May 152015
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Chris Wallace 1-2-3.
  • The ‘long-lost stars’ of television news: where are they now?
  • Greta posts photo, it connects parents of hero cop and victim.
  • MSNBC has lowest day since 2005, while AJAm is even lower!
  • Video: in Stephanopoulos controversy.
  • Rothstein: Flap over juror at Schultz trial; the judge chills out.
  • Q&A: Kirsten Powers.  Today’s conspiracy.  Question of the day.
  • Tonight video: Bill O’Reilly with Jimmy Fallon
  • Factor video: The President, Charles Blow, and
  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Conspiracy? Hardly. We all understand that Murdoch and Ailes are very much in the Jebbers camp. He is the power-elite/Republican establishment candidate after all. I’d say the conspiratorial nature the author puts forth is misplaced. This is merely the same old same old.

  • Larry Kelly

    George Stephanopoulos contributing to Clinton foundation under the radar is the scandal of the situation of influence pedaling in miniature:
    1) Did he think it would increase his access to them?
    2) Did he think it might have a long term payback?
    3) Would he have gotten more bang for the buck from United Way or Save the Children?
    4) Having kept it as quiet as possible, would he have refused himself as debate moderator had not the contributions come to light?
    5) Will he buy a ticket to the Mitt Romney Evandar Holifield fight?

    Now amplify this minor media example to foreign country and Secretary of State level and you see the problem that could have been, but was not avoided.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I like 6) He did it to impress Jodie Foster.

  • Larry Kelly

    I’m waiting for Ed Schultz to try on the glove.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Most interesting discussion of the media and Islam between John Stewart and Reza Aslan, with a pointed reference, seemingly to FOX:

    ““This fear [of Islam] is so manufactured by a news channel that has spun it into ratings gold, politicians who use it to get votes.”

    Money thought:

    Your chances of being injured in your La-Z-Boy are greater than being injured by ISIL.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/reza-aslan-fox-news-spins-fear-of-islam-into-ratings-gold/

    Well, on FOX, Islam and libruls are after us, on MSNBC, George Zimmerman and white cops are after us. Whatever sells, I suppose.

    • Another comment from you with the intent to demoralize the regulars.

      • He’s the high priest of pseudo-intellectualism.

        Jon Stewart, that is…just to avoid any possible ambiguity.

        • Cecelia

          That sort of thinking would have to rise several notches to be pseudo-intellectualism.

        • Marty

          I thought he was a “comedian” doing what comedians do. Not to be taken seriously. At least that’s what he says. John Stewart, that is.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            As much as I like the Three Stooges (What guy doesn’t?), comedy doesn’t begin and end with them. Some comedy is more nuanced, some of the drier sort, some self-deprecating, some satirical, some snarky. I personally like the drier sort, but it’s all a matter of taste. But, I do like Stewart’s satirical sort. It’s all just a question of taste.

          • Cecelia

            It’s not nuanced to treat foreign threats as though they are on par with home accidents.

            Quite the opposite.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I was responding to Marty about Stewart’s comedy. To my knowledge, Aslan is not a comedian.

      • Cecelia

        It shouldn’t demoralize you, it should make you laugh.

        The gist of foreign policy is about what current conditions forecast on long term national interests.

        I didn’t see the Stewart piece, but if it is as described, it absurdly scoots around all common sense in a way that appeals to the most unsophisticated low information of voters.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          As you say, you didn’t see it.

          • Cecelia

            Then you did Stewart a disservice when describing it.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        No, don’t be demoralized. The point is FOX is wrong. Islam and libruls are not after you. MSNBC is wrong. George Zimmerman and white cops are not after you. If you give into fear, cable news wins.

        • Cecelia

          So MSNBC is saying that white cops and G.Z. are after white boys?

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I didn’t see that piece.

          • Cecelia

            Did you not just suggest that MSNBC is proclaiming that white boys are in danger from cops and Z.?

        • Who are “libruls”? Do you mean liberals?

          • Marty

            It’s a joke- nyuk nyuk…

          • From the person who criticizes other comments as “unoriginal”.

          • Marty

            Nyuk, nyuk.

          • Larry Kelly

            Woo woo… Woo woo woo woo.

          • Cecelia

            It’s troll speak. it’s freaking endless with him.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            It’s a phonetic spelling of the way the word is pronounced by us Texans. Conservatives often make it a compound word with commanists.

          • Cecelia

            It’s a way you suggest nonliberals are jingoistic and Neanderthal.

            Let it go for a second why don’t you…

          • Marty

            It’s a thin skinned slam at those who don’t appreciate the almighty pseudo-intellectualism delivered for our betterment.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Well, this jingoistic Neanderthal is proud to say he played some small role in keeping the Republicans in the Texas Legislature from passing the bill making it illegal for our County Clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in the head-scratching belief this law would keep any Supreme Court decision from being enforced in Texas and signalling to all the world that the legislature and the governor have failed once again. Ah, the power of librulism!

          • Cecelia

            I see. Your mission is so big and important that you can’t relate to anyone you disagrees with but on a level of full out marginalization.

            You have to characterize us all, no matter how informal the forum, as speaking with a Texas accent because you are at battle at all times.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I think it best we discontinue this discussion and perhaps any further discussions today, Cecelia. Your material is getting painfully thin and redundant. I may make an appearance on Monday, but perhaps not. I have to be in Cardiff on Tuesday, and the following week the Empress will be joining me for some hiking through the Outer Hebrides.

          • Cecelia

            I’d suggest you were talking about Amurricuns during foreplay with her too, but we both know the foreplay part would be a stretch.

