May 182016
 
  • Larry Kelly

    There was a day when a “Shermanesque statement” was definitive. Now it’s just crap.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      No, Gabe Sherman gives crap a bad name.

  • Wemple and Zurawik would only have been satisfied if Megyn physically abused Trump. I thought the interview was fine. The Donald stuck to his talking points–i.e. counterpuncher–but I still liked it. The rest of the interviews were good, too.

    Re: “Cable newsers win Jeopardy! cash for charity”: But it took an agonizing maingame to get there. There was too much hemming, hawing, and clulessness.

    • Fox News Fan

      I haven’t seen really anyone say her interview with Trump was very good at all. Some have praised the Lavern Cox interview.

      • I liked the Laverne Cox interview.

    • Grandpa D

      Jeopardy! – I’ve never seen that many answers left unused.

      • Time was wasted on introductions and interviews.

        • Grandpa D

          They were all trying to avoid being another Wolf Blitzer.
          https://youtu.be/DVC28oemocA

          • I remember that. Coop and Lara Logan were awfully close to Wolf’s level last night.

          • In fact, I just remembered that I gave up watching before Final Jeopardy because I was so aggravated. I decided to avoid the rest of Power Players Week, particularly because Louis C.K. (D-Comedy) is on tonight.

      • Larry Kelly

        I’ll take CUT THE CRAP for $200, Alex.

  • Fox News Fan

    Pray for Gerri Willis. She’s the 3rd FBNer currently battling cancer.
    (John Stossel and Brenda Buttner are also battling it)

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/05/18/gerri-willis-have-breast-cancer.html

  • Fox News Fan

    Politico certainly gets it right. Softball after Softball. Fox certainly promoted this to the nth degree. They may not be so lucky in fooling the public the next time around..

    Megyn didn’t even ask about Trump skipping the debate and hiding behind Veterans.. and how the majority of the money supposedly raised has never gone to the various Vets groups.

    Nixon-Frost it was not, with Kelly serving up softball after softball in
    an encounter that was, for all the hype, ultimately unrevealing.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/trump-kelly-223303

    • Cecelia

      That claim’s on speed dail.

    • I’m sorry the interview did not meet your expectations.

      • Cecelia

        Don’t be. Anything short of kneecapping the guy would have disappointed him.

        • Exactly Joe Concha’s point.

          • Fox News Fan

            Oh bull…Concha blew that article. And for any of Megyn’s true feelings….about Trump BUY HER BOOK….oh yeah….after the election! ha ha

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I agree with you Mike on Concha. And try to ignore attempts to bait you.

    • Michael T

      Well it certainly wasn’t Bret Baier vs. Barack Obama.

      But I didn’t expect it to be, which is probably why I wasn’t disappointed.

      The only segment I didn’t enjoy was the interview with Robert Shapiro. But this was for reasons totally unrelated to Megyn, Bill Geddie or Fox.

  • As I predicted yesterday, Megyn/Trump got slammed by NCIS. NCIS was huge, with more viewers than the other three nets combined.

    • carolr527

      Of course – it was Tony DiNozzo’s last episode!

      • Cecelia

        My Tony!

    • Grandpa D

      And it was very well done; one of their best episodes. Better than Ziva leaving episode.

    • I’ve never seen an episode of NCIS or its spinoffs. I know of the cast, though.

      • Larry Kelly

        Me neither. Never got over the canceling of M Squad.

      • I started because NCIS was itself a spinoff…from JAG, one of the most underrated series of all time. Got hooked on it and it has run an impossibly long time. It may end up setting a record.

        • Fox News Fan

          Of course the 1st season of JAG wasn’t very good. NBC dumped it and they dumped “elf ears” Tracy Needham.

          It was Catherine Bell’s breasts that saved JAG

          • GATXER

            ah….first season JAG with guest star Fox News host Oliver North as himself.

            Funny Bell’s breasts never did anything for me. LOL

          • Bill O’Reilly played himself in an episode of JAG (later reprising his signature role for an ep of Rizzoli and Isles).

          • Cecelia

            Didn’t you once post a pic of Isles standing in line to buy O’Reilly’s book at a book signing?

          • You have an excellent memory.

