But seriously, folks … even conservatives on social media have been trying to get the media to take a hint: Donald Trump is going to screw up bigly somewhere along the line, so for the sake of credibility, maybe hold back just a little bit until he does? Hold something in reserve?

Or, just keep going for scorched earth.

The Hill passed along a report by CNN that Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, will set up an office in the White House that is usually reserved for the first lady; Melania Trump plans to live in New York City until son Barron finishes the school year.

That sounded innocent enough to us, but Julia Ioffe, a columnist at Foreign Policy, instead presented it as an either/or scenario that was anything but innocent.

Good answer.

Considering Trump hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet, this is just going to get worse, isn’t it? We honestly don’t know how, and we don’t want to find out. Again, “real news” outlets allegedly pay this person to write about politics.

Stay classy out there.

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A swing and a miss …

So … “everyone” who read that story in The Hill was thinking about incest, but it’s Trump’s fault that Ioffe came out and said it? Who wants to tell Billy Bush his phrasing was just indelicate and he can have his job back?

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It looks like Ioffe was planning on taking her talents to The Atlantic anyway, so Politico has gone ahead and “accelerated the close” of her contributor contract.


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