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Old 14th March 2020, 01:11 AM   #2281
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This one counts as a White House staffer:

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...virus-comments

Fox's Trish Regan is sent to the room to think about what she's done.
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Old 14th March 2020, 01:16 AM   #2282
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
This one counts as a White House staffer:



https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...virus-comments



Fox's Trish Regan is sent to the room to think about what she's done.
I don't get it... She made comments equating coronavirus with impeachment... Why would they suspend her for that? That seems in line with comments made by trump and supporters.

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Old 14th March 2020, 01:44 AM   #2283
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
I don't get it... She made comments equating coronavirus with impeachment... Why would they suspend her for that? That seems in line with comments made by trump and supporters.

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Virus = Impeachment = Hoax

I think FoX lawyers are starting to get worried that they can get sued for causing harm for deliberately spreading misinformation despite knowing the facts.
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Old 14th March 2020, 08:21 AM   #2284
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
This one counts as a White House staffer:

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...virus-comments

Fox's Trish Regan is sent to the room to think about what she's done.
That's paywalled, here's one at Bloomberg. Looks like she wanted to amplify Trump's original "fake news hoax" reaction but left it a little too late.
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Old 14th March 2020, 10:41 AM   #2285
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
I don't get it... She made comments equating coronavirus with impeachment... Why would they suspend her for that? That seems in line with comments made by trump ....
Fox Business is fairly independent compared to mainstream Fox News. From what I've seen, though I haven't seen that much. They slammed Trump over Helsinki.
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Old 14th March 2020, 10:46 AM   #2286
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
That's paywalled, here's one at Bloomberg. Looks like she wanted to amplify Trump's original "fake news hoax" reaction but left it a little too late.
The LA Times one came up for me.

"Coronavirus Impeachment Scam" is just nonsensical. I wonder if what she said would have been OK without that highly misleading graphic.

ETA: Real businesspeople need real business news, even if they are personally conservative. So I think Fox Business distances itself somewhat from Fox News. Different niche.

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Should we add Mnuchin to the risk list?

Unlikely pair of Pelosi and Mnuchin join forces as Washington’s crisis negotiators
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Old 14th March 2020, 11:38 AM   #2288
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post

ETA: Real businesspeople need real business news, even if they are personally conservative. So I think Fox Business distances itself somewhat from Fox News. Different niche.
Check out Lou Dobbs. He's a racist POS.
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Old 14th March 2020, 11:45 AM   #2289
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Check out Lou Dobbs. He's a racist POS.
I haven't been able to stand him for 15 years.
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Old 14th March 2020, 02:44 PM   #2290
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Check out Lou Dobbs. He's a racist POS.
Name a Trump associaste who isn't.....
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Old 14th March 2020, 02:46 PM   #2291
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
No;If Trump Mnuchen that will cause market crash worse then anything we have see so for.
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No...
There is a slim but nonzero chance that sacking that particular douchenozzle could somehow compare to the cascade of significant negative demand shocks we've already priced in.
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Old 21st March 2020, 02:08 AM   #2293
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Name a Trump associaste who isn't.....
Ben Carson but he replaces it with self-loathing.
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My wife just texted me about Carson coughing into his hand and touching the podium. He's a doctor.
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Ben Carson but he replaces it with self-loathing.
If 'Uncle Tom" had a photo in the dictionary.
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What are the diminishing odds we'll see Fauci in the daily briefing ever again?
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What are the diminishing odds we'll see Fauci in the daily briefing ever again?
And has he signed an NDA?
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What are the diminishing odds we'll see Fauci in the daily briefing ever again?
Read this interview with him and weep

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...facts-pandemic

He certainly seems to be trying to make the best of a bad job
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And has he signed an NDA?
NDA or no NDA, I'll bet he is the sort that if Trump fires him, he won't hesitate to go on the talk shows and say, "The man is an idiot." That isn't covered by any NDA.

I could be wrong, though, but I predict he won't be fired. I predict he will be shoved into a corner and ignored.
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-...cid=spartanntp

And Dr. Fauci is ******. Of course if we lose him, so are we.
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aaand.... Trish Reagan is gone from Fox.
Seems like the Dem's Hoax got her.
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President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine – a matter that led to the president’s impeachment last year.
Trump formally notified the intelligence committees of both the Senate and House in a letter dated Friday that was obtained by Politico.
"This is to advise that I am exercising my power as President to remove from office the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, effective 30 days from today," the president wrote.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tru...ne-call-report
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President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tru...ne-call-report
But... but... Trump learned his lesson from the impeachment, didn't he?

