April 24, 2017

"Fire Spicer and hire O'Reilly. It would be the most fun ever."

Surfed wrote in the comments to the post about the Trump interview transcript.

Meade wrote:
I said that very thing just a few days ago. So great minds think alike. A least I've heard they do. I don't know. Maybe great minds don't think alike. But I've heard it. From great scholars. The greatest. So I'm pleased either way.
I can vouch for Meade. He really did say that. About Spicer and O'Reilly. Not about great minds thinking alike. I don't think they do. See?

By the way, recently Trump said: "I’m not firing Sean Spicer. That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in."
Trump even likened Spicer’s daily news briefings to a daytime soap opera, noting proudly that his press secretary attracted nearly as many viewers....

During an intimate lunch recently with a key outside ally in a small West Wing dining room, for instance, Trump repeatedly paused the conversation to make the group watch a particularly combative Spicer briefing....
ADDED: Also in the comments on that other post and before Surfed made his proposal, EDH wrote:
Here's what I propose: Trump hires Bill O'Reilly. They set up a fake "old school" cathode ray tube TV cabinet in the Oval Office. Bill O'Reilly then does The O'Reilly Factor show live in person from inside the hollowed-out TV cabinet while Trump watches the program.

72 comments:

eric said...

I'd rather he hire Ann Coulter or Milo.

Once written, twice... said...

Ann is just now realizing that Trump is a whackadoodle?

traditionalguy said...

The Donald was a wrestler, and as such he admires aggression and quick moves when he sees them. Spicer has a place on this team.

Original Mike said...

I watch a lot of Spicer's press briefings, probably because Fox puts them on. I think he is fine. O'Reilly would be a blast, though.

Michael K said...

Spicer is excellent. O'Reilly would be all about O'Reilly.

traditionalguy said...

The criticism of Spicer is weird. It is like dissing Field Martial Rommel's Blitzkreig for driving the Tanks too fast.

Oh, yeah it is the Trump Resistance that discovered Spicer's German defect.

Original Mike said...

O'Reilly would never have put up with the "Hitler never used chemical weapons" bullshit they dumped on Spicer.

J. Farmer said...

I'd still prefer Laura Ingraham, whose name was briefly bandied about as a potential press secretary pick. Ingraham is fully on board with the nationalist, America First program and could likely articulate it much better than O'Reilly.

Once written, twice... said...

Trump is treating the presidency like a freak show.

But we knew he would. That is why all of his Howard Stern listening fans voted for him. Ann too.

mockturtle said...

I agree Ann Coulter would be interesting. O'Reilly? Can't stand the guy. Spicer is OK and is more in step with, and more knowledgeable about, Trumpian policy.

dreams said...

I like Sean Spicer and Trump continues to be Trump which I like and it's good.

mockturtle said...

J. Farmer, yes! Ingraham would be a better choice.

AprilApple said...

freak show trumps corruption.

Original Mike said...

"Trump is treating the presidency like a freak show."

For example?

Original Mike said...

Yeah, I was rooting for Ingraham.

Paddy O said...

Now that I'm starting to see something in Trump's style, it's interesting to see how much the counterpart is in a lot of his haters hereabouts. Instead of repetitive positive inviting comments about people ("they're great, really great" even when they're not all that great) there's a lot "he's crazy", "he's a nutjob" sort of comments that have no basis in actual truth, but are meant to steer the social/emotional reaction to him.

It's postmodern rhetoric, using language for emotional and social positioning not necessarily direct communication or representational observation.

Once Written is like Trump, is what I'm saying.

Ann Althouse said...

"That is why all of his Howard Stern listening fans voted for him. Ann too."

You talk like Trump. Just say what pops out of your head. Overstate. Make things up. You might be right. See what happens. But he's President and your not.

And you simply have no way to know who I voted for. To act like you do is to show you don't care about getting things right. It's the effect that counts. Trump's YOUR man.

Luke Lea said...

I enjoy Spicer's non-antagonistic style with the press. A fresh contrast to everything else.

WisRich said...

Michael K said...
Spicer is excellent. O'Reilly would be all about O'Reilly.


Yes, although it would be interesting to see O'Reilly talk over every reporter who asks a question.



Rae said...

More open, naked contempt for the press is always welcome. Return it to it's roots as one of the least admired professions.

Once written, twice... said...

