Jul 162016
 
  • Concha: O’Reilly pulls off a rare 2016 feat.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Q&A: Joe Scarborough is making music.   Audio Q&A: Meghan McCain.
  • Ratings for 20 Kelly Ripa co-hosts put Coop near the bottom of the pile.
  • Your Buzz videos: playing race
  • Maddow: 25 things you don’t know about me.  CNN is up for nine Emmys.
  • Abby Huntsman talks about Fox and Ailes.   Litigants squabble over venue.
  • Q&A: Ainsley Earhardt, John Roberts.  MSNBC’s somber 20th anniversary.
  • GATXER

    So I get home and turn on the news…..I find Fox News and CNN LIVE and MSNBC talking about how viagra shook the world….WTF!

    BUT hey it’s only a coup in a NATO country that may or may NOT be over. Maybe Brian Williams is in a helicopter taking fire and busy now.

    #laughingstocks

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Or, he’s gobbling Viagra like M&M’s, trying to regain his past glory.

    • LenInFlux

      I know – I was watching part of Chris Hayes’ broadcast and he was going on and on about the riveting footage that was being witnessed in real time.
      And then an hour later the network switches over to whatever replaced Lock Up.

      Surely there is someone they have aside from Williams who could have taken over and anchored coverage…..they can’t be on such a strict budget that the shoo everyone out of the building on Friday night.

      • GATXER

        You know I make fun of Williams but when he got suspended from NBC I said at INC that he should go to MSNBC because they need a REAL ST8 news person…..I wished they used him more.

        It will be interesting to see how they use him election night…….IMHO it’s crazy that MSNBC uses their MOST partisan Opinion people to run election night. I can’t imagine a real new network like Fox News using Bill O’reilly and Hannity running election night coverage.

    • Grandpa D

      I started watching during the O’Reilly hour, with Bret Baier preempting Bill. Good coverage and commentary. Kelly followed; not quite as good but still watchable. Finally Hannity, which was more than I could take. Switched to CNN with Don Lemon and Fahreed Zakaria. It surprised me. Very good, with lot’s of footage and live reporting from Turkey. CNN’s partnerships with numerous foreign outlets, CNN Turk in particular, made a big difference.

      • Larry Kelly

        CNN had a lot of video right from the get-go..

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Good column by Concha. He cut through the crap to get to the meat of Herself’s appearance.

    • Joe Concha

      Not a big fan of crap. Or Mondays. Or the new Browns uniforms.

      • Larry Kelly

        Crappy day Mondays and the Browns often get me down.

        • Grandpa D

          I liked the Browns, especially Jim Ed Brown. One of his last songs — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdKOghDEEgk

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I like the Browne sisters.

          • Larry Kelly

            I like Buster Brown shoes. So does my dog Tige. In fact…

          • Grandpa D

            I like chocolate brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup on top.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • timdub70

            PAB and her twin with their mother from her “Anchors Away” segment on the June 20, 2013 Fox & Friends First: [URL=http://www.imagebam.com/image/3dc2e7261376655][IMG]http://thumbnails101.imagebam.com/26138/3dc2e7261376655.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

          • timdub70

            Me too.

        • timdub70

          Speaking of crap and the Browns, one of my favorite lines in “Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector’-I gotta take the Browns to the Super Bowl

      • TheMightyINB

        Do you like lasagna?

        • Joe Concha

          Only in winter.

  • Larry Kelly

    Hell is a bar where the house band is Joe Scarborough, Mike Huckabee, and Keanu Reeves.

    • Grandpa D

      Vocals by Roseanne Barr.

      • Larry Kelly

        Maybe… Maybe John Ashcroft.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Gregg Jarrett and Patricia Stark on FOX. She is doing an excellent job in the anchor chair.

  • LenInFlux

    MSNBC should have a “Weekend Joe” morning program with whomever they would want hosting….with so much breaking news it is just odd that they cede viewers to the other networks. I know they have Joy Reid on but that’s not the same as having an established morning show like New Day or even Fox and Friends.

  • Larry Kelly

    Battle in the news media for the moment over whether Nice truck slaughter was a terrorist act or isolated mental health issue. HAPPENS EVERY TIME.
    As always, my #1 clue (which I sadly point out again), guy’s name was Mohamed.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Mabye it was a typo and they meant Moe Hamid.

      • Son of Blackflon

        Moe should sue for punitive damages

        • Larry Kelly

          Variation on a theme of Floninni.

      • Larry Kelly

        Some poor guy out there has that name. Worse: Moe Humid.

    • homemaker

      Yelling Allahu Akbar is another clue.

      • Larry Kelly

        Even “Hava Clarkbar”.

