Oct 032016
 
  • Concha: Reliable Sources coverage of NYT/Trump taxes omitted key facts.
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Rachel Maddow-Anderson Cooper-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • CNN hires Andrew KaczynskiBuzzFeed team. Contessa Brewer resurfaces.
  • Fox Report video: A former over the fight for Mosul.
  • Willens: Soundbites, salacious quotes…how Fox News surged on Instagram.
  • Sullivan: Who’s responsible for the rise of Donald Trump? CNN’s Jeff Zucker.
  • Geraldo sues over water damage to Upper East Side pad.   Q&A: Hala Gorani.
  • Darcy: Hannity’s ‘on an island’…because he disagrees with some others at Fox.
  • Larry Kelly

    CNN is in the stretch of aiding their Presidential race hopeful. Omitting key facts will be the least of their transgressions.

  • Larry Kelly

    Two FNCers now on an island. Not the same island thankfully.

    • gcblues

      after coffee, maybe you have extra energy for new stuff.
      https://trythisroad.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/guide-to-weird-mexico-city/

      • Larry Kelly

        Oh, that is so cool!

        • gcblues

          DF is so huge it is incredible and no maps work. look on google earth. blow your mind.

          • Larry Kelly

            Forced me to make another pot.

          • gcblues

            as a new yorker i drink it cold too. i always drink what i want hot and turn it off and put it in the fridge to keep the flavor. Mexico is the home of Frappes. first had one outside of Guadalajara. it was not even cooked, they blended the whole bean with a little water and cream with a blender that eliminated any bits. it was smooth and creamy. the whipped cream they put on top is not sweet. i have never smoked meth but i think the reaction is similar. weeeeeeeeeeee

          • Cecelia

            I love frappes, but my husband avoids them.

            They have an effect on him such as he calls them crappes.

          • gcblues

            try onne in mexico they are less sweet and triple strength. you eat them with a spoon, straw does not work. no chco, almond, caramel foo foo. pure cafe fuerte.

  • Gatxer Avenger

    This morning we learned that Donald Trump is apparently being accused of the same boorish behavior as Roger Ailes was accused of pertaining to Andrea Tantaros. This happened during Trump’s years on Celebrity Apprentice.

    Namely, asking a subordinate female to turn around so he could ogle her figure.

    There must be a handbook available to the media elites in NYC with a catchy title like, “Things you can say and do without raising a red flag with Human Resources.”

    Or perhaps the handbook is called, “Turn around, bright eyes” — based on Bonnie Tyler’s 1980s hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

    • gcblues

      yawn.

      • Gatxer Avenger

        more caffeine

        • gcblues

          bored not tired.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            So if it truly bores you what Trump and Ailes did, that probably speaks to your threshold for inappropriate treatment of women.

            BTW, that was just the mild stuff.

            “AP: Apprentice cast and crew say Trump was lewd and sexist”
            http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2778a6ab72ea49558445337865289508/ap-how-trumps-apprentice-moved-capitalism-sexism

          • gcblues

            no, i am not bothered by it. i am bored with your senseless bitch*ng. it has exactly zero to do with the financial future of the country. i am disgusted by both candidates, the press and you. i have made that clear. so why question me about it.

          • gcblues

            by the way. i do not appreciate the insult about me and women. you don’t know me. i raised two women from 14 mos and 4 1/2 years of age as a single parent. i have a wife and daughter in a 2nd family, and your assuming disgusting things about people because of their politics is pure insulting cr@p. by your reasoning i could assume you must hate women to support a women that enables a rapist and sexual predator like bill clinton. however i would never post anything that stupid. i’ll leave that to you. seek help.
            *&%*%(%$($
            i will not take *%(U^% from you

          • Michael T

            Maybe you’ll think twice next time before replying to a comment I made with your snarky “Yawn.”

            I’ve never attacked one of your comments with sarcasm George. It was not appreciated.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Maybe you’ll think twice next time before replying to a comment I make with your snarky “Yawn.”

            I’ve never attacked one of your comments with a cheap shot George. It was not appreciated.

          • Joe Concha

            I just find it hilarious you’re accusing people of using multiple screen names in The Hill comment sections.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Mountain out of molehill alert!

            As I explained 2-3 weeks ago I have one Disqus name for J$P and one I often use (when I can remember to do so) at most other sites.

          • Larry Kelly

            Sock puppets are cheap. You buy them in pairs.

          • homemaker

            Most days I just lurk and read the comments. But this one made me laugh out lous at the end of a very long, stressful day. Thank you!

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The troll just wants attention.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            So now quoting an Associated Press article is “trolling” (according to Nixon) and “senseless bitch*ng” (according to gcblues).

            You two are quite the pair.

            There’s a reason they both have fewer up votes than they do comments.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Go back to agreeing with yourself under multiple names at ICN.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            I let that slide the first time.

            Where’s your evidence I ever did that?

            You have no proof and you know it.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Gatxer Avenger

            Oh, don’t be silly.

            That was me changing from a more public WordPress account to a more private one.

            So I made a ‘dummy’ comment as a test just like I did one time on Twitter to test if certain features were working for both of my Twitter accounts.

            It happen once in multiple years on ICN. My reasons for multiple accounts (two on Twitter and two on Disqus) is well documented. I also have four email addresses. You wanna stalk those as well? I’ll give you the addys.

            So sue me, stalker. Pretty lame stuff.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            You as Gatxer Avenger was agreeing with you as “Tom Bennett.” So now anyone who disagrees with you is a “stalker?” Take GC’s advice and seek professional help. Your personality has taken a strange turn.

            Not that it matters. I have no intention of interacting with you.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            You’re right. I should have simply written something like, “This is a test.”

