Jul 272016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: DNC/CNN – Coop – DNC/MSNBC 1-2-3.
  • Chris Wallace meets Hillary.  Orlando Salinas resurfaces…in handcuffs!
  • A liberal pundit reveals ‘the truth’ about his appearances on Fox News.
  • Interrupting MSNBC reporter bellyaches that Trump told her ‘be quiet’.
  • Hate facts: Bill O’Reilly’s WH history lesson sparks social media outrage!
  • Factor video: Kirsten Powers on Dems   Geraldo is all wet.
  • Zucker play: CNN reveals the true victims of the ISIS Catholic church raid.
  • Q&A: Dana Bash on politics, parenting (via TVN).  Audio Q&A: Steve Kornacki.
  • Erik Wemple perturbed that Rupert Murdoch thanked his staff for ratings win.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Has CNN no shame at all? Chickensh*ts.

    • Larry Kelly

      Trying to use their logic to find the true victims of Timothy McVeigh. Not up to the task.

    • Grandpa D

      In an attempt to boost ratings they’re going for the Muslim demographic.

      • Cecelia

        Between a few terrorists and a vast number of people of Western European descent, poor Muslims don’t stand a chance without Democrats.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Wemple is perpetually perturbed about something at FOX.

    • Larry Kelly

      Can you imagine how irritating to have him around the house.

    • Cecelia

      Wemple and Brian Stelter have based a career around Fox criticism. It’s personal.

      On the other hand, you have Clinton champion Bob Somerby who critiques his own house. Who goes after the stinkin’ thinkin’ where he lives.

      Conservatives have a media full of tribal disdaining critics. What we don’t have are the faithful wounds of a Bob Somerby brother.

      There’s no one that smart and that insightful in our ranks.

  • Larry Kelly

    In the “On the other hand” category, think of the media interest if Trump relative, exwife, or paperboy said they were voting for Clinton: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/barack-obamas-brother-malik-slates-8500919

  • The social media outrage extends to my liberal friends. As outraged as they are now, they’ve already thought he was a racist [Ding!], among other things. But you can never pass up an opportunity to flex your outrage muscles.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I have no liberal friends. Life is too short to deal with that type socially.

      • You have Mr Freeze

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          He sure ain’t any friend of mine.

        • Larry Kelly

          With friends like that who needs enemas.

  • Cecelia

    Re: O’Reilly

    How gauche of O’Reilly to fill us in on the history of the building of the WH.

    We’re going to have to disappear everything he said other than that thing about slaves being well-fed because we don’t want it to seem as though O’Reilly was commenting on actual history and where the federal govt had evolved on the matter at that point.

    Even though evolution was the topic of Mrs Obama’s speech, we don’t want to think that O’Reilly was doing something other than saying shut-up Mrs. Obama your ancestors had it good.

    Who could tolerate the sort of logic, reasoned behavior, intellectualism, or good will that would entertain the alternative?

    Not us.

    • (sarcastic projection): He’s a racist and should be fired! Now! And he should crawl into a hole and die! Jimmy Fallon owes it to the Roots to never have this slave owner sympathizer on his show again!

      • Cecelia

        What can I say. We are lucky to live among such open-minded geniuses.

        • Larry Kelly

          If you were a slave, not a bad gig for 1802… just saying.

          • Cecelia

            Uh huh.

          • Larry Kelly

            Too early for Dolly Madison cupcakes though.

          • Cecelia

            And too late for Betsy Ross Bread.

      • Slaverypologist!

    • NYDN reporter: “Bill O’Reilly defends use of White House slaves.”

      (I’m not making this up.)

      • Outside of their sports reporters (sans Mike Lupica), the paper might as well be the New York Daily Kos. They are shameless in their left-wing politics and outrageous in their covers. But like MSNBC is to FNC, they are just serving as a counter to the New York Post.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Forty or so years ago, it wasn’t too bad a paper.

      • Cecelia

        No one can accuse them of being the most honest people in the world. Especially around an election.

        My interest in anything Wikileaks has revolves primarily (to say the least) around anything that involves our corrupt media.

  • Lurker

    LOL John Devore was a FOX News pundit?

    I think he’s just talking about his guest spots on Red Eye!

    • Larry Kelly

      Never heard o’ da bum.

