Jan 072017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: are
  • Reliable Sources: Megyn’s move; Trump’s threat; Glenn Greenwald.
  • Tamron Hall’s favorite places to chill.   Enquirer: Rachel got it wrong.
  • Gerri Willis: Surprised by joy on my last day of treatment for cancer.
  • Somerby: Maddow gushed, fawned, and told viewers ‘Greta is great!’
  • CNN: Monica Crowley plagiarized NR, WSJ, FNC sources.  Flashback.
  • Videos:  First trailer for Embeds;  Megyn’s from Fox News.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Glenn Greenwald on Washington Post‘s
  • Hannity launches a twitter rant at Morning Joe.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Zurawik: Megyn is positioned to succeed away from Fox’s ‘grubby sexism’.

Updated 7:25 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • GATXER

    Was shocked that the disgraced racist twitter stooges didnt complain about a journalist hosting a OPINION show tonight on MSNBC………..OH wait that rule only applies to Fox News and only to people who dont hate Trump…..silly me.

    • Larry Kelly

      If the Devil hosted a show on MSNBC, the stooges would talk about what a pretty color he was.

      • Grandpa D

        And how his red cape was from Prada.

  • Cecelia

    Re: Zurawik

    Huh?

    Megyn Kelly is the biggest talent to appear on the scene in my lifetime.

    She freaking has it all including an ironclad pragmatism that is both awesome in its surety and ethically questionable.

    If Roger Ailes was a virtual sex maniac…at all moments ready to get it on with any female talent in his vicinity….(which is doubtful to anyone who doesn’t view the world via an ideological narrative)…even as Kelly rebuffed him, Ailes was still thrilled with her talent AND SHOWCASED HER RIGHT TO THE TOP.

    If you’re arguing that Kelly might not make it under Andy Lack in the way that she did under Fox’s “grubby sexism”, then you’re talking about a mindset and a glass ceiling that is utter,y more pernicious than Riger Ailes asking for a twirl around, a hug and a kiss.

    • Larry Kelly

      I think Z just had in his iPhone Tasks, “say something bad about FOX today”, and that lame train of thought was the best he could come up with.

    • Son of Rusty Shackleford

      This is a joke, right? Either that or Cecelia is only a week old. MeAgain Kelly is the biggest POS to appear on TV since, well, anyone and everyone on the Mostly S**t Nothing But Crap network (h/t thedeplorablelantern). MOGA and MAGA!!!

      • Larry Kelly

        Oh a troll. Bit of a dumb one as opposed to the more sophisticated ones that sometimes visit Ye Ole Cesspool.

        • Son of Blackflon

          L’imitation est la forme la plus sincère de la flatterie, mais je dois poursuivre son fils pour les dommages punitifs

          • Larry Kelly

            And so is your ol’ man.

          • gcblues

            stupid google traductor. any monkey can do it. Η μίμηση είναι η ειλικρινέστερη μορφή κολακείας, αλλά πρέπει να συνεχίσουμε τον γιο του για την τιμωρητική αποζημίωση

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            BWAHAHAHA!!!! Aristotle couldn’t have said it any better, Or at least Son of Aristotle.

          • gcblues

            My dad said it better ^&%^&%( than aristotle, not as good as Zoba, but almost.

      • Cecelia

        Rah! Rah! Sis! Boom! Ba!

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Let’s have another one, just like the other one!

  • gcblues

    Hannity launches a twitter rant at Morning Joe.
    Could be a first. They are both right about the other.

  • ojfl

    Hannity and Joe Scarborough are fighting to see who is the biggest Trump booster. But Hannity indeed has abandoned everything he has ever said to become a booster.

    • gcblues

      Undeniable.

  • gcblues

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/07/ft-lauderdale-airport-shooting-suspect-charged-feds-wont-rule-out-terror.html
    Waterboard him still he screams Allah Akbar. We won’t be satisfied until every nut is declared a Muzzie!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Mabye he was a Puerto Rican nationalist. Then he would scream, “Maria!”