            Instead of, “Ur right Tom. One is enough. Haha!”

            But I do enjoy mixing it up with you, gcblues and Gatxer.

            You three are my low hanging fruit.

            At least when compared to the more intelligent and rational LK, Cece, Concha and Johnny — with the more readable and rational comments. Although as I’ve said before, Cece often sends me to Google with some of her unfamiliar terms.

            Enjoy your evening.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Flagged.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Back at ya sparky.

          • gcblues

            i stand by the senseless bitch*ng, it is all you have done for weeks. it is a change. at one time you were sensible. i do not know what happened to you in your personal life, but unloading it here does you more harm than us. we can’t help you. see someone who can please.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            No one in their right mind (and I worry about terminally angry people like you) would ever think my OP was anything other than a lighthearted (with a song reference) attempt to comment about Trump embarrassing himself.

            Come out of the darkness and enjoy life. You’re tied with the other attack dog Nixon for the “grouchy ol’ man’ award.

          • Cecelia

            I think this election has made people particularly tense.

            A week or so ago when I saw a tweet saying that Kim Kardashian was endorsing Hillary, I tweeted two responses to it and to her (the original tweet had included her) that made me ashamed. I know she probably never saw it, but it was uncalled for. All she had done was to support a candidate.

            My impulse was to delete the tweets, but then I thought, no, let them stand. I need reminding.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            i generally try to avoid all things Kardashian; however, her being robbed and tied up in Paris was a damn shame. Nobody, and I mean nobody, deserves that kind of crap.

          • Cecelia

            Horrifying.

          • Larry Kelly

            Gave somebody new for the doog to bark at tonight.

          • gcblues

            but if it had to happen ……

          • Gatxer Avenger

            I especially agree with your first sentence.

            However, for me it was a little different.

            I used to attempt to respect the opinions of all those who comment here — just like I do with my right-wing cattle rancher brother.

            But i probably overreacted when no one would come to my defense when I took on Gatxer for constantly calling Ice a racist.

            I expected better from some of the folks. But I am sure there must be some blue blogs where there’s some group thinking taking place as well.

            Oh well. In retrospect I could have played my hand better. One day of disagreeing with Gatxer should have been enough. I’ve had my say – now move on — should have been my mantra.

          • gcblues

            sorry. i agree in general, but in particular the change has been pretty darn dramatic. look at his response to me below. i am hardly the angry guy here, and i have avoided the long crazy strings others seem to not have a prob with. his relief will not be found here. i hope he finds some.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            George, we are both worse that Adolf Elisabeth Hitler. Or something.

          • gcblues

            nix, please translate that

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It was a line from the remake of “The Producers.”

          • gcblues

            seen niether. remember, i am disconnected from all things pop.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It had something to offend everybody in it.

          • Larry Kelly

            Still humming the tunes from Springtime for Hitler.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • GATXER

            “I think this election has made people particularly tense.”

            I think this election has made people fracking nuts!

        • Cecelia

          I’ll have to go back and look. I didn’t see that coment and didnt even know I had been snarky.

          I’ve gotten so good at it I don’t even have to try.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            No biggie Cece.

            But if you’re interested, it’s here.
            i could be wrong, but snark sentences you post are not elucidation.
            http://johnnydollar.us/20161001/weekend-links-and-open-thread-74/#comment-2931105359

          • Cecelia

            gc, wasn’t being snarky, Michael. He’s saying that he’s tired of the focus of the campaigns being on personal attacks rather than policy.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Is he Michael Thal? Is he Tom Bennett? Is he Richard Head? So many names for one pest.

          • Larry Kelly

            A little snark. A little dance. A little seltzer down the pants.

          • Cecelia

            You’re a fun date.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    Not seeming all that occupied on TV these days, Geraldo is restless.

  • Larry Kelly

    Ma oh ma, where is pa?
    Not in Arkansas. HA HA HA.
    https://www.facebook.com/Danney-Williams-Clinton-1704956276415563/

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN Grabs BuzzFeed’s Entire ‘K-File’ Political Team. Still in negotiations for the K-Car.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Robert Byrd had a KKK-Car.

      • Larry Kelly

        Nothing exists in West Virginia without at least one of them named after Robert Byrd.

  • Larry Kelly

    Contessa returns. Wearing shoes.

    • Grandpa D

      It took me a couple of reads to catch that. Good one.

      • Larry Kelly

        Sometimes you’re my only hope 😀

      • gcblues

        so explain it to me i don’t get it. no idea of whom you speak. maybe i am lucky, nevermind.

        • Grandpa D

          Title of an old (1954) Ava Gardner movie.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Ava broke Frank’s heart. She’s lucky that he didn’t break her legs.

          • Cecelia

            Ive always thought of her as being the most beautiful woman ever.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I would say Jeanne Crain.

          • gcblues

            too bz getting born that year

    • sky303

      Ah see what you did there …

  • sky303

    Always nice to Contessa Brewer back on the TV.. did try to catch her time on CBSN when I could.

  • sky303

    Those are some Freaky Friday Numbers : Hayes beat O’Reilly In the Demo and MSNBC except at 8pmet beat CNN in total.

    • GATXER

      Well BO was off.

      • Larry Kelly

        Smelled bad?

    • Grandpa D

      Friday numbers are usually ‘freaky’ due to the many substitute hosts and specials.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 surged on Instagram
    4 resurfaces
    3 Geraldo sues
    2 omitted key facts
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Darcy: Hannity’s ‘on an island’…because he disagrees with some others at Fox.

  • Lurker

    Anyone know what happened to Deirdre Bolton? She’s been MIA from her FOX Business show for like 3 weeks, contract not renewed?