    • carolr527

      Love John Devore. Don’t remember him on any FOX show except for RE. I wish he had been made a permanent RE panelist.

    • This column strikes me as his Fox News swan song, the equivalent of Warren Ballentine telling Juan Williams to go back to the porch.

      • carolr527

        If that’s true, that’s a shame. Devore is one of RE’s most interesting and funny guests.

  • Cecelia

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/07/12/ngo-connected-to-obamas-2008-campaign-used-u-s-tax-dollars-trying-to-oust-netanyahu/

    It’s awful, subversive, and shocking to see a foreign power interfering in Israel’s election process, is it not, American Media Party?

    • Larry Kelly

      I though Trump was hilarious today pulling the tail of the media asking Russia to hack Hillary’s email and turn the deleted ones over to the FBI.

      • They reported on his remarks as if he was serious.

        • Larry Kelly

          That’s what makes it funny.

        • Larry Kelly

          Charles K. said maybe Trump laid a trap & Clinton people stepped into it:

          Trump asks Russia to reveal Clinton deleted email.

          Clinton people say Trump asking a foreign power to violate national security.

          Clinton said deleted email was personal. Marriage plans, yoga scheduled. Nothing work related.

          So…

          • He has since walked into a trap by confusing Tim Kaine with Tom Kean (same pronunciation).

      • Cecelia

        He had to know that he was saying exactly the thing that they wanted to hear, that would get them abuzz, and would hog attention from Clinton, and wear the subject out preemptively.

        Trump is a damn troll.

        • Larry Kelly

          And a good one at that.

  • LenInFlux

    O’Reilly noting that the slaves who helped build the White House were fed well and were provided decent lodging was a dumb thing to say. Not saying it was racist or anything…..it’s just that it came off as trying to put lipstick on a pig, as the old saying goes. Regardless of what they were given to eat or where they slept, they were still slaves.

    • I agree. He could have phrased it better. I just hope he will still be booked on shows outside the Fox bubble after what he said.

      • Larry Kelly

        He draws viwers. No problemo.

    • Cecelia

      If you hear all of what O’Reilly said in context. He was making a point that even at the time in history that Mrs. Obama expressly referenced (in a speech about the U.S. being the best country in the world), the federal govt had progressed enough that it did not hire slave labor directly, and it insured adequate food and decent lodging for the workers of subcontractors which did include slaves.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        As I have heard from Democrats defending the hiring of illegal aliens, claiming that they were doing work Americans refuse to do; the slaves were doing work that white people refused to do.

        • Cecelia

          That’s like saying Army Boot Camp is like the Bataan Death March because it’s strenuous too.

    • Michael T

      Wow.

      That’s weird.

      My reply to you — a fascinating read BTW — just got deleted. 😊

      Flagged as pending at the DISQUS site.

      • Cecelia

        I didn’t hear Bill’s defense last night, but according to what he said with his original comments, he loves history, was a H.S. history teacher, and loves discussing it.

        He didn’t correct Mrs. Obama, he fleshed out the era that she had referenced.

        It’s perfectly appropriate for anyone to comment on a public speech, whether it’s by a high school valedictorian or the pope.

        • Michael T

          Still think he’d been better off to avoid talking about the speech and shift his focus to some other aspect of that day’s events.

          But that’s Bill being Bill and most of the higher profile commenters probably didn’t like him anyway. So I doubt he lost any viewers over this and will continue to be invited on the same shows he was before to sell his books and promote his TV endeavors.

          • Cecelia

            I don’t how Bill’s statements could be “weird in context” when Mrs. Obama was using the building of the WH as an example in describing how ‘the best country in the world’ had progressed beyond an era when its most well-known national symbol was built with slaves (via subcontracting).

            O’Reilly essentially showed us how the U.S. had progressed beyond even what was indicated in the example Michelle Obama used as a meter of progress via African slave labor vs African-Americans as the First Family in the WH.

            Shouldn’t all patriots in the best country in the world high-five him?

          • Cecelia

            Then within the context of Mrs. Obama lauding American progress, that should be a mild disappointment to all of us, rather than a call to deride OReilly’s optimism about the Greatest Country in the World.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          History is the past, and how it got there.

  • “Bill O’Reilly” is still trending on Twitter, at least in New York.