          • Cecelia

            For all things unimportant.

          • GATXER

            Yea I remember BO show……..good change from that ZNN stuff…..but I did like that main ZNN reporter stuart something.

            You know BO used to do those himself things but he seems to stopped…..guess he doesn’t need the PR anymore

        • GATXER

          I was thinking last night that its weird that we haven’t seen many of JAG’s actors as crossovers……there have been some…..but the creator of the shows is famous for it…..IE Blacksheep and Magnum….quantum leap…….it has to be actors choice that AD. Rabb hasn’t been on or AD magnum…….oh well maybe someday.

          • There were one or two early on in NCIS, and a few seasons ago JAG’s ‘Admiral Chegwidden’ appeared as Gibbs’s attorney. There may be others I’m forgetting. Petty Officer Coates, who was a recurring character over several JAG seasons, has not resurfaced but the actress (whom I always liked) is playing a new character on NCIS New Orleans.

          • GATXER

            Did NOT know that about NCIS New Orleans…….I have ALL the eps on my hard drive but I only watched the first 2.

            I loved the Admiral Chegwidden shows on NCIS……….the creator loves to reuse actors from one show to another………I guess I’m just too big of a JAG fan……I could use a little Harm.

    • homemaker

      Gotta say, it did present a whole new story that I was not prepared for. But, I am sad that Ziva is gone. I loved her character!

      • Cecelia

        They’ve left it opened for Ziva to come back perhaps. It’s not like the plot line they did with Kate.

        I loved Ziva, but Kate was my favorite of the two. I loved Gibbs’ old boss Mike too.

        • GATXER

          Saw a interview with the actor who plays Tim…..he pretty said as much about Tonys………haven’t all the dead come back in one form or another…….kates been back…..mikes been back………didn’t even Jenny come back as a ghost.

          • Cecelia

            They aren’t ghosts per se, but colleagues and family who haunt Gibbs’ heart.

    • Larry Kelly
    • Fox News Fan

      She didn’t lose as many viewers as she could have from 1st half to 2nd half.

      1st half hour got a .09 (18-49). 2nd half got a .07.

      And then for households it did a 3.3 (first 30) and dropped to a 2.9 (2nd 30)

  • Larry Kelly
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      That may be the first coherent thought that Mika has had in years.

      • Larry Kelly

        I saw Rachael Maddow shooting a gun Sunday so you just never know.

        • Cecelia

          That must be the Colbert factor.

  • Concha, you’ve done it again. Great column.

    • Joe Concha

      Thanks Mike. Just call ’em as I see ’em.

      • You’re welcome.

      • Fox News Fan

        I checked your article again on mediaite. Still now UPDATE with all those corrections I pointed out

        You mean you call them as your SHILL em. Lets not forget you can’t speak bad about FNC or their peeps. Still claiming Dana Loesch is a FNC contributor?

        • Joe Concha

          Is that remotely English?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Reads like authentic Frontier Gibberish.

  • GATXER

    For those obsessed people who think Harris MUST be a republican supporter because she has said “Democrat Party” I provide this link…………..I’m sure Trump is looking forward to ALL the MSNBC host’s support…….that KEITH OLBERMANN vote has to be a good one.

    http://johnnydollar.us/2008a/kuv230845143.html

  • Larry Kelly
  • gcblues

    so is that like the same Gabe Sherman appearing on WADR in just 3 mins?

  • Fox News Fan

    Does Concha just hope and pray Fox hires him. The guy has Howard Kurtz Trumper syndrome. The interview was a major letdown regardless if you support Trump or not. It came across as a Trump PR piece and Megyn’s fawning and giggling didn’t help things.

    And why is the guy using 25-54 ratings? And I don’t know what ratings he’s looking at but “New Girl” did a 1.1 (18-49..the DEMO that matters). It did a 1.2 (in the cable news demo 25-54). Difference in the shows…New Girl did a 1 with adults 50+.

    Megyn did a .08 (18-49). A 1.2 (25-54). And a 6 in the 50+ category.

    Presents also finished with a 26 percent increase in the key 25-54 demo over last week’s offering (New Girl)–Concha Claim

    Funny how they both did a 1.2 in 25-54 but somehow that’s a 26% increase??! Hmmm
    Must be that “new math” people talk about.

