Fox News Host: Nobody From The White House Will Interview With Us About Bannon’s Ouster [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports:

Fox News host Leland Vittert revealed on Sunday that President Donald Trump had refused to let anyone from his administration appear on the network.

During a segment about Trump’s outgoing chief strategist Steve Bannon, Vittert noted that only Trump surrogates from outside the administration would discuss the staff shakeup.

“Noteworthy,” Vittert observed. “We, along with a number of other networks, have all tried to get somebody from the administration to come on today and to talk about this big staff shakeup. Nobody will.”

  • Lazycrockett

    You are not going to give an interview to your soon to be direct competition.

  • bkmn

    Maybe you should go back to asking about Russia…oh wait, this is Fox, they never, ever ask about Russia.

  • Gigi

    Not even Conjob will discuss Bannon. When has that media whöre ever said no a chance to spew and spin?

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      whöre. The ö gives it a special flavor… like pickled herring.

    • CB

      I love a well placed umlaut.

      • TheManicMechanic

        In this case, an umlaut for an, um, lout.

  • BlindBill

    what will fox say about 45 when the trump/Breitbart TV channel goes on-air and fox is no longer propaganda central of choice to the administration?

    • Reality.Bites

      There are some things that can be taken as an indication Fox may be turning mainstream conservative. And they, along with the other news networks, have to face the reality that their audience is dying off. Their current formula certainly won’t attract many under 50.

      • johncAtl

        And Rupert won’t live forever. His sons don’t seem to be quite as evil as he is.

        • Reality.Bites

          I think they now have the additional problem is if their hosts, as opposed to guests, are too pro-Trump there will be pressure applied to advertisers.

          As All in the Family once taught us, in a court of law you can’t beat a station wagon of nuns.

          And in pressuring advertisers, nothing works like associating them with Nazis.

  • ColdCountry

    “This administration is going to so transparent, you won’t believe it. The most transparent administration ever. Believe me on this.”

    • Andrew Iverson

      Well, to be fair, their racism is pretty transparent. 😉

      • kareemachan

        Not to mention their stupidity, willingness to throw anything and everything under the wheel for personal gain, their lack of ethics, and not even a shred of empathy.

  • another_steve

    Nobody loves ya, babe. You’re detested.

    Wretched scum that ya are.

  • Sam_Handwich

    there wasn’t a single admin official on any talking head show today.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Their silence speaks volumes.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Totally O/T: Today is the final day of Montreal Pride / Canada Pride 2017. The last day features the traditional Pride Parade, headed by PM Justin Trudeau, who was surrounded by openly gay Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Montreal mayor Denis Coderre.


    Kellyanne Conway : ‘Bannon was not fired. He was alternatively hired.’

  • Max_1

    Cue Sousaphone for FoxNews(R)…

  • MikeBx2

    Sounds very presidential. Let’s see how many people he can insult and offend between now and 9pm tomorrow night.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m going to bet that he’s going to call for more war.

      • Natty Enquirer

        “Bad people. Very, very bad. More fire and fury.”

      • clay

        private war, for profit war, protected war.

      • Kruhn

        Blackwater gets the contract to run a war and bilk billions out of taxpayers.

    • Lazycrockett
      • SoCalGal20

        That’s Paul Ryan’s FAKE town hall, since all participants are pre-screened.

        • charemor

          After which he will have a photoshoot washing clean pots and pans.

          • FAEN

            Better than those horrific shots of him ‘working out’.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Oh! On purpose? Vindictive Dump would do that.

      • David Walker

        It’s also time for Rachel Maddow, currently ratings leader in the cable news channels’ ratings. Will Rachel be preempted? I’d say “record it and play it back at 2am.”

        • popebuck1

          That’s one of the few quibbles I have with Rachel: she’s just as likely as the rest of the cable news wasteland to drop everything and devote her whole show to the “breaking news” Shiny Object of the moment.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      “…and South Asia”? Well that doesn’t sound ominous at all. /s

    • SoCalGal20

      What does Trump mean when talking about South Asia?

      • Bluto

        Really. NK isn’t in south Asia, so who is he referring to?

        • Galvestonian

          Don’t forget that China has been building manmade bases over some of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea since 2014, much to the annoyance of other powers in the region—the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Japan all lay claim to parts of the sea, which is a valuable trade passage and fishing ground.

          • Kruhn

            That’s SOUTHEAST Asia. South Asia is what used to be called The Indian Subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka).

          • Bluto

            That’s what I’m thinking. He wouldn’t threaten Jina with nukes, please say he’s not that insane.

      • clay

        Afghanistan– he’s going to announce to the military that they’re fired for Betsy DeVos’ brother’s profits.

      • Kruhn

        Afghanistan is sometimes considered Middle East, sometimes Central Asia, and sometimes South Asia. The “and South Asia” probably means we’re getting our noses back into Pakistan.

    • coram nobis

      Plenty of insights on military tactics in Afghanistan and South Asia from an expert for Donald to quote.