      • gcblues

        You and i both know that these people are almost all on prescription or non-prescription psychoactive drugs. No reporting, or better said, hardly any reporting on it. This is true throughout history and is happening even in war zones. Drugs and blood revenge is a powerful mix. Lots of blaming stupid stuff, like guns, and religion. With the American big mouth nut cases and their prejudice i am amazed that there are as many Muslims working for the USA in Military and Intelligence. Every time i read a stupid Muslim rant i feel embarrassed. I’d bet my pool this guy was zoned. DUCKS WIN IN PULLMAN!!

      • Larry Kelly

        Bet I can make him say, “finger licking good”.

  • Larry Kelly

    Dems can rant about Putin, but this symbolizes why they lost everywhere but the big cities: http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18941?omhide=true

  • carolr527

    I have found Megyn annoying in the past year or so. She became the news instead of the news. But her sign-off was short and sweet and perfect. Also liked how Hannity immediately wished her luck at the start of his show and said she will be missed.

    • Larry Kelly

      Never did watch her show, but I’m usually done with cable news by 8:00 PM even though I like a Mr. Bill. That said, I was always proud of her representing FNC.

    • ojfl

      But that was not her fault. Trump made her the news. She rarely made issue of the fact on her show. She kept doing her work, challenging everyone on her path.

      • homemaker

        That is partly true. Her attitude changed during the last year, IMO, and not for the better. At times in this past year she seemed like she was talking down to listeners, not bringing them along in her thought process.

  • carolr527

    Has anyone seen the video by Townhall mocking the recent Hollywood celeb videos? It stars SE Cupp, Mary Katherine Hamm, Guy Benson, Molly Hemingway, and Katie Pavlich. I don’t think I left anyone out. Pretty funny, made me laugh.

    • Actually I think they stole the idea from Red Eye. They did it first.

      • carolr527

        Ugh, I forgot about the RE video! I actually like Townhall’s better.

        • It’s better-produced, but I like both. Those righteous celebrities deserve to be mocked.

      • gcblues

        so i went to town hall to try to find this vid and the first thing i see.
        Retire Better Overseas
        World’s Top 10 Places to Retire. Get your Free Report now.

        still looking for the vid. to Irony and all that it gives us.

        • carolr527

          I actually first saw it on Ann Althouse’s blog.

          • gcblues

            Not sure who that is, i don’t much keep up to be honest. Just seemed ironic considering the travel topics over the last election to have that ad there.

      • gcblues

        found it. that MK is cool beans.
        she looks like she has added a few years. tough woman.

      • Cecelia

        I like this one best.

    • homemaker

      It’s great, isn’t it? Totally appropriate, too. So tired of celebs thinking they know what’s good for me!

  • For some reason Michael T has popped up and stuck me into a twitter argument he was having with somebody about how Fox hosts are stupid drop-outs but MSNBC hosts are highly educated intellectuals. When MT finally resorted to citing daily kos as a source for his facts, I asked him to remove me from the convo. He ignored my request so after being subjected to several more of his embarrassing exchanges I blocked him. If you’re reading this MT (and we know you are a regular) I’ll unblock you in time, just don’t want to be subjected to your pointless argument buttressed by scholarly research from a fake news site.

    • Cecelia

      And it’s not like you can’t get that here from us.

    • gcblues

      been cced at times. almost sad.

      • GATXER

        I had to stop reading Michael T…..it was just too sad to see what he’s turned into.

        • Larry Kelly

          When he gravitated to mean personal attacks suddenly I knew something was wrong. I think people that visit here and can’t seem to get their views validated whatsoever must be here for an odd reason.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Did he call you “uneducated” like he did me? At least we didn’t go to Arizona State.

    • Larry Kelly

      Mr. Bill went to Harvard. Lost the Wizard of Oz tryout because of it.

    • Grandpa D

      Well liked comment from J$. Even Mikey likes it.

      • Yes.

        • I thought this had died down and unblocked today. But nope, it was still going on, at a point where Betsy Rothstein, whom MT also dragged into it for some reason, was bowing out remarking on what an ‘inane conversation’ it was. And he still had me tagged in the convo so I took the requisite action.

        • Grandpa D

          Actually, I was thinking “Michael T”; the comment was about him. But now I see you liked it too.

          • Oh, yeah, he did like it. I didn’t notice until now.

  • LenInFlux

    I know what went on with Ailes and some of the females at Fox was ugly, but beyond that what about “Fox’s grubby sexism” played a role in them giving Megyn Kelly a prime time slot on their network to showcase her talent?

