Jun 182015
 
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I liked Zurawik’s “Zelig” reference. It was a good description of Williams, plus it’s one of my favorite movies.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      I guess I’m confused. If Brian Williams goes to MSNBC, cable news, I thought honesty didn’t matter. Just call it commentary, and he can go all O’Reilly.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Interesting line-up today …. A complete anthology of Brian Williams stories and another Kirsten Powers story.

  • Larry Kelly

    Might just skip cable news today. Psycho mass murderers do that to me.

    • Personally, I’m attempting to avoid cable and broadcast news until Sunday at 10PM, unless The Greg Gutfeld Show is going to be pre-empted. This means I’ll be skipping MediaBuzz for the third week in a row. The first week, it was because of Duggars/hypocrisy/guilt by association; the second week, it was Hillary’s announcement; and now, it’s the tragic, narrative-affirming church shooting.

      • gcblues

        let freedom ring. i avoid some stuff too.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        I’m much more of a “Reliable Sources” guy, but I understand what you’re saying. The navel-gazing inherent in both shows can be pure tedium.

      • Just as annoying are the endless hours of speculation and repetition as nobody wants to be accused of short-changing a big story that unfortunately at this stage offers a paucity of facts and a surfeit of guesswork.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          I’ve read a good deal of criticism of the paucity of cable news coverage of the event and of the late arrival of FOX. One viewer critic in the LA area even noted as she was trying to get information she finally resorted to BBC World. I haven’t really had an opportunity to view much today, however. The cable at the office went out during a storm last evening. Is there, in fact, over-coverage at this time?

      • Larry Kelly

        I have a long standing excuse for skipping Reliable Sources, so that base is covered.

        • I don’t watch CNN, HLN, MSNBC, or Fusion. I will occasionally put on CNBC or Bloomberg, though, not limiting myself to FBN.

          • gcblues

            i watch Vice to see the wacko birds flock together.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I’m not sure why anyone would watch HLN. And, I’m not surprised you don’t watch CNN or MSNBC. I might watch MSNBC for less than an hour during a month, but I have been watching a bit more of CNN of late. It seems to be getting its act together. I think as long as someone has a reliable news source, then it can be supplemented by FOX or MSNBC without any problem.

            And I think multiple sources for business news is a very good idea. There is so much diversity in business news. My preference is Bloomberg, but its international broadcasting is a bit limited. FBN has quite limited, if any, international coverage and I find it more targeted for non-business professionals. So, that usually means CNBC, with its vast international coverage, is top dog for me.

      • My Facebook news feed piqued my curiosity and I saw two O’Reilly Factor segments: the Fox-bashing state rep and Bernie Goldberg. I sought out Bernie’s segment on foxnews.com.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    In today’s issue of Your Second Amendment, Steve Doocy proclaims the incident to have been an operation in the War on Christianity in America. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-steve-doocy-and-guest-wonder-whether-charleston-shooting-part-of-war-on-christians/

    • TheMightyINB

      Well, no… no he didn’t “proclaim the incident to have been operation” of anything. From the linked story:

      “There does seem to be a rising hostility against Christians in this country because of our biblical views,” Jackson, a pastor himself, said after urging that everyone wait for the facts. “It is something we have to be aware of.”

      Later, Doocy added, “Extraordinarily, they called it a ‘hate crime,’ and some look at it as, ‘Well, because it was a white guy and a black church,’ but you made a great point earlier about the hostility towards Christians. And it was a church. So maybe that’s what they were talking about. They haven’t explained it to us.

      Jackson agreed: “Most people jump to conclusions about race. I long for the day when we stop doing that in our country. But we don’t know why he went into a church, but he didn’t choose a bar, he didn’t choose a basketball court, he chose a church.”

      Please don’t lie, Royal.

      • Well at least we weren’t told Gretchen Carlson said it. So there’s that.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Since she departed F&F, I scarcely notice her anymore. Perhaps the time of day, but perhaps also because the absence of the rollicking senselessness on F&F has made her a bit mundane. I did, however, notice that she gave her witness on the 700 Club the other day. I won’t comment on what she said, however, since I was interested in hearing it or reading about it.

