August 15, 2017

Scaramucci on the Colbert Show.

Worth a watch:



Most interesting thing: He comes right out and calls Steve Bannon a leaker and says if it were up to him Bannon would be gone.

Colbert is kind of annoying for 2 reasons: 1. He's straining too hard to get Scaramucci to do what makes comedians love him while at the same time trying to step on all of Scaramucci's jokes and claim all punchlines for himself, and 2. The audience over-screams with laughter any time Colbert gets off any kind of line, which really spoils the experience for me, watching at home. I want to decide what's funny, not have a bunch of sycophants continually informing me which of 2 men in a man-to-man interview they're rooting for.

I liked the way the band played the "Scaramouche, Scaramouche" section of "Bohemian Rhapsody" as Scaramucci walked on. The song choice is the complete opposite of surprising but I liked the way they played it. Just a cool variation on an old theme.

Oh, wait. There's a Part 2, after the break...



ADDED: Scaramucci doesn't know if Bannon is a white supremacist, but he doesn't like Bannon's toleration of white supremacists.

66 comments:

LilyBart said...

He also called Preibus a leaker and was apparently wrong.

This guy has a problem with this mouth.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I want to decide what's funny, not have a bunch of sycophants continually informing me which of 2 men in a man-to-man interview they're rooting for.


Why these late night shows are Air America for late night TV. It's democrat party TV.

rehajm said...

I want to decide what's funny, not have a bunch of sycophants continually informing me which of 2 men in a man-to-man interview they're rooting for

But that's Colbert's whole shtick.

Bob Boyd said...

"This guy has a problem with this mouth."

He has his own cock in it for starters.

rhhardin said...

I liked Colbert, say the Kennedy School of Goverment visit, in that he seemed to expose the idiocy of the left through their touchy spots.

That he thought he was ridiculing the right by being over the top rightist didn't come through at all.

The imposition on the left was the comic element.

john said...

Is he shorter than John Stewart?

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EDH said...

Trump is good to be rid of this guy.

The obvious answer to Colbert's persistent question was that for Trump to decry the views expressed by the permitted demonstrators was to carry water for the media narrative that they were exclusively responsible for the violence.

Trump later decried their views based on his personal opposition to those views, not as it relates to the genesis of the violence, which had many causes, including the in pari delicto of the two warring factions and the deliberate indifference of the local political establishment.

traditionalguy said...

The issue du jour is control over the White Guilt used to swing white voters for 60 years.

The players all manipulate using that tool and want that tool to keep its political clout. Bannon, like Breitbart did it, uses a confrontation method to expose the players use of actors and Hollywood scripts. That makes Bannon into the Drug Sniffing Dog in the White House.Every player wants to see him eliminated ASAP.

Bob Ellison said...

Listen to the sheep at 5:30.

These are zealots. That's the big problem. The Mooch is not a big problem. He's just some guy. The sheep are the problem. They get in line.

Bob Boyd said...

If you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, Bannon must be doing something right.

Bob Ellison said...

YouTube is scrubbing this, deleting it. Interesting.

Bay Area Guy said...

No, I won't do the fandango - and stop calling me Scaramouche!

Ralph L said...

The audience over-screams with laughter any time Colbert gets off any kind of line, which really spoils the experience for me
Politics aside, the show is unwatchable. He tries too hard, and it's a live laugh track.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Why these late night shows are Air America for late night TV. It's democrat party TV."

Democrats need to be told if they can laugh or not. They certainly don't want to laugh at something and then find out it's non-PC.

Remember when the audience cheered when Colbert told them Trump fired Comey? They hadn't yet been instructed that it was a bad thing to do because everything Trump does is bad. Colbert was pained by their reaction.

William said...

Some people like fame, even more than money or power. Scaramucci is good looking and self confident enough to think that he can come out ahead in a sit down with Colbert. Maybe Scaramucci got what he wanted out of his time in the White House. He's now a celebrity.......If Scaramucci was telling that reporter all those things in what he thought was an off the record context, wasn't he in fact leaking information to that reporter.

Mattman26 said...

