May 182015
 
  • LenInFlux

    New look of the website is great, Mr. Dollar.

    • Grandpa D

      After only two days I’m comfortable with it. The look is better than the previous theme.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Cleaner and sharper. A very nice improvement.

    • CNN Commentary

      Agreed. Great work, J$.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I just caught the rerun of the Fox Report. Lily Langtry was stunning. (sigh!)

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Tapper slumming with Letterman? Really? If having a remarkably successful career spanning decades is slumming, I guess so.

    Hala Gorani. Now there is a solid journalist with a unique and pleasant television persona. I would love for her to have more US presence. I suppose to do that, one of the broadcast or cable networks would have to pick her up. I doubt that is going to happen even for no other reason than leaving International and moving to the States would be slumming for her.

  • sky303

    Woah new look… awesome

  • sky303

    really can’t question ABC’s judgement at MSNBC when you have Al Sharpton there ,

    • Larry Kelly

      We always new what MSNBC was. With ABC, we’re just haggling over the price.

  • Thanks for the comments on the site update. Y’all seem to like it better than I did! 😉 I changed platforms for the convenience and stability of wordpress but was worried the look would suffer. Guess it turned out better than I thought. Thanks again!

  • News Quiz: Week of May 18: 8 out of 10 right; missed #6 and 7

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      I had no clue as to the American Idol question, so 9/10. That’s news?

      • Cecelia

        That’s still good, you usually score 15 out of ten.

        • Larry Kelly

          ROFL!

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          You have a future as a Republican precinct judge.

          • Cecelia

            As registered Democrat you have a future as a 100 year voter.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Interesting you should say that. Just yesterday there was a very interesting piece about demographic determinism in the aging of the GOP base.

          • Cecelia

            Sounds scintillating.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            It actually was. Apparently, the money boys in the GOP and RNC are convinced the Republicans have to go after the Millenials in a very big way, but are hampered by the social issues and the geezer base fondness for them. It can all go too far, however. There is a cyclical nature to all of this.

          • Cecelia

            That’s been a meme since their fathers were young.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            You obviously don’t understand the Millenial factor.

          • Cecelia

            I understand human nature and that people get older and wiser.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Wiser? I don’t know about that. Certainly, angrier and crankier.

          • Cecelia

            That too. Especially men of a certain age. My husband’s about 15 years from accusing me of cheating and smoking crack, but the day will come.

          • Marty

            Always gotta play the one-ups-man.

          • Cecelia

            I’m the one-ups man, he’s the schadenfreude man.
            [Edited by SiteOwner]

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            That is nasty and unnecessary. I’m flagging you.

          • Cecelia

            I meant you get off on it in the nicest way possible.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I know exactly what you meant, Cecelia.

            The topic is closed now as far as I’m concerned.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            You dish it out, but can’t take it.

          • Marty

            You’ve been flagged and dismissed. Has to be a record.

          • Cecelia

            He knows the shoe fits.

    • Larry Kelly

      7 of 10, Mike, missing 6, 7, & 9,

    • 7 / 10 correct (I got three in a row wrong)
      Quiz Average: 5.55 correct

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      9 of 10. I have never watched American Idol.

      • Michael T

        Interesting admission Nixon, which hit a responsive chord.

        I once tweeted (only half jokingly) to Johnny and one of his Twitter followers (discussing a popular show I had never watched) that we should start a thread where we each list 3-5 very popular shows we have never watched.

        Off the top of my bald spot I suppose my five would be:
        The Bachelor (well duh!)
        Star Trek (which is odd considering I am a retired software geek)
        24
        Lost
        The Simpsons

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          American Idol
          Dancing with the Stars
          24
          The West Wing
          Madame Secretary

        • Marty

          My list would be far longer than 3-5. I don’t know what that says about me. Does that include commenting on cable news programs that some would not be caught dead watching yet have copious opinions on?

          • Marty

            For starters I could go with your list followed by Nixon’s.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I could go on for days with my list. I only watched Star Trek because my little sister liked it. Hated the damn show.

          • Marty

            The Good Wife
            Sex and The City

          • Michael T

            I should have stated “network” shows Marty. Cable and/or cable news shows would (as you suggested) generate incredibly long lists with entries like “Storage Wars” — ha!

        • Larry Kelly

          Parks and Recreation
          30 Rock
          M*A*S*H
          Heros
          Survivor

        • Cecelia

          We weren’t allowed to watch tv while growing up and I never developed much of a liking for non-news shows.

          It would be easier for me to tell you what I have seen.

    • sky303

      I got 9/10 but I missed 8,

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Does anyone know if Kurtz was as snarky at all the other media outlets for which he worked? I gave up on him way back in his CNN days.

