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Monday, December 11, 2017

Ryan Lizza joins the Trump Broke Me club

Ryan Lizza of CNN and the New Yorker is the fellow who cost Anthony Scaramucci his job by quoting what Scaramucci said to him in private.

Lizza has long feuded with Trump.

Now Lizza is out of a job.

From the Daily Beast: "New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'."

LAIT -- Laughed As I Typed.

Oh, President Trump had nothing to do directly with Lizza's fall from grace.

But Trump never really is the one who knocks these pompous people down. He just attracts self-destructive people as his enemies. They are simply too darned reckless.

Consider Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. She yapped on CNN on Thursday about how she would not go to the White House if invited after the Olympics.

Then on Saturday she wrecked her back and might not make it to the Olympics.

But she has a long history of injuries throughout her career.

The self-destructive element is one reason why these feuds with Trump often end poorly for those who dare feud with him.

Today, Lizza got the pink slip.

From the Daily Beast story:
Normally quite active on social media and cable news, Lizza has been rather silent in recent weeks. He has not appeared on CNN, where he is a contributor, since November 22; and aside from a smattering of retweets, his normally buzzing Twitter feed has been absent of reporting or commentary since around the same time.
Lizza was anonymously accused of improper behavior in the secret “Shitty Media Men” list passed around by female journalists earlier this fall.
Upon hearing of Lizza’s dismissal from the magazine, a CNN spokesperson told The Daily Beast: “We have just learned of the New Yorker’s decision. Ryan Lizza will not appear on CNN while we look into this matter.”
A request for comment from Georgetown University, where Lizza serves as an adjunct lecturer, was not immediately returned.
Lizza wrote this on October 12, 2016:
Trump Gets Ready to Be a Bad Loser
Trump is either victorious or victimized, but never a loser. This week marked the end of Trump trying to actually win, and the beginning of him plotting to explain why the election was stolen.
So not only is Lizza a lousy human being but pretty incompetent in his work.

He joins 35 other losers. Vonn is not on the list. Yet.

The Updated List:

1. Casey Affleck.

February 2017: "Casey Affleck Slams Trump Administration’s ‘Abhorrent’ Policies in Spirit Awards Speech."

November 2017: "Thousands Sign Petition To Keep Casey Affleck From Presenting At Oscars."

2. Alec Baldwin.

2016: "Alec Baldwin totally nailed Trump on the 'SNL' premiere."

2017: "Alec Baldwin Admits He's 'Bullied Women,' Calls for a Change in Hollywood."

3. LaVar Ball.

November 2017: "LaVar Ball Is Feuding with Donald Trump Over His Son's Release From China."

December 2017: "LaVar Ball sends his sons to play in LITHUANIA after pulling them both out of school in the United States after UCLA-Trump row."

4. Hillary Clinton:

2016: "Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning."

2017: "Hillary, I love you. But please go away."

5. George Clooney.

2016: "Clooney's Vow: Trump Will Not Be President; See Trump's Response."

2017: "Clooney's 'Suburbicon' tanks, 'Saw' sequel No. 1 with $16.3M."

6. John Conyers.

2016: "Rep. John Conyers: Donald Trump Is the Next Richard Nixon."

2017: "Rep. John Conyers Jr. resigns over sexual harassment allegations."

7. David Corn.

2016: "MSNBC’s David Corn destroys Ann Coulter for defending Trump’s decision not to release tax returns."

2017: "David Corn investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior."

8. Bill Cosby.

2011: "During an appearance on the 'Today Show,' Bill Cosby slammed Donald Trump's political aspirations, telling him to 'run or shut up'."

2017: "Bill Cosby trying to take out $30M loan to pay mounting legal bills."

9. Lena Dunham.

2016: "Lena Dunham: I'll move to Canada if Trump is president."

2017: "Lena Dunham Apologizes for Defending Girls Writer Accused of Rape."

10. Eminem.

October 2017: "Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines."

November 2017: "Eminem is SKEWERED on social media after his bizarre performance on SNL."

Bonus: "Rapper Eminem ‘extremely angry’ that Trump didn’t respond to castigating freestyle rap."

11. Al Franken.

2016: "Al Franken Hilariously Mocks Donald Trump."

2017: "Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations."

12. GQ.

2016: "If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You."

2017: "Layoffs Hit GQ as Condé Nast Cuts Continue."

13. Kathy Griffin.

2016: "Kathy Griffin Thinks Comedy Should Go All Out on ‘President Piece of Shit’ Donald Trump."

2017: "CNN fires Kathy Griffin."

143. Alcee Hastings.

2016: "Democratic congressman calls Donald Trump 'pile of excrement'."

2017: "Taxpayers paid $220K to settle sexual harassment case involving Hastings."

15. Megyn Kelly.

2016: "GOP Debate: Donald Trump's 'Spat' With Megyn Kelly Is Sexism."

2017: "Megyn Kelly drags down 'Today' ratings."

16. Garrison Keillor.

2016: “So, he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting ‘Lock her up’ — we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted ‘Stronger Together.’ It just doesn't chant.”

2017: "Minnesota Public Radio Fires Garrison Keillor Over Allegations of Improper Conduct."

17. Ryan Lizza:

2016: "Trump Gets Ready to Be a Bad Loser."

2017: "New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'."

18. Louis C.K.

2016: "Louis C.K. Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: ‘He’s an Insane Bigot’."

2017: "FX fires Louis C.K. after comic confirms sexual misconduct claims."

19. Macy's.

2015: "Macy's Drops Donald Trump's Fashion Line Over Immigrant Remarks."

2017: "Macy's Announces Store Closings for 2017."

