Jan 162017
 
  • The Five video: He’s baaack… to Fox News.
  • Deja vu all over again: Bob Beckel returns to Fox News and The Five.
  • Q&A:  Abby Huntsman on her move to Fox and early morning television.
  • WashTimes: CNN learns a lesson…airing fake news will earn you contempt.
  • Watson: CNN may not be fake news, but there isn’t much real about it either.
  • Video: Joe Concha slams CNN for at Trump’s presser.
  • The First 100 Days debuts tonight.  Martha MacCallum Q&A: Adweek, Fortune.
  • Monica Crowley declines Team Trump post.   David Gregory’s spiritual journey.
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Concha is right about CNN hogging those seats. They have less credibility than The Onion. Exhibit A:

    CNN’s Don Lemon, regarded as unreliable in his own shop after he got spectacularly drunk on camera in a New Year’s Eve broadcast from New Orleans, asks how Mr. Trump would like it if reporters dismissed him as a “fake president.” That’s exactly the verdict of the legacy media, so called, and the president-elect obviously doesn’t like it — hence his calling out CNN. Mr. Lemon is hardly the correspondent to ask the question. He’s a fan of fake news, and sometimes doesn’t recognize it when he sees the real thing.
    He watched the horrific video of four young hoodlums torturing a young man of diminished abilities, and rejected the universal verdict that the torture was what any civilized man or woman would recognize as pure evil. No, Mr. Lemon said, it was only behavior of the young deprived of good “home training.” In 2014 he solved the famous mystery of the missing Malaysian airliner, speculating that the plane probably vanished into a “black hole” in space.

    • Larry Kelly

      Sadly, CNN has become so blatantly biased its even become possible to hate Don Lemon. Not glass-half-full me though. Always looking for the positive. I say yellow is a pretty color.

      • Grandpa D

        You and Mr. Hearst. That is a good comparison to today’s cable news wars.

        • Larry Kelly

          rosebooger

      • Cecelia

        I can’t hate Don Lemon. There’s too much of the tragic in him.

    • Son of Blackflon

      Concha pourrait à LaRaza et Goldie Hawn pour dommages punitifs

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Tu m’énarves, tabarnak!

  • Larry Kelly

    Setting DVR today to record “First 100 Days” and iPad reminder to remove on April 27th.

    • fammus1

      Have tuned into Her morning show with Hemmer for years and was impressed with Her ability to ability to conduct interviews and debates. She’s a tough cookie, but not sure She has what it takes be the next FOX NEWS star. At least She has 100 days to prove Herself, I wish her luck and will watch.

      • Larry Kelly

        At the moment I’m just thrilled for the show, regardless of host… well, except Beckel.

    • Mitch Alan

      What about Trish Regan? At least put her on the 2PM FNC show, Gretchen’s old slot..

  • Larry Kelly

    When the writer makes the last line the “killer” you’re glad you kept reading, “So sure, CNN—you may not report false information as egregiously as Buzzfeed, but you nonetheless kindled a fire under a “failing pile of garbage” all election season.”

  • Larry Kelly

    Though they demanded better of Trump, Democrats proved to be incredibly sore, bitter losers. At least in sports we still see graceful acceptance of defeat: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/16/chiefs-travis-kelce-trashes-official-in-vulgar-rant-after-loss-to-steelers/

  • Larry Kelly

    Trump detractors so locked in their dismissals of him they turn out any ray of sunshine: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WORLD_ECONOMY_IMF?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-16-09-09-48

    • gcblues

      i would bet ten dollars this is the first time you ever used the IMF as supporting evidence for something you believe.

      • Larry Kelly

        as predictable as rain follows washing the car

        • gcblues

          as you brown nosing a reality star.

          • Larry Kelly

            he will never see my nose. i’m not so lucky with yours.

          • gcblues

            your nose has been up that reality star’s rear for months. My nose has never been near any politician or man.

          • Larry Kelly

            you miss my point, or pretend to.

          • gcblues

            The only time you have made any point in a direct manner was brown nosing an emotionally incontinent reality star as if somehow Trump has ideas worth supporting. It is easy to enjoy liberal pain today, as i will enjoy all the Chump sycophants hitting the reality wall as the reality star proves to all what a nut case he is.

