Monday, August 22, 2016

If you thought Stephen Bannon and Michele Bachmann were bad get a load of who else is advising Donald Trump.

:I never claimed to be a journalist."
Courtesy of the New York Times:

During major inflection points in Donald J. Trump’s campaign, the advisers, family members and friends who make up his kitchen cabinet burn up their email accounts and phone lines gaming out how to get his candidacy on track (and what counsel he might go along with). 

But one person in the mix brings more than just his political advice. He also happens to control an hour of prime time on the Fox News Channel. 

That person is Sean Hannity. 

Mr. Hannity uses his show on the nation’s most-watched cable news network to blare Mr. Trump’s message relentlessly — giving Mr. Trump the kind of promotional television exposure even a billionaire can’t afford for long. 

But Mr. Hannity is not only Mr. Trump’s biggest media booster; he also veers into the role of adviser. Several people I’ve spoken with over the last couple of weeks said Mr. Hannity had for months peppered Mr. Trump, his family members and advisers with suggestions on strategy and messaging.

When confronted about this Hannity did not even bother to deny it:

Mr. Hannity is unapologetic about his aim. “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States.” After all, he says, “I never claimed to be a journalist.”

Nor has anyone else made that claim.

So let's see.

So far Donald Trump is being advised by the head of Breitbart News, the former head of Fox News, a talking head from Fox News, a nutjob who once represented Minnesota, and some woman named Kellyanne Conway who is trying to get him to control his impulse to insult people on Twitter.

I have no idea why his campaign is failing.

By the way, that Twitter thing? Not working.

Oh yeah, they have him right on message.


  1. Anonymous8:33 AM

    OT? Watch this>

    1. This is a "tour de Force"

  2. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Ah, the GOP-Trade Baby has got his phone back, and is a-twitting just as fast as his stubby little fingers can punch those big ol' keys.

    1. No tweets re the nude Trump statue: they must have sat on him for a few hours until he forgot it.
      They knew he's be all over something else soon enough.

    2. Anonymous9:40 AM

      There're still trying to find the tiniest connection between those states and Hillary...looking...looking...before they just make something up. He and his 'best people' are pathetic.

  3. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Donald has the best words and he has the best people.

    Lord have mercy on us all.


  4. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Trump's claim to fame was that he would surround himself with the best team of advisers?

  5. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Ailes must have been offering words of advice to Trump when Ailes was at Fox, too.

    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Well, yeah...and an open invitation to promote whatever his lie of the day was.

    2. Anonymous11:24 AM

      Who advised him to campaign from his penthouse while watching the news so he could tweet?

      Did Honduras forget to send him those red hats so he could go out in public and spark up a rally somewhere?

      He reminds me of a bored housewife that is constantly getting into mischief. Only he is not funny.

  6. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Sex tape or GTFO

  7. Anonymous8:58 AM

    I laugh every time I see this clown(handjob)!
    He is an arrogant simpleton! Legend in his own "superiority" mind?
    Beyond dumb and dumber. He is the dumbest faux news puppet!ever!
    Advisor to trumpet! Wow, he was demoted.No more bjs for Ailes, I meant sexual harassment from Ailes. Hannity you can give trumpet bjs instead, if you can find it. Idiot!

    1. Anonymous10:55 AM

      Poor constipated Sean. He is almost BEGGING for a spot on tRump TV.

  8. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Okay, Mika - poor baby - is not very bright but neither is that prick Joe.

    1. Anonymous9:38 AM

      But Joe tweetted a rebuttal right away..told Donnie to look in a mirror. I wish this meant that MSNBC would deny airtime to everyone connected to the orange moron.

  9. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Don't forget one of his new advisors on economic, agriculture and trade policy - Sam Brownback. In case the name isn't familiar, he's the governor whose blind devotion to the failed trickle-down policies of Reagan have all but destroyed the state of Kansas.

    Yup, only the best people!

    1. Anonymous11:00 AM

      Oh, and Michelle Bachmann also too!! Maybe morning Joe could do a segment on Maleria tRump, the "escort" years?

    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      9:19 Bullshit! KS Senator Pat Roberts is his ag adviser.

      RJ in Brownbackistan

    3. Anonymous1:42 PM

      RJ -
      No, not bullshit. Both of them have joined his team. If you don't like the article I linked to above, here's another one.

      "Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, both Republicans, have joined Trump’s agricultural advisory committee, a board that will convene on a regular basis to inform Trump."

      If you're still not convinced, you can see both names in Trump's official press release.

