Nov 172016
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Bannon, transition, and more.
  • Concha: Media again show their hands in flap over Trump’s ‘press pool’.
  • Keith Olbermann resurfaces.  Audio: talks to Howard Stern.
  • Q&A: Meghan McCain.   Hannity’s $29 million a year tops NYC’s ‘rich list’.
  • Calderone: End of Bloomberg’s WADR will leave a gap in MSNBC schedule.
  • Ellefson to MSNBC: Don’t go middle-of-the road; ICN: That’s just nonsense.
  • How CNN pulled off 18 months of election coverage.  About CNN’s chatbots.
  • The View videos: Megyn Kelly on Trump, O’Reilly, and more
  • Battaglio: Organized campaign trying to damage sales of Megyn Kelly’s book.
  • Post-election, MSNBC trails The Hallmark Channel.  Gretchen talks to 20/20.
  • Videos: Tucker Carlson debates Coop talks with Megyn.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I wonder how much Olbermann makes a year with his paper route?

    • Cecelia

      Evidently, Olbermann sued and won a fortune from the former Current TV.

    • gcblues

      need to ask al gore

    • Larry Kelly

      Enough to feed the cat while he indulges himself according to Politico:

      KEITH OLBERMANN’S STICKING AROUND — The former MSNBC, ESPN and Current TV anchor’s return to broadcasting in the form of a GQ web series was supposed to last through the election. But like so many other things, it appears Trump’s victory smashed that timeline. Olbermann is now following up his initial video series, “The Closer,” with a new one called “The Resistance, in which he will “continue the conversation with viewers,” according to GQ, “about the President elect,” and “warn against complacency, fascism, and the dangers of brushing over the ‘populists’ instead of identifying them for what they are, ‘white supremacists.’

      • gcblues

        every time the white supremacist bell is rung we have new conservatives. by all means, let olbe out nutcase chump.

    • timdub70

      Two dollars? And they put up that guy that imitated him in 2008 ranting about Subway sandwiches.

  • Larry Kelly

    Who was saying Hannity was finished?

    • gcblues

      me. i still believe he is gone when chump crashes and reveals his obvious self.

      • Larry Kelly

        Keep moving the goalposts and eventually you will be right… as old age puts him in hospice.

        • gcblues

          and you will be here with mea culpas each time Trump does something insane because of his personality disorder. NOT. i am loving sinfully the dem pain. i hope everything Chump does is excellent. that in no way means i am gonna b a trump bot. he needs to do it, he does not need my or anyone’s else’s help from a blog. of course i could just be a stupid broken clock and rarely correct. does not negate that he still has the power to end the world. he is the most powerful man in the world as was obama. a little hope, but no glee. as for hannity. bahhhh.

          • Larry Kelly

            A little something to watch while you wait for Sean to disappear from FNC primetime https://www.c-span.org/video/?418689-1/watch-pool-feed-trump-tower-lobby&live

          • gcblues

            gross. just found my old bass player Mario Padron. he plays Bass in NYC for Fulaso. tough market. much better stuff.

          • Larry Kelly

            He was in the Trump lobby?

          • gcblues

            no he is a working Bassist in NYC. The competition is highly competent and it says a lot about him. i do not listen to you about chump any more than i listen to the media. i would love to be wrong and have him turnout great, but it is hard not to see that as a fantasy.

          • Larry Kelly

            Darn, and I’m so chock full of insider information too.

          • gcblues

            what inside info? i have none. doubt you have either.

          • Larry Kelly

            Sarcasm. Something you expect others can see in you, but you can’t see in others.

          • gcblues

            question: do you think i insult you when i disagree?

          • Larry Kelly

            What’s that got to do with the price of eggs… or you missing obvious sarcasm?

          • gcblues

            it was an honest question. i express likes and dislikes and don’t want to demean and i sense you think i am calling you stupid sometimes. if that is the case i need to adjust my rhetoric, no mas no menos. i feel you are insulting sometimes, but that is for you to deal with. if you asked i would answer. i was just honestly curious.

          • Larry Kelly

            Your couriosity always borders on pushy.

  • Larry Kelly

    20/20 is still on the air? Remember when it used to be good with Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters and John Stossel? Remember when Nightline used to be good? I had heard that ABC NEWS was good, but it sucks worse than the other two.

    • GATXER

      it was 20/20 that made me a news junkie big time…..I miss those days when it was good. Last time I watched it was just bad.

      • Larry Kelly

        I’d be in touch if they were still in touch.

        • Thanks, Hugh.
          I even remember the first episode of 20/20 where two guys whose name began with H were the co-anchors, and Geraldo was one of the regular contributors. It even had a theme song, something about rose-colored glasses vs 20/20 vision.

          • Larry Kelly

            I remember Geraldo running through traffic in the streets of my beloved Akron screaming at our fleeing infamous, panty-wearing judge.

  • gcblues

    i feel like i am cluttering up the board with long Zika articles, but the stuff published in Costa Rica seems more complete than what i see in the USA, or at least published faster. AMCOSTARICA is an online paper so the url starts on page one. you can go to today’s interesting article about the occurrence of multiple viruses in single bites being transmitted. yesterday ir was announce that we now have vaccines that block 98% of the HIV strains, so viral medical advances are on the rise, if someone expresses an interest i will search and find the article. for the Zika article use the url and go to page 2, bottom article on page. http://amcostarica.com/morenews.htm.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      HIV will be a thing of the past, just like smallpox, in a very few years. Many cancers will be preventable or easily treated as well. I am in an optimistic mood tonight. However, after the dentist tomorrow….

