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  • Somerby: Maddow attack on Susanna Martinez ‘dishonest and stupid‘.
  • Outnumbered video: dishonest edit in documentary.
  • Stelter: Katie Couric documentary is an ‘obscure, barely-watched film’.
  • Rothstein: Zucker ordered Stelter not to air segments on Couric.  More.
  • The Cable Game: CNN buries Couric controversy, as Stelter plays along.
  • Grynbaum: Newsers ‘think outside the box‘ to balance Trump ‘dominance’.
  • Errol Barnett signs off CNN; Chloe Melas returns as entertainment reporter.
  • LenInFlux

    What is the New York Times talking about? Sure, if the networks are giving Trump’s campaign events more airtime then they can show an equal amount of Clinton’s. Beyond that, if Clinton doesn’t choose to go on the networks to do interviews and doesn’t hold press conferences then they can’t do anything about that. Clinton likes to play it safe while Trump seems to feed off of the media exposure…..that’s how they roll and it’s out of the networks’ hands.

    • Larry Kelly

      She has a lifetime of experience with hypocrisy to feel bothered.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    The banner here, “cable news truth”, because the haters are gonna hate… and lie. Here lies an oasis where persistent attempts to poison the water never succeed, be they from fake royalty, fake fans, or real stooges.

    • Fox News Fan

      Wow….so now banners and slogans are gospel. Good to know. ‘

      Fake fans! ha ha Please…. share what makes a TRUE FAN. What’s the

      JIM JONES VERSION of fandom for FNC or FBN? What loyalty tests must be taken? Must true fans love every show that’s on the network? Must they love every host on the network? Must true fans never point out the wrongs??

      See actual…true fans.. have no problem calling out the problems. That’s what makes us TRUE FANS.

      • Larry Kelly

        Like Tokyo Rose was a true fan of GIs. Yep.

        • Fox News Fan

          The U.S. Army’s own analysis of her program found that it had never hurt morale — if anything, according to the FBI, it might have boosted soldiers’ spirits.

          http://time.com/3667057/tokyo-rose/

          • Larry Kelly

            And therein lies your epitaph.

          • Fox News Fan

            Yep….actual facts. Shame you don’t seem to like them.

          • Larry Kelly

            I concede them, actually my comment relied on their validity in my joy of the irony.

          • Cecelia

            Sign “2– Trolls eternally tell themselves that what they do is for your own good.

        • Fox News Fan

          You just love the establishment. Can’t call them out. You know that is in direct opposition to so many at FNC who want to call out the establishment. =)

          • Larry Kelly

            I’m a lover.
            That I know.
            Ever a cold ICEMAN,
            told me so.

        • Cecelia

          He’s a troll. The only thing he’s a true fan of is himself.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Sign #3 – they put things like =) or =)) after their posts. Smug arrogance.

          • Cecelia

            It’s trollcraft.

          • Larry Kelly

            He is trying to make up in volume what he lacks in solid trollcraft. Never going to earn the merit badge that way.

          • Larry Kelly

            At least the Royal guy had pretend good food and wine.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Even though, in actuality, it was a Banquet TV dinner and a Mr. Pibb.

      • Cecelia

        Nahhh…they just have to be like Michael T. and seem like they’re here because they enjoy the topic, accept the tilt of the crowd, and aren’t operating with more
        baggage than Delta and/or displaying their trolling skills for the benefit of themselves and others.

      • GATXER

        What makes a real fan?…..well someone who doesn’t use a web site as a source that claims to be in a war with something you claim to be a fan of…….for one thing.

      • GATXER

        Lets us know when you plan start calling out the good……that would make you a TRUE FAN also.

        • Fox News Fan

          I do that alot. Maybe you should follow me on twitter. Even J$ did a tweet to follow me a week or so ago.

          If you want the best news, opinion etc…its the twitter to follow =)
          Followed by a big portion of FNC and FBN and several Mediaite folks as well.

          And Megyn did an amazing job tonight on Trump…very fair and balanced… Vets and Trump U.

          And Out# did great on Friday with Julie Roginsky at the helm! Came in 2d in all of cable news in 18-49. Sure you don’t like that…but I thought it was nice. The “kids” love Jules!

          • GATXER

            Sorry don’t do twitter……then why can’t I point to tons of posts….from a “FAN” HERE pointing out the good?

            @ The only time here you say anything good about Fox News.HERE….is if somebody there says something bad about Trump……..kinda like you just did.

            If you are a Fox News Fan……I hate to see what you would post if you were a Fox News Hater like the stooges.

