Aug 272015
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Rather, Maddow, Chip Reid promote Fox conspiracy theories.
  • Oops: CNN changes Hillary poll finding to ‘trustworthy’. 
  • Snow job? Joe Concha says MSNBC has big plans for Kate Snow.
  • Leibovich: Larry King prepping invites for his ultimate farewell act.
  • Videos: on Jorge Ramos; on The Kelly File.
  • Linkins: Fiorina is upset with CNN’s debate criteria…and she’s right.
  • Throwback Thursday video: about working in ‘a dump’.
  • Wemple: Another truce? Megyn doesn’t need your protectorship, Roger!
  • Controversy swirls around CNN airing, and not airing, full shooting video.
  • Larry Kelly

    Black, gay, with a chip on his shoulder as big as they get. From Trayvon Martin to Ferguson, cable TV saturation coverage has empowered the anger. Don’t look for any thoughtful soul-searching on that though.

    • Cecelia

      Reply above. (Oops)

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The poor girl that he killed wasn’t even working there when he was fired. How in the hell did she make racial slurs to him on the job? A murderer and a liar. The whole thing makes me sick. Two young lives cut down, just because some utter misfit had a sad.

  • Cecelia

    On the money, Mr. Wemple.

    • Larry Kelly

      If we could only stop Mr. Wemple from squeezing the Charman.

  • Cecelia

    Not unless someone tells Lawrence O’Donnell that they saw Williams in a gym walking on a treadmill with Hannity blaring on a screen in front of him.

  • sky303

    Do like Kate Snow , would be nice if she was an anchor on MSNBC , as long as they do news and use NBC News people and not “correspondents” from MSNBC.

    • Yes, that’s important. If they don’t cut out the pretend “correspondents” it’s all smoke and mirrors.

  • ramjet

    None of the criticism of CNN’s debate criteria matters until Maddow let’s us know what she thinks.

    • sky303

      If she doesn’t attack CNN’s criteria for doing almost the same thing FNC did , then it may seem as though she was really just going after FNC , not the stupid rules.

      • ramjet

        FNC averaged the 5 most recent polls prior to the Aug 6 debate.
        CNN will average major polls from July 16 through Sept. 10 to come up with the top 10 candidates that will make it into the main debate Sept. 16.

  • Larry Kelly

    Kate Snow: read it today from Mr. Concha or read the Mike Allen exclusive tomorrow.

  • Cecelia

    That’s some boo-boo by Carol Costello.

    • ramjet

      It wasn’t her fault. She read her copy and the full screen graphic also had “trustworthy” after “liar” and dishonest.”

      • Cecelia

        So the CNN copy writer got the Clinton poll wrong. The graphic designer got it wrong. The anchor got it wrong.

        Got it wrong despite what’s all over the place about Clinton’s trustworthiness.

        Is there a bubble or what!…

        • ramjet

          A Freudian bubble.

          • gcblues

            sometimes a liar, ….. really is ….. just a liar ……and not a spinach crepe.

  • GSwizzle83

    So here is a thought. If Fiorina knocks it out of the park in the lower tier again, does that help her even more? Is it possible that it is actually a benefit to be the winner of that debate instead of being absorbed by the Trump show?

    • ramjet

      Yes and no.

      • gcblues

        there you go.

  • I never knew Chip Reid was a Fox hater.

    • Larry Kelly

      Suprised me yesterday when he threw out suspicion that FOX-Trump fued might be ginned up, so maybe. I had no prior indication either.

  • Larry Kelly

    Twenty years for Shep today at FOX. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation.

  • Larry Kelly

    Anybody ever meet a dishonest liar that was trustworthy?

    • GSwizzle83

      I did learn in math that two negatives make a positive. Never seen that work in politics though.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 and she’s right
    4 prepping invites
    3 Another truce
    2 big plans for Kate Snow
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Today’s oops: CNN changes Hillary poll finding to ‘trustworthy’.

  • The discussion in the Ed Henry segment about how Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are basically the same ideologically reminded me of a Futurama episode. It features a presidential debate with clone candidates named Jack Johnson and John Jackson. Via the transcript:

    [One of the candidates, Jack Johnson, begins the debate.]

    Johnson: [on TV] It’s time someone had the courage to stand up and say: “I’m against those things that everybody hates”.

    [The other candidate is John Jackson.]

    Jackson: [on TV] Now I respect my opponent. I think he’s a good man but, quite frankly, I agree with everything he just said!

    Fry: These are the candidates? They sound like clones. [He looks a little harder.] Wait a minute. They are clones!

    Leela: Don’t let their identical DNA fool you. They differ on some key issues.

    Johnson: [on TV] I say your three cent titanium tax goes too far.

    Jackson: [on TV] And I say your three cent titanium tax doesn’t go too far enough!

    Just replace “Jackson” with “Clinton” and “Johnson” with “Biden.”

  • Michael T

    Re: Rather, Maddow, Chip Reid promote Fox conspiracy theories.

    I should point out that this kind of of speculation is not only coming from the MSM.

    Former Ted Cruz staffer and Sunday guest on MediaBuzz — Amanda Carpenter — also got in on the act on Twitter.

    @amandacarpenter Aug 25
    Is it wrong for me to wonder if latest Ailes-Trump dust up is designed to build up to the inevitable Trump-Kelly interview? Ratings gold.

    Personally, I think this speculation — while fun to ponder — is also kind of silly.

    • ramjet

      I know Amanda Carpenter and I know why she’s a “former Ted Cruz staffer.”

      • gcblues

        pics?

        • ramjet

          Nothing so mundane.

      • Michael T

        But still a supporter — or at least a fan– if you check out her Twitter feed.

        Trump, Graham and Kasich — not so much.

        • ramjet

          Career move, first and second loves.

  • ramjet

    Z – “Bill, you’re so good at this genre, you have so mastered performance in this genre, that you’re like a wrestler who can look like he’s giving someone a fierce body slam, but you’re really not hurting him.”

    • I bet Z will discuss this interview Sunday on MediaBuzz.

      • ramjet

        He equated O’Reilly’s style in the interviews of Trump as fake, a fraud, an act, intentionally trying to fool the audience.