  • LenInFlux

    I watched Rachel Maddow interview Greta and at one point Greta tells Maddow that she wants to do a good job for her…..it sounded like someone talking to their boss. Maddow must hold a lot of sway on the network.

    • Cecelia

      Greta also stated that she wanted to do a good job for all her MSNBC colleagues.

    • Larry Kelly

      She wears the pants in that family.

  • Cecelia

    The following is a dead-on quote from a very good article:

    https://pjmedia.com/blog/making-sense-of-the-russian-hacking-saga//?singlepage=true

    “The CIA, like every other bureaucracy, suffers from the SNAFU principal: in most circumstances, bureaucrats will tell their bosses what they think the bosses want to hear. (Yes, this is not exactly the original SNAFU principal. For a longer exposition, see this Ignite talk I did some years ago.)

    Intelligence assessments almost never say something with absolute certainty; they’re usually phrased to lay out all possibilities and then say which ones seem most probable. When you hear that the intelligence says something certainly — think “slam dunk” — it means the SNAFU principle is probably in action.”

    • gcblues

      If Law is the legal use of force, which it is, and government enforces laws, which it does, you have to expect that having power over others will routinely be abused, used, and misused to the benefit of those employed to have power over you. ipso facto, or is it ipso dipduh?
      you know, we need that crony capitalism to make the trains run on time, and hand out over paid jobs to the useless.

  • Mitch Alan

    The FBI is really doing a great job stopping domestic terror, aren’t they? The guy walks into the FBI office and 6 weeks later . .

    • gcblues

      Mooslims did it, ask the resident Mooselim hater.

      • Larry Kelly

        The exception that proves the rule.

        • gcblues

          How about you walk around Chicago, Detroit or Covington with that stupid attitude and try to find a Mooslim killer.

          • Larry Kelly

            Mass killers, fool.

          • gcblues

            2, 3, or 5 doesn’t count eh fool?

          • Larry Kelly

            Not as collateral damage in gang killings. Talking mass killer terrorists. Expat not really fool. More like obstinate blockhead.

          • gcblues

            Thank you for your stunning ignorance. Following your logic and repetitive childish posts about Islam, the religion of terror, that causes violence and none of the Muslims that are currently working on the front lines can really be trusted. Afterall, Islam causes violence. Over and over the stupidity. Maybe you actually are the one that needs to reflect a bit on the reasons people do crazy stuff because you don’t insult me, you insult everyone Muslim working for you risking their lives and yourself. Your repeated stupid we know there is an Allah Akbar in there somewhere posts are beneath contempt. Own it.

          • Larry Kelly

            I own the truth. Not in the least perturbed by your scattergun hyperbole. The root of today’s terrorism is Islam. It, and only it, provides the foundation of the terrorist justification. Are all Muslims terrorists? Of course not. But every one of them had better get their heads out of the sand and ask why my religion, do I care, what can I do?

          • Cecelia

            Yep. Best appellation I’ve seen is “Allah the Blood-Crazed Desert Fiend”.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            “Allah the Blood-Crazed Desert Fiend”.

            …Had a very shiny nose….

          • gcblues

            oooopaaa

          • gcblues

            “The root of today’s terrorism is Islam. It, and only it, provides the foundation of the terrorist justification.”
            No American can say that and believe in the constitution. What an embarrassment. Like saying black is fundamental to being a thug, having hands fundamental to being a thief. No scattergun. Your ethnocentric religious superiority reeks of anti intellectual ignorance. People that support that sort of thinking are fools throwing rocks in a glass house.

            Larry Kelly • 5 hours ago
            #BREAKING Jerusalem truck attacker was Islamic State group ‘supporter’: Netanyahu
            He was also:
            1. Chicago gang member
            2. Mooslem
            3. Crazy
            4. Divers Ed dropout.
            5. NRA
            Sadly, no shame, no self awareness, Echos of a lonely existence.

          • Larry Kelly

            You’d make a damn fine twitter stooge.

          • gcblues

            You make a damn fine ignorant yahoo judging people by where they live, their color, religion, any excuse but their own behavior. Good job.

