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News anchors can’t (expletive) handle the Mooch

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been on the job just a week and he has already dominated the news cycle. On Thursday, New Yorker correspondent Ryan Lizza released the details of a phone call initiated by Scaramucci in which “The Mooch” unloaded on White House staff, called Chief of Staff Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic,” and suggested that Steve Bannon was looking out for his own interests (among other things).


As news anchors tried to report the incident, they danced — carefully — around The Mooch’s expletive-laden tirade.