There’s just one problem. Taylor Lorenz strategically cut off [angel investor Balaji Srinivasan’s] tweet so you can’t see what he was responding to. Here’s his original tweet, including the part Lorenz left out. Notice where he pulled this language from.

As you can see, Srinivasan was paraphrasing what Taylor Lorenz tweeted about a woman CEO named Steph Korey. Korey was making some critical remarks about “younger reporters” while also saying that “the overwhelming majority of journalists are dedicated and wonderful truth seekers.” And for that, Lorenz lashed out at her. So if Srinivasan’s tweet seemed harsh, he was really just turning Lorenz’ own words back on her.

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If you want the latest drama straight from the YouTube influencer world, you know where to get it. But if you want a straight recounting of why someone is saying mean things about Taylor Lorenz on Twitter, her Twitter feed may not be the bet place to get the full story.

In more ways than one. (Oh and read the whole thing.) Initially, I wasn’t able to get Srinivasan’s tweets to load, unless I opened up a browser in private viewing mode. Hopefully that was just a temporary Twitter glitch, but this earlier incident in which Twitter tilted the playing field in defense of MSM-DNC journalists does not instill confidence: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Defends Twitter’s #LearntoCode Purges.


SACRAMENTO BEE: Singing in houses of worship banned under new order from Newsom as pandemic worsens.

Babylon Bee: California Unveils Lions’ Den For Christians Who Sing In Church.


IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY, OR WHAT? Nathan’s Famous hot dog-eating champs to defend titles in secret locale:“The July Fourth tradition, usually held outside Nathan’s original location on Coney Island’s Surf and Stillwell avenues, will this year take place at a private location in the neighborhood, without a live audience and with COVID-19 safety protocols in place…You can’t cancel Thanksgiving, you can’t cancel Christmas and you can’t cancel the Fourth of July, [competition host George Shea] said. And canceling the hot-dog contest would be like canceling the Fourth of July. That is why we had to make it work one way or another.’”

CONTAGION: How Covid-19 contaminated French tourism.


About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

Calvin Coolidge, Address at the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 5, 1926.

Related: Take this 4th of July to reject all the America-haters.

AS IS PROCEEDING AS IOWAHAWK FORETOLD: The New York Times has ditched Apple News because it’s not good for business.

In accordance with the prophecy: In New York, Scrappy Local Newspaper Struggles For Survival.

VOLUNTARY AMERICAN SARAH HOYT: Fly the Flag Proudly: The Left Is Not Winning This Fourth of July.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: Earth has been recycling crust for most of its history.


Flashback: Florida Man Will Wear Grim Reaper Outfit to Scare People Away from Beaches (and Raise Money for Dems).

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: Redskins Change Name To ‘Lizard People’ To Better Represent Population Of Washington, D.C.

ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER…? McCarthyism: Woke Blacklist at Boeing.

FLASHBACK: ‘Born In the USA’ Now Fits The Conservative Message — It’s a trenchant commentary on the failures of the Great Society and radical environmentalism.

Related: Bruce Springsteen, Accidental Patriot: How Bruce Springsteen helped reelect Ronald Reagan.

HAVE THE NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS STARTED TO DISAPPEAR YET, OR IS THAT NEXT MONTH? Mystery deepens: Third Iran fire in a week damages centrifuge facility.

‘NEW YORK TIMES’ LOSES ITS MIND IS EVERGREEN: Trump Defends America’s Heritage on the Fourth of July, New York Times Loses Its Mind.

THE POWER LINE WEEK IN PICTURES: Independence Day Edition.

COLLUSION: Stanford accepts $58 million in Chinese cash while pushing global human rights.

EXCELLENT CHOICE! “Here are a few examples of hypothetical human beings making voluntary selections from The Great Menu of Life. Let’s see how the left and right would respond:”

“I am a teenager without much spending money. The neighborhood drug kingpin has offered me $500/week plus all the weed I want to be a lookout to warn him about the cops. Just think of all the fun I could have with $500/week! I have decided to work for him.”

Democrat: “Excellent choice! What could possibly go wrong there? In fact, because of all the prison sentences doled out to black drug dealers over the years, all drugs should be immediately legalized and black people alone should able to sell them. Of course, then the kingpin wouldn’t need a lookout, but this young man could have a sales territory instead.”

Trump voter: “That is NOT an excellent choice. You will probably either be killed by a rival gang or someone in your own ‘hood angling for your job. Or, since heroin is unlikely to be legalized any time soon, you will eventually become what Obama termed a ‘Justice-Involved Youth.’ What normal humans refer to as a ‘felon.’ Stay in school. Learn a useful skill. Stay away from crime! You will eventually earn much more than $500/week.”

