Sep 162015
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Jenna Lee reacts to Conan bit.  David Gregory remembers Tony Snow.
  • TCG: Controversy lingers as Dylan Byers joins Fareed Zakaria at CNN.
  • Somerby: Why All In with Hayes gave Donald Trump ‘oodles of time‘.
  • Megyn Kelly’s media moment: she’s ‘not contained to set expectations’.
  • Tapped out? Wemple says Coop, not Jake, set to moderate Dem debate.
  • Video: with Jimmy Kimmel.  Q&A: Dana Bash (via CNNC).
  • Seriously, CNN? Quiet, please. Concha: Numbers. FNC live post-game.
  • Flashback: CNN Political Director smears Mitt Romney as racist; more.
  • Latino group demands CNN ban ‘illegal’; CNN agrees to ‘new guidelines’.
  • CNN’s Trumpgasm: 2,159 reports, more than FNC or MSNBC (v/CNNC).
  • F&F video: Anna helps Surfers Healing to
  • Upset: Trump speech helps Lou Dobbs Tonight top all business news shows.

Updated 5:00 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Larry Kelly

    “Illegal” aliens are here illegally because they violated laws knowingly and their existence here is thus illegal. “Undocumented” is what my dog is.

    • ramjet

      Preferred term: Non United States citizens coming from outside of the United States who enter the United States in a manner that does not comply with the laws regarding non United States citizens entering the United States and/or non United States citizens who enter the United States in a manner that complies with the laws of the United States but remain in the United States in a manner that does not comply with the laws of the United States regarding non United States citizens remaining in the United States past the date allowed by the laws of the United States, unless someone is offended.

    • Grandpa D

      I remember back in 1955 when, under President Eisenhower, the Border Patrol ran “Operation Wetback”. That name probably wouldn’t be approved today.

      • Larry Kelly

        Back in the day I used to blow the noon siren that called the migrants out of the lettuce fields for their lunch break. I never thought of that “nickname” as deragatory as I saw the dignity in their stamina and work ethic.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Concha has assembled a cast of characters not seen since bar scene in Star Wars.

    • Joe Concha

      My kind of crowd.

    • Yep, it was almost totally inclusive.

      • Grandpa D

        The only ones not allowed were droids.

        • Larry Kelly

          Discrimination even in galaxies far, far away.

          • Cecelia

            Droids are nearly always affirmative action hires.

    • ramjet

      Including “America’s (10) top media writers based on their rank prior to the first GOP debate on Fox News unfairly excludes the rankest media writer after Aug. 6, me.

      • Cecelia

        Where are you writing, Ramjet?

        • ramjet

          Why, J$P, of couse. I’m hurt you hadn’t noticed.

          • Cecelia

            Hey, I’ve been busy perfecting my ability not to drown. Cut me some slack, Bro.

          • ramjet

            Sure thing. ‘SNIP’
            Ooops. I hope I didn’t cut the line to your life vest.

          • Cecelia

            You pop my Sponge Bob float and you’re a dead man.

  • Saintsfan720

    The rules restricting audience participation may help Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. As a viewer, don’t know that we are getting any more information in a more CSpan style debate vs a Fox style.

    • Marty

      Is it over yet?

      • Larry Kelly

        Three hours!!!
        I’ll get the Cliff Notes highlights on CBS THIS MORNING tomorrow.

        • Grandpa D

          I plan to watch, but will DVR it in case my bladder can’t hold out.

          • Grandpa D

            I gave up after 25 minutes. My bladder held out but my brain couldn’t stand any more of Tapper’s rabble-rousing.

      • Cecelia

        I can’t get into it. It seems too early.

  • Re: “Jenna Lee reacts to Conan bit”: I generally like Conan, but not when it comes to his left-leaning political humor. He’s previously taken shots at Bill O’Reilly, including during the ex-producer situation, and reflected negatively on meeting Bill at an Oscars after party. I expect Conan to reply to Jenna’s reaction by genuinely apologizing or doubling down, or he won’t acknowledge her reaction and move on.

    I’m not watching the debate tonight, but I will DVR the 11PM O’Reilly Factor.

    • Cecelia

      Jenna Lee looks fetching sipping from a straw in a picture she took for a food blog, so Conan runs it side by side with a pic of a porn star.

      sheesh.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Jenna’s husband could break that creep in two without breaking a sweat.

  • Larry Kelly

    Shep: “You have to watch CNN tonight because the debate’s on CNN, but hold your nose and the minute it’s over, come back here…”
    Guy cracks me up.

    • Martha

      Shep is a Hoot !! You never know what he is going to say next.
      The guy is Unique ..and he cracks me up too.
      He has a Turn of phrase matched by no other !!

      • Cecelia

        He’s southern. His turns of phrase are regional to the south.

  • O’Reilly is live at 8pm AND 11pm tonight. Megyn live at midnight. Hannity live at 1am (don’t know if he’s live at 10pm or not).

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Numbers
    4 Controversy lingers
    3 Seriously, CNN?
    2 Jenna Lee reacts
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Megyn Kelly’s media moment: she’s ‘not contained to set expectations’.

  • Michael T

    Just began watching after my senior nap.

    The first 10-15 minutes was just what Jake Tapper had hoped for with 1/2 dozen candidates all engaging each other.

    Can’t wait to see what the remainder holds.

    So far it’s exceeded my low expectations.

    BTW, I thought Christie gave the strongest opening 30 second bio and I also
    noticed that Scott Walker looks energized and Marco Rubio continues to
    be a little wooden although on issues he’s usually pretty good as he
    showed in the FNC debate.

    Your thoughts.

  • Michael T

    Breitbart columnist John Nolte’s take,

    The questions were mostly good: solid foreign and domestic policy questions. Hugh Hewitt got nowhere near enough time to ask questions. Tapper is great. Nothing against him. But why not use Hewitt more? It was absurd how under-used he was. Dana Bash was just awful. Total amateur.

    Trump, in my opinion, was a little exposed. I think he needs to show incremental improvement on policy issues in order to hold on to his lead. He didn’t do that.

    Fiorina won the debate. This was a real breakout performance for her, especially in the first hour.

    The Fox News debate was much better produced and had more energy. CNN’s questions were better.