Sep 062016
 
  • GATXER

    OK…..I dont like EX-MSNBC employee Ann Coulter…..I can’t think of one thing she has ever written or said that I could agree with…..and while I admit that Khan put himself out there in the political world………..this is just…..well crazy. MY guess is she did it so she will get booked on MSNBC more and sell more books but she should be ashamed IMHO…….I know some here probably like her………but this is over the line. Maybe she did it to distract from the Rob Lowe roast…….but it was on comedy Central……most people won’t ever see it and few would care.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3775217/U-S-political-pundit-Ann-Coulter-leaves-Andrew-Bolt-speechless-calls-Captain-Humayun-Khan-s-father-snarling-Muslim.html

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Coulter also lost her job as a regular guest at Fox pre-MSNBC for making anti-semitic remarks. I think that she simply likes to shock people.

      • GATXER

        Only thing I thought she ever did that was funny.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C536Q7XzPzQ

        I see her come on TV….I change the channel…..no matter what the topic is…..and I have done that for years.

        • gcblues

          a sad waste of very high IQ. just think of what she really could accomplish if she focused on functional instead of dysfunctional. a problem in politics generally.

          • Larry Kelly

            She has made herself unique and sold one hell of a lot of books. Put a muzzle on her and she’s one of many.

          • gcblues

            she coulda been a contender. all the talent. none of the judgement.

          • Larry Kelly

            But if she wound up as a bum, she’s a well compensated bum.

          • gcblues

            think of her as like Mahr, and Stewart, the political equivalents of Johnny Manziel, all the skills but mocking the people that pay you is so much more fun. .

          • Larry Kelly

            More Mahr than Stewart. The two are polar opposites politically but kindred spirits. And friends last I knew. Stewart never would dream of crossing the lines those two do.

          • gcblues

            they come across to me as smart talented people that have ruined their persona by going ninja on people. maybe all not equal. it has nothing to do with agreeing or not. just their basic MO is pain- desired reaction. just me maybe.

          • Larry Kelly

            No, me too. A little bit of either goes a long way for me, but happy they both exist when they get their own bases upset.

      • Son of Blackflon

        Coulter COULD sue for punitive damages

        • Larry Kelly

          Actually, Blackflon should get a restraining order.

  • GATXER

    This is way off topic but…if J$ will allow…………I can’t believe how many TV and movie stars from my childhood have died this year. Seems like 1 week.

  • Larry Kelly

    It’s settled: “I’m Gretchen and I’m rich.”

    • Grandpa D

      I think Fox wants to get all this harassment stuff cleared out before the election coverage gets serious. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tantaros lawsuit is settled soon.

      • Larry Kelly

        Toss out bones to big dog, junkyard dog gets one too.

  • Grandpa D

    leaving Fox News” — There’s got to be some sort of backstory here.

  • sky303

    Greta leaving and so sudden that is surprising.

  • Larry Kelly

    Can’t say I’ll miss Greta on FOX as my day with FNC regularly ends at 7:00PM, and I’ll still read her wonderful blog which I’ve read for a very long time.

    • gcblues

      i do not think Brit wants to work that hard. he is in his 70s and wants family time. he is pure quality so Fox is lucky to have him for the election but i think FOX would need to send the brinks truck to have enough to keep him after the election working that hard.

      • Larry Kelly

        He’s just being a loyal trooper. Don’t think the ex-marshal has any plans to die with his boots on.

        • Grandpa D

          Dying with your boots on is a great dramatic ending to a movie.
          In real life, it sucks.

          • gcblues

            i am thinking i may have a next wife, home and family left in me but i am so busy with this one it may have to wait 20 years. always a new gig in the future. lol.

        • Cecelia

          I get the feeling from Twitter that he’s enjoying his wife and his freedom.

  • I hope Greta doesn’t end up returning to CNN or, worse, joining (MS)NBC.

    • Cecelia

      I’m sorry to hear that. I like Greta.

    • Michael T

      Absolutely stunning news Mike.

      Who could have possibly seen this coming?

      • I never see it coming.

        • gcblues

          me either. my personal life is one long list of blind sides. fortunately not all bad.

          • Larry Kelly

            Whatever you think the future will be… it won’t.

    • sky303

      I don’t know ,might improve the place (MSNBC) have her at 7et on MSNBC and let Chris Matthews ride off into the sunset.

  • Larry Kelly

    For all their effort maybe CNN will figure out people hate their damn bias and the dogs aren’t eating the CNN dog food:
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/_politics-zone-injection/trump-vs-clinton-presidential-polls-election-2016/index.html

  • Larry Kelly

    AIles never should have bought a Mr. MIcrophone.

