Programming note: Please join Mark on Thursday, first with Stuart Varney live on Fox Business at 11am Eastern/8am Pacific, and then later for another morass of guest-host-level semi-professionalism as he sits in for Tucker Carlson on Fox News, coast to coast across America at 8pm Eastern - with a rerun at 9pm Pacific. We hope you'll dial him up if you're in the presence of the receiving apparatus.
On Wednesday night Mark guest-hosted for Tucker on a busy night, starting with negotiations between the White House and the Special Counsel on the parameters of a possible Mueller/Trump interview. Click below to watch:
Later Lou Dobbs joined Mark to discuss Tuesday's elections and the mysterious evaporation of the Big Blue Wave. In particular they noted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to translate her own victory into any kind of broader movement:
"She was a star. She kind of burst out on the scene. She was the new star, and it's clear she's not star quality," Steyn replied.
"It is clear, perhaps, to you, to you me, to this audience, but I'm not sure it's clear at all to the Democrats because they are the ones, after all, who carry her around as if it is precious cargo, Trump Derangement Syndrome," Dobbs responded.
You can see the full Steyn/Dobbs interview here.
Next up came two segments on immigration. First, former ICE director Thomas Homan called on Congress to make visa overstays (currently running at 700,000 per annum) a crime: you can watch that interview in full here. Instead, however, Democrats have decided that ICE is the crime. Mark pondered the left's war on immigration enforcement:
Steyn aired a video from earlier in 2018 that showed Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney (D) dancing with an aide after a federal judge ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania city's sanctuary policy toward illegal immigrants.
"Here's what that song actually looks like in practice," Steyn said, showing a mugshot of Honduran national Juan Ramon Vasquez.
Philadelphia released Vasquez, disregarding an ICE detainer for the man, in 2015, a year after his arrest for aggravated assault.
Vasquez, who had been living in nearby Upper Darby, Pa., was later convicted of raping a child.
You can see the full segment here.
According to Canada's CBC (for whatever that's worth), more and more US therapists are finding that their patients suffer from "Trump Anxiety Disorder". Is this actually a bona fide "disorder"? Steyn discussed the topic with psychotherapist Nell Daly:
Also on the show: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube's double standard on "hate speech".
We'll post more video from the show as soon as we get it. Or you can watch the full episode from Fox here.
~In Steynian legal news, our lead counsel in Cary Katz and CRTV's ludicrous litigation without end, Michael Murphy, has moved to a new law firm, Ervin Cohen & Jessup:
"Basically, anything you hand me, I can do," said Murphy, who moved over from Gerard Fox Law, where his successes included, among other things, prevailing across the board in an arbitration entitled Mark Steyn Enterprises et. al. v. CRTV LLC [actually the other way round: we were the defendants]. After the bestselling author and political commentator's TV show with CRTV was unceremoniously canceled, CRTV sued Steyn for $10 million. Not only did Murphy prevail on all claims alleged by CRTV, but also achieved a multi-million dollar victory against CRTV on behalf of Steyn.
Which Katz and CRTV have refused to pay. You can keep up to date with the state of Katz/CRTV's Steyn suits here.
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Mark will see you on the telly with Stuart Varney on Thursday at 11am Eastern/8am Pacific - and again sitting in for Tucker at 8pm Eastern.