Jun 242015
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-The Five-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Fox News launching Sirius/XM channel ‘unlike anything else in radio’.
  • Today video: Bret Baier on debates, his son’s heart disease, and more.
  • Videos: Maria Bartiromo with Seth Meyers (v/TVN).
  • Wolff: How Brian Williams will save MSNBC from its comical self.
  • Concha: The Palin-FNC divorce should have happened two years ago.
  • FNC declines to renew Sarah Palin’s contributor contract.  Flashback.
  • Today’s firing demand.  Buffoonery?  Some viewers not soured by Lemon.
  • Factor video: Robust debate over racism turns personal
  • Chariton: Insiders say Roger Ailes still in control, can do whatever he wants.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Lemon officially became the punchline to a joke when he went into his black hole theory about the missing airliner. And he hasn’t disappointed since. This latest was simply for the attention it would bring to the network. And it was approved by those farther up the food chain. Can you imagine Bernard Shaw ever doing that?

    That said, do I think he needs fired over the sign. No, not my business. They should’ve did it over the plane.

    • Larry Kelly

      He at least is not a nasty, liberal wisea$$ like some on CNN. I’ll take his dippiness over that and therefore actually watch him.

      • Cecelia

        So right on I thought I was reading something I had said…

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
    • The Real Royal Emperor

      Old Lucianne does have her finger on the pulse of America. The America of 1969.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        It was also in our local paper, Clucker.

        • Larry Kelly

          Damn troll.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Well, that changes everything.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Excuse me for not clearing it with the Blog Commissar.

  • Fox News Fan
    • The Real Royal Emperor

      Thanks.

      I guess I must have assumed that this has happened even earlier. Not that much buzz about her anymore outside of the bubble. She really “wee-weed up” this, didn’t she? But, a good move by FOX.

    • Larry Kelly

      All good things must end. Well, maybe even the not so hot.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      I always thought she’d go out with her boots pinned to her chest, not just whither away in abject obscurity. I doubt she’ll fare well under the Jimmy and Lachlan stewardship

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    It’s difficult to make much sense of the linked sloppily written article in the Wrap, but it does appear that the knives have been drawn and that the Ailes forces intend to make this a very public brawl.

    So, the good news for Ailes i,s and the basis for the article headline is, from an unnamed FOX “insider” that he “will be allowed to do whatever he wants”.

    The troubling news for Ailes is:

    21CF almost instantly refutes Ailes’ self-proclaimed ascension to power. Seriously, does anyone believe that Murdoch, who, the article tells us has little interaction with Ailes, did not use the corporate media office to send a message to Ailes?

    Ailes’: fallback position is if the “kids” flex their muscles Roger will run to Rupert. Does Ailes or Ailes’ publicist know the historic outcome of dynastic fighting? Usually, it is a beheading.

    A “high-up Fox insider” says Ailes will have no part of any shift in organizational hierarchy. This is a surprise? Indeed, his input was not sought, much less considered.

    The FOX talent is not so loyal that they’d walk out the door if Ailes revolted, but
    loyal enough to make it known that Ailes factored into their long-term plans with the network. How comforting this must be to Ailes. Indeed, with the powerful egos and self-adoration of O’Reilly, Kelly and Hannity, what value would they find in making a stance? Do they have anyplace else to go? I can see Kelly at Inside Edition, but I see no other network coming near O’Reilly and Hannity. These are not risk takers. The closest O’Reilly has ever gotten to a battlefield is viewing news clips and watching television from a hotel room. Which is far more than can be said for either Hannity or Kelly.

    I’d say Ailes’ publicists have nothing to show for this article.

  • The Real Royal Emperor
  • Larry Kelly

    Taking Roger out of control of anything would be suicide. Roger will die with his boots on and badge pinned to his chest.

  • Larry Kelly

    “Fire Don Lemon (Into the Sun)”
    I sing the body electric. We all shall become one with the stars.

  • gcblues

    a disgusting human being. it is rare that a unanimous hatred of a single being exists, but here we have it.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      By the way, his job “of great national importance” is mop boy at an adult theater.

      • gcblues

        he wishes.

  • Larry Kelly

    A great story here for any cable news channel willing to find it and report about it about it and explain it is this vast communist conspiracy that has been conspiring with Obama since the day he announced for president:
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/06/communism-in-jarretts-family/

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The Communist has surrounded himself with this type of people. She is the power behind the throne. He is too busy golfing and walking the parapet.