    • gcblues

      to be fair there are plenty of incarcerated insane people with areligious excuses as well. the insane always latch on to a reason. it is certainly true that copycatism occurs as we see in Baton Rouge today, but cops and Islam did not make these people insane. now certainly people prey on others weaknesses and gain perceived power by manipulating others into insane acts and history shows insanity can be organized, labeled, peddled etc., but the basic enduring quality these people have is they are all mad hatter loco.

      • Larry Kelly

        When 75% of the insane are named “Jesus”, I’ll buy into that. In the meantime, I’ll go with “the religion of peace” associations as more than a coincidence.

        • gcblues

          actually you make my point even more clear, because truth is at times and places Jesus and Christianity have indeed been the excuse of the insane to be everything from unspeakable killers, to slave owners and just crazy parenting. Just imagine growing up in an 18th century Calvinist’s home.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I haven’t heard of Catholics, Methodists or Baptists flying planes into buildings or setting off bombs in large crowds.

          • gcblues

            3 words
            IRA

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            That was a war against the British. The only role religion played was the British were Anglican and the Irish Republicans were Catholic. Were they the same denomination, it still would’ve happened.

          • gcblues

            nix there are ample examples in history. “predestination”, “the elect” other crazy ideas are no longer common words in Christianity but there are still cults that use Christ as an excuse for crazy. come on man. lets just agree and not go to examples of sickness.

          • Larry Kelly

            Here and now is the issue. Don’t give a crap about Crusaders or fringe cults that have no impact. You are making ZERO sense.

          • gcblues

            WADR, then or here and now, insane behavior is caused by insanity not religion. if indeed, as you seem to agree to, in history Christians did insane things and now they do not, what changed? did Christians suddenly stop being driven insane by their religion? Christianity did not cause the Christians to do insane things anymore than Islam causes people to do insane things. Islam does not cause insanity. insane people use it as a means to express their insanity. if you are willing to say Islam is the cause of evil you have a lot of people to kill and subdue and frankly, it makes ZERO sense. now if you wish to say say crazy people use Islam as a cover for acting insanely and we should keep an eye out for it, i am with you. if you are calling Islam a gutter religion of no use to humanity and that Jews and Christians are morally superior and we need to eradicate the scourge of Islam, well that is insane.

          • Cecelia

            Actually, there are doctrines, philosophies, ideologies that most certainly inspire sane people to do evil acts.

          • gcblues

            inspire? please. i do not care if you set a cat on fire, feed a kid cyanide kool ade to get to heaven, or blow yourself up in a shopping mall to bang 72 virgins, you are crackers.

          • Cecelia

            It’s pretty to think so.

          • gcblues

            it is accurate.

          • homemaker

            I concur.

          • gcblues

            4 arrows and you are still wrong. we do not have a vote here, it is factual, not religious or political where beliefs settle the issue.

          • Larry Kelly

            Everyone is out of step, but you. You’d best give yourself an arrow. Well, maybe wait until you convince at least one person. Work on the Flon guy. Odds are he won’t sue for punitive damages.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            There are cults in every religion. Few want to rule the world, while killing as many non-believers, as Radical Islam.

          • gcblues

            this week. radical Islam to the posters here is all Islam. that it is inferior because of it’s adherents. that simply does not contort with the mixed history of religions all of which have been used by fruitcakes from all time in memory. the constant thread is crackers, not Allah or any such religious construct. religion is based on nothing empirical, it is knowing by faith. therein lies the back door to every religion for the entry of fruitcakes. let fruitcakes be the issue and you have a means of solution. killing or subduing Islam because it is inferior to Christianity is a stupidity equal to Islamic fruitcakes. just saying.

          • Larry Kelly

            How many decades ago?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            From late ’68 until the spring of ’98, when both sides realized that they were killing themselves for no good reason.

          • Larry Kelly

            A struggle that goes back centuries with lots of things at play.

          • gcblues

            your assertion requires the thinking that if it were possible to eliminate all of Islam the terrorism acts of insanity would cease. that is a delusion.

          • Larry Kelly

            Your assertion seem to be all about crazy lone wolves, as if iSIS, Al Qaida, and organized Muslim terrorist groups from Pakistan to Samalia don’t exist, so yeah, eliminating Wahhabism and the like by the snap of my fingers would be a damn good start. But been all powerful is corruptive and next you’d see Ortega dancing naked in your back yard and such.

          • gcblues

            i think earlier if i go look i cited crazies getting organized around beliefs. the Nazis are a good example. eliminating Wahhabi beliefs requires cutting the herd, which you would find my support in. i object to saying Islam did it just like i object to people saying the police made people crazy enough to shoot them. i honestly did not really expect the emotion of anti-Islam to be so great, thank you for a measured response. our battle is against crackers.

