Jan 032017
 
  • Friday’s numbers: Ed Henry-The Five-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Steinberg: NBC’s big bet on Megyn Kelly comes with some big risks.
  • Megyn thanks Murdochs, Fox News viewers.  Video: Kurtz
  • Concha: Twitter’s rightwing Megyn critics go into their happy dance.
  • Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC; Friday is her last Kelly File.
  • As rumors of MSNBC continue to swirl, Greta hits back at her critics.
  • Sainato: Haberman, Todd, et al in no position to call out Scarborough.
  • F&F video: Assange has no motive to lie about leaks.
  • Plosker: CNN’s ‘unacceptable’ description of ‘Palestinian citizen of Israel’.
  • Videos: Gretchen Carlson resurfaces…on NBC’s Today part one, part two.
  • Larry Kelly

    Hannity sit-down interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange airing tonight quite the get for Sean.

    • Who would have envisioned this in the Bradley Manning era?

      • Larry Kelly

        The enemy of my enemies is my swimming buddy.

    • Lurker

      Julian Assange doesn’t seem like a DBag to me anymore, wonder why? 😜 😝 😋

  • Larry Kelly

    It’s finally sinking in to many MSM “journalists” that they are neither trusted nor admired. Slowly.

  • Mitch Alan

    Did Greta have the MSNBC gig lined up before she quit Fox News? Otherwise it was a crazy risky move. BTW, I heard that Gretchen Carlson will be guest hosting on Today Show today at 9 am.

    • homemaker

      There is no way Greta had that gigged lined up before she left. Changes happening at MSNBC allowed this possibility to arise. I think she will take it-as long as they give her complete control over format,etc. My thoughts though are that it will be hard for her “team” of producers, etc., if they are current MSNBC employees, will have a hard time knowing who any more conservative leaning guests they could book would be. So-does that mean Greta will start leaning more left in her offerings?

      • If it can happen to Alisyn Camerota at CNN, it can happen to Greta at MSNBC. Howard Kurtz has turned to the right since joining FNC a few years ago.

        • Larry Kelly

          Look what happened with the case of Dr. Jekyll and Major Garrett.

          • Cecelia

            But for Major Major, Major Garrett could serve with Col. Mustard, Sargent Pepper, and General Halftrack.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Throw in General Dreedle’s WAC (moan!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCZeORmxw4

          • Larry Kelly

            Corporal Punishment.

          • Grandpa D

            Colonel Klink and Major Disaster.

        • Cecelia

          I don’t think Kurtz has.

          Liberalism is the ideology of the elite now. That has made conservatism seem like it needs to come in a plain brown wrapper.

          Any nod to conservativism or the side of the right in any manner but “here’s what the usual suspects think…’ seems like a legitimization of tainted goods and thus makes the host seem as though he/she is aligned.

          • I stand corrected.

          • Cecelia

            Now I feel like Cinderella’s stepmother.

          • Why?

          • Cecelia

            Something about stepping on the sentiments of one of the best dudes in the ether.

            A handsome one too.

        • carolr527

          And it happened to SE Cupp on both MSNBC and CNN. It is happening with Jedediah Bila on ABC. Bila always proudly called herself a conservative or a Republican. Now she says she’s an Independent.

          • sky303

            They could be considered conservative independents , and left the party support because Trump.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Alisyn broke my heart.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Do you buy this, J$? Please say no!

      • Grandpa D
        • Since I wrote my denial comment, I’ve accepted the outcome.

        • Larry Kelly

          Did they dance a polka?

          • Grandpa D

            More like a schuhplattler.

          • Cecelia

            Worse– Stelter smiled.

          • Larry Kelly

            Blinded by the light. Reved up like a douche.

        • Cecelia

          Get set for a sickening ‘strange new respect’ month or two.

          • Our favorite newshounds, who called her a racist and said she only got her job because she slept with Brit Hume, today are RTing all sorts of tweets of praise. Their hypocrisy goes to ’11’.

          • Cecelia

            I was talking about the MSM, which really was a specious point because strange new respect has been going on with Megyn for awhile…with the exception of all the outrage she got from not kicking Trump in the knee during an interview.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Dis whole ting stinks like yesterday’s doity dipah.

  • Lurker

    Megyn will regret leaving FOX News

    FOX let’s Megyn do whatever she wants, goodluck doing that at NBC

    • Larry Kelly

      And they let transgenders use any bathroom.

      • Cecelia

        You know if you’re good enough at being a transgender you deserve to use any bathroom, and no one will know anyway.

        • Larry Kelly

          Till you try to sit in a urnil.

          • Cecelia

            Eww.

            I don’t share a bathroom with my husband.

            He can visit when the shower or tub gets lonely, but that’s all.

            There are gender differences that aren’t anatomical.

          • Larry Kelly

            Bella the Doog is not welcome in the bathroom and being a smart doog, obeys that rule. Only exception when she makes her evening security rounds through the entire house before settling down.

          • Cecelia

            Considering that toilet bowl water is the champagne of dogs, that’s quite a sacrifice for her.

