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(The Hill)   The White House has repeatedly urged Sec. Def James Mattis to go on "Fox and friends" to defend the administration, but thus far "Mad Dog" has refused, apparently out of fear The Stupid could be contagious   ( thehill.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Bill Clinton, Secretary James Mattis, President Trump, President of the United States, White House aides, Director James Comey, Fox Broadcasting Company, New York Times  
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2017-06-12 12:22:40 PM  
I suspect it's not out of "fear" as much as it's out of "they don't pay me enough to talk to morons for PR purposes". Maybe out of "I remember what happened to Colin Powell's reputation after he was drafted into performing a dog and pony show".

f the man's anywhere near as good as he's reputed to be, you know he's most likely proud of that reputation and would prefer not to ruin it.
 
2017-06-12 12:27:54 PM  
Mattis is one of the very few people in this administration that enjoys a positive reputation across political lines.  Dressing him up like a monkey and sending him out to tell people who awesome Trump is is not going to maintain that positive reputation.
 
2017-06-12 12:29:29 PM  
Well *I* fear that if he goes there he might reconsider his position on torture.
 
2017-06-12 12:33:02 PM  
It could conflict with any loyalty oaths he was asked to take.
 
2017-06-12 12:35:09 PM  
Get Spice Weasel to go on "Fox and Friends." That's his job.
 
2017-06-12 12:40:25 PM  
Media needs to call Fox News what it is: a self perpetuating propaganda machine.
 
2017-06-12 12:44:48 PM  

puffy999: Media needs to call Fox News what it is: a self perpetuating propaganda machine.


how about simply "MT" for 'Murica Today
 
2017-06-12 01:10:41 PM  
Mattis don't play that sh*t, and good for him.
 
2017-06-12 01:17:50 PM  
At the cabinet level, Mattis is the only one that I would consider trustworthy... definitely not one that Fox and Friends could deal with
 
2017-06-12 01:28:09 PM  
Please be one of the good ones Mattis.
 
2017-06-12 01:29:40 PM  
He might kill someone and I'd be ok with that.
 
2017-06-12 01:29:49 PM  
Mattis still has his credibility and integrity as well as general (no pun intended) all-around respect.

Trump wants it. He wants to take it, use it and then throw Mattis out with the rest of his garbage cabinet.
 
2017-06-12 01:30:09 PM  

neglogon: At the cabinet level, Mattis is the only one that I would consider trustworthy... definitely not one that Fox and Friends could deal with


His involvement with both the Theranos scam and the Trump Administration argues against his trustworthiness.
 
2017-06-12 01:30:23 PM  
"Sure boss, let me go attach my name and reputation to some statements that you'll say the opposite of 10 minutes later."
 
2017-06-12 01:36:39 PM  

Archidude: neglogon: At the cabinet level, Mattis is the only one that I would consider trustworthy... definitely not one that Fox and Friends could deal with

His involvement with both the Theranos scam and the Trump Administration argues against his trustworthiness.


This x1000
 
2017-06-12 01:37:06 PM  
img.fark.netHe can't go there without having a plan.


Anyone else having trouble doing pics from mobile? I can upload but been unable to do it with the URL for a few days.
 
2017-06-12 01:38:14 PM  
It can't be contagious if you already have it.
 
2017-06-12 01:38:58 PM  
He hates manure, remember?

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-12 01:39:36 PM  
"Why the hell not, Jimmy? It's called Fox and Friends, and you're man's best friend."

"We've been over this, Mr. President: It's a nickname; I'm not actually a dog."
 
2017-06-12 01:45:10 PM  
 So how long until Trump fires him for saying no?
 
2017-06-12 01:45:38 PM  
Fox and Friends is what happens when people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries go on television to shiat all over the floor for other traumatic brain injury victims. It's like an MC Escher drawing of stupid.
 
2017-06-12 01:45:47 PM  
No thread on Cavuto's takedown of Trump?  I am disappoint.
 