  • Larry Kelly

    In the Larry World a will come when Gabe Shermman and Nick Denton are at neighboring bar stools, crying in their beers.

  • Cecelia

    I wish Fox would give a show to Joe Concha and John Ziegler as cohosts.

    Both are straight shooters who aren’t in the now ubiquitous advocate/cheerleader mode.

    Concha has the analytical clarity, and Ziegler has the street savvy.

    • homemaker

      What a fabulous idea! Count me in as a supporter. Hey FOX, are you listening?

      • Larry Kelly

        Me three!

  • ojfl

    On the Record with Shannon Bream?

    • Larry Kelly

      One of the most talented people they have.

      • Michael T

        Count me in as a third vote.

      • Grandpa D

        Add my vote, although Bream is one of the best fill-in anchors they have and excellent at covering SCOTUS.

    • Grandpa D

      Let me add one other possibility. Return the hour to Shepard Smith in addition to 4pm.

      • Marty

        That’s if he ever shows up. He gets an awful lot of time off for a guy they pay really big bucks to and built a whole set just for him.

      • sky303

        I do miss Fox Report

    • Larry Kelly

      Maybe “Let’s look at the record” with Al Smith.
      (That was for Grandpa)

    • sky303

      That would be a great choice.

  • Michael T

    What do you all make of the quote from Greta that Spud just posted at ICN?

    “Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now. The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.”

    My first reaction was, “Not felt like home?”…how can that be…just recently you were quite public in your support for Roger…and then the other day for Chris Wallace.”

    • Cecelia

      You can like and admire your employer and the people you work with while not being entirely at home with the direction the company is taking or some aspect particular to your job arrangement.

      • Michael T

        Point taken.

        You think there’s any chance that this is a “soft landing’ scenario negotiated between Greta and Fox News?

        This is often my default position where Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving ruined my perfect (or close to it) record of seeing through the corporate speak following the departures of Behar (ABC), Dobbs (CNN), Hasselbeck (ABC) and Beck (FNC).

        • Cecelia

          I can see the possibly of that scenario.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        You can like and admire your employer and the people you work with while not being entirely at home with the direction the company is taking or some aspect particular to your job arrangement.

        That is an excellent description of why my daughter resigned her commission and left the Air Force. She was afraid that she’d eventually go over the line, insult the Commander in Chief, and get court-martialed.

    • Michael T

      Spud’s reaction seems at least possible.

      “The timeframe Greta cites is going to raise some eyebrows. ‘A few years’ could put her show being moved out of primetime into play as a contributing factor.”

      • Larry Kelly

        Makes sense.

        • Larry Kelly

          Johnny has got me to question that thought.

          • It’s like Andrea’s claim that she was demoted when she moved to Outnumbered, even though she went from being on every other day to being on five days a week. Doesn’t make sense unless you leave out the ‘every other day’ part to make it sound like a demotion. Greta went from a primetime slot (as defined on broadcast tv) to what cable calls ‘early prime’. But she was bigger at 7pm than she was at 10pm. Leave out that one fact and yeah, it can look like a demotion and who knows, maybe they figured Hannity would do better at 10pm. They were right about that, but Greta also did better at 7pm so they were right to make that move too.

    • Grandpa D

      Spud has a point in the “for a few years” time frame being close to when she lost her real primetime slot. (I don’t recall the actual date that happened.) But she seems like a real team player who supports the team, even though she wasn’t very happy in her circumstance.

      • I doubt that phrase means what Spud thinks. 1. She had openly speculated on her blog about the wish she had an earlier time slot because of the late nights and difficulty getting guests to appear live. B. Her show was more successful and higher rated at 7pm than it was at 11pm.

        • Cecelia

          Maybe it’s part of the ole Trump Conflagations – Fox hates Trump and is the megaphone for the establishment vs Fox loves Trump.

  • Cecelia

    I would have thought that Greta wasn’t too non-Wemplelike in her thinking to have raised his antennae?

    • homemaker

      Didn’t Greta & Wemple have a big fight a while ago re: Roger Ailes? Wemple is unhappy Brian Stelter seems to get more scoops than he does so to get the clicks he has to be nasty. IMO

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The fact that Wemple has antennae proves once and for all that he is a pissant.

  • Saintsfan720

    I like Greta. Sorry she’s leaving. What’s has my curiosity piqued is the recent exodus of female talent. Anna Kooiman, JoNo, Maria Molina, Jedidiah Bila, Kirsten Powers, and now Greta. No male talent leaving that I am aware. It might all be total coincidence but the timing is interesting given the sexual harassment complaints being investigated.

    • Michael T

      I did pose a question yesterday wondering if Anna would have left if not for being passed over for the F&F weekday curvy couch slot.