          • Larry Kelly

            She is so small. Has no idea what’s in the big white thing.

  • Prepare the siren for the next page update. I don’t want to believe Jim Rutenberg, but I will. I just hope she doesn’t take on the characteristics of most of MSNBC’s talent, especially her soon-to-be former 9PM competitor.

    This means I have purchased three audiobooks (Tonya Reiman, Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly), three hardcover books (all Tonya Reiman), and one paperback (Jedediah Bila) by former Fox News talent.

    • It took me a while to get the siren up there. It’s been so long I forgot how I coded it to float it to the right. Eventually figured it out.

  • ojfl

    I hope Megyn does not leave Fox. The network needs the balance she gives to the populists surrounding her. Not sure who could fill the space. Another populist? Please tell me no…

  • Mitch Alan

    I thought she would go to ABC, but NBC makes more sense because they can also use her at MSNBC. Wiping my tears, not!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Tessio was always the smarter of the two.

  • sky303

    MSNBC could have Greta and Megyn on the same line up … that would be something. The question though (if she lives) it will answer the question of were people watching her for her or watching her because it’s FNC?

  • KirkG

    Love to see Shannon Bream get gig if not what about Tomi Lahren if they can get her

    • One of the happy dancers that Joe Concha cited in his post mentioned Tomi Lahren. I think that would be great. But otherwise, Shannon Bream, Sandra Smith, Dana Perino, and Harris Faulkner are all fine choices.

      • sky303

        Those are all good choices. I do wonder if they’ll put Tucker at 9 and replace the 7 with someone.

        • Cecelia

          Tucker debates well, but he’s too high WASP.

          Show needs a bit of a street fighter.

          I love Guilfoyle, she smart and strong, but she’s too aligned, and the hoochie factor is strong with this one.

          • Larry Kelly

            Unfortunately Joe Pyne is dead.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            God do I miss Joe Pyne!

      • carolr527

        I’ve always liked Trish Reagan.

    • Lurker

      Could be Sandra Smith

    • Cecelia

      I like Bream’s smarts and professionalism, her even-handedness, but I’d like someone with Megyn’s strength and feistiness, male or female.

    • GATXER

      Im sure im in a small minority….but I’d like to see a journalist like Megyn and a news show and not an opinion show as a replacement.

      Of course the “evil” GATXER wants to see Harris (who I want no matter what) with Waters as a co-host with daily reports from Sheriff Clarke and Mark Fuhrman on crime issues……..just so the stooges twitter account would become even funnier to read and laugh about.

      That said…..a award winning Journalist like Harris would be great for me……..Sad about Megyn……since I dont watch daytime shows and not much on Sundays…..doubt that I will see much of her other than a few appearances on MSNBC.

      • LenInFlux

        If they did that I’d like to see them move Hannity back to 9pm and have a news show cap the night at 10pm. Sort of like how CNN used to have Larry King on at 9pm and had Aaron Brown on at 10pm.

        • GATXER

          I miss the 6pm Newscast on Fox News….only way I get to see a ST8 newscast is if I DVR the 2pm Shep show……which I do sometimes…..but by the time I can watch it….its old news.

          I know people perfer Opinion in primetime….but for those who dont watch the opinion shows….it’s going to be pretty dry without Megyn now. MSNBC all OPINION……CNN all OPINION….and now Fox may do the same…….by prime time I only mean 7pm -10 CST.

    • LenInFlux

      Tomi Lahren has a bright future, but she is not ready for prime time.

      Besides, Fox has a lot of good options currently on their payroll.

  • Larry Kelly

    I am watching C-SPAN 2 and 3 today. Fun.

    • My cable provider, Optimum, has yet to upgrade to the C-SPAN channels’ HD feeds. They merely have them in widescreen SD. The same goes for several more channels.

      • Larry Kelly

        That’s a shame.

      • sky303

        no HD for me either…

        • Larry Kelly

          Not all bad… some really ugly mugs on the screen.

          • sky303

            well , no one said government is pretty….

  • Texas1948

    Like Megyn, but highly unlikely I’ll ever watch her on NBC/MSNBC. She will get ground down. It’s inconceivable that Fox wouldn’t have made her a similar programming deal. I don’t get going to work for an organization that is supposedly opposite your own ideological positions. Oh, well.

    • If it means she’ll have more time with Doug and the kids, so be it. (I’m in the acceptance stage of grief.)

      • Grandpa D

        This is the first time I’ve seen the “spend more time with my family” reason/excuse is the actually the truth.

        • It wasn’t the case when Mike Hampton took more money to sign with the Rockies after carrying the Mets to the World Series in 2000. EDIT: Actually, that was over schools, not spending more time with family.

      • Larry Kelly

        Still floating up de Nile.

      • carolr527

        NBC is supposedly giving her a daytime show. Isn’t that what she originally had at FOX?

        • Cecelia

          You’re kidding.

          She’s giving up a prime time show to do daytime tv?

          How well did that go for Katie Couric or Jane Pauley?