          • Cecelia

            That’s interesting because just the other day you said Carlson shows more gravitas (to paraphrase) since leaving F&F.

            I had chalked that up to your tactic of always saying something marginally decent about one Fox entity (or Republican, etc) when in the process of denigrating another, in an attempt to seem more even-handed.

            You were going after O’Reilly, I think, in that discussion, so today Carlson goes back to being old socks.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Not so interesting. I watched a clip of her on some show. She seemed different. Better. Not much interested in her, however.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        I’m pretty sure we’re not supposed to call other posters liars, and it is particularly the case when no lie was told. We have a grammatical convention in English of putting direct quotes between quotation marks. My post has none. However, I accurately captured the essence of Doocy’s remarks as I am sure any skilled grammarian would agree. It’s equivalent to a headline that says some politician was “grilled” or “skewered” when, in fact, there is no charcoal fire laid and no grilling implements about. And with that, I shall shun you for the next 24 hours.

        • TheMightyINB

          Well, I think calling out lies by liars is appropriate.

          But again, you lie about the “essence” of Doocy’s remarks. Also you said he “proclaims the incident to have been an operation in the War on Christianity in America,” which does not suggest you were talking about “the essence” of anything, rather ascribing a definitive statement to Mr. Doocy. He made no such definitive remarks.

          “Grilled” and “skewered” are not on par with “proclaimed,” when no proclamation was given.

          Shun as long as you need. Just stop lying.

          • It’s kind of unnerving that these horrible murders are so quickly and callously exploited just to smear Fox News. But, priorities!

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            But not at all unnerving that these horrible murders were so quickly and callously exploited by Steve Doocy at FOX News and his guest on FOX News to advance multiple agendas, including packing heat in church? And, that this quick and callous exploitation occurred to any exploitation here, because it is those quick and callous exploitative remarks to which we are now responding? Tell you what, I’ll give you a pass on Megyn Kelly dreaming about a White Santa Claus and Bill O’Reilly channeling William Randolph Hearst to start a war, but Doocy remains your albatross.

          • Larry Kelly

            Don’t know what he said, but didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this blog?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it.

          • gcblues

            somebodies has the blog post aroma of a damaged septic tank and we all but 1 agree on it’s source.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I appreciate your comment, Larry, or should I say Big Daddy but, no, no odor of mendacity. Prickliness and rudeness, but no mendacity. So, on the whole, an enjoyable place.

          • gcblues

            funny how the person that cuts one can be quoted as saying “hey, it wasn’t me”

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He’s the type who would get in an elevator with one other person, fart, then deny that it was him.

          • gcblues

            i just said that.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Yeah, but I cut the number down to him and one other to show his lunacy.

          • gcblues

            my dog has wings and flies.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Makes more sense than the crap the troll says.

          • gcblues

            my point. you know my grand pa pa, on my fathers side, was the pilot of the Hindenburg don’t you know. rather! i need boots.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Me father was the keeper of the Eddystone light
            And he slept with a mermaid one fine night
            From this union there came three
            A porpoise and a porgy and the other was me

          • gcblues

            oh yeah, well my sister Demetra was born out of the cracked skull of a demon. gotta drive to the campo to snag mIlena, cha cha cha.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            That just shows us all what a land of opportunity America once was. The grandson of a baker surpasses the grandson of the pilot of a venerable airship and the son of a fairy tale character.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Ein Pilot oder ein Bäcker . Sie waren wirklich ein Junker .

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Bist du mit der Eingabe mit einer Hand?

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Sie beweisen, Kleine Köpfe sind oft verschmutzt Köpfe.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Larry Kelly

            Donner Wetter!

          • Larry Kelly

            Never let an opportunity go to waste said the skunk as the mourners were leaving the gravesite.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            The irony is really sweet. The people you and Johnny are accusing of exploiting the murders are, in this incident, merely reacting to a FOX News host and guest who were in fact exploiting the murders. I probably should say trying to exploit. The effort was so clumsy and effectively attacked that it failed miserably.

