— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 25, 2020
Is Navarro close to fake-POTUS*?
I don’t care.
Does he have access to decision-makers?
Oh. I don’t care.
Is he tight with Jared?
LOL I really don’t care, do you?
This is not hard. We’re in an out-of-control pandemic and CANNOT AFFORD INTENTIONAL MISINFORMATION PLACED ON YOUR AIR TO MAKE DONALD FEEL BETTER.
Cable anchors get rightly dragged on Twitter but don’t forget: BOOKERS and PRODUCERS own this shitshow even more because *they* are responsible for deciding who’s invited and who’s not.
Stop it; do better. 👹
Good journalism by @Jose_Pagliery:
— K. Louise Neufeld 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@ninaandtito) December 28, 2021
BREAKING UPDATE (28 December 2021): Navarro is out with his own shithole book, In Tr_mp Time, which is about as bonkers as you might expect from a dude relentlessly normalized by our nation’s news media. (Just the title alone makes me sick to my stomach; another washed-up A hole trying to flatter his former mob boss.) I wrote a shouty, all-caps headline last year because Navarro—a “trade adviser”—was booked, repeatedly, to discuss pandemic response and epidemiological issues on national TV. Absurd at the time and even more so today. Jose Pagliery is out with a superb distillation of Navarro’s propaganda and related deluded-machinations within MAGA Murder Cult, in which they call each other “brother” and casually describe intent to topple democracy. I’ll link to my Twitter thread once it’s up. Navarro downplayed threat of COVID publicly and privately sent up warning flares which means he shouldn’t have been within 50 yards of a national-TV camera.
Will Pollock 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-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
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