Ann, I can talk like Trump because I am just anonymously trolling on the internet. Trump is President.

Do you really not see the difference?

Once written, twice... said...

And given that until today you have refrained from writing critically of Trump, I might not know who you voted for (and I never really will even if you tell me) I do know that you wrote glowingly of him over the past year and a half.

Michael K said...

To act like you do is to show you don't care about getting things right. It's the effect that counts. Trump's YOUR man.

They don't get it, Ann. They think "hillbilly" is a real put down. It's a bit like obscenity. If you use a lot of swear words it makes your argument more important.

Once written doesn't do the obscenity thing but the hillbilly is strong in that one.

Ritmo does the obscenity.

Darrell said...

Freak show? The freaks are the Left. Especially those that think Hillary is President. Or Obama.

CStanley said...

Ok now Paddy 0 at 10:41 and Ann at 10:42 showed that great minds really do think alike...and almost simultaneously!

Ann Althouse said...

"But he's President and your not."

Sorry about the "your."

Ann Althouse said...

Speaking of "great minds"...

Ann Althouse said...

@CStanley

LOL.

Fred said...

Once written, twice..youre not too smart are you? Trump is doing what he was elected to do. Perfect? no. But whatever he is, he is an angel compared to the satanic devil criminal Hillary Clinton is. For sure, Clinton would have been impeached and probably in the first 6 months had she been elected.

Once written, twice... said...

Ann, when did you realize that Trump just "makes things up" and says whatever "pops" into his head knowing it is the effect that counts? If you knew this before today, why did you wait to acknowledge it? What is it about today that Trump being a whackadoodle bothered you enough to blog about it?

Michael K said...

I noticed today that Politico now has an article critical of Obama up. That was unheard of before he left office.

I don't see one written or Inga changing their minds about Trump even a tiny amount because leftism is a religion.

Once written, twice... said...

Ann, if I am so much like Trump as you claim, why haven't you spent the last year and a half writing glowingly of me?

I guess Trump trolling the nation is great fun in your eyes but me trolling your blog is beyond the pale.

Once written, twice... said...

(You have a tag for me by the way.)

exiledonmainstreet said...

Once written, twice... said...
(You have a tag for me by the way.)

My, are you important.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Ann also has tags for "annoyingness," "narcissism" and "things not believed."

Once written, twice... said...

Exile, I'm trolling.

Jack Lifton said...

I note that the first of Bill O'Reilly's podcasts is tonight, Monday, April 24. at 8:00 PM, EST, which is the same time as the first Tucker Carlson at 8:00 PM, EST show on Fox. I suspect Bill is using this as a test of loyalty, but he has forgotten about the ubiquity of recording devices. I will record his podcast and watch Tucker. I think that Bill should change the time of his podcasts in the future. so we can gage Tucker's performance more fairly.

Rick Turley said...

"So great minds think alike."

The retort around our house is....

"Or fools seldom differ."

exiledonmainstreet said...

Once written, twice... said...
Exile, I'm trolling.

Really? I hadn't guessed.

roesch/voltaire said...

I don't think any of the folks mentioned here have great minds, but as long as they get rating we can keep them out of the holocaust centers.

Roughcoat said...

Consider:

I like Sean Spicer and Trump continues to be Trump which I like and it's good.

and:

You talk like Trump. Just say what pops out of your head. Overstate. Make things up. You might be right. See what happens. But he's President and your not.

Discussing Trump seems to be causing people to write like Hemingway. I like it. It good and clear to write that way. It is brave and it is very good.

Roughcoat said...

"It is good and clear"

exiledonmainstreet said...

I can see O'Reilly using the platform to plug his next book about the Murdoch brothers: "Killing Fox."

Danno said...

Ann Althouse said...". Just say what pops out of your head. Overstate. Make things up. You might be right. See what happens. But he's President and your not."

Ann personally delivers the knock-out punch.

J. Farmer said...

@exiledonmainstreet:

I can see O'Reilly using the platform to plug his next book about the Murdoch brothers: "Killing Fox."

Ha. I think he already wrote that book.

surfed said...

As Miki Dora once said - " Salt water kills brain cells". I'm living proof.

FullMoon said...

Danno said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Ann Althouse said...". Just say what pops out of your head. Overstate. Make things up. You might be right. See what happens. But he's President and your not."

Ann personally delivers the knock-out punch.