      Someone disagreed by citing the fact her husband has a great opportunity Down Under.

      To which I replied, “Her hubby can’t find a job in the states when his wife would be pulling in 6 or 7 figures and had realized what may nave been her dream?”

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The only one that I can think of offhand is Bob Beckel.

      • Saintsfan720

        Beckel has been gone for quite some time (last year I believe). It’s been the ladies leaving recently. Hope it’s just coincidence and not that bad behind the scenes.

      • Son of Blackflon

        It is within the realm of possibility that Bob Beckel could sue them for punitive damages

        • Larry Kelly

          or call you something and put a dollar in the jar

  • Michael T

    Wonder who will fill Dr. Drew’s slot long term on HLN?

    Gee, try as I might I can’t seem to come up with any names. /sarc

    Just havin’ a little fun following the news about Greta, who may have grown tired of politics (Haven’t we all…lol) and want to try something different.

    • Grandpa D

      Dr. Drew’s slot? Hmm, I think Larry Wilmore is available.

      • Larry Kelly

        and could give a management written medical diagnosis.

    • Cecelia

      Fox should trade Ablow for Drew

    • sky303

      That would be interesting , I’d watch.

  • Michael T

    Based upon what I am reading on Twitter, ICN and TVNewser I’d like to pose the following question:

    Why did Greta fly the Fox News coop?
    1. It is for the stated reason that she has not been happy for a ‘few years.’
    2, It was driven by her disappointment (or anger) over Roger Ailes ouster.
    3. She was let go because of low demo ratings and she and FNC negotiated a soft landing scenario for public disclosure.
    4. She was upset about the ‘culture’ Ailes created.

    • I’ll say 3.

      • Michael T

        My pick as well.

        Mind reader you. 🙂

      • Larry Kelly

        Kind of, I think. Suppose she envoked her contract canceling clause expecting to be hailed with renegotiated offers and instead got.. static. Perhaps a total misjudgment on her part.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          The old “when you play chicken, you have to know when to flinch.”

          • Larry Kelly

            Pappy always told me never draw to fill an inside straight.

          • Your Pappy was right, Bart.

          • Larry Kelly

            Knew you would get that. Still got that thousand dollar bill pinned instead the coat?

    • Grandpa D

      I think Greta is being honest. #1.

    • sky303

      I kind of feel it’s number , and maybe she felt demoted from 10pm to 7pm a few years ago.

      • Michael T

        According to at least two reports it may be a combination of #1 and #4 — but definitely not yet confirmed.

        “According to multiple sources, Van Susteren sought to renegotiate the terms of her contract after Ailes resigned.

        Fox executives refused to negotiate, one of the sources said. So she chose to activate that clause.

        The sources said Van Susteren had been unhappy with the way Ailes ran
        the network the past few years, and with the way the network was
        perceived

        ‘It didn’t appear it was getting better’ after Ailes left, one of the sources said, so she looked to the exit.”

        One thing not mentioned in most reports about this stunning and sudden departure is her 69-year-old husband’s health. Mr. Coale has faced medical challenges in recent years, including a battle with throat cancer (2013) and heart surgery (2015).

  • Larry Kelly

    $20,000,000
    That’s enough to buy four Michael Jackson molestations.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Michael T

    Do you ever get frustrated with yourself because you can’t find a web page you had visited — or a matching sock for that matter?

    I had found a site recently (seemingly non-partisan) that listed both liberal and conservative media outlets in two columns. It appeared perfectly legitimate. Wish I could provide a link to it.

    What surprised me was it confirmed something I had just assumed (with Jon Karl at the helm) about ABC News for some time. Namely, that unlike CBS and NBC it was listed in the column with conservative media like Drudge, Fox News and Hannity.

    It’s on my DVR and I noticed that last night they used what some might view as over-hyped language and graphics to highlight a single poll that showed Trump improving by 4 points — closing the gap to 6 in the last month.

    Mind you this was a single poll — not the polling averages at RCP. This gave further evidence of cherry picking when you looked at the pollster next to it where it was Clinton who showed a two-point improvement since their previous poll.

    Larry Kelly mentioned the other day his increasing disappointment with NBC News. He night want to give ABC a try unless he can’t stand David Muir — and I understand there’s some of that out there.

    • Larry Kelly

      I watched ABC quite a while when Diane Sawyer was there and found myself grumbling. It’s been a year since I sampled Muir, but it seemed ABC was doing too much Entertainment Tonight celebrity junk. To me he’s just a pretty face. Not as pretty as mine which you could see if I give up coffee.

      • sky303

        I’ve never really been an ABC News watcher , used to watch Nightline til it was moved.

        • Larry Kelly

          The current Nightline is painted with elephant dung.

