Jun 232015
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-The Five-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Kevin Spacey Fox 21 deal includes a co-production with Megyn Kelly.
  • Q&A: Roger Ailes discusses Megyn Kelly.  Campbell Brown resurfaces.
  • Robert Jonathan: Will Fox News cancel The Greg Gutfeld Show?
  • Fans react to revamped Red Eye debut.  Video: returns.
  • Wemple: Don Lemon’s stunt was actually ‘good tv and good journalism‘.
  • That’s Lemon with an ‘n’.  Shtick sparks ridicule.  CNN alum slams stunt.
  • Five things you didn’t know about Tom Shillue.  Weekend numbersSotU.
  • Pierce: Williams move to MSNBC is an embarrassment.  Staffers’ f-bomb.
  • After the Buzz video: on the prospects for news on MSNBC.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Don Lemon. This. Is. CNN.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      I suppose if it sets one thinking about a fundamental American issue like racism, it can’t be all bad.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    I have to say that of the linked clip to the SLT is an example of what passes as print journalism in SLC, it must have the sorriest newspaper in America. Three (3) one (1) sentence paragraph and one (1) two sentence paragraph in a notable progression, each sentence being less substantive than the preceding one. I guess it must be getting tougher to mine for Williams stories these days.

  • Saintsfan720

    Watched Tom Shillue’s debut as host on the DVR. I think longtime fans will be happy with Andy Levy back doing halftime rather than on the panel. Liked the graphics changes and Shillue was funny and engaging. Couple of minor quibbles but overall very good.

    • I liked it, too.

    • carolr527

      So happy Andy is back as ombudsman! Now all they have to do is bring back Bill Schulz! But I guess that will never happen.

    • sky303

      watched it too , was pretty good , I think Tom will ease into more as the episodes go on.

  • Larry Kelly

    Don’t expect to see Brian Williams and Ted Kopel together much these days.

    • Unlike Bernie, Ted has two Ps in his surname.

      • Cecelia

        Never heard of Bernie Kopel.

        • First, I forgot that he had two Ls in his name. Second, his two notable roles were Siegfried on Get Smart and Dr. Adam Bricker on The Love Boat.

          • Cecelia

            A real thespian.

          • gcblues

            he she has no marriage. an ex mother in law if some poor women was really stupid. no job as claimed either, here all day spreading ignorance and hate. unfunded liability, middle east falling apart, not in the labor force stats, but ohhhhhhh racism is a fundamental American issue. gimme a break. racism is a political wedge game, nothing more.

          • No, he’s straight.

          • gcblues

            ha. we really have no idea tho. the confidence factor is 100% unknown due to illogical posting.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I was waiting for that from someone.

          • Cecelia

            Sorry about the lisp.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Let me be prefectly clear, I have no problem with thespians marrying.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            My mother-in-law, of fond memory, was a big Love Boat fan, to the extent events had to be planned around the broadcast. I never understood the appeal of the show. The bits and pieces I watched put me in mind of drinking pancake syrup.

        • Larry Kelly

          he has a nice boat

        • Larry Kelly

          He was in an infomercial for something called D-SNORE which he talked me into buying. Didn’t work and they sent me more than I ordered and charged me enough shipping and handling to have sent by oceanliner. Never did get my money back.

          • Cecelia

            He could hawk DVDs of his work with that name.

          • I remember those commercials. I saw them on GSN (then Game Show Network) all the time in the early 2000s.

      • Larry Kelly

        Thanks.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Glad to see Campbell Brown back in some capacity. She was “greatly present” in Austin from election day 2000 through the “Supreme Court’s appointment of Bush as president”. She was staying at some pretty impressive digs, and as the 2000 election droned on into absurdity, there was some network move to relocate her to cheaper quarters. She didn’t suffer silently.

    She may be well-suited for her new undertaking. Education, be it public, parochial or private, is an immense bureaucracy. Most education critics, particularly the partisan ones, always end up attacking the classroom teachers and claim they are after the teachers’ unions. That is a most ineffective way to reform education. Brown doesn’t deliberately set out to find villains.