I hoped to watch the whole thing, but Colbert lost me on the first question: "Nazis . . . good or bad?"

Fuck him and the horse he rode in on.

William said...

I wonder if the Scalise shooter was a Colbert fan?

Bill Owens said...

Modern-moment confirmation bias: when you realize you originally hired the wrong person, mere moments after you fired him, while watching him on a talk show dumping on your org/gov/ngo.

Matthew Sablan said...

My initial impression that he was a bad hire continues to be confirmed.

chickelit said...

The Mooch reminds me of a Sicilian mobster and I don't appreciate that. Too much hit man.

roesch/voltaire said...

The Mooch has courage to appear especially after that long monolog on how quickly the Tweeter In Chief lets everyone know what he hates except when it comes to Nazis. I enjoyed the back and forth and the Mooch struck me as honest and straight forward about what happened-- really he is better than a carton milk and I think he was spilled out too soon.

Ralph L said...

Obviously, the MSM and uniparty are trying to hang "violence from many sides" around Trump's neck like they successfully hung Katrina around W's. I hope Trump won't let them, but he missed a chance to call out the antifa/anarchists yesterday.

eric said...

I cant bring myself to watch a show like that. Too painful.

Unknown said...

BREAKING NEWS: South Korean leader says nuclear crisis must "absolutely be solved peacefully;" US military action requires Seoul's consent. (Reuters)

Ooops. Trump's decision to start a Nuclear War or start a Race War to improve his poll numbers is now down to one option.

Oh, wait. Venezuela. Ok, back to two options. Phew!

Clayton Hennesey said...

He looks like an obnoxious precocious kid in a suit.

Big Mike said...

We tolerate neo-Nazis, white supremists, and Ta-Nehisi Coates as long as they abide by our laws because we are, make that we used to be a country where the rule of law is paramount. If the neo-Nazis start breaking windows on stores owned by Jews, or any windows at all, then they should and would be arrested and made to stand trial. If Bannon gets it and "the Mooch" does not, then good that the Mooch is not mooching off the Trump administration anymore.

Lyle said...

How can you completely not tolerate your fellow Americans? Segregation?

Darrell said...

Unknown/Inga is an ass--whether or not she identifies as "Democrat."

rehajm said...

...make that we used to be a country where the rule of law is paramount

Now that laws mean whatever we want them to mean that rule of law stuff isn't what is used to be.

Unknown said...

BREAKING NEWS: Trump tweets "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!"

This is after the CEO's of Merck, Intel and Under Armour resigned from the Council yesterday. In addition to many other CEO's who've resigned over the past months.

There is literally a mile long of CEO's gagging to be on Trump's Manufacturing Council. NOT!

Darcy said...

The "don't know if he's a white supremacist" is effectively calling Bannon a racist/white supremacist. Completely changed my opinion of Scaramucci. Ugh.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Insufficient denunciation of enemies of the Party--everything old is new again.

Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago:

A district Party conference was under way in Moscow Province. It was presided over by a new secretary of the District Party Committee, replacing one recently arrested. At the conclusion of the conference, a tribute to Comrade Stalin was called for. Of course, everyone stood up (just as everyone had leaped to his feet during the conference at every mention of his name). The small hall echoed with “stormy applause, rising to an ovation.” For three minutes, four minutes, five minutes, the “stormy applause, rising to an ovation” continued. But palms were getting sore and raised arms were already aching. And the older people were panting from exhaustion. It was becoming insufferably silly even to those who really adored Stalin. However, who would dare be the first to stop? The secretary of the District Party Committee could have done it. He was standing on the platform, and it was he who had just called for the ovation. But he was a newcomer. He had taken the place of a man who’d been arrested. He was afraid! After all, NKVD men were standing in the hall applauding and watching to see who quit first! And in that obscure, small hall, unknown to the Leader, the applause went on—six, seven, eight minutes! They were done for! Their goose was cooked! They couldn’t stop now till they collapsed with heart attacks! At the rear of the hall, which was crowded, they could of course cheat a bit, clap less frequently, less vigorously, not so eagerly—but up there with the presidium where everyone could see them? The director of the local paper factory, an independent and strong-minded man, stood with the presidium. Aware of all the falsity and all the impossibility of the situation, he still kept on applauding! Nine minutes! Ten! In anguish he watched the secretary of the District Party Committee, but the latter dared not stop. Insanity! To the last man! With make-believe enthusiasm on their faces, looking at each other with faint hope, the district leaders were just going to go on and on applauding till they fell where they stood, till they were carried out of the hall on stretchers! And even then those who were left would not falter. . . . Then after eleven minutes, the director of the paper factory assumed a businesslike expression and sat down in his seat. And, oh, a miracle took place! Where had the universal, uninhibited, indescribable enthusiasm gone? To a man, everyone else stopped dead and sat down. They had been saved! The squirrel had been smart enough to jump off his revolving wheel.

