Trump, Mercers, Breitbart, SiriusXM...Plus a New Rejection Gives Us Bannonfreude Bingo!

I’m having so much fun these past few days, I’m honestly surprised the government hasn’t tried to regulate it yet (although I do live in Austin, so I should probably be more cautious about giving the busybodies on our city council any new ideas).


Here’s your soundtrack for the latest Bannonfreude update, a beloved silly kids’ song, “Nobody Likes Me.”

Nobody likes me.
Everybody hates me.
Guess I’ll go eat worms.

Steve Bannon is metaphorically eating a big ol’ pile of worms this week, as his catastrophic meddling in the Alabama Senate race and duplicitous chattering to Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff have led to powerful allies abandoning him like dominoes falling one by one.

Awwww. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

The Rejection Roll Call includes:

President Donald Trump, who has disdained his former Svengali as “Sloppy Steve” and a crybaby

Along with Rebekah Mercer, who has revoked her financial support & reportedly was the driving force behind his ouster at…

Breitbart, which released a laughable statement that Bannon was “stepping down” even while multiple media outlets were reporting he was forcibly ousted

Just like he was at SiriusXM, which dumped him with a one-sentence break-up note after his ouster at Breitbart became public…

…leading people to wonder if he might end up at the Fox News Channel?

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Looks like we’ve got a thumbs down from Fox. They don’t want Sloppy Steve either.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reached out to Fox News to see if the Trumperific channel might take in the man who once aspired to lead a populist takeover of of the media and political worlds, and received back a curt, eight-word response:


“Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon.”

A follow up tweet from Maggie Haberman at the New York Times indicated that this was a decision that came straight from the top at Fox News, commenting that acting CEO Rupert Murdoch was “one of [the] happiest people today.”

Trump, the Mercers, Breitbart, SiriusXM…and now Fox News?

I believe we have Bannonfreude Bingo!

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Friendly reminder: It’s only Wednesday morning. There are three more whole days left this week. Who knows what else could happen?

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