          • TheMightyINB

            Except that never happened… Which is the point.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He lies about everything. Why should this be any different?

      • Larry Kelly

        Lies about his military service without shame? Don’t credit such a person with any connection with truth other that a troll satisfaction of attempts at showing others to be false.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Mabye he meant the Volksmarine, the East German Navy.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            No, but my grandfather (father’s side) was a baker in the Kaiserliche Marine in the Great War. He was a Berliner (Wedding) and immigrated first to Mexico in the early 20’s then to Texas in 1928 in response to the rightist assassinations of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxembourg and the om-going instability and violence in the early Weimar days.

      • Homemaker

        Par for the course. Please lower your expectations for the one with no clothes.

        • TheMightyINB

          After reading his bizarre rants for years now, I don’t think my expectations could be any lower.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            How due you define “rant”? I ask only because it seems to me I am the calmest of posters here, far, far calmer than any of the members of the Angry Old Man Caucus. By “rant” I assume you mean anyone who has the temerity to have a different perspective, a world view which differs from yours. And, I do. I don’t rant, however.

          • TheMightyINB

            Being calm, and ranting are not mutually exclusive.

            You rant. You ramble. You lie.

            It’s kinda “your thing.”

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            No, that’s not the definition. Ranting is speaking in a wild or violent way. I haven’t done that. I write far more calmly then the individual members of the Angry Old Man Caucus.

          • TheMightyINB

            rant (rănt)
            v. rant·ed, rant·ing, rants
            v.intr.
            1. To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner; rave.
            2. To express at length a complaint or negative opinion: “He could rant on the subject of physician-assisted illness” (Paul Theroux).
            v.tr.
            To utter or express by ranting: “Adams’s fellow Federalists ranted that he was mentally unfit to be president” (Susan Dunn).
            n.
            1. Angry, emotionally charged, or tediously negative speech or writing: a speech that was more rant than reason.
            2. An example of such speech or writing: a rant against the university’s policies.
            3. Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment.

            And here, I thought you were going to shun me today.

            Also, telling another poster you’re going to “shun” them, not often a sign of one’s “calm.”

          • Cecelia

            Screed would be a more accurate characterization than rant.

          • TheMightyINB

            Screed works too!

          • Cecelia

            It does. It has a deliberateness that “rant” lacks. You can’t leave out that sense of intention with posts infused with the desire to pique or dismay.

          • gcblues

            pleasure from the pain of others is a mortal sin, un prohibido mas grande. that, having pride in one’s self and wasting food are long philosophical discussions in my house.

          • Cecelia

            Yes, it is. Not enviable impulse to have, to say the least. God’s territory, not mine.

          • gcblues

            i don’t believe in god. so i do it for entirely selfish reasons. everyone is better feeling better about one’s self. so don’t number two on yourself with things that should shame you. having to live with the fact that he enjoys hurting others and seeks to one up, put down, dismiss at every opportunity is his burden to live with. i am just tired of his messing up our playroom simply because he is sick in the head. .

          • Cecelia

            Well, then go after him or ignore him.

          • Cecelia

            BTW, you brought up the term “mortal sin”. That has a religious connotation.

          • gcblues

            i like learning about religions of the world. i love the ceremony here. i do not dis religion or the religious when they are reasonable which is in most cases.

          • Cecelia

            I kind of misread your post. Using the closet floor as a clothes hamper and intentionally splashing bugs towards me while swimming set off huge philosophical discussions in my house.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            How do you like the mountains, Cece?

          • Cecelia

            I love the mountains, NN. We go to the Smokies at least 2x a month.

            We aren’t living there yet. Still about a year away.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Watch out for the critters.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It is only his burden to live with if he has a concience, which he obviously doesn’t.

          • gcblues

            that was the point

          • Homemaker

            I think “tediously negative” pretty much sums it up for me!

