White House Correspondent Ksenija Pavlovic Mcateer gives her take on the latest news from the White House

Good Morning DC,

What is “Libs of TikTok”? I was not sure until I took a look at what is basically a culture war news aggregator – nothing more, nothing less. 

A journalist named Taylor Lorenz has gone out of her way to reveal the name and home address of the private citizen who owns the “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account, crossing an ethical boundary along the way.

I do not remember anyone in the legacy media going after The Anonymous, a White House Official in the Trump administration, when he published an OpEd in The New York Times, do you?

Hypocrisy is everywhere

Taylor Lorenz cried on national TV, and, yet, she kept doing the things she didn’t want to experience herself. There are so many different ways of doing journalism, yet Taylor keeps choosing a method that requires her to hurt others and be ruthless. Doxxing is not mandatory. That’s Taylor’s choice.

The Jon Stewart Show’s ratings on Apple TV are going through the floor. The former host of “The Daily Show” used to be cool, but it is not working anymore. Wokeness has an expiration date and low ratings. And, frankly, the seemingly limitless supply of similar shows is turning the whole country every day aligned more with the conservative side of things as the left drives off the deep end.

CNN+ looks doomed, Axios was first to tell the world. Americans are not excited about CNN, and the mainstream media is melting away like an iceberg on a hot summer day.

Jack Dorsey said he witnessed CNN trying to “create conflict” in Ferguson. What else was Dorsey privy to? A little bit of truth would not hurt anyone. Twitter Boardroom TikTok? We all know where Dorsey lives, so if Taylor Lorenz were to link to Jack’s address, it would not be doxxing. 

Oh, and remember when I told you yesterday that Biden was not pleased with the annulment of the national mask mandate and that anything can happen? The Biden administration announced that they will be fighting to bring the mask mandate back to life. 

Your top news stories of today are below. 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Joe Biden is set to meet today with the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Combatant Commanders in the Cabinet Room. 

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a dinner in the Blue Room for the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders, and their spouses. 

DIGITAL ASSETS

The IMF published its Global Financial Stability Report, calling on the international community to develop coordinated standards for crypto. 

TODAY’S CRYPTO PRICES

Bitcoin (BTC):$40,040.14

Ether (ETH):$3,132.56

SOL:$110.39

LUNA: $97.01

DOGE: $0.014605357

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Vladimir Putin’s offensive on the Donbas region started yesterday. Moscow says that it hit 1,000 targets. Russian troops took control of the city of Kreminna. Luhansk governor Serhiy Gaidai confirmed that “Kreminna is under the control of the ‘Orcs’ [Russians]. They have entered the city.” 

The US will be sending more weapons at Zelenskyy’s request. 

Trump wants to know when peace negotiations will finally take place?

PM Boris Johnson showed up at the House of Commons yesterday to express his “wholehearted apology” after being fined for breaking the lockdown rules he established for the Britons to follow during the pandemic. 

“It did not occur to me then or subsequently that a gathering in the Cabinet room just before a vital meeting on Covid strategy could amount to a breach of the rules. I repeat, that was my mistake. And I apologize for it unreservedly,” said Johnson. 

Conservative MP David Davis is sticking to his guns and accused Johnson of “moral delinquency.” Another Conservative, MP Mark Harper has called on Johnson to resign. The drama is far from over as, on Thursday, there will be a vote brought by the Labour Party in the House of Commons on a formal investigation into whether Johnson deliberately misled the parliament. 

Today, Johnson is starting his trip to India but said he won’t “lecture” Narendra Modi on being tougher on Russia.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Harry and Meghan, may show up at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

And that’s a wrap for this Wednesday morning, April 20, 2022. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first. 

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Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...