      But the worst o’ your foes is the sun over’ead:
      You must wear your ‘elmet for all that is said:
      If ‘e finds you uncovered ‘e’ll knock you down dead,
      An’ you’ll die like a fool of a soldier …

      If the wife should go wrong with a comrade, be loath
      To shoot when you catch ’em — you’ll swing, on my oath! —
      Make ‘im take ‘er and keep ‘er: that’s Hell for them both,
      An’ you’re shut o’ the curse of a soldier. . . .

      When first under fire an’ you’re wishful to duck,
      Don’t look nor take ‘eed at the man that is struck,
      Be thankful you’re livin’, and trust to your luck
      And march to your front like a soldier …

      If your officer’s dead and the sergeants look white,
      Remember it’s ruin to run from a fight:
      So take open order, lie down, and sit tight,
      And wait for supports like a soldier …

      When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
      And the women come out to cut up what remains,
      Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
      An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier …

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Translation: Trump is going to try to distract us from the shitstorm going on in DC….and we in the media will be happily obliging. #LookAtTheShinyThing #ComplicityThroughInaction

      • MT YVR

        You inadvertently just coined a new phrase. I misread that and now can picture pitching to tv execs : let’s have a shitcom.

        “So we’ve got a 71 year old frat boy trying too hard to be hip, never realizing he’s an idiot, who becomes head of a … I don’t know… a civil rights movement and immediately hires an all-white board… And we’ll throw in some sexual innuendo about his interest in his kids. What do you think?”


        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Well, there you go 🙂

      • Bluto

        We will not be distracted, merely overwhelmed by the volume of bullshit.

    • BobSF_94117

      They’re making a big deal of it, which means it’s really bad.

      • Ken M

        I wish they would give him a standing ovation…make him smile and be all proud of himself, then either leave, or silently all turn their backs to him.

    • Ken M

      What’s on Monday at 9 pm est?

      • grada3784

        Trump’s attempt to upstage the solar eclipse.

      • thatotherjean

        Rachel Maddow’s show–which I will be watching instead, since I can’t stand the sound of Trump’s voice, and have no interest in looking at his face. I’m sure I’ll hear whatever’s going on from Rachel.

    • Gustav2

      4,000 more troops in AfPak

  • JoeMyGod
    • Piet

      The Issue Cover where not a word minced was.

    • thatotherjean

      They are not wrong. Fred Trump, Donald’s father, was arrested in 1927 at a KKK rally. A newspaper report of the arrests said that all seven men arrested were wearing Klan robes. Fred doesn’t seem to have changed his mind about non-white people by the time Donny was born. Racism begins at home.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok
        • JCF

          Drumpf was furner mema’s anchor baby.

      • Galvestonian

        I also read that during the 50’s and 60’s the Trumps (father & son) were turning down any rentals to Afro-Americans and when they bougth a property they promptly threw out any tenants of color – remodeled the apartment & sought only ‘Wasp’ tenants,

        • clay

          Uh, you can push that up to the 70s and 80s. Donny wasn’t in the business in the 50s, anyway.

          • Tiger Quinn

            “Uh.” So polite.

          • Gloriatmason


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      • JCF

        Snopes rules this story “Mixture”: some evidence for it, but far from certain. There’s CONCLUSIVE proof that Fred Drumpf was a racist slumlord! [both legally, and from eyewitnesses, who heard him use the N word, laughing about discriminating against black tenants]

  • Natty Enquirer

    Well maybe it’s not such a “big staff shakeup.” Bannon’s opinion notwithstanding, I doubt the Chief Strategist was in charge of a lot of people.

  • TrueWords


    – Trump’s popularity across the board is falling FLAT…even those who voted for him are questioning MUCH and that is saying something for that population

    – Republican and Democratic legislators are openly and even mockingly questioning his fitness.

    – Trump has no defenses left and NOBODY fears or respects him politically.

    – Congress is not in session, so Trump has not had cause to insinuate himself into tax reform, healthcare, infrastructure, the debt ceiling, or anything else of import.

    – Trump will likely to go back to tweeting about repealing Obamacare or if some celebrity pisses him off.

    – Where the hell is Mueller?

    • SoCalGal20

      Mueller is working hard investigating and putting the pieces together. He’s known for being very detailed and methodical and taking his time to carefully put a case together.

    • John30013

      “Nobody respects or fears him politically.”

      Remember when he would tweet-shame a company and their stock would fall? That was probably the height of his “powers”. Now no one bats an eye. Sad!

    • Todd20036

      The Trump voters who voted for him because he promised more manufacturing jobs, coal jobs, and better health care are waking up to the fact that he doesn’t give a shit about them.
      A little late to the party maybe, but they’re finally getting it.
      Trump’s Nazi base, of course, is still loyal

  • MassageBear

  • AtticusP
    • Jean-Marc in Canada
      • AtticusP

        I loved Anjelica Huston in the role, but Carolyn Jones will always be Morticia to me, rest her soul.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          True that. I remember watching the original broadcasts….aaaaand now I feel old.

          • AtticusP

            You’re not alone. Every Friday night. In glorious black and white!

