Meghan McCain had some frank words for Michael Wolff, the author of a new anti-Trump book which has been savaged for being wildly untrue. During his appearance on the View, Megan told him this is why people hate journalists.
The Hill has the story:
Meghan McCain slams Wolff over Trump book: ‘This is why people hate journalists’
Meghan McCain sparred with “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff on “The View” Wednesday, confronting him over inconsistencies in his book.
McCain specifically criticized Wolff over an excerpt from his book that revealed a conversation between late Fox CEO Roger Ailes and former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. The conversation took place at an off-the-record dinner that was revealed after publication to have taken place at Wolff’s home.
“Quite frankly, had you invited me to your house at any point before this book, I would have said ‘hell no, of course not.’” McCain said. “I don’t go to journalists’ house and start dishing about anything private … 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?”
“This was actually an off-the-record dinner,” Wolff began to say.
McCain interrupted, adding, “This is why people hate journalists by the way; it’s why I don’t believe in the concept of ‘off-the-record,’ this right here.”
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