  • Larry Kelly

    Dang — how did I forget that Zucker was the mother of all Today expats.

    • Grandpa D

      The line “Formerly worked on “The Today Show” moves further down on resumes.

      • Larry Kelly

        But for Willard Scott, it is still above, “Bozo the Clown”.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I remember Willard as Ronald McDonald.

          • Larry Kelly

            Rumor is he lost the Clarabell audition to a Kangaroo.

  • Fox News Fan

    Miss Kennedy and Miss Eboni on OUT# today. Set the DVR’s!

  • Fox News Fan

    This Trump presser is hilarious! He wanted it all to be “private”.. LOL

    And then attacks the press for asking where the money went.

    Of course, the draft dodger (or call it want you want… his injury heals afterwards 😉 hid behind Veterans as he hid like a girl so he wouldn’t have to debate …when he whined about Megyn etc.

    Trump could have done the the fundraiser at anytime…yet acts like it had to be done at that exact time. ha ha

    Also, he keeps saying HE gave $1M. Lets see if he actually gave..or his FOUNDATION (which is mostly other peoples money) gave the $1M.

    He should be ripped to shreds on FNC & FBN all day after this nonsense……lets see if he is…

    • Larry Kelly

      Trump made fools of the press once again. I bet they are serving shredded press today at the deli.

  • I love it. A news channel should rip one candidate to shreds all day…or else they’re not fair and balanced.

    Welcome to Bizarro Planet.

    • Fox News Fan

      Over something like this nonsense… certainly! But I guess that’s only reserved for going after Hillary ….or Obama…. Can’t go after a liar who claims he didn’t want credit etc. One who becomes unhinged and calls people who asks questions SLEAZY etc. Heaven forbid anyone ask where the money is… 6 months later… GASP!

      We still don’t even know if he gave money on his own or wrote a laughable Foundation check. No…don’t wanna question his royal TRUMPNESS over this. Heaven forbid. Why would any legitimate news network do that.

      Love Gasparino’s reaction:
      One vet group leqder here attacking”liberal media” for raising questions abt @realDonaldTrump contribs there u have it Im a friggen liberal

      • If you think Fox News spends all day ripping Hillary and Obama, then either you are ignorant or you really are living on Bizarro Planet. Or at the pound. Same difference.

        • Fox News Fan

          Or you don’t know what “all day” means…. how many stories on Hillary’s emails every day???

          How many videos do you post of Judge Andrew and Hillary’s emails day after day after day on twitter???

          Sure…they don’t do that. No…never happens.

          How long as Judge Andrew bee saying she’ll be indicted? How many months after months?

          • Yeah you’re really concerned about balance:

            “Someone needs to start a http://change.org petition to have Shep Smith’s contract NOT RENEWED when its up. ”

            And don’t ask me to give you the link for that too. It’s too much fun watching you stumped by your own words.

          • Fox News Fan

            Funny how you can supposedly find these…yet your mind can’t remember movie quotes…or you quoting Dana Doesch’s husband…. “he’s persistent” etc.

            Yeah, Shep’s contract shouldn’t be renewed…he gets horrible ratings and its a joke for them to pay him $5M a year.

            And Shep isn’t a newsman….but Fox acts like he is…. If they want to give him an opinion show fine.

            And no, I wouldn’t expect you to provide links for context or anything else. Why do that?!

            You still can’t even put up a link for the Eboni link….

    • Fox News Fan

      Well…we know AB Stoddard & Charlie Hurt…. just shilled for Trump. Trump put all those Vets $ raised to bed. It’s over.

      Bizarro Planet indeed. Welcome to TNN!

  • Larry Kelly

    Update, Zucker denies everything. Claims State Dept. gave him permission to have his own email server and Stelter’s brown nose is caused by gardening.

    • Fox News Fan

      Of course …don’t need actual evidence that Zucker did that. Just a claim. Because that’s CABLE NEWS TRUTH!

      • Larry Kelly

        Touchy today? Butt hurt a little? I confess. Zucker doesn’t have his own email server… or does he?

        • Fox News Fan

          No …I’m actually laughing… the spin zone is busy today

          • Cecelia

            How come the spirit of troll posts always belie all the emoticons and abbreviations for happiness and laughter that they can muster?

          • Larry Kelly

            Oh, just a happy feller.
            Hes a joker and I bet a midnight toker.

          • Larry Kelly

            This will give you a bellylaugh.
            http://pin.it/1DNBqkR

          • Cecelia

            Larry, how is this a tweet on Pinterest?

