Accuracy in Media

Over the course of the last week, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci railroaded Chief of Staff Reince Priebus out of his job for allegedly leaking. He tweeted Priebus’ name in a threat to investigate the latest White House leak. He gave a couple of interviews that made it clear he thought Priebus was leaking and needed to go. And, voila, on Friday, Priebus was gone.

If you work in the White House and do not have the message yet, Scary Mucho is there to scare people straight on the issue of leaking. And he is not messing around.

He is sending a message to the staff that none are above suspicion or scrutiny. This is not the Obama Justice Department, where anything went, nor the Hillary Clinton State Department, where bribes and lawlessness reigned. It’s illegal to leak, and if you do so from the Trump White House now, you will be gone…no matter who you are.

Scaramucci is not in Washington to make friends. He is here to clean up the operations of the White House and clean out those who are not on the president’s side.

He correctly identified Priebus as a leaker and as someone who did not support the candidate and brought people into the White House who also were neverTrumpers. Those people are now on the shortest of leashes.

He’s treating the White House like a corporate C-ring. That means real accountability in real time. Corporations fire faster because they have a lower tolerance for losing. They fire warning shots across the bow to give employees a chance to fix problems before they result in bottom line losses or dismissals of them and their CEOs.

The rules are simple. Produce or be gone. Keep it to yourself, or you’ll find yourself telling your story from outside. And if you are working in the White House and not keeping it to yourself, this is the very day you should stop.

The media are missing this. Instead, it is charting how many cuss words he says and whether his wife divorces him. Scaramucci is viewed as a Trump wanna-be who lives to suck up to the boss.

No, he has complementary skills to Trump. He is doing the dirty work of cleaning out the opposition within. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be pretty. But it’s going to happen, and it’s going to happen fast.

Those on the outside, such as Priebus now and others soon to follow, will be stunned at how quickly they are done without. The middle class is hurting and wants Trump to help. They are not interested in infighting and attempts to bring down the presidency.

The problem is not what MSNBC, the Senate or any DC elites say. The problem is that leaking hampers the administration’s ability to conduct the people’s business. The New Yorkers in the White House are tough and like to fight and get things done. DC likes to mull things over and see which lobbies are most engaged. This is a culture war, and polite and nice are not looking good in their fight against brash and productive.

Washington thinks it can beat anybody, even these brash, rude New Yorkers. These New Yorkers get things done. I like their chances.

 

 

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Scaramucci photo

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Comments

  • T,Tees

    Excellent evaluation of exactly what he is there for, and WILL DO! thank GOD for SCARY MOOCHIE!

  • bgarbled916

    Great article!! Im so fired up!! HIGH ENERGY, BABY!! TRUMP IS THE MAN! #MAGA

  • the Swamp Fox

    Those Government and media punks are so scared of a little New York attitude, I love it!!!

  • iheartdagny

    Anthony ScareTheMoochers looks to be a great asset to this presidency. I’m popping popcorn in anticipation of the fireworks for these next few years! Gonna be fun!

  • Eurogenous Jones

    Scary Moochie is Luca Brasi

  • Ann Myers

    Oh, PLEASE. Stop pretending Scarface isn’t a complete thug. Donald Trump is gutter trash himself and birds of a feather is why scum bag Scarface was hired. Poor General Kelly will never be able to tame the feral trash staff in the White House. It starts at the top. Don the Con is a mental patient and he’ll never stop tweeting gibberish. His staff will still turn on each other and run to the media. Scarface did it – his first week! Trump turned the White House into a reality TV and toxic environment. Imagine if you had to go into work everyday and the bosses unqualified children were in the office treated like the Royal Family. That’s what this White House is like. Unhinged nutjob ‘boss’ – Royal Family brat children, thugs like Scaramucci threatening to fire and kill everyone.

    Can’t wait until we have a REAL leader again, and a sane White House.

  • AP

    8…….next 8 years.

  • Rob

    Wake up! PDJT didn’t (and doesn’t) need this job. He’s a patriot who loves this country and sees that an absolute mess it has become – go clutch your pearls and move to Canada or Mexico, because you CLEARLY don’t love this country. Your venom is far worse than anything emanating from the WH.

