Dec 312016
 
  • Ella Fitzgerald: 
  • The Jack Benny Program video:  (1961)
  • Six questions for fighter jet pilot / Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle.
  • Jesse Watters rebuffs critics: ‘I stand by my work.’  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Videos: Why Shannon Bream  Fox & Friends
Dec 302016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Kimberly Guilfoyle-Eric Bolling-Ed Henry 1-2-3.
  • Russia denies school closing report, accuses CNN of airing ‘fake news’.
  • Video: Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds.   43 Across.
  • Zakaria interviews POTUS and top staffers in Voices from the Obama Years.
  • Abby apologizes for erroneous report…that understated food stamp fraud.
  • Gretchen Carlson honored by CNN, will guest-host an hour of NBC’s Today.
  • Q&A: Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle.  Newsers named to distinguished list.
  • Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 292016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Sandra Smith-Eric Bolling-Kim Guilfoyle 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Since when are diverse perspectives bad for a cable news net?
  • Rothstein: Greta in line for MSNBC’s 6:00 pm slot; Joe’s bland welcome.
  • The 2016 cable news program ranker: Fox News holds 14 of top 15 slots.
  • Gold: MSNBC rebrands Morning Joe as your source for the latest Trump news.
  • Q&A: Eric Bolling thinks this is the New Year’s Eve FNC will beat Coop.   More.
  • Kelly File video: Muslim author Asra Nomani for supporting Trump.
  • Koblin: A banner year for cable news.  Wemple: Tucker Carlson, Fox’s ‘sexist pig‘.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 282016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Ed Henry-Bill O’Reilly-Doug McElway 1-2-3.
  • 2016 numbers: Fox News tops all cable; MSNBC, CNN improve.
  • Kim Guilfoyle ‘flattered and honored‘ to be considered for Press Secy.
  • Sunday Showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources. Weekend numbers.
  • Is Greta about to resurface?   Hogue: Is F&F‘s sweet Abby a ‘mean girl‘?
  • CNN, ‘constantly not news‘, now loses to HGTV.  CNN’s news you can use.
  • Video: Journalist Eli Lake says he’s Obama’s Israel policy.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 272016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Tucker Carlson-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Don Lemon has a bright idea: let’s refuse to report any Trump tweets.
  • Kelly File video:  Megyn tells the real reasons Hillary wouldn’t talk to her.
  • Playbook: Speculation swirls around Greta and MSNBC’s vacant 6pm slot.
  • Snopes: No, CNN didn’t use shots of the same girl for three different crises.
  • Hasson: Claims by Brian Williams et al about ‘fake news’ may be hyperbolic.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
Dec 262016
 
  • Book TV video: Dana Perino discusses her life, her career…and Jasper.
  • MediaBuzz videos: Facebook media the
  • Reliable Sources videos: Josh EarnestJen Psakisocial media; Obama vs Fox.
  • The Cable Game: Newshounds’ fake news dishonors two religions’ holy days.
  • Ozzie and Harriet video: The  Peggy Lee:
  • Bauder: Post-partisan depression hits MSNBCNN, but FNC ratings defy trend.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter  FBN’s best year ever.  
Dec 252016
 

frebergEvery year on this day we present Stan Freberg’s enduring Christmas parable. Produced well over a half century ago, its message remains timeless:

  • Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$       album

Classic Christmas radio broadcasts:

  • Lux Radio Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life  
  • Dragnet: A .22 Rifle for Christmas  
  • Lux Radio Theater: Miracle on 34th Street  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter  

Classic Christmas television episodes:

  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas  
  • Dragnet 1968: The Christmas Story  
  • Newhart: No Room at the Inn  
  • Night Gallery: The Messiah on Mott Street 
  • Roswell: A Roswell Christmas Carol  amazon  hulu+  netflix  iTunes

Classic Christmas movies:

Sounds of the season:

  • Olivia Newton-John and Bob Hope: Silver Bells  
  • David Ian: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     album
  • George Shearing: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen      album
  • Theresa and Mike Levy: The First Noel    album
  • Ellis Marsalis: Silent Night     album
  • Crystal LewisO Holy Night     album

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from johnny dollar’s place.

