Anthony Scaramucci guest-hosted The View on Friday morning, and was asked about former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who he has previously…derided? The Mooch was asked who he thought was the “most unlikeable” person in the White House — and he replied that there were two: Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. “What was Bannon’s worst quality in your opinion?” View host Joy Behar asked. The Mooch replied that while Bannon had some decent qualities — “he’s a great speechwriter, he has great linguistic skills” — he said the chief strategist’s worst quality was that he “had a little bit of a messianic complex.” “He got very mad at me for going to Davos Switzerland to speak at the World Economic Forum,” Scaramucci said. He explained that as an “anti-globalist” and the chair of Breitbart, Bannon was very opposed to the forum. Continue reading "Scaramucci: Bannon Has White Nationalist ‘Tendencies’ and a ‘Messianic Complex’"
Wild wolves are preying on small children in the Judean Desert in Israel, according to a new report in Haaretz. The report details a series of wolf attacks that have occurred in the past four months, now tallying nine. All the incidents happened on campgrounds and in communities in the Judean Desert, and involved wolves preying on small children and babies. No serious injuries have resulted from the attacks. “The two latest occurrences came last weekend when two children were attacked by a wolf in the Ein Gedi Field School and another child was attacked at the Ein Gedi Spring,” Hareetz reports. The report described one dramatic attack from May:
In May, the Ben David family from Ramat Hasharon went camping near Masada in the Judean Desert. “We were a lot of people, maybe 10 tents,” says Shilhav Ben David. She and her two small children, ages a year and Continue reading "Why Are Wild Wolves Increasingly Attacking Children in Israel?"
Free Speech Week, Milo Yiannopoulos’s four-day right-wing extravaganza that was set to descend on University of California, Berkeley this weekend, is going to be cancelled. That’s according to sources close to the event who told Mediaite Yiannopoulos will be holding a theatrical press conference on Saturday in which he intends to call it off — and blame UC-Berkeley for its ‘forced cancellation.’ Lucian Wintrich — Washington D.C. correspondent for far-right website Gateway Pundit, who had been involved in the planning of the highly publicized event but dropped out earlier this week — confirmed its cancellation in a video posted on Twitter late Thursday night. “When I was first invited to Free Speech Week I saw it as an incredible opportunity,” Wintrich told Mediaite in a Thursday night phone call. “But then it was made clear to me this week that this event definitely wasn’t happening, and I Continue reading "Milo’s Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ Has Completely Fallen Apart and He’s Refusing to Admit It"
Suspected Russian operatives organized dozens of pro-Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new Daily Beast report. The report focuses on Facebook group “Being Patriotic,” which boasted 200,000 followers before it was removed from the site in August 2017:
Being Patriotic had 200,000 followers and the strongest activist bent of any of the suspected Russian Facebook election pages that have so far emerged. Events promoted by the page last year included a July “Down With Hillary!” protest outside Clinton’s New York campaign headquarters, a September 11 pro-Trump demonstration in Manhattan, simultaneous “Miners for Trump” demonstrations in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in October, and a pro-Trump rally outside Trump Tower last November, after his election victory.As the Daily Beast notes, the demonstrations organized by the group “appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs successfully mobilizing Americans over Facebook in direct support of Donald Trump.” Continue reading "Suspected Russian Propagandists Organized Dozens of Trump Rallies in 2016"
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, had stern words on Wednesday for anyone in the Trump camp that may have interfered with the results of the 2016 election: “I hope they go to jail for the rest of their lives.” Lewandowski was speaking at an event at George Washington University, as first reported by the Washington Examiner, which you can watch above. He was asked about new reports that Paul Manafort — the campaign manager that replaced him after his ousting — had been wiretapped as part of a federal investigation into his work with Ukraine. Though Lewandowski denied any cooperation with Russia on behalf of the president, he made the following point about Manafort, as well as former Trump advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page:
“I think if anybody, and I’ve said this, if Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, or Rick Gates or Carter Continue reading "Lewandowski: If Manafort or Stone Colluded ‘I Hope They Go to Jail for the Rest of Their Lives’"
Lawrence O’Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017. We draw that conclusion based on the above clip obtained by Mediaite, showing behind the scenes footage of a furious O’Donnell absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show. The video, which lasts a full eight minutes, is a collection of clips from one evening (given O’Donnell’s consistent outfit) and show the MSNBC anchor fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff. We were able to link it back to the August 29 show. After introducing a clip about President Donald Trump, O’Donnell pauses, and during what one can presume was the clip going on air, a sudden flush of anger creeps onto his face. “What’s going on, why am I losing this, why don’t I have sound,” he starts, voice rising. “Who’s asking for a Labor Day rundown Continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: Watch MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s Unhinged Outtakes…for Eight Crazy Minutes"
So James Damore — the guy that got fired from Google after he circulated a memo criticizing diversity initiatives and has since become a poster-boy for MAGA-Twitter — decided to publish a poll on Wednesday asking his followers whether they agreed that KKK “title names are cool.”
As mockery of the poll gushed in, Damore launched into a convoluted defense of his post, deploying a number of big words but making little sense. From what I can tell, he ends up arguing that people should not make fun of Dungeons & Dragons terminology because that makes people join the KKK. In any case, Twitter had a good time with the whole thing, as you can Continue reading "Twitter Roasts Fired Google Guy for Dumbfounding Rant Praising KKK Branding"
The KKK is horrible and I don’t support them in any way, but can we admit that their internal title names are cool, e.g. “Grand Wizard”?— James Damore (@JamesADamore) September 20, 2017