Oct 042016
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly – Bill O’Reilly/Maddow (tie) 1-2-3.
  • Rothstein: So what exactly happened between Brit Hume and Kucinich?
  • Concha: Pence-Kaine VP showdown unlikely to be a ratings blockbuster.
  • Sunday showdown: Reliable Sources tops Media Buzz.   Weekend numbers.
  • Joyella: Andrea Tantaros resurfaces…on GMA.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Kelly File video: Media launch on White House candidates.
  • Blue Lives Matter claims CNN deceptively edited Charlotte shooting video.
  • Howard Stern says CNN made up a headline out of something  he didn’t say.
  • Larry Kelly

    CNN “deceptively edits” and “makes up headlines”. The day I would watch CNN is long gone. Well, New Year’s Eve maybe.

    • homemaker

      Why does upper management continue to let this happen? Are standards so lax there that staff feel there are no consequences to this kind of behavior? Have any heads rolled from prior instances? I’m not surprised by this story but amazed this continues to happen.

      • Mitch Alan

        Upper management at CNN/TimeWarner are all liberal Democrats, or didn’t you notice? They want Trump to lose.

        • homemaker

          Oh I understand that they are Democrats. I just wonder that they aren’t thinking long term about their reputation. Someone there has to think about the long term viability of the organization, don’t they? Or maybe when you’re Dems you just don’t care.

          • Mitch Alan

            They’ll think long term after November 8th. They will regain their virginity the day after.

          • GATXER

            Or Maybe….they are fighting for third place with MSNBC….what do they have to lose anymore?

        • Larry Kelly

          Once upon a time you could be such a thing and still be honest.

          • gcblues

            when? where? when abbie levitated the pentagon?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Abbie? Abbie Normal?

      • LenInFlux

        The only reason I see them doing that is because they have already shown the full video repeatedly and cut it down later on and kept what they felt are the relevant parts but that is where any network will get into trouble.

        I don’t think it’s the type of deceptive edit that we saw with NBC and the George Zimmerman 911 call audio.

        • homemaker

          Sorry, don’t buy your interpretation. They didn’t shorten the video they removed the police officers words telling the guy to put his gun down while still having the wife’s voice yelling. That’s very different than editing for length.

      • GATXER

        The ends justify the means……notice its NEVER the other way around….they never seem to ever “edit” videos to make BLM look bad or the police look good.

        • gcblues

          “the means always justify the ends”
          Milk of Magnesia.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        “Standards? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards.”

  • Mitch Alan

    Andrea Tantaros now says she was forced by her publisher to compliment Roger Ailes in her new book? Was she also forced to have pictures taken of her all tied up?

    • LenInFlux

      She was suspended for months before she filed her lawsuit.

      As for the why, that depends on which side you believe. Both sides have dug in their heels and it looks like this will go to court.

      • Gatxer Avenger

        I do think there are a lot of her fans (and Trump fans) who ask the same question Mitch posed. “Why not a short suspension rather than a lengthy (paid) suspension — or firing — for a ‘book vetting’ violation?” (Was there more to the reasons FNC chose to do what they did? I’ve lost track of this convoluted mess.)

        As you suggested, there are definitely two sides.

        • LenInFlux

          Mitch said that he doesn’t understand why she was fired instead of being suspended.
          She wasn’t fired….she was suspended and that dragged on for two months (or so) and as time dragged on people wondered what she could have done to warrant such a lengthy suspension.

    • Lurker

      Andrea could’ve settled that book deal pretty quick but then I read she had to drag FOX’s Roger Ailes problem into it, taking advantage of FOX’s problem
      Now I don’t see how Andrea ever comes back to FOX

  • Gatxer Avenger

    RE: Concha: Pence-Kaine VP showdown unlikely to be a ratings blockbuster.

    I definitely don’t disagree with Joe.

    Things I don’t like to do, but would prefer over watching the VP debate.

