Scaramucci announces details for news site

Scaramucci announces details for news site
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Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 John Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack MORE on Wednesday released a video in which he offers new details of what he says will be his new news site.

The former Wall Street financier's venture is called the The Scaramucci Post, which he says will be "the center lane in a two-lane highway" that will take advantage of an increasingly polarized media environment.

"Scaramucci Post is going to be about moderation, but our tagline is going to be 'Everything in moderation — including moderation," he says in the video, which was posted on the upcoming website's Twitter page Wednesday. 

"The Scaramucci Post is going to be about what is right and wrong in the society right now, as opposed to what is left and right," he added. "It's left an opportunity to be in the center lane, discussing what the American people — what's going on in the society and how we can make the society better."


The Scaramucci Post's Twitter account was apparently created in August, shortly after its founder was ousted from the White House. Scaramucci promoted the project in a tweet earlier this month, but provided no details about it. 

In the video posted Wednesday, Scaramucci said the project would be rolled out at a launch party at the Hunt and Fish Club in New York City on Oct. 2. 

The controversial ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE was tapped to lead the White House's press operation in July — a move that prompted former press secretary Sean Spicer to step down. 

Scaramucci was fired 10 days later, after a tumultuous tenure in which he vowed to weed out leakers and railed against other White House staffers, including former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusTrump adviser says president will give Biden 'a little bit more room to explain himself' at next debate Priebus expecting Trump win in election that will go 'down to the wire' Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE and former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. The controversy surrounding Scaramucci came to a head just days after he took office, when the New Yorker published a profanity-laced interview with the White House communications director. 

Since his ouster, Scaramucci has made sporadic public appearances, most recently guest-hosting ABC's "The View." In an Instagram post a day later, Scaramucci revealed that he gave the show's co-hosts Paula Faris and Sara Haines T-shirts bearing the Scaramucci Post logo. 

That Scaramucci is planning to launch what he's billing as a news site comes amid a nationwide debate over so-called "fake news" and media credibility. The Republican Governors Association came under scrutiny this month after The Associated Press reported that the group had launched a news website, The Free Telegraph, that included no mention of the fact that it was the product of an official party committee. 

That website praised Republicans, while casting Democrats in a negative light. The RGA has since added a disclosure to the site.