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(Daily Mail)   Email ends with : You are an 'unmitigated a**hole'...'have a good day...And by good day, I mean F*** Off.' Sent by: a) El Rushbo. B) Sheriff Joe. C) Hillary Clinton's press aide   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 148
    More: Interesting, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Foggy Bottom, Libya, Philippe Reines  
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2012-09-25 01:27:33 PM  
You know, sometimes a good fark Off is warranted. I find the use of a good fark Off at least once or twice a day.
 
2012-09-25 01:33:33 PM  
Yeah... and?
 
2012-09-25 01:33:39 PM  
OK, a press secretary should know better than this, but the "journalist" he was discussing things with was being ridiculously unprofessional as well, and certainly could use a good fark off.
 
2012-09-25 01:35:39 PM  
I shall not begrudge anyone a good f*ck off. Use them expediently.
 
2012-09-25 01:38:40 PM  
This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.
 
2012-09-25 01:40:18 PM  
But was he in the Muslim Brotherhood? This is important.
 
2012-09-25 01:40:46 PM  
After dealing with nearly 30 years of my sister's parasitic lifestyle, coupled with her attempts to frame every bad decision she ever made as someone else's fault, I told her to Fark Off and never call me ever again.

That was 2 years ago.

It's been wonderful ever since.
 
2012-09-25 01:48:51 PM  
Mr Philippe wrote a thorough response to the query, answering every question asked and pointing (see below) and addressed the accusation that he was 'defensive'.
'As far as the tone of my email, I think you're misreading mine as much as I'm misreading yours as being needlessly antagonistic,' Mr Reines wrote.
The conversation deteriorated from there.
'Thanks for getting back to me. No, you read my email correctly--I found your statement to CNN offensive,' Mr Hastings replied.

Truth? Mr Reines blasted the network for publishing details from the journal, which included that he feared he was on an al Qaeda hit list and was worried about the possibility of an attack
'Why do you bother to ask questions you've already decided you know the answers to?' Mr Reines shot back.
'Why don't you give answers that aren't bullsh** for a change?' Mr Hastings demanded.
At this point, after two hours of back and fourth, Mr Reines has had enough.


2 things.
It is really nice to see a media that can be hard hitting.
-and-
When did the Dems grow balls and fight back? Nice to see that, too.
 
2012-09-25 02:03:20 PM  
I didn't really care when Bush/Cheney (I think) were commenting on the asshole nature of some reporter or other. And that was them doing it themselves.
Don't really care about this, either.
 
2012-09-25 02:05:56 PM  
Actually, that's the way I like to START my emails

/lets people know where they stand right away
 
2012-09-25 02:10:23 PM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-25 02:13:02 PM  

Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.


It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.
 
2012-09-25 02:20:35 PM  
From another article:

Hastings' trenchant tone has also been scrutinized.

"Hastings' prose tends to hyperbole and profanity," Bob Drogin wrote in his Los Angeles Times review. "He mocks or derides top diplomats, members of Congress, military commanders, White House officials and others with a biting mix of gossip, blind quotes and snarky asides."

"You're not gonna get a link on The Drudge Report unless there's farkin' news in your book," said Hastings.
 
2012-09-25 02:24:08 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.


Especially in politics where something like a simple misspoken word will become fodder for every news program. So an email which you can make a draft of, then review and revise before you send (especially to a reporter) should never come out that way. Some new kid i can see that making that kind of mistake. But there is no excuse for a pro to do the same.
 
2012-09-25 02:24:18 PM  
The problem is that the State Dept has officially stated outright lies or incorrect information, depending on their intent, but they are still either dishonest or incompetent in several areas.

Most of the US press is giving the Obama admin a free pass on this, so how upset can you get at one reporter actually trying to do some reporting on the murder of a US ambassador and some US security people by islamic terrorists. That's a story worth covering.

Hill's boy getting all pissy is just a sign of his immaturity as the cover-up isn't working on every last reporter.
 
2012-09-25 02:26:32 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.


While I am honestly surprised at the lack of impulse control - especially from a top-level press guy, I have to say I agree with the sentiment. He is an unmitigated asshole, and richly deserved that "Fark Off".
 
2012-09-25 02:27:31 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.


As a Press Secretary, Reines should have known better; as a Press Secretary to the Chief Diplomat of the of USA, he shouldn't have even considered this as an option. Never write something down that you don't want to be seen by everyone.
 
2012-09-25 02:28:53 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.

While I am honestly surprised at the lack of impulse control - especially from a top-level press guy, I have to say I agree with the sentiment. He is an unmitigated asshole, and richly deserved that "Fark Off".


Perhaps, but now the story being circulated isn't, "Reporter acts like douche," it's "Senior State Department advisor goes full derp in email tirade."
 
2012-09-25 02:30:58 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.


