Jul 132016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Bruce: Carlson implies all female Fox hosts prostituted themselves.
  • ICN: Every day CNN looks less and less reputable compared to FNC.
  • FTV Live: CNN’s Lewandowski also being paid by Trump campaign.
  • Late Show videos: Bret Baier with Stephen Colbert
  • Goodrich: Bill Hemmer shares his take on Trump and all things RNC.
  • Luke Russert leaving (MS)NBC to ‘pursue other interests’ (via Stelter).
  • CNN convention anchors to include Coop, Cuomo, Tapper, Lemon et al.
  • Concha: Tapper’s crazy route to CNN stardom.  CNN fights privacy suit.
  • Concha: Even if Gingrich isn’t a VP candidate, Fox unlikely to rehire him.
  • Road trip: Pittsburgh or bust.  Bill and Matt’s breakfast in the Hamptons.
  • Real Story, sans Gretchen, scores its biggest ratings ever.  Q&A: Maddow.
  • Q&A: Bret Baier on Ailes, Fox, and more.  Wemple: Leave Megyn out of it.
  • McFarland: There was never a whisper of Roger being one of ‘those men’.
  • Gretchen Carlson: I’m standing up for what happened to me and the truth.
  • Kennedy video: Judge Nap spots about AG Lynch’s testimony.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I hope The Girl From Ipanema doesn’t get the zika virus.

    • She pulled out of the Olympics for fear of contracting it, just like seemingly every other athlete.

      • gcblues

        my wife had a rash this weak and felt bad. blood work comes back late today. these evolving virus will be a much bigger story than they are today

        • Cecelia

          Hope Toma feels better soon, gc.

          • gcblues

            she already feels fine. that is not the worry with Zikka or chikungunya. even if you are not pregnant or able to become pregnant you just don’t know the future consequences of what having the virus in the past are. with Dengue we know the 2nd time increases the likelihood for Hemorrhagic. we don’t know if these viruses are sympathetic to the others, or different ones entirely. Encephalitic births are not common in Asia and Africa where Zika has been for over 30 years. we do not know what the change is, or why, or how or nada.

          • Cecelia

            I’m beginning to understand your impatience with what you call “gossip”.

          • gcblues

            not sure how you mean that. seems to me all this should be private until settled. that is all i mean. especially, it seems that a lot of non-news occupies news space that does not contain information like one would expect news to be. info.

          • Cecelia

            I mean you’re dealing with stuff in your neck of the world that makes most other stuff insignificant.

          • gcblues

            glad i am not in Syria.

          • gcblues

            came back negative

    • Larry Kelly

      Tall and tan and young and lovely / The girl from Ipanema is itching.

    • gcblues

      chikungunya, as it is correctly en Español is not even understood. Dengue is changing and more first time victims are getting the Hemorrhagic version which has a high fatality result. Gringos seem to have short memories forgetting diseases that have swept the USA and left devastation. you know Don Nix, despite your heritage usted es Gringo.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Tell me about it. Y.T. gave us blankets infected with smallpox.

        • gcblues

          fortunately that trick failed though. yellow fever and small pox were already infecting native populations and the blanket thing did not work,

  • Tonight’s (tomorrow morning’s) Red Eye could be a train wreck of Paul Provenza proportions. John Fugelsang is among the guests. I just know he’ll hijack the show with Fox hater nonsense and mock the guests that don’t see things his way. And if he’s really like Paul Provenza, he’ll make Joanne uncomfortable the way Paul did to Ann Coulter.

    • Lurker

      John Fugelsang has been on Red Eye

      Nothing bad happened

      • Oh. Then, I have nothing to worry about.

        • Lurker

          He was on to promote a Lie Dector Show he had so he wasn’t on the panel though, I think lol

          • This time, he was on the panel. The first time Tom went to him, he lobbed tu quoque grenades. Yeah, Ginsburg, but Scalia and Alito. That was all I could take.

          • They have some good guests on the show who are leftist. The problem with Fugel isn’t his leftism, it’s the fact that he’s basically humorless. In the first 20 minutes he didn’t say anything even remotely funny.Talk about misreading the room.

          • I wish someone else had been on because I missed out on Jamie Lissow (outside of his initial remarks). I like him.

          • Had there not been a new kind of terror attack in France two hours ago, I would have had a second chance to see Jamie. The Red Eye Twitter account listed him as a guest again.

  • Larry Kelly

    Can’t say I’ll miss Newt. Don’t remember seeing him on FNC much actually.