That, however, was how they discovered who the independent people were. And that was how they went about eliminating them. That same night the factory director was arrested. They easily pasted ten years on him on the pretext of something quite different. But after he had signed Form 206, the final document of the interrogation, his interrogator reminded him: “Don’t ever be the first to stop applauding!”

Matthew Sablan said...

"BREAKING NEWS: South Korean leader says nuclear crisis must "absolutely be solved peacefully;" US military action requires Seoul's consent. (Reuters)"

-- This has nothing to do with this topic, but, since we're bringing it up. You do know that North Korea has conceded and withdrew the threat to bomb Guam, right? The situation was, for now, resolved peacefully.

Here's what Yahoo Finance has, which looks like the direct stream from Reuters, for context:

"South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea could create conditions for dialogue by stopping additional nuclear and missile tests.

Moon in a speech Tuesday also said resolving the North Korean threat could begin with freezing its nuclear weapons program.

Tensions have increased as North Korea advanced toward being able to hit the mainland United States with a nuclear-armed missile. Its state media described in detail Tuesday its plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam. But it also reported that leader Kim Jong Un would watch U.S. conduct before giving his orders for the test. That appeared to signal a path to defuse the crisis.

Moon says that his government shares a view with Washington that the purpose of strong sanctions and pressure against North Korea is to draw Pyongyang to negotiations."

"The South Korean president says the North Korean nuclear crisis must "absolutely be solved peacefully" and there can be no U.S. military moves without South Korean consent.

Moon Jae-in, a liberal who favors engagement with the North, delivered a nationally televised speech Tuesday on the anniversary of the end of World War II and the Korean Peninsula's liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

North Korea has said its military presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam. But its comments appeared to signal a path to defuse the crisis by saying Kim would watch U.S. conduct before giving his orders.

Moon said his South Korean government "will put everything on the line to prevent another war in the Korean Peninsula." He says the "North Korean nuclear program should absolutely be solved peacefully, and the (South Korean) government and the U.S. government don't have a different position on this.""

----

So, please stop chopping up quotes, taking them out of context and deliberately spinning them. Moon is saying exactly what Trump said: They don't want a war, and that North Korea should freeze its nuclear weapons and that the United States and South Korea are in agreement.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Lyle said...How can you completely not tolerate your fellow Americans? Segregation?

Exile or liquidation, comrade. That's following total social ostracization, of course--they can't be allowed to have jobs, or friends, etc. We're getting a little tired of just waiting for them to die off, so measures...must be taken.

n.n said...

Judge a person by the content of their character. Both color supremacists ("one-child") and [class] diversitists ("selective-child") are execrable creatures.

YoungHegelian said...

That Scaramucci would show up on Colbert so soon after being fired demonstrates beyond any doubt that Trump was right to fire him.

Brando said...

I miss the Mooch. Bring him back!

Breezy said...

I couldn't watch more than a couple minutes. The statement obsession is silly season news.

Brando said...

"He also called Preibus a leaker and was apparently wrong."

How do you know he was wrong? Frankly it's likely the whole bunch of them are leaking--Kushner, Bannon, Preibus, etc. The only question is who they're leaking to and what they're leaking.

JPS said...

