Not caring about loss of life? Repeating what I said to Schwartz on air: I really hope he's wrong
Art of the Deal Co-Author Tony Schwartz: Trump Does 'Not Give a Damn' That He’s Responsible for the Deaths of Thousands http://mediaite.com/a/zgwjz
Why this all matters: The person who was helping to generate @Tucker Carlson’s monologues, seen by millions (and often shared by the President) was making racist comments online and helping to mainstream the ideas he unabashedly shared on an online forum to Fox’s audience.
#FareedsTake: "Covid-19 should be a wake-up call. America needs to rebuild its government capacity. The goal is not a big state or a small state, but a smart state. For now, what we have is just stupid."
Amazing the WH comms shop is doing an oppo dump on its own, decades-long health expert in the middle of a pandemic. Everything to the WH is an up/down on Trump.
Dept of staff attempting to keep up with/justify Trump WH staff sends an oppo file on Fauci over to @Josh Dawsey ! “...attaching a lengthy list of the scientist’s comments from early in the outbreak” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/11/fauci-trump-coronavirus/
'It's Pathetic!' CNN’s Stelter, Darcy Rip Tucker Carlson for 'Smear' Against Sen. Tammy Duckworth http://mediaite.com/a/lqtgq
Rare to have breaking news about the newspaper biz during the @Reliable Sources telecast, but today's the day:
McClatchy bankruptcy: Chatham submits winning bid at auction | McClatchy Washington Bureau https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article244173267.html
"Hedge funds have not been good newspaper owners," @Margaret Sullivan tells @Brian Stelter on @Reliable Sources https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article244173267.html?fbclid=IwAR20BQWL8r9RPI...
Up next on @Reliable Sources : WaPo media critic @Margaret Sullivan's first TV interview about her new book "Ghosting the News" https://amazon.com/Ghosting-News-Journalism-American-Democracy/dp/1733623787
Donald Trump's "white power" retweet is part of his racist ventriloquism act. It does what all his favorite rhetorical tricks do: gives him plausible deniability. I break it down in my latest for NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-white-power-retweet-part-racist-twitter-ventriloquism-...
From @S.V. Dáte’s pool report: Trump was greeted by protesters at his golf course this morning, including “one dressed as the grim reaper,” carrying a scythe and invoking the 137,000 dead from coronavirus.
Lying to Congress and witness tampering = commuted sentence. Defacing a monument = "automatic 10 years."
No, Radical Left anarchists, agitators, looters or protesters will not be knocking down or harming the Washington Monument, the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, or just about any other Federal Monumrnt or Statue. If they even try, an automatic 10 years in prison. Sorry!
“These allies of the president are offering campaign-strategy notes in public, on television, because that’s how you get through to him” https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/hogan-gidley-joins-trumps-re-election-campaign.html
New from @The Real Ann Marie Lastrassi: "On July Fourth, before President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the White House lawn, he spoke indirectly to another community on Twitter: QAnon..." https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/12/trump-tweeting-qanon-followers-357238
This is the best profile of a struggling newspaper, and the struggling industry itself, that I have ever read. It’s the profile of an American institution about to go down for the count, while the public watches without a care: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/alden-global-capital-pottstown-mercury.html
Here's the Just Security article by @Ryan Goodman that I cited on CNN just now: "Top Experts: DOJ's Bureau of Prison Blocking Michael Cohen Book about Trump Violates First Amendment" https://www.justsecurity.org/71370/top-experts-bureau-of-prisons-blocking-michael-cohen-book-about-t...