  • boca1

    first 6 months was Trump trying to fit in, trying to do it the DC way, well it didn’t work, but it did showed the people how deep the swamp really was, so deep Trump now calls it a sewer. Maybe this was the plan all along. Now it’s is time to show the sewer the clean up team https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9ac58f969f4a5eb559e7b93a02f75a67a4ba6a875a0833a8cc8603ad09d9a76.jpg

  • Jane Genzler

    Ann Myers won’t believe she is on the wrong side until all her Democrat friends are in prison.

  • sidney

    Jerry Cave you must be one heck of a good gardener, I sure hope A. Scaramucci rips the weeds out by the roots! Well put sir!

  • Rachel

    Go get ALL the leakers, Mooch! We support that 100%. I never trusted Priebus (RINO) in the first place. Don’t trust McMaster or Dina Powell either.

  • Rachel

    And that’s coming soon. Awan is going to sing like a canary and the dominoes are going to fall. FINALLY!

  • miso mercy

    that is so funny

  • iheartdagny

    Can’t disagree with that!

  • iheartdagny

    Oh, yes, it’s REALLY HORRIBLE that a president brings his family into the White House, isn’t it????

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b5b66940bd2c9f399e5c566c525825cb27f8dfcf2a71355fe70c470ff808597.jpg

    And nothing like having our government run by the Chicago and the Marxist Black Lives (Only) Matter mobs!

    So, I guess it’s UN-American thugs you like more than PRO-American “thugs” like the Trump gang! Go to Venezuela where your preferred ideology is being played out in REAL TIME.

  • OtisThePotus

    Great article. Bannon has no doubt said the same, and worse, about Scaramucci. He was just smart enough to say it off the record.

  • Miyako

    You Are A Joke…Women. You Like a ‘Pretend..white house’ Like Obama? Hillary was a Power Hungry BITCH Who Did Not Like Anyone (Men Especially) Telling Her She Was a Failure And Liar. The BITCH Is Gone Forever….So Long Witch’! Take Ms.Crybaby Myers with you’! I Think You Belong In Hollywood..With all The ‘other’ Bolsheviks.

  • CSN

    Too late…Scaramucci is out, at the request of new Chief of Staff, General Kelly.

  • Truth Sayer

    Lmaoo. This didn’t age well at all.

  • Truth Sayer

    LMFAOOOOOO

  • Truth Sayer

    Apparently even Trump is scared of it as well. LMFAOOOO

  • Truth Sayer

    next few years? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • olddoc

    Scaramucci is already out one day after this article was published. Better write another apologetic piece tomorrow, explaining to us simple folk how every excuse you scrambled together about why Scaramucci makes sense was actually part of an even bigger plan that our feeble minds can’t grasp.

  • Eliza Creststeel

    The real fun… is reading all of the MAGA posts… knowing the punchline.

  • bgarbled916

    Hey dumbot! My comment is only 18 hrs old.. what ‘age’ is that?! Lmaoo.

  • iheartdagny

    Yeah, booted already! LOL. Oh, well. Kelly apparently wanted someone with more verbal discipline. I understand that. But, we’ll have to just go back to Trump for the entertainment value while he MsAGA {Make(s)AmericaGreatAgain}.

  • the Swamp Fox

    hahahahaha
    easy come easy go

  • Twenty02

    Hahahahahahaa.

    What great insight!

  • Truth Sayer

    Exactly. It didn’t even last 18 hours before it qualified for a ‘this didn’t age well’ tweet. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Twenty02

    Great call! LOL

  • Twenty02

    Hope you ate that popcorn fast!

  • iheartdagny

    You DO know it’s a metaphor, right?

  • Twenty02

    Maybe you should check the news, dumbot.

  • Twenty02

    As was my response. Your “next few years” with Mooch lasted about 14 hours

  • macnifico

    “These New Yorkers get things done. I like their chances”
    Hahahahaha. Yes, I like their chances. * wipes laugh tears *

  • iheartdagny

    So? Who among us can predict the future? What’s the point of your messages here? Feeling like gloating over something no one could have predicted last night? Seems like a character issue is being billboarded here for all to see.

  • Mike Bates

    Prescient.
    Trump’s gone through a national security adviser, two communications directors, a press secretary, a chief of staff, and an FBI Director. So far.
    Fine-tuned.
    No chaos here.
    Trump’s instability is infectious.

