I just posted about that or this controversy on my Instagram, but it has to be placed here for posterity because Ben Smith’s co. hired a man that I am a fan of, Darren Sands, in whose Harlem apartment I crashed in 2007 before heading out to Dar es Salaam for the first time. Also, there’s my ex-colleague at the Orange County Register (different bureaus) Salvador Hernandez in Los Angeles. He toiled away at the Orange County Register a lot longer than I have been reading LA Observed (Thank You, Cynthia Rawitch). Here’s what I posted on Instagram. Don’t get it twisted and end up another ni88a on the hitlist.
“And @buzzfeed is about to become the next Gawker unless they realize what 5 o’clock follies around the clock means. You just do not publish sexually deviant cornucopial information about president-elect who is a billionaire and does what billionaires do (DJT is not as deviant as, say, Broadcom founder, and @vanityfair forced federal gov to ground his jet and seize passport after he backed expansion of @guerillaunion?) I personally don’t care if #DonaldJTrump is Turkish Republican or a chicken sandwich. Facts are facts when they are on the ground.”
Not sure if Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean was done in by the FBI or the other way around. Y’all will have to ask James Comey for me. I bet he doesn’t know I knew hedge fund volatility process well enough to get out of harm’s way in Kaufman County, Texas.