May 282015
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Scher: GOP candidates will not get a free ride in a Fox News debate.
  • Q&A: Greg Gutfeld, Fox News ‘frat boy‘, previews his new program.
  • Voodoo: Mike Rowe in New Orleans.  Fusion looking to lean forward?
  • Imus video: talks ISIS, 2016, and more.  Upset: HLN tops F&F.
  • Moxley: Legal and ethical controversies swirl around OC Lock-Up series.
  • Today’s ‘doom of cable news‘ harangue.  Kimberly Guilfoyle makes book.
  • Gunman’s notebook vindicates FNC reporter ensnared in shield standoff.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    The OC Lock-Up mess is just another example of MSNBC being MSNBC.

  • Larry Kelly

    I missed the rest of yesterday’s comments though I’d hoped the rotter had rotted away as his luxury Yugo had broken down in Rotterdam. Maybe the doom of cable news story will keep him away today because, really, what’s the point then?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I remember asking my dad if “Rotterdam” was a bad word. When he told me “no,” and wondered why, I told him that my teacher had poison ivy and I hoped that it’d rotterdam arm off.

      • Larry Kelly

        LOL!

    • gcblues

      lots of ladas still on the road.just step away/

  • Larry Kelly

    “Fusion is planning to bring a fresh, distinct approach to covering politics and the 2016 campaign.”
    Nothing says fresh like a recycled MSNBC producer. Out of the way, here come the millennials!!!

    • sky303

      I don’t even get Fusion , it’s not even on my cable line up

      • Larry Kelly

        Fusion HD is on DirecTV channel 342. I have never watched it even thought it is in my low cost package.

      • gcblues
  • Michael T

    Mark Levin is apparently criticizing The Five for their coverage of Rick Santorum after his announcement speech without naming names.

    So are some commenters on The Five’s Facebook page for which there are an equal number complaining that The Five was preempted by Santorum’s announcement.

    I had ventured over to the FB page hoping to find out what was said about RS. One commenter wrote, “He hardly had the announcement out of his mouth before y’all were running him down.”

    Didn’t find much detail on FB, nor can I find a video clip or a transcript. Greg, Dana and Kimberly were criticized, but no one (including Mark Levin) was specific about what they said that annoyed them other than some general comments about The Five “pushing Jeb Bush,” which I doubt is the case. [shrug]

    • Hell hath no fury like an ideological devotee scorned.

      • Larry Kelly

        Why failed flavors of the past think they’ll be more universally appetizing in the future is beyond me. Only if the failure was a close one will buyer’s remorse give a boost for a return to the fray. An example? Well, Nixon’s the one.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Nixon. Now more than ever.

      • Grandpa D

        Bernie Goldberg (http://berrnadgoldberg.com) calls them the “suicide wing” of the Republican party.

        • Charles Krauthammer also calls them that.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Yes, I am sure FOX will be tough as nails on the GOP candidates, asking probing questions with flash fire follow-up. Just like Brett Baier did in 2012. I’m sure the candidates are quaking in fear.

    • Cecelia

      The tough stuff will come from the rest of the media. They’ll start with demanding that the candidates denounce the clapping for capital punishment in the debate the prior week, and end with some solid probing of any belief in the virgin birth of Christ.

      • Larry Kelly

        Oh, Mitt Romey found out last time around not to feel safe for an easy time at FOX:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeQto-aAzl8

        • Yes, if you stick to the truth Bret Baier’s (here spelled correctly) 2012 interview style was not as some insist on painting it.

          • Larry Kelly

            Liars are going to lie. Can’t help themselves. Be thee a Twitter twit or a President explaining his health care plan, if you like your liar, you can keep him.

          • And as long as liars play within the rules, they’ll continue to torment us.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Some go beyond the rules with snide digs aimed at other posters. Even promise to leave, then return to double down.

          • gcblues

            not like you were not warned. leave this place to the troll and J$. he caused this.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I’m a stubborn old redskin. Somebody has to stand up to the interloper who is determined to destroy this place.

          • Marty

            It’s all a game.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I take the fraud personally.

          • gcblues

            if you did you would have joined Mike C and I.

          • Marty

            Pfft. Don’t. Waste of time and energy.

          • Cecelia

            Good decision. Now quit complaining about it and do it.

          • Marty

            Never debate with liars.

          • Words of wisdom.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Unfortunately, there are times that enough is enough and somebody has to set the record straight.

          • Larry Kelly

            You do have to correct their lies, but debate, no. Like today, it’s pretty easy.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Debating then is like arguing with an idiot, an exercise in futility.

          • Larry Kelly

            Again, if you don’t read him, he can’t bother you much. All I pick up is indirectly. Makes me smile.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I simply don’t care for frauds.

          • Larry Kelly

            that’s why I stopped paying attention to him

          • gcblues

            try to remember, its lousy in september.

