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Michael Wolff's Book --- "Fire + Fury" --- Might As Well Be Entitled --- "Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned" 

No one denies the "thrust" of Michael Wolff's newly-published book --- i.e., that absolutely everyone he interviewed in the West Wing of the White House (from Nov.-2016 until Oct.-2017) ALL had come to the same conclusion --- that Trump was a child who needed to be the "center of the universe" + incessantly praised.  Naysayers notwithstanding, yes Wolff might have added some fictional "punch" to his account,  but the plain fact is that Wolff's account is based on over 200 one-on-one interviews with staffers within the West Wing.

If his journalistic standards are "soft" --- that pales when contrasted with the sheer direct physical proximity he had with staffers inside the White House for a prolonged period of time - (10 months).  I am not up-to-speed regarding the journalism protocols concerning "off-the-record" and "confidential" --- or --- "background" --- but that doesn't change the stark fact that this cat got the first-hand, "low-down" on the Trump administration --- up close + personal and nothing can even put a dint on that.  Journalism snobs, fuck off!!!  And, by-the-way, he's got over 30-hours of tape conversations as his ultimate back stop.

You know what they say, if you don't like the "news", don't kill the messenger!  Wolff has brought us the news - the inside "skinny" on the White House - and it is being "raked across the coals" because of this or that journalistic tenet.  To repeat what Wolff himself declared was his sole purpose in writing this book - it was all about HOW the staff people inside the White House "felt" about working for Donald J. Trump, the President.  To that end, he succeeded enough to mo