May 192016
 
  • I was all set to watch Red Eye on DVR this morning, but tragic breaking news got in the way. Stuart Varney’s gloom-and-doom assessment of Egypt in the wake of the crash on Fox & Friends compounded my frustration.

    • Fox News Fan

      Yes, I love the tired method of the news stations going blanket coverage on these things. No actual news to report. They could do a 2-3 minute breakin on it and go back to regular programming. I did watch Patricia Stark to see how she handled it and she did good. Since then, I haven’t watched but FNC or FBN much at all….because its wall to wall of the same nonsense… speculation with no news to report. They could have easily aired #RedEye last night.

      I guess some people sit there glued to it…but nothing makes me change the channel faster.

    • GATXER

      I watched for @3 hours……..I knew nothing at the end I didn’t know in the first 15min or so…..and……..IMHO…… any newscaster who says…..well we don’t know much at this point and goes on talking……….should be ashamed.

  • Cecelia

    Re: TCG: No news is good news

    Great piece. If there’s any sort of artistry among our media elites it’s the craft of knowing how to hop on and off a runaway success in order to milk it for all its worth and feign hipster disdain simultaneously.

  • Larry Kelly

    I am shocked that the Megyn-FNC-haters were not won over by the special. Shocked.
    😧

    • Grandpa D

      And stunned.

    • Maybe they’ll warm up to it when they watch it. Which will be around about never.

      • GATXER

        Yes….I love the people who said on twitter they were NOT going to watch…..yet there are still talking about it today.

        • Fox News Fan

          Who said they weren’t going to watch it and then are still talking about it?

          • GATXER

            its one of the twitter post in the TCG link…….one of the twitter stooges of course.

            A Banned obsessed J$ reader.

            #laughingstocks

          • Larry Kelly

            The sad part is that the Twitter Stooges are all Curly Joe.
            (If you don’t know what that means, you’re in the wrong place)

          • I kind of liked Joe Besser, who had a shorter run than Curly Joe. He lasted longer playing the malevolent brat Stinky on Abbott & Costello’s tv show.

          • Larry Kelly

            Of course it goes without saying, you are in the right place. Glad it’s named after you.

      • Cecelia

        An irony is that when Wemple talks about Kelly being the subject of media fawning he could include himself in that of late.

        An even bigger irony is that although Megyn is enormously talented the media adulation didn’t reach the point of Wemple’s description UNTIL after the Trump/Kelly dust up in the first Republican debate.

        As the Clown-Prince Trump carried on with his attacks, the more Kelly became an emblem for the means by which Trump was exposed as being misogynistic and the means by which he tanked with female voters. A huge pothole in the road to electoral success.

        As a sweet sideline, this brouhaha opened a new avenue of chattering class opining on any new Ailes perfidy that could be eked out of the saga on a daily basis.

        No small feat with these folks and as with Tina Fey and Katie Couric’s award winning (literally) Palin take downs, the gratitude was immense.

        Unfortunately, Kelly has not taken heed of all this. She conducted the interview she wanted, for the sort of news-entertainment genre she hopes to conqueror, rather than the political agenda of her erstwhile champions.

        Damn, girl! Who do you think you are?

        • I lost count of how many times she said this was not like doing a debate (which she characterized as “Olympic level questioning”) or a segment on cable news. It was like a Barbara Walters special because that’s what it was: in fact, Barbara Walters’s producer produced it!

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Anybody who doesn’t like Megyn Kelly is worse than Hitler! And I am unanimous in that.

          • Cecelia

            How about worse than the guy in that commercial, who brought home the wrong toilet paper.

  • Larry Kelly

    Good grief:
    Morley Safer has died at age 84. Safer, a legendary television correspondent, retired from CBS News just last week.

    • Michael T

      I’m glad they showed a brief clip of his piece on Jackie Gleason.

      One of my 60 Minutes faves — both the piece and the two men involved.

  • Cecelia

    Re: Why I love Mika Brzezinski

    There is no discernable spin, motive, satire, point, message, or humor to take from this piece that isn’t creepy.

    It’s just damn creepy.

    • Larry Kelly

      There needs to be a restraining order on this guy.

      • There’s a lot of that going around.

      • Cecelia

        Or marriage counseling…or psychotherapy.

        In attempting a cute way to call Mika a fraud, this guy opened his head and the cobwebs spilled out.

    • She’s off the market; married to Jim Hoffer, an Eyewitness News (WABC) investigative reporter.

  • Fox News Fan

    Fox News host Megyn Kelly lashes back at critics, weakly
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/05/19/fox-news-host-megyn-kelly-lashes-back-at-critics-weakly/

    Great write up by Erik on Megyn Kelly not being able to handle honest and fair criticism. If she doesn’t watch it, she’ll soon be as thin skinned as Bill O or Bolling.

    I was afraid of this before the show even aired. They overhyped it beyond belief and it didn’t deliver. She herself was going on all these programs and bragging about all these great insights and things you’d learn.

    The GQ lad boy photos sure didn’t help her credibility at all. And going on Howard Stern and talking about your sex life, “killer B’s” etc were 2 big mistakes. I don’t think you’d see Shannon Bream (who should be Megyn’s replacement if she does bolt) ever doing either of those.

    • GATXER

      Well I know when I want to know how a woman should react to anti-female attacks…….i always ask a man what she should do……kinda like if I want the young black man’s opinion or the native American perspective……..I track down the oldest white guy at INC.

      I cant believe how silly these men look.

  • sky303

    It’s more an MSNBC promo …Briwi was only in two little clips and his picture in the flip book of picture. I am glad they aren’t using him today so far ( fingers crossed, knocking on wood, holding lucky rabbit’s foot)

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      That foot wasn’t so lucky for the rabbit.

