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2020-08-05 9:32:24 AM  

thurstonxhowell: She thinks women shouldn't have power, and, to be fair, the woman she knows best absolutely shouldn't.


she's eventually going to become Pam Geller who is the right wing equivalent of Mary Kay Letourneau, someone so crazy her ex husband and children from that marraige went no contact.
 
2020-08-05 9:33:03 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Either these Forrest Gump-level lucky (enough to find themselves surrounded by important people while ALSO avoiding consequences for breaking the law) idiots are too incompetent to order coffee, or every single conspiracy theory has been exposed as farking impossible.

// like, did The New Conservatism just think those things could happen, and the conspiracy would self-reinforce?
// like, you make the bombastic "Liz Warren is a sex fiend! I have proof!" claim, and then think just by virtue of having made the claim, it'll stand against the slightest breeze of scrutiny?
// I get it, conservatives are easily duped into believing the things they already believe; but how in the world did they think "The Liberal Media" was going to play along (especially if all you have a note signed by "Epstein's mother")?


They believe that #MeToo is proof that someone only has to make a claim against a conservative and it is treated as gospel, so they think that their accusations MUST be given equal acceptance or it is hypocrisy.

I just hope in this case they at least bought her Subway like when they kidnapped Buttigieg's accuser and stole his phone too last year.
 
2020-08-05 9:34:12 AM  

chipaku: Astorix: What it boils down to is they want to be queen shiat and knock out the competition.

That's all of conservative ideology in a nutshell.


I love the fact that when she was busted and lost her sergeants stripes she whines and tries to play the victim, claiming thst someone "stole" her phone to write all these hateful tweets.

Gurl you ain't shiat.
 
2020-08-05 9:35:06 AM  

FlashHarry: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Have to be a member to read it - can someone copypasta bitte?

You don't have to be a member to read it. I'm not a member, and I was able to access the entire article.


It was trying to make me pay for some reason.
 
2020-08-05 9:35:58 AM  

pueblonative: "Corrigan, who is/was apparently dating Wohl, "


Is there some sort of fetish among women for shined up douchenozzles that live with their parents?

Corrigan's appointment at USAID has been under fire for months over anti-gay tweets she made in 2019 and 2020, including accusing the United States of being a "homo-empire" devoted to a "tyrannical LGBT agenda," tweeting that "female empowerment is a civilizational calamity," and advocating for the creation of a "Christian patriarchy."


She's a hardcore sub who isn't self-aware enough to get on Fetlife and find a partner who would empower her not abuse her.
 
2020-08-05 9:36:20 AM  
I cannot understand the existential pain that reporters and their editors must feel in preparing a story about these clowns.

How can you write more than this:

FlashHarry: How are these farkers not in prison?

 
2020-08-05 9:39:27 AM  

no1curr: Why is this pissant still getting attention?


Why is he allowed to leave California while on bail?
 
2020-08-05 9:42:12 AM  

Cake Hunter: That was a goddamn mess.


I know. Who the fark wrote that garbage? They never explained where all of these statements were made. Were they all made from her supposedly compromised phone, or did she make some public statements not on her phone? Jesus, that writing was all over the farking place.

Of course, in the end, it doesn't matter, because we all know that the answer is that Wohl is a complete moron anyway.
 
2020-08-05 9:42:38 AM  

GregInIndy: Wohl will eventually end up in prison and/or sued into a life of eternal poverty.

He is literally too stupid to avoid it.


He's going to be found apparently beaten to death in a lavatory, with only a single door which was bolted from the inside at the time.

After speaking to everyone who knew Jacob the coroner will eventually conclude that he tried to tie his shoelace and it went badly.
 
2020-08-05 9:47:52 AM  

pueblonative: "Corrigan, who is/was apparently dating Wohl, "


Is there some sort of fetish among women for shined up douchenozzles that live with their parents?


So that'swhat  I've been doing wrong!
 
2020-08-05 9:50:35 AM  
Toby, come quick!  Jacob's getting his ass kicked by a girl!

Ginger, get the popcorn!
 
2020-08-05 9:52:43 AM  
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2020-08-05 9:53:52 AM  

OldRod: SuburbanCowboy: [Fark user image 575x369]

POTUS 46?  So, Joe Biden?

Some of these people are such idiots.  They think Trump will be both the 45th and 46th president if he gets reelected  /facepalm


No. No. No.

