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  • Morning Joe Panel Pulls 180, Turns On Michael Wolff

    02/01/2018 10:20:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    On Thursday, the panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe dog piled author Michael Wolff for propagating an unfounded rumor that President Trump had been having an affair with his ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley. The confrontation became so heated that the show’s co-anchor Mika Brzezinski eventually cut the interview short and asked Wolff to leave. Michael Wolff became a media fixation in January upon publishing his anti-Trump book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Following the controversial book’s release, he appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, where he claimed that President Trump was having an affair....
  • New Book: McCabe Initiated White House Meeting That Led To Leak

    01/29/2018 7:54:16 AM PST · by Steven W. · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/29/2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    The FBIs top brass initiated conversations with a White House official that were quickly leaked to CNN, according to a new book. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked to speak privately with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus following a February 2017 intelligence briefing. The scene is described in Media Madness, Howard Kurtzs new book on the press and its relationship with the Trump administration. McCabe said he asked for the meeting to tell Priebus that everything in a New York Times story ... was bullsh-t. ... McCabe claimed to want Priebus to know the FBIs perspective that this...
  • Chasing Hillary memoir will detail 10 years of reporting on Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 22, 2018 | by DAVID CANFIELD
    This April, Harper will publish Chasing Hillary, a new political memoir from New York Times writer-at-large Amy Chozick, EW can confirm exclusively. The book will provide a remarkably intimate and deeply personal portrait of Hillary Clinton as she withstood two dramatic losses for the presidency. Chozicks book is the result of a decades worth of reporting on the former U.S. Secretary of State. Chozicks front-row seat to Clintons presidential campaign implosion in 2008 led to her getting assigned the Hillary Beat through to 2016, when shed once again face a painful defeat, this time in the general election to Donald...
  • Defiance Disorder: Another new book describes chaos in Trumps White House

    01/21/2018 10:29:19 PM PST · by Hadean · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2018 | Ashley Parker
    In late July, the White House had just finished an official policy review on transgender individuals serving in the military and President Trump and his then-chief of staff, Reince Priebus, had agreed to meet in the Oval Office to discuss the four options awaiting the president in a decision memo. But then Trump unexpectedly preempted the conversation and sent his entire administration scrambling, by tweeting out his own decision — that the government would not allow transgender individuals to serve — just moments later. “ ‘Oh my God, he just tweeted this,’ ” Priebus said, according to a new book by Howard...
  • Jake Tapper: There sure seem to be a lot of sloppy errors in this Wolff book

    01/09/2018 11:25:42 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 8, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Yesterday the president was crowing that Tapper is a hateful, unfair CNN flunky whod been destroyed by Stephen Miller, today the GOPs war room YouTube account is circulating this clip of him puncturing the Wolff hype balloon. Which is it? Can I trust this flunkys hatefully unfair analysis or cant I? More importantly, has Tappers eleventh-hour attack on Wolff jeopardized his chances to take home a coveted Fakey Award on Wednesday night? Im curious to see if jabbing at Wolff remains the province of more centrist news types or if other media start calling him out. Theyd all love to...
  • Don't believe Michael Wolff's book about Trump if you want the truth

    01/08/2018 3:25:42 PM PST · by savedbygrace · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/8/18 | Sebastian Gorka
    When I worked in the White House, I was viewed as strange by many of my colleagues on Sean Spicers press team. Although, as a deputy assistant to President Trump, I could regularly be seen on the major news networks, standing on the North Lawn of the White House and discussing some aspect of the administrations latest policy, I maintained a rather different relationship with the press than all of my other politically-appointed colleagues. Unless we had a preexisting relationship, I didnt trust any journalist. And if you came from an outlet that belonged to what President Trump calls #FakeNews,...
  • Rand Paul: Wolff Book Gossipy, Should Not Be Treated Seriously By the Media

    01/08/2018 5:54:20 AM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CBSs Face The Nation, when asked about Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said it was a gossipy book that should not be treated seriously. Paul said, I guess my first response this was sort of gossipy book, like Kitty Kelly book back when I was in high school, nobody really believed them. They were treated as sort of like a sitcom or treated as a television show. They werent treated seriously by the media.
  • Exclusive: Bannon apologizes

    01/07/2018 9:02:05 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 208 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 7, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Battered by the backlash from Michael Wolff's book, Steve Bannon is trying to make amends with the Trump family, providing a statement to Axios that expresses "regret" to President Trump and praises his son, Donald Trump Jr. "Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around." "My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and...
  • Washington Post and Morning Joe on Wolff Book: Just Every Page Really Rings True

    01/05/2018 4:30:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | January 5, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    In spite of growing evidence that Michael Wolff’s explosive new book Fire and Fury should not be treated as the epitome of truthful and accurate reporting, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson are still keeping the faith and treating it as the Holy Grail of recording the true story behind the internal workings of the Trump administration. At one point early in the second hour of Friday’s Morning Joe, Robinson professed his conviction that “every page [of Wolff’s book] really rings true, doesn’t it Joe,” to which Scarborough replied: “It does. It really does.” Joe...
  • Former Secret Service Agent Spills How Clintons Sex Trysts Endangered Lives