  • GNB

    Wow, it’s all here isn’t it? The sexism, the poor grammar and spelling, the ALL CAPS, the misplaced rage. Make America Great Again, indeed.

  • MosquitoControl

    Hahahaha. Hahahahaha

  • MosquitoControl

    If only people like him understood they’re what America needs to be saved from.

  • MosquitoControl

    You’re not really in touch with the real world, huh?

  • Miyako

    Yes You SWINE.. The Same Man who Gave you a Pompous ASS…. elitist.how many of your Elitist Swine Family Or Friends served their Country?. To Know The Man who Put His service of his country first. During The Viet Nam Democrat war. a vet. It’s the thought that counts..not the spelling or your Elitist grammar comment. feminazi. Make America Great again..Build the Wall’! Lock her Up”! GO TRUMP’! WE Won”! You Elitist Swines And ‘Your Quiche eaters In Hollywood’…..Lost”! Get Used To It”! I always Wondered”? why their are So Many Lesbians ugly looking feminazis Carrying The Democrat Banner”? can you explain this to me..? oh…..they are teachers. lol lol lol lol……Eh..?

  • Kebessa

    To Jerry Cave & Sean Hannity: and now you say what?

  • iheartdagny

    Looks to me you live in upside down world. You care to elaborate on ANY ONE POINT I got wrong? Or, you just here to poke and run scared?

  • disqus_67RhXZaxBF

    so much for that…a bit premature, though…ooops…you savior was canned for being an asshole…have a nice day!

  • ishkabibble

    What a shame that Moochie got shtcanned before the ink on this was dry.

  • ishkabibble

    It didn’t last 8 more days.

  • Seeker_of_Light

    I feel sorry for you. You carry around so much hate. It must be a real burden for you.

  • Seeker_of_Light

    People did predict that Mooch wouldn’t last long. We were surprised at just how quickly Trump turned on a guy who professed his loyalty and his love for him. I guess loyalty for Trump is a one way street.

  • Jon

    Good call Jerry “I like his chances” Cave. Could you have got this more wrong? He’s gone and you look like an idiot. Nice work, champ – gonna put some positive spin on this too?

  • Miyako

    The only burden i have is with…..Bolshevik marxist dumbocrats and their give away of my money. their education and sheep skins have given America $20 Trillion in debt. Hate is a made up word by Intolerant extreme left
    ‘Alice in wonderland dumbocrats’.

  • Miyako

    From the the Grass smokers and Elitist Swines That attack everything that is Deplorable …From their fantasy world they live in? eh..Nancy..?

  • Miyako

    a real leader..? like obama the Bath House boy. or..clinton and the seduction of kids in the white house’? hillary..the self-inflated… secret lesbian… PLEASE’! where do you people live..? in Marxist utopia”? get your ass out in San francisco and look at your socialist city…it’s a open sewer of failed leftist liberal management.. (Queers,Fags,(Homos), did a good job, Marxist thinking Run Wild) illegal aliens are held up with higher regard over ‘Citizen Americans’. Sick Sick People’!

  • Miyako

    do you live in Grass Land’? San Francisco….Or Mexifornia’?Are You a Marxist loving Hate Filled (anti-Trumper’?)

  • Miyako

    YEAH..! Make America Great Again”! Thank You”! Rid The Swamp Of Elitist….Know it All….Swamp Supporters. You sic bastards love the Filth Of Hollywood….The Bolshevik Capital of America.

  • Miyako

    Ann Myers Is a Marxist Lover.(Bolshevik left over from the 1917 Russian Revolution) Better know as a pink diaper doper baby lover) Hates Anyone….of The Conservative position. They See a Nazi or Fascist In anything That is Alien To Their Twisted neurotic thinking. Fact’!

  • Miyako

    Yeah, it’s all here. all the states that voted with brains and elected Donald J Trump President of the United States Of America. WE rejected Another four Years Of Allowing America a Illegal Interloper pass to America.($13 Billion a year For Illegal alien Foreign Nationals in America) We Rejected phony ‘the world is heating up’. We Want the “Wall’! we want Hillary the witch..Locked Up. Yes…..We Are The People who Rejected A Socialist America, Go Trump’! Drain The Stinkin Smelling Swamp and Their ‘Hanger-On’s. The bolshevik…….loving crowd and Crowds. Make America Great Again’!

