An American Who Talked Too Much

August 3rd, 2017 6:24 PM
Luigi Barzini, my old pal and the author of so many fine books all written from his aerie above Rome -- his finest of which, The Italians, he wrote in English -- once jolted me by saying, "You Americans talk too much." Of course, he said it with affection. Back in the days of the Cold War, he was one of the few European intellectuals who really understood and admired America. What…
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CNN's Stelter Sits by as Brinkley Compares Trump to Franco, Mussolini

July 31st, 2017 12:19 PM
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter offered zero pushback on CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley’s latest unhinged tirade in which he compared President Trump to 20th century dictators Francisco Franco of Spain and Benito Mussolini of Italy.
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Remember the IRS? Hayes, Reid Fear Trump WH Will Turn FBI on Enemies

July 28th, 2017 1:43 PM
The Thursday edition of MSNBC’s All In saw quite some rhetorical hyperventilating as host Chris Hayes and AM Joy host Joy Reid expressed grave concern that the Trump administration will use the FBI as their “political tool” against their enemies a la “lions eat[ing] Christians” at the Roman Coliseum.
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Suddenly Prim CBS Offended By Profanity: ‘Children Are Listening’

July 28th, 2017 12:26 PM
The journalists at CBS have suddenly become prim and proper and are offended by someone using profanity. Horrified at the use of expletives from White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday fretted to veteran journalist Bob Schieffer: “When you hear something like that, Bob, are you offended?... Are you disappointed? Are you saddened…
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CBS, NBC Ignore WH Event Honoring Alexandria Shooting Heroes

July 27th, 2017 9:20 PM
Amidst all the warranted coverage of White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s disturbingly vulgar tirade about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News ignored the poignant White House event honoring the law enforcement officers who responded to the June 14 congressional GOP baseball shooting.
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Trashing the New Guy: Seth Meyers Fumes at ‘Human Pinky Ring’

July 25th, 2017 12:47 PM
Hard-left NBC host Seth Meyers on Monday turned his attention to trashing the newest member of the Trump administration. After cheering the departure of Sean Spicer, the Late Night comedian offered rapid fire mockery of Anthony Scaramucci: “He is a human pinky ring. He is the human embodiment of a double-parked BMW.”
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Scaramucci Offers to Bring CNN Box of Kleenex After 2020 Election

July 23rd, 2017 10:33 PM
Remember the great sadness among the mainstream media on Election Night last year when it dawned on them that Donald Trump would be elected president against all expectations of the polls and pundits? Martha Raddatz even cried during the ABC News coverage of the election. Therefore imagine the flow of tears on Election Night 2020 if there is a repeat performance and Donald Trump is re-elected.
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FLASHBACK: Shrum Shames Scaramucci for Defending Trump

July 21st, 2017 8:31 PM
With the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci on July 21 as White House Communications Director, this is a good time to take a walk down memory lane with him to exactly two weeks before the November election when he was subjected to a searing attack by always wrong political consultant Bob Shrum on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect. Starting at the 3:50 mark of the following video, Scaramucci…
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Not a Shock: Journalists Make First Press Conference About Them

July 21st, 2017 4:56 PM
Hours after it was announced that Sean Spicer had resigned as White House press secretary, Anthony Scaramucci was announced as the new Director of Communications. In an inaugural press conference, journalists made it all about themselves.  ABC’s Jon Karl demanded, “Let me ask you a variation of what I asked Sean Spicer on his first day. Is it your commitment to the best of your…
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Now He’s Gone, Acosta Notes How Spicer ‘Was Raked Over the Coals'

July 21st, 2017 3:12 PM
Calling into CNN’s Inside Politics after news broke Friday afternoon Sean Spicer would resign from the position of White House press secretary, senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta trumpeted the reality that Spicer “was raked over the coals publicly” on Saturday Night Live and in the media (especially by people like Acosta). 
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CBS Throws Hissy Fit Over Trump Scolding CNN for Spreading Fake News

June 27th, 2017 10:22 PM
Late last week, CNN was forced to remove a story that falsely claimed former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci was being investigated by Congress for alleged ties to a Russian bank. And on Tuesday, President Trump took to Twitter to rub the fake news in CNN’s face after three people involved with the story resigned. CBS took exception with Trump’s gloating and whined about it during CBS…

Three Journalists Quit CNN After Their Russia-Trump Story Is Deleted

June 26th, 2017 10:39 PM
On Thursday evening, CNN.com ran a story by reporter Thomas Frank which, according to a now-posted Editor's Note, connected "Anthony Scaramucci with (congressional) investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund." The Editor's Note tells the network's readers: "That story did not meet CNN's editorial standards and has been retracted." Further, "…

CNN's 'Massive' Error on Russia? No Time For It on 'Reliable Sources'

June 26th, 2017 10:51 AM
CNN's media unit has an enormous black hole in its review of the media world: CNN. On Friday, CNN retracted an online story making unsubstantiated claims about the Russian ties of Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci. Jon Passantino at Buzzfeed reported on Sunday a crackdown on CNN reporting on Russia to prevent future mistakes.  So how much time did Stelter have for this story on his show…
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CNN Dismisses Dems Inciting at Trump Events as 'Conspiracy Theories'

March 2nd, 2017 1:15 PM
On Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, during a discussion of President Donald Trump's response to the recent targeting of Jewish sites, liberal CNN commentators Kirsten Powers and Errol Louis -- as well as host Anderson Cooper -- all had a problem with Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci recently reminding the media that no one knows whether the culprits are Democrats or Republicans.…