Nope. Once written's game is to get AA to respond personally. He is the middle child who feels he did not get enough attention from Mom. When AA responds to his nonsense, Once has won his game. Matters not how AA responds, as long as she gives him the personal attention he seeks. Just that simple.

walter said...

traditionalguy said...The Donald was a wrestler, and as such he admires aggression and quick moves..
--
Ah..he also got an award for being tidy.
But yes..I think we saw some of that physical agility when he was "taking down" Ban Carson in that knife fight illustration.

Meade said...

Once written, twice... said...
Exile, I'm trolling.

Hey, nice trolling work, Once twice.
But I'm more interested in your wisdom re DJIA. Still holding your short position?

Once written, twice... said...

Meade, I was trolling.

Though, it does seems like the DJIA has stalled out.

AJ Lynch said...

Even for a week, it would be great to see all the librul heads explode plus the blondes whose careers were helped along by BOR including Kirsetn Powers, Margaret Hoover [two liberals btw tho Hoover claims she is a conservative, Powers is the actual liberal & was more open minded tha Hoover] and Megyn Kelly who was helped along by Brit Hume and BOR.

Once written, twice... said...

Meade, the Dow will be below 20,000 by the midterms elections next year. You can take that to the bank. We could even talk about placing a bet...

AJ Lynch said...

What is the correct term for the places where the Nazis killed millions? Death Camps? Concentration camps? I think either is correct but I was not one those outraged by Spicer saying holocaust center.

And I am curious if the average college student or Antifa member knows the correct term too. I doubt they do.

AJ Lynch said...

I'll bet you $25 Once Written. If I win, I send you the name of a favorite charity of mine and if you win, you send me your favorite charity and I will send you $25 made out to it.

Meade said...

So it turns out you don't actually have any real money of your own invested, short or long, in the market?

Well, as you know, we're not allowed to use this blog to place real money bets. But I'll take your gentleman's bet for now and I'll make my own prediction, that the Dow Jones, on November 6, 2018, will open closer to 22,500 than to your sub 20,000 prediction.

surfed said...

Well I made it to Instapundit. Might have to take my act on the road. No?

Drago said...

Once twice: "Meade, the Dow will be below 20,000 by the midterms elections next year. "

Why not go the "Full Krugman"? We will put that one right next to the lefty -- no more snow during winter!!Eleventy!-- assertion.

The lefties make so many insane predictions no one can keep track!

Michael K said...

Once has won his game."

My impression has been that once written is female.

Original Mike said...

"The lefties make so many insane predictions no one can keep track!"

Case in point, Once has already gone the Full Krugman.

Meade said...

"My impression has been that once written is female."

Perhaps trans.

FullMoon said...

Michael K said...

Once has won his game."

My impression has been that once written is female.

4/24/17, 2:32 PM


We can agree Once is a pussy, amiright?

Meade said...

@surfed,
Weird isn't it? One morning you haven't even had your second cup of coffee, you just toss out a half-baked wisecrack on some lady's blog somewhere, and the next thing you know, all thanks to Instupundit, your entire life has changed.

Once written, twice... said...

I will take your non monetary wage Meade.

Meade said...

"We can agree Once is a pussy, amiright?"

More pussy cat than puppy dog — yes.

Meade said...

"I will take your non monetary wage Meade."

Just like commies everywhere — you offer a wager, they want all your wages.

Original Mike said...

I was quoted on Instapundit once for a comment here. Didn't change my life.

surfed said...

@Meade - Hammer to nail. Now if you'll pardon me I'll just slink back to the utter obscurity I briefly energed from. And none tne the worse for wear.

Once written, twice... said...

Oops, sorry Meade. I did mean wager. I would not want your "non-monetary wage." Does Ann make you wear one of those French maid costumes when you clean her house?

Meade said...

"I was quoted on Instapundit once for a comment here. Didn't change my life."

Patience. It will.

exiledonmainstreet said...


"I was quoted on Instapundit once for a comment here. Didn't change my life."

So was I. It was earth-shattering, but I didn't let it make me too full of myself or anything.

I maintained the same demure and self-effacing manner when addressing all the inferior people who never got quoted by Instapundit that I always had.

Original Mike said...

"Patience. It will."

Two chances out of three it would be for the worse.

I'm good.

walter said...

Nah..happened to me...under different name on insta.
TTR assures me I'm nobody.