This past October Saturday Night Live did an epic cold open with Kate McKinnon playing Rudy Giuliani. I don’t have sources at the show anymore but my guess: wardrobe accidentally missed zipping up the SNL Rudy’s fly.

I cued up the clip exactly at 3:10 which is when Kate leans back for everyone to see that, yes, the barn door is open.

Cut to yesterday and Olivia Nuzzi’s out with a literally BONKERS profile in New York Magazine of “cyber expert” Rudy (seriously, you need to go read it immediately) and one of many anecdotes was that Colludy Rudy bragged about all that cool MAGA stuff with his fly open.

But wait, there’s more! Forgetting his iPhone in the limo (cyber expert, LOL) and saliva escaping from its hostile host-body are just a few other disturbing tidbits:

As he spoke, he fixed his gaze straight ahead, rarely turning to make eye contact. When his mouth closed, saliva leaked from the corner and crawled down his face through the valley of a wrinkle. He didn’t notice, and it fell onto his sweater

Olivia Nuzzi, NY Mag

Shitty journalism makes me cranky, sure, but I also lift up and celebrate GREAT journalism. Olivia did just that, although after reading it’s more like she just remained quiet while Rudy’s train ran off the bridge and crashed in the canal below.

Merry Christmas dear readers! Thankful for you, as always. 🔵


Will Pollocksideways is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.

In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.

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