Dec 302017

  • Chris Matthews work environment misogynist, ‘brazenly sexist’.
  • MediaBuzz videos: Trump Facebook
  • Reliable Sources: 2017 highs and lows; harassment; tech giants.
  • Concha: New Years Eve CNN/Fox rivalry heats up in bitter cold.
  • New Year’s Eve, 1955: 1957:
  • Q&A: Kennedy talks monologues, the 90s, and New Year’s Eve.
  • Q&A: CNN’s Cohen & Coop. Come midnight, who will they kiss?
  • 2017 videos: F&F Weekend MSNBC
  • Videos: Joe Concha on CNN
  • Nancy Wilson:  Sunday talkers.
  • CNN white truck mania mocked.  Soledad resurfaces, Fineman too.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Plantagenet Matter,  part five…


Dec 292017

Dec 282017

  • The Five video: What new immigration statistics
  • Weds numbers: Webb (Sean)-Steyn (Tuck)-Emanuel (Bret) 1-2-3.
  • Out# video: New Pew study reveals
  • Tuesday numbers: Styne (Tucker)-Webb (Sean)-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Profile: Tomi Lahren and the power of ‘tenacious resilience’.
  • Five things you didn’t know about: Tomi Lahren and Joan Walsh.
  • Impartial CNN anchor skips over Dem’s misconduct settlement.
  • CNBC director accused of peeping on teen via bathroom camera.
  • A year of morning show hell. The era of big-name anchors is over.
  • Breitbart fingers Tapper and Darcy for ‘provably false’ allegations.
  • The Story video: Did Obama admin the Russian threat?
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Plantagenet Matter,  part three…
Dec 272017

  • The Five video: Does for beating ISIS?
  • Scheduler: Rupert should buy the WWE.  Monday numbers.
  • Out# OT video: haunts midterms.
  • Ten unanswered media questions.  NBC: Calling all squealers.
  • Impartial MSNBC anchors laud attack on ‘neo-Nazi’ Fox News.
  • CNN falsifies funding of the Trump ‘dossier’.  Weekend numbers.
  • CNN Snapchat failure is a setback; but mistakes are how we learn.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Plantagenet Matter,  part two…
Dec 262017

  • The Five video: over new tax law.
  • Friday numbers: Maddow-Tucker-Webb (for Sean) 1-2-3.
  • Sara Carter joins Fox News.  Joe Trippi leaves Fox News.
  • Cable news baby boom: Kate Bolduan and Elizabeth Prann.
  • Tomi smeared with faked photo.  2017 predictions revisited.
  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet:
  • Costello: Time to retire ‘inherently sexist‘ It’s a Wonderful Life.
  • Tonight Show video: w/Jimmy Fallon.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Plantagenet Matter,  part one…
Dec 252017

frebergEvery year on this day we present Stan Freberg’s enduring Christmas parable. Produced well over a half century ago, its message remains timeless:

  • Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$       album

Classic Christmas radio broadcasts:

  • Lights Out: Uninhabited  
  • The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: The Case of the Slaughtered Santas  
  • Lux Radio Theater: Miracle on 34th Street  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter  

Classic Christmas television episodes:

  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas  
  • Dragnet 1968: The Christmas Story  
  • Newhart: No Room at the Inn  
  • Night Gallery: The Messiah on Mott Street 
  • Christmas in Washington (1989): Highlights with President and Mrs Bush, Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, et al  

Classic Christmas movies:

  • Babes in Toyland (March of the Wooden Soldiers) 
  • Christmas Story  amazon  iTunes
  • The Lemon Drop Kid  
  • Home Alone  amazon  iTunes
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)  amazon  iTunes
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994)  amazon  iTunes

Sounds of the season:

  • David Ian & Acacia: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     album
  • George Shearing: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen      album
  • Vince Guaraldi: Christmastime Is Here    album
  • Katherine McPhee: Jingle Bells     album
  • Crystal LewisO Holy Night    album

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from johnny dollar’s place.

Dec 232017

  • MediaBuzz videos: the
  • Reliable Sources: Trump a liar; like a dictator, attacking media!
  • Anna Kooiman: Making Australia feel like home for Christmas.
  • MSNBC fires Joan Walsh.  Flashback: Walsh lies about O’Reilly.
  • CNN snaps up Walsh.  Father Knows Best: The Christmas Story.
  • More Inheritances.  That Girl: Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid.  
  • Mika under fire from Halperin accusers, attempts an apology.
  • CNN: Thomas the Tank Engine, Paw Patrol are ‘fascist’ cartoons.
  • New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
  • Arthel Neville wins Reddick Award.  John and Kyra moonlighting.
  • John Williams, Boston Pops Orch and Chorus:
  • Crystal Lewis:  Lisa Ono:
  • Bret Baier shares  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter
Dec 222017

