Dec 082015
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Bret Baier-The Five 1-2-3.
  • FBN sets additional GOP primary debate.  Weekend numbers.
  • TCG: Working at Salon means never having to say you’re sorry.
  • Wemple: Trump’s free tv time; CNNer gives Trump his defense.
  • FNC most watched for Obama talk; even more viewers for FNC analysis.
  • Kelly File video: on media sticking up for the terror killers.
  • Borchers: New MSNBC show may help balance out its other programming.
  • Factor video: looks at media reaction to Obama’s address.
  • Larry Kelly

    Salon is the ghost of MSNBC.

    • Grandpa D

      And TCG & J$ are Ghost-busters.

      • Cecelia

        So that’s where Spud got his name.

        • Larry Kelly

          No, he got hit in the head by a Devo flowerpot. Tried to go with “Thud”, but was still a little dazed.

          • Cecelia

            Well, he still ain’t recuperated from the divo and diva crackpots.

    • Cecelia

      More like intestinal ectoplasm from MSNBC.

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN woman host (sorry, best I can do) had some guest on this morning from the Islamic Council on Terror Aftermath Cleanup and Wallpapering. He closed out the interview by saying something on the order of all Republican candidates making remarks about as bad as Trump’s though condemning him now. Did the host even ask him for an example. No, just thanked him and cut to commercial. I hate CNN.

    • Cecelia

      I don’t like what Trump said, but I suspect that he’s prescient in the way that junk yard dogs know company will be coming.

      I remember when the word “caliphate” was so knee-slapping funny to leftists that it was three time more responsive than their knee-jerk reflex.

      Not anymore.

      • Grandpa D

        WaPo has an interesting article on why people believe what Trump says.
        https://t.co/UROdUyaSNA

        • Cecelia

          People embrace what fits their world view. People are more apt to embrace conspiracy theories when their side is the underdog. Conservatives embrace conspiracies because they are the least comfortable with the uncertainty of living.

          General and broad enough to be embroidered on throw pillows.

          I don’t harbor one conspiracy theory referenced in the article. If the authors like it simple and conventional then I’ll say that history can repeat itself and that its not paranoia if they’re really out to get you.

          • Larry Kelly

            Bigfoot was killed to cover the tracks of the Kennedy assassination by ancient alien weapons.

          • Cecelia

            White male police officers hid the truth from us.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Joe DiMaggio was behind the Kennedy assassination. Both of them.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      At least he didn’t end the interview with “Death to America.” CNN is a sad, sick joke.

  • Larry Kelly

    The only fun part of Trump’s silliness is how it make the media go screaming bonkers.

    • It’s not just the media going bananas. You have people who whine at every arched eyebrow on Fox now complaining that their news anchors don’t attack Trump! Because news anchors are supposed to render opinions, as long as the opinions are anti-GOP. Fox has anchors who will not attack Trump. Hey Einstein, every news channel should have anchors that don’t attack Trump. That’s not the job of a news anchor.
      I’m surprised I have to keep explaining this stuff.

      • As if to prove my point, after bitching about Hemmer and Harris Faulkner for (imaginary) support for Trump (a lie, but there you have it), Shep ripped Trump today mercilessly, and that’s just fine. Like I said, the objection is not to anchors editorializing, just when they editorialize (or they think/fabricate that they do) in the wrong way. Hypocrite.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Remember when the mark of good journalism was who, what, when, where and why? Smith either never learned that or forgot it.

          • GATXER

            “Remember when the mark of good journalism was who, what, when, where and why?”

            I dont think the teach that anymore…….that said IMHO Shep is 1 of the best in the business. When Big news breaks I look for him before any others.

          • I agree that Shep is the guy to turn to when news breaks. He goes off the reservation now and then, but just about everyone does it, and I’m not going to whine about Shep just because he may say something I don’t agree with. That’s the fun of having multiple points of view. I’m certainly not going to complain because news anchors don’t attack politicians they don’t like. That point of view is straight from Bizarro Planet.

          • GATXER

            Well I have to admit some of Shep best is when he went off the reservation…….the we dont torture is a classic. While in a perfect world I would like just for people to read the news to me and Fox clearly does that way more than others I can see how sometimes you “have” to call BS…..well BS.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Is he immune or something from the normal repercussions
          that would come from criticising other on-air talent? Besides it being an outright lie, it goes far over the line.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 free tv time
    4 Howard Kurtz
    3 FNC most watched
    2 help balance out
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Working at Salon means never having to say you’re sorry.

  • Michael T

    Note: I am only speaking of the biases of pov non-anchors below.

    My tendency is to appreciate (at least occasionally) a Bill O’Reilly who will mildly criticize Trump, a Joy Behar who will mildly praise Trump or a Mika who will criticize Hillary or a Bill Maher who will criticize Hillary or a Megyn who will criticize both Dems and Repubs.

    OTOH, commentators like Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity never seem to stray from the same predictable narrative. There are a few others on FBN, FNC, MSNBC and CNN who never seem to offer an opinion that is not predictable.

    Not only does it make for less than desirable television, but it also affects my ability to give them the respect for their opinions that they may sometimes deserve.

    • Marty

      You can add commentator Andrea Tantaros to your list of those “who never seem to offer an opinion that is not predictable.”

  • GATXER

    You cant figure out crazy people J$. Those haters have been yelling for months that CNN covers Trump to much and then complain when Trump does something they think is bad……fox doesn’t cover it enough.

    One of the twitter stooges is mad because the news media isn’t covering the PP murders enough because of the 2nd largest terrorist attack,,,,,,,only because of the motive for crying out loud.

    In the case of the disgraced twitter stooges there 3 largest targets just happen to be ALL Smart Women on Fox News…..the fact that 2 of them just happen to be women of color is NOT a coincidence IMHO…..so they cant be bothered with Shep.

    They stopped being media complainers and turned into political complainers months ago. They attack anyone on Fox or FBN who says things against people they like and stay silent on people who say things that support people they like…………its just like when Fox and MSNBC or CNN all do the same thing they only complain about Fox News and forget the other two…..of course its hypocrisy…..its what they do.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I didn’t see him do it and misunderstood what you meant. Not only do I stand corrected, but I owe Shep an apology for doing exactly what those online loons did.