          • Larry Kelly

            That was quite a judgement, wasn’t it.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The truth will set you free. Or make you pee. Or something. I’m old and confused. I’ll be 65 tomorrow. an old 65.

          • gcblues

            No creo Nix, tu sabe solo los malitos muere joven. You get to live for many years…your greatest fear i am sure:)

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The doctors said that I wouldn’t make 55. Mabye I should sue for puntative damages.

          • gcblues

            You need a Greek doctor if you want to hear the truth. Live so you can suffer, because of some weirdo drunken Greek philosopher dancing on the beach says you must.

          • gcblues
          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            There is a reason why half of the Greek restaurants in the US and Canada have Zorba in the name.

          • gcblues
    • Presbyter

      Look how well they did with Lee Harvey Oswald back in 1963.

      • Mitch Alan

        Did Oswald walk into the FBI office saying he heard Russian voices? Your memory is failing.

        • Presbyter

          No. He was in their files in the Dallas office and had been interviewed before Nov 22, 1963. The agent in charge immediately recognized the name after the assasination.

          • Cecelia

            I read a tweet asking if an interview with the FBI was a prerequisite to a terror attack.

        • Larry Kelly

          That’s where he was recruited by the CIA to prevent Kennedy from revealing they had an alien hidden in the desert of Nevada.

  • Larry Kelly

    Rachel Maddow didn’t do her homework by reported by reflex? Who would have thunk it.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      It’s more like reporting by reflux.

  • Larry Kelly

    Trump haters should watch the Golden Globes tonight. That is if you can put up with some stuff about movies and TV interrupting the vitriol. I presume it’s broadcast from Canada this year.

  • Larry Kelly

    So Monica skipped over a few footnotes. Isn’t that acceptable these days under the Fareed Exclusion Rules?

  • Larry Kelly

    Surprised. I would have guessed the chilling embrace of Lawrence O’Donnell… brrrr.

  • Larry Kelly

    Murdoch smart as usual. Structuring prime time to provide a supportive structure for President Trump will continue to provide what has made FNC prosper: an island sanctuary crowded by half the population in an ocean of liberal bias.

  • Larry Kelly

    Without having HILLARY to bark at on the TV, doog settled on Jesse Jackson last week as a viable substitute.

  • Larry Kelly

    #BREAKING Jerusalem truck attacker was Islamic State group ‘supporter’: Netanyahu
    He was also:
    1. Chicago gang member
    2. Mooslem
    3. Crazy
    4. Divers Ed dropout.
    5. NRA

    • Bad parenting choices.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Watched too much “Captain Kangaroo.” Snapped when he realized that he had been lied to. No Captain. No kangaroo. Society is obviously to blame.

        • Son of Blackflon

          Capitán Kangaroo podría demandar por daños punitivos

          • Larry Kelly

            I only speak English, Pig Latin, and Puerto Rican sign language.

        • Larry Kelly

          Just an old man with a clock, a farmer, and a rabbit. Heartbreaking.

  • Larry Kelly

    My goodbye to Megyn:
    https://larrykelly.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/waving-goodbye-to-megyn/
    May she be just as politically incorrect in her new home.

    • Cecelia

      Hahaha!

  • J.J.

    The Monica Crowley stuff is pretty damning. Ignorance or sloppiness is not an excuse. The woman earned a PhD from Columbia…….she knows all about proper citation and what constitutes plagiarism.

    • Larry Kelly

      Where did Joe Biden get his plagiarism training?

      • J.J.

        or Fareed Zakaria, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and many others

        pointing out others is not an excuse…..what she did was wrong. she should own it and apologize.

        • Larry Kelly

          Yep, offer an explanation if she has one, but do exactly as you said.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        The United States Senate.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 gushed, fawned
    4 Monica Crowley plagiarized
    3 positioned to succeed
    2 got it wrong
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Gerri Willis: Surprised by joy on my last day of treatment for cancer.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    REAL REASON FOR DC DEM ANGER
    It’s not just that 4,000 administration jobs are no longer available to Hillary for America alumni, or that failed Senate candidates like Russ Feingold and Katie McGinty won’t be able to hire their staff on the Hill. There are also the lobbying firms, trade associations and corporate government affairs offices that are pitching senior Obama aides’ resumes into the round file while scrambling to hire operatives with Republican connections.
    (From Politico)