I'm not defending the comment. I am saying the journalist is an asshole. But I can, as I do not work for State ;-)

MeinRS6: The problem is that the State Dept has officially stated outright lies or incorrect information, depending on their intent, but they are still either dishonest or incompetent in several areas.


But Romney and his surrogates saying a panic tweet from the embassy staff is a statement direct from the lips of Obama is totally legit. Even when confronted with the facts and timeline of events. Romney, who spoke with glee over the deaths of US staff because he thought it would give him an edge in an election. How nauseating.
 
2012-09-25 02:35:02 PM  

Diogenes: I'm not defending the comment. I am saying the journalist is an asshole. But I can, as I do not work for State ;-)


The best thing to do in this sort of situation - and I have been in it with certain attorneys - is pick up the phone, call the person whatever you want, then immediately send the most polite, succinct, professional response email you can compose. You still called your opponent a massive prick stain on the skid-marked underwear of humanity and left no paper trail in case the whole mess ends up in front of the judge. Win-win.
 
2012-09-25 02:37:53 PM  
Well, I mean, was he being one?
 
2012-09-25 02:40:17 PM  

LasersHurt: Well, I mean, was he being one?


I came to post something like this. Glad that the question was asked.
 
2012-09-25 02:42:53 PM  
 
2012-09-25 02:42:53 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: I'm not defending the comment. I am saying the journalist is an asshole. But I can, as I do not work for State ;-)

The best thing to do in this sort of situation - and I have been in it with certain attorneys - is pick up the phone, call the person whatever you want, then immediately send the most polite, succinct, professional response email you can compose. You still called your opponent a massive prick stain on the skid-marked underwear of humanity and left no paper trail in case the whole mess ends up in front of the judge. Win-win.


Sage advice. Even if he still feels he was justified. And I'd be surprised if Hillary didn't drag him to the phone by his ear.
 
2012-09-25 02:44:47 PM  
Besides the obvious choice of C due to Fark questioning standards... I can't imagine Rushbo or Sheriff Joe using the word "unmitigated". It would go over the heads of both their audiences and I am fairly confident Joe doesn't know word that big.
 
2012-09-25 02:44:55 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Link to email exchange


And it looks like he was being a biatch and is an asshole. Mitigation however is still unclear.
 
2012-09-25 02:45:38 PM  

Nabb1: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.

While I am honestly surprised at the lack of impulse control - especially from a top-level press guy, I have to say I agree with the sentiment. He is an unmitigated asshole, and richly deserved that "Fark Off".

Perhaps, but now the story being circulated isn't, "Reporter acts like douche," it's "Senior State Department advisor goes full derp in email tirade."


A convenient distraction from the trainwreck that is the Romney presidential campaign.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:16 PM  
How dare you question the administration's handling of Libya and the deaths of embassy personnel! The NERVE of the press to actually question the administration.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:36 PM  
This may be the first time I've ever failed a Fark mini-quiz. I guessed B.
 
2012-09-25 02:46:59 PM  

LasersHurt: Well, I mean, was he being one?


The All-Powerful Atheismo: Link to email exchange


Eeeeyup.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:03 PM  
Unprofessional. He should be fired or publicly reprimanded.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:10 PM  

Nabb1: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nabb1: Diogenes: This smacks of paparazzi tactics. Stick your camera in someone's face, harass them unrelentingly, stand in front of their car and refuse to move, then collapse on the ground and scream like a child when the bumper touches your leg.

It wasn't a camera in the face, though, it was an email. You don't have to respond to an email immediately, and shouldn't if you lose your temper. If the person who sent it was being a jerk, people will see that for what it is, but if you fly off into an angry expletive-laden response, you just lost control of the situation.

While I am honestly surprised at the lack of impulse control - especially from a top-level press guy, I have to say I agree with the sentiment. He is an unmitigated asshole, and richly deserved that "Fark Off".

Perhaps, but now the story being circulated isn't, "Reporter acts like douche," it's "Senior State Department advisor goes full derp in email tirade."


And rightly so, I think. It's his job to either handle that kind of thing or shut it down. Not to get involved in a pissing match. Even if the other guy is a blue-ribbon douchebag and uses every means at his disposal to provoke him.

Reporters are douches. It's what they do to get a story. Political press people are also douches, but it's in their job description not to let people see it.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:35 PM  

Rann Xerox: LasersHurt: Well, I mean, was he being one?

I came to post something like this. Glad that the question was asked.


And another question: are any f*cks being given?
 
2012-09-25 02:47:48 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: I'm not defending the comment. I am saying the journalist is an asshole. But I can, as I do not work for State ;-)

The best thing to do in this sort of situation - and I have been in it with certain attorneys - is pick up the phone, call the person whatever you want, then immediately send the most polite, succinct, professional response email you can compose. You still called your opponent a massive prick stain on the skid-marked underwear of humanity and left no paper trail in case the whole mess ends up in front of the judge. Win-win.


