The Curious Case of the Waukesha ‘Killer Car’

Darrell Brooks poses for a booking photograph at the Milwaukee County Jail in Milwaukee, Wis., November 3, 2021. (Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters)
Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we investigate the curious case of the “killer car,” check in on how some progressive commentators celebrated Thanksgiving, and explore more media misses.

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Clown Show: The Experts Are Worried About the New COVID Variant…But Not in the Way, You Think

They can’t leave us alone. They can’t just keep their damn mouths shut. They can’t. Why? Well, money, power, and endless media hits on MSNBC and CNN are certainly a draw. I don’t know why on the latter part because no one watches either network. At the same time, it does tap into the vein of liberal America who is most susceptible to panic porn. So, as you know, we have a new COVID variant to kick off the holiday season, but the experts were more worried about one thing—and it had nothing to do with the virus’ impact on humans.

No, seriously.

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Facebook’s Metaverse Heralds a Brave New Underworld of Metacrime

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has probably not had the year he had hoped for. In late spring, New York Times reporters Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang made waves with the release of their new book, An Ugly Truth, which took readers deep inside Facebook’s cutthroat corporate culture and revealed that internal concerns about the spread of hate and misinformation on the social media titan’s massive platform were routinely sidelined in the pursuit of pure profit.

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Here’s What We Know About the COVID-19 Omicron Strain So Far

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Yes, a new variant has emerged. On Friday, the WHO designated a fourth, possibly more transmissible “variant of concern”—B.1.1.529 or Omicron—after a steep increase in COVID-19 infections in South Africa.
Health officials have detected the variant in Belgium, Britain Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, and the United Kingdom. As of Friday, there have been no cases of Omicron detected in the United States, according to the CDC.

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Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them | Andrew Gawthorpe

Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them

Andrew Gawthorpe

Inflation is an issue of real concern to many Americans. It’s also a chance for Democrats to name and shame price-gougers

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.’ Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.

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Ronald Reagan’s Favorite Magazine Has Gone Full MAGA

In March 2019, former Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam announced that he and a conservative lawyer named Will Chamberlain were going to resurrect the storied right-wing journal Human Events, which had been muddling along for years. Two years later, the historic magazine has become yet another right-wing click factory, pumping out trumped-up investigations and snarky rewrites just as Breitbart did before it. The renaissance of the magazine provides the perfect capsule summary of the conservative movement’s long downward journey from pages to pixels.

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10 Letters to Read: November’s Most Notable Letters to the Editor

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This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for democracy and the commonsense of ordinary Americans

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Our annual Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal at our house. This year, there are three generations of McFarlands at the table, ranging in age from 80 years to 80 days.
After the feast and before the pies, we always go around the table asking everyone what they’re most thankful for this year.

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In the Wake of Rittenhouse, Our Defamation Laws Must Be Changed (Part Two of Two)

For background on how America came to have the inadequate defamation laws now in place, please see Part One of this discussion here.
It now has been more than half a century since the liberal Warren Court handed down its many rulings. So much has changed. It used to be that an honest effort at a true story could cause a publication to find itself sued into instant bankruptcy. Not everyone easily could access a copy of the Sunday New York Times or even of a copy of a Time magazine issue two or three weeks after the thing appeared.

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Legacy Outlets Ignore Hunter Biden Report On Securing Chinese Mineral Monopoly

The nation’s largest news networks ignored blockbuster reporting from The New York Times this week that chronicled how Hunter Biden helped the Chinese secure a major cobalt mine in Congo.
On Saturday, the Times reported that Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, facilitated purchase of one of the world’s most lucrative cobalt reserves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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