      • Larry Kelly

        What this country needs is a good five cents dental insurance.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Don’t mention the dentist. I had a tooth out today and has a sad.

  • Larry Kelly

    Of course MSNBC trails HALLMARK. Some of us never saw Little House on the Prarie during its first run.

    • sky303

      They are running Christmas movies , which is more fun than cable talk shows.

      • Larry Kelly

        Yeah, but even those are going secular-liberal. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’s Transgender Elf”, for the love of Mike.

    • timdub70

      Rachel Boston (darling of the Hallmark channel) is beating Rachel Maddow.

  • Anyone telling MSNBC to not go more towards the middle is just asking for MSNBC to continue drop in ratings. MSNBC will not survive if it stays where it is politically.

    • Larry Kelly

      Go to the middle, zag to the left, juke to the right… there is no play that will put MSNBC on the scoreboard save the emergence of a superstar or two.

      • Grandpa D

        You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out,
        Do the Hokey-Pokey, And you shake it all about.

  • Larry Kelly

    FAKE NEWS… all of a sudden I’m hearing about FAKE NEWS. Reason is doublefold: 1) Trump elected illegitimately because of false news stories. 2) Trump voters ignorant fools. As someone who got his news the last decade from the Daily Show and Colbert Report, I resent this slur on me as a Trump voter.

    • Cecelia

      Both Stelter and Tapper using this issue as means of saying election was rigged.

      • Larry Kelly

        Stelter I would expect. Tapper, well, shame on him.

        • Cecelia

          Oh, yeah.

          After eight years of being palace guards, they’re all giving pep talks on journalism via adversarial reporting and fist bumping each other.

  • Larry Kelly

    We need a compromise for sanctuary cities — a Logan’s Run kind of thing where everyone steps behind the magic curtain when they turn 25 and are released outside the city limits with full citizenship. They are also give a feral cat to accompany them. Beats the Taco Bell Soylent Green el Grande solution.

  • Larry Kelly

    We need a protective press pool so we can character-assinate the President-elect.

  • sky303

    As an old fan of MSNBC , before they leaned forward, and welcome their de-leaning , I really don’t think they need to lean anymore. And Spud is right and his three points are all right as well .

    • GATXER

      I think what people miss about MSNBC is……….they dont care about ratings of their shows………….they dont care if they are in 3rd place and more people watch Fox news then them and CNN combined. I think it’s fair to say that Maddow is the biggest star………..before the election……….repeats of lockup which had been shown 20 times and were 10 years old were getting more viewers than she was…………ANY other network would have made major changes if they gave a darn.

      • sky303

        All In is a good example of that, but that could be a good thing as well, where being on focused on ratings makes them go off the rails like CNN has.

  • sky303

    I kind of like WADR , will miss it.

    • gcblues

      was interesting when they were not campaigning so hard. they had good catches and Halprin is smart whether i agree or not.

    • Mitch Alan

      That show would have been much better if the had a conservative journalist to balance off Mark Halprin, not the guy Heileman who is just his boring echo.

      • gcblues

        if you look on hufpoo you’d think Halprin was the leader of the faux alt. right.

  • BadBilly

    I guess I’ve been out of the loop, but where did Tommy Christopher go?

    • TheMightyINB

      Away. Thankfully.

      • Larry Kelly

        I replied to one of his tweets today, so he is not dead.

        • TheMightyINB

          Alive. Dead. Don’t care… as long as it’s “away.”

      • The_Real_Joe_the_Plumber_2012

        JACKASS!!

        • Larry Kelly

          Citizen’s arrest!

    • GATXER

      He left Mediaite very quietly this time….I saw no announcement and no tweet from him….he just removed Mediaite from his twitter page and said nothing that I saw…..if you look at his twitter page he’s writing for a blog of some kind.

      http://shareblue.com/

      • Larry Kelly

        Eeeeeewwww! I got cooties from that place

        • GATXER

          I can’t figure that place out…..not sure I want to………I assume it’s a far left site based on its name but some of the post Ive seen are Disgraced newshound material….it’s like they live in another world.

          Mediate is always better without TC……..hes better at political site….as he’s not an unbiased journalist by any means……..which means he’s a great fit for MSNBC.

          • Larry Kelly

            His dream in life has been a hosting gig at MSNBC. Mine is to have come from the planet Krypton.

  • Larry Kelly

    TRUMP DOES THE EXPECTED
    horrible trump the chump
    TRUMP DOES THE UNEXPECTED
    trump betrays those that elected him

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 MSNBC trails
    4 nonsense
    3 resurfaces
    2 to damage sales
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Hannity’s $29 million a year tops NYC’s ‘rich list’.

  • Larry Kelly

    Obama seems to be talking daily with the media about the incoming Trump administration. Why do I think this is a sign of things to come. GWB had the class to exit the stage.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Obama will run his mouth from here on out. Class is not in his vocabulary.

  • Larry Kelly

    WHAT I LEARNED TONIGHT FROM THE PBS NEWSHOUR

    Bad News: Signals from the Trump appointments have caused Russia to bomb Syria.

    Worse News: Trump backing away from the Paris Climate Change Accords and dismantling Obama’s EPA will in four years guarantee the destruction of the planet.