She thinks Trump will be elected for a second turn and that Carlson will be #46 in 2024.

In other words, she's delusional.

Also, considering the recent allegations, that picture with Carlson is creepy.
 
2020-08-05 9:55:20 AM  
So a woman who thought dating Jacob Wohl was a smart idea was in charge of our Federal Aid department, and was also on the outs with the department because she thought hiring a guy who uses the n-word in text messages would be a bad look for the agency?

I don't know what's worse, that someone dumb enough to date Wohl was in charge of any federal department, or that she might've actually been the smartest one there by not wanting to hire Kashauv.
 
2020-08-05 9:58:25 AM  

GregInIndy: Wohl will eventually end up in prison and/or sued into a life of eternal poverty.

He is literally too stupid to avoid it.


I admire your optimism, but I think we both know that he will simply fail upwards, until in 2060, President Kanye West pardons him for egregious campaign fraud, and he poses his skinny, wrinkly, muscle-less body for the cameras to show off the Donald Trump tattoo between his protruding shoulderblades.
 
2020-08-05 10:01:06 AM  

no1curr: Why is this pissant still getting attention?


A better question is why isn't he in jail yet?
 
2020-08-05 10:11:32 AM  
Jacob Wohl is the gift that keeps on giving. Like having a birthday and christmas rolled into one. And it goes on 365 days a year.
 
2020-08-05 10:13:28 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Either these Forrest Gump-level lucky (enough to find themselves surrounded by important people while ALSO avoiding consequences for breaking the law) idiots are too incompetent to order coffee, or every single conspiracy theory has been exposed as farking impossible.

// like, did The New Conservatism just think those things could happen, and the conspiracy would self-reinforce?
// like, you make the bombastic "Liz Warren is a sex fiend! I have proof!" claim, and then think just by virtue of having made the claim, it'll stand against the slightest breeze of scrutiny?
// I get it, conservatives are easily duped into believing the things they already believe; but how in the world did they think "The Liberal Media" was going to play along (especially if all you have a note signed by "Epstein's mother")?


Go Cougars!
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/ rowr!
 
2020-08-05 10:14:06 AM  
If you pay attention, she clearly says that her phone wasn't hacked or stolen: she let someone "take" it from her and tweet on it despite her misgivings.

This ain't "Ocean's 11", lady, it's "Dude, Where's my Car?"
 
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2020-08-05 10:15:13 AM  
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Looks like the Dick Tracy character Flattop
 
2020-08-05 10:20:42 AM  

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A thing, with stuff, written by a person.

That's about all I got out of that shiatshow. It's writing on par with a Jacob Wohl press conference.
 
2020-08-05 10:26:13 AM  
The appearance of Wohl and Burkman usually signals the end of an episode in our real life reality show. Lots of cliffhangers this time.
 
2020-08-05 10:27:40 AM  
Wohl is dating Corrigan? I'd have thought Brent had better taste than that.

/IYKYK
 
2020-08-05 10:41:36 AM  

hissatsu: no1curr: Why is this pissant still getting attention?

A better question is why isn't he in jail yet?


A better better question is why isn't he buried in a hole in the Nevada desert yet?
 
2020-08-05 10:44:32 AM  
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Well well, Mr Wohl has Sanpaku eyes!

According to Chinese/Japanese medical face reading, when the white part of the eye, known as the sclera, is visible beneath the iris, it represents physical imbalance in the body and is claimed to be present in alcoholics, drug addicts and people who over-consume sugar or grain.

/he has the look of a man who thinks he's attractive
 
2020-08-05 10:49:56 AM  
Has Andy Kaufman appeared there as Elvis yet?
 
2020-08-05 11:02:51 AM  

The Cab Guy: Jacob Wohl.

The man who would be Roger Stone, except he doesn't have a fraction of the intelligence, connections, wit, or charm of the Nixonback Gorilla..

Just think. In 2032, Jacob will be eligible to run for President!


Less charm than Roger Stone..?

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/ not saying you're wrong, but bloody hell!
 
2020-08-05 11:03:45 AM  

Ringshadow: [Fark user image image 850x478]

Well well, Mr Wohl has Sanpaku eyes!

According to Chinese/Japanese medical face reading, when the white part of the eye, known as the sclera, is visible beneath the iris, it represents physical imbalance in the body and is claimed to be present in alcoholics, drug addicts and people who over-consume sugar or grain.