    A just published tell-all book from a former Secret Service officer details how former President Bill Clintons allegedly obsessive out-of-marriage relationships endangered the lives of Secret Service officers. Gary J. Byrne, who was assigned to protect Clinton during his White House years, wonders whether Clintons sordid personal affairs worth and officers life as the president often tried to visit his well-known and lesser-known mistresses. During one of Clintons trysts, another Secret Service agent almost lost his life in a motorcade crash, the Washington Examiner notes. Byrne writes in Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the...
  • The author of the explosive new Trump book says he can't be sure if parts of it are true

    01/05/2018 9:56:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 5, 2018 | Kieran Corcoran
    "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" has set the political world ablaze. It contains vivid, detailed, and embarrassing accounts of President Donald Trump and those around him. But the book's author, Michael Wolff, says he can't be sure that all of it is true. The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump's presidency acknowledged in an author's note that he wasn't certain all of its content was true. Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the...
  • Trump disavows Steve Bannon: 'He not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

    01/03/2018 10:30:12 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 319 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 JAN 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump distanced himself from his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, contending that "he not only lost his job" but also "lost his mind" when he left the White House. On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • World's most exciting buildings that stayed on the drawing board

    12/28/2017 10:59:21 AM PST · by mairdie · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2017 | Keiligh Baker
    A mile-high skyscraper, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant - some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that were never built. A new book, Phantom Architecture, reveals the stories behind more than 50 unbuilt structures, describing how they were conceived, exploring their incredible variety and showing how they went on to inspire other architects who created some of Britain's best known landmarks. Phantom Architecture also shows how London could have looked should some architects have had their way - including a pyramid cemetery...
  • What Books Did You Get for Christmas?

    12/25/2017 8:34:15 AM PST · by Psalm 73 · 68 replies
    Psalm 73 | 12/25/2017 | Self
    Some of us LOVE getting books, especially for Christmas. There's something special about unwrapping a book on Christmas morning - and enjoy sharing with others. I rarely post anything, (maybe ten articles in 16 years on Free Republic), but thought this would be a good time for book-lovers to share what we received this morning. Merry Christmas!
  • What John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump Have in Common

    12/19/2017 8:53:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last week during an address at the White House, President Donald Trump likened his tax plan to the tax cut that John F. Kennedy proposed 55 years ago. This elicited some howls of protest from Trump's liberal critics, who say it's historically inaccurate to compare the Trump plan to JFK's. Is it? In 1963 Kennedy proposed a tax cut that slashed business and individual tax rates by about 30 percent. It's true that tax rates were a lot higher then (90 percent in some cases) than now. But the philosophy was the same: Lower taxes will get businesses, investors and...
  • Gores Inconvenient Sequel lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed climate science

    12/10/2017 3:50:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/17 | Valerie Richardson
    **SNIP** The Oscar buzz comes despite pushback from skeptics, led by University of Alabama in Huntsville climatologist Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who accused Mr. Gore of attributing natural phenomena to human-caused climate change. In September, Mr. Spencer published an 84-page e-book, An Inconvenient Deception, which blasted the film as bursting with bad science, bad policy, and some outright falsehoods. An Inconvenient Truth was similarly rebuked by skeptics Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg challenged it in a book and film called Cool Itbut the movie earned $24 million at the box office, making it the 11th-highest grossing documentary of...
  • Appearance on the John Batchelor Show

    I was on the John Batchelor Show last Thursday talking about Project Vanguard, GPS and my book GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones.
  • Five Things People Get Wrong About Steve Bannon

    12/09/2017 6:15:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 10, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Steve Bannon may be the most wildly caricatured, criticized, and, in some quarters, reviled figure in American politics. He crisscrosses the country with badass bodyguards in tow because, one assumes, he needs them. But in researching for my new book Bannon: Always the Rebel, which included ten hours of one-on-one talks with the man, I discovered and wrote about someone quite different than the popular image of a goose-stepping neo-fascist who wants to withdraw the United States from the world and make Donald Trump dictator for life.Here are just a few of the popular misconceptions about Bannon that normally cant...
  • Dilbert creator Scott Adams talks new book and why he backs Donald Trump

    12/07/2017 6:06:20 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chuck Barney
    If you spent Election Night last November in utter disbelief and concluded that Donald Trump was a clown who stumbled into a lucky win, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in human history.
  • TIME Honors Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' As 'Top Non-Fiction Book' of the Year

    11/27/2017 6:55:55 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/27/17
    Time magazine is already celebrating their Best of 2017, and their favorite "Non-Fiction" book of the year is....Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir What Happened. Time assistant managing editor Claire Howorth gushed, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." It came complete with buying instructions from Amazon, and Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out how "honored" she was: