Dec 212016
 
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Eric Bolling-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Lawsuit against Megyn/FNC thrown out.  Push for Kimberly strengthens.
  • Salutin: How did Jake Tapper become a hero?  Q&A: CNN’s Barbara Starr.
  • Farhi: How Ed Schultz went from MSNBC lefty to mouthpiece for Moscow.
  • Did Stelter help promote potentially fake news by uncritically retweeting it?
  • The Cable Game: Noted opponent of ‘fake news’ serves up some of his own?
  • Holmes: The ongoing meltdown over ‘fake news’ is starting to get ridiculous.
  • Dancing with Elephants: On vacation with Coop.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Megyn Kelly-produced series announces cast, premiere date.   Today’s oops.
  • Warren:  Brian Williams’s (low-rated) show is quietly ‘conquering‘ late night.
  • Concha: Media should err on the side of caution when airing videos of death.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Radio host says Trump nominees literally
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter
  • Cecelia

    Brian Stelter linked to a viral video of several men of middle eastern descent yelling that they were being thrown off a Delta flight by “white people” for speaking in Arabic.

    Anyone with a lick of sense would know there was more to the story, but a media member with a national news show linked it anyway.

    There’s a claim out there now that these guys are known stunt artists.

    Stelter defends his putting this out to his thousands of followers by saying he wanted to point out the “vitality” of the video.

    What utter horse shite. There isn’t a soul who doesn’t know that this was just one more Stelter installment for his exegesis on The Perils of Trump’s America.

    He’s a goddamn partisan hack/troll.

    • A few days ago the same guy: NEW VIDEO IS UP!!
      I Smuggled Myself On A Plane To Another City and IT WORKED!! (IN A SUITCASE)
      https://twitter.com/omgAdamSaleh/status/808795224621215744

    • Cecelia

      Here’s a story about the same stunt artist doing a vid where he falsely claimed to have stole away on a flight via hiding in a piece of luggage…

      http://m.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11768595

    • lonestar33

      A scroll thru Stelter’s twitter feed today shows multiple RTs of non liberal points. Roughly the number he typically RTs in an entire month or two. Guess today has been rough on the Fake News front. Lol

      • My guess is that Cable Gamer got to him. She started singling out his RTs in a kind of snarky way. These were the usual anti-Trump, lefty echo chamber stuff. After a few of those all of a sudden he RT’d a couple of tweets arguing the other side…probably more today than in all the rest of December. I think that needling got to him, plus his own embarrassment over promoting what looks like a hoax on an airplane (though he hasn’t exactly owned up to being wrong on that).

        • Cecelia

          I wish she’d go after Ron Fournier too. He’s such a hypocrite.

          • homemaker

            He frequently pretends to play it down the middle. Anyone who reads him regularly knows which way he leans. He’s not fooling anyone who pays attention.

          • Cecelia

            Yep.

        • lonestar33

          Looks like he frantically searched the feeds of the 4 non liberals he follows

  • Larry Kelly

    2016 CNN MOMENTS
    — after the alligator snatching a toddler from a Disney World beachfront tragedy —
    CNN’s Brooke Baldwin thankfully had the presence of mind to ask a local animal expert … what the alligator was thinking.

  • Larry Kelly

    2017 CABLE NEWS WISHES
    — Brian Stelter appears as a guest on TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT —

    • GATXER

      In the A Block!

  • Larry Kelly

    I agree with Mr. Concha with “Erring on the side of caution”. One viewing of the Zapruder film for me was more than enough.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      My comment on the media got bounced. Let me just say that they show blood and gore for ratings. The “misery wh0res” was over the line.

      • I just spotted it and cleared it. Noticed one of MY comments also stuck in moderation. We’re in bad shape when the moderator has to be moderated.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Thanks for clearing it. Disqus can be nuts at times.

        • Larry Kelly

          Who watches the Watchmen.

  • Larry Kelly

    Ever since THE WILD BUNCH, the entertainment industry has decided in portraying violence to err on the side of reckless abandonment. Saw an episode of CINEMAX’s QUARRY last week that glorified the realism of one getting one’s head blown off, not the cartoonish SCANNERS effects. Had to grab my therapy doog.

  • Larry Kelly

    Today’s unasked Larry-Question while watching the news: “could there be a dead Tunisian guy laying in a Berlin ditch missing his refugee identification papers?”
    (Professor Plum left his drivers license stuck to the base of the bloody candlestick?)

  • TheMightyINB

    So with KO back to embarrassing himself publicly, will Olbermann Watch return?

    I mean, it’s not like he needed an audience for the site to exist… so why not now?!

    • Larry Kelly

      Might be like picking the wings off of flies: too easy and unnecessary.

    • sky303

      and Tucker Carlson /Daily Caller still own http://keitholbermann.com/ and has DC stories and stuff about well him.

    • This may not be widely known but the original Olbermann Watch site has been totally deleted. There was some sort of misunderstanding between the site owner and the hosting provider, so the provider just deleted the site, for which there were no backups. So now it’s all gone.

      The internet archive has many pages saved, but that site is as slow as molasses and navigating the site is awkward at best. There may be some way to try to get the OW pages from archive.org and republish them on a reconstituted olbermannwatch site if only to preserve their content for the general public but I haven’t figured out how exactly that would be done or whether Mr Cox is interested in pursuing it.

      • That’s terrible.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Olbermann Watch was a public service.

      • Cecelia

        I’m mourning this. Bob and you were so brilliant.

  • gcblues

    Views on the Jerusalem pick.
    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Obamas-failed-foreign-policy-476011
    anyone else not seeing an off-ramp?

  • You could just see Shep’s impatience grow and grow with his WSJ guest who wasn’t going along with all of the points Shep wanted to make. He got kind of snarky and snippy at a couple of points continuing the edgy ‘tude he’s been showing of late.

    • Larry Kelly

      He seems to have a stable of the same guests who usually take his hints. I believe Shep is constraining himself from a anti-Trump rant that would rattle the rafter. Never know what’s going on behind the scenes either. The departure of Ailes still has to have left the ground shakey.

    • Larry Kelly

      Random comment I picked up elsewhere:
      “FOX has been on all day long at our house and I just happened to watch some of Smith’s show for the first time in years. He did his best to criticize Trump’s plans with typical liberal dogma but his guest was having none of it. He explained reality to Smith in a polite and logical way that he could not rebut. Smith’s ideological home is at CNN….Smith thinks that being at the FOX network gives him credibility…but you cannot polish a turd no matter how hard you try. They all stink.”

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        You can’t polish one, but you can spray paint it gold.

  • Larry Kelly

    Today’s question: Would you become a commie rat if the Ruskies promised you Arnold Palmer’s old jet?

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Not even for a Klondike bar.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 mouthpiece for Moscow
    4 conquering
    3 some of his own
    2 thrown out
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Push for Kimberly strengthens.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Wemple really needs to get more fiber in his diet.