Matthew Sablan, 10:53:

Good points. Also, amid the hubbub a lot of people missed that statement from China, which I think was absolutely key: If we preempt North Korea or try to remove KJU, they will take it as a personal matter. And if North Korea initiates hostilities with us, they're on their own.

The first half was known and obvious and a big part of why we proceed carefully. The second is new, and significant, and may well have been the goal of the stepped-up harsh language in the last week or so.

As usual when Trump succeeds while attention is directed elsewhere, I am unsure whether it was a plan all along, or sound instincts behind the bluster and the bullshit.

exiledonmainstreet said...

" You do know that North Korea has conceded and withdrew the threat to bomb Guam, right? The situation was, for now, resolved peacefully."

As I said, Inga cuts and pastes quite selectively. Well, deceptively, actually.

Nobody's fooled.

Achilles said...

" You do know that North Korea has conceded and withdrew the threat to bomb Guam, right? The situation was, for now, resolved peacefully."

Inga is too stupid to argue in good faith.

Mac McConnell said...

The CEO of Under Armour resigned from the Manufacturing Council!
That's laughable, Under Armour produces over 70% of their product overseas according to their own website. http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/UARM/4999169117x0x935517/77D3743D-0C9A-48F7-ABBC-5667715A3BB1/Strategic_and_Specialty_Vendors_Supply_Chain_List_March_2017.pdf

Under Armour does produce USA Made bespoke made to measure products for high profile celebrities, athletes and professional teams in Maryland, you know shit you can't buy.

stlcdr said...

A lot of people seem to get their news from so-called comedy shows. I would hazard a guess that most of them are on the left side of the aisle. As noted, the sheep cling together, and the comedians gather their flock.

Its hard to find a comedy show which isn't politi-centric. Maybe it isn't: I gave up looking along time ago (in Internet years).

Bay Area Guy said...

@HoodlumDoodlum,

Very nice cite to Gulag. I read that years ago, but you refreshed my recollection. How truly evil the Soviets were.

Probably, modern day liberals, let alone, Antifa fanatics, have never even heard of Solzhenitsyn

Mac McConnell said...

The best Colbert show was election night as Trump rat fucked him and Hillary.

Sebastian said...

"I want to decide what's funny, not have a bunch of sycophants continually informing me" That's very sensible of you, and there may even be a few moderately cruelly neutral midwesterners left who share the sentiment, but this is the United States. Sorry.

Unknown said...

BREAKING NEWS: Shortly after Trump's tweet Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, also said he would drop out of the council. Paul, head of the group that aims to promote American manufacturing, said, "it's the right thing for me to do." (CNBC)

That line of CEO's gagging to join Trump's Manufacturing Council just keeps getting longer. NOT!

n.n said...

Losing the Chinese dumping ground would be a great setback for the Green industry, and other Democratic interests who profit from environmental and labor arbitrage.

n.n said...

‘France gets the oil & Italy gets the boats!’ Italian MPs FURIOUS at EU double standards

Italy is grappling with an influx, with UN figures revealing more than 94,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean into the nation so far this year.

And more than 2,300 have died while trying to attempt the perilous crossing.


Obama's trail of tears, but also every other anti-nativist who advocated for elective wars and immigration reform for redistributive change, democratic leverage, and welfare profits.

ESM said...

It's annoying that the Mooch couldn't answer the question of why Trump failed to single out the white supremacists the first time. Trump blamed all sides because he knows that Antifa is as violent (or more violent) than the white supremacists and probably started the trouble. He is acutely aware of this because Antifa has been attacking pro-Trump supporters (and not only white supremacists) at pro-Trump rallies for over a year now.

It is unfortunate that Trump isn't articulate enough to make that point. If he had called out both white supremacists and Antifa in the same sentence, I don't think the mainstream media would have gotten nearly as much traction with their criticism.

Char Char Binks said...

I can't be bothered to watch the vid. Scar is a semi-famous former public figure, so who cares? And isn't this at least the second time "professional comedian" Colbert went with the obvious and hack "Bohemian Rhapsody" "joke" with the Mooch, something a random FB poster couldn't have done the first day they heard of him without blushing?

