Fire And Fury doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know—and that’s why it’s important

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The A.V. Club—“You’ve got the LeBron James of money laundering investigations on you, Jarvanka,” Steve Bannon yells at the apex of Fire And Fury, Michael Wolff’s gossipy book about the first year of the Trump White House. “My asshole just got so tight!” Thus starts nearly 2,000 words of rapid-fire soliloquy outlining how Bannon thinks the Trump administration will come apart. It’s delivered with what he thinks is swagger, but comes across more like desperation. This same rant was his undoing: When it leaked...

Memphis mayor rips Fox’s Todd Starnes over Confederate statues: ‘He’s a liar who doesn’t know what he’s doing’. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland slammed Fox News commentator Todd Starnes over the weekend for suggesting that he should be jailed over the removal of two Confederate statues. After the city of Memphis decided to sell off two of its Confederate statues, Starnes wrote that its mayor "should be hauled out of city hall in handcuffs." "While most of the good citizens of Memphis were attending Wednesday night church services, the mayor and city council were…