Trump's White House is running a media access con game—and winning

The White House is perpetrating a scam on the Beltway press corps, bragging about how much access Donald Trump gives reporters. The whole thing is a ruse, though, and unfortunately, it's another example of how key institutions of American journalism are lying down in the face of Trump’s bullying, not even mustering a fight on…

Hoo-boy! Check these responses to Sarah Sanders' goodbye tweet

So it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ last day, and it’s bittersweet — like bidding adieu to a fungal toenail you’ve had for two years. In a way you miss it because it’s been there so long. But, really, in no way do you miss it. Not even a little. I’d hoped she’d sink backwards into a…

How the press played along with Trump's Iran 'crisis' charade

Dubbed “the decider,” Donald Trump basked in lots of undeserved media glory last week after he invented a crisis with Iran, then claimed to have solved it by calling off a planned bombing raid on the country at the last minute. Largely missing from the tick-tick “crisis” storytelling was the media acknowledgement that the whole episode…

Sarah Sanders: Trump will let Barr decide whether Comey should be arrested

Baghdad Blob* was on Meet the Press this morning to discuss the week in Trump insanity. Needless to say, this exchange was chilling: CHUCK TODD: Does [Trump] expect criminal charges, does he expect — he’s accused James Comey of treason. Does he expect Jim Comey to be arrested? SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Again, we’re going to let the…

Virginia restaurant that ousted Sarah Sanders last summer is flourishing

Not that it was necessarily a fun ride for the owners of the Red Hen, but apparently all’s well that ends well. Stephanie Wilkinson, the co-owner of the Lexington, Virginia, restaurant that ejected Sarah Huckabee Sanders last summer for being an awful human being, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing some of the struggles and…

Time for a boycott!

I love boycotts, and have for years. There’s just something empowering about a whole bunch of us small, insignificant little pissants using collective action to “stick it to the man,” regardless if it’s a country, a personality, or a large, monolithic corporation. Personally, I boycott all kinds of shit. I was quite the fan of the…

Trump tells Sarah Sanders not to worry about doing her job

Not sure how useful a daily torrent of lies and distortions is anyway, but the Mouth of Sauron, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has been doing fewer press briefings lately. Maybe that’s a relief; maybe it’s a dereliction of duty. Either way, it’s a decision that comes from the top. Politico: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said…

Fox's Chris Wallace slams Sarah Sanders over phony 'terrorists-at-border' claim

We know it’s a lie, and the White House knows it’s a lie (whether or not the squatter-in-chief actually does), and even Fox News likely knows it’s a lie, but that typically doesn’t matter. Usually the lies skate by unchallenged. Well, not this morning. Today on Fox News Sunday, Fox’s designated simulacrum of a reporter, Chris Wallace,…

At long last Ms Sanders, have you no decency?

Oh. My. God. At this point, if Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a single shred of self respect left in her unwelcome in public restaurants body, there is only one thing left for her to do. She must follow the example set by Detroit Lions football fans several years ago. When she steps out in front…