The Brew: If You Can Fake It There, You Can Fake It Anywhere … It’s Up to You, New York, New York
A lot’s happened since we last met up.
Shocking Claim from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle claim they were chased off a Montecito, California beach Sunday when countless paparazzi stormed in from the shore.
Their publicist released this photo of the incident.
Of course we made this up. But the couple claiming to have been subject to a “near catastrophic” paparazzi chase for two hours through Manhattan is almost as far-fetched. Especially when we learn they ditched their limo for a cab, only to circle the block. And traffic and stop lights makes car chases in New York City nearly impossible.
Yes, some paparazzi were following the couple after a ritzy event, but insist there was never any danger. NYPD also denies any trouble. And yes, we can buy the idea the couple didn’t want anyone to know where they were going to be staying, hence the driving around. But deliberately evoking the horror of Princess Diana’s death seems particularly cynical. I’d add unwise.
Even if Harry and Meghan were being harassed and chased — a New York magazine account lays out what seemed to really happen — the smart P.R. move would have been to downplay it publicly. Let the New York tabloids play it up. That’s why New York tabloids were invented. Let the public then make the Diana connection. Generate sympathy … not a collective “Here they go again, playing the victim, drawing attention to themselves.”
Their dramatic presentation of an evening’s headache mocks the real dangers New Yorkers face.
Take Daniel Penny …
Daniel Penny Speaks
Right now, a former Marine faces second degree murder charges for restraining a violent, mentally ill man who posed a clear and present threat to others on a New York City subway car.
That Marine, Daniel Penny spoke out over the weekend. In an interview with the New York Post, Penny rejected the idea he’s some racist vigilante, calling it “a little bit comical.” He says he’s a “normal guy” and his restraining of Jordan Neely had nothing to do with race.
“Everybody who’s ever met me can tell you, I love all people, I love all cultures. You can tell by my past and all my travels and adventures around the world. I was actually planning a road trip through Africa before this happened.”
He says what happened on that F train was not like “anything I had experienced before.”
I can tell you that the threats, the menacing, the terror that Jordan Neely introduced to that train has already been well documented. I don’t think it’s going to even be controverted. There are numerous witnesses from all different walks of life who have absolutely no motive to do anything other than to recount what actually happened. They are uniform in their recollection of events.
This includes a 66-year-old witness who told the Post Neely was a “hero.” The woman, who wished to remain anonymous for now, says Neely launched an explosive tirade, shouting that he was willing to “kill a mother******.” Said the witness, “People that travel the subway see and hear everything — this was different. And frightening.”
Frightening — like living in a time where protecting strangers from harm makes you a villain in the eyes of local politicians and race baiters.
Pregnant Nurse Falsely Accused of Being a Racist Over Bike Altercation Considers Legal Action
In yet another NYC incident of race hustlers and turmoil on the streets. A pregnant nurse had to endure being labeled across the internet as a racist after a video went viral seemingly showing her trying to take a rental bike away from a group of black teens. Leading the charge of racism, race-case chaser Ben Crump.
“This is unacceptable!” Crump captioned his tweet with the video. “A white woman was caught on camera attempting to STEAL a Citi Bike from a young Black man in NYC. She grossly tried to weaponize her tears to paint this man as a threat. This is EXACTLY the type of behavior that has endangered so many Black men in the past!”
Sarah Comrie’s hospital put her on leave after the video caught fire. She was forced into hiding because of the furor. One big problem. The video conveniently left out the crucial part. IT WAS HER BIKE! She had paid for it, and it was the teens who were trying to steal it from her.
Crump deleted the tweet — without apology — after Sarah’s lawyers threatened a defamation suit.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) May 19, 2023
But the same old question remains. Where does Comrie go to get her reputation back? And why is New York City a safe haven for the deranged and roving gangs of teens … but not for the likes of Comrie and Penny?
FBI Dropped Four Investigations Into the Clintons?
How far did FBI honchos like James Comey and Andrew McCabe and the rest go to throw 2016 election toward Hillary Clinton? According to the Durham Report, the bureau suddenly dropped at least four — count ‘em four — criminal investigations involving Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation in the months before the 2016 election. Three involved allegations the Clinton Foundation was a “hub of criminal activity.”
The cases were buried. As was, of course, the criminal investigation into Hillary’s illicit emails, her exposure of all manner of top secret information, to say nothing of her destruction of emails that were under subpoena. Thank you, Mr. Comey.
And boy, was that timing political. How do we know? From Page-Strzok texts and the subsequent 24 hours. Here’s the full story. But the quick version is this: Ted Cruz dropped out of the race on May 4, 2016, giving Trump the GOP nomination. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page immediately had this exchange:
“Now the pressure really starts to finish MYE … ” Page responded: “It sure does. We need to talk about follow up call tomorrow.” (MYE being “Mid-Year Exam,” the code name for the Hillary investigation.) That same day, Page — the FBI’s point person to the Obama Administration — organizes a meeting at the White House for the next day, May 5. Before the day was over, the Washington Post was quoting “US officials close to the matter” as saying they’d found “scant evidence” Clinton “intended to break classification rules.”
This was the signal that Hillary wasn’t going to be charged. This would be the rationale Comey would use to let Clinton skate for crimes that would have sent anyone else to prison for a long time.
Why do we care now? Because wrong is wrong, of course. But also because the FBI used the same trick in the 2020 election to bury the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden. This time they actively worked to create the fable that the Hunter Laptop … which spells out payoffs to Joe Biden and the Biden Family … was Russian misinformation.
It also matters now because the same game is underway again … DOJ interfering in the upcoming 2024 election. Just the News reports a National Archives official has admitted under oath that a) every former president since Ronald Reagan has mishandled classified documents. B) Donald Trump is the only one the DOJ has gone after.
Becker News also reveals the FBI was illegally spying on “far right extremists” long before January 6, and suggests the bureau was already setting up the idea of Trump “inciting” post-election violence even before the election took place.
Meanwhile, in other “lawfare” effort against Trump, the Soros-funded DA in Fulton County strongly suggested she will be unsealing an indictment of Trump over his questioning of the 2020 election in Georgia during the first three weeks of August. She’s asked the Atlanta courthouse be cleared of trials for part of that time period.
And when is the first GOP debate? Anyone? Anyone? Yup. August.
Silly Congress Member Tricks
On Thursday, three FBI whistleblowers shared not only their tales of bureau wrong-doing, but how the FBI viciously retaliated against them for daring to come forward to Congress. We can’t let pass just how ridiculous Democrats on the Oversight Committee were towards these public servants.
How ridiculous? Rep. Linda Sanchez of California tried to make whistleblower Marcus Allen account for a tweet by someone with the same name!
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) asks FBI whistleblower Marcus Allen to respond to a tweet saying that Nancy Pelosi staged January 6 from a Twitter account under his name.
It turned out to not be his account but she asks him if he agrees with the tweet anyway. pic.twitter.com/ZrjsrM2Kty
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 18, 2023
Kudos to Mr. Allen for not responding, “Lady, are you out of your mind?”
And kudos to Rep. Matt Gaetz for his humorous troll/rebuke of Sanchez.
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez MUST answer for her tweet! https://t.co/fwVPbGFuVb
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 18, 2023
Along The Stream
John Zmirak’s latest is just up: “How Many Anti-Semites Should Speak at Your Christian Conference?”
Aliya Kuykendall has the fascinating discovery of a curse discovered on a tablet … just like as described in Deuteronomy.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Daniel Penny’s name.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.