      • gcblues

        cheney was not bush’s brain, and i doubt Valarie is obama’s. however, the choices reflect the man.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          I didn’t know anyone paid any attention to that whacky Larry Klayman, so imagine my surprise when I found out your Caucus devoutly follows him. But, a most humorous sort of surprise on par with clowns who magically turn balloons into Dachshunds. Do you also sometimes have Orly Taitz as a luncheon speaker?

          • gcblues

            a little early to be drinking, don’t ya think?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Vodka, probably. Isn’t that what that type drinks?

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Can’t stand the stuff. Gives me a terrible headache.

            Irish Whiskey in the winter, a bit of tequila or agave in the summer.

            Wine, all year.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Who are you kidding, you drink Everclear.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • gcblues

            lololol. not funny really. nazi Germany first began by taxing and confiscating the property of people and business trying to leave long before they built a wall. are you aware of exit controls and taxes being erected?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I posted it because it made fun of the anthems.

          • gcblues

            i responded because as the USA moves left and the state controls more of everything that the USA is daily more totalitarian. all for our own good though.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Nazi Germany did not build a Wall. The DDR did. After the defeat of the Nazis.

          • gcblues

            duh.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And you are still in mourning for the fall of the Wall and the glorious Worker’s Paradise.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Well, we’d expect you to ignore FBI reports. After all, from your posts, it is obvious that you and her are simpatico.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            Of course, I didn’t ignore it. I read it. You haven’t done that.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Richard Nixon, George W. Bush and John McCain agree with you with all their hearts.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      And, of course, our Red Troll dismisses it out of hand.

      • Larry Kelly

        Damn troll.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        One of the Caucus members ought to read the documents. As Hooveresque as a mauve tea-length gown. Not a single indication of criminal activity and mere slander by institutional association. The Caucus has fallen into great disrepute over this. Embarrassment, actually.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • The Real Royal Emperor

            I suppose that is easier than actually reading something now unread by you but on which you so freely comment.

            On the basis of this, you have dismissed the ridiculous Klayman publicity stunt, and I shall do so as well.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            No, Comrade, I posted that in the wrong place. However, I fully expect you to dismiss any evidence whatsoever. After all, you have to keep up appearances. And, yes, I read it when it was first posted last year.

    • Homemaker

      I read that too and was very interested. Maybe Valerie has a romantic notion of what Iran used to be from her father and is selling that to Obama as to why we should give the farm on nuclear negotiations.

  • gcblues

    sadly brian williams did not ride a motorcycle across Nicaragua. when done, he could go to Africa and motorcycle from Chino project to Chino project. no huevos at MSNBC, so they will just let it die in poison. for Williams to regain believability he would need to do something entirely new. not copy 40 other anchors not caught in lies. so effectively regaining his believability or adding something that benefits MSNBC is not important. then again, why are travel and outdoor channels covering more international news than cable news channels? do not give me bbc crapola which is horrible poorly done factually light pablum for left wing idiots wading in pseudo nuance. i get bbc, it is horrible. aimed at elementary school level amen corner lack of intelligence. there is no need to watch it because you know in advance what it will say, just like hannity. anyway there are a dozen long articles out about this project, only one guy i know motorcycled the route. here is what williams woulda coulda shoulda done. reports from a motorcycle would have more viewers than rachel madcow. duh. … and a series of reports would change the perception of the man.

    http://www.outsideonline.com/1992761/shovel-ready-nicaragua-canal

  • Homemaker

    Bill says “most Americans aren’t racist” and Kirsten responds with “how many black friends do you have”. That’s where she finally lost me. They were talking past each other and, IMO, Kirsten did not handle the discussion well. Bill made valid points about yes, we acknowledge that we had slavery, it was awful and we have tried/are trying to do things to move on from that. I personally got from Kirsten that she feels we have not done anything to move forward from slavery and that most Americans are still racist.

    That’s something I personally don’t believe yo be true. We have over 300 million people and no matter what we will always have racists but in no way are anything other than a very small minority racists. And I use that term in the sense that I speak of those that act out their racism.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      It is my hope that all of the Republican candidates listened carefully to Bill and will regurgitate his points out on the trail. It is the surest pathway to a Republican victory.

      • Homemaker

        I would ask, very respectfully to ignore my posts. In others words I have no interest in your opinions about my opinions.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          He never does what people request. Remember his promise to Mike C. never to post again? He came right back and is worse than ever.

    • Marty

      I thought Kirsten’s “How many black friends do you have” question was silly and not pertinent. We’re now going to be judged by the number of minority “friends” we have? I have minority acquaintances- former co-workers and neighbors. Does that count?

