Don Jr. Claims New York Daily News Line About Grapes is Racist Against Girlfriend Kim Guilfoyle

Rev up the outrage machine ladies and gentleman, because a columnist wrote a line about grapes and Kimberly Guilfoyle — and her very astute boyfriend Donald Trump Jr. thinks it’s racist. Here’s how we got here: Linda Stasi, a columnist for the New York Daily News, penned an op-ed in which she called out Fox News for the conflict of employing Guilfoyle as a host while she dates Don Jr., the president’s son. It’s important to note that Stasi’s piece rests on the inaccurate premise that Guilfoyle is a reporter — she is expressly a host at Fox News. One very innocuous line caught the attention of John Nolte, Breitbart‘s resident nutcase, who now is apparently a social justice warrior. “Thing is, Guilfoyle is an otherwise brilliant woman. When it comes to picking men, though, she’d be better off picking grapes,” Stasi wrote in her Continue reading "Don Jr. Claims New York Daily News Line About Grapes is Racist Against Girlfriend Kim Guilfoyle"

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Reportedly Made $82 Million in Outside Income in 2017 While WH Advisers

Newly-released financial disclosure forms show that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made a killing in outside income over the course of their work as advisors to President Donald Trump. Washington Post‘s review of the disclosure records has found that the couple brought in at least $82 million over the last year. Mrs. Trump’s earnings include $3.9 in profits from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, more than $2 million in pay and severance from the Trump Organization, and $5 million from her personal brand. As for her husband, Kushner has earned over $5 million in income from an apartment complex he acquired last year. Reports also indicate that the minimum value of Kushner’s assets rose from $137 million to at least $174 million since March of last year. Between Kushner’s business loans, his family’s business ventures, and his failure to disclose his stakes in various companies, Continue reading "Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Reportedly Made $82 Million in Outside Income in 2017 While WH Advisers"

Charlie Rose Resurfacing? Disgraced Anchor Reportedly Set to Appear at Sun Valley Billionaires’ Conference

The annual Allen & Company Conference draws A-listers in media and tech each summer to Sun Valley for a casual get together with big potential for networking and deal-making. While industry titans including Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg are natural fits for the guest list, this year Charlie Rose also made the cut, according to Variety. The disgraced former PBS and CBS star abruptly disappeared from the spotlight after being outed in the #MeToo movement, facing allegations of sexual harassment from dozens of women. The invite has left some in the media flabbergasted, asking where the media industry will draw the line and shut the accused out for good. But Rose isn’t the only controversial invite, Bloomberg reported. Also included is NBC’s Tom Brokaw, who has been fending off claims he harassed coworkers, one of them Linda Vester, who says he repeatedly attempted to forcibly kiss Continue reading "Charlie Rose Resurfacing? Disgraced Anchor Reportedly Set to Appear at Sun Valley Billionaires’ Conference"

John Kelly Reportedly Told Senators He Feels ‘Horrible’: White House a ‘Miserable Place to Work’

Chief of Staff John Kelly has survived. He joined the Trump administration last summer and cleaned house, purging the White House of staffers that served no purpose aside from fueling infighting (farewell Omarosa, Seb Gorka). Despite initial reports that Kelly would implement a military-style discipline on the White House, before it became apparent he was being neutered by Trump — with a number of reports predicting he would not last long in the job. Now, Kelly is speaking out about how much his job in the West Wing sucks. According to the New York Times, Kelly told a group of visiting senators last week that the White House is a “miserable place to work.” Times reporter Maggie Haberman added in a tweet that Kelly also said when asked by the senators how he was doing, he replied “horrible.” The Times reports that while Trump feels energized ahead Continue reading "John Kelly Reportedly Told Senators He Feels ‘Horrible’: White House a ‘Miserable Place to Work’"

In Rare Interview, George Soros Criticizes Gillibrand: Pushed Franken to Resign ‘To Improve Her Chances’

If you’re tuned into politics even a little bit, you know who George Soros is. And the liberal billionaire activist has now given a rare interview to The Washington Post. Soros sounded off on Trump “fighting a trade war,” expressing qualified support for impeachment (“if there’s bipartisan support for it”) and dishing on his past encounters with the President. But it turns out Soros has a few thoughts about the state of the Democratic party as well, particularly on the issue of unity. He liked Hillary Clinton but said she “was too much like a schoolmarm” during the campaign. And then there’s his take on the 2020 race:
I think there are many qualified candidates, and I think also that some will distinguish themselves in the 2018 elections that will give them more chances. I may add that there’s only one whom I would not like to see succeed, and Continue reading "In Rare Interview, George Soros Criticizes Gillibrand: Pushed Franken to Resign ‘To Improve Her Chances’"

The NY Times Ran an Ode to ‘The MSNBC Mom’… and MSNBC Is Eating it Up

Kat Stoeffel wrote an interesting opinion piece for The New York Times about “MSNBC moms.” An MSNBC mom is defined here as “a liberal woman whose retirement years coincide with the rise of Donald Trump and who seeks solace, companionship and righteous indignation in cable news.” Stoeffel’s own mother is a big fan of Nicolle Wallace in particular:
Before I could formally interview her about MSNBC, my mom put her thoughts in a 700-word email, organized by anchor. The longest section was about Nicolle Wallace. “I think she’s a superstar,” she wrote. “She’s a Republican, so watching her show I feel no one (Dad) can accuse me of hanging out in my liberal media echo chamber.”
Stoeffel’s full piece is worth a read for all you cable news junkies, and as you can imagine, MSNBC has very much embraced it:

Charles Krauthammer Pens Heartbreaking Letter Revealing He Has Weeks to Live

Writer and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer has revealed in a heartbreaking letter that he has weeks to live. The letter from Krauthammer, which was read on-air at the start of Outnumbered, reveals his cancer has returned. “There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly,” Krauthammer writes. “My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.” He thanked his colleagues and everyone who followed his work, concluding, “I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.” Krauthammer was Continue reading "Charles Krauthammer Pens Heartbreaking Letter Revealing He Has Weeks to Live"