The big news of the day, of course, is that Robert Mueller let Attorney General Barr know more than a month ago that he was displeased with Barr’s 4-page summary of Mueller’s report, when Mueller had provided summaries for Barr to use. And today, as I write, AG Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and methinks he has much to answer for. I peeked in on the hearing and saw Barr chewing his lower lip and looking downright unhappy. Serves him right … his lies are catching up with him. Anyway, since I’m not prepared to write about that whole situation today, but as it has left me in a state of some angst, I am bursting forth with more snarky snippets!
Trouble brews over at Fox …
Just as Hermie, in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer did not want to make toys, apparently some of the talking heads over at Fox ‘News’ don’t want to tell lies! It is reported that Fox’s Corporate CEO Lachlan Murdoch has quite the task on his hands to keep Donald Trump and the White House satisfied with regards to loyalty and coverage. They also have to keep advertisers happy. Lachlan also has to deal with the internal conflicts between Fox’s rank and file journalists and the prime time hosts who are the faces of the network.
According to one source …
“Reporters are telling management that we’re being defined by the worst people on our air.”
Ya think? Golly gee. You lie down with the dogs, don’t be surprised to get up with a bad case of fleas!
CEO Lachlan Murdoch is in a bit of a tough spot here, for the people who see themselves as journalists, such as Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith don’t appreciate the image the network has taken on, that of being more of an entertainment venue rather than a news station. And, to further complicate Murdoch’s life, advertisers have begun boycotting some of the more offensive Fox personalities such as Tucker Carlson, Jeannine Pirro, and Laura Ingraham, costing the network money.
Perhaps, however, Murdoch’s biggest worry is that Sean Hannity is said to be leaving when his contract expires in 2021 (Oh yes, please, GO!). According to one of Hannity’s staffers …
“Sean doesn’t feel supported,. He has no relationship with Lachlan. Sean thinks, Wait a second, I was hired to get ratings and I get ratings, but now people are embarrassed about me? He feels Fox spends a lot of time supporting Shepard Smith but his show makes no money. That’s annoying to him.”
Awwww … poor li’l fella …
Donnie’s mad at the firefighters …
The national firefighter’s union, International Association of Fire Fighters, has given their endorsement for the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, and little Donnie is none too happy. To let the world know just how unhappy he is, he tweeted no less than 60 times about it this morning.
“I’ve done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO!”
“The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me. Some things never change!”
In addition to his own juvenile tweets, he re-tweeted some 53 tweets by others who claimed to be firefighters in support of Trump. All this in a 30-minute span … wait, is this what we are paying him to do???
He also said that Biden is “not the brightest lightbulb”. Ahem … do I even need to point out the irony here?
There is a bright side, however, and that is that within a short time after his ‘tweet storm’, people began ‘unfollowing’ him and within an hour and a half, he had lost 1,150 Twitter followers! Is it just possible that people are finally getting sick and tired of his crude language, his lies, and his promotion of hate? We can only hope.
After the Easter Sunday bombing attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds, public figures expressed condolences. Three such people were former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
- The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka. – Barack Obama
- On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka. – Hillary Clinton
- On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening. My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace. – Julián Castro
Note the common denominator is that they referred to the victims as “tourists and Easter worshippers”. Not a problem, right? It was Easter and they were in church, presumably ‘worshipping’. Unless, of course, you are a right-wing evangelical, and then it becomes a problem, apparently.
Fox ‘News’ hosts and other conservatives took this opportunity to rant that it was an attempt to avoid using the word “Christian”.
“How do President Obama and Secretary Clinton both come up with Easter worshippers in their tweets about the murders in Sri Lanka? To have both of them use the same term the same day is strange. Is Easter Worshipper the left’s new way to avoid the word Christian? Pathetic.” – Newt Gingrich
Seriously, Newtie? Have you nothing better to do than nitpick the verbiage of a condolence message? Even Kellyanne Conway jumped on this bandwagon …
“I think there’s anti-Christianity. That’s why the Sri Lankans were gunned down. They’re not Easter worshippers, Obama and Hillary Clinton. They are Christians.”
Nearly 300 people were killed, and all these fools can do is nitpick the words from well-intentioned people who happen to be democrats. I think this speaks for itself.
Well, that’s all I’ve got time for today folks. Have a happy evening!