Jul 192016
 
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Matthews is a real piece of crap. No sense of decency whatsoever.

    • Larry Kelly

      He works at the right place.

    • Cecelia

      What is it with democratic men and expressions of “that woman”?

      • Grandpa D

        It’s their way of expressing their inner misogyny.

        • Cecelia

          I guess. At their most tolerant Democratic men are friending (and congratulating themselves for it) a conservative on Twitter.

    • He should stick to feeling tingles, and stop talking about smart stuff

    • gcblues

      the certainty with which he states something only one person of the several who witnessed the conversation has called true is curious. i did that to mom and dad when i lied and they did not buy it either.

  • Cecelia

    Re: The Fives’s Road trip– concept and implementation.

    cringe….

    • gcblues

      that is entertainment. ratings get driven by personality not content and on a news station that is discouraging.

      • sky303

        or as CNN’s Zucker would call that plan Z (z for Zucker of course)

  • Cecelia
    • Larry Kelly

      Same for our current Vice President’s flirtation with plagiarism.

  • Michael T

    I submit that as much as we might mock or scoff at Twitter on occasion, it is not without its pluses.

    With over 300 million users it really shines in catching celebs, politicians and other high profile people in moments where they wish they hadn’t been exposed. (Same goes for Yelp, fact checkers, Angie’s List and Amazon customer reviews. They’re not all bad and for the most part they’re better than what we had in decades past, doncha think?)

    How many of the 300M actually noticed for themselves the striking similarities between Melania Trump’s speech last night at Michelle Obama’s at the 2008 convention?

    “Priebus says he’d ‘probably’ fire Melania Trump speechwriter”
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/19/some-melania-trumps-speech-at-gop-convention-similar-to-michelle-obama-speech.html

    But how much blame should her help get when she told NBC, “I wrote it with as little help as possible.”

    • Larry Kelly

      Actually, nothing is faster for a hint at breaking news then Twitter. FIrst place I check “when something is up”. I follow some good sources. #nostooges

      • Grandpa D

        I follow @BreakingNews with a Twitter client open (and hidden) most of the day. Mo-Fr it’s good; weekends, not so much.

      • Cecelia

        Twitter is the best thing since peanut butter. I have very little interest in tweeting, but Twitter is the ultimate grapevine and great for holding mucketymucks accountable in a heretofore unattainable way.

        I do rue the bullying there, however. If you have people involved you have meanies.

        • Larry Kelly

          In the early days, famous people would exchange with you freely. It was a blast. Now, they have been burned and few will.

          • Cecelia

            Until recently it was more than likely that they were exposed to feedback though.

            Now I hear that there’s some new software out that helps them avoid all that via just looking at specific data.

            So the best thing since peanut butter may morph into sesame butter.

      • Trending hashtags is usually pretty good for picking up on breaking news. Then again, I now know far more about Kim, Kanye, Taylor, and a bunch of other nitwits than I *EVER* wanted to know.

    • Cecelia

      That’s a nice gotcha and everything, but anyone with the slightest bit of sophistication knows that any campaign with a lick of sense would fire her “help”.

      No one thinks that speeches or books by politicies are a major work by said politico.

      However, if anyone insists on holding Mrs Trump at her word the contested part of her speech is one paragraph. That might meet her definition of ” as little help as possible”.

      Best advice to Trump Campaign: Find the sabateur in your mix and fire them and fire anyone else you suspect of allegiance to Lewandowski.

      • Michael T

        Trump is upset.

        Priebus said he’d “probably” fire whoever was responsible for including plagiarized quotes.

        Lewandowski said, “I agree with Reince Priebus, whoever wrote the speech should be made accountable and fired.”

        Yet “Sly Stallone sound-alike” Paul Manafort somehow thought he could go on CNN and with a straight face say the “Plagiarism accusations are crazy.”

        Made me laugh.

        Just as it did when Hillary spokesman Howard Wolfson twisted himself into a pretzel trying to explain why HRC did not lie (“she misspoke”) about how she had to evade sniper fire when she was visiting Bosnia in 1996 as first lady.

        • Larry Kelly

          Or Josh Earnest yesterday with why the White House is painted by colored lights for all causes they give a damn about, but not blue to honor the fallen policemen. A hell of a tell.

        • Cecelia

          Well, Michael, one does wonder how sensible it would be to steal a paragraph from the speech of your immdiate First Lady predecessor…

          What I did with Manafort would depend on how conscious he is that there’s a rat in the house.

          Frankly, both Trump and Manafort are in the sort of pants-down mode that hints they’d be caught flat footed as often as the current WH occupant.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Her speech was far from plagiarism. Biden cribbing Neil Kinnock and Obama doing the same with Deval Patrick was. Word for word.

      • gcblues

        i wonder if the software exists to point out numerically how many times Politico has plagiarized itself.

