Jan 122017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Panel debates secret dossier
  • Shepard Smith’s crib can be yours…for $4.9 million (via FTV Live).
  • Most trusted? Megyn Kelly, say authors whose company did study.
  • CNN drops Scottie Nell Hughes; Scaramucci leaves FBN for WH gig.
  • Dean: The preposterous story of Mike Lindell, America’s pillow king.
  • Throwback Thursday video: details Obama’s War on Fox.
  • There’s a precedent for Trump’s criticisms of the media: Barack Obama!
  • FTV: It’s not Trump’s fault that people don’t trust CNN…it’s CNN’s fault!
  • Videos: on Trump presser; Buzzfeed defender.

Updated 5:48 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Son of Rusty Shackleford

    Jimbo Acosta needs to learn a little history—presidents don’t have to give regular press conferences. FDR was the first and one day when the NY Slimes correspondent started nodding off, he yelled at him “You’re here on my sufferance and when you’re here you will take notes!” DJT may decide to end this tradition, and who can honestly blame him when the Fake News Network calls themselves part of “a free and honest press?”

    • Larry Kelly

      Canceling televised daily briefings possibly. Started with Bill Clinton I believe..

  • Cecelia

    Here’s a piece about the Obama Campaign booting off
    his plane, reporters whose newspapers had endorse Trump:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=6156794&page=1

    Here’s a piece about Pres. Obama changing the structure of press conferences in 2009 (unfortunately the link to the Chicago Sun-Times story is gone)

    https://newscycle.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/obama-limits-access-to-questions-at-press-conferences/

  • Minnesota Nice

    My parents love their My Pillow’s, plus it’s made in my home state!

    • Larry Kelly

      Very few items carry the recommendation of The National Sleep Foundation.

      • Minnesota Nice

        LOL.

        Honestly I thought the pillows and NSF were a gimmick and way overpriced, but my parents wanted them. I got them some and was surprised they liked so much. I am happy with my $10 pillows. I paid $80 for two at Costco, which is ridiculous, but I love to keep Mom & Dad happy.

        • gcblues

          Because of your post, i read the story on Bloom. I had never heard of it.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Wow, it seems like the commercial is on all the time! Actually because of my parents endorsement, I may break down and buy one (and get one free! LOL )

          • gcblues

            i only watch hacked news and sports and since i am an expat i stream them often without ads. i have never heard of the pillow thing but there is a lot i do not hear about or miss.

        • Larry Kelly

          Gayle King gave an endorsement a few days ago that must have sold a hundred thousand pillows.

          • sky303

            wonder how many Imus helped sell…

          • Minnesota Nice

            It’s the new George Foreman Grill craze all over again. 🙂

          • gcblues

            Funny that you mention it. In Managua there is a strip of what are called “Bodega stores” They buy containers of unsellable and used or returned items, used clothing, all sorts of parts and pieces sorted on pallets. There is a stacked warehouse high section of Foreman grills and those 1 cup coffee makers.

          • Minnesota Nice

            I got a Foreman grill as a gift in the 90’s. I think I used it once and just got rid of (donated) about year ago. I thought why am I keeping this? I think it was after watching the Hoarders TV show that gave me the inspiration.

          • I’ll trade my Foreman grill for a couple of MyPillows and a Veg-O-Matic.

          • gcblues

            better luck selling it on the streets of Managua..lol.
            so this pillow, what is the deal? i have serious disk issues in the neck. what have i missed?

          • Larry Kelly

            One tomato can last you all winter.

        • Grandpa D

          I looked it up on walmart.com . Reviews were evenly split between “Love It” and “Hate It”. Only a small scattering in between.

          • Cecelia

            We love our memory foam pillows they threw in when we bought our mattress a few years ago.

            We even took them to our daughter’s, and on the way back I remembered we had left them.

            I got as far as saying, “Oh, no! We lef…” when my husband yelled, “Nooooo!!”

          • Larry Kelly

            I like down pillows.

            How do you get down from a duck?
            Use a very small ladder.

      • Cecelia

        The View should.

        • Larry Kelly

          Bill Moyers may actually have died during his show and it’s still going on.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Who would notice?

  • LenInFlux

    From the article re: Shepard Smith selling his NYC condo –

    “We’re quite impressed with the anchor’s interior design skills and to see the entire fashionably-decorated abode…”

    Sorry, but no sale. Shep Smith graduated from Ole Miss (and still attends their football games regularly) and, like most men, probably has little to no design skills beyond positioning the couch across from the television. He had someone come in and design that.

