May 21, 2024 - 6:30pm

→ Tucker’s Russia debut

Tucker Carlson has found a new audience in Russia.

Russian media, along with some American outlets, claimed that the former Fox News host was launching his X show in Russia. Newsweek issued a correction to their initial report this afternoon, clarifying that Carlson hasn’t done business with state media in any foreign countries. According to the Daily Beast, a Russian network is airing existing episodes of his show dubbed in Russian.

Russia has made a habit of appropriating American businesses since the war in Ukraine began, with knock-off versions of Starbucks, McDonalds and other chains popping up after the originals pulled out of the country. It’s only fitting that they would take Carlson’s show as well, complete with misleading advertising and possible disregard for American copyright law. Tucker’s strange career pivot continues apace…

→ Klaus Schwab rides off into sunset

The prince of darkness. Credit: Getty

Klaus Schwab is stepping down from the World Economic Forum chairmanship after more than 50 years at the helm.

He’ll be remembered as a visionary, responsible for foisting bugs on the public, as well as the foreboding promise, “you’ll own nothing and be happy.” Indeed, the push to incorporate bugs into the Western diet has already yielded (crunchy, protein-rich) fruit in the EU, where regulators are allowing certain insects to be added to food.

Schwab, far from a bug-eating pauper, turned WEF into a $390 million per year business, with his children serving in high-ranking roles. Good night, sweet prince. 

→ New 9/11 evidence paints Saudis in a bad light

The global War on Terror was based on a mistake.

That’s the major new claim made in a new piece in today’s Atlantic magazine. As part of a new filing in a lawsuit brought by the families of 9/11 victims against the government of Saudi Arabia, new evidence points to deep Saudi complicity.

The 71-page document goes on to list all the ways Saudi officials helped al-Qaeda operatives in the run-up to the attack. It names two individuals Fahad al-Thumairy, an imam at a Los Angeles mosque and a Saudi diplomat, and Omar al-Bayoumi, who masqueraded as a graduate student “not rogue operators but rather the front end of a conspiracy that included the Saudi embassy in Washington and senior government officials in Riyadh.”