THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
12:05pm- Tick Tock! Hours before the expected release of a damning memo on FBI spying abuses, President Trump unleashed an early-morning tweet at a Justice Department he said has been “politicized” by Democrats. The shot at the Justice Department came after much back and forth between the Department and its subsidiary FBI, which have argued against release of a memo summarizing the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence probe of the department’s investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion. GOP-led House investigators believe the FBI used a dubious dossier, initially prepared as campaign opposition research for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, to get permission from a secret federal court to eavesdrop on Trump campaign and transition team communications.
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- Stand Up! In her bid for governor, Republican Rep. Diane Black will run an ad during the Super Bowl pregame show saying “it’s too bad that the league doesn’t respect the patriotism of our national anthem.” Black’s campaign spokesman Chris Hartline says the ad urging fans to stand will run in Tennessee at a cost of more than $50,000. Guest: Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
1:20pm- Just a Kiss? Tom Brady is catching more than a little flack on social media for kissing his son on the lips, a moment caught on camera during the filming of his Facebook documentary series, “Tom vs. Time.” In the now widely-shared video, Tom is receiving a massage when his son asks if he can check his fantasy team online, to which he asks, “What do I get?” Brady’s 8-year-old son Benjamin gives him a kiss on the lips–though not for the requisite amount of time, apparently, calling him back a second time for a longer smooch. Question: Did the kiss seem odd to you? 888-788-9910
1:30pm- #PleaseStand! The state Senate passed a resolution filed Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, that denounces the NFL for rejecting a Super Bowl ad from a veterans group that addressed the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the National Anthem Thursday. In a statement released by the Senate, Shafer called the NFL’s refusal to run AMVETS’ ad censorship. The ad featured a military honor guard holding the American flag with the text #PleaseStand across the top of the screen. The NFL said the ad was rejected because it made a political statement.
Shafer, who is running for lieutenant governor, wasn’t buying it and so he filed Senate Resolution 673 Wednesday. It was passed the next day. Guest: Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – Campus talk with our resident Millennial writer, Guest: Caleb Parke, Foxnews.com writer
- Several university and college professors took issue with President Trump’s first State of the Union address, turning to social media to express disgust at Trump’s immigration rhetoric, the overall tone of the speech — and even chants of “USA” from those in attendance. Trump’s speech, billed as being a bipartisan effort to reach across the aisle, was instead viewed by numerous academics as “carnage porn” taking place at “a Klan rally.” One professor of political science at Howard University took issue with the sight of Trump instead of former President Barack Obama.
- White people who do a downward-facing dog are contributing to a “system of power, privilege, and oppression,” according to a Michigan State University professor. Shreena Gandhi, a religious studies professor at Michigan State, claims in an article she recently co-authored that Americans who practice yoga are contributing to white supremacy and promote the “yoga industrial complex.”
2:30pm- Starnes Trivia Time!