Jan 292016
 
  • I found another thing on line tonight but there’s no easy way to link to it and nobody’s written it up yet. Ronan Farrow posts a 10-second clip of Megyn Kelly labeled ‘casual bigotry’. He took a question where she challenged Christie about the neighbors of the San Bernardino shooters who should’ve called the cops. Megyn’s point was they’re Muslims, they saw packages, why should anyone call the cops for that? Ronan edited it to make it sound like Megyn was saying they were Muslims, they saw packages, that’s enough to call the cops.

    Utterly and wholly dishonest. I’d fire someone who pulled that, but I question if he’ll even bother to correct it, let alone apologize to Megyn Kelly. Geez this sort of thing riles me up. Why do these dishonest hacks not believe in Cable News Truth?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      He won’t apologize or correct it. Everything is fair when you are attacking Fox. And you are right, in a normal world, he’d be out the door. If he was lucky, they’d open it first.

    • Larry Kelly

      Probably get him another Cronkite award.

    • Marty

      This past week has generated an enormous uptick in lies and vulgarity on websites and social media. Sad, sad, sad.

    • GATXER

      anybody know which came first Ronan or media matters? I saw that pretty early last night…..can’t see him making that himself.

      I saw his make up tweet……NO way he watched the debate and then posted that.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Bill + Trump = more viewers in one night than all that ever watched AJAM in its lifetime?
    http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ratings-the-oreilly-factor-donald-trump-1201690842/

  • Larry Kelly

    Sherman used to get defended by Spud. He should see a priest.

    • Grandpa D

      Or Mr. Peabody.

      • Larry Kelly

        Pet boys are fine until Human Services finds out.

        • GATXER

          OK Larry i’m stealing that. That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen since #bigboypants….thank.

  • Larry Kelly

    If Scarborough had to pick a slimy weasel to fight with, he made a fine choice.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      You need to apologize to all weasels for that weaselist remark!

  • Larry Kelly
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      But…but…but…we were told elsewhere that this wasn’t so.

  • Michael T

    Marco Rubio — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (based on what the pundits said)

    The Good
    He is really surging in Iowa and his debate performance should only help.
    (Could he leap frog over Cruz — who had perhaps his worst debate — and finish second in Iowa on Monday? I think it’s at least a possibility.)

    The Bad
    Some minor criticism that his relentless intensity doesn’t seem to fit the forum — for better or for worse. (I tend to agree and liken him to an aggressive prosecutor making a closing argument in a murder case.)

    The Ugly
    Several twitter jokes about his intensity including a tweet about him going for the coffee rather than his well publicized water bottle connection.

    Conclusion (both at FNC and CNN):
    Debate Winner: Senator Rubio
    Debate Loser: Senator Cruz

    • gc

      thank you for watching for me. i would not bother to vote if cruz or trump were the nominee so i have mostly felt disgust and discouragement for months. i would for Rubio, or any of the governors, including those that have dropped out. not that any would be a george washington, but they would be better than the dem nominee. as much as i disdain obama, clinton, sanders, as much as i agree more with trump and cruz than obama clinton and sanders, i would still think trump and cruz would be worse for the country overall.
      now we have a lot of history buffs here, some us of alive during the Cuban missile crisis. remember trumpeting JFK as a hard line anti-communist. the media lies of him saving the world from nuclear Holocaust when the reality of the deal has killed millions of people. the deal, USSR no nukes in our hemisphere, the USA pulls nukes from turkey and turns a blind eye to weaponry other than nuclear spread throughout the region. i wonder if it is possible to calculate the deaths by AK47s in Latin America? note, not made there. extra aside: the only country i have seen American made rifles is in Mexico. the locals and staters have SKS and AKs, the feds had M16s, now M5s. i see them nowhere else. funny, eh?
      the point … stuff these presidents do take have effects from 30 to 50 years to possibly forever.
      look what the Carter Egyptian deal with Israel has done on the downside. generations in refugee camps.
      ok, need to check on the guys building the pool, thought i would say hi, and thnx for watching Michael. really helps.