Read the whole thing.

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IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS, STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES ARE JUST PART OF THE LEFTY FUNDING ECOSYSTEM: Cornell University slammed for allegedly donating student fees to Black Lives Matter.

DAN MITCHELL: Happy Dependence Day.

ROGER SIMON: Celebrate the Fourth Under the New Blitz.

Dr. Anthony Fauci—a Deep State functionary par excellence for decades—became a literal temporary dictator of our national life over the last few months, in part by decrying this drug.

But enough of him. On to what is the biggest lie, the grandest disinformation, being promulgated across our land for July 4, 2020—America is a racist country!

All I can say is [expletive deleted].

How about balderdash?

This is The Big Lie in extremis and, like so many of its ilk, the reverse is true. America—as most of us know but are loathe to admit in public these days—is the least racist, most multi-cultural country in history, one that lost roughly a half million of its citizens in the fight against slavery and then enacted all kinds of legislation against racism, also giving preferences to minorities that endure to this day and have changed the nature of our businesses, educational system, politics, media, and entertainment.

Read the whole thing.


By stoking a culture war, they mean he’s not surrendering. More on the speech here.



The goal is to convince Americans that they have nothing to be proud of. The purpose of this is to facilitate turning America into something else.

MICHAEL BARONE: How presidential generations define and redefine American history.

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KENTUCKY FRIED IMPEACHMENT THEATER: House Democrat and KFC Spokesman Steve Cohen (TN) Submits Resolution to Impeach Attorney General Bill Barr.


5. Did Maxwell also supply information to the FBI?

Ghislaine Maxwell was, as Epstein said, his ‘best friend: the person who knew him most intimately and managed, prosecutors allege, the most secret aspects of his life. Yet she wasn’t prosecuted in the Florida case. A source familiar with the Florida investigation told me this week that Epstein personally requested and secured immunity for Maxwell from the FBI. The terms of the deal are unclear, but it granted immunity to ‘any potential co-conspirators’.

This week, a source familiar with Maxwell’s case told me they believed Maxwell had supplied information to the FBI, and had remained in the US because she believed she was protected by Epstein’s immunity deal of 2008. A second source familiar with both Epstein and Maxwell agreed that it was possible, and might explain why Maxwell didn’t leave the US.

Related: Woman Comes Forward, Details Horrific Abuse As a Teen By Ghislaine Maxwell.


Farragut, Tennessee. Happy Fourth of July! Leftists who hate America can drop dead.


● Shot:

Betty Nguyen, CNN Anchor: Barack Obama is in South Dakota today. He arrived there last night. Take a look at this. He got a good glimpse of the majestic Mount Rushmore. Well, South Dakota and Montana have closed out the primary season on Tuesday.

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Rob Marciano, CNN Anchor: Well, while the surrogates battle it out in Washington today, the candidates are back on the trail. Hillary Clinton is in Puerto Rico ahead of tomorrow’s primary there. Barack Obama is campaigning in South Dakota. That state’s primary is Tuesday. Obama arrived there late last night and got a good look around Mt. Rushmore — it’s quite a sight if you haven’t seen it.

CNN Saturday Morning News, May 31st, 2008.

● Double Shot:

Jim Acosta (voice-over): It’s a fitting campaign stop for a presidential contender looking to make history. Standing before Mount Rushmore over the weekend, Barack Obama was asked whether he sees his face joining the likes of Washington and Lincoln.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Presidential Candidate: I don’t think my ears would fit. There’s just only so much rock up there.

CNN American Morning, June 2nd, 2008.

● Triple-shot:

Jake Tapper: In fact, today, Sanders had his eye on the ultimate in presidential achievements, South Dakota landmark, Mt. Rushmore.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Democratic Presidential Candidate: This is our country at its very best. What an incredible achievement.

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny (voice-over): Visiting Mt. Rushmore today, Bernie Sanders taking in the majesty of the moment. This monument to four great American presidents.

Sanders: Just the accomplishment and the beauty, it really does make one very proud to be an American.

The Lead with Jake Tapper, May 12, 2016.

● Chaser: CNN Chyron Mocks ‘Independence’ Day, CNN Reporter At Mt. Rushmore Refers To Washington, Jefferson As ‘Slave Owners.’

—The Daily Wire, yesterday.

● Related: Trump Campaign Calls Out CNN, Alleging Mount Rushmore Hypocrisy.

Newsmax, yesterday.