    • He’s about to become the new Huckabee –> back and forth so often he’ll need his own revolving door. They make Michael Jordan’s multiple retirements look decisive

      • Cecelia

        How many times has Huck been rehired?

        I see rehired times one.

        • Larry Kelly

          Hear he’s auditioning for the new Gomer Pyle Show. SHAZAM sergeant!

          • Cecelia

            His character could be Goovenor.

      • Cecelia

        Looks like Gingrich has been rehired x 1 as well.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        “The woman’s a witch. She turned me into a newt.”

    • gcblues

      i like Newts books and nothing else about him.

      • Larry Kelly

        For all we know Shakespeare might have been insufferable in the flesh.
        “OUT, damned Spot!”
        “Not my doog.”

        • gcblues

          lol. i don’t think of the Shake as toxic but darn cute doog.

  • Larry Kelly

    The fact that Tapper was campaign press secretary to a democrat and worked at SALON.COM may give a clue to his underlying sympathies. That said, he seems devoted to not letting them get in the way. That’s the most we can ask of someone.

    • Cecelia

      That was a good article. I would have liked to have seen a line about what that newspaper editor saw in Tapper that got him from would-be cartoonist, to working for a significant news paper, to ABC News.

      I don’t mean the basic stuff like good writing and drive, but if there’s omething to him that we non-journalists might not fathom.

      • Joe Concha

        I had a note about him doing some freelance work for WaPo before that – should have kept that in to connect the dot.

        • Cecelia

          Thanks for replying. You’re a good fit with at The Hill with your clarity and narrative skills.

          • Joe Concha

            Thanks Cecelia. It’s definitely a good fit.

  • Larry Kelly

    Whenever I see a FNC person going on a Colbert show, all I can think of is, “It’s a trap!”

  • Lurker

    What does anyone make out of this report from New York Magazine

    FOX Hater Young Turks are reporting on it –> Kellie Boyle, she was a former Republican National Committee Field Advisor. WTF?

    https://youtu.be/9ZRVHna_784?t=730

  • Larry Kelly

    Gretchen in her NYT interview basically says all the current FOX employees defending Ailes are doing so because they are current FOX employees. Nice. Trashes all her former comrades’ integrity in one fell swoop.

    • Cecelia

      Gretchen’s veracity is being implicitly challenged in these testimonials to Ailes, but she’d have done better to say that not everything has been said yet.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Minnesota – Jerry Ventura, Al Franken, Gretchen Carlson. See a pattern?

  • Cecelia

    The Daily Howler has a fascinating set of blogs on the columnist Eugene Robinson’s seeming unawareness of a series in his own paper that is based upon a questionable shooting by a cop.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Eugene Robinson was once charged with having an unlicensed handgun.

  • Minnesota Nice

    My guess is Luke Russert’s contract was not renewed. Why else would a political reporter leave during the height of a heated presidential election other than NBC wasn’t happy with his work, which has been criticized as amateurish and partisan.

    • There’s a not uncommon reason why people leave their jobs just before a Presidential election campaign is about to begin. Don’t know if that’s what Luke is up to but the timing raises the possibility.

      • Larry Kelly

        I remember the good ol’ days when TIm Russert got so excited when he (mistakenly) heard the Clintons were going to name their dog “Luke”. All downhill from there.

      • Larry Kelly

        Sex change operation?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Caitlyn Russert?

  • Larry Kelly

    TOO LATE FOR DAN RATHER – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reminded its constituents yesterday that it will again be running hotlines offering free legal aid to journalists facing arrest, detention or “other obstacles” at the conventions.

  • gcblues

    from Political, generally dem shills can’t even hide this so they tried to get out front. read the article they try to explain the trend away. there is not enough info to know this outcome because we are experiencing too many new variables and the news that can determine the outcome has not happened yet. this is so Burr, Jeff, JQA. the candidates no one wanted but felt it was their turn.
    “New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a race much closer than the national polls, which have Clinton pegged to a significant, mid-single-digit advantage over Trump, suggest.”

  • Cecelia

    Thanks, Tammy Bruce, for the understanding that if you must speculate that female employees who vouch for Ailes do so because they’d wheel their grandmothers into traffic to get ahead, then you ain’t no feminist and you ain’t no casual observer of the scene.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 leaving (MS)NBC
    4 never a whisper
    3 two mysteries
    2 prostituted themselves
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Concha: Even if Gingrich isn’t a VP candidate, Fox unlikely to rehire him.

    • Joe Concha

      A story on #2 is #1. Does this mean I get a speaking role at the convention?

      • Cecelia

        The only convention anyone here is interested in is a Cocktail Conference.