Mark spent part of his Saturday with the boffo weekend ratings champ Judge Jeanine. He followed hard on the heels of a rollicking Trump rally in Michigan and the Judge's own Opening Statement on leaky liar James Comey. Click below to watch:
Mark's appearance with Judge Jeanine was part of a busy weekend at SteynOnline. On Saturday morning Mark considered the state-ordered death of Alfie Evans, a cruel and ignorant act of vandalism in Pennsylvania, and Big Climate's biggest scam. Our weekend movie date marked the 50th anniversary of The Odd Couple. Steyn's Sunday Poem was a much anthologized work by Leigh Hunt, "Jenny Kiss'd Me", and we rounded out the day celebrating the number that serves as our Song of the Week theme tune, "I've Heard That Song Before". If you were too busy working on your forced laugh for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, we hope you'll want to check out one or two or more of those diversions as we start a brand new week.
For Mark the big weekend news was drearily predictable:
The good news is that CRTV sued Steyn for ten million dollars, and lost, comprehensively. The bad news is that, late on Friday, CRTV re-sued Steyn for five million dollars...
The new complaint is 200 pages long and includes as exhibits two of Steyn's recent Song of the Week selections. Apparently CRTV's head honcho Cary Katz is taking time out of his hectic schedule of suing himself to argue that Mark's essays on "We Are the Champions" and "Oh Happy Day" are disparaging and defamatory of him.
In honor of this innovative legal strategy, we have launched a new competition: If you can identify anything in Steyn's salute to "Oh Happy Day" that is the least bit actionable, let us know by emailing here, and we'll pick the best entry and buy the lucky winner a year's subscription to CRTV. Second prize is two subscriptions to CRTV, but, as Mark says, you undoubtedly saw that joke coming.
Steyn will be back on telly tonight with Tucker Carlson, coast to coast across America at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific - with a rerun at midnight Eastern. If you prefer Mark in audio only, join us tomorrow for another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. It starts at 4pm North American Eastern Time Tuesday. That's 5pm in the Maritimes, 5.30pm in Newfoundland - and, beyond the Americas, 9pm in the British Isles, 10pm in Western Europe, 11pm in the Middle East, midnight in the Kremlin, 1.30am in Delhi for all you Newfoundlanders who move to India for the half-hour time-zones, an early Wednesday breakfast in Oz, and a slightly more convivial 9am in New Zealand.
If you prefer Steyn on stage, this coming Friday, May 4th, Mark will be joining Mr Snerdley from Rush live in Lakeland, Florida. On Sunday May 6th he'll be in New York for the annual gala fundraiser for CAMERA, an invaluable institution for the truth on what's happening in the Middle East. More details here - and please note the admission price is considered a tax-deductible donation, and you can get $50 off if you enter promo code MARK.
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