      • Michael T

        YW.

      • Cecelia

        I don’t like any of the Republicam candidates. Not one.

        • gc

          but then there is Hillary. things just get worse and worse.

    • Cecelia

      What the hell was the threat to leave the stage from Cruz?

      It came out of nowhere.

      • Marty

        Mocking Trump is how I took it.

        • Michael T

          Exactly.

          My take as well.

          But unfortunately for him it wasn’t all that well received because his complaints (about being picked on) before that utterance overshadowed his attempt at humor.

          • Marty

            At first I thought Cruz was channeling Trump there, too. But I guess not. Works for Trump so maybe Cruz thought it would work for him.

        • Cecelia

          That went right by me.

          Am I tone deaf or did that fall flat?

          (My husband’s in my head saying “both”…)

          • Marty

            I can’t remember if it fell flat. Maybe. I just got it right away.

          • Cecelia

            In my defense I was listening not seeing…or hearing…

          • Marty

            Could be without the visual your mind could have wandered. I am a visual learner.

          • Cecelia

            I am someone without cable.

        • Yes. One for my team.

      • I must be the only person on the planet who took saw that as poking fun at the absent Trump. wemple seemed to get all worked up about it, as have a couple of others, but only place (don’t remember where) did I see someone who agreed with me that Cruz was joking.

        • Cecelia

          You have Marty and Michael on your side….and in the future I’ll claim to have caught that too.

        • Larry Kelly

          To me that was obvious. Even a bit funny.

  • Fox News Fan

    Love the Concha spin on ratings. Funny, how Joe after making his 18M prediction then tries to bash FNC for low ratings.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-somehow-wins-again-as-foxs-debate-ratings-cruzs-performance-both-underwhelming/

    Notice he doesn’t even point out that Trump only got around 3.5M viewers (Combined) on CNN & MSNBC.

    So FNC gets 13M/ Trump 3.5M (without live streams for both). Even COMBINED its not 18M

    He blew it back in December when he predicted 25M for MK II. And back then he completely ignored the FBN debate that would be taking place prior. HUGE MISTAKE.

    Everyone with a brain knows that Trump pulling out had nothing to do with Megyn Kelly (he only brought up this excuse after the FBN debate)….she and the other moderators were announced back in December. This had everything to do with Cruz getting in some great shots at Trump in the last debate. The only thing Trump scored on was hiding behind the 9/11 victims. That wouldn’t even have worked if more reporters had been truthful. So many, like Joe, clinging to the 9/11 b.s. crap instead of pointing out what NYC values are really about. And for those same reporters…they think the world revolves around NYC and them.

    No, Trump missed this debate because he didn’t want to get attacked mercilessly. So the guy who dodged the draft and attacked POW’s for getting captured…went and hid behind Veterans. Money raised from the 700 people who showed…funneled through the “Trump Foundation” and it won’t be till next year when the Foundation’s tax returns are out that we see what really happened. We know Trump’s “claims” are usually full of b.s. and have nothing in common with reality.

    I also love how Joe makes such a big deal about August being such slow news. Yeah, it is… and there was nothing on tv going against it and it was people’s first chance to see Trump against the rest of them. My goodness….did he think the 1st Trump debate would be the lowest rated??!

    But I guess that’s what passes for COMMENTARY on Mediaite… facts…reality be damned.

    • gc

      guess that is why it is not on the link list.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        It is. Third line from the bottom. Click on “meh.”

      • Look for Zurawik, then scan to the right.

        • gc

          i am not sure if you are making a joke or i am not seeing something right in front of me. i see a list of links on the right and mediate is not there. is my browser not set right?

          • Marty

            Links are at the top of this page under the heading Friday Links and Open Thread.