          • Marty

            I do hope you are not implying that any of us here are somehow closeted bigots. You seem to think all rightists/cons think the same. As with your comment earlier about racists.

          • Cecelia

            He’s telling himself he’s on the side of the angels so it’s okay to be militant at all times.

          • Marty

            He’s crossing the line.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Not at all. In fact, it was pretty clear as the East Texas yokels blabbered on about plural marriage, incest and bestiality that the business-oriented conservatives were much filled with fear about the law’s passage.

          • Marty

            So freaking what. I don’t live in East Texas. That’s your problem.
            Do your good works at home and forget the slams and implications that come with them.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Not my problem, either. I live in the People’s Republic of Texas which is a gem cut out of the middle of the state.

          • Cecelia

            Where were you in 1990, 1994, 2008 and 2012 when Pres. Clinton, HRC, and Pres. Obama were against gay marriage?

            Did they pronounce it librul then too?

          • Marty

            They “evolved”. They had to lie to the unwashed masses in order to get elected.

          • Cecelia

            Lying about your positions for political expediency is no vice.

            Championing them regardless of political expediency is no virtue.

            Just ask libruls.

          • Marty

            Geez, Louise, Mike! You didn’t know that?
            BTW I was being sarcastic. I know Mike knows that.

          • Michael T

            “Libruls?”

            Aren’t they the ones that make Texans go nu-cu-lar?

          • Larry Kelly

            they are like Repugs but dumber

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Just another day, Mike.

    • Cecelia

      What are your chances of being shot with an assault rifle as compared to a home injury?

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Less than a La-Z-Boy, more that ISIL?

        • Cecelia

          Far less than domestic accidents. If you made time on par with distance you could advance the same nonsense about green house gases.

          Which makes me HOPE you are mischaraterizing Stewart’s point.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I never heard of a La-Z-Boy decapitating anyone. But what do I know? I’m just a heathen savage.

  • carolr527

    Is Andy the next to leave Red Eye? Just wondering. I think it’s curious that the announcement of Greg’s new show came when Andy is on vacation. And Joanne is going to be a regular on the new show? What is Greg’s/FOX’s obsession with her?

    • Stay, Andy. Stay.

      • carolr527

        I don’t like Andy on the panel. I think he can be un-likeable. I loved him as ombudsman and that’s where his talent really came through. Lately he’s also more liberal than libertarian and there is no Greg on the panel to challenge him.

        • I’ve noticed that, too. So, I retract my “stay” request.

        • To follow up on my previous reply, what has he said that’s more liberal than libertarian? I’m not challenging you, I’m just curious. Since I don’t watch Red Eye as much lately, I only saw one liberal point he made on Outnumbered. But I’ve already forgotten what it was.

          • carolr527

            Well, one thing I remember is that he thinks McDonald’s workers should get $15/hr.

    • dsmawley

      I think JoNo’s pic needs to be on the new 20$ bill!

  • Cecelia

    Johnny, you have a post of mine in moderation where I inadvertently edited in sh_t rather than “shot”. 😀

    • I’m sorry but one of your words above has an underline in it and I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to be. Shut? Shat? Can you clear that up while I release your post from moderation exile?

      • Cecelia

        All the above and then some…

        • Larry Kelly

          my guesses are shot

  • Larry Kelly

    I should point out is that MSNBC’s falling ratings has nothing to do with librualism but is just the decline of cable news in general. Fox will see a similar decline when the Neanderthals die out. Just be cheered the creme of the crop is still watching MSNBC. I think I’m ready now for Twitter.

    • Libraryism? (Joking.)

      • Larry Kelly

        LOL

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 lowest day since 2005
    4 part one
    3 Today’s conspiracy
    2 Flap over juror
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 The ‘long-lost stars’ of television news: where are they now?

    • Larry Kelly

      #1 huh? Well, Aaron Brown today as an instructor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Hope he isn’t the guy who hands out the Cronkite Award.

      • Cecelia

        I wouldn’t have recognized Brown in a police lineup.

        He hasn’t aged as much as morphed.

        • Larry Kelly

          I never liked him. A classmate of the Frank Sesno school of CNN pomposity. CNN is better today with their current crew.

          • Cecelia

            Ted Koppel has that same sense of portentousness.

            As though every word he utters should be broadcasted from Mt. Sinai.

          • Larry Kelly

            He has never got over ABC turning NIGHTLINE into ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          I have nothing but respect for Brown. No one handled or could have handled 9/11 coverage as well. I was in Toulouse for an annual conference. We had just returned from lunch when the news began to break. The organizers had CNN International put on a big screen, and I spent on anxious couple of days with Brown. Getting home was arduous. For reasons I never understood, U.S. Airspace was shut not just long enough to get all the flights down and everyone through security for 5 full days. The monetary loss was staggering for the country. When I finally got a booking, it was still 6 days out, so I ended up taking the train to Madrid, a flight to Juarez in the D.F., a domestic flight to Monterrey, and a bus to Laredo where my wife met me. Everywhere I went, France, Spain, Mexico, the U.S., there was Brown and CNN.

  • Larry Kelly

    I bet you President Obama doesn’t even like Charles Blow.

  • This is another test. I’m doing a lot of testing tonight.

    • Martha

      Johnny…This is Good !! If this stays as it is now….you have cracked it !!
      Do you want another screencap ?

      • If you say it’s good, it’s good. Don’t need the screen cap. I poked around on Google and found a suggested setting for something that never would have occurred to me in a million years. Let’s see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed.

        • Martha

          ok….Good ! I hope this will stay and not revert back . I think you might have solved it .