    • Larry Kelly

      i resent that. My collection of velvet portraits is the envy of the hollow.

    • gcblues

      Unless he is indeed Gay, then he is likely highly qualified. Not that i would even look at his condo.

    • Cecelia

      Shep may have design skills out the wazoo, but that place was staged.

      And well.

  • Larry Kelly

    Axios AM: Mike’s top 10: strongly recommend signing up for a daily email from Mike Allen’s new venture.
    Today’s 10. 1 fun thing
    Taco Bell will go national Jan. 26 with a taco shell made of fried chicken, the Naked Chicken Chalupa. Tested well in Bakersfield and Kansas City!

    • Cecelia

      Good luck mimicking a taco shell.

      • Larry Kelly

        i’ve been trying and can’t seem to get the bones to cooperate.

  • GATXER

    How desperate are the disgraced Racist Newshound “writers”…….pretty big today.

    https://twitter.com/IceManNYR/status/819567863182790657
    Richard W.
    ‏@IceManNYR
    @amarquis32 @JosephRemiB FNC currently showing the word salad from Ben Carson. CNN and MSNBC show Mattis.

    of couse there a catch …….Fox to show there were other hearing going on took a @5min break from Mattis to show Carson and then went right back to Mattis…..but “writer” won’t tell his deluded readers that…..cant have any facts get in the way of a good bash.

    • GATXER

      and speaking of being desperate to attack Fox News…..there is this…….whine Fox Didn’t have a countdown clock for President Obama farewell speech……mins later complain that the news networks have a countdown for Trumps news conference…………not minding looking like a hypocrite to bash Fox News…..priceless I guess.
      http://picturevip.com/images/laughimkm.jpg
      #laughingstocks

      • Larry Kelly

        one is cold.
        one is french.
        one is the monkey,
        part of a wrench.

      • Liars lie. They did have a countdown clock for Obama’s farewell speech. They just didn’t leave it up constantly to burn a hole in your HD screen.

      • Larry Kelly

        Trump and confirmation hearings totally blew Obama’s farewell off the attentionspan stage.

        • GATXER

          But they watch Fox News so we dont have to…….dont they?

          #laughingstocks

      • Larry Kelly

        I prefer Grandpa’s countdown clock.

    • Liars lie.

  • Larry Kelly

    nice one, Jake: http://nypost.com/2017/01/12/trumps-cnn-tirade-may-affect-time-warner-att-merger/
    Trump said on the campaign trail that he wouldn’t approve the deal.

  • Larry Kelly

    bye bye San Diego loyal fans
    Chargers moving to LA

  • GATXER

    https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/819362162145656832

    Mediamatters might want to look up anti-trust laws.

    • Larry Kelly

      PBS might want to take out an insurance policy on Big Bird.

  • Larry Kelly

    At the very least, CNN needs to apologize to this guy:
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5278950164001/?cmpid=NL_morninghl#sp=show-clips

  • Larry Kelly
  • I think Megyn Kelly may well be the most trusted name in news, but the ‘study’ that Daily Beast is pushing was subjective, flawed, and slanted to guarantee her a first-place finish. Any time the only FNC ‘newscaster’ included in a study isn’t a newscaster at all, there are some loaded dice being tossed around.

    • Cecelia

      Even stranger new respect.

      Logrolling.

  • I can’t access the FTV link.

    • Definitely my fault. Reload the page and click again. Sorry about that.

  • Larry Kelly

    All of a sudden government “ethics experts” seem to be coming out of woodwork. Maybe they are like the seventeen year locusts? GWB ethics lawyer guy didn’t have as easy a time on TUCKER as he’s had all week on NPR. Yep, every day. Reminder: Bush people hate Trump.

    • Cecelia

      Here Brian Stelter and company make every effort to suggest we’ve regressed into a Twilight Zone episode of time travel to the Stone Age because Trump was elected, and there are more obvious questions of what sort of vast right and left wing conspiracy there is to delegitimize a PEOTUS than an Oliver Stone movie.

  • Larry Kelly

    Very little couriosity out there about John McCain being the FBI’s source for obtaing the 37 page yellow, dripping Trump dossier. Little things like Who, What, When, Where, and Why… you know, Reporting 101.