  • Larry Kelly

    Hoping the nasty old David Liberalman follows the Johnny Carson TOP TEN RETIREMENT LIST Wednesday night:
    …and Number 1: Sign off the last show and never appear on TV again.

    • sky303

      I rearly watched the late night talk shows…. but never really watched Letterman so … I’ll be alright when he leaves.

      • Showing my age but Steve Allen will never be topped in that field. Even when he came back with a syndicated show (he had been Tonight Show host) he was the sharpest wit in the arena. IMHO.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          I was very fond of Jack Paar, likely because my mother was, and despite his behavioral quirks and lapses.

        • Michael T

          To your point about talk show host like Steve Allen, some of the best talk shows I remember were from that same general period — the early part of the second half of the 20th Century.

          Even as a teenager and young adult I had a definite attraction to talk shows of a more serious nature, even though my dad, brothers and I were huge Steve Allen fans.

          To wit:
          Firing Line
          The David Susskind Show
          Studs Terkel Program

          I suppose I have always been attracted to the views of really smart people — even those I don’t necessarily always agree with like Bill O’Reilly. Could explain why I am here daily at J$P. ☺

      • Larry Kelly

        They are all designed now with small segments designed to make it as viral videos. You can watch last night’s best of Jimmy Kimmel with a short visit to YouTube. Letterman’s the last of the old school.

  • Larry Kelly

    Seeing lots of FOX FACES appearing on other news shows these days as their interview programs make news:
    MEGYN with Jeb Bush tripping over an Iraq question.
    CHRIS with Marco Rubio stumbling over an Iraq question.
    GRETA with bearded hacker as he is now investigated for remote takeover of an airplane.

  • Larry Kelly

    Liberals are champions of women until it comes to FOX women or conservative women. Then, as James Carville would say, “It’s wahr!”.

    • Cecelia

      To say they get a bit unhinged is an understatement.

      Fox female talent and conservative women in the public eye are their Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free ticket. They are their opportunity to drop every code of feminism and beat up a chick.

      • Marty

        Surprised PMS wasn’t mentioned.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      Odd example since he seems to have quiet a good marriage to a rabidly rightist woman. You may be generalizing too much.

    • Marty

      Here’s hoping James had his rabies shot.

      • Larry Kelly

        Or a least he’s stopped dragging dollar bills through trailer parks.

        • Marty

          Can’t be just conservative or Republican. She has to be rabidly rightist.
          Married to a rabidly leftist lunatic. Then he wonders why he pi$$es people off. Deliberately provocative.

  • Lurker

    Looks like BOR will have to deal with this Gawker story

    https://www.facebook.com/talkingpointsmemo/posts/10153201222165399

    • He’s not going to deal with it IMHO. Three reasons: 1. It’s Gawker. B. It’s JK Trotter. Neither of these has been exactly reliable in reporting on Fox. and III. It’s based on a claim from an interested party (a daughter), not from the actual purported victim. Those are all red flags. Plus I try to avoid uncorroborated personal stuff, and even personal stuff that is corroborated (rumors about Coop, Shep, etc). Though it’s on topic so y’all can discuss it as you like without me.

      • I despise Gawker.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I’m with you, Mike.

        • Larry Kelly

          There are certain cable news bloggers that will sink so low as to use it as a credible source of a story. Terrible lack of judgement.

        • gcblues

          the troll is worse. actually i went there once the spam load was so bad i left before knowing how bad it was, but a condescending sanctimonious lying troll has to be worse.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Look at the bright side. When you come right down to it, the troll isn’t bright enough to know not to take a laxative and a sleeping pill at the same time.

      • Lurker

        Yea, Gawker has no credibility after that Shep wanted to come out story had a ton of wrong facts!

        • Same author too.

          • Lurker

            SHOCKED! =P

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Probably don’t want to go too far with that. Nothing would jeopardize his current position, so there is not really any practical reason to respond if there is anything to which to respond. I’m not sure we can just write it all off however because of qualms we have, possibly rightfully or wrongfully about an author or a publication. The Enquirer nailed Edwards, you may recall. And, you don’t get sleazier than that.

          • Martha

            There is no bottom to the depth Trotter will stoop to create what he hopes will sensationalise a story.
            The stuff he reports, is either re-hashing old news ,or speculation from anyone who is willing to “run their mouths.”
            This Trotter “Quote” says it ALL !!
            “If you know any more about this, please get in touch. Methods for contacting us securely can be found here and here.”

          • Cecelia

            Wonder if that’s code for ‘will pay for info’.

          • Martha

            Of Course ! That way, any Bozo can provide info . Those people are called “Sources” by Trotter. Maybe one of us should call him and find out.

