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Author Michael Wolff gives ‘fatalistic’ view for journos: Every magazine ‘is dead, or will die shortly’

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Author and columnist Michael Wolff has “nothing left to say” on President Donald Trump.

The author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” also declared that every magazine is either “dead or will die shortly” in an article for Spectator USA.

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“‘What are you working on?’ is a standard and annoying question often asked of creative types. Finally, I have a good answer: ‘Nothing,’” Wolff wrote.

Lamenting that “it is hard not to be fatalistic if you are a journalist,” he declared that “every magazine I have ever worked for, and I have worked for them all, is dead or will die shortly.”

The Trump critic went on to target the president as “one consuming subject” before announcing he was done speaking on the topic.

“For another thing, Donald Trump is the one consuming subject, sucking all views and opinions into his void, and on this issue I have nothing left to say,” he wrote.

“Still, even with the collapse of so many journalistic enterprises, many of my former colleagues still go on at great and constant unpaid length on social media or, scrambling for a pay-per-appearance contract, as desperately willing pundits on cable television,” Wolff stated. “Why? People are afraid, it seems, to say nothing.”

“I’m looking forward to trying,” he added.

The 66-year-old sparked controversy with his White House expose which was slammed by some of the subjects involved who disputed the claims he made. Fact-checking organizations such as  Politifact noted that “Fire and Fury” contained factual errors and Trump himself called out the book as “full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don’t exist.”

Even liberal outlets like The New York Times and CNN’s Jake Taper trashed the inaccuracies of Wolff’s book while on “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain listed the errors in the anti-Trump offering as well as noting the criticisms from Wolff’s fellow journalists.

Wolff’s 2019 effort, “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” was equally panned as The Washington Post ripped it as a book that was “difficult to trust” and full of “cringeworthy errors.”

An explosive claim made by Wolff was denied by a spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller, who contended that certain “documents that you’ve described do not exist.”

“Even if I was wrong, I’m not going to admit it to you,” Wolff responded to a challenge on the accuracy of his clams.

His rant about the current state of magazines and of “having nothing left to say” were mocked on Twitter.

 

Frieda Powers

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