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Kurtz: DC-gossip-spins out of control
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the intensification of feuds in Washington to take on a much nastier and more personal tone.
In Washington, politics is personal. And lately, it was always very personal.
Sort of like when you were in high school.
Omarosa farewell from the White house to lure again and again an unusual degree of attention—because it was not just a great policymaker because Donald Trump had fired on “The apprentice.” But yesterday it was a feud.
While Omarosa Manigault insists that she resigned, White House correspondent April Ryan reports that she was fired in a nasty confrontation and accompanied the White house grounds.
Omarosa denied that on “Good Morning America”, the debt of the report on “a Person, this means a personal vendetta against me”, Ryan.
Ryan, a CNN post, the do also pushed for the American Urban Radio Networks, you are back on the air, and said, she was a beat reporter, your job. “This is what a White House correspondent: listen to sources in the White house and outside the White house,” she said on CNN.
The Secret Service took to deny the unusual step of a role in the elimination of Omarosa from the White house. But several news agencies, including The New York Times, said she was pushed out of the terrain and was abandoned, after a fight with John Kelly, the chief of staff, the Trump limited your access to.
Omarosa, the reference to a coming end of the rail book, or so, tells Michael Strahan to “GMA” as “the only African American woman in the White house senior staff, I have seen things that to me, bother me, and touches me deeply and emotionally and affected my people and my community.”
In the course of the summer, Ryan said she and Omarosa were friends, but she was “screaming at the top of your lungs,” about the false rumor, with the reporter, and “I embarrassed you in front of the reporters and those in this office … I minced meat made from it.”
See? Politics is personal.
And this is also true for the case of the Scarboroughs vs. Huckabees.
Reminder: Kirsten Gillibrand Trump called on to resign. The President tore it up in a tweet, saying she was begging him for campaign contributions, “and would do anything for you.”
This sparked a wave of media criticism, and Mika Brzezinski, the choir led. She had her own, very personal involvement with the trump card, a unique friend, when he claims in a tweet, that lift was bleeding from the face. (Got it so far?)
So Brzezinski, denounced the President of “Morning Joe” for what they described as a “reprehensible” attack on a woman. And then she turned to his press Secretary, says Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you should not your boss tweets to defend (although this is part of their job).
“Lie not,” Brzezinski said. “And to not defend, the President of the United States for what he did. If you do … you should resign.”
The is not well with the former Governor of Arkansas, of course, is Sanders’ father.
Mike Huckabee told Fox: “I was stunned that the people that are going to give a lecture on morality and family and marriage, it’s about Mika?”
Huckabee defended the presidential tweet, said, deserved his daughter “better than other women,” and added, “Mika, pound sand you can go anywhere as far as I’m concerned.”
Now a blast of Mika’s partner and fiance, Joe Scarborough brought, was understandably upset at the reference to their romance, they announced there in public only if their engagement.
To do “what a shabby thing to” Morning Joe said, adding: “Mika never talked about marriage. They never spoke about the morality of all…What to do for a value, predictably stupid thing.”
There are serious issues here—about the President and women, his battle with a leading senator, the responsibility for his press Secretary. But to engage with fathers, and fiances, it was, like so much within the ring road, brutally personal.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of five books and has its headquarters in Washington. You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.