DML Morning Briefing June 2

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Today is June 2. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.

1. Target insider says rank-and-file staffers ‘feel left behind’ by execs ‘without our best interest’ in mind:

Fox News – Many rank-and-file Target staffers are questioning if they “belong” at the retailer after a disastrous rollout of LGBTQ Pride month merchandising has left staffers on both sides of the issue peeved at the company’s high-powered decision makers, according to a well-placed insider.

“Our teams feel left behind. The vast majority of our team feels like decisions are being made that impact them. It doesn’t matter which side you’re on, you now feel like people are making decisions without our best interest,” a Target insider told Fox News Digital.

“Because people have made decisions for us that put us in a very difficult position, there are a lot of folks that feel like, ‘Do we belong at Target?’ They question that for the first time in a long time,” the insider said.

Denny’s Insight: Target doesn’t care for their employees, they care about profits.


2. Attacks on Catholic churches rise, hate crime charges do not:

Washington Examiner – In the San Francisco area last week, a district attorney downgraded the charges against five people who desecrated the statue of a saint on Catholic church grounds from felonies to misdemeanors.

In Washington state, the Justice Department last month recommended no jail time for a transgender person who defaced church property and assaulted a church employee.

In Washington, D.C., a man who destroyed the statues of three saints at a Catholic school appears to have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor that allowed him to avoid serving his prison sentence.

With high-profile attacks on Catholic churches and organizations on the rise over the past two years, advocates have grown frustrated with what they say is a lack of consequences for people who target Catholics relative to the consequences for people who target other religions or minority groups.

Denny’s Insight: The Catholic church has become victim to a woke justice system, it’s depressing to see this unfold.


3. Twitter Restricts Launch Of ‘What Is A Woman?’; Top Company Official Resigns:

Daily Wire – Twitter restricted the launch of The Daily Wire’s hit documentary “What Is A Woman?” on the platform Thursday evening after Elon Musk, the company’s owner, said earlier in the day that attempts to restrict the film were a “mistake” and would be “fixed.” Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing revealed in a lengthy Twitter thread Thursday morning that Twitter had canceled a deal to stream “What Is A Woman?” and “would no longer provide us any support and would actually limit the reach of the film and label it as ‘hateful conduct’ because of ‘misgendering.’”

“Specifically: In the film, a father refers to his 14-year-old daughter as ‘her,’ and a store owner uses the ‘wrong’ pronoun in a confrontation with a transgender woman,” Boreing said.

Musk responded to Boreing’s Twitter thread by saying that “this was a mistake by many people at Twitter,” adding that the streaming “is definitely allowed.”

However, when the entire hour-and-a-half documentary was uploaded to Twitter at 8:13 p.m., the film was quickly restricted and received a label that read: “Visibility Limited. This Tweet may violate Twitter’s rules against Hateful Conduct.”

Ella Irwin, the head of Twitter’s trust and safety department — the department that appears to have been responsible for the label being applied — abruptly resigned from the company Thursday afternoon. Her internal Slack account was quickly deactivated by the company, Fortune reported.

The designation on the film blocked Twitter users from being able to retweet or share the video with their audiences. The video garnered 5,000+ retweets/quote retweets in just a couple of minutes after being published before it was restricted.

Denny’s Insight: It seems we still have to rely on Musk cleaning out leftover employees from before his takeover. This should have never happened.


4. Debt ceiling vote recap: Senate sends bill to Biden’s desk:

The Hill – The Senate on Thursday night passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling.

The measure was approved in a bipartisan 63-36 vote after passing the House by a wide and bipartisan margin Wednesday night.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills on June 5 if Congress doesn’t act, which left the Senate scrambling to put a bill on President Biden’s desk.

Denny’s Insight: 3 days before the deadline. Leave it to our politicians to always wait until the last second.


5. Liberals Respond To Biden’s Tumble, Call For Contested Democratic Primary:

Daily Caller – Liberals are renewing their calls for a fair and contested Democratic presidential primary Thursday after President Joe Biden fell on stage during the U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony.

Widely shared video footage showed Biden walking on stage in a suit and baseball cap when he fell to the ground and required assistance to get back up.

The president was helped to his feet by three people and the White House later attributed his tumble to a sandbag on stage. His latest fall renewed concerns about his age and sparked calls from liberals for the Democratic primary to be an open process.

“[S]ome top Democrats have privately been saying for months that they’re nervous about Biden tripping again on the trail. Today he did,” Axios journalist Alex Thompson tweeted.

Denny’s Insight: The fall heard around the world… Seriously, this is elder abuse. Do you believe Biden will make it when the national election starts up? Will this man be able to debate DeSantis or Trump? Should there be a Democratic primary? Sound off in the comments below.