ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST …
Matt Zimmerman is out at NBC News. Zimmerman was fired amid allegations of inappropriate conduct and sexual harassment by two women at the news division. Matt Zimmerman was the senior VP of booking, news and entertainment and worked with NBC since at least 2004 and primarily handled bookings on “Today” and other NBC News programs. One has to wonder if there will be anyone left in the news rooms after the purge.
Matt Zimmerman, a veteran of NBC News, has been fired amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with two women at the news division.
“We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU, which violated company policy. As a result, he has been dismissed,” an NBC News spokesperson said Tuesday in a statement.
Sources say the allegations were recently brought to the attention of human resources. At issue were multiple relationships with women who were junior to Zimmerman and, in at least one case, a direct report, said one source. NBC News policy stipulates that such relationships must be disclosed to human resources. Zimmerman, who was a senior VP at NBC News, is a veteran of The Today Show and in 2014 was elevated to lead a streamlined NBC News booking department.
THAT WAS QUICK, BUT THERE WAS NO OTHER CHOICE … HOWEVER, MOOCH MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
After just 10 days as Communications director, President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from the position. But really was there any other choice after Scaramucci went on his rant? His firing was appropriate to his misguided rant to he media. That being said, one has to say that maybe, just maybe Scaramucci accomplished exactly what he was put there to do. It included the the exits of press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus. The fact that the ultimate insider and establishment politician Reince Priebus is gone, is a good thing. However, the move is seen as a signal by Trump to give a “clean slate” to his new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly. Now let’s see if the leeks continue with Priebus gone. Also gone, is a huge distraction that the MSM cannot report on while glossing over actual news events.
President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, the White House said on Monday.
The change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday, two White House officials said. It was not clear whether Scaramucci would take on a new role after leaving the communications job, nor was it immediately apparent who would take over the position.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.”
Sanders told reporters Monday afternoon that Scaramucci has no role in the administration “at this time,” but she refused to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding his departure.
OBAMACARE IS A JOBS KILLER … HAS COST ABOUT 250,000 JOBS.
It is not a matter whether or not Obamacare has to be repealed, we have no choice. Obamacare is a lie when it comes to healthcare coverage and it is a jobs killer. Democrats have whined that Americans will lose healthcare coverage if Obamacare is repealed. Honestly America, we have no choice but to rid ourselves of this terrible law. It was not only a lie to the American people by Barack Obama, but a major jobs killer. We can’t afford to continues with this ironically named Affordable Healthcare Act when it is all but and in a death spiral. Thanks to Obama and the Democrat party, the hiring the 50th full-time employee effectively costs another $70,000 a year on top of the normal salary and benefits. Also, as Instapundit reminds us, it doesn’t save lives either.
In partnership with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, in March 2017 I was able to commission Hanover Research to survey small businesses nationwide regarding their hiring and compensation practices. The result was a sample of 745 small businesses, representing every major industry and together employing almost 50,000 people.
We asked managers (almost evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans) how many people each business employed and whether it offers health insurance. Many businesses, when they do not offer coverage, keep their payrolls just below 50 full-time employees and thereby narrowly escape the ACA’s penalty. This pattern is not visible among businesses that offer coverage.
When we followed up, the businesses employing just fewer than 50 often said the ACA caused them to hire less and cut hours below the full-time threshold. The penalty caused payrolls to shrink or prevented them from growing.
Nationwide, we estimate the ACA-inspired practice of keeping payrolls below 50 has cost roughly 250,000 jobs. This does not count jobs lost when businesses close (we didn’t survey closed businesses) or shrink because of other ACA incentives.
The tally of lost jobs is bound to grow because the penalty itself automatically grows and the IRS is still learning how to enforce it.
CNN Forced to Give Kathy Griffin the Axe … After Unhinged, Tolerant Left Comedians Sense of Humor Showing Beheaded Trump
LOOKS LIKE KATHY GRIFFIN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE JUST OPENED UP …
In the wake of the ignorant and despicable attempt at so called humor of doing a photo shoot of a severed head of President Donald Trump, CNN was forced to cut ties with uber-Left comedian Kathy Griffin. A CNN spokesperson called the photos “disgusting and offensive.” It would appear that the backlash against these disgusting photo’s was more than CNN could take. CNN had no choice, even if they did not first intend to fire her, but to “sever” ties. What is most telling though in this story was the fact that liberals like Kathy Griffin live in such a monolithic bubble that they actually thought this was funny. Why else would she have done it in the first place? Many of the Left actually tried to defend this. Sadly, this is how vile and insane many on the Left have become as they just cannot accept an election.
Imagine living in a bubble so impermeable it didn’t occur to you that retailing a photograph of a decapitated president’s head would be a horrendous career move — a bubble in which you don’t know anyone who doesn’t think the world would be a better place once Donald Trump had had his head cut off.
That is the world Kathy Griffin lives in.
That’s why she was excited to pose for it. That’s why she sent it to TMZ. That’s why she initially defended the picture to the journalist Yashar Ali by claiming it was “art.”
Watch Sean Hannity discuss liberal intolerance and the double standard of the LEFT
CNN’s decision comes one day after photos were released of Griffin that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.
“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network said in a statement.
Griffin has apologized for the photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.
“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
Admitting the images were “too disturbing,” Griffin said she asked Shields to take down the photo.
Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007.
IT IS ABOUT TIME COMEY WAS FIRED …
Upon the recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. This has been a long time in coming and it is about time. In typical hypocritically fashion, Democrats are suddenly up in arms after they had previously called for Comey’s head. It was just a couple of weeks ago that Hillary Clinton blamed Comey for her losing the 2016 presidential election.
Before you think that the Hillary email and private server scandal was the only thing that Comey botched, think again, there was more, much more. Comey should have been fired a long time ago; however, Obama did not have the CO-JONES to do so. Democrats know damn well they had lost confidence in Comey, they just have to show outrage to their constituents because they could never agree with something Trump did.
FBI Director James Comey has been fired, according to the White House.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” the White House statement reads.
“President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions,” the statement continues.
Comey’s termination was read to him over the phone while he was traveling for the bureau in Los Angeles, two FBI sources told ABC News. He was there for a field office inspection and a recruitment event this evening that’s part of the FBI’s efforts to boost diversity. A separate FBI official told ABC News that Comey first learned of his firing by seeing news reports on TV. The official said Comey was “surprised, really surprised” and was “caught flat-footed.”
The letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein credits Comey with being “an articulate and persuasive public speaker about leadership” but goes on to note that he “cannot defend the Director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.”
“Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives,” Rosenstein writes.
Rosenstein says in the letter that it was wrong of Comey to say that the investigation into Clinton’s private email server should be closed and that no charges should be issued.
The letter goes on to allege that Comey was wrong to later “hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation.”