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        I don’t think that an acquaintance counts as a friend, Marty, but I’ve seen no particular indication that you are personally racist.

        • gcblues

          there is certainly no particular indication that you even have friends.

          • Marty

            I think he was damning me with faint praise.

          • gcblues

            i doubt any of us really could grasp all of this person’s issues. i wish we knew how it was so we could refer to local mental health authorities. clearly he is a danger and very messed up. i think every single person here if offended or asked to leave would be gone. nowhere this person goes online or in life is their a welcoming. very messed up.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Everywhere he posts, he is hated. Quite an acheivement.

          • gcblues

            you know, i have not seen other posts but i am sure all the reactions are the same.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Cecelia follows it more than I do. His posting here is mild. He saves his crude stuff for there. Loves to call women vulgar names. I suspect that he is a pederast.

          • gcblues

            i will leave then exact diagnosis to dr. k. to me it is pretty clear there is something wrong. we are all a little batty. but the sociopath need to inflict then enjoy the pain of others is not sanity.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He was being his usual insulting self.

          • Marty

            Low. Very low.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It was the truth about him. He has no redeeming qualities.

      • Homemaker

        Marty, the left will use whatever standard they devise to use, on any particular day, to find a way to call Republicans racist. It is getting very old and but there is no change in the foreseeable future.

        • The Real Royal Emperor

          Well, Kirsten is hardly on the left. If we define the center of American thought as -0-, and there are five ticks left, and 5 ticks right, Kirsten is 3/5 right. But, that only makes the point. There is no need for the left to call Republicans racist, and the left is not doing so. For the next 6-12 months, I see no reason for anyone on the left to bother with the Republicans. The circular firing squad is doing its work, as it did in 2007/08 and 2011/12, so why would the left intervene?

          • Cecelia

            You never tire of being 4/5 full of crap.

            You are correct, however, that liberals aren’t calling Republicans racists. You guy have hung that appellation on the whole the country and no one more so than anyone in your rank who might have some mild reservations in that regard.

          • gcblues

            beat me by seconds

          • Cecelia

            I was in the throes of a toe spasm.

          • gcblues

            that is completely ignorant, one of the most ignorant things you have ever posted and that covers a lot of ignorance.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            What do you expect from someone who drinks his own bath water?

          • TheMightyINB

            What a load of nonsense.

    • Michael T

      Perhaps some of the frustration (even outrage) is driven by a strong feeling by many on the right at what they see as multiple exaggerations from the left over time.

      • The Tea Party is racist.
      • Fox News is not a news channel.
      • Actual prosecutable claims of campus rape are exaggerated.
      • Instances of discrimination based on sexual orientation are exaggerated at the expense of religious freedom.
      • Police race-based misconduct is exaggerated and law enforcement is under attack.

      Claiming that the country is racist, or that the right is downplaying the amount of racism, may have been the proverbial straw (or breaking point) for Bill O’Reilly and others and this is what set him off.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Everybody has a limit on how much bullsh*t that they can deal with. Bill might have simply reached his when Kirsten brought up her nonsense.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Maybe she set him off on purpose. His terrible temper is hardly a secret. She may have thought that would increase her bona fides with liberals. She would be wrong, of course. Liberals think she is conservative. Even if wrong, it is logical.

        • Cecelia

          Hahaha!

          • Marty

            The troll doth protest too much.

        • TheMightyINB

          Liberals think anyone who collects a check from FOX News, is a “Conservative.”

          Their standard is low.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Time to head to the dentist for a follow-up. Have fun dealing with the Red Troll.

    • Larry Kelly

      damn troll.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Damn commie troll.

    • gcblues

      drill baby drill!!

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        “Is it safe?”

  • gcblues

    what wolff proposes could have happened had MSNBC used resources for something actually new. as a faux copy of actual news stations stealing copy and parroting the same things all MSNBC has become is NBCs rubber room for bad actors under contract.

  • Michael T

    Say what you want about Sarah Palin — there is no denying she is a click bait and buzz generating phenom.

    Mediaite comments are nearing 1000 — more than twice as many as any other article.

    My own guilty pleasure was watching video clips of her speeches at various conservative gatherings like CPAC where I often found her prepared remarks both entertaining and humorous.

    I suspect most would agree that her big weakness is speaking extemporaneously. Otherwise, I could see her ending up at a place like NBC’s Today where she appeared to be appreciated. Or, perhaps even more likely, at ABC’s GMA which hired Tim Tebow for a short time.

    But like I said, she often disappoints when asked to speak without a prepared script.

    • Cecelia

      It’s a shame she is too egocentric to have worked hard and paid some dues.

