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North Korean Cheerleaders
The media obsession was too much for BuzzFeed. It wants to know “what the hell is wrong with you people?”
When I read the paper yesterday morning I knew we were in for a MSM s***storm. That’s because on page A4, in a story headlined Trump Vulgarity Roils DACA Deal, The Wall Street Journal said “shithole.”
“President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would admit people from “shithole countries…”
And that was in the lead sentence. Then they did it again in the third sentence. And again in this morning’s paper:
The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of President Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the so-called Dreamers.
Trump also wanted to know why we don’t import people from Norway instead of Haiti. Norway, for its part, said it didn’t want to come here.
I haven’t been to Haiti so I can’t say if Trump’s assessment is accurate. But one man’s s***hole can be another man’s money pot. That is if you’re the Clinton Foundation doing good deeds in Haiti.
I have been to Djibouti, Africa and the president may be on to something there.
Trump made his colorful comments during a closed bipartisan meeting to work out a DACA agreement. The day before he held a televised bipartisan meeting and uttered many nice words. In that meeting he said he’d sign any bill brought to his desk.
But back to the bad words. CNN would not be outdone. Gateway Pundit which apparently is an avid watcher, says CNN said S***hole 36 times on Thursday night.
And it took Bess Truman 25 years to get Harry to say manure.
Brian Ross reported on ABC that Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russians before the election.
Apparently Wall Street investors believe what the see on on TV and the Dow plunged 350 points.
But ABC says Ross got it wrong and suspended him for four weeks.
Then within a week CNN one upped Ross.
This wasn’t Brian’s first rodeo.
Update 12/10/17: The cartoonist carelessly wrote NBC instead of ABC on Ross’s mic. He has been suspended.
The Fired So Far:
Bill O’Reilly – sure. Harvey Weinstein – absolutely. Louis C.K. – of course. Kevin Spacey – makes sense. Mark Halperin – why not? Charlie Rose – check. Matt Later – believable. Garrison Keillor – !?
“I think the country is in the grip of a mania — the whole Franken business is an absurdity — and I wish someone [would] resist it,” he wrote, “but I expect MPR to look out for itself, and meanwhile I feel awfully lucky to have hung on for so long.”
Senator Al Franken says he won’t resign. Instead, he’s spending Thanksgiving in reflection.
Actually, I thought his staged grope gag was kind of funny. In a stupid 12 year old kind of way. True, Franken was 55 at the time. But maybe the joke is he’s not grabbing boobs. He’s grabbing a flak jacket.
Not that that makes it ok.
And the snoozing Leeann Tweeden didn’t sign up to be a straight gal for a photo gag. No doubt it was humiliating.
Maybe Al is reflecting on Hot Lips Houlihan. A gag proving her natural blondeness was the big scene in Robert Altman’s iconic movie M*A*S*H. (Here’s the scene.) Now that would be humiliating.
But not so humiliating that feminist Alan Alda wouldn’t go on to star in the popular tv series based on the same movie.
I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.
Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!