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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller famously used the adjective "cosmopolitan" to insult CNN's Jim Acosta during an exchange in the White House briefing room last week, implying that the journalist somehow bore an air of swampy elitism. But wait, what's that expression about people in glass houses? It turns out that Miller calls home a nearly $1 million condo in CityCenter, one of Washington's poshest addresses and a complex that proudly offers residents an upscale, urbane lifestyle. ... Which would make Miller ... well, pretty cosmopolitan, in a city that is arguably among the most cosmopolitan in the world.

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Miller bought the two-bedroom CityCenter condo in 2014 for $973,000, according to property records. The unit comes with a hefty condo fee of nearly $1,800 a month. At the time, he was a 28-year-old Senate staffer with a $129,000 salary -- not too shabby for a public servant. He plopped down a half-million dollars toward the purchase price, according to records.

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Is this really what WashPo has been reduced to?

Embarrassing.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 04:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Is this really what WashPo has been reduced to?

Ironic that it's owned by the world's richest cosmopolitan. Talk about glass houses...

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-08 04:17 PM | Reply


@#1 Is this really what WashPo has been reduced to?

It is what the White House has sunk to.


Embarrassing.

Yup.

Poll: Majority finds Trump 'embarrassing'
thehill.com

 

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-08-08 04:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

All journalists should refer to him as 'Cosmo' from now on.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-08-08 04:34 PM | Reply

The Ugly History of Stephen Miller's ‘Cosmopolitan' Epithet

It's a term that's seldom been heard in American political discourse. But to supporters of the Miller-Bannon worldview, it was a cause for celebration. Breitbart, where Steve Bannon reigned before becoming Trump's chief political strategist, trumpeted Miller's "evisceration" of Acosta and put the term in its headline.

So did white nationalist Richard Spencer, who hailed Miller's dust-up with Acosta as "a triumph."

Why does it matter? Because it reflects a central premise of one key element of President Donald Trump's constituency -- a premise with a dark past and an unsettling present.

www.politico.com

Of course, people who use these memes, or defend others who do, are either ignorant of their history, as in the SWJ insult, or they are just willing to repeat that history.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 04:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

It just shows how butthurt the elite journalists in the beltway are. After 8 years of chumming it up with their hero, Obama, they have to deal with an administration that is willing to call those snot-nosed elitists out. There is nothing elitists hate more than being accurately described.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-08 04:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

-an administration that is willing to

...use racist dog whistles whenever possible. Your post could have been by Richard Spencer after all, who was also quite please with it.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 05:04 PM | Reply

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#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 05:05 PM | Reply

Cosmopolitan = Not a white supremacist.

So he's not cosmo.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-08-08 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess snot nosed cosmopolitan is better than dirty Jew. It can be applied to any competent person you disagree with.
Sieg Heil!

#10 | Posted by bored at 2017-08-08 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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It just shows how butthurt the elite journalists in the beltway are. After 8 years of chumming it up with their hero, Obama, they have to deal with an administration that is willing to call those snot-nosed elitists out. There is nothing elitists hate more than being accurately described.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

The irony of this statement coming from a Trump supporter should be lost on no one.

Go back to complaining about how unfairly Trump is portrayed.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-08-08 05:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nulli FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY COOKFISH, NEWSWORTHY BY RIGHTOCENTER

Those rwingers gots to stick together.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 05:12 PM | Reply

It just shows how butthurt the elite journalists in the beltway are. After 8 years of chumming it up with their hero, Obama, they have to deal with an administration that is willing to call those snot-nosed elitists out. There is nothing elitists hate more than being accurately described.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

With how much you people bit** and whine, I'm just going to start embracing the fact the we liberals are your elites.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-08 05:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Those rwingers gots to stick together.

#12 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-08-08 05:12 PM

It's pathetic how the Flagmeister checks the flags on a constant basis, it's almost as if he is craving attention and is woefully insecure.

That being said, there is nothing Corky hates more than being accurately described.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 05:25 PM | Reply

The media aristocracy will just have to be content with drowning their sorrows at Georgetown Will's cocktail parties. Every day they expose themselves as DNC activists masquerading as journalists. Jim Acosta probably cries himself to sleep at night not having Felonia Von Pantsuit as his leader.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-08 05:37 PM | Reply

- described.

Caricature is all you have. It's all you ever have. It's almost as if you've never made a real argument about anything here, ever... oh, wait, you haven't.

Nulli associating himself with the worst rwing nutjobs on the site is newsworthy, considering his former liberal views.

#16 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 05:37 PM | Reply

- The media aristocracy

Hilarious. We have Nulli's Dear Leader openly setting up State Run Media with Trump TV in this country, following the methods of his hero, Putin, and undermining the 5th Estate with State Controlled Fake Alt News... and he has Nulli to lend him a helping hand.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 05:41 PM | Reply

Don't understand how their brains work. If everyone in the media is an elite except for those on Fox News, why are those on Fox NOT elite?

And why in hell would they choose to watch the B Team? They must think those on Fox are just like them and make about $50k and wanna go have a drink together.