          • gc

            when i click it, i just go to the home page and see no links, so obviously i am either doing it incorrectly or have a settings issue. my bad.

          • gc

            oh i get it, you are referring to daily posted links, and i was referring to the official perpetual J$links on the side below. duh.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It is on this line – Zurawik: Fox moderators fine, but debate needed Trump. Concha: Meh.

            The hot link to the article is meh.

          • Michael T

            Did you make the same mistake I did per chance?

            I forgot to refresh the page.

          • gc

            no, i was referring to the links that are permanent on the right below beginning with “the cable game”

          • No I debated whether to include Mediaite but it covers so much stuff irrelevant to cable news, and has such a noxious comment section, that I decided I could link individual articles and that should suffice. Also the technical quality of their video posts isn’t all that great.

          • Marty

            It’s hard to believe that many noxious people could be together in one place. It’s a swamp.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I see it more as a toxic waste dump.

          • Marty

            Makes me laugh when the Don’t Get Banned rules are posted above the comment section. Then the inmates begin to opine and the comments get worse and worse. But don’t call names!!

          • gc

            visit Vice, that is where i dump all socio-pathological baggage.

          • Marty

            No thanks. Don’t want my computer getting toxic shock syndrome.

          • Cecelia

            What could be bad at a place called Vice?

          • Cecelia

            I’m absolutely that there are only about five commenters on the whole of Mediaite, three of them with tons of sockpuppets.

          • Marty

            Still in all, so much for “moderation”. But the pattern of some comments have a common theme.

          • Cecelia

            That would be ‘You should die and the horse you rode in on’.

          • Marty

            Well that and worse.

          • Well, that’s one more than newshounds.

          • Michael T

            Permanent links on the right?

            Hmmm.

            Now I’m confused. 😊

            I only see one set of links for Friday — or any other day — at the top of the page. Perhaps it’s different depending on the device and browser. (I’m using Firefox on a laptop.)

          • gc

            lol. joking right? below current archives.

          • Michael T

            I see it now.

            Not sure why I would go to the LINKS pane since there are only hyperlinks without Johnny’s descriptions.

            Namely,
            the cable game
            instead of
            TCG: Look who’s riding the Trump train!

            But ty for pointing it out. I think I’ll stick with the HOME button.

          • Hey, those sites pay me handsomely to be featured in my ever-popular LINKS pane. Well some do. Or will. Well one of these days somebody will. Might.

          • Larry Kelly

            Spud sends his love.

    • Fox News Fan

      I had forgotten something that J$ just pointed out on twitter. I had thought FBN just live streamed the event for everyone but J$ pointed out the cable systems opened up FBN for the debate as well…so FBN could have been available in more homes than FNC or CNN at that time.

      So the excuse of FBN is only in 70M homes and FBN debate did 11M….really falls FLAT for Concha now.

      Great reminder J$…keep the “newers” straight!

  • GATXER

    oh…I’ve been meaning to post that I saw Abby Huntsman during the storm reporting from the DC airport and thought she did OK….my guess is she needs time on the teleprompter…..trust me it not as easy as you might assume,,,,,,,,,,I know I didn’t realize just how hard it was till I had to do it……….that’s where seasoning comes in……….I know something we talked about a few weeks ago but i wanted to point it out.

    • Larry Kelly

      You know, I never saw her on that othe network. Every time I see her on FOX I have no complaints.

  • Larry Kelly

    Nice to see Tommy return to his once unpredictable self. Never will forget him flat out calling Markos Moulitsas a “piece of xxxx”.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      He wasn’t lying.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 blasts Beckel
    4 Megyn Kelly clear winner
    3 didn’t call on him
    2 smear Megyn Kelly
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Preliminary numbers: 11-13 million, four times MSNBCNN combined.

  • Cecelia
    • Grandpa D

      In the past few years Tucker seems to have grown up.
      Maybe it was ditching the dorky bow ties.