          • sky303

            oh so I am not missing anything then? well good.

          • Larry Kelly

            Oh gosh no, mostly celebrity crap. I stopped DVRing it years ago. Ted Koppel should sue for punitive damages.

    • sky303

      I do hate when I can’t remember a website that I visited,I usually try to save a link in my giant document of links or click the star but sometimes I don’t and forget where it was if it’s one of those long links.

      Also how what’s your thought on CBS News then?

      • Michael T

        Haven’t watched the CBS Evening News in ages…for no particular reason.

        • sky303

          CBS Evening News is alright, it’s much more hard news focused than ABC , NBC is in the middle of CBS and ABC in their news content. Scott Pelley seems alright anchor as well.

          • Larry Kelly

            I found CBS EVENING NEWS repetitive of CBS MORNNG NEWS after I watched it for a year. Except you had a better chance for something with a Republican slant in the mornings. I finally came to believe Scott Pelley and Obama were gay for each other and switched to NBC right after Brian William’s copter crashed.

  • Larry Kelly

    Roger Ailes may take Susan Estrich out for a drink and pick up the tab as he isn’t paying Gretchen a cent.

  • sky303

    Since the Greta slot is open , wish we could have Fox Report back.

  • People are speculating Greta to HLN, Greta to CNN…funny, I thought Fox News personnel had such a bad ‘stigma’ that when they left Fox their careers were over because nobody would hire them,

    Or was that last week’s meme?

    • Larry Kelly

      Meme as old as Grandma’s piss bucket and twice as rusty.

    • sky303

      ssssh don’t tell Allysn Camerota , or Paula Zhan
      Though I thought Greta burnt bridges with CNN, though that was different management so Zucker might like her

      • Larry Kelly

        Paula Zhan? Was Nixon still president?

        • sky303

          Bob Barker was still doing the price is right ,so maybe.

          • Larry Kelly

            Remember gang, get your pets spayed or neutered.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 never about money
    4 Erik Wemple headlines
    3 in their contracts
    2 statement
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Greta invoked contract clause to renegotiate.

  • jefeinoc

    Wow, great insight, appreciate the information, both for good and ill.

  • Larry Kelly

    Watching John King explaining CNN’s new poll tonight. Forgot how good he can be.

  • Larry Kelly

    Gee, Kristen Powers on an AC360 panel of nine plus Anderson. Maybe Coop should invite the Notre Dame marching band.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
      • gcblues

        grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Quaaaack!

        • Larry Kelly

          grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

    • sky303

      any more people , you’d have to call the fire Marshall to shut the party down

  • Lurker

    Ailes should takeover OAN & bring over BOR, Hannity & Greta

    Little by little see who else from FOX News wants to come over

    In a few years Murdoch will regret making Ailes resign lol

  • gcblues

    on the record clips cleaned out Am i breaking news?

    • Larry Kelly

      GRETABURGER at the FNC Commissary reported removed from the menu.

      • Cecelia

        I’ve had many a Regretaburger.

        • Excellent.

          • Cecelia

            We were just talking about that.

          • Larry Kelly

            Best eaten with a side of crow and filet of Thom McAn.

          • Cecelia

            Nothing that exotic. Just mystery meat with greasy fries.

    • Cecelia

      Whoa. Corporate cleaners. Greta who?

      • Larry Kelly

        Airbrushed out of that photo with Roger Ailes… wait a minute, the photo is gone!

    • Michael T

      As someone at J$P who I can count on to be as anti Trump (and Hill is no bargain) as I am — are you buyin’ what this commenter is selling about his supporters.
      http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chuck-todd-republican-party-has-been-taken-over-by-anti-intellectualism/#comment-2881252989

      • gcblues

        why read more it is all there.
        1. conservatives Do dislike the MSM and politicians and many are not voting for trump so bzzzzz
        2. anti-intellectual is the best word i can think of for nationalist populism that is both right and left. both sides have ant farm fantasies that do not contort with reality. can’t get more anti-intellectual than believing democratic socialism is not totalitarian force into an unsustainable system, and love of country us first keep people out types are responsible for millions of lives lost. simple example, euro/USA ag subsidies effect on latin america and africa.

        y’all be daffy

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    Gretchen definitely has a future in TV, Mr. Concha. She can afford to buy RCA back.

    • Cecelia

      I won’t assume that it was intentional, but Concha just gave Gretchen a southern “bless her heart”.

  • Larry Kelly

    Bret to Brit on SPECIAL REPORT, “when I took over for you in 2009, I never thought I’d be tossing to you at seven”.

    (Both said Greta was a friend and that they will miss her.)

  • Cecelia

    God only made one Brit Hume.