  10. Anonymous9:34 AM

    off topic

    Rolling Stone: 10 Most Infamous Gawker Stories: From Sarah Palin to Rob Ford Smoking Crack

    "Gawker vs. Sarah Palin (2010)
    Maureen O'Connor posted excerpts of Palin's execrable book, America By Heart. The former half-term governor of Alaska was not pleased. "The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts..."

    Also too!

    "Bristol Palin and Abortion (2015)
    Oh boy, conservatives did not like this one. "Bristol Palin, who shocked America by showing up 16-and-pregnant to the Republican National Convention in 2008, is pregnant again," wrote Allie Jones. She noticed something curious about Palin's birth announcement: the "extreme dread at the thought of having another child," and rightfully suggested that Palin had made a choice to deliver the child. Or, as the headline had it, "Bristol Palin Makes Great Argument for Abortion in Baby Announcement."

    Breitbart News, which has served as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's hagiographer, tore into Gawker, and gleefully made an ass of itself."

    1. Anonymous10:28 AM

      Since all of the content will be going away at the end of the week I went back yesterday to some of the articles they did on Palin right after her announcement and they truly were gems. Between Gawker and Wonkette, in the early days of the McCain campaign, there was great hilarity!

      I'll miss Gawker, it was a great place to poke around.

    2. Anonymous11:18 AM

      REVEALED: Melania Trump outright lied under oath about having a college degree
      ...copy of the court transcript

      Bristol Palin, take note:
      Perjury is a criminal offense punishable up to five years in prison and fines for a federal case and at least a year in prison for state crimes.

    3. Anonymous11:55 AM

      You would be scared all alone in the woods. Poor Bristol she knows where she lived. As was the family routine her parents left her alone.
      ...she got anonymous phone calls and hundred of text messages after her cell phone number was posted online.
      "There was one that really scared me," Bristol Palin testified in federal court. She said she was concerned when a bunch of boys called, claiming they were at her front door and needed to be let in.
      "We live in the middle of nowhere in Alaska ... in the middle of the woods," Palin said.

      Bristol testifies during trial in Tennessee. Update! Sherry Johnston weighs in.
      Her testimony is going toward damages and to increase the possible sentence that may be given. ....

      Bristol was quietly sitting in a corner booth at the bakery with a man Freshour believes was an attorney. Palin was in town Wednesday to testify against David Kernell, 22 a former University of Tennessee student accused of illegally accessing her mother’s email account and publishing its contents on the Internet.

      AP Enterprise: Todd Palin repaid for hacker trial

    4. Anonymous12:09 PM

      Enter the url into the internet archive to see if the article has been saved.

      If not, you can save it for everyone ad it is free.

      These Gawker articles are in the archive already:*/

  11. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Setting the stage for a Newt GingRICH/Colin POWell WINning ticket .

  12. Trump has Twitter Tourettes.

  13. Anonymous9:58 AM

    This Katrina Survivor Perfectly Explains Why Obama SHOULDN’T Visit Louisiana Right Now

    Baton Rouge Aid Worker Rips Trump For “Photo-Op” Visit To Flood Zone, Defends Obama In Viral Post

    JUST IN: Louisiana Officials Reveal Trump NEVER Donated “Truckload” Of Supplies

    1. Anonymous11:48 AM

      I want to know how much Trump made from using his corporate plane to fly down to LA.

      I am sure his campaign is paying his corporation for use of the the plane.

    2. Anonymous12:42 PM

      Yes - campaign money paying for use of Drumpf's office space, airplane, Trump bottled water and wine etc. etc. Drumpf is making money off the campaign, every day!

  14. Anonymous9:59 AM

    BUSTED: CNN Exposes Trump Lying About IRS Audit To Justify Hiding His Taxes

  15. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Trump’s Campaign Goes Full Racist, Calls Obama A “Half-Breed Negro”

    1. Anonymous10:31 AM

      On a rw blog they are discussing trump's "what do you have to lose?" speech. (and it's a trump hating blog) They really don't see their own racism.

      "Why hold them in high populated black areas where crime is high, white people would be afraid to go, and the vast majority of blacks that would show up would be there to cause trouble and burn the place down? It's why Rebublicans don't go to the NAACP. They have no support there."

      "Maybe he wanted to finish his rally and come out to a car that isn't on fire?"

    2. Anonymous2:32 PM

      thanks for that 10.31. Keep spreading these racist insults, it's really helpful and we all feel better afterwards.


  16. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Where are the twitrants about his teenie zizi statues?

    Is he such a narcisist he bought one for Trump Tower?

    (I can't wait until some middle eastern billionaire buys the building and renames it. That's what is going to happen to all his vanity projects.)

  17. Anonymous10:18 AM

    And that after mcjoe tried to soften his criticisms of dumpsterfire this past week. Yeah, let's see what happens now.