2017-06-12 01:46:34 PM  
Why the fark would the Secretary of Defense go on Fox & Friends?
 
2017-06-12 01:47:27 PM  
Fox and Friends are like that drunk table at Applebees, who talk loudly, are rude to the stuff, other customers, complain about it like they are too good to be there, but are always there for the drink specials and order two meals between five people and ask for extra plates.
 
2017-06-12 01:47:33 PM  

foo monkey: Why the fark would the Secretary of Defense go on Fox & Friends?


To defend Trump, of course!
 
2017-06-12 01:47:49 PM  

kbronsito: [img.fark.net image 425x274]He can't go there without having a plan.


Anyone else having trouble doing pics from mobile? I can upload but been unable to do it with the URL for a few days.


I don't feel Mattis would have much trouble killing the F&F crew. Infact, that episode might get some high ratings.
 
2017-06-12 01:48:22 PM  

kbronsito: [img.fark.net image 425x274]He can't go there without having a plan.


Anyone else having trouble doing pics from mobile? I can upload but been unable to do it with the URL for a few days.


I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fark with me, I'll kill you all.

I kind of like that one, but the poor guy bit off more than he can chew this time around. You're with Trump or go fark yourself.
 
2017-06-12 01:48:28 PM  
So far down the line of succession is this guy?
 
2017-06-12 01:52:09 PM  

Soon Right Away: "Why the hell not, Jimmy? It's called Fox and Friends, and you're man's best friend."

"We've been over this, Mr. President: It's a nickname; I'm not actually a dog."


"But dogs are so loyal. Bigly on loyalty. The Loyaltiest".
 
2017-06-12 01:53:57 PM  

Diogenes: Well *I* fear that if he goes there he might reconsider his position on torture.


images.mid-day.com

I've done some bad things in my life, Steve... Things I'm not proud of. I promised someone I love very much that I would never go back to being that person... But for you, I'll make an exception.
 
2017-06-12 01:54:18 PM  

theflatline: Fox and Friends are like that drunk table at Applebees, who talk loudly, are rude to the stuff, other customers, complain about it like they are too good to be there, but are always there for the drink specials and order two meals between five people and ask for extra plates.


I think there's more than one of that drunk table at any given Applebees.
 
2017-06-12 01:56:22 PM  

Subtonic: So far down the line of succession is this guy?


Pence -> Ryan->Hatch->Tillerson ->Mnuchin -> Mad Dog
 
2017-06-12 01:57:15 PM  
Well that demonstrates that he's smart. Which makes me wonder how in the fark he's in the Trump administration. Grave miscalculation on Bannon's part.

I'm honestly surprised Sara Palin isn't the Secretary of Defense.
 
2017-06-12 01:57:56 PM  

shinji3i: kbronsito: [img.fark.net image 425x274]He can't go there without having a plan.


Anyone else having trouble doing pics from mobile? I can upload but been unable to do it with the URL for a few days.

I don't feel Mattis would have much trouble killing the F&F crew. Infact, that episode might get some high ratings.


He still needs to plan it out though. He's probably been too busy for that because these days he's constantly tweaking his plan to wipe out Trump and the cabinet in a single move if it comes down to it. I sleep better at night knowing this.
 
2017-06-12 02:01:27 PM  
I'd turn on Fox to watch him do an interview. Course, they'd have to do it as a pay per view or they would have to censor half of it.
 
2017-06-12 02:07:26 PM  

kbronsito: shinji3i: kbronsito: [img.fark.net image 425x274]He can't go there without having a plan.


Anyone else having trouble doing pics from mobile? I can upload but been unable to do it with the URL for a few days.

I don't feel Mattis would have much trouble killing the F&F crew. Infact, that episode might get some high ratings.

He still needs to plan it out though. He's probably been too busy for that because these days he's constantly tweaking his plan to wipe out Trump and the cabinet in a single move if it comes down to it. I sleep better at night knowing this.


