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1) Leftists: Be careful with Michael Wolff and do some research. The least of your worries is that the man finds the media "smug". hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-w…2) In reality, Wolff hates legacy media, including "pious sermon" giving", "border[ing] on being quite a ridiculous figure" @brianstelter of @cnn's @ReliableSources. Wolff's post election criticisms of legacy media were relentless.Michael Wolff to CNN's Brian Stelter: Media Is Not The Story; Becoming "Quite A Ridiculous Figure"'Hollywood Reporter' columnist Michael Wolff says the media making itself the story by unfairly criticizing and rushing to fact check everything President Donald Trump says. To CNN's Brian Stelte…https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/05/michael_wolff_to_brian_stelter_you_border_on_being_quite_a_ridiculous_figure.html 3) He's simply not an ally of yours, leftists. The @nytimes calls him:"a prime piranha in the Manhattan media pond..."Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National NewsmakerA journalist who loved to needle the Manhattan elite enrages the president with his insider account of the year he spent reporting from the West Wing.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/media/michael-wolff-trump.html 4) Dig even farther back and one finds Wolff wrote a 2004 book, "Autumn of the Moguls". Ready for an understatement? The book is highly critical of legacy media.5) Amazon describes the book thusly:"A humorous and critical portrait of the media industry...makes predictions about its IMMINENT ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, presenting first-person accounts about the industry's more ludicrous business dealings."6) Publisher's Weekly's scathing review of the same book went as follows:"Wolff's contention that the [legacy media] industry is a chain of con games in which the last domino is about to fall and Wolff is the only one brave enough to say so."7) Publisher's Weekly continued:"Eventually, every topic returns to the subject of the author as industry outsider, with other people existing so that he might have opinions of them."8) Thus, it should be quit obvious - Wolff not only finds the legacy media malodorous, he HATES it, think it nothing short of insidious and would want nothing more than to see it DESTROYED...9) His history makes clear that the only thing he'd enjoy more than watching the legacy media get destroyed, is taking an ACTIVE role in its downfall, or "imminent economic collapse" as described in "Autumn of the Moguls".10) Somebody - either @realDonaldTrump or another person very close to his inner circle - has teed the legacy media-hating up for its final death throw. Wolff, along w/Bannon's "feud" with @POTUS, were used to grease the wheels into hell for these vile scum.11) This is all the more obvious when triangulated w/ i) @DevinNunes securing Fusion GPS' bank records which will ineluctably highlight "journos" & legacy media paid to commit acts of treason against democratically-elected @POTUS and ii) Wed's #FakeNewsAwards.12) Wolff's decade-old prediction about the industry's "imminent economic collapse" is finally nigh. Perhaps a large short position in @nytimes is apropos?13) Carlos Slim thinks so; he began running for the hills in Dec when he quietly announced plans to reduce his position in the @nytimes by half. He'd already lost 50% on it, no need to stick around for the final 50%.Carlos Slim Plans to Slash New York Times HoldingsBillionaire Carlos Slim is planning to sell more than half of his 17 percent stake in the New York Times Co. to U.S. hedge fund investors, reducing his sway over one of the world’s most influential p…https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-19/biggest-new-york-times-investor-slim-hatches-deal-to-slash-stake
So you’re thinking this is all a setup, bait and switch for the legacy media to walk itself right into the bear trap?
Right. Bannon basically confirmed that he said what Wolff wrote. He only is trying to claim that he meant to blame Manafort instead of Jr., who was too naive to be a traitor.
Why would Bannon and Trump go unhinged like they did?
Again--Occam's razor. Trump really is a dotard and the folks that work with him couldn't stand it so they told this author.
Quigley saysSo you’re thinking this is all a setup, bait and switch for the legacy media to walk itself right into the bear trap? it's a legit theory. Why else would he put out such obvious fake news? Why would Bannon and Trump go unhinged like they did?Something doesn't make sense.
There's only been one side tongue lashing, and even that didn't seem authentic from Trump. He used the opportunity to blow his Dog Whistle and troll the media over how smart he is. Bannon loves it when people call him Sloppy, that doesn't bother him any more than it does me.
Twoscoops, you are very keyed in on who is an ally with who. Sometimes, you just take information for what it is. You don't disregard everything from sources that you hate, and you don't believe everything you hear from someone you like. I recall you even quoting WaPo here and there. I never assumed that by quoting something from the WaPO meant that you joined sides with them or that you were advocating that they were a trusted source.
Do you really think that Wolff is in on a set-up and is on Trump's side?
Trump's response seems overly defensive. Is it all part of some long con? I don't really see why is weird behavior (lawsuit threats, genius comments, etc.) furthers the narrative that you seem to be pushing - that Trump is a cool cucumber in control and he and Bannon are on a script reeling the news in.
Remember the whole "How DARE Trump not accept the election results." in October 2016? Trump Tower was "Wiretapped"?I know there are many more. Both the Media looked so foolish just weeks later. Long Cons.
Yeah. One of the tells in that in the Book and in Interviews, Wolff has been going out of his way to state he's not sure that everything he was told was actually true.And he says he has tapes but we haven't heard them. Also, I notice that Saggy Haterman and others have been more cautious than usual and actually checked with some folks Wolff interviewed who denied saying what they're quoted as saying. Some of the brighter bulbs are getting a notion of "something ain't right" through their Bourgeois Beltway Bubble.Possibly a setup job for "Fake News Awards". Or a cynical ploy. Or, it is what it is.
Is this the Twilight Zone?