activist groups are planning to send protesters to the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices following a leak indicating the court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade.

The activists are organizing under the moniker “Ruth Sent Us” and have published the supposed home addresses of Justices Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.

“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights,” the group’s website reads. “We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”

Fox News is told there has been a strong police presence at the justices’ homes following the leak. The group says they will visit the homes on May 11.

DML: And Biden claims the “MAGA” crowd are extreme?!

 

2 – ROSANNA ARQUETTE: ‘MILLIONS OF WOMEN FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY FOR GOOD’
Breitbart reports: Actress Rosanna Arquette believes that abortion is such an incredibly sacred right that “millions of women” are now looking to flee the country now that Roe v. Wade stands on the cusp of being potentially overturned.

“Millions of women are figuring out how to get out of this country for good,” the Pulp Fiction actress exclaimed. Arquette later deleted the tweet, but her pro-abortion activism continued.

“Let’s see and hear all the Good men out there (because there are many )stand with us now stand up to the barbaric Tyranny that is happening to American women,” she tweeted. “Stand up speak out with us and make yourselves loud now. Let’s all Get their boots off our wombs.”

 

DML: Arquette, please go ahead, take all your liberal friends and “flee” the country – now!

3 – Biden’s new disinformation czar said fears about CRT in Loudoun County schools are ‘disinformation for profit’ – despite entire school board now facing being voted out over woke ‘equity’ seminars for teachers
The Daily Mail reports: Joe Biden’s new ‘disinformation czar’ dismissed concerns about Critical Race Theory in schools as ‘disinformation for profit’ – despite parents across the country being worried about the teaching of the philosophy in their children’s classrooms.

Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation expert who has worked throughout Eastern Europe, was hired on April 27 to lead a Homeland Security Department working group designed to help its different agencies in dealing with disinformation on topics ranging from migration to plots from Russia and Iran.

But her appointment has angered Republicans. The Republican National Committee dubbed the committee she heads ‘Ministry of Truth’ in a nod to George Orwell’s novel ‘1984,’ and raised fears that the group will deem as disinformation ‘any speech we don’t like.’

On Wednesday, a clip from a November 2021 address to The City Club of Cleveland was circulated online, which showed Jankowicz downplaying concerns about CRT.

Jankowicz, for her part, said at City Club of Cleveland event: ‘You’re absolutely right that Critical Race Theory has become one of those hot-button issues that the Republicans and other disinformers, who are engaged in disinformation for profit, frankly – there are plenty of media outlets that are making money off this too – have seized on.’

‘And I live in Virginia, and in Loudoun County that’s one of the areas where people have really honed in on this topic. But it’s no different than any of the other hot-button issues that have allowed disinformation to flourish. It’s weaponizing people’s emotion.’

 

DML: This woman can’t stop spewing misinformation herself!!

4 – Sony rejected China’s demand to scrub Statue Of Liberty from ‘Spiderman’
The NY Post reports: Sony struck a major blow against censorship after defying a Chinese government demand to delete the Statue Of Liberty from “Spiderman: No Way Home” ahead of its release. The bombshell rejection was revealed by “multiple sources,” per a recent article by Puck.

According to the piece, Chinese regulators had asked if the Japanese entertainment giant could “delete the Statue of Liberty from the ending of the film.” Sony unsurprisingly declined the demand given the prominence of Lady Liberty in the climax in which the three spidermen swing around the iconic symbol of freedom while battling supervillains, Puck reported.

Undaunted, China then inquired if the monument could be “minimized,” according to the report. Specifically, they’d wondered “if Sony could cut a few of the more patriotic shots of [Tom] Holland standing atop the crown, or dull the lighting so that Lady Liberty’s visage wasn’t so front-and-center,” per Puck.

Sony ultimately passed, which was a bold move considering they were likely forfeiting a massive payday by not acquiescing to censors’ requests, Puck reported. The two previous films in the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” franchise had grossed $116 million and $200 million at the Chinese box office.

 

DML: Good for Sony for standing up to China. They’ve got more guts than Magoo has!

5 – Scarborough goes on attack against Republicans, “MAGA freaks”
The Hill reports: MSNBC pundit Joe Scarborough tore into leading Republicans on Thursday for their rhetoric on abortion following the leak of a draft opinion showing the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The Republicans say ‘oh we’re going to replace and reform.’ They haven’t done anything,” Scarborough said on his show, “Morning Joe.” “The fact is, they do support the death penalty, that is one thing they support. But more and more this seems to be a party that really believes that life begins at conception but ends at childbirth.”

The host blasted the GOP for messaging pledging support for the rights of an unborn child, “but the second they’re born, they’re on their own,” he said.

“This is not a party that gives a damn about those babies who are actually born and what happens to them after they are born,” Scarborough continued. “It’s so hypocritical.”

 

DML: As if that wasn’t bad enough, here’s the latest – Scarborough declared, “We need to look at what’s before us and how extreme these MAGA Washington freaks are.” WATCH: