Oct 172016
 
  • Freaky Friday numbers: Sean Hannity-Rachel Maddow-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Videos: Chris Stirewalt is Outnumbered
  • Shepard Smith opens up about Roger Ailes, Fox News, and much more.
  • Concha: CNN refusal to investigate Brazile leak exemplifies rampant bias.
  • Genius CNN anchor: It is illegal for the public to look at Wikileaks emails!
  • Working without a net: Ashleigh Banfield‘s new show is unscripted and live.
  • Videos: preps for debate; Bret Baier talks Trump, tv…and golf.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Did Cuomo actually pass the bar exam on his own, or did his dad put the fix in for him? Even the late Lionel Hutz was smarter than this.

  • BadBilly

    Daily Mail has a long overdue story regarding Shep Smith coming out. However, I can’t find a peep at the usual places like Mediate, AdWeek or HuffPo.

    • Cecelia

      I don’t know who that will surprise.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        As long as everybody concerned is of legal age, I don’t consider anyone’s sex life any of my business.

    • Martha

      What you read was actually a small part Plucked from a Huffpo interview with Shep !
      Its a very interesting and Transparent and great article with Sheps perspective on the ” New” Fox and the events of the past ,
      Sheps sexuality is irrelevent .
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shep-smith-fox-news-interview_us_5800f0d1e4b06e0475944919?

      • I linked to the full HuffPost interview. Most in-depth, revealing interview I can recall from Shep. And the video of quintessential Shep moments is pretty good too.

        • Martha

          Its an Excellent interview Johnny.
          It’s Revealing on all levels. Especially interesting to me, is regarding why my respect for Shep has never waivered .He tells Facts, and not what pleases the viewers.
          Shep , dispite the trolls on Twitter, always remains true to himself .
          Btw Johnny, we must have posted the link at the same time !! If you want to delete mine, please go ahead .

          • No need. We were so close in time you have earned co-credit. 😉

          • ramjet

            Shep on air Monday, “Trump wants to disenfranchise voters.”

  • Killing Reagan was another great movie adaptation. It focused on the period from October 1980 to April 28, 1981, and ended with Reagan’s farewell letter at the onset of Alzheimer’s. Besides Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon in the lead roles as the Reagans, I also recognized Geoff Pierson as James Baker and Joel Murray (Bill’s younger brother) as Edwin Meese. And Katia Lara’s resemblance to Jodie Foster was uncanny.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I agree, Mike. It was very good.

  • sky303

    The Shepard Smith was good, interesting that FNC might be doing a bigger focus in the news department and less on the opinion side. And yes Shep should be allowed to do more bears again!

    • Cecelia

      I wouldn’t look great ratings in the mouth.

      It was a great sound bite, however.

      • sky303

        though after election , there will be some ratings drop on all the channels, though FNC probably won’t feel as much pain as a channel called CNN.

  • Larry Kelly

    DIckerson did press Tim Kaine on tough Wikileaks’s points and Bill Clinton’s problems yesterday on FACE THE NATION. He is not giving the Dems a free pass v

    • Joe Concha

      I’m a fan. Best of the 3.

  • Mitch Alan

    Why are we being graced with three clips of Chris Stirewalt? Zero would have been enough.

    • That’s the beauty of J$P: nobody has to click if they don’t want to. Before long all the other websites will have this feature too. 😉

      • Mitch Alan

        Oh, so you don’t know why either? Lol

      • gcblues

        i watch it twice for ya, it is the conch that puts me to sleep, but i don’t talk about or he will call me a troll again

        • Larry Kelly

          I think he’s got over you.

      • gcblues

        stirewalt’s quote re: wallace is pretty good. could be why mitch does not like him. yesterday’s quote from him is better though. i will remember and use this someday. “the odds may be good, but the goods are odd”, bet someone pundit tries to steal it.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Bret Baier talks
    4 Ashleigh Banfield
    3 refusal to investigate
    2 Shepard Smith
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Genius CNN anchor: It is illegal for the public to look at Wikileaks emails!