      She could have made such a mark.

      • The Real Royal Emperor

        Interesting word choice. Egocentric. I think that may have been it. The root of the problem.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          You would know about egocentric. You see it every time you look in a mirror.

    • TheMightyINB

      Nobody brings out a hater or a troll like Palin.

      Heck, there are still a bunch of people who use her name and image in their avatar. Some on the left hate her like no one else.

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Thank goodness. A Brian Williams article. I was “afeared” the tank was running dry!

  • The Real Royal Emperor

    Concha’s assessment of Palin and FOX – right to hire in 2010, wrong to renew in 2013, sums it up well. Perhaps the original hiring was a bit cynical, but it was the correct business decision. She was a novelty. But she wore like a Robert Hall suit, and by 2013, her trajectory was clear to all except those who adored her.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 will save MSNBC
    4 declines to renew
    3 buffoonery
    2 do whatever he wants
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Today’s firing demand.

  • Bill O’Reilly is going to get hammered by people on MSNBC, CNN, and on far-left websites. And he’ll be in an Olbermannian feud with Chris Hayes.

    • gcblues

      what did he do?

      • I’ll answer by citing the segment description:

        Demonizing America as a Racist Nation
        If you’re listening to many far Left pundits, America has gone from the land of the free to a country dominated by white supremacy. No longer is it white privilege. Now its supremacy that’s keeping black Americans down. Many in the media are afraid to challenge these notions but not the Factor. Tonight we’ll show you the lies being put forward by irresponsible folks looking to take advantage of the tragedy in South Carolina.

        One segment later, he had on Bernie Goldberg to comment on the memo and on Chris Hayes’s distortion of what Bill told Juan Williams on Monday night.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          The Left is always trying to pit one group against another, be it race, class, income, you name it. They thrive on division and promoting envy, resentment and even hatred.

          Now, once again, Bill will be the bad guy. His critics are mere pissants in the true Vonnegut definition.

          • gcblues

            he is spinning wheels. his rating would be just as good doing news worthy stuff and ignoring the baiting and gossip.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Baiting? Oh man, don’t bring the Red Troll up. He’s a master baiter.

          • gcblues

            BOR baits at times and rises like a bass to the stupids at times.

        • gcblues

          thnx
          i will be sure to look for the clips later.
          after all due respect i need to make everyone dinner. it is breakfast for dinner night. seeded french toast, smoked bacon and eggs. killing me softlyyyyyy
          then i will check the BOR clips
          really bothersome when the economy and job world and currency and taxes and screwed up diplomacy are so important right now. not to mention how to not let obama care blow up, medi scare go broke. ….. and this is what is up front in the news??? when we really need everyone to get to fricking work??? oh well. i left. business frustration was not worth killing myself for,

        • gcblues

          french toasted out, looking i see a book promo, bernie, miller and his opening spiel. ….

        • gcblues

          hmmmm he was directly asked what are the good parts and he responded bravery. case closed.

    • There are plenty of people that care about E! News, as well as E! itself. But I assume Bill thought it was “e-news” as in “e-mail.”

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        People also follow the Kardashians, actually. I can’t even name them all, except the father Robert, who helped O.J. get rid of evidence.

        • Did you dictate your comment into your phone? If so, I’ll assume “the” is “E.” I can name the mother–Kris–and a few of the daughters–Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kylie. The first three are Robert’s daughters while Kylie is Bruce’s Caitlyn’s.

          I know this despite not watching.

          • Marty

            There is another daughter whose name also begins with K. Caitlyn’s daughter as well. Don’t know her name. Don’t watch either but you can’t get away from it.

          • gcblues

            speaks well of you.

          • Cecelia

            Kale.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            No, I only use my phone for regular calls. Never used it for the web.

          • Oh. Never mind then.

          • gcblues

            me either, but i use the web for my phone almost daily.

          • gcblues

            hmmmm mike you are undervalued. i only know kim’s rear despite not watching.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I forgot about her butt being everywhere.

        • gcblues

          i do not know robert

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He died a while back.

          • gcblues

            well then i am not missing anything again.

      • gcblues

        i thought of offering to put you on my email list but i thought it was likely too rough:))

    • Michael T

      I just wish Mr. Bill would have been a little more specific about his objections re: Yahoo News. I know they posted an article from The Wrap about last night’s debate with Kirsten Powers. But why not target The Wrap instead?

      Or, perhaps he was referring to the commenters, which he has done before with HuffPost.

      This is the second time he has suggested they are a far left or left-leaning website. Silly me, I thought just the opposite — that they were a tad to the right of center. Or, perhaps a non-partisan site. Most of the commenters they attract seem to be from the right — but not always.

