Dec 272016
 
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Tucker Carlson-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Don Lemon has a bright idea: let’s refuse to report any Trump tweets.
  • Kelly File video:  Megyn tells the real reasons Hillary wouldn’t talk to her.
  • Playbook: Speculation swirls around Greta and MSNBC’s vacant 6pm slot.
  • Snopes: No, CNN didn’t use shots of the same girl for three different crises.
  • Hasson: Claims by Brian Williams et al about ‘fake news’ may be hyperbolic.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter
  • The latest outage at J$P today (it was brief because I moved on it immediately) led the hosting support division to believe there has been a deliberate intrusion into the site to slow it down, so much so that it stops responding entirely, which is what happened on Monday. Security measures are being taken to prevent a recurrence but it’s often easier to break in and sabotage than to 100% protect against it. Whodunit is an interesting question, and that is being addressed in a manner best kept confidential for now.

    • Larry Kelly

      Can’t be the stooges. Not technically savvy enough to sabotage a toaster.

    • Cecelia

      Russians.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Whoever did it needs scalped.

  • Larry Kelly

    “Brian Williams” and “fake news” in the same sentence cracks me up.

  • Larry Kelly

    Cherished moments of 2016
    https://youtu.be/z7KlnVJfShY

    • Cecelia

      I’m generally too superstitious to enjoy schadenfreude, but her usual…relentless…self-indulgent…Mr. Rogers laboriously setting up a point for developmentally delayed kindergarteners yabberings…negates any possibility of karmanic repercussions…

      Hahaha! Jokes on you, Rachel!

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        There are medications that would help her control that involuntary arm waving. If she’s doing it on purpose, they have medicine for that, as well.

  • gcblues

    http://www.tsowell.com/quotes.html
    going to miss his columns.
    The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.

    –Joseph A. Schumpeter

    • Grandpa D

      I like some of Sowell’s quotes —

      “What matters in politics is what you can get the voters to believe, whether it bears any resemblance to reality or not.”

      “I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”

      “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.”

      “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”

      • Cecelia

        He was certainly tough on Johnny.

  • Lurker

    Anyone what happened to Greta?

    Did she quit because of Roger Ailes or was her contract not renewed?

    & did FOX kick her out of her office before she could get all her stuff out?

    • Like many of the top talent she had an escape clause in her contract that if Ailes left, she could leave too. And she did. (None of the others with that clause did so.) Fox didn’t kick her out at all; she left because she wanted to. There was a flap about losing her blog and all the photos she had posted (it was hosted on the Fox News website) but Fox saved the photos and did provide them to her.

      • Lurker

        OIC Thanks!

        So looks like Greta had the balls to back up her contract clause

        😜 😝 😋

        • Larry Kelly

          Or saw a golden opportunity to renegotiate turn into a golden opportunity to let her go. Goose who laid the golden opportunity, killed.

        • FairAndBalanced

          Foxnews[dot]com reported that “Van Susteren asked to renegotiate her contract after Roger Ailes resigned under pressure. When those negotiations deadlocked, Van Susteren
          chose to invoke the departure option.”

          There were other reports that Rupert Murdock thought her demands were unreasonable and this contributed to her rather abrupt departure.

          AFAIK,none (or very few) of the claims in this CNN article have been challenged including the report that Greta “asked for a big bump in pay and Fox executives refused to negotiate.”
          http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/06/media/greta-van-susteren-leaving-fox-news/

          • Lurker

            Greta had a great spot on FOX News

            If she did ask for a raise, bad move, now she’s out of a job

          • Larry Kelly

            I want +50%
            NO
            How about 25%?

          • Lurker

            NO

            😜 😝 😋

      • Cecelia

        Greta is a good egg.

  • Larry Kelly

    The Sun, quoted George Michael’s friend, publicist Gary Farrow, saying: “I believe easy access to drugs was the cause of his problems. I thought George was too bright to get involved with illegal substances. But once this disease gets hold of you, it’s hard to fight it.”

    I used to scoff at the “disease” talk, but there seems to be an epidemic even in my rual Ohio county. My doctor serves on the health board and is torn on the need to provide ready treatment and the danger of absolving any blame.

    • Cecelia

      Opiate abuse has gotten so terrible.

      The Feds cracked down on a local pharmacy that dispensed hundred of thousands of pain killers unquestioningly that had been prescribed by a small group of physicians in the area.

      • Larry Kelly

        Even in a small town, techniques of doctor shopping are sophisticated.

  • Larry Kelly

    Greta at MSNBC would be interesting just to see if her inclinations would morph. Was pretty Trump-friendly.

    • Grandpa D

      Would this give her a cable news trifecta? I don’t recall if she was at MSNBC before.

      • Larry Kelly

        Pretty sure she was never at MSNBC before. Started with CNN and O.J. analysts that morphed into noon legal show.

      • sky303

        yes it would, she was at CNN , I think she came in to FNC as Paula Zhan came in to CNN it’s like flipped places.

    • sky303

      Unless they partying likes it’s 2007 where Tucker Carlson and Keith Olbermann shared a line up on MSNBC

  • Larry Kelly

    RIP Ms. Fisher.

  • Larry Kelly

    I think Don should do just that. Resist, we much!

  • sky303

    Re: Don Lemon: ummm you can’t un ring that bell now., that is already out of the bag, other cliches that fit , fit here.

  • GATXER

    So Fox is covering Live President Obama and the Japanese PM speech while MSNBC talks Trump tower and CNN Carrie Fisher.

    ONLY Fox News shows actual Japanese PM speech and what he says.

    MSNBC actually has a reporter and pundit talking over PM speech….cause you know “NEWS”

    #notanewsnetwork

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 refuse to report
    4 Brian Williams et al
    3 the same girl
    2 Speculation swirls
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Kelly File video: Megyn tells the real reasons Hillary wouldn’t talk to her.

  • carolr527

    Nixon, your Lily Langtry co-hosted America’s Newsroom today with Eric Shawn.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I missed her again. I was over at the rehab hospital with Mom. I spend most of the day there.

      • Cecelia

        Hope you’re taking care of yourself too.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Thanks. I’ll be OK. December is always a bad month for me. It’s a long story.

    • timdub70

      She was on yesterday for three hours and today for two.