  • Larry Kelly

    (Politico) OVERHEARD: CBS Chief White House Correspondent (and former Fox News correspondent) Major Garrett on the phone telling the person on the other end, “I was one of the least Fox-like people at Fox.”

    • Is that supposed to be a good thing or a bad thing?

      • Cecelia

        Depends on who he’s talking to.

      • Larry Kelly

        I report. You decide.

  • Michael T

    Don’t you think many media commentators and and TV critics (perhaps even more so on the right like our friend Joe Concha) expected the audience for the first night to be higher than 2012 on ABC, CBS and NBC combined?

    Pending updates, the three networks combined for a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49, even with the opening night four years ago, and 10.1 million viewers, down from 11.05 million (adjusted to 10.75 million in the finals) in 2012.

    • Joe Concha

      I think you’ll see a decrease on the network side and nice bump on the cable news side.
      Different world now.

      And then there’s this via THR:

      If you’re looking for an early comparison to 2008 or 2012, you’ll have to wait until the numbers for Tuesday night come in. The big GOP gathering has been plagued by weather interruptions during the last two presidential elections. Night one of the 2008 RNC was largely sidelined by media coverage of Hurricane Gustav. And the first night of the 2012 event was essentially nixed as Hurricane Isaac passed by the Miami location.

      • Michael T

        You may be right Joe.

        I would be surprised if FNC demo ratings are lower than 2012. But if polls are correct that 40% of GOP voters preferred another candidate, then it’s anybody’s guess I suppose.

    • Cecelia

      I watched nothing of it, but I wouldn’t have expected it to be a snooze-o-Rama given the potential for controversy with Trump and that protests may go over the top.

      I suspect this bodes for low ratings for both candidates.

      However, I’m not Mr. Concha, but it’s nice he seems to have given you this as his forwarding address.

  • Michael T

    Interesting contrast in headlines.

    CNN Chyron
    MEGYN KELLY TOLD LAWYERS AILES HARASSED HER.

    Drudge Report
    MEGYN TWISTS THE KNIFE: AILES HARASSED ME!

    • Larry Kelly

      She isn’t going to lie. If she had to put up with it, glad it’s over. Power brings out the worst in people sometimes even while it brings out the best, flawed creatures that we are.

      • Cecelia

        Exactly. I’ll believe her. Time for him to retire, go to re-education camp…whatever the people who trusted him want him to do.

        I ask that he apologize to Carlson before he does anything.

        • Larry Kelly

          I’m still not ready to put a noose around his neck. Too much junk flying around in this tornado. Look! There goes a witch on a bicycle.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Send him to the Neuter Scooter.

      • Cecelia

        Like I said, one more blow would be a mortal one.

    • GATXER

      I’ll believe it when I see it from Her and NOT Gabriel Sherman……then I’ll help lead a group to hang him.

      Lets remember @ 1 year ago GS said Ailes was to be demoted with in days…….he was given a new contract and new duties instead.

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/gabe-shermans-fox-fiction-now-bordering-on-unhinged-as-invisible-friends-continue-to-fail/

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Sherman has proven himself to be so full of horsesh*t that he whinnies. It would be funny as hell if he ended up being sued.

  • Larry Kelly

    Wemple, tingles stopped being disqualifying a decade ago.

  • Larry Kelly

    Scott Baio is speaking at the convention. I had my hopes up for the kid from GENTLE BEN, but I’m not too sure of his politics.

  • Larry Kelly

    Sherman was right. Must have been tapped in directly to the Murdoch boys. Dang me. Dang me. Oughta take a rope an’ hang me.

    • Larry Kelly

      Put a sock in it Larry, don’t be jumping the gun.

  • dsmawley

    Drudge is reporting that Roger Ailes has resigned, who will take over?

    • Bill Shine? I’ve heard his name tossed around

    • Drudge isn’t reporting that currently. See ‘doing his job’ link above.

      • Why would Lloyd Grove of the Daily Beast say he got confirmation from FNC — before the story was apparently retracted? Grove has been around a long time and I don’t think he’s ever been known as irresponsible. Not even when he was at a NYC tabloid…

        I suppose we’ll know one way or the other soon. By August 1, if not sooner

        • It may be face saving, or terminology (is he actually gone if he’s still on the job?), or confusion from the sources as to what’s going on.

          • Right. My first thought was that maybe Fox wants to control the timing and narrative as it starts, and is pushing back against a leak.
            I mean, I haven’t seen it, but I’ve read/heard that Drudge even put up a PDF of the termination agreement, before taking it down

      • dsmawley

        He did report it, then removed his post.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Me. I’m packing my bags right now.

      • sky303

        I knew it !

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I’m hiring Patti Ann’s twin and her little sister, plus putting the delightfully delightful Lauren Sivan on F&F.

          • Son of Blackflon

            Patti should sue for punitive damages

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Did your mother do a lot of drugs while pregnant with you?

