Kayleigh McEnany
Kayleigh McEnany

McEnany moves into the hot seat. Noted election denier, misinformation machine and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany will take Tucker Carlson’s old eight o’clock slot next week.

She will be the third person to audition for Mission Impossible, which is the job to revive Fox’s ratings, which went south after Carlson was fired by Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch.

Tuck’s program attracted 3.2M viewers during Q1. The 8 o’clock program now draws half that audience.

McEnany, who hosts Fox’s “Outnumbered” midday opinion show, says she is eager to “dig into the state of politics, media, culture, and faith in America!” Spare us.

How can the audience have any faith in what McEnany claims is true?

McEnany shot all of her credibility during her very first White House press briefing when she promised reporters that she would never lie to them.

Fox News famously pulled the plug on McEnany on Nov. 9, 2020 during an event at the Republican National Committee when she repeated Donald Trump’s baseless rant about the stolen election and voter fraud.

She claimed Republicans want “every legal vote to be counted and every illegal vote to be discarded,” implying that the Democrats supported illegal voting.

In cutting McEnany off, Fox program host Neil Cavuto said: “Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”

McEnany better keep her daytime job.

The nine percent of Brits who “care a great deal” about the coronation of King Charles believe the $125M to stage the pomp and pageantry is money well-spent.

It’s a whole different story for the 64 percent of Brits who told the YouGov poll “they don’t care very much or at all” for the long-awaited crowning of Charles.

The UK, which is the economic basket case of the G-7 nations, could put the coronation outlays to more productive use.

Loopex Digital, an SEO shop, ran the numbers.

For $125M, the government could give 31,000 teachers and 29,410 nurses a raise, or construct 600 to 1,000 new affordable homes.

A $125M outlay could cover the energy bills of 39,962 medium-sized households, or add 40 to 66 megawatts of renewable energy capacity.

Expenditures for Charles’ coronation far exceed what was spent for his mum, Elizabeth. Her 1953 coronation cost an inflation-adjusted $57.5M.

Charles Bobblehead

What’s the best way to commemorate the coronation? It’s buying a King Charles bobblehead, of course.

The British government could earmark that $125M coronation outlay for the purchase of 5M King Charles bobbleheads from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee.

But it needs to give a heads-up to the Museum because current plans call for a limited run of 2,023 Chucks.

King Charles could join the bobbleheads of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on the shelves of bobblehead collectors throughout the world.

Phil Sklar, Museum co-founder and CEO, calls the King Charles bobblehead “a must-have for fans of the royal family.”

He is limiting himself. I’m no fan of British royalty, but it would be pretty cool to have a King Charles bobblehead on my desk to whack in the head every once in a while.

What do Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank have in common, other than failing?

Each used KPMG as auditor and received a clean bill of health.

KPMG is the No. 1 accounting firm for the US banking business.

According to the Financial Times, publicly listed banks paid KPMG $325M in fees during 2021, which represented 14 percent of its fees from public clients.

PwC trailed with eight percent of total fees from banks. EY got three percent and Deloitte registered two percent.

A KPMG spokesperson said the firm has long had a substantial and dynamic audit practice in the financial services industry.

It now has a PR problem, to boot.