Dec 122016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: O’Bolling Factor-Sean Hannity-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Fox News names John Roberts chief White House Correspondent.
  • Concha: Ailes saga to become movie, miniseries; this apology Ruhles.
  • Somerby: Van Jones special ‘blatantly phony in all the standard ways’.
  • Backlash hits CNN for Ghana report.  Malkin: Van Jones’s ‘messy truth‘.
  • Stelter: Are we in ‘a national emergency‘?  Kozak: Media echo chamber?
  • Video: John Bolton on if the hack attack could be a
  • Tapper-type interviews should be the norm.  More.   The Rev in Camden.
  • Larry Kelly

    CNN & Ghana. CNN & Ghana. It’s not FAKE NEWS. It’s FALSE NEWS.

    What’s the difference?
    One is made up and obviously evil. One is stupid reporting. Both are wrong.

    Well, technically FAKE NEWS could be true… matter of luck.

  • Cecelia

    Brian Stelter is the worst sort of Chicken Little. An alarmist by design.

    If there are ideological zealots attempting to undermine an election by instilling uncertainty, fear, and loathing toward a nascent administration, Its him. The Russians could learn a thing or two from this bloviator.

    Stelter is even feigning a complete urinary tract letdown over Trump questioning govt experts.

    Yeah, folks, Trump’s not allowed to do that….but doubtlessly Brian and the rest of the media will certainly be planting their flag on that turf, as soon as the govt experts are under the Trump Admin.

    That is,… if Stelter and a few other media crackheads aren’t calling on the UN to send in troops before the inauguration.

    • Larry Kelly

      It’s time for the electors to save the world by voting their consciences, voting Hillary.

      • Cecelia

        Interesting that this clown isn’t a threat to democracy in trying to corrupt the Electorial College after what he admits was a fair election, but Trump saying he was going to leave open his right to ask for a recount was the end of western civilization as we know it…

        I wonder too how former CIA directors George Tenet, and others, are feeling about these new-found irreproacable CIA experts.

        • Larry Kelly

          They heard him exclaim as he tired of the bunk, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a slam dunk!”.

        • homemaker

          Althouse does a blog on the latest NYT article & how it’s full of nothing about Russia & their hacking. Remember:Obama was supposed to keep our country safe from this kibd of crap & he failed miserably if this story is even 20% true. And instead of focusing on Obama’s failures once again the media is trying to change the story about how this affected the election. HRC was an awful candidate with so much baggage it should have sunk her like a mafia guy with cement boots.
          http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-nyt-headline-says-cia-judgment-on.html

          • Larry Kelly

            Anthing that Russia exposed that wasn’t true? If it was Russia, that is. I really don’t know who the masked men were, but I want to thank them. HI Ho Nate Silver!

          • Cecelia

            Interesting link!

          • Larry Kelly

            Who from the CIA leaked and why? Why does the FBI disagree with the “supposed” assesment Russia was working to get Trump elected? Why in his first five minutes of smirking Trump damnation did Shep Smith not pose these questions? Maybe he did later; I called him a name and switched off the TV.

          • homemaker

            They (the MSM) keep saying all 17 intelligence agencies agree with the CIA. I have never seen statements, either individually or as a group, that says they concur with the CIA. I’d love to see that.

          • Larry Kelly

            Rumor is #15 isn’t particularly intelligent.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            She thought that they should’ve let her win, “for old time’s sake.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIJIXMX2zw8

    • Larry Kelly

      I doubt he could must troops from Ghana. Certainly not the U.S. military: Trump got a huge welcome at Saturday’s Army-Navy Game… HUGE.

  • Larry Kelly

    THIS DAY IN FAKE NEWS HISTORY: Hillary Clinton comes under fire in rescue mission to Bosnia Hursogevena… (Okay, it was really in March 1996, but this is fake FAKE NEWS.)

  • Cecelia

    No problem casting the Ailes role since he’ll either be wearing a Darth Vader helmet or a goalie mask.

    • Larry Kelly

      I was thinking more Jabba the Hutt.

