Aug 152015
 
  • Media Buzz videos: winning
  • Reliable Sources: Trump vs Fox, the right vs Fox, how to question Trump.
  • Sorry trip truthers, Megyn Kelly’s vacation went just as scheduled.
  • Is this the stupidest Megyn Kelly hit-piece ever?   TCG: Who said it?
  • Sharon Stone Post cover too hot for morning tv?  Q&A: Kate Bolduan.
  • A little too much synergy in Red Eye, Kennedy, Gutfeld Show bookings? 
  • MSNBC graphics revamp: Q&A: JJ Ramberg.
  • Zurawik: Victor Blackwell’s coverage of Baltimore does CNN proud.
  • Greta apologizes to Chris Christie over ‘hug’.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • F&F video: wonders if Google could ‘steal’ an election.
  • Michael T

    Looks like Donald Trump is disputing a recent column by Brian Stelter — aggregated by Breitbart, TPM, The Wrap, Daily Kos, Mediaite, Yahoo, Hot Air and Mark Joyella of TVNewser.

    Mr. Stelter claimed his source said, “Ailes’ office called Trump’s office and said, ‘We can resolve this now…or we can go to war’.”

    Now on Friday afternoon Mr. Trump tells Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg the whole story about Roger Ailes telling Trump, “We resolve this now…or we go to war” is a “total fabrication…Roger couldn’t have been nicer.”

    In defense of Brian Stelter (and all those sites who aggregated his column) how many people are going to question Trump’s version given his well documented tendency to lie, misrepresent and exaggerate with impunity at times?

    Of course, that doesn’t mean Mr. Trump was not telling the truth in this instance. How weird would it be that at least a part of Gabriel Sherman’s article was more accurate than Stelter’s when he wrote, “Roger Ailes’s diplomacy was the result of increasing concern inside Fox News that Trump could damage the network.” 😊

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I wouldn’t believe a word that Trump says. As you said, he has a long record.

      • gcblues

        since my last recom was a dud. i am hoping this is up your alley. thought of you as i read the forward. pretty detailed fun reads. check his list of books.

        oh and first one free to get people hooked.

        http://www.amazon.com/ROLLING-THUNDER-Historical-Novel-Politics-ebook/dp/B0019LNUVA/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1439642865&sr=1-8&keywords=Mark+Berent

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Looks interesting. By the way, I read “The Double Life of Fidel Castro,” written by his former bodyguaerd. It was a very good read.

          • gcblues

            did i cite an article, or the book here? i do not recall. i have read so much about ernesto, raul and fidel it is hard to see how they get idolized. the whole 60 some years of dead weight on the humanity of the island, and er4nesto’s bozo like travels, are all hard to fathom. it is like reading Solzhenitsyn. Cancer Ward is the darkest, even darker than the Gulag. hope is an underrated commodity.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            You cited an article about the forthcoming book. As soon as I found it, I bought it.

          • gcblues

            i thought i had it on kindle, but i do not worth the $13, eh? i should order “LA vida oculta” help with my Spanish.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Most of the Spanish that I know is vulgar.

          • gcblues

            that’s OK, most of the English i know is vulgar.

    • gcblues

      stelter and trump are not believable characters. get me a quote from Ailes and we can talk.

      • As I’ve said before there are probably elements of truth in most of the stories that have been published. But to look at this logically, there is no love lost between Ailes and Stelter, and no love lost between Ailes and Sherman. And neither has had any sort of connection with Trump. So how in the world does either get first-hand sources to a private phone call between Ailes and Trump? I think it’s highly suspect that Ailes, Trump, or their highest confidants would leak to Stelter, and what connections could Sherman possibly have to any source who would have reliable knowledge of these calls? That’s why Joyella’s TV Newser strikes me as most likely to have been well-sourced, though from a perspective and therefore not to be taken as entirely gospel.

        • gcblues

          the only thing you can really believe is that each actor will act in their own self perceived interest.truth? HA!

    • Larry Kelly

      Well, Trump was right about Rosie O’Donnell so I never completely sell him short.

    • Larry Kelly

      “@brianstelter: Trump-Fox feud back on? Trump airs conspiracy theory about @MegynKelly’s vacation, Fox fires back http://cnnmon.ie/1NvpDA0”

      • Cecelia

        That’s an interesting piece suggesting there were two calls.

        There should have been no calls. Ailes could have given one of his patented pricelessly worded statements about the legitimacy of the questions. Kelly could have issued a brief statement.

        That’s it.

        Trump’s remarks about Kelly and bleeding were handled correctly by Fox.

        Fox is not in the business of making peace with candidates nor going to war with them.

        Kelly doesn’t become the story.

        It’s interesting that the DOJ classifying Fox reporter James Rosen as a possible terrorist risk and bugging his work, home, and parent’s phones caused less consternation among the chattering class and media outlets than this crap.

        Eric Holder admitted this was the biggest misstep of his career and Rosen answered tersely and with aplomb.

        It barely caused a stir.

        Of course in that case, you didn’t have a plethora of people, both right and left, demanding that Fox be their own particular organ for the GOP depending upon their feelings about Donald Trump’s candidacy.

      • Marty

        Maybe it’s time for Trump to shut his yap and move on. Seems to me he’s the one dredging up the whole thing all over again.

        • Unfortunately, it’s impossible for Trump to shut his yap and ever move on from anything.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Exactly.

    • Cecelia

      Or their concern that he would damage Megyn Kelly.

      Or can defense and concern for her only be legitimately expressed by warring with Trump and his followers?

  • Larry Kelly

    When you can no longer prop up lean-forward, the cheapest thing to do is change the graphics. I’d personally suggest: MSNBC — THE PLACE FOR WE DONT KNOW YET.

  • Larry Kelly

    Chris Coumo pined about the rash of stories on ISIS using justified rape of “infidels” as a recruiting tool as troublesome since it makes Islam look bad. Well, I hope to kiss a duck, Chris.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    This will soon be all over the news, cable and otherwise. http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/article31143044.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter

    • Larry Kelly

      Good grief

  • Larry Kelly

    I’m watching Poppy Harlow. She doesn’t seem like a jerk. A plus for anyone on CNN.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I wonder if she’s related to Harlow Hickenlooper?

  • Larry Kelly

    When you get this kind of comment on CNN, you got a real problem that blaming others won’t make go away:
    http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/15/cnn-national-security-analyst-unloads-on-hillary-over-email-scandal-i-wonder-whether-she-is-capable-of-being-president-video/

  • Larry Kelly

    Trump on Fight with Fox: ‘I Love Roger But You Ask Him Who Won’

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Megyn. She brought out the real Donald Trump. And it wasn’t pretty.

  • Saintsfan720

    I have thought from the beginning that Greg’s weekend show should try and get bigger name guests. This weekend they have Penn Jillette and Mark Cuban so maybe they are working on it. Still seems like the show is a work in progress and the article linked here is correct that the competition is going to be tougher this fall. Love Kennedy’s FBN show and hope the Saturday FNC airings help.

  • The weekend’s most popular links:
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    4 does CNN proud
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    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 A little too much synergy in Red Eye, Kennedy, Gutfeld Show bookings?