Monday, January 08, 2018

Wolff: Bannon is lying.

Wolff explains what Bannon has done and what he's doing to conceal the truth now.

Comments

Classic coming from a guy who admits in his Prologue that a portion of his own book contains "bald faced lies".

Pot meet Kettle.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-08 04:02 PM

You bought a copy then RIGHTOCENTER?

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 04:29 PM

#2 | POSTED BY TOR|

Nah, he'll wait for the talking points from FOX & Friends.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-08 05:28 PM

Didn't need to:

Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing's workings, in a process Wolff describes as "allowing the reader to judge" whether the sources' claims are true.

In other cases, the media columnist said, he did use his "journalistic judgment" and research to arrive at what he describes "a version of events I believe to be true."

Here is the relevant part of the note, from the 10th page of the book's prologue:

"Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.

"Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true."

His words, not mine.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-08 05:52 PM

Classic coming from a guy who admits in his Prologue that a portion of his own book contains "bald faced lies".

Yeah. Except I didn't see the words "bald faced lies' anywhere in the prologue.

From the prologue:

"Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book.

"Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true."

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-08 05:56 PM

Point goes to Donner.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 10:02 PM

Really?

"Baldly untrue" isn't the same thing in which Lefty universe?

Reading comprehension isn't difficult, you should try it some time.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-08 10:19 PM

I can say a person is lying to me at one point and was telling the truth in another.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 10:24 PM

#8

Still makes them untrustworthy.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-08 10:33 PM

I believe to be true."

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-08 05:56 PM
And people "believe " in Unicorns.

#10 | Posted by Federalist at 2018-01-08 10:41 PM

#9 Yes, white house staff are all untrustworthy among many other failings.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-08 11:32 PM

Using a criteria of embarrassment one can be reasonably sure when a Republican zealot working in the white house says Trump has the mental faculties of a child that they're telling the truth.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-08 11:59 PM

#11

I don't disagree, but we are talking about Wolff and Bannon.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-09 12:05 AM

""Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book."

Michael Wolff reports; you decide.

LOL!

#14 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-01-09 02:56 PM

#4
then we can be sure he'll be losing all those lawsuits....

#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-10 12:19 AM

I can say a person is lying to me at one point and was telling the truth in another.
#8 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2018-01-08 10:24 PM | FLAG:

#8
Still makes them untrustworthy.

#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

So, ROC, Trump is untrustworthy. Welcome to reality.

#16 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-01-10 03:38 PM

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