“The View” co-host Meghan McCain positively spanked Michael Wolff, infamous author of the new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” on Wednesday, saying, “you credibility is being questioned”, according to The Daily Caller.
“Let’s remember who my credibility is being questioned by,” Wolff said.
McCain quickly clapped back:
“Let me finish,” McCain retorted. “The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, New York Times’ John Martin, David Brooks, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Tony Blair, Tom Barrack, Kate Walsh, Anna Wintour, all denying quotes.”
McCain continued the long list of people who have denied Wolff’s reporting, and Wolff sat there awkwardly unsure of how to respond.
Wolff ultimately responded for one mistake he made–mixing up Mike and Mark Berman–but dodged the rest and even suggested that The New York Times was just jealous that he had “scooped” them.
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McCain continued, “I’m not saying they aren’t idiots for letting you around and giving you that kind of access because, quite frankly, had you invited me to your house at any point before this book, I would’ve said ‘hell no, of course not.’ I don’t go to a journalist’s and start dishing about anything private in the political circles I’m in, I’m just confused. Were you friends with Steve Bannon and Roger Ailes beforehand, and you were like, “come to my house for an off-the-record dinner” and then you reported on it? Or was it on the record?
Wolff conceded, at this point, that the dinner was, in fact, off the record.
“This is why people hate journalists,” McCain said. “It’s why I don’t believe in the concept of off-the-record. This, right here.”
Wolff went on to say that he personally feels that “an off-the-record died with the death of the source,” referring to Ailes.
He continued, saying, “Not long after Roger died, Steve [Bannon] said to me, ‘you’re gonna put that on the record, aren’t you? You’re gonna use that, that was history.'”