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Opinion | What Mick Mulvaney Has in Common with Tim Russert and Chris Matthews

Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. CBS News employees stripped their gardens’ tomato vines of fruit this week and hurled them at their bosses to protest the hiring of former Trump administration stalwart Mick Mulvaney as an on-air pundit. The hiring of such a renowned press-basher “embarrassed” the newsroom, an anonymous source told the Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. When serving as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mulvaney had provocatively said the press was using its Covid coverage “to bring down the president.”
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