Jan 302016
 
  • Media Buzz videos: Hillary’s
  • Reliable Sources: Trump vs Fox; more Trump vs FoxBob and Laurie.
  • F&F video: Fox’s Embassy Suites Iowa setup.
  • Chris Hayes defends covering Thursday’s Trumpathon.
  • Camerota: Journalists are intimidated into not criticizing Trump.
  • Concha: Trump’s obsession with Megyn is at Stage Five stalker status.
  • Picchi: Who is that Saudi Prince anyhow?  The View video:
  • Special caucus weekend schedules: Fox News.   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: vs Trump; a media
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Concha is right. Trump is pathological when it comes to Megyn Kelly. And all because he didn’t like a question.

    • Cecelia

      Men are strange.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Some men. This is worth reading: http://spectator.org/articles/65335/grow

      • Larry Kelly

        When you’re strange
        Faces come out of the rain
        When you’re strange

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I hope that Megyn doesn’t have a bunny.

  • carolr527

    Disappointed in Jedediah’s comments on “The View.” She didn’t really have many flattering things to say about the Repub candidates.

    • Cecelia

      I don’t either.

  • Michael T

    Interesting contrast in headlines/comments between Mediaite, who some derisively call “Fox News lite” and CNN who some derisively call the “Communist News Network.”

    MEDIAITE HEADLINE
    Trumpless Debate Gives Fox News Its Second Highest-Rated Telecast Ever

    CNN COMMENT
    Thursday night marked the second lowest rated GOP debate of the season.

    Of course both statements are true. But I thought the contrast in point of emphasis was amusing,

    • Cecelia

      CNN with Trump offered up the competition to Thursday’s debate.

      Of CNN and Mediaite, who would have more of an interest in goosing things here?

      • Michael T

        Borderline interesting that Politico’s Hadas Gold elected to split the difference combining the two statements.

        “Fox News’ Trump-less debate Thursday night drew 12.5 million viewers, the second-highest telecast in the network’s history but the second lowest-rated GOP debate of the cycle thus far.”

        http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/01/fox-news-preliminary-ratings-218401#ixzz3ylFC3cTZ

        • Cecelia

          Politico featured this as well

          Ratings: Thursday’s GOP debate draws fewest viewers so far this cycle

          Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/01/ratings-last-nights-gop-primary-debate-poised-to-be-lowest-rated-so-far-217846#ixzz3ylHo2t00

          • Michael T

            FBN debate?

          • Cecelia

            Yeah, sorry. I couldn’t get the damn link pasted without it bumping into the colon and got carried away.

          • Michael T

            If I was as funny and witty as Larry Kelly, I would say something about my colon acting up today as well — damn Mexican food.

          • Larry Kelly

            Punctuation is overrated.

            Okay, that was disappointing.

          • Cecelia

            Words to live by if you’re gc.

          • gc

            my net punctuation is perfect.

          • Cecelia

            It’s gross.

          • gc

            how petty.

          • Cecelia

            Small change?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            There hasn’t been a good sitcom since WKRP.

          • Grandpa D

            Bailey Quarters was the Lilly Langtry of that time.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            (sigh!)

          • Larry Kelly

            Oh, so right.

          • gc

            then mike, i will rely on your telling me what they said. i just can’t listen to any of them anymore. there is hardly anything to me more like scratching a chalk board than a politician speaking. i prefer to have a 2nd hand telling than blowing up my tv.
            with all the options and stratification of technology how did it happen that they all sound horrible? i was so hopeful a year ago.
            i have not watched a sit com in 30 yrs, so no comment.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Fox News’ Trump-less debate Thursday night drew 12.5 million viewers, the second-highest telecast in the network’s history but the second lowest-rated GOP debate of the cycle thus far.

          There have been two debates on Fox. The frst one in August has around 18M viewers, the second one last Thursday had ~12.5M. Of course the one placing #2 would be the second highest and second lowest at Fox. This is what passes for journalism at Politico.

          • Michael T

            I could be wrong, but I think Hadas Gold is referring to all seven GOP debates.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I read it as being a typical Politico swipe at Fox.

    • sky303

      Trump inflated all the debates . where he was in , because there were his fan and the mockers watching to mock … Thursday’s was probably mostly watched by people who want to be informed .

      Also of course CNN is not going to say ” Yeah we got beat by Fox News even though he we ratings bait”

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Alisyn Camerota and other “journalists” should develop a backbone and stand up to the bully and his followers. I see a lot of comparison between the Trump followers and the Ron Paul bunch.

    • homemaker

      Really, truly pathetic to see Alisyn respond that way about telling the truth about Trump. What the hell is she? A friend to the viewers or the truth teller to them?

      • Marty

        They are afraid of him and his mouth. Who wants to be the next Megyn Kelly?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          People can’t let the bully get away with crap like he does. Stand up to him and tell the truth.

  • Last night I noticed the newshounds decided to come to the ‘defense’ of Bob Beckel, and in her own unique fashion Ellen Brodsky did so by telling her readers Beckel had relapsed back into his drinking problem. She has no evidence to support that whatsoever, and you can imagine how it must make Beckel feel. (What I’ve heard is was the split with Fox was not about drinking, tho sources will say no more about the details.)