  • Larry Kelly

    For those in a lazy mood today, let me summarize: MSNBC prospects suck.

  • Larry Kelly

    Charles Krauthammer’s comments on gun control last night were virtually identical to the ones I made the other day, but I really liked his assessment of liberals and their urge to pass more laws after a crisis even if they wouldn’t have prevented it: liberals think “Don’t just stand there, do something” where, as Ronald Regan said, “Don’t just do something, stand there”.

  • gcblues

    i initiated new shorts yesterday on the euro due to news of a Greek solution. the net effect on the USA economy is a drop in exports due to relative dollar strength. the whole stupidity of the trade issue is that every job politicians try to buy back from outsourcing will cause the loss of several jobs in exporting. economic nationalism as the chinos are finding out is a toothpaste tube full of holes. almost all GDP growth in the last ten years has come from exports and government. government is really a net loss to any private sector working American. fbn, cnbc barely touch the subject and fox and cnn have said nothing i have seen about the interrelationships that are the direct cause of flat or lowered net income(i=$-taxes-CPI inflation). yet the currency wars are unexplained and barely covered. big hole in the news while reporters of every stripe chase the stupid issues of racism, policing, etc. 4% growth would wipe social issues off the map yet public education has left the public so uneducated that fundamental issues of currency and taxation are reduced to uncorroborated nonsense quotes. “i would put china in its place”. big opportunity for an econ 101 show, but Americans by and large couldn’t understand it. thanks publik skools.

    • gcblues

      oh, and one other thing. minimum wage laws are a direct cause of high youth unemployment which is why dems support them. keeping minorities unemployed in high numbers ensures votes. it is a dirty nasty racist game. where is the coverage?

      so you do not need to look it up GDP=c+i+g+(exp-imp).

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Perhaps such matters were dealt with extensively in Apartheid era South Africa.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      Is this some sort of spam?

      • gcblues

        it is a comment about the lack of currency news due to Greek Euro negotiations on debt. i know, well above your pay grade which is zero.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Maybe it was the lack of upper case letters at the start of sentences and for (some) proper nouns and the lack of paragraphs in the style of a Nigerian prince asking for money to effect a wire transfer that made me think that.

          • gcblues

            next time you post, say something. that too, way above your pay grade.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Actually, CNN dedicated a nice bit of time to the King’s College report. CNBC has had at least three segments today alone, and a really interesting look at the Eurozone weathering the Greek crisis well so far. Bloomberg has had numerous stories daily. At least seven (7) today.

            Can’t really speak to FBN since it serves no purpose for me. Google is showing stories on FBN on 4 June and 11 June. So, that must be the hole of which you speak. Everyone else mentioned seems to be covering it well.

            Of course, the BBC is awash with coverage.

            I have assets tied in, directly and indirectly, with a couple of German airlines and with a French/Dutch airline holding company. Rock solid.

            Perhaps you seek this information in the wrong place. Give Bloomberg and the BBC a try. Good primer.

          • gcblues

            of course when you add the links they will all be market speculations not tying the Greece negotiations to the further Euro decline causing export unemployment in the USA, or the facts that currency debasement is how left wing “economists” try to export their economy’s weaknesses. nice try though. you have no assets, no wife, no friends, and no believers here. so why not go troll another blog where no one knows you and start over.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Actually, no, but I’m sure you haven’t followed the links. It would seem Merkel and the German finance ministry is doing a decent job managing the situation at the moment. But, you’re moving the goal posts now to whine about how they media is not covering this news by restating your own views. This started out with you writing:

            “yet [sic] the currency wars are unexplained and barely covered. big [sic] hole in
            the news while reporters of every stripe chase the stupid issues of
            racism, policing, etc.”

            You were mistaken. That is simply not true. Coverage is abundant on some networks.