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I don’t think you mind being subjected to negativity. You seek the company of some influential members of the Angry Old Men’s Caucus. You’re real objection is to anyone who holds a view different than your own.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I just see it as part of my passionate nature made manifest in the written word, but it’s not an altogether inaccurate word choice.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It’s mental onanism.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      Well, it appears that Doocy was wrong once again. The shootist is apparently a 21 year old White male, Dylann Roof, who reportedly said in the spree: “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”

      There are also pictures of him wearing a jacket with Apartheid-era South African and Rhodesian patches affixed.

      Not a battlefield in the War on Christianity.

      • TheMightyINB

        How can you be wrong, when you ask about motivation, and not “proclaim” anything?

        Why does your dishonesty continue?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          He gets off on it.

      • Michael T

        I just set my DVR for The Five.

        I was surprised that Steve Doocy made the comments he did.

        But I want to hear more. I’m willing to change my mind.

        • gcblues

          he was also a drug user with an arrest record. another obama voter killer. appears docey is right again. secular left puke christian hater. fry him.

          • Michael T

            Damn. When have we ever seen a skinhead with a bowl cut. /sarc

          • gcblues

            actually, my post was snark. the above post about psycho-active meds scares all sane people.

          • Cecelia

            Yeah. Looks like a grumpy version of the kid who plays soccer and lives down the street.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            That bowl cut would make a nice scalp.

        • TheMightyINB

          I hope you’re not taking Royal’s word for it.

          • Michael T

            I watched the F&F video clip.

        • Cecelia

          I didn’t see it. I understand your point, Mike, and think you’re right if how you describe the vid is correct. I do want to mitigate your point in one way. Being anti-religion is not a Democratic position.

          I can make the point that Christianity is held as being suspect and corrosive in society and consider that as being by people who no particular political ideology. From money grubbing CEOs to a motorcycle gang member.

          Please don’t think I’m being disingenuous here. I know that that an anti-religion estimation is also made of liberals.

          I still don’t think the anti-religion motivation is as politically targeted as ones linking everything from gun rights advocacy to opposing Obama as being the inspiration behind this act.

          I admit it may well feel differently from the other side of the aisle.

        • gcblues

          just being crazy is not enough you know.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Kurtz made a point, then exhausted his theme. The media loves any candidate who creates media attention because of a block of fans who adore, indeed worship the candidate, and a block of critics who are revolted by the candidate. Palin was a classic example, but in 2011/12, we had Bachmann, Gingrich and Santorum drawing far more attention by the media than the seem to have warranted because of their “clickability:.

  • Larry Kelly

    can’t keep a good contessa down

  • Larry Kelly

    I would watch if Glenn Beck and Don Lemon did a cooking show.

    • sky303

      honestly, I would have to see that

  • Larry Kelly

    Kurtz is right, but he is a guilty as everyone. Back when he hosted RELIABLE SOURCES, how many times did he bemoan the coverage Donald Trump was getting on cable news only to bring him up week after week of n his own show?

    • gcblues

      chumps for trump, republicans helping hillary.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Seems to me he is far more interesting in destroying Jeb than helping Hillary!. Of course, any Republican infighting helps Hillary!.

  • Larry Kelly

    What a great piece on Chris Wallace by the saving grace of MEDIAITE, Mr. Concha!

  • Larry Kelly

    Martha, nobody can be another Shepard Smith. Mama Smith done broke the mold.

    • gcblues

      to be honest i only miss imus and william f buckly. not a single other media person do i miss.

      • Larry Kelly

        I miss David Brinkley.

        • gcblues

          huntley, cronkite, brinkley, to me easily replaced by max headroom. but i am weird.

    • Martha

      You know I’m with you on that Larry . There will never be another , with the wit and humour and the same Take on things ,as Shep .

  • Cecelia

    Wow… Folks chide me for talking to and not ignoring TRRE and we’re talking politics and cable news, and here everyone is talking to and about TRRE in an insult fest.

    Thanks, people.