          • Martha

            I just clicked on a Twitter link for @jktrotter via Politico ..only to find I am Blocked ..lol…!! I guess I must have taken a swipe at poor KEENAN ,in the past. ! That puts him in the same league as Bolling and Gutfeld !! Three little Felines (or insert your own word)…3 little delicate flowers with thin skin and loud mouths.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        That plus New York law is very generous about sealing records. If it happened, it would be very difficult to get around all of that I should think.

      • Larry Kelly

        Let’s take a poll. Raise hands of who things this is a career damager? OK… I count ONE… ??? yep, ONE.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          I am surprised you got even one vote. Even in the unlikely event the allegations were completely true, O’Reilly would be completely safe at FOX. There are no consequences for him at FOX, and there never will be.

          • Lurker

            I keep telling Liberals, if they want BOR fired, find evidence that he is a Pedophile =P

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The left likes them, especially ones who raise money for them like Bubba’s friend Epstein.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            What liberal wants O’Reilly fired? I keep having conservatives tell me that, but I have never heard it from a liberal. Frankly, he plays it a stereotype about his employer that is valuable.

          • Lurker

            Go to all the Liberal sites on Facebook & see why they keep on posting bad stories on BOR if they don’t want him fired?

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      This is not a new allegation, is it? If I am reading the Daily News correctly, this goes back to the 2010 incident? The allegations are now in the context of the ex-wife’s efforts to get sole custody?

  • Larry Kelly
  • I’m stepping away for a while.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Hang in there, Mike. The craziness is going to end very soon.

      • gcblues

        i see it only getting worse. i am w/ mike.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Eventually, the troll will join Laura and JRemi. It’s only a matter of time.

          • Cecelia

            Oh, for heavens sake, guys, can you grow a set.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I am confident that eventually Johnny will get sick of dealing with him. Until then, I am doing my damndest to avoid getting bounced, myself. And, I am trying to give Mike some hope. Mike has Aspergers (unlike JRemi, who was simply psychotic) and doesn’t handle confrontation with bullies well. This is not his fault.

          • Cecelia

            Mike is a highly intelligent grown man. He can take care of himself.

            I regret wanting a little push back around here.

            It’s not worth this drama.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Cecelia, people with Aspergers want to avoid conflict. It is not their fault, it is the way their brain is wired. I agree that Mike is highly intelligent, possibly the smartest one here. That said, I will defend him against the bully who promised him never to post again, then doubled down. It must stop.

          • Cecelia

            Whatever you want to do.

            I’m done with this deal.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I am hoping that Johnny will soon remove this stone from the blog’s shoe.

            And, I fully agree with your comment that got flagged and deleted.

          • Marty

            You have to repeatedly break the rules to get banned. Being a PITA isn’t breaking a rule. Those of us who can’t deal need to take the Kelly Pledge.

          • We’re straying a bit too far from cable news into talking moderation issues, which I prefer not to hash out in the comments. So to all, let’s avoid that sort of thing in the future.

          • Larry Kelly

            I can’t get worked up over the royal pretender at all, though I enjoy your responses without knowing what he said.

  • Lurker

    Nice web redesign J$

    How come you don’t use Google’s Adsense to make alittle $$$?

    • Larry Kelly

      Wouldn’t the Royal troll then come with commercials?

    • I don’t want to worry about conflicts of interest; I don’t want ads cluttering the site; I don’t like some algorithm deciding who gets to benefit from whatever exposure the site has to offer (which ain’t that much when you get right down to it).

      • Lurker

        OIC =)

    • Michael T

      For someone who considers himself a savvy Internet surfer I got swept up by Google Analytics (presumably) in the last two weeks.

      I was online looking for leather recliners and the next day for hotels in Las Vegas.

      By the next day ads started appearing on Mediaite for recliners in my city of residence and LV hotels. Hmmm. This had not happened before.

      Installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on on my laptop seems to have resolved the issue.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 testimony disputed
    4 Zurawik debunks
    3 Bartlett revives
    2 Sexist smears suffuse
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Mika B should look around her own glass house at MSNBC.

    • Marty

      Would that be the same Mika B. who has ValJar on speed dial?

      • Cecelia

        Wasn’t she part of some Clinton seminar on women?

        • Marty

          I’m not sure about that.
          Mika does her own workshops on women knowing their worth in the workplace. But she’s pretty tight with Ms. Jarrett.

          • Cecelia

            True, and there is room for media to be part of such things without being aligned to any political figure involved.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I have a mental picture of Bill Clinton giving a seminar on how to pick up women.

          • Larry Kelly

            In my picture he looks like Darrell Hammond.