    • Larry Kelly

      “Pokemon GO” trending in Ohio. Such an old man, I’m not even courious what the hell that is..

      • Cecelia

        I’m not sure what trending means.

        • Larry Kelly

          Has something to do with the latest hats.

          • Cecelia

            So you’re interested for sure.

        • It means what words or hashtags are being tweeted about most at a given time.

      • Pokemon GO didn’t make remarks that offended the easily offended.

        • Larry Kelly

          Just gets them to walk into traffic I’ve heard.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            One way to thin the herd.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I believe that it is a brand of laxative.

    • No longer trending.

      • Larry Kelly

        Maybe Bieber is back in town?

  • Larry Kelly

    Well shut my mouth — Hillary Clinton will sit down with “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace on Sunday, her first interview since being officially nominated as the presidential nominee of the Democratic primary.

  • Larry Kelly

    Saw Jill Stein for the first time today on Shep walking around the convention center with Kennedy. She’s very pretty. Harvard educated physician. Remi could have done worse.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I was also struck by how attractive she was. Too bad she’s a lunatic leftist. Wants to cut defense spending by 50%. The way that it’s been gutted, it should be raised 50%.

      • Larry Kelly

        Well, you are right, there’s that.

      • Cecelia

        I was struck by the lovely Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

        Saw Shep interview her and she’s tough as nails too.

        • Larry Kelly

          The Baltimore prosecuter looks like she needs a rabies shot.

          • Cecelia

            Look at that bone structure!

        • Grandpa D

          She scowls too much to be lovely. Nothing makes a woman (or man) look better than a gentle smile.

          • Larry Kelly

            Though that stupid Van Jones pooh-pooded Mrs. Obama as “not classily beautiful” I find her very attractive. The nice smile is a big part of that.

          • Cecelia

            She IS classically beautiful.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            She has a reason to scowl. There is an excellent chance that she will be disbarred. She’s a female Mike Nifong.

          • Cecelia

            You’re thinking about the Freddy Gray case prosecutor. I’m talking the Baltimore mayor.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I was talking about the State’s Attorney that Larry mentioned.

          • Cecelia

            You guys are some tough critics.

    • Lurker

      Jill Stein is pretty? The white haired lady?

      • Larry Kelly

        I thought so (said the white haired man).

        • Lurker

          Maybe I need to get a closer look! LOL

          • Larry Kelly

            Maybe you need to age a few decades.

          • Lurker

            I’m 38 lol

          • Larry Kelly

            She looks much better if you are 68.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Or 64, like me.

          • Cecelia

            Or 29, like me.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 thanked his staff
    4 reporter bellyaches
    3 social media outrage!
    2 the true victims
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 A liberal pundit reveals ‘the truth’ about his appearances on Fox News.

    • Joe Concha

      A 4 and a 3 doesn’t get you very far in any card game….

      • Larry Kelly

        Pretty good in dice… Sometimes.

  • Cecelia
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I remember reading the correspondance that was released after the fall of the Soviet Union. Call you say “High Treason” boys and girls? The Troll of Chappaquiddick should’ve met the same fate as Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

      • Larry Kelly

        The three met the same ultimate fate I suspect, and I doubt they are making s’mores.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          To quote Jerry Reed’s character in “The Survivors.” thay are “smoking a turd in Hell.”

  • Larry Kelly

    Wikileaks tonight released 29 messages from the DNC voicemail system just to show they hacked it and cause unease about what they may have in the own words of the liberal elite.

    • Cecelia

      Or conservative el….well, conservatives.

      Hacking will bite everybody sooner or later.

  • Larry Kelly

    Shep seems to have been pushing that Democrat disunity was pretty much behind them now. Hope he’s watching tonight.
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article92268907.html

    • Cecelia

      Shep is so good at what he does, but so often he exudes…pours…pique while doing it.

      I don’t know what was eating him yesterday and he never said anything in ill humor, but his expression and manner suggested that any second he was going to start pounding the tray of his high chair and screaming at the top of his lungs.

    • Cecelia

      This is what happens when you mold and massage as many factions, identity and grievance groups, as you can in order to cobble together a majority. As soon as conservatives or traditional institutions aren’t the focus, they start beating the hell out of each other.