/he has the look of a man who thinks he's attractive


He has the look of a mook who James Bond demands information from right before the big bad's elite henchman finishes the job and bolts.
 
2020-08-05 11:07:30 AM  
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2020-08-05 11:45:24 AM  

thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]


What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?
 
2020-08-05 11:53:56 AM  

thorpe: "Corrigan, who is/was apparently dating Wohl, "


"Poor judgement" doesn't sdem strong enough to cover this...
 
2020-08-05 11:56:00 AM  

danny_kay: hotrod2001: How is Wohl not in prison? Or at
The very least dealing with several defamation suits?

Right?
Why doesn't Corrigan go to the police with all this device-stealing and abuse and so forth??


Because she's "dating" the guy who stole her gear and sent the tweets.
 
2020-08-05 12:07:14 PM  

Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?


That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.
 
2020-08-05 12:12:17 PM  
This is the Agency for International Development. They should be talking about food parcels, not arse spraying mayhem. What is this, the shiatting forecast?

Wait, I'm sorry, I'm in the wrong comedy. Reality is more of a nightmare.
 
2020-08-05 12:17:15 PM  
I still think this may wind up being some mad Andy Kaufman-esque performance art piece. I mean I hope it is, because it's quite brilliant if that turns out to be true.
 
2020-08-05 12:18:03 PM  

jayphat: This is the Agency for International Development. They should be talking about food parcels, not arse spraying mayhem. What is this, the shiatting forecast?

Wait, I'm sorry, I'm in the wrong comedy. Reality is more of a nightmare.


That Axios interview could have worked equally well on The Thick of It or Veep.  It sounded exactly like Iannucci scripted it out.
 
2020-08-05 12:22:47 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Have to be a member to read it - can someone copypasta bitte?


