Jan 272016
 
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Trump reminds me of Triumph the Insult Dog.

    • Cecelia

      Wouldn’t Trump would send him back over the border?

      • gc

        oh, the border crossing stories i can tell.

  • ramjet

    #DonaldDucks

  • Michael T

    I am beginning to think those speculating about Trump’s withdrawal like Bob Beckel, Brit Hume and others might be on to something.

    Basically what they are suggesting is that Trump saw more downside than upside to participating in the debate and the Fox News ‘tongue-in-cheek’ press release simply provided a convenient excuse to bow out. [food for thought]

    • gc

      i keep hearing the word petulant echo in my head. i should go to the doctor.

    • Cecelia

      He would have bowed out despite the crack from Ailes.

      1. The upside is that he doesn’t give Kelly the time of day. THAT is important to him. He is a man who always feels that his presence improves the fortunes of others and now per ratings he’s right.

      There is no quid pro quo for him. Kelly is in charge. He plays second fiddle to that. There’s the distinct probability that he turns in the typical lackluster performance and Kelly benefits more than he from the attention and gains even more gravitas from moderating.

      2. The move helps with Republicans and Democratic supporters who are mad as hell and enjoy such gestures.

      3. If he changes his mind he goes in having said that he played hardball. That HE is in control.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        If he were a real man, he would go and ask to make a brief statement. He would them apologize to Megyn Kelly for all of the insulting things he has said.

  • Grandpa D

    Happy 57th Birthday to Keith Olbermann!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Doesn’t act a day over 14.

  • Lurker

    Hmmm: Trump to appear on “O’Reilly Factor” tonight

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/27/hmmm-trump-to-appear-on-oreilly-factor-tonight/

    • Marty

      Well, if the clip just shown on Special Report is indicative of the entire interview, I think I’ll wash my hair.

      • homemaker

        Tonight my husband even said “No O’Reilly Factor tonight.” Thank goodness because we weren’t in separate rooms watching TV tonight for once. Haven’t had much patience for Bill these days.

  • The Concha link doesn’t go anywhere.

    • Yeah, it’s been a hectic day today. Fixed now. Sorry about that.

  • Marty

    I was out this afternoon driving around doing errands so I tuned into Rush Limbaugh out of curiosity. There were the callers who went on about how without Trump the country is lost and doomed and so on. There were those who thought Megyn Kelly was worse than evil and should be fired and on and on. Toward the end of his show, Rush spoke about how he knew MK personally and she had been at his wedding and that he thought she was a pro and had worked hard to get where she was. He was rather positive in his comments about her. I was surprised.

    • I can think of reasons why he said that toward the end of the show.

      • Marty

        I thought that too. Although there was one caller after the MK comments who said that MK was simply quoting Trump’s own words and if he was embarrassed it was pretty much his own fault. She defended MK’s professionalism, etc. Limbuagh thanked her for calling and said to stay tuned.

        • Cecelia

          Kelly quoted his words and then asked him how he was going to handle a campaign where Clinton would be quoting them too.

          Quoting them and pulling out the old straw that Trump is just a white guy woman hater.

          • Marty

            The oppo research the Dems will do on him if he is the nominee will pale in comparison to the “straw man” Megyn pulled on him.

      • Cecelia

        What reasons?

        • If he did it early in the show he’d have to defend his statements for 2+ hours to an audience that’s probably not on his side. Speaking up at the end of the show means he can take bows for taking a stand but not have to spend an entire day arguing it. He knows his audience and doesn’t want them tuning out.

          • Cecelia

            Good point.

  • ojfl

    I think Wemple is off base. After all Fox has been criticized in much the same manner by the president himself. So what is new?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      In a sane world, Barack Obama would be in a straitjacket and in a padded cell, scrawling with crayons held between his toes on the walls.

    • Cecelia

      There’s nothing new about thin-skinned spoiled brats.

      Both Trump and Obama are just the latest.

  • Larry Kelly

    Neat start of SPECIAL REPORT with what must have been a flyover above Bret with a drone doing a panorama of the debate center and its surroundings.

  • Larry Kelly

    Guest, “… so maybe Trump should come on this show.”
    Shep, “He’s never been invited. He never will.”

    • Cecelia

      Proving that Shep is as big a wiennie as Trump.

  • Marty

    Joe Scarborough getting ripped on twitter for his comments on this morning’s show and for having a daily 3 hour Trumpathon.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      All that I can say about Joe is, “I’ll buy the gas.”

      • Cecelia

        As in peekitiwa?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          As in gasoline or pimi.

          • Cecelia

            Ill never use any other term again.

    • Cecelia

      I bet Scarborough doesn’t want to debate “that”.

      She turn him over six ways to sunday.

      • Marty

        He wants to be DT’s Propaganda Minister. Sorry but he’s as big a pig as The Big D.

    • sky303

      Joe is right to say he would set himself on Fire , he couldn’t debate Megyn if he tried .

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  • Saintsfan720

    Does anybody know why Kennedy not on tonight?

    • Beats me. I asked around and nobody seems to know. It’s believed that the show was taped and ready to roll.

      • Saintsfan720

        She was on Shep today plugging the show and making fun of Trump. Very weird.