October 25, 2016

Jennifer Rubin was on my radar already yesterday, when she sent this truly remarkable Tweet:


She also engages in other bizarre fantasies regarding a restoration of the Republican Party post-Trump, like the belief that the Party is just a "child" that needs to "grow up."

And she joins Bill Kristol and other beltway GOP trough eaters in wishing the media would ignore Trump and let them cash in on both siderism in peace!

And then she went on The Factor.

Media Matters has the transcript, and their segment gets off to a very rough start:

BILL O'REILLY (HOST): So, thanks for coming on, but you know you're entirely wrong about this. Your own newspaper posted a headline that said, "the O'Reilly-Trump interviews are the best Trump interviews." Did you miss that? Did you miss that?

JENNIFER RUBIN: No, my criticism is really that you actually are in the spin zone. It's presented as a news program, or a pseudo-news program, and instead, it's a lot of parroting what Trump is saying to you.

And from that point on it's a completely un-fair fight. O'Reilly and his producers have video clips of him saying mean things about Trump, whereas Rubin has a very un-telegenic sheet of paper with a list of instances where O'Reilly was Trump's sweet little lap dog.

And BillO charged that Rubin was "ill-prepared for this." Of course she was, Bill, because she can't tell YOUR producer to put up clips that make you look bad.

Not a fair fight. So Rubin ended it:

RUBIN: You know what I'll do, Bill? I'll put them up at my website, and people can judge for themselves.

O'REILLY: Go ahead, and you know how many people are going to come to your website? Zero, because you're not an honest analysis person, you're not.

I guess Bill O'Reilly doesn't realize that Jennifer Rubin's "website" is The Washington Post. Not that most of the time I think Jennifer Rubin shouldn't have that platform, but when Conservative Mommy and Conservative Daddy are fighting and Mommy has had it with Donald Trump, you have to take Mom's side, don't you?

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