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But... but... Trump learned his lesson from the impeachment, didn't he?

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Yes, but WHAT did he learn.
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Check out Lou Dobbs. He's a racist POS.
Racist just scratches the surface. This is the same crater of whale **** that did this:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats...-trump-accuser

He revealed the personal info of one of the women accusing Trump of sexual assault. The apology means nothing if you don't take down the Tweet.
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President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine – a matter that led to the president’s impeachment last year.
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The only thing that surprises me about this is that he waited so long. Probably hoping it will go unnoticed with all the Covid 19 crap going on. And on a Friday.
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But... but... Trump learned his lesson from the impeachment, didn't he?

"I believe that the President has learned from this case."
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Yes, but WHAT did he learn.

He learned that he can do anything he wants, no matter how unethical, illegal, disgusting, or depraved (I'm sure I left a few things out) without so much as a peep of complaint from nearly any Republicans, and a full-throated, irate defense from most of them.

What would any person with more than two brain cells to rub together have expected him to learn?
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...fing-the-press

Grisham out, McEnany in.

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Here's a side issue. Trump claims he disbanded the pandemic panel because they sat around and got paid for doing nothing, which offended him because he's a businessman (snicker) but just wtf did Grisham do?
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Grisham out, McEnany in.



Here's a side issue. Trump claims he disbanded the pandemic panel because they sat around and got paid for doing nothing, which offended him because he's a businessman (snicker) but just wtf did Grisham do?
She probably didn't put out; or slapped his hand away when he went to grab her by the....
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She probably didn't put out; or slapped his hand away when he went to grab her by the....
While I wouldn't rule out that possibility entirely, I think it's possible that Trump's frequent campaign events press briefings pissed her off. It's obvious that Trump didn't want a press secretary to do press briefings after Spicer and Huckabee were mocked relentlessly for constantly lying to the press, but once Trump started regularly lying to the press in person I can imagine the press secretary wondering just why she should bother showing up to work at all and expressing that around the office.
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I think Resume is asking what Grisham did in her job. She didn't do press briefings, so what did she do all day? He's suggesting she, like (according to Trump) that pandemic panel, "sat around and got paid for doing nothing".
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I think Resume is asking what Grisham did in her job. She didn't do press briefings, so what did she do all day? He's suggesting she, like (according to Trump) that pandemic panel, "sat around and got paid for doing nothing".
As I recall, she was still dealing with press inquiries (presumably responding favorably primarily to "friendly" outlets), but a thousand bucks says she was told from the start that there would be no more formal press briefings. Once near-daily press briefings started with the rapist-in-chief heading them up, the lack of briefings before was a lot more conspicuous.

I think it's also possible that Grisham was fired for the performance of that scumbag Kushner. If she had anything to do with helping him prep, it would be easier to scapegoat her than to acknowledge Jared is even more unjustifiably arrogant than his father-in-law.
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Acting SecNav Modly has resigned. Pretty inevitable.
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Acting SecNav Modly has resigned. Pretty inevitable.
Funny, because being unqualified, incompetent, and arrogant are usually the traits that ensure a long career as a Trump stooge...or Trump son-in-law...or Trump.
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Trump hired her to do virtually nothing. Who know what fit of pique led to her dismissal. Now we get to witness just how feckless and obsequent Kayleigh McEnany will be. More than Kellanne? I'd bet.

Feckless, as in careless and irresponsible, forestalling a hijacking of the thread.
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Trump hired her to do virtually nothing. Who know what fit of pique led to her dismissal. Now we get to witness just how feckless and obsequent Kayleigh McEnany will be. More than Kellanne? I'd bet.

Feckless, as in careless and irresponsible, forestalling a hijacking of the thread.
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Trump hired her to do virtually nothing. Who know what fit of pique led to her dismissal. Now we get to witness just how feckless and obsequent Kayleigh McEnany will be. More than Kellanne? I'd bet.

Feckless, as in careless and irresponsible, forestalling a hijacking of the thread.
No, I think McEnany will be very professional and good. Unless....

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New White House Press Secretary Said a Month Ago That the Coronavirus Would Never Spread to the U.S.
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I wonder if we'll hear as little from McEnany as we did from Grisham? I hope so. The less stupidity and lies we hear from her, the better. After all, that's Trump's job.
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
No, I think McEnany will be very professional and good. Unless....

February 26: "We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama"

Today: White House Press Secretary

New White House Press Secretary Said a Month Ago That the Coronavirus Would Never Spread to the U.S.
Wait to see this administration's response to that quote. An admission that it was rash and irresponsible? Not a ******* chance.
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