    • GATXER

      The #laughing stocks are so confused right now….they hate EVERYBODY but who do they hate more…..the Trump-Kelly stuff is crazy…..people who HATE kelly and wouldnt defend her for almost anything suddenly have found that almost…….on Bob……I miss him but I saw him say that live on CNN and knew he was lying as soon as he said it…….I doubt anybody was fooled by it that follows that kind of stuff……of course the host didn’t challenge him on it and surely they follow who beats them in the ratings.

      • Cecelia

        I’m not following. What did Bob say?

        • GATXER

          BOB BECKEL, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: O’Reilly is scared to death of Megyn Kelly because Megyn Kelly has been beating him in ratings. The first time that’s happened since it’s been — Fox News Channel has been on the air.

          O’REILLY: Of course that is absolutely false. False, not true. And that’s why Beckel doesn’t work here at Fox anymore. He could not care less about facts.

          Of course BO is still #1…..Bob knows that and I’m sure the host knew that also.

          FYI: that’s a transcript from the disgraced newshounds but I saw Bob say it live so it seem right to me.

          • gc

            saw it posted on FNS site.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Lately, the truth seems to mean zilch at CNN.

    • Cecelia

      Why did she need to defend Bob?

      • O’Reilly did a memo the other day where he singled out Beckel for not telling the truth about O’Reilly’s feelings toward Megyn. The newshounds decided that Beckel, whom they previously ridiculed as a buffoon, needed defending, and in doing so Brodsky invented the theory that Fox fired him because he had started drinking again. Which there is no evidence for and from what I have heard is completely untrue. Nobody knows what the situation the triggered the firing exactly was because the principals agreed not to reveal the details. Bill’s comments about Beckel are available in Friday’s links.

        • Cecelia

          Thanks.

          With a defense like that who needs critics.

          • Today’s RS links include the segment with Bob Beckel and Laurie Dhue.

          • It just occurred to me that both Beckel and Laurie had substance abuse problems. They probably had some interesting talks in the green room about what they went thru.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Now I have that Manfred Mann song stuck in my head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSOOdHbLUbg

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I wonder if his firing had anything to do with his refusal to stop cussing on-air.

          • There was a report somewhere that said he had back surgery and developed a dependency on prescription pain killers. I wouldn’t consider that to be gospel so don’t take it as such. The only person in a position to know, other than Beckel himself, is O’Reilly, and what I took from his comments about Beckel is that perhaps Bob wasn’t exactly honest and forthcoming with Fox about the existence or nature of his difficulties. That too is tea-leaf reading but I don’t think O’Reilly’s comments can be ignored as he’s in a position to know the circumstances.

          • GATXER

            Sounds @ right to me J$…..but one thing I KNOW for sure NO ONE at Newshounds knows more about it than my cat does.

            FYI:
            http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-new-day-awkwardly-quizzes-bob-beckel-on-fox-news-leave-of-absense/

            “While the official story at the time was that Beckel was recovering from back surgery, Mediaite reported at the time that he actually took a leave of absence to receive treatment for a pain killer addiction. But Beckel unsurprisingly did not feel the need to address his more recent battle with addiction on live television.”

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I doubt that we’ll ever know. I do remember them mentioning his back surgery on The Five. What had popped into my convoluted mind was Chuck Barris telling Jaye P. Morgan that the newtork was coming down on him for her flashing on-air, and if she didn’t stop, he’d have to fire her. She didn’t, and he did. I thought mabye Beckel was told to cut it out and didn’t.

        • Cecelia

          Looks like Beckel is playing to the crowd.

  • GATXER

    So last night was my Sanders event in Iowa. Huge crowd. Not sure I’m looking forward to being a Democratic poll judge this year as huge turnout days suck…..but by the time it gets to IL…who knows.

    Anyway…..I saw Ed Henry doing a live shot which was cool. I wondered if he would get harassed by Newshounds and stodge types but I saw none of that. I also got to see one of my favorite young actors and Bernie Sander all in one night with a little Fox News thrown in……..maybe this living next to Iowa won’t be so bad after all………and after Monday the ads on TV will stop and I can watch Adam-12 without hearing how great Jeb Bush is.

    • gc

      lol

    • Larry Kelly

      1-Adam-12

      • Grandpa D

        Milner was better driving a Corvette.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Poor guy was killed by Jack Cassidy in “Columbo.”

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 Fox News
    4 defends covering
    3 Journalists are intimidated
    2 Stage Five stalker
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 The View video: Jedediah Bila.

  • sky303

    If someone told me in January of 2015 , that Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow would be the hosts of MSNBC election coverage or the preview show tonight , I would have said they were crazy….

  • Larry Kelly

    Watching FULL MEASURE today gave a perspective on OBAMACARE that a room of fair minded people would be inspired to tar and feather Obama before sending him back to Chicago.

    • homemaker

      Really like the show. She tells stories the media really doesn’t want to cover.