          • Larry Kelly

            Your insults are bordering on the juvenile. Repetitive to boot.

          • gcblues

            You forgot your usual troll reference.

          • Larry Kelly

            No need.

          • gcblues

            especially after you drunken like adoration in repeating Chumps sweeping baloney about ” making America great again” and industrial and trade lies you bought into. I don’t know how even a brown noser can stand the stench. Love your Michael T support, he says it all.

  • gcblues

    hey nix, i think you will find this interesting and i know you will have no prob with the Spanish. The Indians have 5 “colonos” that may or may not be alive. There are links to a bunch of stories on the topic including how it is posible that the colonos are buying Indian land and entering the sale en el registro nacional con escrituras en los nombres de colonos. cool stuff.
    http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2017/01/15/nacionales/2165887-gobierno-calla-ante-crisis-del-caribe-norte

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The link came up as a blank page.

      • gcblues
        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I am surprised that the government allowed that story to be reported. It certainly doesn’t paint them in a good light. Débor Gómez and his ilk need scalped. And Ortega needs to live up to his promises. The Moskitos have a right to live in peace and dignity on their ancestrial lands.

          • gcblues

            La Prensa has a long history. It was owned by the Chamorros, and was the anti-Somoza paper. later Violeta won the first election Daniel lost.

          • gcblues

            Thought you would find it interesting. btw, Daniel was forced militarily into the “zona automnia” because they have never really been beaten by any past leader. He was convicted in world court of attempted genocide so the indigenous folks are all anti-sandinista, anti-everything really and their primer idioma es ingles.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Danny Boy should be sitting in a cell in The Hague.

          • gcblues

            And then worse people are in charge. i am less and less a friend of positive change.

      • gcblues

        i tried the link above and below and the La Prensa article about the captives came up in both. try again, then it is blocked to the USA.

  • Larry Kelly

    MSNBC VIEWERS — you might want to lay a towel in font of the screen to soak up the slobber:
    (curtesy of Mike Allen) Tonight at 11, MSNBC has a one-hour special with Brian Williams, “The Obama Years,” including interviews with former Republican leader Eric Cantor; Rep. John Lewis; historians Michael Beschloss and Hasan Kwame Jeffries; and Obama alumni Adam Frankel, David Litt, David Plouffe and Tommy Vietor.

    • Tom_Ohio

      Dude is gonna be on ? Whoah

  • The Bob Beckel news is something of a shocker. A parting on not-good terms rarely gets patched up, but there it is. This is going to cause some ferocious whiplash among the haters: Bob’s an idiot, Bob’s a great analyst, Bob’s an idiot again. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    • Larry Kelly

      Slaughter the fatted calf… better make it two.

      • fammus1

        I don’t think a diet of pain killers made him more flavorsome. I’m sure he will be very humble none the less.

        • Larry Kelly

          Like all of us, he has his good and bad points.

    • fammus1

      Bring back the Bob bashing, Juan couldn’t take the beating like Mr. Beckel can. Should be fun to watch, set your DVR’s.

      • Grandpa D

        Polish the ‘swear jar’.

        • fammus1

          Did they ever say where that money went?

          • Larry Kelly

            I understand donated to research into tourette syndrome.

        • Larry Kelly

          I think they need to first take the pickles out of it.

      • Saintsfan720

        I liked Juan because he was prepared and knowledgeable about the topics discussed. Bob wasn’t. Love the show and will still watch but taking a wait and see attitude here.

        • Mitch Alan

          Juan knows all of the liberal talking points, that isn’t the same as being knowledgeable.

          • Cecelia

            Juan is there to deliver that side of things.

          • Saintsfan720

            Juan is knowledgeable. I don’t agree with him on much but the adjective applies.
            I watched the show on the DVR last night. Juan is better in terms of being prepared and discussing issues. But, in terms of chemistry and more lively television, Bob is clearly the better fit.

    • You can go home again. Welcome back, Bob.

      Where does this leave Juan Williams? Does he go back to a D.C. bureau regular?

      • Probably; he’ll still be an occasional on The Five. I wonder if Juan moved to NYC…he might end up moving back.

        • Larry Kelly

          Vice versa for John Podesta if he moved to D.C. for the chief of staff job.

