Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

By Post Editorial Board:

We see one truly solid takeaway from the story of the day: Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot.

In the heat of your father's presidential campaign, a bozo British publicist e-mails you to set up a sitdown with a "Russian government attorney" promising "documents and information" to "incriminate Hillary" courtesy of the "Crown prosecutor of Russia" as "part of" the Russian government's "support" for dad -- and you eagerly take the meeting.

"If it's what you say I love it," wrote Junior. As if the government of former KGB spymaster Vladimir Putin would do anything so clumsy. (Our former colleague Kyle Smith put it nicely: "Don Jr. is why Nigerian e-mail scammers keep trying their luck.")

Oh, and someone was so careless with the e-mail trail that it all wound up being fed to The New York Times, for days of headlines that (at best) undermine President Trump's agenda as both health and tax reform hang in the balance in Congress.

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Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. As were Junior's shifting, incomplete accounts of the meeting under days of Times questioning.

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For the biggest media supporters of Cheetolini to take this tack is stunning.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-11 09:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

One of the greatest bits I have ever heard is John Mulaney's take on the NY Post:

The New York Post is my favorite newspaper. I think it's great, I read it every day. I like reading the New York Post because reading the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they're trying to give you the gist.

It's like, you'd get the same amount of information if you grabbed someone on the street and you were like, "WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?" and they're like, "There's a perv in Queens!"

Or rather, it's like someone read a better newspaper and now they're trying to text you everything they can remember. Doesn't have to be right, just has to be short.

#2 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-11 09:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I hire the best people.
- Idiot in chief

#3 | Posted by bored at 2017-07-11 10:16 PM | Reply

I hire the best people. My own family.
-- Idiot in Chief

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-07-11 10:30 PM | Reply

For the biggest media supporters of Cheetolini to take this tack is stunning.

Here's a different take on the NY Post article:

John Schindler @20committee

Desperate, last-ditch effort to save POTUS.

It won't work.

Translation: IOW, Don Jr isn't a criminal or a traitor (and by extension neither is his father); he's just stupid.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-11 10:36 PM | Reply

The Post is a tabloid idiot, several actually, always has been. Choosing stupid over criminal is just making excuses for Trump. Besides, the two things, especially with these guys, are not mutually exclusive.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-11 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

To Corky's point, from the article:

What it clearly was, was criminally stupid.

#7 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-11 11:11 PM | Reply

That's still saying it's just very stupid. It is, but there's a good chance it's also a real crime or three.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-11 11:13 PM | Reply

As Donnie Really Little Hands points out, opposition research isn't a crime, but getting that research from a foreign intelligence agency sure is.

What a maroon.

#9 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-11 11:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

Just goes to show, you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family.

#10 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-11 11:21 PM | Reply

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Does this mean it will henceforth be known as the "failing New York Post"?

#11 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-12 11:52 AM | Reply

As Donnie Really Little Hands points out, opposition research isn't a crime, but getting that research from a foreign intelligence agency sure is.

What a maroon.

#9 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer

Are they as small as yours?

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-07-12 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You lefties are the masters of name calling because you have NO facts.

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-07-12 06:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sniper, you degenerate vacuum cleaner bag, you haven't seen verbal abuse yet, you callipygian, rhinoceros-eating, triangle of auscultation listening, tongue depressor.

#14 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-07-12 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are they as small as yours?

#12 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2017-07-12 06:12 PM

Depends if he can palm a Basketball...I can, can you?

#15 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-07-12 07:27 PM | Reply

Like Trump, Snippy is limited to palming a golf ball. But he does it very well.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-12 07:29 PM | Reply

Sniper, you degenerate vacuum cleaner bag, you haven't seen verbal abuse yet, you callipygian, rhinoceros-eating, triangle of auscultation listening, tongue depressor.

#14 | Posted by madscientist

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now there is a solid argument.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-07-13 04:26 PM | Reply

>>You lefties are the masters of name calling because you have NO facts.

I have no facts.

So I will continue to hone my craft,
You milk-livered, unmuzzled, flap-mouthed hill of flesh!

#18 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2017-07-13 04:48 PM | Reply

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