#18 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-08-08 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

Dude, how quickly you and others forget. Obama's relationship with the press or this one from WaPo

Now sit down and shut up about Obama and the press. I for one remember VERY clearly what a rocky relationship he had with the press. Of course he wasn't a bumbling idiot with a team of bumbling idiots around him either so it didn't come off the way this disaster is.

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-08-08 05:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's pathetic how the Flagmeister checks the flags on a constant basis

#14 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

It is pathetic that you think it is difficult to click "recently flagged" and hit CTRL+F.

But what do I know? I don't have difficulty with trivial tasks like conservatives do, so I guess I just don't relate.

#20 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-08 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--It is pathetic that you think it is difficult to click "recently flagged" and hit CTRL+F.

What's pathetic is not having any argument other than who flagged who.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-08 06:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It is pathetic that you think it is difficult to click "recently flagged" and hit CTRL+F.

Once again, completely missing the point, but since you seem to be Corky's new lapdog that isn't surprising in the least.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's almost as if you've never made a real argument about anything here, ever... oh, wait, you haven't.

Says the King of linking to articles that he posted weeks before as if that proves, well, anything.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 06:16 PM | Reply

#21

Ignores actual arguments on an hourly basis. Like #17 for one example of many.

#23

Is truly and genuinely highly ignorable. I'll have to try it more often

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 06:21 PM | Reply

Is truly and genuinely highly ignorable. I'll have to try it more often

Please do, people will enjoy that more than your constant ad hominum and deflection.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 06:26 PM | Reply

#25

Says someone who has yet to make a single argument on this thread, yet has posted several times.

Must be the old psychological projection thingy.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 06:30 PM | Reply

#26

See post #1.

That's all that needed to be said.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-08-08 07:13 PM | Reply

AC/DC--"Who Flagged Who"

#28 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-08-08 07:14 PM | Reply

It just shows how butthurt the elite journalists in the beltway are. After 8 years of chumming it up with their hero, Obama, they have to deal with an administration that is willing to call those snot-nosed elitists out. There is nothing elitists hate more than being accurately described.

LOL Nulli throwing around the word elitist and butthurt in the same post.

For a guy who's only MO is 'he/she sucks...they're an idiot...you're an idiot...I've read all the best books and seen all the best movies and have all the best philosophies', he's either a. an elitist or b. butthurt.

What's the matta, nulli? Did those damned elitists not recognize how brilliant you are?

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2017-08-08 08:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

and he has Nulli to lend him a helping hand.

#17 | Posted by Corky

I've begun to wonder if Nulli is Steve Bannon.

#30 | Posted by jpw at 2017-08-08 08:24 PM | Reply

--I've read all the best books and seen all the best movies and have all the best philosophies'

Did I mention that I'm currently watching the greatest Japanese film makers--Yasujiro Ozu, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, etc? lol

#31 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-08 08:53 PM | Reply

-See post #1.

Ah yes, I forget that to you caricature is argument. My bad.

#30

Bannon is only a hero of Nulli's.

As you can see from #31, this is Nulli:

www.youtube.com

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 09:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is this really what WashPo has been reduced to?

Embarrassing.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter

Yeah they've been REDUCED TO breakthrough reporting on the unprecedented russian scandal, while real news outlets like fox and breitbart pretend it doesn't exist.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-08-09 11:18 AM | Reply

It just shows how butthurt the elite journalists in the beltway are. After 8 years of chumming it up with their hero, Obama, they have to deal with an administration that is willing to call those snot-nosed elitists out. There is nothing elitists hate more than being accurately described.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

You've gone full moron.

You're taking the side and perspective of the worlds most famous liar, who's also an idiotic man child.

Good choice.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-08-09 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What is wrong with being elite? If I am hiring for a job I want the elite. Please tell me of a single hiring manager that would pass up elite talent for lesser skilled talent.

Imagine the NFL without any elite quarterbacks. or google without any elite programmers. How about NASCAR without elite engine builders?

If you are hiring a professor to educate our youth why would you pass up an elite professor in favor of someone who was just average?

We hear the right wing talking about a meritocracy but then when someone merits alite standing they spit on them.

What Gives Trumfluffers?

#35 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-08-09 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

$35;

Just as they are stupid enough to think "social justice warrior", "cosmopolitan", and "liberal" are insults, they think "elitist" is too. Not surprising considering how much offense they take to the euphemism; "deplorable".

#36 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-09 01:19 PM | Reply

Yeah I've never understood the whole SJW as an insult thing. Does that mean they prefer INJUSTICE and are proud of it?

I don't understand why the pursuit of justice is a bad thing.

We just need to keep calling them SIWs Social INJUSTICE warriors in response every time.

I'm proud to be a liberal Elite GLobalist pro-regulation Social Justice Warrior

#37 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-08-09 05:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Taken form the 1st page of the "Karl Rove playbook", blame your political enemies what you and or your political party are guilty of.

#38 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-08-09 07:31 PM | Reply

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