In a statement provided to me, Dylan Howard, a top executive of American Media, Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company, said, “At the beginning of June we accurately reported a story that recounted the relationship between Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the truth of which is not in dispute.
Pecker is a proud and loyal friend of the President’s and, as he recounted to me, has welcomed the opportunity to use his tabloids to advance Trump’s personal and political interests.
Pecker swooped in and, according to the Wall Street Journal, paid McDougal a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, purportedly for writing fitness columns for Pecker’s other magazines.
In fact, as Pecker acknowledged to me, a condition of McDougal’s hiring was that she not bash Trump or American Media.
He is the author of “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.” By David Remnick By Andy Borowitz By William D.