    • Cecelia

      Curious ain’t the word, brother.

      Just thinking that as I watched him today.

      They should be on him like a cheap suit.

      Fellow pols and media.

      Unfreaking believable.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        McCain’s a real whiz kid.

  • Larry Kelly

    As a surprise, Obama conferred upon Biden The Medal of Freedom. Making it all that more special, Biden had one for Obama too.

    • Grandpa D

      Obama has put the Medal of Freedom in the same class as his Nobel Peace Prize.

      • Larry Kelly

        The only two that count:
        Purple Heart
        Congressional Medal of Honor

  • Rumblings that sound like CNN may hire Andrea Tantaros. It would’ve been a coup before her downfall. Now she’s damaged goods. But maybe that’s what they want, an easy target.

    • Larry Kelly

      Look Tapper, there is a fire in the other studio!

    • LenInFlux

      If Andrea is telling the truth in her lawsuit then she shouldn’t be thought of as “damaged goods” but in a way that’s how I feel about her current status as well. Maybe it is because she aired out her dirty laundry with Fox the way she did.

      In any event, before she signs a contract she might want to talk to SE Cupp or Mary Katherine Ham or Kirsten Powers…..CNN has way too many political contributors on their payroll and her appearances will be few and far in between.

      If she’s lucky she’ll get picked up by Newsmax or that other Conservative network (OAN?) and be given a show of her own.

      • “If Andrea is telling the truth in her lawsuit…”

        She isn’t, at least the part about me.

        • Mitch Alan

          Andrea went crazy and said she can’t support Trump for President because Roger Ailes was helping his campaign. Before that she looked like rather pro Trump. She made a fool of herself if she is a conservative.

          Another guy who is kicking himself is Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. He was positioned pretty well to do something in Trump Admin then stupidly endorsed Hillary Clinton right before the election. Loser . . he is still kicking himself.

    • Mitch Alan

      I will watch her any day of the week. The girl is smart and has a lot of talent. FNC was crazy to dump her.

    • Mitch Alan

      I must add that what Andrea said about Johnny Dollar was just one big lie. I guess she will say/do anything to win that lawsuit of hers. Looks like she wants a million dollars.

  • Larry Kelly

    The worst job of covering Russian-shower Gate I saw yesterday was actually was PBS NEWSHOUR with anchorlady interviewing two low rent guests, I think they just wandered in the studio and began speculating, just possibly, everything was true. In their quiet, pleasant way, nobody hates Trump more than public broadcasting. Thank you.

    • “made possible by people like you”

      • Larry Kelly

        and the Author Vining Davis communist sympathizers.

    • Mitch Alan

      PBS will have reason to hate Trump when he cuts their budget by 25 percent next year. Payback is a bitch.

  • Cecelia

    It looks to me like Jim Comey has positioned himself into a place where he has no friends atall…

    Boy, did the DoJ move with great timing on this.

    Obamites aren’t going without leaving a mark.

    • Larry Kelly

      I am looking at this differently. An opportunity to clear his name. For Star Trek fans, he faced a Kobayashi Maru situation. If you are not a fan, die soon and suffer poverty on the way to the graveyard.

    • Mitch Alan

      The Inspector General who is doing the investigation is an old line Clintonista. The fix is in, Hillary wants revenge.

  • Cecelia
    • Larry Kelly

      yuck 🤢

      • Cecelia

        Wonder if FusionGPS is where our boy John McCain got the dossier?

        • Larry Kelly

          wonder if he wasn’t funding them

  • Larry Kelly

    The “stars” are still at it. At least the band in this one is pretty good:
    https://youtu.be/bTYidWBC8-4

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 whose company
    4 Megyn Kelly
    3 it’s CNN’s fault!
    2 pillow king
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Shepard Smith’s crib can be yours…for $4.9 million.

  • gcblues

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/12/obama-announces-end-to-wet-foot-dry-foot-policy-for-cuban-refugees.html
    Halprin is correct. He is a Dick. What type of person sends a person back to Raul? A dem. Clinton and reno did the same. I remember a court ruling against shipping a kid back to the USSR. Hopey changy fixed all that.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      It’s sickening. But what else would you expect from a rat bastard who learned his politics at the knee of Frank Marshall Davis.

      • Son of Blackflon

        Frank Marshall Davis kon posdibly aanklagen Meg Ryan gor punitive damages

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          malkiilaahka

        • Larry Kelly

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