Anthony Scaramucci hadn’t even officially started his job as White House Communications Director when he was “let go” yesterday, but true to his triple-alpha, testosterone-and-mirror shades personality profile, that hadn’t prevented him from improvising his own “swearing in”.
Whether it was his massively sweary interview with the New Yorker that did for him, or perhaps new Chief of Staff General Kelly just didn’t like the tassels on his loafers, only time (probably about six hours, given the warp speed at which the Trump™ White House carousel drunkenly rotates) will tell.
However, Saint Peacock is an admirer of people with elegant swearing skills (see previous observations here), and while “The Mooch” may have been a little aggressive in his delivery, he certainly got himself heard above the chatter and left little to no doubt as to quite where he stood.
For some reason, though, the press have been very coy in dealing with his swearing. Not in unmasking the letters that lurk beneath “c***” and “f******” – no one needs to see that – but in actually using the word “swearing” to describe his use of language.
Instead, they have been on the full VIP tour of the Thesaurus.
Take a look:
The Daily Mail: “Scaramucci spent most of the dinner on his cell phone and barely touched his food – after just over a week as the White House communications director during which his most notable moment was a foul-mouthed rant about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.”
The Sun: “Scaramucci’s conduct had been deemed “inappropriate” after he last week fired off a tirade of crass comments to a reporter and his departure would signal a “clean slate”, the administration said.”
The New York Times: “Mr. Scaramucci was forced out of his post, with the blessing of the president and his family, just days after unloading a crude verbal tirade against other members of the president’s staff.”
New York Magazine: “He talked casually and — as the world now knows — ‘colorfully.'”
Fortune: “Scaramucci had a tumultuous —albeit brief — tenure in the White House. Each day, it seemed, brought either a new revelation about him or a controversy of his own making, such as his profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker.”
The Standard: “He made a series of turbulent media appearances including an interview with the New Yorker magazine in which he went on an expletive-laden rant including verbal attacks on two top officials.”
Until FINALLY – hallelujah! – News.com.au: “But that didn’t mean Anthony Scaramucci’s time wasn’t filled with a lot of colour, a fair bit of swearing and a few personal sagas along the way.”
Well done, Australia. Obviously the Americans can be forgiven as swearing has a different meaning, but then they should be instantly rearrested for not going with a local version of “caught swearing his head off.”
Why the strange omission, press?