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Friday, July 21, 2017

Scaramucci already has done a better job than Spicer

Just as reporters are not supposed to be news, so it goes with PR men. Sean Spicer was a disaster from his first press conference onward. Apparently, President Trump gave him six months to shape up.

Spicer's gone on the six-month anniversary of that disaster. Anthony Scaramucci is in. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will continue as spokeswoman. Melissa McCarthy's misandristic days on "Saturday Night Live" are over.

The departure comes not because Trump is getting bad press. That was a given. Bad press is how Trump manipulates the press. And it does not come because Spicer was a leaker (although he may be).

Nope, Spicer was incompetent.

President Trump does not mind bad press as long as it is his bad press.

He also is a better PR man than Spicer, and well anyone else. He expects to generate his own bad press. He did not need Spicer's help.

The official line is Spicer resigned, Trump asked him to stay, Spicer said no, and Trump immediately hired Scaramucci. Trump had kicked Spicer upstairs to communications director.

The New York Times (who may have been tipped during an interview with the president this week) reported:
Mr. Scaramucci, who founded the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital and is a Fox News Channel contributor, is known for his spirited on-air defense of Mr. Trump, but he also enjoys good relationships with journalists from an array of outlets, including those the president has labeled “fake news.”
During the transition, Mr. Trump had planned to appoint Mr. Scaramucci, a 52-year-old Harvard Law graduate from Long Island, as director of his office of public liaison, but the offer was pulled at the request of Mr. Priebus over concerns about Mr. Scaramucci’s overseas investments.
His appointment Friday came two months after the previous communications director, Mike Dubke, stepped down. Mr. Trump was frustrated with Mr. Priebus over the slow pace of finding a replacement, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the situation.
Now for the story the New York Times did not report.

Scaramucci was the victim of a CNN smear job who exacted a price, getting CNN to retract its "investigative report." That is better than anything Spicer did.

Breitbart caught CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank reporting Fake News.
Frank's story said the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee were investigating Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to President Trump during the presidential campaign.
That is a lie.
Frank did such a lousy, slipshod job that CNN retracted the Fake News, and burned the URL for the story the next day.
The day after Frank of CNN reported the story, Breitbart reported: "One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply untrue."
That's some investigation.
One source.
I have hopes for Scaramucci.

Be careful, media. The man has money -- and lawyers.

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  1. He's also the PosterBoy for a giant CNN episode of fake news. This ought to make Acosta shut up for once. Nah - but a gal can dream.

    I didn't think Spicer was that bad, but then my standards are that anyone without communist posters in their home is a step up.

  2. OK so I am not the only one who thought Spicer seemed completely out of his depth. Not a bad guy, maybe, but being a press secretary was not his thing. He always looked uncomfortable, and the guy just is not verbally quick on his feet. He is a bit of a sputterer and is easily flummoxed. Not to pile on (tho' I guess that's what I'm doing), but I wondered if I was the only one who saw this. I think Sarah what's her name is much better tho' I do think she could whack them a lot harder and put them in their place more frequently.

    1. Good analysis, and no, you were not the only one who thought SS was in over his head. He let the WH press run amok at his press briefings. Not a good look. The problem for Trump is that too much turnover in his staff neither serves him well nor builds confidence among voters that his organization is capable of functioning at the high level people expect from an administration that is beset by so many serious domestic and global issues.

  3. Scaramucci is very good, but @Sean_Spicier (the parody account) should take over for Sean Spicer.

    1. @Sean_Spicier is required reading on Twitter.

      It's amazing how he sucks 'em in and spits 'em out, and they're left with impotent rage! (And they fail to realize what happened, almost 100% of the time.) Pure gold!

    2. I agree, but he'll have to come up with a new name now.

    3. Account
      was started earlier today. There's also a
      that was started I think in June. Not sure if either are associated with Sean_Spicier, but I hope so.

  4. I'm watching Scaramucci's first presser now and I like him already. He is a good looking guy and I like the way he speaks.

    1. scaramucci as close to a mafioso as we can get
      the new norm in WH press relationships is a changing

  5. It's an important point that he shouldn't have become the news. I'm sure he sincerely tried to do a good job ... but I'm kind of anticipating things will be better!

    I want to mention that Priebus keeps coming up in a negative light (such as bringing Boehner into a meeting with Trump to convince him not to veto the continuing budget resolution that gave Democrats exactly the budget as if they had the votes). I know that the media hates Bannon and predicts he's getting fired every other day ... but Priebus seems like the one Trump needs to replace to get a Trump team (and like maybe he's holding up appointments -- not sure??). I guess we'll see.

    I'm so happy Trump isn't standing pat.

    1. Scaramucci is a direct threat to Priebus. Trump gets another non-GOPe ally in the White House. Scaramucci can and will also push back on Gary Cohen and his globalism. Scaramucci is much more than a communications guy.

    2. I am one who wanted Rudy as AG and Newt as Chief of Staff. They were such good spokesmen during the campaign.

  6. Thanks for adding misandristic to my vocabulary.

  7. Scaramucci may have once enjoyed good relations with the press, but I doubt that lasts longer now he works for Trump.

  8. I have high hopes of the word "Scaramucci" becoming a verb for the proper treatment of the MSM A-List A-Holes.

  9. Spicer is the guy you want to drink a 12 pack or two with. You don't want Spicer driving you home, dragging you to the doorstep, knocking on the door, and explaining the situation to your wife.

    My bet is that Mooch would do better.

  10. Looks like he's smarter than the CNN people, not that that's difficult or anything.

  11. Why? Because he is televising Press Conferences again? I will have to wait to pass judgement, because I have become pretty skeptical, and I want the leaks around Trump sealed once and for all.