Today’s lunchtime links include a battle between Washington Post and Breitbart over the Roy Moore underage dating story.
Wells was asked about Corfman’s motivations for going public. “It wasn’t done for politics, you know,” Wells replied. “It was done for personal reasons. And it wouldn’t have been done if the reporters hadn’t contacted my daughter.”
Asked about the timing of The Post interview and why 38 years after the alleged incident her daughter decided to speak out weeks before the election, Wells replied: “She was contacted by the reporter. That’s why.”
Both Politico and Axios this morning spent *a lot* of their morning blasts slamming Breitbart report on WaPo’s activism in Moore accuser case. None of them are asking the important question: How did WaPo know to call Corfman in the first place?
More unnamed ‘sources’ fueling stories on Russia.
Key quote via ABC’s reported “source”:
“George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation.”
More Lunchtime Links
What Media Bias?
Dispatches from the Sexual Harassment Avalanche.
Empty seats at NFL games.
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 12, 2017
Biden on running in 2020.
Key quote: “We gotta turn this ship around,” Biden said of the country. “And I’d much prefer to be helping someone turn it around than being the guy trying to turn it around.”
Biden will be close to 80 years old in 2020.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
And here’s SNL attempting to mock the Democrats. The part about the statues is funny, but it’s less funny as the skit is reality, not parody.