Dec 242016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Shannon Bream-The Five-Eric Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Fox & Friends video: with the Huntsman family.
  • CNN offers streaming yule log on Facebook.   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Videos: The Gathering (1977);  Ozzie and Harriet: The
  • Your Buzz videos: briefings; tweets; briefings.
  • Johnny Dollar: The  Lisa Ono:
Dec 232016
 
  • The Cable Game: CNN media critics tend not to apologize.
  • Video: Meghan McCain treatment of Ivanka and family.
  • Tucker: Hollywood is going out of business.   Megyn is mad at Shutterfly.
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: 2016 ruined political tv drama.  Craig Melvin’s crib.
  • Mary Tyler Moore video: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid.  Ella:
  • Videos: on Brian Stelter; on Trump’s rallies.
  • Stossel a trailblazer for libertarianism.  Flap over Fox News fees continues.
  • Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
Dec 222016
 
  • The Five video: Brian Stelter in hoax tweet discussion.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Jesse Watters-Tucker Carlson-Bolling 1-2-3.
  • How Ainsley Earhardt hit her stride in 2016.  Michaela loses an hour.
  • Concha: Fox News has no conflict of interest with Kimberly Guilfoyle.
  • Q&A: Anthony Bourdain on the ‘hatred’ and ‘racism’ engulfing America.
  • Videos: Rachel Maddow with Seth Meyers
  • That Girl video: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid.   Stan Freberg:
  • Happening Now videos: Jon Scott and the story of Bubby
  • Chris Matthews can’t get enough of Love, Actually.   Gutfeld: Tucker’s secret.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
Dec 212016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Eric Bolling-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Lawsuit against Megyn/FNC thrown out.  Push for Kimberly strengthens.
  • Salutin: How did Jake Tapper become a hero?  Q&A: CNN’s Barbara Starr.
  • Farhi: How Ed Schultz went from MSNBC lefty to mouthpiece for Moscow.
  • Did Stelter help promote potentially fake news by uncritically retweeting it?
  • The Cable Game: Noted opponent of ‘fake news’ serves up some of his own?
  • Holmes: The ongoing meltdown over ‘fake news’ is starting to get ridiculous.
  • Dancing with Elephants: On vacation with Coop.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Megyn Kelly-produced series announces cast, premiere date.   Today’s oops.
  • Warren:  Brian Williams’s (low-rated) show is quietly ‘conquering‘ late night.
  • Concha: Media should err on the side of caution when airing videos of death.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Radio host says Trump nominees literally
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
Dec 202016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson/Bret Baier 1- 2/2 tie.
  • New Years on FNC: Kimberly, Bolling, Watters, Kennedy, and friends.
  • Treacher: Eichenwald says it was just a jokeand a secret coded message.
  • Steve Hilton signs as FNC contributor.  Whither the War on Christmas?
  • ICN chides MSNBC for using political analyst Halperin as a news anchor.
  • Somerby: Rachel Maddow recognized for 2016 journalistic achievement.
  • Flood: O’Donnell’s viewers are helping Malawi, Africa one desk at a time.
  • How Sean Hannity became a conservative influential.  Q&A: Eric Bolling.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz beats Reliable Sources.   Weekend numbers.
  • CNN’s Rye: TSA ‘vaginal pat-down‘ violated my ’emotional and physical safety’.
  • Videos: on hacking ‘evidence’; on fake news.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter
Dec 192016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Eric Bolling-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Treacher: Good news, Kurt Eichenwald is all right after all.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter
  • F&F video: on pressuring electors to switch their votes.
  • ICN nitpicks reports on Megyn’s fashions and Thomas Roberts’s demotion.
  • Q&A: Megyn Kelly and Wemple discuss Hemmer, Tucker, Media Matters, etc.
Dec 172016
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Trump; CNN and
  • Reliable Sources videos: How to cover Trump; PolitiFact; press freedom.
  • MSNBC cancels Live with Thomas Roberts.  Chris Hayes makes book.
  • F&F video: High above NYC Abby Huntsman beats
  • From his basement, Olbermann citing nonexistent Eichenwald reports.
  • No one tells Megyn Kelly what to wear.  Video: with Colbert.
  • YourBuzz videos: Fox’s a Harry
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The  Sunday talkers: preview.
Dec 162016
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Q&A: Bill O’Reilly talks media, Obama’s legacy, changes at FNC, and more.
  • Joe and Mika slam CNN’s ‘fake news’, defend themselves against ‘the haters’.
  • Video: on the hidden agenda behind a restaurant review.
  • 2016 numbers: Fox News tops all basic cable.   CNN losing its VP of diversity.
  • Video: Eichenwald talk with Tucker is and an instant classic.
  • Impartial MSNBC reporter: Trump putting Putin ahead of the American public.