Angry Little Man Cancels Newspaper Subscriptions  – Fox News

Angry Little Man Cancels Newspaper Subscriptions – Fox News


Something Donald Trump has mentioned once or twice in the past several years is his opinion of the free press, or as he likes to call it, “The enemy of the people ” Chief among the outlets the president seemingly thinks should be shut down until they start saying nicer things about him are CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post Unfortunately, in the case of CNN, he can’t cancel the White House cable without losing the vital source of information that is Fox News, and, at present, it’s not legal for him to just put the Times and the Post out of business (though he’s undoubtedly leaning on someone at the Department of Justice to do just that) So, in the meantime, he’s come up with a new tactic: ban two of the most important newspapers in the world from government property  Yes, according to the Wall Street Journal, the White House is planning to tell federal agencies not to renew their subscriptions to the Washington Post and the New York Times, in what may officially be the pettiest move in history by an executive branch, aside from the time this same executive branch canceled a trip to Denmark because the president was told he couldn’t buy Greenland, which is obviously the gold standard against which all other acts of pettiness must be measured And while the administration is not even trying to deny it, it is pretending this whole thing is simply a matter of cost cutting “Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has never held a press briefing and doesn’t plan to any time soon, told the Journal Thursday  While Trump has complained about the Times, and, with slightly less frequency, the Post for nearly every day of his presidency, calling the Gray Lady “the Failing New York Times,” “A Fake News paper,” and “the Opposition Party,” his anger has obviously escalated since coverage has turned to his attempt to extort Ukraine for political gain On Monday, he told esteemed newsman Sean Hannity, “We don’t even want it in the White House anymore We’re going to probably terminate that and the Washington Post. They’re fake.” In a June tweet, Trump characterized a Times story as “a virtual act of treason ” Last month, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger revealed that the administration had knowledge of the Egyptian government’s plans to arrest and deport two reporters and did nothing, leading the paper to turn to foreign governments for help  But what, you ask, will the president bitch and moan about on Twitter without access to the Times and the Post? There’s the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and various professional athletes, of course, but they only take up roughly 75% of his feed Well, fear not:Most PopularEven the Trump Organization Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With TrumpBy Bess LevinTrump: “Only” 25% of People Want Me Impeached, Suck on That, Haters!By Bess LevinAn Illustrated History of Donald Trump’s HairBy Bruce HandyAdvertisement Yes, he just wants to cut rank and file government officials off from vital information that helps them do their jobs He would never give up a valuable source of Twitter screeds himself. If you would like to receive the Levin Report in your inbox daily, click here to subscribe  Kellyanne Conway threatens retribution for reporter daring to mention her husband Kellyanne Conway is Donald Trump’s longtime counselor, 2016 campaign manager, number one mouthpiece, and, if the rumors are true, potentially under consideration to be his fourth chief of staff (Trump has denied that he’s considering Conway for chief of staff position.) She’s also married to George Conway, a lawyer who has become one of the president’s fiercest critics, calling his administration “a shit-show in a dumpster fire,” suggesting he’s obstructed justice and engaged in witness tampering, diagnosing him with narcissistic personality disorder, and in the pages of the Atlantic this month, penning an 11,500-word article that laid out why Trump’s “ingrained and extreme behavioral characteristics make it impossible for him to carry out the duties of the presidency ” Most people believe the Conways’ vastly different views about one Donald Trump are newsworthy, particularly given Kellyanne’s possible promotion One person who doesn’t is Kellyanne, and we know this because she made her feelings clear to reporter Caitlin Yilek Wednesday when, and we’re paraphrasing here but just slightly, she threatened to tear out Yilek’s eyeballs and piss in her skull  After dispatching her assistant to call Yilek and complain about an article about the chief of staff gig that mentioned George, Conway got on the line and accused the writer of not having done any “original reporting,” told her “nobody read your story,” offered sarcastically “you’re really going places,” and then claimed writing about her husband is anti-woman, a card she frequently tries to play Most PopularEven the Trump Organization Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With TrumpBy Bess LevinTrump: “Only” 25% of People Want Me Impeached, Suck on That, Haters!By Bess LevinAn Illustrated History of Donald Trump’s HairBy Bruce HandyAdvertisement Later, she offered suggestions for what the reporter should have written about her, which weirdly included that she supposedly isn’t one of the many leakers in the White House: Conway went onto claim that mentioning her husband’s tweets was somehow characterizing her feelings, and then seemingly threatened to…write an article about Yilek’s significant other?Most PopularEven the Trump Organization Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With TrumpBy Bess LevinTrump: “Only” 25% of People Want Me Impeached, Suck on That, Haters!By Bess LevinAn Illustrated History of Donald Trump’s HairBy Bruce HandyAdvertisement Meanwhile, at the Conway residence: Rudy Giuliani is looking for representation If anyone knows any good lawyers:Most PopularEven the Trump Organization Doesn’t Want to Be Associated With TrumpBy Bess LevinTrump: “Only” 25% of People Want Me Impeached, Suck on That, Haters!By Bess LevinAn Illustrated History of Donald Trump’s HairBy Bruce HandyAdvertisement Last week, after refusing to comply with a House subpoena, Giuliani parted ways with his attorney, claiming such services were unnecessary, though times are apparently a-changing  Elsewhere! “Smoking Gun” Testimony Accelerates Democrats Timeline on Impeaching Trump (Bloomberg) White House: Trump was right to label “Never Trumpers” as “human scum” (NYP) Former Apple lawyer in charge of preventing insider trading is indicted on insider trading charges (CNBC) U S. Farm Sales to China May Hit Pre-Trade War Level by Election (Bloomberg) Trump Education Official to Resign and Call for Mass Student-Loan Forgiveness (WSJ) I Wish I Could Be as Relaxed as a Rat Driving a Tiny Car (The Cut) Tennessee farmer grows 910-pound pumpkin, converts it to a kayak (NC9) — How one industry is bleeding Wall Street dry of talent— Ronan Farrow’s producer reveals how NBC killed its Weinstein story— Ivanka’s $360 million deal is raising eyebrows at the FBI— The big turn for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign— Why a leading neurocriminologist left Joker completely stunned— The Fox News movie’s uncanny depictions of the network’s drama— From the Archive: The real-life story of the security guard turned bombing suspect at the heart of Clint Eastwood’s latest movie Looking for more? Sign up for our daily Hive newsletter and never miss a story

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