20. Rose McGowan.

2016: "Rose McGowan Blasts Donald Trump, Murdochs, Networks in Open Letter: 'You Are Causing a Worldwide Sickness.'"

2017: "Rose McGowan arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance."

21. Alyssa Milano.

March 2017: "Alyssa Milano on Trump: 'Removing him will be up to' women."

June 2017: "Anti-Trumper Alyssa Milano is broke as a joke, didn’t pay taxes and stiffed her employees."

22. Democrat Ed Murray.

2016: "Seattle mayor decries Trump, says immigrants welcome."

2017: "Seattle Mayor Resigns After Multiple Sexual Abuse Allegations."

23. Rupert Myers.

January 2017: "British GQ writer: Could Obama ‘murder Trump and Pence’ then pardon himself?"

October 2017: "Male feminist writer fired by GQ Magazine after woman accuses him of sexual assault."

24. NFL.

September 2017: "After Trump Blasts N.F.L., Players Kneel and Lock Arms in Solidarity."

November 2017: "NFL TV Partners Set To Lose Up To $500 Million On Ratings Decline."

25. Barack Obama.

During the campaign, Trump tweeted, "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!"

Obama went on Jimmy Kimmel's show, read the tweet, and replied, "At least I'll go down as a president."

Fifteen days later, we elected Trump as Obama's successor.

26. Rosie O'Donnell.

1996: "Queen of Nice Can Rosie O'Donnell Clean Up Trash TV?"

2017: "Rosie O’Donnell Admits: ‘I Spend 90% Of My Hours Tweeting Hatred’ At Trump."

27. Tony Podesta.

2010: "Tony Podesta, Superlobbyist."

2017: "Tony Podesta stepping down from lobbying giant amid Mueller probe."

28. Brett Ratner.

June 2017: "Brett Ratner Regrets Not Naming 'Tower Heist' After Trump."

November 2017: "Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct."

29. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

2016: "Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I Will Not Vote for the Republican Candidate for President.’"

2017: "He won't be back: Schwarzenegger's Terminator franchise terminated."

2017: "Arnold Schwarzenegger's Legend of Conan Isn't Happening."

2017: "Donald Trump Says Arnold Schwarzenegger Fired From ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’"

30. Andy Signore.

June 2017: "I am so damn sick of bully @realDonaldTrump taking words out of context to act out his agenda of fear, corruption & bigotry. #NotMyPresident."

October 2017: "‘Honest Trailers’ Creator Andy Signore Fired for ‘Egregious and Intolerable’ Sexual Behavior."

31. George Soros.

2016: "George Soros: Trump a 'would-be dictator'."

2017: "Soros Fund Manager Accused of Brutal Rapes: 'I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter'."

32. Kevin Spacey.

2016: "Kevin Spacey mocks Donald Trump and calls him a 'disease' at Cannes."

2017: "Actor Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14."

33. Alwaleed Bin Talal.

2016: "Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Trolls Trump: ‘I Bailed You Out Twice’."

2017: "Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal arrested in corruption crackdown."

34. George Takei.

2016: "George Takei: Trump's Muslim registry is 'prelude to internment'."

2017: "George Takei’s Facebook empire strains under sexual harassment allegations."

35. Teen Vogue.

2016: "Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America."

2017: "Teen Vogue is going to cease printing."

36. Harvey Weinstein.

2016: "Harvey Weinstein says Trump 'appeals to the worst in us'."

2017: "Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports."

The list grows so long that I may run out of pixels before I am through.


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  1. Candidate Trump said he would "Drain The Swamp". Just another campaign promise followed up on. The swamp does not only reside in DC, nor in the government.

    However, you need to find out and add the names of those in the State Department and other bureaucracies that have been resigning because of President Trump's policies. Many will soon be tweeting and Periscoping from Keith Oberman's basement....and how about Mr. Oberman? He seems to be missing from your list.

  2. Pixels are forever.

    Good thing you are not using barrels of ink. It
    Could get expensive.

    The list will hit triple digits by the end of the first term!!

  3. Must. Not. Smirk.

  4. So adolescent revenge is what is good about Trump? Lizza wrote a story dictated to him by "The Mooch" (who is the biggest fake ever hired by a President) and month's later, The New Yorker, does Trump's bidding in firing a pretty good reporter - without specifics and without legal investigation. God help us as our laws crumble.

    1. You nailed it!

      The New Yorker does President Trump's "bidding". They've been getting away with being pro-Trump and anti-left for far too long. Glad that you called that racist, bigoted, alt-right site out!

      You rock, Dude!!!!!

    2. Dude? Barfly is a middle aged alcoholic cat lady.

    3. Did you see where Lizza filed a wrongful termination suit?
      Me neither.

      Which argues they had him dead to rights.

    4. It's called Employment At Will, Nadfly. (As in, gonads, which is what tends to happen when you don't wash em for a couple of weeks.) You're starting to bore me. Come up with better material.

  5. No worries, Don; Trump will SHOWER you with pixels! Pixels to the right of you, pixels to the left, and all of them funneled RIGHT TO YOUR FINGERTIPS.

  6. Turns out, Lindsay Vonn was absolutely right: She will NOT be representing Trump at the Olympics.

  7. Reckless is as reckless does. Your analysis is spot on, Don. --BJ54

  8. Trump had words - these Dem "Feminists" (fems are sex objects) had actions and actual abuse. By credible women, ready to go on record.

    Mostly saying what "everybody already knew".

    And Trump drinks coke instead of snorting it, or even drinking alcohol.

  9. How bad do you have to be to make the Shitty Media Men list?

    Apparently there was a competition.