"The audience over-screams with laughter any time Colbert gets off any kind of line"

My problem with Colbert, whom I used to enjoy, and with John Stewart. Their "comedy" has been reduced to applause breaks for bashing conservatives. An applause break is deadly for comedy -- it's the audience's way of saying, "I can't quite bring myself to laugh at your pathetic joke, but you're ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, Trump (or Scott Walker, or Lindsey Graham, or whoever) really is stupid and deplorable, and we're the good people, on the right side of history!".

Char Char Binks said...

And over-screaming a laugh is simply a way to disguise an applause break.

exiledonmainstreet said...
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exiledonmainstreet said...

Russians repeatedly tried to set up meetings with the Trump campaign and were rebuffed. Or, Inga proven to be a liar and fool once again.



"A young aide on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign attempted several times to set up a meeting between Trump and "Russian leadership," including President Vladimir Putin, according to internal campaign emails.
Three days after George Papadopoulos was named one of Trump's foreign policy advisers in March 2016, he sent an email to seven other campaign officials with the subject line, "Meeting with Russian Leadership -- Including Putin," the Washington Post reports.

Papadopoulos was a volunteer for the campaign and had very little foreign policy experience. He had been in the Model U.N. program in college, from which he graduated in 2009.

"Senior Trump campaign officials were uncomfortable with Papadopoulos' March email, which offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump."

Sam Clovis, a campaign co-chairman, said that he wanted NATO allies to be consulted with first, while another Trump adviser, retired Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, said that such contacts could pose multiple legal issues, for potentially violating the Logan Act and American sanctions against Russia. Then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also against having Trump meet with Russian officials."

Jim at said...

All you need to know about Colbert and his baying bunch of sheep in the audience?

Recall when he announced Trump had fired James Comey. The sheep cheered.
Until he told them firing Comey was now a bad thing.

Idiots. The lot of them.

Jim at said...

"Ooops. Trump's decision to start a Nuclear War or start a Race War to improve his poll numbers is now down to one option."

Good lord, you're suck a hack.

Last week you were shrieking about THE END OF THE WORLD! and mushroom clouds all over the Korean peninsula.

Now, the Norks back down, Trump's bluster worked and you're bitching about Venezuela.

I cannot possibly imagine the miserable life you live. Fortunately, you deserve it.

Feste said...

A leaker on a leaker. Wrap them all in full body Velcro Depends and throw their toothless, gumless (or is is Guamless?) political corpses on the gum wall in Seattle for Laslo icecreamingly to film.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Last week you were shrieking about THE END OF THE WORLD! and mushroom clouds all over the Korean peninsula.

Now, the Norks back down, Trump's bluster worked and you're bitching about Venezuela."

The poor dear doesn't remember what she says from one week to the next.

"I cannot possibly imagine the miserable life you live. Fortunately, you deserve it."

Word.

Unknown said...

Walmart chastises Trump.

https://us3.walmartone.com/pages/stories-and-news/articles/a-message-from-doug/

A Message From Doug

Respect for the individual is one of our core beliefs at Walmart. And the role we play in communities around the country to build a more diverse and inclusive society is more critical than ever as the tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend painfully reminded us. Our prayers are with the victims and their families.

As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists. His remarks today were a step in the right direction and we need that clarity and consistency in the future.

Our country is facing some very difficult issues that require our elected officials, business leaders and community-based organizations to work together. Representing a company with the largest and one of the most diverse groups of associates in the U.S., and an even more diverse customer base of tens of millions of customers, we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together. I will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of our associates and customers, and urge our elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.

Thank you for representing Walmart and our values today -- and every day.

Darcy said...

Alright, Walmart. Good to know.

William Chadwick said...

You know the reigning Commissar of Late Night Agitprop wouldn't have Mooch or any other Republican on unless he could somehow be used by the "liberal" Hive to score points against other Reoublicans.

Bob said...

It appears Scaramucci has found a way to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of discriminating libs!

chickelit said...

Bob said...It appears Scaramucci has found a way to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of discriminating libs!

They love his hair! They love his wife! And they love hedgefund guys because he reminds them of Mr. Big from SATC.

Even though he's Mr. Short.