          • gcblues

            yesterday, today and tomorrow

      • Cecelia

        My guess is that the basic and enduring quality about these people is that they are sane.

        • gcblues

          who exactly? people that commit insane acts like shooting cops and blowing up babies? of whom are we speaking? cuz all i see is crazy ^%%^$s doing crazy *&*&%%

          • Cecelia

            Evil is not synonymous with crazy.

          • gcblues

            not in court, just in day to day life.

          • Cecelia

            That’s fiction in any setting.

          • gcblues

            i am not being oblique, i am being direct. there is a legal insanity defense for people that have no rational thought, but the vast majority of insane acts are done by people that know what they are doing is crazy and do it anyway for private needy sick reasons. in any definition you have to be nuts to commit atrocities.

          • Cecelia

            You only need to be sufficiently motivated.

        • gcblues

          btw, legally the acts are sane, i.e. these people have rational thought and are therefore responsible for the reprehensible acts sociopaths commit, but that still leaves them nuttier than a planters bars.

  • gcblues

    re: joe, if those are chops i am a monkeys uncle. how embarrassing to get on stage sing bad and play 3 chord songs on only the first 3 frets.

  • Larry Kelly

    Twenty years later, the MS in MSNBC pretty much as silent as the K in KNICKERS.

  • Larry Kelly

    RELIABLE SOURCES and MEDIABUZZ interrupted by Louisiana police shootings with the fog of early speculation making me turn off the TV. I’d read the Sunday paper but haven’t had one for six years.

  • Cecelia

    I don’t want to sound smarmy, but in having heard Shep talk to police officials and mayors in Dallas and Baton Rouge, I’m struck and am thanking the Lord over how many great and true public servants there are out there.

    People who handle inconceivable things with diligence, training, and wisdom, and who confront evil and personal devastation with unflinching maturity and faith.

    Goodness gracious, do they not call upon and deserve in return all those things from the rest of us.

    • homemaker

      Hallelujah!

      • Cecelia

        Like I said… smarmy was not my intention…but…

  • gcblues

    what was that guys name on MTP every sunday forever? always news. NBC has turned MTP into a mind reading reality show where each week the emotions of the guests are featured tragically. wow, that was bad.

    • Larry Kelly

      Lawrence Spivak, You can get a transcript from Merkle Press.

      • gcblues

        …..and here i was thinking about “whats his name” and you point out an even better example.

        • Larry Kelly

          Tim Russert?

          • gcblues

            you are a mind reader Larry. i was trying to be oblique

          • Larry Kelly

            I was a regular watcher of both moderators. Now, I don’t watch any of the Sunday shows. I get the same reaction you got from Hillary on The Factor.

          • gcblues

            softballs and lies. got it.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 Joe Scarborough
    4 20th anniversary
    3 near the bottom
    2 Abby Huntsman
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Concha: O’Reilly pulls off a rare 2016 feat.

    • Larry Kelly

      WInner again! Must see better atop The Hill.

      • Joe Concha

        Particularly given my Doug Flutie height…

    • Joe Concha

      This winning is like, getting so boring.

      • Larry Kelly

        So much winning we are getting tired of your winning.

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN Anderson Cooper show playing down the racial angle of the shooter’s motives, almost making him sound like a white militia nut. DAILY CALLER analysis of his You-Tube site, not so much:

    In the video, Long met with several men he seemed to not have known prior to their encounter. He promotes a book he wrote and discusses black liberation ideology.
    “I wrote it for my dark-skinned brothers,” Long said of his book.
    “If you look at all the rebels like Black Panthers, Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X…Elijah Muhammad, they was light-skinned. But we know how hard y’all got it,” Long continued.
    Phone numbers on buildings in the video show that it was filmed in Baton Rouge. Calls placed to the numbers were not answered because they were out of service.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/17/baton-rouge-shooter-gavin-eugene-long-was-nation-of-islam-member-railed-against-crackers-on-youtube-channel-video/#ixzz4EiMldGxW

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      CNN and Cooper have their own agenda. An agenda that, as far as I am concerned, they can shove where the sun don’t shine.

      • Son of Blackflon

        CNN should sue for punitive damages

        • Larry Kelly

          Now you’re just wasting blog space, but if this keeps you from doing something bad, so be it..

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            At least he’s not hanging around elementary schools or playgrounds, so he’s good that going for him.

          • gcblues

            so we have become a halfway house. grok save us.

      • Larry Kelly

        I’ve felt that way about CNN long before there was a FOX. Coop is just the latest mouthpiece.

    • homemaker

      After being out of the media loop all day I am crazed by all the garbage I am reading about this killer being a right-winger. That is so far from the truth and I am hoping against hope the American people are smart enough to not fall for this line of BS.

