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Social Media Calls BS On Fox Host’s Claim She Was Told To Leave A Restaurant For Praying Over Her Food

For years now, Fox “News” has suggested that there’s a war on Christians, Christianity, and the Christmas holiday, though the “proof” they usually supply to support such claims is tissue thin and downright laughable.

Such is the case with something Fox host Harris Faulkner said while hosting “Fox News Tonight” on Monday.

Faulkner told viewers, “For those of us who believe, we must be bold in our faith right now. When you gather in public spaces, pray thankfully over your food — even when the server gives you the stink eye or tells the manager that your peaceful grace is triggering them.”

She added, “I had it happen to me. I’ve been asked to leave a restaurant for openly bowing my head in prayer hands — in America. It’s all good. They don’t deserve my money anyway.”

Did that really happen? Hard to tell, especially since Fox is known to traffic in lies and conspiracy theories. That’s why they recently had to pay $787.5 million to Dominion Voting Systems for repeatedly lying about the 2020 election, which some of its hosts insisted was “stolen” from failed former president Donald Trump, despite there being no evidence to support such a claim.

Twitter users weren’t buying what Faulkner was selling.

 

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Twitter Users Point And Laugh When Trump Shows Up With Hair Horns And A Bad Makeup Job

It’s so damn easy to make fun of failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump. Especially when he provides all the material needed to mock and ridicule him.

It’s also easy to make fun of Trump because he’s a walking dichotomy.

He’s ignorant but pompous. Vain but somewhat slovenly. Rich but with hints of pure white trashiness.

So when he showed up in Iowa as part of the 2024 race for the White House, it was a big media event. And therein lies the problem for Donald.

He probably wanted to look his best for the good people of Iowa, but he only managed to look like a complete fool.

That brings us to this video from Friday, which was shared on Twitter by Ron Filipkowski:

Be sure and notice (how could you not?!) the hair horns he’s sporting, along with the orange makeup, which looks like it was applied with a damn trowel. It’s downright embarrassing, and you’d think he’d be ashamed to show himself in public looking like a damn clown, but as we learned some time ago, the man has no shame and will do absolutely anything for attention because he’s a malignant narcissist.

Twitter certainly noticed, and the mockery was absolutely delicious.

 

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Twitter’s Ad Sales Are Down A Staggering 59% In The Last Year

Among those who say they greatly admire (though their admiration seems like little more than fanboy worship) Twitter CEO Elon Musk, you often hear talk about what an incredible businessman he is, able to see trends sooner than just about anyone.

However, the one thing Musk isn’t seeing at the moment is a way out of the financial morass he’s created since he bought Twitter and began proclaiming the site as the last bastion of free speech on social media.

It turns out that free speech doesn’t pay well, and that alone could result in Musk having to dump Twitter sooner rather than later if he wants to retain even a semblance of being considered successful.

Case in point: A report from the New York Times that ad sales are down 59% since this time last year. Ads are one of the main revenue streams for Musk and Twitter other than the $8 he charges for “verified” blue check accounts, which were supposed to bring in a ton of money but have so far not been the boon that was predicted, most notably by Musk himself. After all, most social media users have repeatedly said in polls that they aren’t about to pay for a service they can get for free.

The Times report contains this incredibly troubling fact for Musk: His willingness to allow extreme views on the site is causing many advertisers to back away from the platform.

That performance is unlikely to improve anytime soon, according to the documents and seven current and former Twitter employees.

Twitter’s ad sales staff is concerned that advertisers may be spooked by a rise in hate speech and pornography on the social network, as well as more ads featuring online gambling and marijuana products, the people said. The company has forecast that its U.S. ad revenue this month will be down at least 56 percent each week compared with a year ago, according to one internal document.

Keep in mind that Musk overpaid for Twitter. He had a chance to back out of the deal but decided to move ahead anyway, and that’s turning out to be one of the worst business decisions made in recent memory.

The list of companies that have paused or slowed down their ad spending on Twitter reads like a list of the Dow Jones Top 5: General Motors and Volkswagen, Apple, Amazon, and Disney. And ad agencies that buy media space are also said to be concerned about the misinformation and toxic tenor found on the platform.

Elon Musk was once considered to be one of the best businessmen in the world. But his purchase of Twitter and laissez-faire attitude toward hate speech are not working well for him. And the controversy over Twitter since Musk took over is also impacting his other business, Tesla Motors, which has seen a significant downturn since his acquisition of Twitter.

It sounds like Musk is about as much of a “great businessman” as Donald Trump, who, by the way, has yet to return to Twitter despite having his account restored.

 

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‘Holy Ghost Rider’ Mike Pence Gets Buried On Twitter For His Iowa Motorcycle Photo Op

It’s a given that politicians will do just about anything to get their name and face before the public. After all, that’s how they attempt to get attention and votes.

But a photo op doesn’t always go according to plan, as former vice president Mike Pence discovered when he climbed aboard a motorcycle and made an appearance at the annual “Roast and Ride” held by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) in Des Moines, as the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Pence was the only White House hopeful who participated in a morning motorcycle ride for charity that is a staple of the event. He wore jeans, boots and a leather vest with patches that said “Indiana” and messages supportive of the military.

The former Indiana governor, who has made frequent trips to Iowa over the past year, is expected to launch his long-anticipated campaign at an event in Des Moines on Wednesday.

“I’ll be back a little later next week,” Pence teased the crowd when he spoke later at the rally. “I don’t have anything to announce today.”

That was all it took for Twitter to start lobbing mockery in Pence’s direction, with one comedian posting a video in which he noted, “Pence is looking like if a glass of milk was a person.”

“Looking like a wolf in biker’s clothing,” he added. “Looking like moved by the holy ghost rider.”

Others then joined the fun.

 

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Jim Jordan Gets Mocked For Telling DOJ To Turn Over Details Of Jack Smith’s Trump Investigation

As so often does, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a complete fool of himself today by demanding that the Justice Department share details of the ongoing investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Jack Smith into failed former president Donald Trump with him and the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.

According to The Federalist, Jordan sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “demanding details about the extent of FBI involvement in a special counsel probe run by U.S. Attorney Jack Smith.”

Jordan’s letter also contained this: “The extent of the FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for truth, which Special Counsel John Durham laid out in painstaking detail, is nothing short of scandalous.”

Of course, that has zero to do with the investigation being conducted by Smith, and Jordan has absolutely no right to demand anything from Garland or the DOJ when it comes to an ongoing probe. No member of Congress has that power, no matter what committee he or she may chair.

And yet, Jordan made it sound as if he had the right to know everything regarding Smith, the FBI, and the Justice Department:

“Explain whether any FBI employees who have worked on Special Counsel Smith’s investigation previously worked on any other matters concerning President Trump, and explain whether Special Counsel Smith’s investigation relies on any information or material gathered exclusively by the FBI prior the Special Counsel’s appointment.”

In other words, Jordan knows that Smith is close to indicting Trump on multiple charges, including violating the Espionage Act and obstructing justice, and he wants to try and stick his nose into the investigation so the disgraced ex-president and his attorneys will know what to expect.

The Ohio Republican got a well-deserved mocking on Twitter:

Jordan won’t get a damn thing from Garland because DOJ policy is clear when it comes to ongoing investigations by the Justice Department: There will be no discussion of the matter, not even with Congress, until the investigation is completed.

Nice try, Gym, but once again you failed.

For more on the Smith investigation, watch this video from MSNBC: