Aug 172016
 

Updated 5:15 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Larry Kelly

    Spud is well grounded.

    • Cecelia

      He’s occasionally right too. Like now.

      • Joe Concha

        I retweeted Spud’s retort. Lucid and laid-out well.

        It also gave me an epiphany: If Megyn doesn’t get a moderator spot in one of the three presidential debates, she may be the odds-on favorite for VP.

        • Cecelia

          I think Spud’s take is the right one, but if that doesn’t play out, your scenario on the VP thing is likely the best resolution.

          • What they should do is give Megyn the last of the three POTUS debates. If the novelty has started to wear off and the ratings may droop, having her there would be a shot in the arm with people tuning in to see the Trump/Megyn ‘rematch’.

          • Grandpa D

            I don’t think the Debate Commission gives a flip about the ratings.

          • Larry Kelly

            What this thing needs is a league of women voters.

          • Cecelia

            You’re Roger Ailes, Jr. (Wiithout the baggage.)

          • gcblues

            cold, so very cold.

          • TheMightyINB

            I don’t think either of the candidates are hoping for ratings during the debate. It’s a contest of who is going to do worse.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I see that TRRE has shown up at ICN to offer his brain droppings.

          • Larry Kelly

            Really, well, better there than here.

  • Here is Mr Concha’s commentary on the passing of John McLaughlin.

    • Larry Kelly

      Nice.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      A very good tribute.

      • Son of Blackflon

        He could sue for punitive damages

  • Larry Kelly

    Report: Murdoch sons see CNN’s Jeff Zucker as a top pick for running Fox News (via Allan – don’t know who he is? Sit in the corner.)
    About as good an idea as Anthony Weiner as top pick for running Hallmark Greeting Cards.

    • sky303

      There are too many easy jokes for that ,
      I would say , never would happen, but then , never thought the Ailes thing would happen , so anything can happen?

      • Grandpa D

        Let me try — “This is CCN, Carbon Copy News.”

        • sky303

          Though it’s a step up going from a Wolf to a Shepard.

      • Larry Kelly

        I have a horrible vision of Judge Napolalitano in a flight simulator.

        • Cecelia

          Hume and Watters in the “Debate Mobile”.

        • sky303

          I just thought of Zucker taking Don Lemon with him to FOX oh my.

        • Michael T

          You keep me in stitches Larry.

          Red Eye has lost some folks. How about a remote feed from a cabin somewere in the Ohio countryside?

          If FNC did it for Sarah “Word Salad” Palin, why not you?

    • Cecelia

      Zucker would come with a certain antiseptic property for our American Media Party (as described by that guy I can’t remember who worked for the WP and then went to HuffPo).

  • Larry Kelly

    All CNN was doing was protecting the black image. Peaceful and smart if you edit her. Violent ignoramus if you leave her uncensored. Never have regrets for sheltering the simple folk.

  • gcblues

    WADR: donny on is an august thing or did they blow out heiny?

    • sky303

      On Morning Joe they Helprin said he was filling in.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 helped Cook.
    4 so ridiculous
    3 not be disqualified
    2 Father and sons
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Mack CNN apologizes for expresses regret over misleading edit.

    • Larry Kelly

      After meeting with a threatening #BlackLivesMatter mob outside the studio, CNN is now apologizing for expressing regret over the inspired affirmative action edit.

  • Larry Kelly

    Trying to think what Olympic event NBC could make use of Chris Hayes’ reporting skills?
    … thinking
    ….. thinking
    ……… thinking

    • gcblues

      woman’s field hockey.

      • Larry Kelly

        Hahahaha

  • Larry Kelly

    Debate now taking place about who is better athlete, Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? I say it depends on if you are being chased by a tiger or a shark.