      • Mitch Alan

        Juan has to be the most over-rated, overpaid pundit in all of D.C.

        • I didn’t want to reply, but I will. Why do you say that?

          • Mitch Alan

            Has he ever had one original thought in his life? Has he ever said anything witty or even funny?

          • Wit and humor are in the ideology of the beholder. Obviously, you and I don’t like his.

      • Tom_Ohio

        Juan has very few moments, its mostly talking points and what Bill O would call bloviating. He filibusters the most stupid points it puts others back on their heels. And that is like a debate club tactic in high school but it gets old on the five.

    • Cecelia

      I like Bob and am glad to see it happen, but that’s tinged with regret for Juan who I like too.

      • carolr527

        I just got home from work and turned on “The Five” and saw Bob sitting there! I thought I was watching some kind of flashback. So glad Bob is back, but I like Juan, too.

    • Turns out Bob is not going to be on five days a week. Dana said ‘several days a week’ with Juan on the other days.

      • Cecelia

        Good.

      • mrb419

        I prefer Bob ten-fold !

  • sky303

    Glad Bob Beckel is back ; he was lost at the shuffle at CNN which seems to have like 100 people for this thing. And Glad he’s going to be back on the five

    • Larry Kelly

      Might want to lay off the predictions for a while, but some people have no shame.

  • Mitch Alan

    Monica Crowley may be at Fox News again, if they will take her back.

    • Larry Kelly

      CNN has more of an appetite for literary shenanigans.

    • I hope so.

      • Larry Kelly

        I was never that much a fan. Like the flip side of Maddow, too predictable.

        • Cecelia

          Exactly.

        • I prefer her predictability over that of Alan Colmes, her brother-in-law. (I just recalled that as I typed the sentence.)

          • Cecelia

            I like Alan and I think they’re both better together.

          • I don’t personally loathe Alan, but I don’t like his use of the tu quoque fallacy, which he employs in every appearance I’ve seen. He also takes offense to generalizations about his side (“the left”).

          • Cecelia

            Alan does do that. It’s lazy.

          • Larry Kelly

            got to agree with that

          • jrd

            I had forgotten that Crowley and Colmes are in-laws.

          • Her sister Jocelyn is the polar opposite politically.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Pine Island Fun

    Perhaps she’ll become a future Vice President. After all, it worked for Joe Biden. Nonetheless, I look forward to her returm to skewering the Left in print, radio and on television.

    • Larry Kelly

      Forgive and forget when they’re your uncle.

  • Larry Kelly

    So many night club attacters these days, hard to keep track of.

  • Cecelia

    Re: Watson.

    Well said.

    I was struck the other day when reading the Weekly Standard article about FusionGPS, when they reported that the “research company” was doing opposition research on high-dollar Romney contributors.

    When challenged on this, the guy who heads FusionGPS, partly justified these tactics by saying that one particular Romney donor’s stands on gay issues qualified him as fair game for this sort of treatment.

    Backroom political tactics that came with a shame factor are now justified in broad daylight. It’s as though one would be morally remiss by not engaging in them.

    When you turn traditional political/cultural/religious positions such as those on gay marriage or abortion law into stark signposts of good or evil what can’t you justify?

    How do you talk to opponents when you think like this? How can you relate at all?

    This is our problem now. It’s the emergence of an intransigent totalitarian mindset that’s frightening.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 isn’t much real
    4 Abby Huntsman
    3 hogging front row seats
    2 airing fake news
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Deja vu all over again: Bob Beckel returns to Fox News and the Five.

  • Larry Kelly

    “BREAKING NEWS: @SenJohnMcCain tells me he will most likely support #Tillerson nomination after talking with him again today.”
    Martha with a scoop on her first show!

  • gcblues

    I actually believed things would not start to fall apart until appointees starting leaking the back scene chaos. However Chump was able to kick himself hard today in a singular quote. “Insurance for everybody”. The SP panel seemed unanimous that Chump had no idea of what he was talking about. Well duh
    #ClintonvsChumpbiggestmistakeever!

  • Son of Rusty Shackleford

    Juan Williams replaced by a white man??? RAAAAACISSSTTTSSSS!!!!!