  • Thursday numbers: Tucker-Maddow-Guilfoyle (for Sean) 1-2-3.
  • Out# video: Will Trump to pass his own plan?
  • Ariens: James Rosen leaving Fox News at the end of the year.
  • Mika scolds Halperin’s victims for not talking to their abuser.
  • F&F video: CNN cancels Snapchat show.
  • Megyn seen hobnobbing with Kimberly, Harris, Ainsley et al.
  • CNN to air live commercial.  Fox News gets top dollar for ads.
  • Morning Joe’s $3.7M 15-room Colonial is up for sale (via FTV).
  • Bauder: Why Neil Cavuto is not interested in talking to Trump.
  • Video: Joe Concha on of a post-tax-cut Trump.
  • Vanity Fair:everybody knew;’ Willie Geist: ‘a shock to everybody.’
  • Lemon’s ‘Burgundy‘ look. John Williams:
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part five…


Dec 212017

  • The Five video: in Washington.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Maddow-Pirro 1-2-3.
  • Baby boom: Kristen Fisher, Jackie Ibanez give birth same day.
  • Ex-anchor: Outside law firm should probe harassment at NBC.
  • Co-hosts of Fox & Friends top Mediaite’s ‘most influential’ list.
  • F&F video: ‘Fake news’ exposed…what is the
  • CNN sets date to air ‘toxic‘ hunting doc.  Stan Freberg:
  • Concha: NYT takes Thrush off WH beat…what say you MSNBC?
  • Strange Trump custom befuddles MSNBC: starting with a prayer.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part four…


Dec 202017

  • Rupert ready to take on Sinclair, plans FNC streaming service.
  • Tues numbers: Maddow-Tucker-Guilfoyle.  Weekend numbers.
  • FNC New Year’s Eve: Watters, Kennedy, Ed Henry, Superman.
  • Frustration: (MS)NBC female employees ask Comcast for help.
  • Attorney: Bill O’Reilly has no choice but to litigate ‘aggressively’.
  • 2017 numbers: FNC dominates; MSNBCNN show improvement.
  • CNN staff elated ‘rude’ Bolduan is on leave.  Erin’s eye wide shut.
  • Fox News ad sales chief: ‘The talent we’ve added has been terrific‘.
  • Tucker Carlson video: talks Russia, Ken Starr, and more.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part three…


Dec 192017

  • Monday’s numbers: Pirro (for Sean)-Tucker-Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Impartial MSNBC anchor argues with GOP Rep over tax cuts.
  • Mika reiterates claim that Trump sexually assaulted Billy Bush.
  • The War on Fox: CNN joins Media Matters in anti-FNC crusade.
  • Who’s buzzier? Fox News is #4, CNN #17 on buzziest brands list.
  • FTV: Insiders knock Megyn for ‘cheap shot‘ Matt Lauer segment.
  • What viewers clamor for: more Chris Cuomo!  Weekend numbers.
  • Ingraham Angle video: to criticism of Mueller.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part two…
Dec 182017

Dec 162017

  • MediaBuzz videos: Roy the The
  • Reliable Sources: Bad Fox; evil Fox; rotten Fox; Disney and Fox.
  • MSNBC settled harassment claim against Matthews for $40K.
  • Erick Erickson leaving Fox News.  Ari: Cancel my subscription!
  • Tucker video: raise disturbing ethical issues.
  • CNN spikes Lisa Bloom story, fails to cover Hastings settlement.
  • Anxiety grips 21C Fox as layoffs loom.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Fox moves to quell ‘uproar’ over Murdoch harassment remarks.
  • New Yorker fires accused harasser Ryan Lizza…but CNN doesn’t.
Dec 152017

  • The Five video: Lisa Bloom for Trump accusers.
  • Thursday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker Carlson-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Briefing room baby boom not fake news: just ask Kristen Fisher.
  • Anna Kooiman: How I became Iron Woman so I could be a mom.
  • CNN and Lisa Ling sued for $10 million over copyright violation.
  • CNN contributor calls network ‘the swamp‘, its pundits ‘racists’.
  • HuffPo: FNC women ‘furious’ over Murdoch’s harassment crack.
  • Scheduler: Rupert’s not done; expect at least one more big deal.
  • Video: Rupert Murdoch with Maria Bartiromo
  • Wolk: The key to the Disney/21C Fox deal is actually…Comcast!?!
  • Rupert doubles down on FNC, may expand its reach to broadcast tv.
Dec 142017

  • The Five video: holds the tax cut hostage.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • CNN ‘end of the internet‘ headline triggers twitter ridicule.
  • Tucker guest suspended from Canadian tv, now flat-out fired.
  • Deal raises anti-trust issues.  New Fox not rejoining News Corp.
  • Sale of the Century! Disney deal with 21C Fox a ‘game changer‘.
  • Ariens: Never mind Kramer vs Kramer…now it’s Kelly vs Kelly.
  • Ridiculist: Mockery greets CNN secret gym hacker tweet theory.
  • Q&A: Shepard Smith;  Nima Elbagir; advice from Mika Brzezinski.
  • What made CNN pundit Angela Rye scream with delight…on air!?
  • Tucker videos: Mueller team; analyzes.
  • CNN show host tells all: paid off victim to settle harassment claim.
  • Video: with Stephen Colbert.  NBC News investigates itself.