            I might suggest you read the King’s College report referenced on CNN. It very authoritatively addresses some of your issues and reaches some conclusions you have reached, albeit without the hysteria and hyperbole, and reached many conclusions different than yours or in addition to yours. CNN has a good discussion of the report, but I would suggest, as I said, you read it.

          • gcblues

            time covering repeated talking Euro points none addressing issues while your kind waits for any excuse to whine race, justice, inequality, banksters etc. sorry. you are wrong on the merits. i never said there was no financial news, i said what airs is palabras vacías. i am 100% correct, you are dictated by party talking points.

          • gcblues

            oh, and out. loser.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            You should start a goal post moving company.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He does have a EBT card that comes in handy at the Piggly Wiggly.

          • gcblues

            they went to the waffle house for dinner.

          • Cecelia

            Don’t knock the Waffle House. Going for 3am take-out makes my husband and me feel like kids again.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And, that’s where Tiger Woods met his waitress girlfriend.

          • Cecelia

            See. The place is pure romance.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And let’s not forget former President Clinton passed out drunk on the toilet.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I don’t they they take EBT cards.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        You should know, considering your lengthy and boring jeremiads on virtually everything.

  • sky303

    Don Lemon does something …. ehhhh

  • Larry Kelly

    Man, Megyn is skyrocketing. Amazing though that five idiots on Twitter couldn’t keep her down.

  • Cecelia

    I’ve been to fraternity parties in the olden days of yore and people would have thought it was juvenile to chant “f-you…”.

    I see headlines on Meduaite of things Jon Stewart says that are so vulgar you’d think they’d be the conversations of prison inmates.

    Sheesh!

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      He’s a rough talkin’ Yankee to be sure.

      Not sure he compares to Richard Nixon, who I assume is still dead, or my team of hillbilly landscapers. I blush.

      • Cecelia

        Who you pulled out of your butt along with the accent.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          So, you tawlk sorta ruff two?

          • Cecelia

            So ah made the human equivalent of a fly blush.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I see the troll as more of a cockroach, but without the charm.

          • Cecelia

            Worse…I see him as someone who at ten said this was what he wanted to be when he grew up.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            When I was 10 I wanted to be a priest.

          • Cecelia

            But Anton LaVey beat you to it.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            No. Puberty hit and they were an amazing number of woolen jumper-clad beauties at St. Agnes.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And every one of them found you as respulsive as the rest of society does.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Not at all. Each was Irish-American or Italian-American, and had parents who wanted their princesses to fall madly in love with a German-American Catholic boy. It had something to do with our looks, our builds, our athletic prowess, our work ethic and our intelligence.

          • Cecelia

            And your fantasies.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I can only imagine how miserable his real life is, that he spends all his time here and at Mediaite trolling. What a waste of a life.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I’d like to continue chattering with the common folk, but it’s off for an evening with friends at our local Colombian restaurant.

          • gcblues

            lie. you have no friends.

          • Cecelia

            Dressed in your wife’s underwear.

          • gcblues

            he has no wife. please. unless she lives in a box in the basement captured it is not possible.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He is his wife.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Him and his wife are the same person.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Colombian food tends to be a bit heavy, too heavy for yesterday’s tropical heat (very late in June to be so humid here). So, I had a Coctel de Camarones and an Ensalad de Pollo. I would have had an Ensalad de Pescado, but it was with tilapia. Not my favorite. Washed down by a Cristal and then a Pacifico. The Empress has a Passion fruit mimosa she said was quite good.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Nobody believes a bit about your fictional life.

          • gcblues

            word.
            nobody loved it but it’s mother, and we found out she was lying too.

            bb king.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Its mother bred out of season.

          • gcblues

            it’s mother was John Water’s Devine,

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Now that was funny!

          • gcblues

            believable ya?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I bet him and Mommy eat the same thing, if you get my drift.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            No, my fantasies all seem to involve Sophia Vergara Vergara.

          • Cecelia

            Your fantasy, her nightmare.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It’s an onanistic fantasy.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Sointenly. Bit of an ego problem there.

