For those of us who navigate through ideological waters to the left of Breitbart News, the word from new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci makes our skin shiver.
Scaramucci praised Brietbart editor Matt Boyle for “capturing the spirit of what is going on in the country.”
Sure thing, Mr. Communications Director. If you’re a right-wing fanatic who hangs on the words spewed by Breitbart, the outfit once run by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser who used Breitbart to promote views seen by many Americans as anti-Semitic and anti-minority in its tone.
How might conservatives react if a president would sing the praises of a far left-wing organ? How would GOP watchdogs like to hear a progressive communications director speak well of the work done by The Nation, to cite one example? It would go over like a f**t in a spacesuit.
Scaramucci is setting a frightening tone as he takes over as White House communications chief. He will report directly to the president and not White House chief of staff Reince Priebus; indeed, custom dictates that the chief of staff has oversight on the message coming from the White House.
Not with Scaramucci. He’s getting his marching orders director from the tweeter in chief.
Do you feel better now? I … um … didn’t think so.