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  • Friday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity-Don Lemon 1-2-3.
  • Wemple: Proof of Trump’s deranged obsession with Megyn Kelly.
  • Flood: Megyn Kelly’s vacation has nothing to do with Donald Trump.
  • Out# videos: Judge Nap on Hillary’s legal issues
  • Concha: They can do it all…three underrated cable news winners.
  • Kilmeade video: her imminent blessed event.
  • Reisman: Lou Dobbs erupts in a twitter storm stumping for Trump.
  • Feldman: Five reasons why Trump is wrong to go after Megyn Kelly.
  • Gold: Cable nets reach out to find talking heads who support Trump.
  • Rutenberg: Trump tiff with Megyn typifies his symbiosis with media.
  • Concha: Fox News right to rip Trump; here’s what they should do next.
  • Feldman: Anthology of all Fox News statements defending Megyn Kelly.
  • Watters World video: Tape shows MSNBC host supported
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Concha is right. Shut down the jerk’s free airtime with Hannity, Greta, O’Reilly and Bolling. Let him pout for a while.

    • Marty

      Dream on.

      • Unfortunately, you’re right. The four hosts NN listed, in addition to F&F, will continue to book Trump and his adult children for softball interviews. The exception is O’Reilly, who will challenge him at times.

        • Greta is not a confrontational interviewer, so she doesn’t treat Trump Inc interviews much different from other candidates. I think there’s some merit in Concha’s suggestions, but there’s a downside. I’d have a problem with a news org that gives interviews to all the candidates except one who’s blacklisted. In a way it’s what Trump himself does by picking and choosing whom he’ll talk to, but I’m not sure I want news nets to use Trump tactics, even against Trump. I think you have to offer interviews to all, but not everyone will get on The Factor. Some will be booked with Shep or Megyn. Institute a no phone-in rule on F&F and apply it to all candidates. There are ways to do it without a full blacklist type of thing.

          • Cecelia

            The no phone-in policy should absolutely be everyone’s standard. Chris Wallace has been the only media member who has adhered to that.

            I don’t think Fox (or any media enterprise) should demand that their talent boycott anyone.

            This should be the obvious response from all Kelly’s peers and a voluntary one.

        • Marty

          Hannity has another hard-hitting, in-depth interview scheduled with Trump tonight. Not.

          • 10pm is a good time to catch up with Supergirl or Gotham. This interview BTW was taped so far in advance I think it was before Trump’s latest round of Kelly tweets.

            Cruz is getting two hits tonight: Bret Baier and later Megyn Kelly. Plus CNN is giving everybody about 25 minutes each.

          • Larry Kelly

            10:00 PM is my date with Better Call Saul, but God gave me a DVR to savor my DC shows. I mean, how many kids fabricated a false wall in his closet to hide his self-made Superman costume?

          • Cecelia

            My husband and I have been doing a marathon spring cleansing of getting rid of everything that he…doesn’t think we need…

            We’ve now done all the heavy lifting and celebrated with a breakfast of wine drinking, patting ourselves on the back, and reading aloud things the other party has no real interest in.

            I foresee an identical lunch and supper. We won’t see 10pm…

          • Larry Kelly

            Sharing brings joy.

          • Cecelia

            Wish you had been here for the treadmill removal.

          • DC shows are pretty good, but Marvel will always be first in my heart.

          • Larry Kelly

            I was a boy when Stan Lee and the great Jack Kirby revolutionized Marvel. My introduction to Lee was his hosting a letters to the editor section of the comics. I thought he was the coolest, funniest guy on the planet.

          • Somewhere I have a 10-second video clip of Stan Lee on with, I think, Cavuto, where Lee says “I love Fox News!” I doubt he really meant it, but I can recall posting it just to tweak the tweakable. I’ve looked for that several times and have yet to find it.

            The only comic I ever bought regularly was Spider-Man…and the letters section was the first thing I’d read.

          • Larry Kelly

            Used to get bribed to go to Sunday school by being allowed to buy a comic on the way home. Recall the cost at 12¢.

          • ojfl

            Blindspot runs at that time. Much better than listening to Trump…

          • I like Blindspot but it’s getting increasingly convoluted and unlikely, though not as preposterous as Quantico.

          • ojfl

            I find the same. It is still a good show but if they make it even harder to follow they will lose viewership.

  • Larry Kelly

    If anyone thinks that the fat, thuggish Rev. Al of 1992 is the same man as the thin presidential advisor on MSNBC today… they’re probably right.

  • Re: “Reisman: Lou Dobbs erupts in a Twitter storm stumping for Trump”: “Conspiracy-laden” and “anti-immigrant” were all I could take from Reisman. Your headline, J$, should have been enough for me. And these Mediaite commenters think the site is conservative?!

    • Cecelia

      On Twitter Reisman just compared Trump calling Elizabeth Warren “that Indian woman” with Castro jailing political dissidents.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Elizabeth Warren has about as much indian blood as Larry’s dog.

        • Larry Kelly

          Beginning to think my dog’s not Irish either. She did get into the box of Lucky Charms once though.

          • Cecelia

            They’re magically delicious.

      • He would make that stretch.

  • Marty

    Funny tweet: If Castro keeps getting questions like these he’s going to start tweeting about Megyn Kelly.

    • Larry Kelly

      Lessen to Trump: don’t let the questions upset you, just don’t answer them.

      • Marty

        He’s good at not answering questions. Not letting it upset him- not so much.

  • ojfl

    Lou Dobbs has become a single issue anchor. Just like Ann Coulter. Immigration was always his pet initiative and the reason he left CNN, was it not? Now he found someone channeling his views.

  • Today’s most popular links:
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    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Watters World video: Tape shows MSNBC host supported ‘offing the pigs’.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Here’s hoping that Jenna Lee has a happy and healthy baby.