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How 'bout that Wolff book
#21
Wolff is describing an open secret: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...et/549653/
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#22
A buddy just told me he contacted the Lieberry to reserve a copy of the new Wolff book.  He's #11 on the waiting list & they don't even have it in house yet.
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#23
.....and all the King's horses
     .....and all the King's men
Natural selection will never favor Evangelical misfits


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#24
hadn't seen this before.


Here’s what’s also shocking: A man with unparalleled access to the world’s most powerful information-gathering machine, with an intelligence budget estimated at $73 billion last year, prefers to rely on conservative cable news hosts to understand current events.


oh. and that gorilla channel thing?
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(01-05-2018, 03:14 PM)susnus Wrote: hadn't seen this before.


Here’s what’s also shocking: A man with unparalleled access to the world’s most powerful information-gathering machine, with an intelligence budget estimated at $73 billion last year, prefers to rely on conservative cable news hosts to understand current events.


oh. and that gorilla channel thing?

That's hilarious. And Eric Garland is a conspiracy-mongering idiot. I don't know why people pay attention to him, tbh.
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#26
new to me. or got lost in the trail mix. Just read that link, didn't bother to read that addled 127 tweets.

Sam Kriss is right - that last 'graph

Quote:Decades of neoliberal policy disenfranchised people to the extent that Donald Trump could look like a savior; far better to just hide your bad conscience somewhere far away in Eastern Europe.
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#27
As far as I know, he's only famous on Twitter - and that's not exactly something to brag about.
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#28
Woolff's book must be pretty bad if even the msm is calling him a liar.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/201...-book.html

Quote:However, New York Times star reporter Maggie Haberman got her hands on an advanced copy and called it “thin but readable” and made it clear that she didn’t believe everything Wolff claimed.

“Several things that are true and several that are not. Light in fact-checking and copy-editing,” Haberman tweeted.

Quote:Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake noted that most of the excerpts were unbelievable before adding, “Some of it, literally so.”

Quote:It’s fair to question why the details are being taken as gospel to the liberal media when respected reporters such as Haberman and Blake are questioning its content.


Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News “it’s obvious” a lot of people don’t believe in Wolff.


Blake pointed out, “Wolff has taken some of the most gossiped-about aspects of the Trump White House and put them forward as fact – often plainly stated fact without even anonymous sources cited.”
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#29
Is it just me, or does he look a little like he needs a hairless cat and a mini-me? 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/pol...b970d2f274
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https://www.gq.com/story/michael-wolff-w...ump-access

I love everything about this article. Calls out Wolff for being a total sleaze and then points out that he's exactly the norms-violating dirtbag the press needs right now. 

Quote:They read, in short, like bullshit. And yet…Wolff has audio. He’s got hours upon hours of audio. Not only that, but the book has already caused legitimate upheaval in the administration, opened a permanent rift between President Trump and Bannon, AND it confirms what we have all always known to be true: that the president severely lacks the cognitive ability to do this job, and that he is surrounded at all times by a cadre of enablers, dunces, and outright thieves. As much as I wanna discredit Wolff, he got receipts and, more important, he used them. Wolff got it all. Wolff nailed them.

And look how he did it. He did it by sleazily ingratiating himself with the White House, gaining access, hosting weird private dinners, and then taking full advantage of the administration's basic lack of knowledge about how reporting works. Some of the officials Wolff got on tape claim to be unaware that they were on the record. Wolff denies this, but he's very much up front in the book's intro about the fact that he was able to exploit the incredible "lack of experience" on display here. In other words, Wolff got his book by playing a bunch of naive dopes.

Quote:Trump ascended into power in part because he relied on other people being too nice. It’s fun to rampage through the china shop when the china shop owner is standing over there being like, “SIR, that is not how we do things here!” If Trump refuses to abide by the standard (and now useless) “norms” of the presidency—shirt, if he doesn't even KNOW them—why should ANYONE in the press adhere to needless norms of their own? They shouldn’t, and it appears that Michael Wolff was one of the few people to instinctively grasp that, and I hope more White House insiders follow his lead. Sometimes you need a rat to catch a rat.
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