          • Cecelia

            Who told you they’d prefer a nunnery.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            No. They just wanted someone who could get them to Bergen County. Westchester or Westport.

          • Cecelia

            Rather than some sadist who would make them a pin cushion.

            Tough break for you.

          • fammus1

            Because you like buttsex?

          • gcblues

            now we are talking. i just gave you 10 ups! get this person out. whatever it takes!

          • Larry Kelly

            Do ten Hail Marys and five Our Fathers and then enjoy the applause.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I have never understood the appeal of Jon Stewart. He is simply a smirking cockerspaniel.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        He’s creative and cutting edge. He can be remarkably funny. I do find the language off-putting however. I think there are probably only 5 times in one’s life when the “f” word is appropriate:

        When your cat dies.
        When you take a shot to the jewels.
        When the woman in front of you in the check-out line at Walmart bends over to retrieve her cigarette lighter.
        When someone gives you a big whole catfish.
        When a meteor is about to hit you.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I’m sorry, you have mistaken me for someone who gives a tinker’s damn about your crap.

  • Re: “Robert Jonathan: Will Fox News cancel The Greg Gutfeld Show?“: What?!

    • Saintsfan720

      No question Sunday’s ratings not good in the demo. Personally, didn’t think Sunday night was that funny. But, hope it is given more time and keeps getting better. Still think a studio audience might help but I could be wrong.

  • gcblues

    today’s edition of all due respect. know thy enemy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKOaw8wNTKw

    they have no con, but still elucidate both sides better than MJ. mmmmmmmmmm

  • Today’s most popular links…
    5 David Zurawik
    4 resurfaces
    3 an embarrassment
    2 Fox News cancel
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Fans react to revamped Red Eye debut.

  • Do Bill and Kirsten mutually agree to debate robustly–nay, fiercely–every week? This is the same person that wrote The Silencing?!

    • Michael T

      Mr. Bill seemed to best capture his feelings when he said, “The country is trying to be decent and fair and that’s not being portrayed. Racism is not endemic.”

      But most of the debate seemed to be an honest disagreement over how much racism still exists in this country.

      Not sure why it had to get so (as you said) ‘fiercely’ argumentative when the heated debate seemed to be based on perceived statistics and not policy or politics.

      I suspect Bill feels the intense drama and raised voices adds to the entertainment value — but does it?

      It’s possible it makes many viewers — especially retirees — uncomfortable.

      But far be it for me to question the instincts of the cable news ratings leader for 15 years.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        There will always be racists and there will always be ignorant people. Is it systemic, part of our national fabric – no.

        • gcblues

          it is part of the world fabric.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Exactamundo.

      • gcblues

        mike less about how much and more about the effects, causes and options for change. if you assume a. racism is illogical and that b, you wish to minimize the effects. one would look to successes and failures. success, US military, failure USA academia. ergo conclude plan of action. trying to change attitude in order to change behavior is a fail. the military changed behavior and the attitude change followed. success. most pols are not looking for a solution they are looking to keep the bucks flowing and have zero interest in having their cash cow disappear.

      • It makes me a bit uncomfortable when things start to get personal, and Bill has a tendency to let certain things set him off. I don’t think he does it for entertainment value; there are just some arguments that’s all he can stand cuz he can’t stand no more. And Kirsten is not the type to fold, which is one of her best attributes. So things get fiery, and Mediaite goes to town.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Mabye Bill is getting grumpy in his old age. I know that I am in mine.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Good points.

          I suspect O’Reilly enters the winter of his life with the realization that his dream of being a world-renowned journalist or news desk anchor is not to be realized (and that his remarkable accomplishments as a commentator don’t begin to compensate for that loss in his own mind) and that he now sees himself on the “wrong” side of the historical divide in America.

          Certainly, one’s perspective changes as one makes a significant age change. I know I remain as passionate about key issues of our culture and our national life, although the number of issues I define as “key” are far fewer.