Dispatches From Behind Enemy Lines (Covid-19 edition)

“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Donald Trump, February 17, 2017 It  has been a while (a few years) since I have posted a last Dispatch. I thought though with most (sane) people finding themselves at home it may…

stan / standing behind the IMPOTUS*

They also serve who only stand in shadows cast by gaslight. "We Stand Behind the President" pic.twitter.com/qaOv3Ep00D — patrick ford (@pppatrickford) April 26, 2020 Donald Trump loves attention, and people can’t help but give it to him. It’s been this way for a generation. Television cameras and tabloids were trained on him long before he…

“Expert-on-everything” Kushner Behind Trump's Call to End Shelter-in-Place

Vanity Fair is reporting that one reason Trump is talking about lifting the “shelter-in-place” orders is that Kushner is advising him to: Trump’s view that he can ignore Fauci’s opinion may be influenced by advice he’s getting from Jared Kushner, whose outside-the-box efforts have often rankled those in charge of managing the crisis. According to…

Mike Bloomberg says Trump's New York friends laugh at him behind his back

Well, “friends” might be a stretch. I don’t think Trump actually has friends. Associates? Gobsmacked, open-mouthed starers? Mike Bloomberg knows Donald Trump and knows how to get his goat. After Trump attacked the self-made billionaire business genius’ height yet again this morning, Bloomberg hit Trump where it hurts: x .@realDonaldTrump – we know many of the…

AHA! Tech Firm Run By Former Clinton Operatives Behind App For Iowa Caucus!!!!

No, this isn’t a conspiracy theory.  But it is fodder for at least a Hollywood comedy script writer.   An app created by a tech firm run by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is taking heat for the unprecedented delay in reporting Democratic caucus results from Iowa. Results from Monday’s caucuses could not be transmitted…

Meta: Why Many Of Us Hide Behind Walls

Most of us don’t want the rabid Internet in our private and business lives, some like Ellen Pao cant avoid that connection Ellen Pao was at the heart of two of 2015’s biggest feminist news stories: her discrimination lawsuit against former employer Kleiner Perkins; and her resignation from content-sharing site Reddit, after weathering what she…