Devin Nunes
Devin Nunes

Guess the Presidential Medal of Freedom wasn’t enough for Congressman Devin Nunes, who plans to become CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group in January.

Donald Trump said Nunes, who has a degree in agricultural business and began his career as a farmer, will make an excellent leader of his media empire.

But as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes served as Trump’s chief lackey to the point where he made a secret trip to the White House to brief the then-president on the House probe into the Russian intervention in the US elections.

Trump rewarded his guy with the Medal for helping to "unearth the crime of the century" and "thwart a plot to take down a sitting United States president." Fake news.

Good government groups didn’t exactly applaud Trump bestowing the Medal on Nunes.

Irvin McCullough of the The Government Accountability Project criticized Nunes for abandoning the bipartisan tradition of whistleblower protection and said it was dangerous to reward misconduct.

Nunes claims to be “humbled and honored” that Trump picked him to head his company. C’mon Devin, it’s your payback for shilling for Trump.

The press release issued by Trump Media and Technology Group cited Nunes' Presidential Medal of Freedom award among his achievements.

That’s pretty rich.

Global income inequalities are about as great today as they were at the peak of Western imperialism of the early 20th century, according to the 2022 World Inequality Report.

The share of income captured by half of the world’s people is about half of what it was in 1820, according to the Report.

Nations have become richer over the past 40 years but their governments have been poorer. COVID-19 escalated the trend as governments had to borrow from the private sector to fight the pandemic.

The Report predicts the low levels of government wealth will make it harder for them to tackle inequality and challenges presented by climate change.

The average adult earned $23,380, while people in the Top Ten income group earned $122,110. A person in the poorest half of income distribution made $3,920 in 2021.

The Report found that the US, Russia and India chalked up “spectacular increases in inequality," while Europe and China experienced small increases.

What a difference a pandemic makes… Moderna, a little-known biotech startup prior to the COVID-19 outbreak that hit it big time by developing a vaccine, ranked as one of Morning Consult’s fast growing brands for 2021 among Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.

Factoring in Gen Z adults and Millennials, Moderna took the No. 2 slot, while better known vaccine rival Pfizer weighed in at No. 17.

Baby Boomers also were bullish on Smirnoff Vodka, Crown Royal, Vizzy Hard Seltzer and Tylenol, while Gen Z loaded up on Wendy’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Snickers and Ruffles.

‘The War on Christmas” comes home to roost. A 50-foot artificial Christmas tree that stands outside News Corp's Rockefeller Center headquarters that houses Fox News, Wall Street Journal and New York Post, was set afire in the early morning hours of Dec. 8.

A 49-year-old man climbed up the tree’s metal superstructure, shoved papers into the tree’s branches, lit them and then climbed down to watch it burn.

Police arrested the suspect but have not yet determined if he is a fan of Fox News, which launched the modern day War on Christmas.

Former Fox News entertainer Bill O’Reilly kicked off the farcical onslaught on Dec. 7, 2004 when “The O’Reilly Factor” aired a segment called “Christmas Under Siege.”

He told viewers: “All over the country, Christmas is taking flak. In Denver this past weekend, no religious floats were permitted in the holiday parade there. In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the ‘holiday tree,’ and no Christian Christmas symbols are allowed in the public schools. Federated Department Stores—that’s Macy’s—have done away with the Christmas greeting ‘Merry Christmas.”

News Corp has vowed to rebuild the tree, which stars in its holiday promotions, in time for Dec. 25.

It’s Rupert Murdoch’s way of saying, “Merry Christmas.”