Praise and skepticism for Anthony Scaramucci


Today in conservative media: Praise and skepticism for Anthony Scaramucci



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Anthony Scaramucci, named Donald Trump’s new White House communications director speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on July 21, 2017.

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Conservatives were abuzz Friday about Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who impressed many with a slick performance in the day’s White House press briefing. “Hedge fund manager and new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has never held a press job before,” the Weekly Standard’s Andrew Egger wrote. “But he has repeatedly demonstrated the key qualifying characteristics: a willingness and ability to carry water for the president.”

On Twitter, a number of conservative media personalities and writers uncovered old tweets from Scaramucci indicating his evidently dramatic political evolution:

Other conservatives praised his performance.

The Daily Caller and NewsBusters ran posts on a Gallup poll released Thursday showing that nearly half of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong. NewsBusters’ Katie Yoder:

New poll findings reveal that the liberal media, who applaud abortion “healthcare” as “moral,” are out of touch with nearly half of the United States. And so, while the media readily cite polls supporting their agenda, it’s doubtful they’ll report this one.

While only 20% of Americans say abortion should be “totally illegal,” 48% of Americans agree that abortion is “morally wrong,” according to Gallup findings released Thursday.

When researching the difference between Americans’ “views of the moral acceptability” of an issue and their “views on making it illegal,” Gallup found that “abortion provides the most striking example of the disparity.”

“Gallup noted that few Democrats think abortion is morally wrong but should be legal, because most liberals find the practice ‘morally acceptable,’ ” the Daily Caller’s Grace Carr wrote. “Even fewer Democrats believe that abortion is both morally wrong and should be illegal.”

Osita Nwanevu is a Slate editorial assistant.

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