    Of course he didn’t mention the BIG % DECREASE Megyn’s show actually had versus New Girl last week… in the all important ad demo.

    And then Concha brings up Michelle Fields. Of course, he fails to mention Megyn Kelly not asking her about that. Part of Michelle’s problem is she listened to bad advice IMO. I was telling her from the beginning to stay on media and hit it. I also said to file police charges so Trump would be forced to turn over the video…because I knew there had to be a ton of security camera’s there. She hardly did any media… which lets the Trump people spin things there way. She wasn’t out there calling them out on their bs constantly. And then after it came out with uncorroborated reports from Secret Service etc… people let it go for the most part because the Trumpers controlled the story.

    Fall out. Eric Bolling flat out lied about Michelle and her return to #CashinIn

    Jessica Tarlov who stood up for Michelle has been off #CashinIn for 7 weeks now…after being a regular for around a year.

    Betsy Woodruffs…who stood up for Michelle on Greta (Trump Shill) show. She had been a regular appearing all the time. I don’t think she’s been back since she stood up for Michelle on air. Same with her appearances on Lou Dobbs show. She’d been a regular there pretty much… but yet… Trump Sychophant Dobbs hasn’t had her back. But of course… Trump is his “Jesus” as Bill O calls it.

    But funny how the REAL FALLOUT of what happened to Michelle and those who supported her don’t worry a CONCHA story.

    • Larry Kelly

      If I see the word “Concha” in your post with a rapid eye scan, I just move on.

      • You get that far?

        • Fox News Fan

          Of course it were Erik or some other writer who said something about Fox, you’d be pointing out their long bias, pointing out inaccuracies etc. But Joe’s always good for BEST RT’s of the week…so can’t upset him! lol

        • Larry Kelly

          I was being nice.

          • Joe Concha

            It seems particualrly upset today. Maybe the restraining order was expanded from 50 yards to 50 kilometers of any female television talent.

            Of course, this is the same creepy adult who was talking about an actress’ breasts being the reason CIS was doing well, so there’s that.

          • Fox News Fan

            LMAO! Restraining Order?! Sure thing! Another hilarious joke from Concha

            If someone could get a restraining order for commenting about reporters laughable bad reporting…Keith Olbermann would have gotten one years ago.

            Did you fix all your blunders in your MK article? Everyone knows how you won’t mention the corrections here.

            Who’s breasts helped CIS? And who discussed that? Or did you blow it again… and did you mean Catherine Bell and JAG?! ha ha

          • Joe Concha

            Grown adult on comment sections talking about this stuff and bragging about it. You really are a winner.

          • Fox News Fan

            Too bad I can’t be more like 69 year old Trump! ha ha And talk about flat chested women etc. Or a guy who’d date his daughter etc. Yeah, Trump is sure an outstanding guy and you loved Megyn giggling etc with him last night.

            Ah yes, more name calling….when you get busted yet again for your numerous mistakes. Maybe one day you can man up and debate substance instead of little name calling when you are wrong time after time…. Again… KEITH OLBERMANN. You’re on the wrong site to attack people who go after horrible “journalists”! ha ha

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It gives crazy a bad name.

          • TheMightyINB

            I’m starting to get the impression that he doesn’t like you.

          • Cecelia

            He’s a he. Not an it.

      • Fox News Fan

        Of course…because we know how most of the posters around here will rip every writer to shreds…including snide remarks before them in the links section etc….but heaven forbid anyone rip a FNC Sycophant.

        Funny how Concha won’t say anything bad about FNC. Did you see him get called out on twitter and see his example?! ha ha He falsely claimed DANA LOESCH was a FNC Contributor and how he called her out. LMAO Joe–never one to care about accuracy!

        Of course the people around here don’t care how many things he gets wrong etc. Facts aren’t big around here unless its someone attacking Fox. Then the whining and complaining.

        • TheMightyINB

          I’d hate to think what you’d be writing if you WERE obsessed with Concha.

    • TheMightyINB

      There’s more of that obsession you clearly don’t have.