        • sky303

          and a Sunday News Magazine, that NBC won’t be able to air during football season , and against 60 minutes (well they better not because that would be silly)

  • If you’re on twitter we have a 24 hour poll on who should replace Megyn. Even if you don’t have an account you can look to see who’s winning.

    • Cecelia

      Can’t find it.

      • sky303
        • Cecelia

          Thanks. It was right at the top, I’m such a twit.

          Answer to the poll- none of the above.

          Some ideas — Julie Banderas or Joe Concha.

          • Joe Concha

            so… do I get that $20m on the table?

          • Cecelia

            You got to market this better.

            “All the oneryness at half the price”.

          • gcblues

            1/10 of the price more like it.

          • Joe Concha

            You forgot “…to put me to sleep.”

          • gcblues

            was not reading you…… oh shi……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Lily Langtry! Lily Langtry! Lily Langtry!…. Or her twin.

          • Son of Blackflon

            eu diría que Megyn Kelly podería procesar por danos morais

          • gcblues

            Yo puedo decir usted necesito procesar por acceso a un institucion de mental.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Debe de haber comido virutas de pintura de plomo cuando era niño.

          • gcblues

            whom? Joe, oh Don SoB, perdoname. a minimo. baja de minimo….lol.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            El bastardo conocido como Sonnyflon.

          • gcblues

            whom? Joe, oh Don SoB, perdoname. a minimo. baja de minimo….lol.

    • sky303

      I voted for Tucker, because I feel, they’ll move him to that slot and put someone maybe Shannon at 7et.

    • Larry Kelly

      I couldn’t bring myself to choose.

    • Larry Kelly

      Britt Hume will be called back and die handcuffed to the anchor desk.

    • lonestar33

      I’d like to see Dana Loesch. Pimetime sorely needs someone who will at least question some things Trump

  • Cecelia

    I so hate to hear the news of Megyn leaving.

    I wish the Murdochs had tried harder.

    • Mitch Alan

      Couldn’t you tell that she hated working for Fox News?

      • Cecelia

        No.

  • Larry Kelly

    The Bears Ears are not the bees knees.

  • Larry Kelly

    SUPERFLY: the homicide charges against former wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka have been dropped

  • Saintsfan720

    Megyn will be missed. I thought she was great. Regarding a replacement, any of the ladies in your poll would work( I think it will be a woman replacing her) . In addition, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Trish Regan or Dagyn McDowell would all be fine choices. Fox has a great bench of talent.

  • Saintsfan720

    Moving Kennedy from FBN to FNC would be great too.

    • carolr527

      That’s just what Chris Barron tweeted – replace Megyn with Kennedy. Kennedy is much more interesting, smart, and funny.

      • sparty

        God, no!!! Lisa Montgomery has ruined Out# by being on it so often. She’s obnoxious and hogs the camera so much we can’t see Sandra Smith. I couldn’t stand her when she was an MTV VJ and she’s even worse now.

    • LenInFlux

      Agreed, although not to replace Kelly….it wouldn’t be a good fit. Kennedy is a Libertarian and I don’t see them wanting to add that voice to their prime time.

      But yeah, her show on FBN is strange. She has panels with comedians yet they will discuss serious topics. It’s like the show wants to be the Red Eye of the business network yet it isn’t. I’m surprised it’s still around but if anything I think that speaks to what Kennedy brings. In either case, it does not belong on the financial side of Fox.

      If anything, they should have given her Andrea Tantaros’ spot on Outnumbered instead of Megan McCain.

      • Saintsfan720

        The panels on Kennedy, usually a mix of comedians, other Fox contributors, and bloggers/podcasters, will typically discuss the news of the day as well as goings on in pop culture. But, she also does regular segments digging deeper with serious types like Judge Napolitano, Dr. Ron Paul, and others. Her FBN show has been one of the highest rated shows on the network with younger viewers (the 25-54 demo). Some tweaking would likely have to be done but I think she would be great on FNC.

        • Cecelia

          Kennedy is all the above. Still she doesn’t have enough presence or gravitas.

      • Grandpa D

        If Fox wants to improve the demographics Kennedy would be a good
        choice. She usually starts with a monologue and with her wry sense of
        humor it’s usually very good. But then she goes to a panel of
        Millennials and I’m lost. Click. But I doubt if Fox is concerned with
        the 65++ demographic.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 with some big risks
    4 continue to swirl
    3 leaving Fox News
    2 their happy dance
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Greta hits back at her critics.

  • Larry Kelly

    Lester Holt tonight, “We welcome Megyn Kelly to the NBC family.”

    • Brian Williams later tonight: I wrote Megyn’s Trump questions for her.

      • gcblues

        lol, while under fire.

      • Larry Kelly

        LOL

    • Cecelia

      The Sopranos.

  • homemaker

    I want to thank Cecelia for channeling all my thoughts today in the Megyn issues and her replacement v

    • Cecelia

      Thanks, Homemaker. I’m pretty sure everyone here realizes that I’d like to channel all their thoughts for them if they’d only let me.

      • Grandpa D

        Some thoughts here need Chanel #5

  • Cecelia