  • Btw, does anyone have any idea why Ailes has left-winger Susan Estrich as his defense lawyer? Yes, she worked/works for Fox, but he can afford the best of the best so it’s not like he has to use someone in-house

    • fammus1

      She’s the only one who took the bait?

    • gcblues

      if you check her Vitae you will find the answer.

      • Or you could just say so

        • gcblues

          her Vitae is extensive and her experience in just this type of case are things she has negotiated, litigated and taught. seriously, google it and you will find she has had a serious career and is no one’s dummy despite party affiliation.

          • Larry Kelly

            Vita-Meata-Vegimon

          • gcblues

            plugged into detect idioma this came out: Vita-Meata-Vegamin

          • Larry Kelly

            I’ve I’ve been taking some…
            Vitamins
            Meat
            Vegetable vega tables min man
            …. tasty too

          • gcblues

            hmmmmm don’t quit the meal on wheels member thing you got going.

          • Larry Kelly

            Not unless the job in the chocolate factory comes through.

          • See? That wasn’t so difficult, was it? 😀

  • Cecelia

    In other news… Squirrel!

    • Larry Kelly

      Where? 🐿 <—- There! Get the damn gun!

      • sky303

        prepare the stew ingredients?

        • Cecelia

          That’s not a squirrel it’s a chipmunk. You don’t substitute chipmunk for squirrel meat, for that you use ground turkey.

          • Larry Kelly

            You just use a smaller fork.

    • Grandpa D

      … Moose!

      • Larry Kelly

        Keel moose & squirrel!

        • gcblues

          had squirrel and dumplings in a farm house in central PA once, man it was good.

          • Larry Kelly

            You ain’t lived until you’ve had chocolate moose.

          • gcblues

            i have eaten the dessert and got closer than i cared for to the 4 legged version. desserts, bread, pasta, white rice, sugared drinks and beer are no longer on my menu, i retired.

          • Larry Kelly

            How do you get away with the nachos?

          • gcblues

            i hickory cold smoked wisc jalepeño jack in a pyrex casserol dish, cooked red beans in stock from smoked ribs and prepped them mex refry style,i.e. mashed with a garden tool with bean mud slowly added put the beans on top of the jack and fired the hot smoker up to 160f. made a normal salsa de dia, onion tomato, culantro, ajo, limon and jalepeño. when it got hot and gooyey i scooped salsa on top and covered with chips i make by frying tortillas. then i gave it all to the family and went and played guitar to go to sleep. lost 80lbs, i have. watch the twitter feed, if you hot and cold smoke this is ez to do. food porn pics on the way.

          • Cecelia

            Just any ole smoke? Not the smoke from the embers of a precisely three years old Acacia tree periodically sprinkled with lime zest?

          • gcblues

            hickory or mesquite will do doña gatita

          • gcblues

            they look good huh? admit it, you’d hit em.

          • Larry Kelly

            I’m saying you eat that a beer now and then ain’t gonna kill ya.

          • gcblues

            it is so much easier to gain than to lose that i drew a hard line. besides i can buy 100% blue agave Jimidor for about $17 a fifth. the beer here is like bud, i lived in micro brew land oregon. so i would drink a cold black butte porter, but Toña is not worth the calories. miss tortillas more, but oh well. pancakes, lo siento. me enchanta, pero no come.

          • gcblues

            twited

          • Cecelia

            He tells himself that corn is a vegetable.

  • Cecelia
  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 could replace him
    4 out on a limb
    3 Matthews attacks
    2 saltier Dana Perino
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Sutton: Reporters for MSNBC, FNC ordered off the convention floor.

  • GATXER

    Hint for looney haters pretending to be fake media “critics”:

    If you are going to “write” about #1 Fox News…..maybe you should know that his name is Karl Rove and not Carl…..he’s only been with the network for like a 8 years
    .
    Most misinformed people on the net.

    I guess getting names right is just to much to ask from disgraced newshound “writers”.

    #laughingstocks

  • gcblues

    so i will be interested in all the Breaking new Trump scandals that various media have been holding for this moment. should be a fascinating 24 hours. i am sure Bri, Chris, chuckie. Tap, et al are well rested and ready to go.

  • gcblues

    M. Herald reporting first Zika transmission in the continental USA in Dade county. now from memory so don’t count on it, Fla has the 2nd highest Zika infection count, just over 300 a few days ago. NY has the highest number. with that many carriers gets hard to blame a mosquito. wonder if any Fla property owners got ahead of this and sold last week. been bit this week?

  • Larry Kelly

    As best as I can tell Megyn got an uncomfortable hug ten years ago, Ailes has left but not really, everybody at Fox his quit, but not really, and Spud is so confused he’s packing it in for the evening and is busying himself installing a snorkel-finding app on his iPhone.

  • Larry Kelly

    At this moment, only thing you can take to the Bank is what Howie said.