  • GATXER

    Some people are crazy example #200037474

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3599391/FBI-launches-investigation-stalking-Fox-News-commentator-receives-250-emails-man-convicted-threatening-kill-Senate-Minority-Leader-Harry-Reid.html

    “According to an FBI affidavit, Pavlich has received more than 250 emails from Moreland in the past year”

  • Fox News Fan

    What the Death of Morley Safer Has to Do With Megyn Kelly and Trump
    http://variety.com/2016/tv/opinion/morley-safer-megyn-kelly-trump-1201778821/

    But most crucially, Kelly failed to hold her subject’s feet to the fire
    in any meaningful way, and she got endlessly sidetracked. Trump was not
    about to apologize for his ill-considered retweets or for riling up his
    minions. Move on. She got her chance to finally go toe-to-toe with a
    wily, highly evasive subject, and she notably failed to get anything
    meaningful out of the encounter. Trump ran the table and she offered him
    minimal resistance, at best.

    • Cecelia

      Wow. Don’t you think the icon Safer upon his death deserves more than to be a tool to bash Megyn Kelly for not kneecapping Trump?

      These people are unbelievable in their vehemence!

      • gcblues

        death in my family, in other families i have watched, it is hard to think of things i have seen worse, more nasty, selfish, self absorbed, debased than how people act to deaths in their own family, so it is hardly a surprise for people to use the death of famous people for the same self absorbed hatred they hold in their hearts.

        • Cecelia

          I am astounded.

          • gcblues

            yeah, right.

          • Cecelia

            oh, yeah, gc, everybody shares your experiences via the Collective Consciousness.

          • gcblues

            fairly common for people to use the deaths of others as a time to act badly. so what is your point? using Safer’s death to score for your political view is not sick?

          • Cecelia

            It’s deplorable and no, it’s not common.

          • Larry Kelly

            I have an odd blockage.

          • Cecelia

            It’s definitely not something that Disqus provides…

      • What the Death of Morley Safer Has to Do With Megyn Kelly and Trump

        Nothing. Megyn was doing a Barbara Walters special, not an episode of 60 Minutes. That’s like asking what Johnny Carson has to teach NCIS.

        • Cecelia

          There’s a snarky answer to that question that springs immediately to my mind, but it too would be facillatated by the inestimable Mr. Safer.

        • Larry Kelly

          Am I right that in addition to its creator, all the original 60 Minutes correspondents have now passed?

          • You’re wrong. Dan Rather, Bill Plante, and Roger Mudd are still alive.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I think that Dan has, just no one has told him.

          • Larry Kelly

            Kenneth should tell him.

          • Larry Kelly

            Thanks, Mike.

          • You’re welcome.

    • Larry Kelly

      Pony knows but one trick.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 react to criticisms
    4 resurface
    3 is good news
    2 Megyn zings
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Levin: Why I love Mika Brzezinski.

  • Fox News Fan

    The Kelly File is a sausage factory!

    http://www.ftvlive.com/todays-news/2016/5/19/the-kelly-file-features-least-amount-of-female-guests

    Megyn sure doesn’t champion ladies as guests! They get screwed over big time! And too often when Megyn does have a female on…esp libs…its not somone good like Julie Roginsky etc. She’ll have some overweight clueless chick etc. I’m glad FTV did the numbers on her lack of female guests!

    • Cecelia

      Who knew FNF was the online identity of Ed Rendell?

      • Joe Concha

        Restraining. Order.

        • Fox News Fan

          Should I get one against you?! No..you’re to big of a joke to bother with.

          Be nice if you could ever grow up pair and actually debate all your numerous mistakes that are pointed out. I hope if you ever try to get a real job….the future employer looks at your online behavior and see’s what a thin skinned person you are who whines about any criticism of your sorry so-called journalism.

          Dana Loesch a FNC contributor yet? LOL Have you come up with one ACTUAL example of you saying something negative against FNC since..your Dana example was bs?

          Run along Troll Boy! Get behind your safe walls at Mediaite where nobody can say anything wrong about lil Joe.

          • Larry Kelly

            TOO BIG, not TO BIG.

          • Larry Kelly

            Sure pushed your buttons. At least the TANTRUM one.

          • Fox News Fan

            Did you see Joe’s 2 1/2 hour twitter tantrum? That was hilarious. All I did was tip Dana’s husband off to Joe’s huge mistake. Then I didn’t have to do jack. The meltdown was awesome! Even after claiming to be going to bed….still kept it up for an hour more.

            Just imagine if he got it on a daily basis like Olbermann used to. Could you imagine his meltdown then?

          • GATXER

            my god are u still going on about that?

            Let it go.

          • Cecelia

            Why don’t you start a blog called Concha Watch and do daily analysis as Johnny did at OW, and cultivate a following of interested commenters?
            You don’t have to be stuck on troll for the rest of your life.

          • Joe Concha

            Go to the Mediaite comments section of any story I write. Latest one got 2600 comments in half a day… and I’m pretty sure a majority of the sentiment is negative. All part of the contract.

          • GATXER

            “Have you come up with one ACTUAL example of you saying something negative against FNC ”

            http://www.mediaite.com/online/foxs-peters-dash-amateur-unprofessional-with-contrived-expletives-both-should-be-suspended/

            took all of 2min to find one.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He simply comes here to troll and harass.

          • GATXER

            Yea….for a “Fox News Fan….he seems obsessed with Concha saying something bad about Fox News……funny isn’t it…..or just sad.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            If he’s a fan, I’m a duck.

          • Joe Concha

            Against me? All you do here is engage and harass. You’re borderline sick and over-the-border unhinged. Feel sorry for you. Truly do…