In Normal Times

The top ten sentences from the New Yorker piece about the failing White House Press Corps


“Policy schmolicy,” Hoft said.


“A girl from the press office did mention that I would get to ask a question, but of course she didn’t tell me what it should be.”


He had packed an Yves Saint Laurent blazer, three Hermès ties, and a bottle of Dior Eau Sauvage.


Spicer’s briefings, broadcast live on C-SPAN, are among the most highly rated programs on daytime TV, beating out “General Hospital” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”


“Everyone calls us Putin’s puppets anyway, so we might as well embrace it,” Hoft said.


Reporters, apart from venting their frustration on Twitter, had no choice but to sit silently and take the abuse.


Wintrich was taking the bus to D.C. because, he explained, as a fiscal conservative he couldn’t bring himself to support Amtrak.


The reigning theory is that the notes are transcribed messages from the President, watching live from elsewhere in the building.


“I don’t have any — there’s nothing that would conclude me that anything different has changed with respect to that time period,” Spicer said.


Kyle Mazza strolled by, carrying two cans of vending-machine tuna.

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