    • Larry Kelly

      Michael J. Pollard will be playing Gabe Sherman if his agent comes to terms. Otherwise, a used muppet.

      • Cecelia

        I see him played by an air dancer.

      • I thought Pajama Boy would be a perfect Gabe. As long as it’s not the Gabe of “your dreams were your ticket out” fame.

        • Cecelia

          Maybe as Horshack.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Or Arnold Horshack’s twin, Anthony Weiner.

  • Cecelia

    “In Trump Era, Uncompromising TV News Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception”

    Trump isn’t even president yet and he’s raising their standards!…

    What a guy!

  • GATXER

    Hint to News Network Guests……..watch the network you are going to be on for at least 1 hour before you appear……..idiot congresscritter on CNN this morning said No was calling for a re-vote……..30min after CNN did a story on the Ex-CIA guy who is calling for just that……..Congressman came off looking like a idiot…….host of course didnt correct him.

  • Larry Kelly

    Congrats to John Roberts, I do like the current WH people for FOX as well.

    • homemaker

      Kevin Corke is an A+ reporter. Curious as to what he will now cover.

      • Larry Kelly

        Impressed by him since the first day I saw him. Smart, personable, always does his homework.

      • carolr527

        I thought Kevin Corke was the WH correspondent?

  • Re: “Concha: Ailes, Gretchen, Megyn saga to become movie and miniseries”: Prepare the trophy cases. The awards will be vast. The big ones will be Oscar(s) for the movie and Emmy(s) for the miniseries. Despite the two productions, I don’t expect FNC to lose viewers. Said productions will only preach to the choir; don’t expect converts.

    • Cecelia

      Nah…they’ll overstep in some way.

      It won’t be enough that Ailes was a serial frisker.

      They’ll have him buggering the undocumented workers they portray as comprising most of FNC’s behind the scenes staff.

    • Joe Concha

      That about sums it up. Every Ailes book has had tepid sales at best. He’s a bubble figure and the guy behind the curtain. Won’t do remotely well from a box office perspective.

      • But when has lackluster box office kept choir-preaching propaganda from winning boatloads of awards and the winners giving choir-preaching acceptance speeches?

        • Joe Concha

          Well, that’s a different story in another kind of bubble.

      • Mitch Alan

        Let’s see if Trump appoints Roger Ailes to be the new head of VOA, Voice of America. It could be the new TrumpTV that everyone is talking about. VOA will soon be available to American viewers next year.

  • Mitch Alan

    Did FBN fire Deirdre Bolton? She never hosts her show any more and they never mention her name.

  • Larry Kelly

    12/12/2016 05:10 PM EDT

    The Weekly Standard has named senior writer Stephen Hayes its next
    editor in chief. Bill Kristol, the magazine’s co-founder and current
    editor in chief will transition to a new role as editor at large.
    Larry note: Steve a regular SPECIAL REPORTpanelist and critic of Trump. My congrats to Steve.

    • Mitch Alan

      Kristol made the Weekly Standard into the voice of the neo-cons. Iraq War was going to be a “cakewalk” .

    • homemaker

      Really like Stephan Hayes. If I recall correctly Stephan & Bret Baier were college roommates. Plus, he’s a Wisconsin guy so I have a bit of extra fondness for him.

      • Larry Kelly

        He’s quite the Packer fan.

  • Larry Kelly

    John Bolton, even serving as a deputy to the Secretary of State, will drive the left to howl at the moon.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 national emergency
    4 movie, miniseries
    3 names John Roberts
    2 hits CNN
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Malkin: Van Jones’s ‘messy truth’.

  • Larry Kelly

    If you donated your jack to Jill for the recount, here’s your pail of cold water: Completed Wisconsin recount widens Donald Trump’s lead by 131 votes; judge sends Pennsylvania recout tumbling after.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I wonder how many people voted by accident for Jill Stein, thinking they were voting for Ben Stein?

      • Larry Kelly

        Wound up electing Trump in the swing states. In reality they voted for there own Frank N. Stein. Must be feeling a bit Green.