  • gcblues

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5174254065001/understanding-the-2016-election-polls/?playlist_id=930909819001#sp=show-clips
    i thought this was a reasonable but limited presentation. most people here w/ media experience think of audience measurement in a manner which does not apply to commercial and political polling. viewership/listenership/clicks are singular 1 dimensional events.
    his soup analogy was descriptive, but he did not add that there is a guarantee that some samples will necessarily mathematically be wrong,
    a mi/ in political and commercial polling the question phrasing is determinative. he hinted at that with how republican might say inde because of the current clown show and the reverse for dems/inde swings.
    to me, for decision making, spending client $, the most critical aspect of polling whether buying a new car or electing a president is what exactly is the question asking. opinion. future behavior. current behavior. past behavior. then by using a series of questions and factoring out the bad responses, factor analysis, you look to see how behavior and attitudes stratify. are there holes. inconsistency. everything align. good recent example. all of the opinion polling on the presidency is coming out just over 50%. almost every issue polled he is upside down on his position approval.
    so popular rhetorical post modern theory states dissonance must always resolve.
    not sure. seen couples live together a long time where niether die, but no one would be surprised if one did die.
    so what i meant to say is it is more than just the sample.

    • Larry Kelly

      I watched this while eating soup. I also like Bret’s helicopter ride over Vegas. Haven’t been there for a long time.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        At least he didn’t drop any turkeys.

        • Larry Kelly

          No problem. They fly.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Not the domestic farm-raised ones. In fact, they have been bred until the breast on the male is so large that he can no longer naturally mate. They have to go the artificial route.

          • Cecelia

            That’s why I buy organic. A chicken breast should not be as big as your head.

          • timdub70

            Wild turkeys fly, domestic ones don’t I always see a few turkeys waddling around the Hall County Park area of Grand Island, NE.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            We have wild turkeys here. They are much sleeker than the domestic, and fly well. They also taste better.

          • gcblues

            more dark meat. no white meat for me.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I agree. White meat of any fowl is always too dry.

          • gcblues

            i’m sorry, you referred to birds. ooops

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            BWAHAHAHA!!!!!

          • Larry Kelly

            If I’m making chicken soup or stew I always go with as much dark meat as I have left rover from the roasting chicken carcasses and save the white for chicken salad sandwiches.

          • Cecelia

            You can go to hell for putting dark meat in chicken salad.

          • Larry Kelly
          • I didn’t know you had a blog. Mr. Concha better watch out; you may get a column in The Hill next!

          • Larry Kelly

            LOL, he has nothing to fear.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            That pic of Bella looking at the radish is classic.

          • Cecelia

            Radishes can be scary.

          • Larry Kelly

            By the way Les made a really bad assumption.

          • Cecelia

            Beautiful beautiful, Larry. Who needs tv or internet with that view.

            I must say that it wasn’t very considerate of you to terrify Bella with a radish.

          • Larry Kelly

            It was a pretty big radish.

  • J.J.

    I know it’s Friday, but 9th in primetime for Megyn in the key demo…..wow.
    Fox viewers are clearly tuning her out and coming back to watch Hannity for pro Trump news.

    • Mitch Alan

      It will be interesting if FNC renews her contract. I think she would be more comfortable at CNN. There are so many liberals at FNC, I would have to count Carl Cameron as an anti-Trumper.

      • Cecelia

        Fox will certainly do its best to keep her.

        This close to an election people rooting for one candidate or another want the uber partisan stuff.

        Hard to tell how long that will last.

        • Mitch Alan

          I used to DVR her show daily for a couple of years. I will not be watching her again before or after the election. Her personality has really changed, very smug and self-satisfied.

      • sky303

        I think she is really wanted at FNC by the Murdochs who see her as valuable.