      • Fox News Fan

        Like people around here with Erik and others?? Or with sites like NewsHounds etc?? Yeah… boy talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

        And its a shame people can’t stick with the substance of all the mistakes he makes in those articles. No…just lame name calling. Who cares if it seems nobody edits his work on Mediaite before he shoves it out there.

        But I was a fan of OLBERMANN WATCH. That site went after Keith for probably 5 years straight. Almost every day. Did entire write ups each day of his show etc. Funny how so many around here forget about that great site and the work they did…going after BATHTUB BOY.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.

          • GATXER

            GATXER has to clean soad of the monitor once again.

          • I liked Ted Levine better on Monk.

          • Cecelia

            I’m not a fan of calling anyone “it”.

          • And for good reason.

          • Cecelia

            I noticed it doing the last kerfuffle and cringed, but didnt catch it this time until Nixon made me look.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I was playing off Concha referring to the pest as “it,” adding a movie quote.

        • Cecelia

          It was a great site till the trolls caused Bob to have to erect some gateway software that killed it.

          It enraged the trolls to see like-minded people, who do not think as they do, shooting the bull and enjoying each other.

          Of course, they couldn’t start their own blog where they lambasted us. Why that would mean we might not see it. They had to take all the tricks they do to OW.

          Those tyrants always have to make you pay.

        • TheMightyINB

          Except you whine about things that are either (A) incorrect (as in you’re wrong), (B) stuff that is insignificant and trivial, (C) stuff that is relative ancient history.

          And you lied when you said you weren’t obsessed.

          • Fox News Fan

            Funny…how people don’t point out when I’m wrong (A)….yet they just resort to lame name calling etc.

            No…not obsessed. If I were…I’d be on mediaite all the time looking for his little columns. I’d be on his twitter feed looking at it etc. I’m not. I could care less. Watch how few comments there would be if links to his articles weren’t posted here. And why does he hang out here? What’s the point of that? Not enough sycophants for him on Mediaite? I mean… the big boy will go block people who question him or call him out for all his inaccuracies.

            But I do think you’re obsessed with me.

          • TheMightyINB

            They point it out all the time, you ignore it over and over again! And since you’ve been saying the same thing for months, they’ve started ignoring you! How are you not aware of that?

            You said you were banned from both Twitter and Mediate. We’re you lying then or now?

            You are obsessed and whine almost daily.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Trumped journalism
    4 Gerri Willis
    3 Megyn passes
    2 bankrupt interview
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 The Cable Game: Gabriel Sherman throws Megyn Kelly under the bus.

    • gcblues

      i saw Sherman on WADR. he seemed so sure that he was reporting on the inside operations of not just FOX, but the WSJ. donnie and mark were giving him amen corner nods. according to him he knows Ailes and Rupert better than i know the circle of 5ths or my ex-wife. i really have no idea, maybe he is a hacker and has offices bugged but my BS meter was in the red zone. i know nothing about the guy, of course, but i would be interested if someone knew and posted a quick Vitae. i mean he looks like a scraggly occupy guy, seriously, he has the inside scoop knowledge like for certains…… “when my right eye twitches, i know my baby lies …….” miss Big Twist.

  • Fox News Fan

    Who would ever suggest JAG used Catherine Bell’s body (breasts) for ratings??! HA HA HA

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ASlrYkAQ4l4/TSNrJ2-SbbI/AAAAAAAACUw/5m7MnoZWrhk/s1600/catherinebell200503241653.JPG

    • Cecelia

      I was going to suggest that you run Catherine Bell’s breasts up the flag pole and we’d salute them and low and behold you did.

    • Cecelia

      You have terrible taste in tv shows.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Hey! I liked Hee Haw.

        • Cecelia

          There has to be a 12 Step Program for that.

          • Larry Kelly

            1. Pickin’
            2. Grinin’
            3. forgot the rest

          • Cecelia

            Scratchin’?

      • I have eclectic tastes. I like multi-camera sitcoms and kids’ cartoons.

        • Cecelia

          Me too. I like cheese soufflé and I like Cheetos.

  • Fox News Fan

    Josh Feldman (twitter)

    FYI Megyn Kelly & Howie Kurtz are going after the anti-Trump bias of anyone who criticized her Trump interview.

    https://twitter.com/feldmaniac/status/733103225398808576

  • gcblues

    there are a ton of quality analytical talent in Amy Walter.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Remember Jessica Walter? WOWSA!!!

