02/20/2019 05:14 CDT


KENTUCKY TEEN DROPS $250 MILLION DEFAMATION LAWSUIT ON WASHINGTON POST AND ATTORNEY SAYS MORE SUITS COMING; DID SMOLLETT ALSO MANUFACTURE THE THREAT LETTER AGAINST HIMSELF?


TODAY’S TOP TEN

WHO’S SMIRKING NOW? TEEN SUES WAPO FOR DEFAMATION

COVINGTON TEEN NICHOLAS SANDMANN SUES Washington Post for defaming him, seeks $250 million; attorney says more suits coming. New York Post.

TWO BROTHERS CLAIM JUSSIE SMOLLETT ALSO created a fake threat letter in MAGA hoax. CBS 2 Chicago.

THE HILL SAYS HARRIS AND BIDEN TOP its early ranking of Democratic presidential candidates. The Hill.

SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS ANNOUNCES he’ll join crowded 2020 Democratic field. Big League Politics.

KAMALA HARRIS’ FATHER SAYS SHE SMEARED Jamaican ancestors as “pot smoking joy seekers.” Free Beacon.

JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG RETURNS TO Supreme Court bench after extended leave of absence following cancer surgery. Daily Wire.

OCASIO-CORTEZ’S GREEN NEW DEAL A PRODUCT of well-funded, far-left groups. Breitbart.

TENNESSEE MAN CHARGED WITH PULLING GUN on couple wearing MAGA hats. National Review.

VIRGINIA LT. GOV. FAIRFAX’S ACCUSER says she’s willing to testify in public. Legal Insurrection.

MSNBC’S HOST KATY TUR DESCRIBES GEORGE Washington as a “native son of New York.” NewsBusters.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Media misfires on Smollett hoax. Free Beacon.
  • Sanders accuses Howard Schultz of trying to blackmail Democratic Party. NTK Network.
  • Jim Jordan: You can’t trust Andy McCabe. Fox News.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • “#MeToo” painted on statue of WWII sailor kissing nurse. Washington Times.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@flinnie) I thought I saw a spider on the rug, but it was just some yarn. It’s dead yarn now, though. Tweet.
  • (NolteNC) What is a phony hate crime other than its own hate crime — a deliberate attempt to smear and frame up an entire group of people based on their identity with a lie? Phony hate crimes are hate crimes. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • VENEZUELA ON BRINK; CUBA WARNS U.S. INTERVENTION Drudge.