Wednesday's HOT MIC
In other fake news....
Politico's report that a major White House shake-up was imminent appears to have been highly exaggerated. Either that or it was just manufactured nonsense.
Reince Priebus, according to multiple "sources," had until July 4th to "clean up the White House."
That story was picked up by dozens of media outlets, the latest of several also wrong reports of internal White House battles and threats by President Trump to junk his whole staff for a new team.
Well, the 4th came and went and there's been no staff shake-up. Moreover, Reince is still White House chief of staff.
L. Brent Bozell III, president of the press watchdog Media Research Center saw July 4 come and go with no change and told Secrets, "I've lost count how many times the 'news' media have reported the imminent political death of Reince Priebus. Mark Twain could relate to him."
Bozell added, "They've declared so many people fired at the White House, I'm surprised there's anyone left over there."
With so many media predictions of firings and staff shake ups gone wrong, some see damage to the media industry.
Gee, ya think?
We were told that the election of Donald Trump would cause a crack-up of the Republican Party. What we seem to be witnessing, however, is the mainstream media cracking up.