I'm guessing most of his time is spent trying to keep the idiot who was elected president by 62 million farking stupid people from starting a war with China or Iran or North Korea.
 
2017-06-12 02:08:14 PM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2017-06-12 02:08:19 PM  
"No, I'm not going to go and trash my reputation just to bolster yours for about five minutes. What are you going to do, fire me? I'm the only one left that has any integrity. Your base will demand your head on a platter in a month."
 
2017-06-12 02:13:32 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm honestly surprised Sara Palin isn't the Secretary of Defense.


She's definitely qualified.
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-12 02:14:25 PM  

Lando Lincoln: "No, I'm not going to go and trash my reputation just to bolster yours for about five minutes. What are you going to do, fire me? I'm the only one left that has any integrity. Your base will demand your head on a platter in a month."


No, they wouldn't.
 
2017-06-12 02:15:15 PM  
The pitch:
We're creating a show aimed at an audience of just one person. That's our entire demographic. One person.

What is it? Some sort of ridiculously expensive art project?

No. We're trying to take over the world.
 
2017-06-12 02:15:33 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-12 02:24:41 PM  

NewportBarGuy: He might kill someone and I'd be ok with that.


If he does it while on Fox and Friends, I'm sure we would all watch.
 
2017-06-12 02:33:56 PM  

Archidude: foo monkey: Why the fark would the Secretary of Defense go on Fox & Friends?

To defend Trump, of course!


He's the Secretary of Defense, defending Trump is in his job title.
 
2017-06-12 02:35:29 PM  

MBP2112: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Well that demonstrates that he's smart. Which makes me wonder how in the fark he's in the Trump administration. Grave miscalculation on Bannon's part.

I'm honestly surprised Sara Palin isn't the Secretary of Defense.

I've always wondered why Palin doesn't have some kind of gig in the Circus Trumpicus, it's not like they are chock-fulla candidates.  She must have done something to piss His Nibs off bigly


I've always thought it's because she's had her own reality show. All the people Donnie selected were of a lower profile than him. Palin has had her own television show, so she'd be competition.
 
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2017-06-12 02:36:35 PM  
Here's a main reason I trust him. Out of the whole rogues gallery of idiots, he's the only one who's read and studied history. That's it. He's been where Alexander fought in Afghanistan and understood the gravity of it. He knows that not reading history and learning its lessons means people die unnecessarily. He's the only one with perspective big enough to see beyond himself to where he fits in the grand narrative of humanity and can make decisions not rooted exclusively in self-interest and toady-ism.

Trump's grasp on history is. . . tenuous at best

And this is why the humanities are important, kids!
 
2017-06-12 02:39:37 PM  

orangehat: So how long until Trump fires him for saying no?


Totally depends if it's reported on Fox or Breitbart. Otherwise he'll never hear about it.
 
2017-06-12 02:41:29 PM  

MisterBill: MBP2112: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Well that demonstrates that he's smart. Which makes me wonder how in the fark he's in the Trump administration. Grave miscalculation on Bannon's part.

I'm honestly surprised Sara Palin isn't the Secretary of Defense.

I've always wondered why Palin doesn't have some kind of gig in the Circus Trumpicus, it's not like they are chock-fulla candidates.  She must have done something to piss His Nibs off bigly

I've always thought it's because she's had her own reality show. All the people Donnie selected were of a lower profile than him. Palin has had her own television show, so she'd be competition.


Probably.
 
2017-06-12 03:04:05 PM  

neglogon: At the cabinet level, Mattis is the only one that I would consider trustworthy... definitely not one that Fox and Friends could deal with


Which is why it would be fun to see him on there.  But I wouldn't go if I were him either.  Nothing to be gained.
 
2017-06-12 03:11:30 PM  

NutWrench: Get Spice Weasel to go on "Fox and Friends." That's his job.


I heard that in Secretary Mattis' voice, as you probably intended
 
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