This cat bills himself:Wow. The State Dept.'s entire senior management team — who've served under both GOP & DEM presidents — just resigned https://t.co/egBiyE6JaW pic.twitter.com/2TLsWJERjm— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 26, 2017
NBC News • Senior news editor and writer, NBC Nightly News. The more em dashes — the merrier. If your mother says she loves you, check it out.Apparently his mother said every appointed will-and-pleasure employee resigning upon a new president's arrival is abnormal.
But Bradd Jaffy failed to check it out.
I did. At Ace's place.
From Ace Of Spades Headquarters:
So a "wow" from a young-un know-nothing.
But Matt Lee, a more experienced diplomatic reporter, calls this a nothing:Ace posted a series of Tweets from Matt Lee.
They are presidential appointees who submit resignations during every transition. Their resignations were accepted. We wrote about it y'day. https://t.co/Uvx0YywH00— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) January 26, 2017
There are 13 offices under the "Management" umbrella, the offices mentioned here do not composed the "entire" senior management. https://t.co/izurXWFsXS— Diplopundit (@Diplopundit) January 26, 2017
Just a gentle reminder: pic.twitter.com/v7LDiPNepe— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) January 26, 2017
State Dept statement on resignations. pic.twitter.com/4ewSZ7sVfT— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 26, 2017
I added a few. I will not mourn Ringling Bros. closing as long as these twits keep beclowning themselves.
By the way, I read Bradd Jaffy's timeline at Twitter. Nothing he tweets or retweets suggests an objective journalist -- only a jackass grasping at straws to bring President Trump down.
Meanwhile, after Matt Lee and others pointed and out the story was nothing, teh Washington Post changed it -- without admitting its earlier mistake.
From the Washington Post:OOPS! Now Washington Post State Dept. officials didn't quite en masse--they were let go. https://t.co/Y4l6Wu5slO (no correction?)— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) January 26, 2017
A number of career Foreign Service officers were informed this week that they will not be asked to stay on in senior or sensitive posts that are under direct White House control, creating an unusual leadership vacuum among the top ranks of the State Department.
Although the diplomats were not technically fired, the Trump administration opted to remove a number of top officials in charge of the State Department’s 13 divisions responsible for policy and other matters. Officials at the level of assistant secretary and above were affected, the department said.
Trump’s choice to be secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is expected to be confirmed as soon as Monday and to be on the job next week. The White House is expected to name a deputy for Tillerson within a few days. The leading candidates are Republican foreign policy specialists who are not serving in government.
So thank you, Bradd Jaffy for preserving that Fake News so that everyone can see media bias as it happened. As Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist put it:
@@@How to consume media reporting on Trump: assume it's all garbage until you read purported quotes in full context and confirm their veracity.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 26, 2017
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