That's good advice and you get the added bonus of putting your own personal verbal emphasis on the insult.
 
2012-09-25 02:47:53 PM  
Of all the things a press aide could say, this is THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING.
 
2012-09-25 02:48:55 PM  
Pfft. He's just holding to the standard set by Dick Cheney.
 
2012-09-25 02:49:42 PM  

slayer199: How dare you question the administration's handling of Libya and the deaths of embassy personnel! The NERVE of the press to actually question the administration.


The 'questions' he was asking were akin to "Have you stopped beating your wife?".
 
2012-09-25 02:50:22 PM  
Mr Reines blasted the network for publishing details from the journal, which included that he feared he was on an al Qaeda hit list and was worried about the possibility of an attack.

This information was in direct opposition to the State Department's statement that there was no intel that would hint at burgeoning unrest.


No, it isn't.

How the hell do scribblings in a private journal equal "intel" that would hint at anything?
 
2012-09-25 02:51:44 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Political press people are also douches, but it's in their job description not to let people see it.


Especially, you know, if they work in diplomacy. I mean, come on, guy.
 
2012-09-25 02:51:53 PM  

slayer199: How dare you question the administration's handling of Libya and the deaths of embassy personnel! The NERVE of the press to actually question the administration.


Hey, if you're going to be an asshole, don't start crying when people snap at you. Do your job intelligently and professionally, and people will respond to you in kind.
 
2012-09-25 02:52:20 PM  
To be fair to the press aide, it's almost like he was having an email exchange with skinnyhead...
 
2012-09-25 02:57:28 PM  
Well I know the derpers are trying to paint this is some conspiracy to keep it all quite in between suggesting it was this colossal security failure like 9/11 except this time you can blame the president... So a fark off is prob warranted, especially if the daily fail is whining about it.
 
2012-09-25 02:57:31 PM  

LasersHurt: LasersHurt: Well, I mean, was he being one?

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Link to email exchange

Eeeeyup.

---------------------------------------------------------------
From: Michael Hastings
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 01:40 PM
To: Reines, Philippe I Cc: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Request for comment

Hah--I now understand what women say about you, too! Any new complaints against you lately?
--------------------------------------------------------------

That might be intended to provoke. He should hang out in the Politics tab.
 
2012-09-25 02:58:55 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Hey, if you're going to be an asshole, don't start crying when people snap at you. Do your job intelligently and professionally, and people will respond to you in kind.


This.

I spent five years a journalist, and if I'd talked to an interview subject that way, I'd have been terminated for being unprofessional. Of course, I was a journalist when it was a much more noble profession than it is now. I have never heard of this Hastings character prior to this article, but he sounds like an unmitigated asshole.
 
2012-09-25 02:59:03 PM  

Diogenes: Romney, who spoke with glee over the deaths of US staff because he thought it would give him an edge in an election.


It doesn't get much more dishonest than that.

There is definitely a place for you in the Obama admin.
 
2012-09-25 03:02:18 PM  
I am a mitigated asshole, so I'm not getting a laugh out of this.

MeinRS6: Diogenes: Romney, who spoke with glee over the deaths of US staff because he thought it would give him an edge in an election.

It doesn't get much more dishonest than that.

There is definitely a place for you in the Obama admin.


MeinRS6, meanwhile, is a paid shill. It definitely doesn't get more dishonest than that.
 
2012-09-25 03:02:21 PM  
Oh, it's that trolling asshole reporter who got General McChrystal fired. He can f*ck off.
 
2012-09-25 03:09:11 PM  

MeinRS6: Diogenes: Romney, who spoke with glee over the deaths of US staff because he thought it would give him an edge in an election.

It doesn't get much more dishonest than that.

There is definitely a place for you in the Obama admin.


Which part was dishonest? Was it "spoke" because he doesn't really speak, but just modulates sound waves to give the impression of speech? Was it "edge in an election" because there's no way this guy can think he has a shot?
 
2012-09-25 03:09:30 PM  

casual disregard: MeinRS6, meanwhile, is a paid shill. It definitely doesn't get more dishonest than that.


Citation needed on that one, crazy person.

Farklib paranoia does not count as documented proof of anything. Well, other than how it proves how nuts a bunch of you are.
 
2012-09-25 03:10:04 PM  

MeinRS6: Diogenes: Romney, who spoke with glee over the deaths of US staff because he thought it would give him an edge in an election.

It doesn't get much more dishonest than that.

There is definitely a place for you in the Obama admin.


His statements are in both audio and video, and you can see the delight in Romney's face about having something to try to make Obama look bad.

Romney was also the one who apologized about Muslims killing our people, not Obama, and the ambassador's apology over the video was made before the attack and didn't come from the White House.
 
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