    Wait in line at the DMV.
    Do my taxes.
    Get a root canal.
    Listen to Glenn Beck on the radio.
    Watch Morning Joe.
    Watch Cris Matthews.
    Watch Sean Hannity.
    Watch Judge Jeanine Pirro.
    Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
    Read a column written by Tommy Christopher.
    Read a column written by Betsy Rothstein
    Visit the comments section for Breitbart[dot]com.
    Have dinner featuring food from India.
    Attend a Kanye West concert.

    What are yours?

    (No snark please. I’m just having a little fun sparked by Mr. Concha’s valid column.)

    • Grandpa D

      No snarks!?! That takes all the fun out of commenting.

  • GATXER

    Could it be that the Disgraced newshound “writers” are so upset about Fox news saying basement dwellers…..because they are basement dwellers?

    • I’m trying to think of a lamer thing to label a “Fox lie” but I can’t think of one. Dwell and live are synonyms according to the dictionary. Just how in the wide world of sports does that make it a lie? Are people supposed to say ‘basement livers’? That sounds like an especially unappetizing dinner course. When synonyms become lies, we have arrived at Peak Hound Derangement.

      • Larry Kelly

        I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls.

    • Gatxer Avenger

      Found it:
      https://twitter.com/IceManNYR/status/783123580460658689

      Anyone else notice Megyn pushing back harder against perceived Trump fans like Griff Jenkins and Howard Kurtz?

      I’ve wondered for some time if she has any lingering resentment toward Kurtz who has not exactly been all that critical about one of Megyn’s chief critics/antagonist/detractors — namely, Mr. Donald J. Trump.

      Footnote: J$ raises a legitimate point about whether calling Mr. Jenkins’ comment (which Megyn corrected) a “lie” — although it is arguably inaccurate. Apparently, “basement dweller” has a negative connatation that was new to me. We don’t have basements in SoCal. Homeowners can barely afford what’s above the ground.

      • GATXER

        Yea…but .it’s always weird if you use someone you called a goon to prove you right…….that’s what this election has done to some people.

        • Gatxer Avenger

          Opinions change, don’t they?

          Many on the Left used to be huge fans of Olbermann for example.

          Megyn has had her rough spots with “white Santa” and “reports about Colorado election ballots.” But anyone who doesn’t recognize her as one of the most talented hosts on cable news is deceiving themselves.

          The gal has game!!

          • GATXER

            “But anyone who doesn’t recognize her as one of the most talented hosts on cable news is deceiving themselves”

            Just yesterday……

            https://twitter.com/JosephRemiB/status/783152075953823744

            “Megyn’s schizophrenic approach to her career is exhausting. She’s whoever they want her to be at any given moment.”

            “It’s called “just say some shit the goons will like and get paid.” She couldn’t care less.”

          • Spoken like someone who never watches her show…the only credential necessary to attack her.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Of the people I have a social media history with (Twitter and blogs) it has been Joe Remi and the late @TheRealRoyalEmperor who have been the longest and most sustained Megyn critics from the Left who are not also Trump supporters.

            Those seemingly rarely ever budged from their intense dislike for Megyn. I won’t hazard a guess as to why that’s the case.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Yeah, but that’s Joe. Not guilty by reason of insanity.

          • gcblues

            anyone who loves fiats deserves to be laughed at/

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Fix It Again Tony.

          • Mitch Alan

            Santa was white historically.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Let’s not go there.

      • Mitch Alan

        Megyn is evil.

        • Gatxer Avenger

          Yeah, that’s certainly the mantra by the Hannity and Trump fans at Breitbart[dot]com and some at TVNewser.

          Not so much here at J$P where it’s hard to find either a diehard Trump fan or a diehard Hannity fan.

          • gcblues

            only person for anyone still in the race here is you.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            You missed it.

            I said the other day I’d prefer Romney and Obama run again.

