Poll: Harry and Meghan’s record unpopularity
Prince Harry has been ostracized this week after getting the boot from daddy. King Charles reportedly let his son and daughter-in-law know that they had to vacate their belongings from Frogmore Cottage with four chilling words, which were that the royal residence was now “needed for someone else.”
Good job the whining pair have found sanctuary across the Pond, right? Wrong. Harry’s popularity in the US has sunk forty-eight points since December and his wife Meghan’s has dropped forty points, giving them net approval ratings of minus ten for the duke and minus seventeen for the duchess, according to polling by Redfield & Wilton for Newsweek.
The couple are now less popular than Prince Andrew, who ironically is the “someone else” that Charles is moving into their home. All together now: “We want privacy! We want privacy!”
Trump launches TV war against Meatball Ron
Donald Trump may have been uncharacteristically quiet over the last few months, but the former POTUS is said to be making moves. He’s planning to tap into his super PAC’s $60 million war chest to start dropping bombs on his arch-nemesis “Ron DeSanctimonious” on Fox News ads and local broadcasts in early primary states. The ad buy will help 45 circumvent the top news network’s “soft Trump ban.”
Cockburn is looking forward to Trump’s ads, which will fit right in alongside Mike Lindell selling MyPillow and Seb Gorka’s fish oil pills.
Girlboss Gisele: just, like, ignore John
A revealing quote from a December interview with Gisele Fetterman in the Washington Blade has been recirculating in the last couple of days:
She shares photos on social media with her 6-foot-8 husband’s head partially cropped out so that her shoes are visible in the frame, and insists that their marriage operates with the unspoken understanding that Gisele is always right when there are differences of opinion. On that latter point, should anyone long for the same dynamic with their spouse or significant other, Gisele Fetterman offers the following advice: “You just have to be really confident in your truth,” she said, adding, “then you just, like, ignore him when he’s speaking.
Applebaum: the Global Disinformation Index website is disinformation
Former Spectator deputy editor and current censorious fiend Anne Applebaum drew fire last month after it was revealed she was on the advisory board for the Global Disinformation Index, a partially government-funded site that branded publications such as the New York Post, Reason and RealClearPolitics “disinformation.” Their recommendations were used to dissuade advertisers from spending money with those titles.
Which is why the following tidbit about the GDI website from Reason’s Robby Soave is so juicy:
I wondered if Applebaum was partly responsible — or whether she would now advise GDI to change course. So I emailed her.
Her response was surprising, to say the least.
“Until a few days ago I was not aware that I was listed as an advisor on the GDI website,” writes Applebaum. “I last spoke to them when they were still raising money — probably 2018 or 2019 — and have not advised them on anything or had any contact since. I have asked to have my name taken off their website, which they agreed to do.”