      • Fox News Fan

        From Arrested Development? Lucille Bluth??

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I have no idea what you are talking about. But, then, neither do you.

        • Yes.

  • Fox News Fan

    Trevor Noah Rips Megyn Kelly: Trump Was Nasty to You and ‘You’re Just Laughing It Off?’

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trevor-noah-rips-megyn-kelly-trump-was-nasty-to-you-and-youre-just-laughing-it-off/

  • Oh man, citing Trevor Noah, journalism critic. What next, clips from Bill Maher and Carrot Top?

    • Fox News Fan

      Actually, Mediate did.
      I’ve only watched Trevor’s show 1 time. The episode with Gavin McInnis on there.

      But he did nail it in this case. It was so unprofessional for Megyn to be laughing, giggling and fawning during this. But of course…anyone who disagrees with how the interview was conducted are just Trump Haters. I mean…Howard Kurtz brought that from on top of the mountain. Kinda like if you disagree with Obama on policy, you’re a racist.

      One reason its nice to see Brian beating Howard in 18-49. Hope he’s beating him in the 25-54. I wonder if Eric Burns would have sold out doing a Media Watch Dog show like Kurtz has…

      • GATXER

        well this is from a year ago…..so I would say no………..

        “FNC’s MediaBuzz won the timeslot with 199,000 adults 25-54 viewers and 986,000 total viewers. MediaBuzz outperformed Reliable Sources by 88 percent among adults 25-54 and 90 percent in viewers.”

        I love how the Fox Haters and stooges think they get to tell Megyn how to act and feel…………….she got a hit show so she doing something right now isn’t she?

        You last two post sound just like the posts the twitter stooges have been making…..I wonder why that is?

        • Fox News Fan

          What’s your point…to point out how much better Brian is doing now versus last year? How Brian consistently beats Howard in 18-49 (possibly 25-54) but neither are in the top 50 so… not sure on those numbers.

          • Brian hasn’t beaten in Kurtz in 25-54 in ages. It happens a few times a year, max. I know because I’ve personally asked Stelter when the published numbers were close if he beat Kurtz. So far, it hasn’t happened. 18-49 is fun for giggles but you won’t find Stelter claiming a win over Buzz when he occasionally bests Howard in 18-49. Because those numbers are irrelevant to cable news. Just like CNN’s favorite stat, the cume.

          • Fox News Fan

            Why didn’t you bother to point out to Concha who used 25-54 in his Megyn Kelly interview? 😉

            18-49 gives you a close enough guess as to what they are doing 25-54. And its not like their ad revenue is dependent upon who wins each week. I wouldn’t doubt if their guaranteed numbers were very different.

            Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Reliable gets more per 30 than Media Buzz. And in the end… isn’t that what its all about?

      • Cecelia

        It’s unprofessional of her to conduct a Barbara Walters style interview with Trump.

        It’s unprofessional of her to have made herself the story via talking about attacks from Trump.

        It was unprofessional of her not to address the attacks on her show right after they happened.

        I think she’s got the criticism down from Trump Haters and Trump Lovers, so don’t feel too special.

        • Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t.

        • Megyn on twitter Thursday morning:

          So grateful I have men like @Trevornoah 2 advise on how to deal w/gender attacks- I’m sure his life experience far better than mine on this!

          ZING!

    • Fox News Fan

      Carrot Top is great. He’s was excellent on KENNEDY. Hope she has him back soon.

      But what is up with Fox News and trotting out so many D list celebs who are for Trump? My goodness…. their little shill fest with D listers is embarrassing. How many shows did they put Scott Baio on? He’s all over FNC & FBN both. Ridiculous.

      And then the same people rip Hillary for her celebrity fans. The hypocrisy on both networks is laughable.

      • Cecelia

        Well, the sky’s the limit for Carrot Top.

      • Larry Kelly

        I heared Debbie Wasserman-Shultz was also very critical.

        • Cecelia

          Mrs. Clinton on the other hand thinks Kelly is a “superb journalist”.

          There’s that Big Tent…