Normally, News Views does not feature a Live Blog on Fridays but, since we have lots going on in the ‘news world,’ welcome to the Friday Edition. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.
Kevin McCarthy’s path to speakership enters final but treacherous leg
“He said, ‘If any of you come to me and tell me that you’re not going to vote for me unless I do something, I’m going to do exactly the opposite, even if I agree with you,'” said Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who was there at the time. A second Republican member told CNN McCarthy punctuated his threat with, “I mean it.”
“He shifted from friendly mode to ‘stop f***ing around and hurting the conference’ mode,” said the second GOP House member.
What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem
Teacher tapes mask on student’s face; school district says it was ‘unacceptable’
The North Penn School District in Pennsylvania apologized after a photo of the teacher and student circulated on social media, saying the incident was “isolated.”
Should’ve Gotten the Vaccine:
Unvaccinated seniors nearly 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than boosted peers
DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise — but says catching coronavirus might.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): I just have to ask — and this is a rhetorical question, but it’s just so striking — if it’s racist to ask people to show a driver’s license in order to vote, why is it not racist to ask for a vax card to prove their medical history before going to dinner or staying in a hotel? I don’t understand.Media Matters:
The American Taliban/White ISIS/MAGAts/Gunz!:
Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after.
After a short surge following the Jan. 6 riot last year, the number of people following noted right-wing personalities on services such as Telegram has barely grown over the past year, a Washington Post analysis found
Kyle Rittenhouse seeks return of gun used during deadly Kenosha protest
“It doesn’t belong in a museum. It belongs where Kyle wants it, and Kyle wants it destroyed,” Rittenhouse family spokesman David Hancock said Thursday.
January 6 Investigation Updates:
Oh, NOOOOO! Not the windmills!
Wrong wall, genius:
Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill
Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white
- A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race.