    • gcblues

      yw

      • Cecelia

        ys

        • gcblues

          idts

          • Cecelia

            Whatever that stands for I’m deciphering it as a reference to my being dumb as hell in being concerned over your chides to ignore anyone.

          • gcblues

            considerably more neutral than that. i do not recall ever being insulting to you. however i have destroyed my memory, so i could be corrected.

            ys?

            idts
            i don’t think so.

          • Cecelia

            You’re sweet.

          • gcblues

            picante chica, muy picante. ohhhhhh ys, your sweet, hit me with a brick.

    • Marty

      So talk.
      Others’ annoyances don’t seem to stop the endless replies even when it has been DECLARED that there will be shunning or there are no directed comments.

      • gcblues

        it is hopeless. we are all going to die.

        • Marty

          Or vomit.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        I’m out of a talking mood and want to dance. To “Perfidia” I think. And I know a good jazz band playing at a nice little bar tonight. Fish tacos and:

        Si puedes tu con Dios hablar
        Mujer,
        Si puedes tu con Dios hablar,
        Pregúntale si yo alguna vez
        Te he dejado de adorar.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I only politely asked him if he was typing with one hand.

      • gcblues

        he is jazz dancing don’t you know. how amusing.

        • Marty

          I got an unsolicited reply in Spanish, no less. And I was SHUNNED weeks ago. Amusing in a sad sort of way. What’s with the need to one up everyone. I need to be done with this horsebleep.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He’s mentally ill, Marty. And we are stuck with him until Johnny finally gets enough. He’s dealt with this fool clear back to the Olbermann Watch days when the troll went by “Waitrose.”

          • Marty

            I’m not a psychiatrist and I don’t ply one at J$ Place.
            One must break the rules to be officially shunned.
            Shunning. Where are we in Amishland?

          • gcblues

            not everything the Amish do is whack job.

          • Marty

            They make nice quilts and furniture.

          • gcblues

            imagine a world where no quilt is ever needed. a world where the temperature never goes below 70.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Texas is mostly too warm for a quilt, but there are few things in life as enjoyable as being wrapped in a good quilt on a dreary January morning.

          • Cecelia

            Their carpentry work is perfection.

          • Marty

            I have a quilt that I bought in Lancaster, PA many years ago. Except for some little tears that I mended, made by the late Socks the cat, it’s held up quite well.

          • Cecelia

            They have kept that art alive.

          • Cecelia

            You’re doing it. Go after HIM as MightyINB does or ignore him as Larry does.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Even Larry responded to him today.

          • Larry Kelly

            Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee.
            Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee.
            Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee.

          • gcblues

            pobrecito!

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Never heard it called that. You learn something new every day.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            And, I didn’t call it that either. That’s from the fertile and fetid mind of your fellow club member.

            I said I was going dancing.

            I said I knew a place with a good jazz band.

            The band did play Perfidia at my request. It was duly tipped.

            It was a wonderful evening. Having a woman you’ve loved for 40 years in your arm, listening to good music, drinking some good Irish whiskey …. That’s good. You should try it some time.

  • gcblues

    all baloney aside i see reports that this is another mass shooter on meds. psycho-active prescription medication seems a lot more consistantly culpable than the racism, gun control, attacking christian stuff. it seems to be in almost every mass killing not involved with a for profit criminal enterprise. not so sure that further help from the shrink community is helpful.

  • gcblues

    sadly, you are not in rivas for a choice of 3 cheese teriyaki rib pizza, or triple chile mussel pizza with avocado chunks from the yard. auntie says ta ta, cheerio and meds. alas, no photos allowed here. i will post them later on Vice where chaos was invented.

  • sky303

    MSNBC has enough problems … they have Sharpton doing a nightly show for some reason

    • gcblues

      Sharpton, O’D, Chris, Madcow and Williams sitting in a tree, d-i-s-s-i-n-g. ________________________________________________________

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  • The Real Royal Emperor

    All I can tell you about that is that the Secretary of State’s office now issues my passport with the extended portfolio in it without my request to do so. You can believe it or not believe it as you choose, and you often chose often not to believe reality.