            I have a friend whose GenX children refuse to watch any television or movies filmed in black-and-white.

            Just think of all the treasures that they are denying themselves.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            So true. I own so many of the old sitcoms, series and such. I just started re-watching Bewitched and the misogyny and sexism is so palpable yet so mesmerizing, you just can’t look away…then Endora, Doctor Bombay and and Uncle Arthur show up and all is forgiven. Also, can you imagine GenX or their kids watching All in the Family, Maude, The Jefferson’s or Sanford and Son….their heads would explode. Say what you will about 60’s & 70’s TV, they didn’t shy from showing the ugly.

          • Reality.Bites

            A friend of mine (38, not sure which gen that makes him) grew up in Lebanon watching the Golden Girls.

            So of course I introduced him to Maude. He said, “Now I understand where you got your sense of humour.” While I am quite sarcastic IRL, I never would use a personal catch phrase like “God’ll get you for that”

            While Golden Girls was the pinnacle of Rue McClanahan’s TV career, I always thought that Bea Arthur shone most brightly as Maude, and Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens. But all three together?

            For many of us here, reruns from the black and white era pretty much meant Lucy and the Honeymooners. Once colour became widespread, other pre-colour shows didn’t get much play, including the black and white episodes of the Lucy Show and Beverley Hillbillies.

            So we really didn’t get much of a chance to watch even if we wanted. In an era of infinite choice, is it realistic to expect young people to be interested in the TV of half a century ago? I was 20 in 1978, and I can tell you that I didn’t seek out movies or audio recordings from 1929, nor would I expect to enjoy them much if I did. Some people would, of course, just like some people enjoy foreign films while others like romcoms, etc.

            It’s a bit egotistical, in my opinion, when we elevate the pop culture of the past to having importance for later generations when most of us lack the same reverence for what’s come before or since. Most of it is crap we’ve forgotten ourselves and if something has managed to stand the test of time in our own affections, I think that’s good enough.

          • Friday

            I think you got GenX wrong, we grew up on that stuff too.

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            True, you did come at the tail end…as for the Gens that followed, oh lawd.

          • Friday

            Actually fairly early in GenX strictly speaking, what date range do you think that is?

          • Friday

            Wait a minute, most of us GenX grew *up* on black and white reruns.

          • AtticusP

            Not in that household, apparently.

          • FAEN


        • Reality.Bites

          I was never into the Addams Family as a kid. Probably watched every episode, but never much cared about it.

          My Morticia is Anjelica.

          John Astin, BTW, is still with us, and is a professor at John Hopkins! This interview is from 5 years ago, but he’s still on their active directory.

        • Friday

          Occasionally there’s a cover song that just takes something great and takes it to the next level. 🙂

  • JWC

    When Trump is lost, deserted, not having his points defended and is confused His only avenue is to revert back to the last time he felt good. Tomorrow an eclipse Then Donny can take the big bird to Phoenix where he hopes triumphal horns and scatterd rose petals adorning his way back to his loving and adoring crowd that will be there to greet him . What if that doesn’t happen. Is that a shattering mirror I hear

  • coram nobis

    “Well, we did get one White House aide to talk off the record, but all we kept getting was hysterical laughter,” said Mr. Trivett.

  • yiddishbear

    Why is anyone surprised? Trump used Fox and played them. He doesn’t need them anymore. Bannon’s back at Breitbart and that will become the official government news source. All interviews and press releases will come through them. The next step and a frightening prospect. I hope I’m wrong.

    • Hanwi

      Hopefully Bannon’s fragile Nazi ego won’t allow it. Hopefully they tear each other apart in an administration ending flame out.

    • Gerry Fisher

      They will attempt that. Creating a conservative media empire was always the goal, not actually winning the presidency.

  • OdieDenCO

    chuck todd was lamenting the same thing this AM. did the white house suddenly lose it’s ability to spin crazy?

    • David Walker

      The thing is that it’s difficult to leak stories on TV, if you’re a (perceived) big wig. Gossip? Lies? Fine. Leak on TV on one of the Sunday morning news shows and everyone sees you and your Chyron ID is right there.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      “did the white house suddenly lose it’s ability to spin crazy?”

      Kellyanne must be terrible ill.

      • Gerry Fisher

        She’ll resign to spend more time with her reptilian family, just before the rear end of the ship juts into the air.

  • kareemachan


  • narutomania

    Perhaps they’re practicing the old admonition which says “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”


    I know. I don’t believe that either, but it was funny to say it.

  • greenmanTN

    Is that pic Photoshopped or did Fox actually have a black person on?

  • Westcoast88

    I believe that NBC and CBS both stated the same, that no one from the White House would agree to come on TV on Sunday morning.
    ABC, because they have no journalistic standards, had Jerry Falwell Jr on their Sunday show.

  • clay

    Because they don’t know Bannon’s likely reactions?
    Because they can’t get their own story straight?
    To say Bannon was the leaker?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Because there is no possible spin that would benefit them politically. Most would damage their relationship to the base.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Maybe because bannon wasn’t ousted, just removed towel behind the scenes?