            I’m a Pinterest addict and I’ve never seen that.

          • Cecelia

            Never mind. I see what you did.

      • Cecelia

        I think it was a joke.

        • Larry Kelly

          I’m thinking the most humorless troll in Internet history will call himself, “Ice Man Fan”.

          • Watch out. Say it one more time and the Ice Man cometh.

          • Larry Kelly

            Not gonna do it.

  • Fox News Fan

    Harris….this is a good thing for Donald Trump. =O

    Wow, OUT# sure skewered Trump. At least Eboni brought up….Trump attacking over a question.

    And then of course…we heard the BUT HILLARY and her foundation etc…

    Wow, Trump really got ripped for his lunacy presser…..

  • Fox News Fan

    Lets be clear…since someone loves pulling up old quotes that might be mind…they sure can’t source them…and provide context etc…

    but… here’s a thing. People on FNC now…aren’t like they were months ago either.

    The Kennedy months ago…when calling out Dobbs etc… was far more like Gasparino. But the last month or so… much more subdued on bashing Trump

    Dagen McDowell was famous for ripping Trump to shreds months ago. Like Gasparino… and yet now if you see her hosting….. and of course, I’ve mentioned the changes on them on twitter..

    Even Greg has softened alot…from what he was doing…..

    So of course…I’m sure we’ll all get to see more quotes from the past…oh they were a big Trump blaster… and now.. We can all wait for it…. because ….hey…. when people actually speak the TRUTH…. gotta attack them

  • Fox News Fan

    Is HAPPENING NOW supposed to be a straight news program??

    I know Heather was a former Republican strategist… but…

    https://twitter.com/HeatherNauert/status/737695868086845440

    Really? But stuff like this is typical and then people wonder why Hillary or Bernie wouldn’t get a fair shake etc. I could really care less….but shame others can’t admit the truth on things like this.

    • “Can never see enough of Mrs Nauert on t.v. Professional and pretty!”
      “Its time @FoxNews wakes up and gives you back a hosting job! Maybe #RealTime with Heather Nauert! Move those demo #’s up!”

      On an entirely unrelated note, I hear that trolls change their message, opinions, stripes in order to get maximum reaction and attention from the audience they are playing to.

      • Cecelia

        Evidently, you have some experience in seeing troll infantilism, Mr. Dollar.

        • This site has been attacked by some of the most accomplished trolls in all trolldom. After disposing with the Michael Jordans and Babe Ruths of the troll world, handling a Bob Eucker wannabe is a piece of cake.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            This one has the batting average of the late Ray Oyler.

          • Larry Kelly

            At the Kelly Diner, I wouldn’t hire him to stir my pot

          • Cecelia

            Not even if he told you that pot stirring requires immense skill and he’s the cutest and bestest pot stirrer ever?

          • Larry Kelly

            Well… maybe.

      • Fox News Fan

        As I pointed out.. I could care less about what she did. I’m pointing out the HYPOCRISY …….

        and of course…that was probably long before Heather was giving Trump a cheese & t-shirts etc…but nobody would know because you can’t source them….

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfTdWcTWsAEf2Uq.jpg

        But its sure nice you can pull up all these…but still cant’ remember “A FEW GOOD MEN”! LOL

        • Cecelia

          That’s a damning pic there, dude.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        They always do themselves in and cross the line. It’s only a matter of time.

        • Larry Kelly

          Always. They lose patience as their efforts gain nothing. Then the mask comes off.

          • Cecelia

            Next step from that ‘ I wanted to be banned’.

          • Correct, the past-perfect retroactive tense, sometimes including the optional ‘I deliberately instigated the ban’ boast.

          • Cecelia

            That one guy isn’t/wasn’t a troll though.

            Just a dry drunk.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The boy had a mouth on him.

  • Cecelia

    That’s Stelter’s excuse for a famous tv journalist to have committed a felony of journalism?

    Not a lot of people saw it… who cares?

    • homemaker

      I got 7 responses from InsideCableNews after I responded to something he posted abt Katie & her “editing” on Twitter today. I feel pretty damn special.

      • Cecelia

        Seven!

      • Larry Kelly

        Wow!

        • Cecelia

          Stelter can do two segments in two weeks about an accusation from a retired reporter against O’Reilly involving footage from 30 years ago, but the thing with Katie Couric a couple of weeks ago is an obscure non-story.

          • Larry Kelly

            Ya got yer friends and ya got yer enemies.

          • Cecelia

            So disingenousness. The fact that an A-list media member is involved makes it a big story.

