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(Slate)   "This is the leakiest White House I've ever covered"   ( slate.com) divider line
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2017-07-03 02:58:00 AM  
That's what the real story is! Reporters!

//god these farkers are full of themselves
 
2017-07-03 02:58:11 AM  
Man, can't we stop talking about the pee pee tapes already? It's getting very silly indeed.
 
2017-07-03 03:07:07 AM  
The New York Times' Maggie Haberman explains why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters.

Because the president is a childish megalomaniac who has hired people who want to destroy the departments they run?
 
2017-07-03 03:13:33 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Man, can't we stop talking about the pee pee tapes already? It's getting very silly indeed.


"Winning" was a code word for golden showers.

You don't want to know what emails meant.
 
2017-07-03 05:56:42 AM  
Donnie Two Scoops needs to just start his own 140-character social media platform and call it Tinkler.
 
2017-07-03 07:16:08 AM  
Phrasing. Is it no longer important?
 
2017-07-03 07:16:26 AM  

moothemagiccow: That's what the real story is! Reporters!

//god these farkers are full of themselves


This seems like a legitimate story to me.
 
2017-07-03 07:18:09 AM  

fusillade762: The New York Times' Maggie Haberman explains why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters.

Because the president is a childish megalomaniac who has hired people who want to destroy the departments they run?


And the rest of the staff is whispering 'Rescue me.... please...'
 
2017-07-03 07:18:40 AM  
It's not a leak. It's a shower.

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-03 07:19:04 AM  
The Tangerine Caligula should change his adult diapers more often
 
2017-07-03 07:21:25 AM  
ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com
Does not agree...

Too obscure?
 
2017-07-03 07:22:01 AM  
Yeah, I think that therapists ... therapists? Sorry. I think reporters are often therapists for-
That's an interesting slip, Maggie. That's an interesting slip.

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-03 07:23:08 AM  
If your boss hates you, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate your boss, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate the information you're given, you're more likely to leak information.

This really isn't rocket science.
 
2017-07-03 07:33:00 AM  

Krieghund: It's not a leak. It's a shower.

[img.fark.net image 850x566]


God damn it. I used to enjoy golden showers (well, clear and well hydrated ones) but now I associate Trump with them and it ruins the mood.

Thanks, Trump.
 
2017-07-03 07:35:21 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: [ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com image 577x559]
Does not agree...

Too obscure?


Is that Trump's Grampa's skull under his right hand?
 
2017-07-03 07:36:29 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: If your boss hates you, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate your boss, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate the information you're given, you're more likely to leak information.

This really isn't rocket science.


That's a good thing, too, since science is something that this administration simply won't tolerate.
 
2017-07-03 07:36:56 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: If your boss hates you, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate your boss, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate the information you're given, you're more likely to leak information.

This really isn't rocket science.


If there is a crapload of juicy gossip, it's gonna get spread.
 
2017-07-03 07:47:03 AM  
Just be glad Santorum isn't coming out
 
2017-07-03 07:48:44 AM  

Summoner101: Just be glad Santorum isn't coming out


I'm sure that'll happen soon enough.
 
2017-07-03 07:49:01 AM  
Well, Melania did just move in. Who do you think taught Donny Two Scoops how to play Human Toilet?
 
2017-07-03 07:49:13 AM  
In normal times, the press conference is one spokesman and many reporters.  In Two Scoops, it's one reporter and multiple spokesmen.  Loyalty oaths are also a feature which promote leaking.
 
2017-07-03 07:49:14 AM  
The solution? Depends.
 
2017-07-03 07:52:52 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: If your boss hates you, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate your boss, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate the information you're given, you're more likely to leak information.

This really isn't rocket science.


And anyone who would remain loyal to the president isn't literate enough to read even a simple office memo. Quite the staffing conundrum.
 
2017-07-03 08:09:28 AM  
It almost seems like most of the people working in the White House don't respect the President. Odd.
 
2017-07-03 08:09:40 AM  
This is an especially good article since Trump can't say she's part of the fake media.

Citation
 
2017-07-03 08:17:34 AM  
Goddamn, Slate that's a transcript of two over-caffeinated Brooklyn mommies (sorry Isaac) at yoga class where the interviewer is leading the intervieee around by her nipple rings.

Much fluff.
 
2017-07-03 08:17:56 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: If your boss hates you, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate your boss, you're more likely to leak information.
If you hate the information you're given, you're more likely to leak information.

This really isn't rocket science.


But she offers another reason: to get a reality check from reporters.

This is a staff that has never run so much as a city library, and now they're in the Superbowl of executive governance. I doubt any of them in the past even took much interest in the minutiae of government and policy. You could get a bunch of Congressional interns with better institutional knowledge.

So they're afraid of rolling out something that will become instantly ridiculed, as being laughed at is (again, from the interview) Trump's obsession.

Thus, they run it by the press. Which makes sense. It also shows that when you elect "not a politician" the press becomes eben more important to the process.
 
2017-07-03 08:25:04 AM  

bark_atda_moon: Yeah, I think that therapists ... therapists? Sorry. I think reporters are often therapists for-
That's an interesting slip, Maggie. That's an interesting slip.

[img.fark.net image 457x330]


media.giphy.com
 
2017-07-03 08:26:20 AM  

LL316: This is an especially good article since Trump can't say she's part of the fake media.