This May Be The Most Absurd, Trumpian Drama Ever
SERIOUSLY THIS TIME, WTF?
Accusations of stalking, prostitution, and racism are merely the appetizer. The main course features Jacob Wohl and claims of falsified tweets and stolen phones.
Will Sommer
UpdatedAug. 05, 20208:02AM ET/PublishedAug. 05, 20204:34AM ET
  The federal agency primarily responsible for the distribution of foreign aid has been roiled in recent days by the most Trumpian of dramas, one involving an anti-LGBT political appointee, blundering conservative operative Jacob Wohl, accusations of stalking, prostitution, and the potential hiring of a young conservative with past racist writings.
The chaos seemed set to crest with a slap-dash press conference scheduled for this Thursday. But within a day of the presser's announcement, the main protagonist was apparently recanting her accusations and insinuating that Wohl had stolen her phone and signed into her Twitter account to send the offending messages that set off the fireworks that got her fired.
  The setting of the entire mess was the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an agency known largely as a bit of a backwater when it comes to the government's foreign policy apparatus, but one with a $16.8 billion foreign aid budget. On Monday a political appointee and deputy White House liaison there, Merritt Corrigan, took to Twitter to accuse her employer of "anti-Christian" bias.
  Corrigan's appointment at USAID has been under fire for months over anti-gay tweets she made in 2019 and 2020, including accusing the United States of being a "homo-empire" devoted to a "tyrannical LGBT agenda," tweeting that "female empowerment is a civilizational calamity," and advocating for the creation of a "Christian patriarchy." But on Monday, her targets were both USAID itself and House Foreign Relations Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY), whom she accused of soliciting prostitutes. As Corrigan's initial tweets went up, she claimed USAID gave her a 3 p.m. deadline to resign or be fired. When the deadline passed, Corrigan said she was fired.
On its own, the episode was bizarre. But then it got much weirder.
Corrigan, who is/was apparently dating Wohl, announced that she'd be appearing Thursday in front of Wohl associate Jack Burkman's Northern Virginia house-a site that has previously hosted farcical attempts to smear Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) with lurid sexual allegations. There, she would further denounce USAID, accuse a Politico reporter who covered her resignation of stalking her, and demand that Engel debate her and Burkman. In a press release announcing the press conference, Burkman and Wohl claimed that Wohl, who is currently facing two felony charges related to security sales in California, had "been working behind the scenes with Corrigan for months."    Engel's office did not return a request for comment. And, perhaps, for good reason. The accusations have no proof or merit, and as the story unfolded it became increasingly difficult to get a read on where the truth actually began and the innuendo and smears ended.
On Tuesday afternoon, Corrigan deleted her tweets attacking USAID and stopped responding to messages from The Daily Beast. Wohl claimed in an interview Tuesday that a coterie of Trumpworld personalities had convinced Corrigan to backtrack on her claims. And Burkman claimed that Corrigan had "buyer's remorse" after sending her tweets.
"Somebody does something and then they regret it," Burkman said.
But later in the day, a conduit sent a statement from Corrigan herself that was darker in implication. Corrigan now claimed she'd become the pawn of individuals who had attempted to "ruin" her.
  "I would like to apologize," it read. "Especially to the people who have been affected or hurt by the messages sent from my Twitter account, and the claims made in my name over the past 24 hours. I did NOT send these messages, and while I vehemently protested about them being sent in my name, my devices were not in my control. I see now that I was part of an abusive scheme and I was used to attack people that have nothing to do with me.
  "I will not be participating in any press conferences as claimed in my name, and will have nothing to do with individuals who forced me to hand over my devices so they could control me and the output in my name. Due to naivete and inexperience, I became involved with people who abused my trust, conned me, and claimed they were working in my interest. I became powerless in a situation, and I deeply regret not reaching out to people who knew better, or could help me."
Corrigan is far from the first Wohl associate to bail on one of his press conferences. But she does appear to be the first to have formally held such a high post at a government agency. And her drama illustrates the degree to which the once-staid USAID has become a stomping grounds for a twisted, absurdist circus involving Trumpian figures who despise one another and are notorious for trying to conduct botched operations against their political foes.
  Prior to the apparent change of course, Corrigan had also made one other noteworthy assertion-that USAID was set to hire yet another controversial political appointment: conservative personality Kyle Kashuv, whose admission to Harvard was revoked last year over racist remarks he made in high school.
  Kashuv, a survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, rose to fame on the right in the aftermath of the shooting as a conservative counterweight to pro-gun control  Parkland students. Kashuv's opposition to the gun control measures pushed by his classmates earned him a visit to the White House, and a position at conservative campus group Turning Point USA. Along the way, Kashuv antagonized Wohl and some of his right-wing associates for actions like criticizing anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer for wearing a Nazi-era Jewish star to protest her Twitter ban.
But Kashuv's star on the right imploded in May 2019, when he was exposed by a fellow classmate for writing racist messages and Google Doc notes. In one text message, Kashuv complained that a classmate dated "ni**erjocks." In the aftermath of the reporting on Kashuv's remarks, Harvard revoked Kashuv's admission to its undergraduate class.
  Corrigan claims Kashuv has been offered a political appointment to be a special assistant to USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, after initially being considered for a congressional liaison position. That job offer, she adds, was one point of disagreement with her fellow USAID officials that ultimately led to her speaking out against the agency.
  "I don't believe that he's a real conservative, and his prior media was going to bring a lot of negativity to USAID," Corrigan told The Daily Beast.
The Daily Beast wasn't able to confirm that Kashuv has been offered a position at USAID, but did obtain a document dated July 31 purporting to be an offer letter from USAID, offering Kashuv a position with roughly $50,000 annual salary as an assistant to Glick, pending a security clearance. The purported offer letter to Kashuv listed the phone number of a USAID employee. When a reporter for The Daily Beast called the number, the woman who answered identified herself as a USAID employee but refused to answer questions about the letter.
  "I'm sorry, I can't answer your call," the woman said, before hanging up.
  USAID declined repeated requests to comment on whether the agency had offered Kashuv a position, but a spokesperson said USAID would investigate "any complaints of anti-Christian bias" made by Corrigan.
Kashuv didn't respond to multiple requests for comment. Glick, who called Kashuv a "rockstar" in a May tweet, also didn't respond to requests for comment.
End.
 
2020-08-05 12:26:20 PM  
That wohl is walking free with all his teeth still intact is proof of how farked this country is.
 
2020-08-05 12:44:10 PM  
Wohl and co should be in jail.

This woman should be in therapy.

The media need to stop giving him air time.
 
2020-08-05 12:59:06 PM  

Ishkur: Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?

That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.


ooooh, that biatch... Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?

She had some other publicity stunt, too, IIRC.

Yeah, biatch is farking insane. No arguments there... Probably no coincidence that her last name is so close to being 'Loony'.
 
2020-08-05 1:19:30 PM  

Mikey1969: Ishkur: Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?