          • Larry Kelly

            As Spud tweeted. “Only a ten-second edit in how long a film?”

            “What’s the big deal?”, said mom after she put baby on the stove, “She was only there a couple seconds.”

          • Cecelia

            These ten seconds were used in the trailer to promote the piece. When the group denied that the scene went down that way, both the director and Couric averred that it had.

            Couric was asked to be a part of this project because of her fame and cred. As Joe Concha points out, without the recording of what really happened after that question from Couric, this group didn’t stand a chance of being believed over her.

            If media watchdogs, both Internet and tv, are saying that these dynamics aren’t important due to audience size and how long the subterfuge went down… then they aren’t watching out for the public as much as they’re defending an extremely powerful guild.

      • Cecelia

        Damn. Spud was more excited over what was going on here than with Couric and deceptive editing.

  • Fox News Fan
  • Harris just tweeted that someone who tweeted out a newshounds smear post called her a ‘hoar’ [deliberately misspelled to avoid disqus moderation]. That’s where we’ve come to.

    • Larry Kelly

      What kind of person would comment there? The mother of all hoarhouses.

      • Cecelia

        I think that analogy and epithet should be permanently retired on the Internet.

        It’s hoary.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Mabye we should call Ellen, “Mabel” and Newshounds, “Mabel’s Cat House.”

    • Fox News Fan

      Harris responds gracefully to the name calling

      https://twitter.com/Mediaite/status/737709028848095233

      Some people can just resort to childish names etc ..but…when one can’t actually debate…

      • Cecelia

        Go in peace, child. We don’t deserve your graciousness.

  • Larry Kelly

    Watching Carl Cameron today and on previous occasions, I sense he doesn’t much like Mr. Trump. That seems pretty universal for the press corps.

    • Fox News Fan

      He took it pretty easy on Trump on #TheRealStory.

      And then when Gasparino was on…they had to have someone on the “other side”.

      • I love it when people complain about airing both sides. It’s like showing your hand before you call.

        • Fox News Fan

          Too bad OUT# and several other shows don’t bother to do it.
          =)

          and it was nice for Gretchen to pretty much side with the other…wasn’t it? Ahhhh yes. Because we can’t alienate Trump viewers…they might change the channel

          You must love Hannity when he has on Bolling, Geraldo and Peter or Kim…all to praise Trump in unison.

          Or when Greta etc do it.

          • Out# is an opinion show. You complained that both sides were aired during a news program. Like I said, you showed your hand.

          • Fox News Fan

            Who knows what is a news show and what’s opinion anymore. Is Greta supposedly a news show or opinion?

            And when there are supposedly 2 moderators/journalists on OUT#….why shouldn’t both opinions be put for at least?

            Just like Trump/Martinez. Opinion put forth was to go after Martinez for not showing up. No different than Maddow.

          • “Who knows what is a news show and what’s opinion anymore.”

            Don’t project.

        • Larry Kelly

          Shocked that you are not hearing what you demand. Shocked.

  • Fox News Fan

    I feel like Liz Clayman does…. Here FNC/FBN is almost 24/7 with Hillary’s email. You’d probably be hard pressed to not hear it almost every hour on both channels.

    https://twitter.com/LizClaman/status/737734207795953665

    Here they are complaining that Charlie mentioned Trumps vet thing but not Hillary’s emails. Love that Liz points out Charlie has probably mentioned that at least 57,000 Xs! Amen Liz!

    Be nice if there was a real ombudsman for FNC/FBN. Every news place needs one.

  • Fox News Fan

    Interesting Maddow Story about Martinez that J$ posted. I wonder if Somerby saw OUT#. Love to see him compare and contrast Martinez getting hammered on that show as well for not showing up to his royal highness.. I think I will tweet them and ask them too…

  • Larry Kelly

    Cable media emphasis, #silverbacklivesmatter.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      “WHERE THE HELL IS BEEKS?”

  • Cecelia

    Erin Bernett and Errol Barnett better pray theyre never scheduled for surgery at the same place on the same day.

  • Fox News Fan

    O’Reilly: Claims That Trump ‘Stiffed’ Vets Orgs Were ‘Fabricated’ by the Press
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/oreilly-claims-that-trump-stiffed-vets-orgs-were-fabricated-by-the-press/

    Poor Bill…guess he doesn’t want to hurt his milk shake buddy….

    Josh Feldman… another great article. But it probably isn’t LINK WORTHY 😉

  • GATXER

    Why is “exclusive” such a hard word for media liars….I mean “critics” to figure out?