“Some Say,” Some Said (Lifeboat Building, Part Infinity)

Mediaite:


“Calling it a “critical moment,” [NYTimes reporter Maggie Haberman] reported that there was waning support for Trump from the right, saying “A number of conservatives who worked on the campaign and supported the president and now say, you know, I regret doing that, and this was a mistake, this administration is, you know, off the rails, and all of these investigations that are coming to a head will be a huge problem.”

“She adding that these conservatives “disgusted” with details that have emerged from the Michael Cohen plea deal. In her eyes, investigations into Trump’s campaign are ” going to intensify as we get into the year” before bringing up impeachment.  “It takes 20 Republican senators to vote in favor of impeachment. This could be a critical moment.”


This flickered across my Twitter last night (and while the interview happened in December) it is still relevant and still annoying. Maggie Haberman used to be at Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie), er, Politico, which specializes in unattributed gossip and therefore impossible to prove.

But more importantly while conservatives may be saying this in private to Haberman, unless they are willing to come forward, Haberman releasing it in this very Politico-gossipy way, she is building a lifeboat for Republicans, “See, they are not all crazy!”

It’s maddening.

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12 Responses to “Some Say,” Some Said (Lifeboat Building, Part Infinity)

  1. The haze of smoke over DC from all the Troo Conservatives burning their SS Uniforms GOP membership cards is just going to continue to get worse.

    Burn the lifeboats this time, no mercy no quarter.

    Mandatory Democratic Rally Song for 2020:

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  2. 9thousandfeet says:

    Haberman is just another media figure much more interested in pursuing the teevee talking head big bucks than sticking with the grindingly hard and frustrating work of real investigative journalism.
    Write a few pieces that get some attention, cultivate a few “sources”, get some new spectacles and a $200 hairdo, then jump on the gravy train as a teevee personality acting as a stenographic pipeline for those sources.
    As you say, maddening.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    I haven’t figured out how to share YouTube vids here, so here’s the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMnM_cQu6Fo#action=share

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    • ming says:

      Dennis,
      Right click on the video and copy/past the embed code.

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      • ming says:

        Paste dammit!

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        Ming – I tried that, and all that happened was the code was displayed. I tried using the “Share” function, but the options were limited to social media sites. I was hoping for a chance to write the url for this particular post, but alas, no such luck.

        Unless when I submit the comment – the embedded code – it automatically reverts to the vid? But I knew there would be at least ONE Scissorhead who would ride to the rescue.

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      • tengrain says:

        Dennis – WordPress rule: take the URL of the video and put it on a line all by itself nothing before it, nothing after it



        and it will result in:

        (and I usually use an empty line below for good measure.)

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • ming says:

        Dennis,
        Only the code will be displayed while you are preparing the comment, The video should embed once you submit.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      A great big thanks to boefya! I’m a gonna give it the old college try, as they used to say.

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  4. Pyed says:

    My dream is that outside the Madhouse …. er I mean, the White House, Mueller sets a number of trumpeters to serenade Hair Fürer with a long concert composed entirely of El toque a degüello/”

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  5. Redhand says:

    while conservatives may be saying this in private to Haberman, unless they are willing to come forward, Haberman releasing it in this very Politico-gossipy way, she is building a lifeboat for Republicans, “See, they are not all crazy!”

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