That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.

ooooh, that biatch... Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?

She had some other publicity stunt, too, IIRC.

Yeah, biatch is farking insane. No arguments there... Probably no coincidence that her last name is so close to being 'Loony'.


What was hilarious about that was she chained herself to only one half of the double doors and didn't being a key, thinking they would call the cops and get her kicked off the property and arrested. When the cops did come Twitter said "nah, let her stay" and he had farked herself. She brought no food or water, had no plan to get herself unchained, and was constantly heckled by passerby's.
 
2020-08-05 1:23:05 PM  

Mikey1969: Ishkur: Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?

That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.

ooooh, that biatch... Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?

She had some other publicity stunt, too, IIRC.

Yeah, biatch is farking insane. No arguments there... Probably no coincidence that her last name is so close to being 'Loony'.


Hey, now.  Don't be so quick to mock someone's name.  Most folks don't get to choose.

I happen to be personal friends with Andrew and Kristen Looney, the creators of Looney Labs, and they are delightful people.

A little eccentric, perhaps, but lovely people and their game systems (Fluxx, and Looney Pyramids among them) are things of genius.   I play at their Game Night every week, where I was involved in the playtesting of many of their latest releases!
 
2020-08-05 1:30:06 PM  

Deucednuisance: Mikey1969: Ishkur: Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?

That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.

ooooh, that biatch... Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?

She had some other publicity stunt, too, IIRC.

Yeah, biatch is farking insane. No arguments there... Probably no coincidence that her last name is so close to being 'Loony'.

Hey, now.  Don't be so quick to mock someone's name.  Most folks don't get to choose.

I happen to be personal friends with Andrew and Kristen Looney, the creators of Looney Labs, and they are delightful people.

A little eccentric, perhaps, but lovely people and their game systems (Fluxx, and Looney Pyramids among them) are things of genius.   I play at their Game Night every week, where I was involved in the playtesting of many of their latest releases!


Yes, but they aren't insane, to match their names, while Laura Loomer obviously is, is what I'm saying here. I've known people with the last name Glasscock, and AFAIK, they didn't have penises made from glass. But Laura deserves that association for sure.
 
2020-08-05 1:35:34 PM  

jayphat: Mikey1969: Ishkur: Mikey1969: thorpe: [pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

What is that? She's got a folder in her hand. Is it supposed to be important, or is this just a picture of these two dweebs together?

That's Laura Loomer.

She's nuttier than squirrel shiat.

ooooh, that biatch... Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?

She had some other publicity stunt, too, IIRC.

Yeah, biatch is farking insane. No arguments there... Probably no coincidence that her last name is so close to being 'Loony'.

What was hilarious about that was she chained herself to only one half of the double doors and didn't being a key, thinking they would call the cops and get her kicked off the property and arrested. When the cops did come Twitter said "nah, let her stay" and he had farked herself. She brought no food or water, had no plan to get herself unchained, and was constantly heckled by passerby's.


That's farking hilarious. i didn't know about all of those details. What a dumb freaking woman.
 
2020-08-05 1:40:47 PM  

Mikey1969: Isn't she the one who chained herself to the door at Twitter HQ for some dumb reason?


And had to be rescued by the police because she threw her key away and had to pee really bad after Twitter refused to file charges against her.
 
2020-08-05 2:02:20 PM  

Pope Larry II: I have cats that could pull off a better political hit job.

These two asshats have plumbed new depths of incompetence. Have any of their schemes worked out, or at least not backfired on them?


Nope.  This guy is the Sideshow Bob of the Right.

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2020-08-05 2:59:07 PM  

jayphat: What was hilarious about that was she chained herself to only one half of the double doors and didn't being a key, thinking they would call the cops and get her kicked off the property and arrested. When the cops did come Twitter said "nah, let her stay" and he had farked herself. She brought no food or water, had no plan to get herself unchained, and was constantly heckled by passerby's.


And swore she'd never leave. After several hours of people heckling her, Twitter saying "let her stay", and Twitter employees using the other door to walk in and out right past her she had to ask the cops to cut her chain so she could go pee.
 
2020-08-05 3:45:25 PM  
What the actual fark is wrong with 2020?
 
2020-08-05 5:13:49 PM  

i state your name: What the actual fark is wrong with 2020?


Some people got famous for being famous and taking gullible peoples' money.

Now everybody wants a piece of the action.

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