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Phony Baloney Swamp Critters Should Lay off Kelly Sadler
Daily Caller ^ | 12:23 05/15/2018 | Chris Whiton

Posted on 05/16/2018 9:25:27 AM PDT by ethom

Of all the grotesque ooze to come out of Washington since Donald Trump began his great unmasking of our impudent elite, the most repulsive is the sanctimony and phony piety of the media and its friends. The latest display of this defining characteristic of the Beltway swamp is the assault on a White House staffer for an off-color remark in a private conversation.

As reports have stated, Kelly Sadler, who works in communications at the White House, attempted humour about Arizona Senator John McCain’s illness and mortality. The comment fell flat in the meeting, joining the thousands of similar such remarks made privately on any given day in the trenches of the executive and legislative branches of government, where cynicism is an unattractive but, for most of us, necessary method of occasionally blowing off steam. This is true especially in high stress, highly adversarial jobs like dealing with the media.

Journalists too indulge in this practice—often unashamedly. While it is a fictional and dated rendering, the off-color cynicism of old-school reporters was wonderfully captured in the movie Broadcast News. In it, a slick media executive laid off a long-serving worker and oddly asked how he could be of assistance to the man, to which the salty journalist replied: “Well, I certainly hope you die soon.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: kellysadler; mccain; media; msm

1 posted on 05/16/2018 9:25:27 AM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom

Throwing “Baloney” into the title hampers searches for your posting.

2 posted on 05/16/2018 9:32:57 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: ethom
No one demanded that McCain apologize for saying he didnt want Trump at his funeral.

McConnell Calls For White House Aide To Publicly Apologize For McCain Joke (By Kate Riga | May 16, 2018)

3 posted on 05/16/2018 9:36:05 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Florida school safety bill=gun grabbing)
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To: sickoflibs

Kelly Sadler was 100% correct. John McCain is dying, John McCain has no vote to take on Gina Haspel, because John McCain is too sick to get to Washington, DC to cast his vote one way or other, thus leaving his Arizona voters without a voting Senator.

Kelly, no apology is needed to “insane, hateful, envious” John McCain. Kelly, you only spoke God’s truth, John McCain is dying...period. It should be noted, also, that many Senate Committee Democrats voted and endorsed Ms. Haspel. McCain, your fifteen moments of fame are fading, fast & furious. Good Riddance!!!

4 posted on 05/16/2018 9:53:23 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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You’re right. She was stating a fact for consideration during a business meeting. That’s all.

5 posted on 05/16/2018 10:30:33 AM PDT by donna (Jimmy Dean died in 2010. Why is he on TV selling sausage?)
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Side Bar——— Book Bestsellers. Two birds of a feather, Comey, his book now #20, McCain’s book never caught at #42 and dying quickly. Ah....fleeting and passing fame!!! Bargain basement we come!!!

6 posted on 05/16/2018 11:22:28 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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I'm so glad the McCain book sank. When his daughter was on Foxnews I had hopes for her. But, now she is bitter and self righteous . . . thanks dad.
7 posted on 05/16/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT by donna (California Sanctuary State is the latest method for trapping and trading slaves,)
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