Dear Commons Community,
The editor of Forbes, Randall Lane, has urged companies not to hire any of the communications officials from President Donald Trump’s administration. In the wake of Wednesday’s siege at the US Capitol, the Forbes’ editor issued the warning to any companies thinking about hiring Sean Spicer, Kayleigh McEnany, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephanie Grisham, a group to which he referred as “Trump’s fellow fabulists.”
Lane wrote that there should be a “truth reckoning” after Wednesday’s siege at the US Capitol. As part of that reckoning, Lane said there should be “repercussions” for those who had lied on behalf of Trump. Lane suggested any companies employing them would be viewed as a “potential funnel of disinformation.”
“Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie,” Lane wrote. “We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet.”
In the article titled “A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable,” Lane reflected on the lies that spurred rioters to ransack the US Capitol.
The easiest way for American democracy to recover from the insurrection, he wrote, is to “create repercussions for those who don’t follow the civic norms.”
Politico reported last week that some White House staff members were worried about securing their next job.
Administration officials told the media outlet that they feared Wednesday’s events would damage their reputations, finances, and future careers.
Lower-level Trump staffers are also “trying to save face for future employment,” a source told Politico.
Lane has presented a rather stark commentary about these individuals, but I am sure that there will be media outlets like Fox News that will hire them in a minute. I can see them pairing up with Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Harris Faulkner, or Jeanine Pirro, for all of whom, truth is a suggestion not a requirement. Or better yet, they can replace the Fox and Friends morning fantasy show.