  18. But his newest hypocrite and "campaign manager", Kellyanne Conway, expects us to believe her lying words that the Drumf "does not hurl personal insults"?

  19. Anonymous11:12 AM

    O/T or not - Powell taking on Hillary over his advice to her. We MUST remember that Powell sold us down the river when he knew he was lying to the United Nations about the WMD's in Iraq. The story was that he threw the "goddamned" paper at the Repubs saying he would not read it, then did read the malarkey to all in the audience.

    For him to deny what he told Hillary now, to help Trump, is just another one of his magnanimous assists to the lying Rethugs. Way to go "lying" ass kissing Powell.

    1. Anonymous11:47 AM

      Powell is a Quisling colluder.

    2. Anonymous2:30 PM

      It's not something that Hillary would lie about. The evidence is there that she used her own secure server and didn't knowingly trade in classified documents. She says that was his advice and it sounds like good advice to me. The State Dept is a favorite target and hacked regularly, how could that be ideal for a Secretary of State?

      And frankly, what any member of the Bush administration (including Powell) did with their emails is open to question, given the criminal internal handling and disposal of them.

      Powell has zero credibility. I don't believe him.

  20. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Real 12 year old

  21. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Question for Sarah:

    What would you say in the deposition? R U Rilly a Kollage Gradjuite?

    Double major communications and journalism 5 Kollages and all dat chit!


  22. Anonymous12:10 PM

    She is going to have to prove that she wasn’t an escort and that she really has a degree.

    Boo hoo, it is personally hurtful isn’t a defense.

    Melania Trump to sue Daily Mail for reporting she worked as an ‘escort’ before marrying her husband
    ....“Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an “escort” in the 1990s,” attorney Charles Harder stated in an email. “All such statements are 100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful.....

    .... Last week the Daily Mail made the allegations in an article questioning Melania Trump’s background including questions over whether she had ever graduated college, which might lead to another legal battle.....

    1. Anonymous1:01 PM

      Suing with Drumpf's campaign contributions, no doubt? Since Melabnorma has apparently had two husbands, first one got her the green card, is Drump's campaign paying for two suits?

      Where can we donate to the media outlets? We know Melabnorma lies every time she opens her mouth (where the hell is she hiding since the convention?) so this should be an easy win for the media outlets - the only problem is if the sources fear for their lives.

    2. Anonymous1:09 PM

      Melabnorma denies the boob job that her employer says she said she needed in order to get work. Don't believe her - just check out those ittie bittie titties in the early nude photos then look at the RNC conventions where the boob-a-loobs fill the dress from waist to shoulders! Lying eyes?

    3. Anonymous1:26 PM

      She isn't going to sue them anymore than she's going to have a press conference about her "immigration status." Because it's all true.

    4. Anonymous1:48 PM


    5. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Just like hubby, she can "threaten" to sue all she wants. It's called discovery and it IS NOT and WILL NOT be their friend. They will have to answer some VERY uncomfortable questions if they sue so they WON'T.

    6. Anonymous2:20 PM

      Of course she's threatening to sue. Her husband would insist on it.

      So she may not even know she's threatening to sue.

    7. Anonymous8:29 AM

      Threaten or sue. It is how they roll.

  23. Anonymous1:11 PM


  24. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Donald Trump Is Abandoning Every Network But Fox
    Where he’s getting a lot of questions about his stamina

    Donald Trump, who never seemed to meet a camera he didn’t like, became a constant TV presence throughout the Republican primary, a bonafide celebrity crowding out a field of more conventional senators and governors. He understood the power of the medium, knocking out one TV interview after another before most politicians finished their morning coffee.

    As Republican standard-bearer, however, Trump has mostly retreated to the relatively cozy confines of Fox News. And it seems to be in response to having badly damaged his own candidacy during a high-profile sit down on another network.

    1. Anonymous8:27 AM

      Fox is a happy place where Trump fits in.

      After Months of Silence, Tantaros Claims Fox News Is a ‘Sex-Fueled, Playboy Mansion-Like Cult’

  25. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Just One | Hillary Clinton

    1. Anonymous2:18 PM

      Stunning. And chilling.

  26. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Wait, wait - wasn't Kellyanne, T.Rump campaign's latest prostitute, who said it's "wrong for candidates to make personal attacks" because she's got small kids. Kellyanne is now both a liar and a prostitute.

    1. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Why do you think she was hired?

  27. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Speaking of which, although I ran out of sympathy and empathy for Mika Zbwheelbarrow years ago, I hear we're allowed to talk about the fact that she has been banging Scarborough for years because she's now divorced.

    He treats her like shit and she fucks him. Funny, that's always been my view of their show too. Avoid it.


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