Citation


Hahaha like he's never turned on anyone before. And he's already called The NYTimes fake news plenty of times.
 
2017-07-03 08:33:49 AM  
That is what happens when the people who elected him aren't qualified to work in the white house and the people who are qualified to work in the white house don't respect him.
 
2017-07-03 08:35:32 AM  
I'll bet it was leakier before the renovations
 
2017-07-03 08:48:13 AM  
OK the end part with the Carrie comparison scared me.
 
2017-07-03 08:54:10 AM  
Maggie Haberman is a great follow on Twitter. I can't recommend her enough. @maggieNYT

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT
 
2017-07-03 08:55:00 AM  
REVILED DOPE SUPRISED PEOPLE TATTLE ON HIM

Vulgar friendless douchebag reacts badly to leaks


Hideous bloated dummy threatens staff shakeup
 
2017-07-03 08:56:36 AM  
I think it's also that the White House is filled with people that care more about their image in the media than they care about each other or about their agenda. And how do you shape your image in the media? By leaking.
 
2017-07-03 09:05:01 AM  

lindalouwho: LL316: This is an especially good article since Trump can't say she's part of the fake media.

Citation

Hahaha like he's never turned on anyone before. And he's already called The NYTimes fake news plenty of times.


Oh, I'm quite certain Trump has never turned anyone on before.  That's why he only gets it paid for.
 
2017-07-03 09:10:19 AM  

Carth: That is what happens when the people who elected him aren't qualified to work in the white house


Um... err... that would be most people in general, including most of the people who voted against him. This is a large part of the point of representative democracy, as opposed to direct rule by plebiscite. What did you mean?
 
2017-07-03 09:20:23 AM  

LL316: lindalouwho: LL316: This is an especially good article since Trump can't say she's part of the fake media.

Citation

Hahaha like he's never turned on anyone before. And he's already called The NYTimes fake news plenty of times.

Oh, I'm quite certain Trump has never turned anyone on before.  That's why he only gets it paid for.


I hate you for putting that image in my brain, damnit.

/but well played
 
2017-07-03 09:27:28 AM  

Millennium: Carth: That is what happens when the people who elected him aren't qualified to work in the white house

Um... err... that would be most people in general, including most of the people who voted against him. This is a large part of the point of representative democracy, as opposed to direct rule by plebiscite. What did you mean?


That the lack of educated trump supporters is hurting his ability to fill mid and low level white house vacancies. It has been well documented that counties that supported Trump were some of the least educated in the country: whereas those that voted against him were the most educated.

This lack of educated Trump supporters becomes a huge problem when you look at the DMV area which went overwhelmingly for Non-Trump candidates int he primaries and Clinton in the general election. This left Trump with the unenviable position of trying to find smart, highly educated people willing to work in his DC area for under $70k a year. This level staffer generally take the job for one of two reasons. 1) they believe in the president and the causes he supports. or 2) they think it will look good on a resume.

I've had the chance to talk to people who would normally fill those positions in a republican white house (people with 3-5 years experience at AEI, heritages etc) and the consensus has been universal. "No farking way am I working for this administration". The people who would normally be in the first group oppose trade policies and/or don't think he understands their pet issue, while the people int he second group think having trump administration staffer on their resume will be a liability.

This group passing on the opening means he is left with the decision of either hiring people who are qualified but don't care about his administration/policies (and will leak shiat they disagree with) or hiring people who aren't qualified but are loyal to trump. The fact he managed to fark up even more and hire from both groups has resulted in constant infighting and hilarious bar stories if you hang out at old ebbit grill at 6-7pm on a Friday.
 
2017-07-03 09:38:28 AM  
"Leakiest"?

Maybe Donnie needs to take a page from Tricky Dick and hire some "plumbers".
 
2017-07-03 09:43:55 AM  
Urine trouble, lady.
 
2017-07-03 09:47:04 AM  
I'm pretty convinced many White House staffers are just using the press as a means for free therapy sessions.
 
2017-07-03 09:48:21 AM  
I suspect that loyalty is the biggest factor.

Trump demands 100% loyalty from everyone, but even a moran has got to realize that he'll throw you under the bus in a New York minute to protect his own hide.

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-03 09:53:04 AM  

Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Goddamn, Slate that's a transcript of two over-caffeinated Brooklyn mommies (sorry Isaac) at yoga class where the interviewer is leading the intervieee around by her nipple rings.

Much fluff.


/thatsmyfetish.gif
 
2017-07-03 09:53:48 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I suspect that loyalty is the biggest factor.

Trump demands 100% loyalty from everyone, but even a moran has got to realize that he'll throw you under the bus in a New York minute to protect his own hide.

[img.fark.net image 529x275]


In all fairness he overcame that unfortunate moment to rise as TV's greatest president.
 
2017-07-03 09:55:13 AM  

LarryDan43: It almost seems like most of the people working in the White House don't respect the President. Odd.


Very odd, considering we voted Trump in based on the idea we'd finally have respect and dignity back in the WH>
 
2017-07-03 10:13:11 AM  
Well at Trumps age the prostate really starts acting up.  It is to be expected.
 
2017-07-03 10:14:52 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: [ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com image 577x559]
Does not agree...

Too obscure?


Nothing is obscure on FARK.
 
2017-07-03 10:43:28 AM  
why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters

Because they hate Trump.  And that's because he takes delight in humiliating people and he's done it to each of them "so they know their place".
 
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