  • Miyako

    From The Left” The ‘view’! and other simple fantasy world people. yes’!

  • Miyako

    Lol Lol Lol Lol….ha ha ha…typical hollywood dreamer thinker… they ignore their short-comings.
    And pontificate on ‘dribble’. Nothing. (Russian involvement in America’s 2016 Election)

  • Seeker_of_Light

    Bush II was a Dumbocrat? I guess you don’t realize that our national debt doubled during his term in office. And revenue and spending bills originate in Congress, which Democrats have not controlled since 2010. So, who is responsible for our national debt?

  • Seeker_of_Light

    it’s interesting that you think you’re smarter and better informed than the NSA, FBI, and CIA. Somehow, I don’t believe that’s the case.

    Rather than embarrass yourself by posting partisan talking points that are so easily debunked, why don’t you stick to posting things that you know, whatever they may be.

    (p.s. Your posts should be based on verifiable facts, not alternative facts.)

  • Miyako

    Seeker Of Truth. I’m a Tea Party Republican. Very Proud. I did Not Vote For George Bush Jr. Not The First Time or The Second Administration Of this ‘Warmonger’. He Allowed ISIS To develop by Removing Saddam Hussein.(keeping in Short—) Now that country Is a Mess’! Thanks to good ‘Ole George’! A True Blue Neo-Con. If I Ever knew One’!) Yes..The ‘Neo-Con’ GOP Under Bush Were A Disgrace. They Ran Rush shod with their power. I Supported Ron Paul For the Presidency. If that Helps you To understand the Type of ‘Conservative’ Republican i’m. I Believe..America’s federal Government is Too Large..And a Failure….! Moving More Socialist Every Day’! Thank You.

  • Miyako

    Facts”? Ok..Facts…..We Were Told when I served In the US Air Force That Vietnam Was a Good War. (Stop The Spread Of Communism) LIE..! .Bush said Iraq Was a Good War (Has Weapons Of Mass Destruction)..Lie’! The Same For Libya,Yemen,Syria Etc Etc. Russia’? Ukraine’? (Iran’?) This Information for Public Review Came From The CIA FBI CIA..How’s that for You’? PS: Don’t Forget The USS LIBERTY (Our So-Called ‘Ally’ ‘Deliberate’ Attacked And Killed 34 Sailors On An American Flagged Ship) And The Lie Johnson Told Along With NEO-CON Robert McNamara’! PLEASE…. !
    I Take ANYTHING The Above Mentioned Services Of the People..As a Form Of Halloween’! Dress Rehearsal Or ‘False Flag Operation’! Spoon Fed To The Gullible Eager American Citizen. Viet Nam War.Iraq War,Libya,Yemen,Iran,Syria Etc Etc Etc’!

  • Seeker_of_Light

    But you believe Trump’s “facts” that the Russians did not attempt to influence our election in his favor. “Nothing to see here. Move along.” And Pizzagate is real. And Sandy Hook was a false flag operation with actors. No children were killed. And 9/11 was a US operation. Sure. All these conspiracies are real. And I’m a CIA plant trying to get you to say something incriminating so you can be taken to a black site prison where you will never be heard from again.

  • Seeker_of_Light

    Verifiable facts include the Treasury Department’s data on US Government revenues, expenditures, borrowings, etc. Unless of course you don’t believe those are true either, in which case I could argue that we really don’t have $20 trillion in debt. It’s all a conspiracy to make us accept all the cuts in government services that the current administration proposes. Cut the Department of Education by almost $10 billion, because uneducated people are easier to manipulate. Great idea.

  • Miyako

    LOL……………………………..LOL…………………………………CIA..NSA..FBI (Clinton Meets Lynch On Tarmac) PLEASE”!

  • Miyako

    TROLL SOMEWHERE ELSE…………………………I’M Through…..

  • Seeker_of_Light

    And just how is this an intelligent response to my most recent comment?

  • Seeker_of_Light

    Troll definition: a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion, often for the troll’s amusement.

    It’s obvious that this is another concept you don’t understand.