            Try to keep up if you going to stay in attack mode.

          • gcblues

            i do not care to keep up with crazy. i liked the original version.

          • Gatxer Avenger

            Did you notice no one has made a single attack on another commenter for at least the last 12 hours until you snuck in the doggie door that someone left open?

            Go away pooch and play in the street until you can be civil and respectful of others’ views.

          • gcblues

            i have been gone all day, got back from playing out and drinking tequila, niether of which you can do, so eat me. you made your loser bed, now live in it.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          But the cutest evil that I ever did see.

  • Larry Kelly
    • gcblues

      face it, everything s. of oxford, well never mind, oxford is pathetic too. i think all the flat land and skinny trees make people have over sized heads and, teased hair, and marlboros stored in the sleeves of white t-shirts. so call me a flying pig.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Miami University has a close relationship with our tribe. It is a nice town, unlike a certain one in a Communist country in Central America ran by one of the Smothers Brothers.

        • gcblues

          i know oxford well and nicaragua well, never heard of a smother brother here

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Ortega looks like Tom and Dick’s brother.

          • gcblues

            i have not seen the smother u refer to lately, and no one has seen dan lately. where would i raise a child rivas or oxford? where would i choose a partner rivas or oxford, had both now so i know the answer. where would i prefer to own property? no question, here. start a business? build a pool? now tell me other than $8 a cup coffee and bad music what is in oxford?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            You wouldn’t understand. The area around Oxford, and Dayton for that matter, is part of our ancestral homeland. It means more to me than all the money in the world, all earthly goods; it is spiritual. It is my heritage.

          • gcblues

            i am glad you feel the attachment. i would slur it and hope you do not feel that way. i traveled there often. earlys left for kentucky due to taxes. had a gf that lived there and went 3 times a year to buy and sell here. known the family for many many years. check out this falls auction. prices have fallen. lot of collectors died and their kids are selling. not for novices but beats the market. click through the catalog feel free to ask questions. http://www.earlyauctionco.com/

          • Larry Kelly

            He does!

        • Larry Kelly

          My earlier partner’s son got his undergraduate architecture degree there. Actually learned something too. So did his wife. She became Oprah Winfrey’s architect. Revamped her Chicago apartment, then built her girls school in South Africa. The two feel in love while building my first cabin.

      • Larry Kelly

        People in my neck of the woods are leery of anyone north of route 70 and east of 77. I’ve had property here for over forty years and they still barely trust me. They can process an entire flying pig leaving only hoves, snout and tail… and feathers.

  • Larry Kelly

    Last VP debate I enjoyed was Chaney-Lieberman. Joe whipped so bad he eventually started endorsing Republicans.

  • Larry Kelly

    I believe Dennis Kucinich left his ventriloquist dummy at FNC and Brit was just playing around with it.

    • Son of Blackflon

      Dennis could sue for punitive damages

      • Larry Kelly

        I’ve emailed him where he can pick up a replacement.

  • sky303

    VP ratings: Well there is a AL WildCard game on tonight Toronto vs Orioles so people have other options. I don’t think the ratings Kaine do it, but the debate could get as Pence as the game.

    • Grandpa D

      Ouch! 🙂

    • GATXER

      Most common thing said at 8:01 PM CST who the Heck are those two guys and the lady?????

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 O’Whine
    4 deceptively edited
    3 made up a headline
    2 between Brit Hume
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Joyella: Andrea Tantaros resurfaces…on GMA.

  • Larry Kelly

    “Mike Pence is winning because Tim Kaine cannot debate like an adult without interruptions,” Frank Luntz tweeted.

    CBS one sided moderation so obvious it’s hurting too.

    • Gatxer Avenger

      Almost Unanimous Assessment at CNN

      Indiana University Law School’s (and former Irish Catholic Democrat) Mike Pence apparently beat Harvard Law School’s (and current Irish Catholic Democrat) Tim Caine in the VP debate.