      Oh well. No biggie.

      I may be the only one on planet earth who is curious about this. ☺

      • gcblues

        are you speaking of yahoo as a right of center media? BOR should not be retaliating and screaming “vicious” all the time. it is juvenile. but to me yahoo is left, especially in it’s financial area other than santeli. the hook with cnbc.couric is their face and most of the editorials i see are left. their GFK poll is AP certainly left of center. maybe i have you misread.

        • Michael T

          They strike me as a huge aggregator posting articles from the news wires. In examining 30+ articles on their home page if there is bias, I am missing it. I’ll put my glasses back on and look again. ☺

          I am not familiar with their financial web pages other than they seem to aggregate from center-right Business Insider quite often.

          • gcblues

            financial is m primary use. you are correct re: aggregate. they have regular columnists like oliver knox that are decidedly left. their international news seems left to me. i do not really use them for national news. finance/sports/international

          • Michael T

            Thanks for your feedback.

            That was one of the unstated purposes of my OP was to find out what others think of Yahoo News, since Bill O’Reilly’s multiple criticisms (on two occasions) had me baffled.

          • gcblues

            do recall i am irrational right wing whack job.

          • Michael T

            As is my gun-toting brother — a cattle rancher in New Mexico who loathes Obama, the EPA and the Bureau of Land Management. ☺

            His wife likes to joke that they are almost candidates for the John Birch Society.

          • gcblues

            joke?

          • Michael T

            If you are asking if I am being serious (or joking) about my brother, I was being serious. He’s as close to a ‘crusty’ Don Imus clone (also a former Marine) as you’ll find in my family tree — especially his sarcastic sense of humor and irreverent wit.

            If instead you were referring to his wife’s ‘Bircher’ comment, she really did ‘proudly’ say that.

          • gcblues

            as was my self depreciating response. imus is kinda lefty for me.

          • Cecelia

            In your family there are two brothers lucky to have each other, Michael.

        • Homemaker

          I agree that yahoo is left leaning. I ignore most of their news articles.

          • gcblues

            not as bad as huffpoo or cnn but left. agreed from my experience. a lot of it and it changes daily as all is from other sources i read read each item as on it’s own.

    • The Real Royal Emperor

      I finally watched that clip. Difficult to get through. O’Reilly as the put upon martyr is one of his most unpleasant personae. Truly unhinged. Well, I don’t expect the war will go well for him, likely as abject as failure as his infamous 2005 boycott of France, a summer which saw a 3% increase in American tourism. O’Reilly’s great pronouncements tend to fade in the light of day.

  • Larry Kelly

    Noah Rothman on Mr. Concha’s DAILY WRAP panel tonight. A Larry fave. I really do like this show as smart people actual talk about the day’s issues in a way I learn things. How strange.

    • gcblues

      i need to resample

      • Larry Kelly

        They had one panelist, former Navy Seal who had run for Congress and was likely running again who was a bit to far out there (to the right) for me. I would have preferred the rabbi or Ms Hansen in the mix.

        • gcblues

          well you live in the region that is the cause of progressivism in the USA. have you read barone’s 30’s to 80’s? good read for you in terms of roots, you know there is treatment for lefty disease. education…hahahaha. oh i crack me up.

          • Larry Kelly

            Don’t I know it. I came to work in Ohio in the early 70’s to Barberton, Ohio, which had as its biggest event of the year, the Labor Day parade. Next to Akron, tire capital of the world, it was a nursing ground to the labor movement in the 1930’s. Old timers told me stories of management being trapped in the office for a week, surrounded be rock throwing union workers and national guard firing flares during the night. In SE Ohio where my cabin lies, I’m still a rarity as a republican in a country fueled by coal miners back in the day.

          • gcblues

            you should read about the German migration, it extended to the Dakotas, became the largest immigrant migration and they have decidedly UN-American views in regards to authority. they like needing a permit from the state to move, marry or breed. the index in barone’s book accumulating all available income and birth and living stats is a great read.

          • The Real Royal Emperor

            You don’t really like anyone, do you?

            German immigration is a big part of the Texas experience, and when asked to self-identify ethnicity, more people identify themselves as German than any other single group other than those who identify themselves as Mexican. Strong, well-educated communities. Strong work ethic. And, historically Republican because classical progressivism was largely Republican at the time in the LaFolette manner.

          • gcblues

            buzz off. no one wants your bilge. go play fantasy elsewhere.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Your parents shouldn’t have been allowed to breed.