      • gcblues

        where are you seeing that? i am seeing he is on youtube ranting “crackers” and a member of the nation of Islam.

        • homemaker

          Real Clear Politics & MSNBC.

          • gcblues

            i do not receive MSNBC and i just skimmed RCP and see what i cited. dilbert’s take is weird, but i do not see what you are saying. i hope that is good news.

      • Cecelia

        My guess is that he was a guy who felt estranged period.
        It’s likely he drifted in and out of a lot of counter-culture and protest groups.

        • gcblues

          whew, good thing he did it because he was a sociopath and not because he was black. what a relief. sarc

          • Cecelia

            Or evil.

          • gcblues

            oye.

          • gcblues
          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He’s a bullsh*t artist, like many criminals.

          • Larry Kelly

            And the cover by activists and politicians given over sympathy for thugs like the Ferguson one empowered his thoughts and actions. HIs black life mattered so much he never should have been born.

          • Larry Kelly

            Best comment of the weekend.

          • gcblues

            bullsh*t

          • Larry Kelly

            Makes the green grass grow.

          • Cecelia

            When did I argue anything about this guy’s sanity?

          • gcblues

            thank you for agreeing you missed the topic.

          • Cecelia

            I didn’t miss the topic, I implied you can’t prove your absurd argument by pointing at one guy.

          • gcblues

            the absurdity is yours then if you wish to go to that level. the discussion was my disagreement that Islam is the cause of insane acts. if you wish to begin a new topic, begin with the major premise. Mine was easy, Insanity is the consistent predicate of insane acts, not some gutter religion or racial belief.

          • Larry Kelly

            You started going off topic camping on my comment that seemingly all the recent terrorists were named Mohammend and not a one Jesus as if that meant nothing relevant to today’s terrorism. Obama-like transition.

          • gcblues

            i did tangent to other insane acts to illustrate they were caused by insanity not a belief.

          • gcblues

            speaking of tangents, bucks you think this is interesting.
            http://www.nicaragua-community.com/nicaragua-liberation-day-july-19/

            reminder, in Latin America, Liberal is conservative believer of individual rights, not state given rights.

          • Cecelia

            I never made a blanket statement condemning Islam.

            I am aware that within the religion there are different sects with different emphases. Some of those emphases and interpretations can lead to evil acts by sane people.

            You go ahead and pretend that the state of being sane is some sort of legal fiction that has no relevant relationship with your realistic pronouncement of someone being “bonkers”.

            Whatevah.

          • gcblues

            no. you made a blanket statement with no definition “evil”.
            dittomundo

          • Cecelia

            You defined what I call evil for the purposes of our discussion.

            Go back and read your posts.

          • gcblues

            sorry, i have the presumption, your citation would support your claim. without it, it does not exist.

          • Larry Kelly

            What does not exist: the presumption, the citation, the support, the claim, my ability to follow what in the hell is being debated?

          • gcblues

            tranquillo carmelo. look above, “to cc.” cc made an assertion early on concerning “evil” that i tried to avoid to the best of my recollection simply because unlike Islam, Christianity, race, insane and crackers it is hard to define. she seems to say i agreed with her evil pronouncement and says i should read my own posts. well it is her that should cut and paste my “support” for her assertion as i do not recall it and am not proposing it. see simple man. keep up. she is making the claim, she should support it. malice towards none etc etc.

          • Larry Kelly

            I am but a simple caveman blog commenter. Therein lies the problem.

          • gcblues

            apparently around here you have to think Islam is the cause and liquidation the solution. so if saying stuff like that it is popular. i will suffer gladly.

          • Larry Kelly

            Regret not. The next life promises 100 virgins to martyrs for the faith.

          • gcblues

            all i will do is fertilize the planet. i don’t buy any hokum. all the same to me.

          • Cecelia

            These are the actions you defined in our discussion. I’ll stick with them as being the definition for evil.

            “who exactly? people that commit insane acts like shooting cops and blowing up babies? of whom are we speaking? cuz all i see is crazy ^%%^$s doing crazy *&*&%%”

          • gcblues

            forgive me, i do not know how to define evil well so i purposefully avoided the word. so you conclude without me. insanity, crazy i can get my arms around, evil is above my pay grade so i never mentioned it.

          • Cecelia

            I can’t control what you are able to wrap your mind around.

            I can engage in an argument that evil exists as both cause and effect to those actions that you have expressly defined as “crackers”.

          • gcblues

            yeah, i got that. i am sure others are happy to go there with you. just not i. nor did i imply it. that is all.

  • gcblues
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Don Lemon has a medical condition, ad cerebri excrementum.

  • gcblues

    WADR, take your own advice. not like Islam started Iraq 2.