NOTE:  So another fan of alt.right, radical conservative, bullshit, hate generating fake news site, Brietbart joins Team Trump.  WTF?   (I've sprinkled a few Breitbart screen shots below from today's "Real News" roundup just for fun.)  

Scaramucci Goes Full Breitbart

By:  Jonathan Swan
July 22, 2107

Anthony Scaramucci gave his first interview as White House communications director to Breitbart's Matt Boyle. The two sounded like old friends, with Scaramucci kicking off the early-morning SiriusXM's "Breitbart News Saturday"interview by jokingly asking Boyle, "Did you send your job application form in yet, Matt?...Do you need my email so I can get your resume over here?"
Boyle laughed and replied: "Anthony, I'm honored, maybe we can talk about that later." Scaramucci praised Breitbart for capturing "the spirit of what is actually going on in the country, where there's a large group of people...who've been disaffected from the economic franchise." (FWIW: I asked Boyle whether he'd seriously consider a job in the White House press shop and he declined to comment.)
Between the lines: Sean Spicer had a terrible relationship with Breitbart, the right-wing outlet whose alumni, including Steve Bannon, now work in the White House. Scaramucci now appears to want to elevate the outlet in general, and Boyle in particular. By giving Boyle (Breitbart's most unrestrained attack dog) such prominence from the outset, Scaramucci is signaling that the President wants to make better use of conservative/friendly media outlets to transmit his messages without a critical filter.
Interview highlights:
  • Breitbart First: Scaramucci told Boyle that he and the President talked Friday about the fact that there are 
  • social media feed, all of the different apparatus that we have where people will allow us to deliver our message to the American people unfiltered."
  • Fresh start: Scaramucci also called his appointment a 
  • "enough outlets, whether it's Breitbart, the President's "fresh start" and said he wanted to see if he could "de-escalate" tensions with mainstream media outlets.
  • Bonding over "fake news": At the end of the interview Boyle asked Scaramucci how he planned to "combat" the "fake news" given he was a "victim of fake news" recently on CNN. Boyle was referring to CNN's recent retractionof a story about Scaramucci, which resulted in CNN management firing three employees. Boyle wrote more than a dozen pieces bashing CNN during that period. Scaramucci said to Boyle: "You've also been a great help in terms of exposure and I do appreciate what you did for me during that incident...I want to thank you publicly in front of your listeners."
NOTE:  What can you say to this?  The Director of the White House Office of Communications whose job it is to disperse and promote the President's agenda gives his first interview after accepting Trump's job offer to Breitbart, from which Fake News outlet, White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon recently slithered away from.  Bannon, whose major claim to fame is his role as the former chief honcho at Breitbart also has another claim to fame:  his desire to deconstruct (read: destroy) government.  Any government, it seems, including ours.  So does Scaramucci share Bannon's "world view?"  Who knows?  But I suppose we'll find out in short order.  And even though "Tony" dissed Trump during the Presidential campaign, according to Trump's closest pals, (not sure who these folks might be - people whom he hasn't fired yet?) Tony and Trump are apparently two peas in the same pod sharing a love of "playfulness" as I read in one piece about Scaramucci recently.   Sean Spicer resigned from Trump's staff (perhaps just in time before Trump fired him too!) because he apparently did not share Tony's penchant for "funning." 

Well, folks, this should be fun!  I mean along with the Flynn/Don Jr./Manafort/Sessions/Page/Stone/Kushner/ - have I forgotten anyone?- who seem to have exceptionally leaky memories when it comes to anything connected with Russia, now we got another "destroy the country and fuck the people" guy in the White House!  What could go wrong, right? 

But I'm thinking that Tony's interview comment that Breitbat captures "the spirit of what is actually going on in the country" is pretty much a giveaway.  Right in line with Trump's news gathering "philosophy" I would say.   

I don't know.  As far as I'm concerned impeachment cannot come soon enough.  I'm giving it another six months max. 

Take Care Folks! Be Good And Love One Another!  


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