          • gcblues

            have you ever listened to Robert Cray’s “I was warned”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdV0godFW10

            “whether they are right or wrong at least the mystery is gone”
            “…left hand full of diamonds, right hand full of lies.”
            “i was hers (his) to control”

            nice Latin skank rhythm in a minor key/
            i use minor 11ths in a similar rhythm for a Latin blues summertime medly arrangement. i could post it …but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

            take Michael Jackson’s advice and “beat it” lol.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            An opinion about a debate moderator’s performance is a lie because a hyper-sensitive candidate’s opinion that an anchor is an unfair interviewer? I lied about the pasta sauce being terrible because the tomatoes in the salad were good?

          • Cecelia

            Agreed. You were merely trying to fling an utterly subjective partisan bon mot in the teeth of people who don’t vote as you do.

            No sense making it more than the usual immature nonsense you deal in.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            If you will recall I raised the very simple matter of a cable news personality performing very poorly in a debate. That brought forth volumes of feeble and off point defenses wholly unrelated to media performance in debates, and, so far no one has made an effort to address my point. Merely mounds of off point responses mixed with invective. I can only assume that means that the moderator job was, indeed, very poorly done. Perhaps, 2016 will see a better performance, albeit everything else seems to be pointing to silliness surpassing 2012. Perhaps, the media will lift us up where we belong …. Perhaps the bargain brand will clean as well, too.

          • Larry Kelly
          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Thanks for the spelling correction and also for responding to a comment about a moderator’s poor debate performance with a post about an anchor’s interview style as judged by the prickliest candidate in many years. Next up: the media personality’s hair style?

          • Cecelia

            Well, thank you for shooting out the settled science implication that Fox will go easy on Republican candidates.

            What’s a video of the opposite happening with THE Republican candidate in the face of such an objective pronouncement.

          • Marty

            Who’s prickly now?

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Or for booing a heroic soldier because he is gay or chanting that someone who fell through the many cracks in our healthcare system ought die? Unfair?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Did you ever figure out your BDC? Didn’t think so.

          • gcblues

            you are in the Trout family. you bite like a stocker, but not sure which exact Trout species.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I am more of a foulmouthed bass.

          • gcblues

            you are an easy catch no matter4 what you call it. but hey, you were warned.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            You ever eat tree chicken? I had it in Panama and liked it, except for all those little bones.
            For those of you that don’t know what it is, it’s green iguana.

          • gcblues

            garabos cambia color, solo verge en el jungle. si, yo comi’. wn salsa con arroz. no bones, i think you were fooled.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It was cooked and served with a salsa verde. Other than being skinned and gutted, it was intact.

          • gcblues

            never seen one cooked entero. it is popular for semana santa, easter. in CR and Nic it is normal in chunks over rice with a greasy red sauce

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            This was grilled. It was a nice restaurant, probably a house specialty.

          • gcblues

            chicken

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Never saw a chicken with a head or tail like that, let alone legs.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I wonder if any of the Nica and CR restaurants in Indy have it? I’d like to give it a try.

          • gcblues

            nica and cr cuisine is vile.

        • Cecelia

          That’s crap. They booed his question not his introduction of himself. There is a distinction there that intelligent and honest people are capable of making unless they are in partisan militant mode, And it was described by other people in the audience as being from two people.

          As to the cheering the hypothetical death of someone without insurance, it was an audience member yelling”yeah!” when Wolf Blitzer asked the scintillating question implying that Republicans being against the ACA was tantamount to not caring if people die…cause you know…it’s only either/or…(and the person yelling yeah could have been a liberal agreeing with the implication of this question)

          Thanks for highlighting the juvenile partisan anti-intellectual nonsense that is now the stuff of media coverage because it’s a whole lot easier to talk this tripe and undermine candidates than to challenge them with something that takes a bit of knowledge.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Well, if you wish to excuse bad behavior and mean-spiritedness, you have done so well.

    • Sarcasm.

      • gcblues

        pure ignorance/

  • Larry Kelly

    Shep on FIFA today: “Football? all we got is DEFLATEGATE — they got this whole mafia thing going… FOR DECADES!”

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      And now it turns out that some money was “contributed” to the Clinton crime family’s slush fund.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 lean forward
    4 frat boy
    3 doom of cable news
    2 controversies swirl
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Gunman’s notebook vindicates RNC reporter ensnared in shield standoff.

  • To paraphrase “Jumbie Jamberee,” the next two Factor segments are back to back, Bernie to Bernie…and Greg.

    • By the way, I’m surprised that a scene from the pilot episode of Younger, TV Land’s new serial dramedy, made the cold open. I watched that show for the first seven episodes, but then quit in a huff after an intensely dramatic scene. I discovered its TBS competition, Your Family or Mine, and will stay with its replacement, Clipped, when the YFOM 10-episode run concludes in two weeks. I hope it gets picked up for a second season. The ratings are higher than Younger, which was already picked up.

      Digression over.