Oct 192016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Anderson Cooper 1-2-3.
  • Ruiz: Brainiac CNN anchor thinks Congressional terms are already limited.
  • On the Record video: untangles ‘quid pro quo’ double-talk.
  • Vanity Fair: Megyn Kelly’s Settle for More will include an additional chapter.
  • Concha: First FNC anchor to helm general election debate faces challenges.
  • Grynbaum: New energy at Fox as Chris Wallace preps for Presidential debate.
  • Vegas, baby: Now MSNBC’s ‘Road Warriors’ can’t say they never got a dinner.
  • Gabriel Sherman teams with low-budget horror producers for Ailes miniseries.

Updated 4:55 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is as dumb as a box of rocks.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      You give her too much credit, she’s not even that smart.

      • Larry Kelly

        Small box.

        • Cecelia

          The more rocks the dumber, ala as dumb as a refrigerator box of rocks.

          • Larry Kelly

            My bad… really big box.

          • Cecelia

            You are dumb as an amoebae’s coin purse full of rocks!

      • She’s getting close to challenging Krystal Ball for the title of tv’s most moronic moron. She’s not there yet, but she’s knocking on the door.

        • Larry Kelly

          Not a nice lady either.

        • Cecelia

          I think tv’s most moronic moron is Stephanie Ruhl.

          How did she ever get the message that in order to ask relevant and pointed questions you have to harbor a 4-wheeler load of distain and animosity for the interviewee and come off as someone better suited to wide-eyed campaign zealotry than to journalism?

      • Son of Blackflon

        She could sue for punitive damages

  • gcblues

    i am sure it is just me, but i found the NYTs article on FOX to be condescending bird leavings.

  • Cecelia

    I saw Herridge with Hume last night and she is as tough as nails.

    She knew what she wanted the viewers to know, in the time period allowed, and stayed on that despite any remarks or questions from Hume.

    She needs to give lessons to journos who appear with O’Reilly.

    Let me add that along with his professionalism, Hume is a sartorial delight.

  • Larry Kelly
  • If this film adaptation of Gabriel Sherman’s hit book doesn’t air on TV, I imagine Netflix will pick it up.

  • A thought occurs about tonight’s debate: Chris Wallace will be simulcast on two networks he once worked for–NBC and ABC–and one network his father worked for–CBS.

    • GATXER

      Chris was a gofer for Walter Cronkite…….according to a thing Fox Played today….I assume that was CBS…..dont know if he was paid however.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I think that he was an intern.

  • Larry Kelly

    In the Sam Katzman like film, Roger will be played by Ed Azner and Gretchen by Beverly Garland providing she’s not really dead. “Spunk… I’ll show you spunk! Just wait until I find it.”

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Alas, Beverly Garland has bought the farm.

      • Larry Kelly

        😢 😪😭

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          They could always hire Miley Cyrus to play Gretchen.

          • Son of Blackflon

            Miley could sue for punitive damages
            #imwithher

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Why am I the only one you pester?

          • Son of Blackflon

            I don’t know it’s like an invisible desire that I must satiate

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Well, if you’re trying to impress Jodie Foster, it isn’t going to work.

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  • sky303

    I am going to say it
    The other moderators got B’s from he , Wallace get’s an A- (I’m a though grader) he did a great job keeping control and keeping it on track.

    • gcblues

      as the resident devil’s advocate. i picked up the feed via RCP, they used CBSN pundits. we got 2 luntz focus groups. i am listening to how horrible we all must be, whether bob Schrieffer or stirewalt and the fox bobble heads across all the spectrum, sure msnbc is expressing the same horror. “doubt the American way? that is dangerous”. how horrible calling the curren “system” corrupt is dangerous and America is not like that. hold it? i thought right left and the middle are all up in arms about the status quo. right track wrong track and wrong track is crazy? we are at the end of our ropes at the stupidity of crazy unsustainable federal govt and our disbelief is ignorant? slap me hard.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        The fools on TV get paid good money to spout their bullsh*t. Good job, if you can get it. And, it doesn’t change one damn mind.

      • Cecelia

        Sort makes you wonder if they’re all too young to remember 2000 and the banana republic as facillatated by the Supreme Court, and the 2004 election result as facillatated by baleful Ohio election officials.

        Let alone Watergate…

        • gcblues

          you are just out of your head girl. the electorate rules, and we want to play musical chairs. not accepting that is dangerous.

          u watch and read and see if i am over-dramatizing tomorrow’s tone.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            This is why we need a monarchy with Patti Ann Browne as queen. She will be a benevolent ruler…..as long as you don’t make her mad. http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp8/samronsona/PAB-900h-px-1.jpg

          • gcblues

            my college connections included people some of who i did not lose contact till a few years ago. highly educate multilingual Iranians. not a one believed in republican democracy all thought the stupids needed to be told what to do. the classist racist thing is something that is hard to miss in the rest of rthe world

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            And they still don’t have a republican democracy in Iran. It is a theocracy ran by lunatics that want to usher in the return of the 12th Imam. They were a hell of a lot better off under the Shaw.

          • gcblues

            i assume u mean the shah. they had respect for the father none for the son. they don’t want a republican democracy. never met a Persian that thought it was dysfunctional. they could be right.

          • Cecelia

            I’m agreeing with you here,

          • gcblues

            i know that. i was being sarcastic at how stupid the debate was beginning with the candidates. the whole thing is a clown show.

  • Cecelia

    Trump is the most narcissistic son-of-a-bitch on the planet.

    With one answer (that you know everyone in the campaign begged him not to utter) he has totally allowed the media to upstage everything else he said.

    He should have just hummed something before and after that answer.

    • gcblues

      do the lindy

      • Cecelia

        You do the lindy.

        • gcblues

          lord knows i try

          • Cecelia

            What is it? Can’t be that hard.

          • gcblues

            lindy hop mo’n. how low can you go.

  • Cecelia

    What was it Trump sort of hissed. Into the microphone at the very last?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Probably the same word that I got expelled from the fifth grade for. I didn’t watch the debate, I am watching the Cubs game.

      • Cecelia

        It was very off putting.

  • Larry Kelly

    WaPo’s THE FIX
    “Chris Wallace: Wallace was the best moderator of the four debates — three presidential, one vice presidential. Poised and confident, he sought to steer the conversation without dominating it. He allowed the candidates to debate issues back and forth but, when they veered off course and didn’t answer his questions, he made sure to let them know about it. And, as was the case in other Fox-sponsored debates in the primary season, Wallace’s questions were just top-notch.”