Jan 172017
 
  • Friday’s numbers: Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity-Eric O’Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Video: Judge Napolitano tells Shep about his
  • Out# video: Are the boycotting Dems actually
  • Super Bowl on Fox means O’Reilly to interview Trump.  Instant O’Whine.
  • Video: Tucker grills DNC contender  Bret Baier in Naples.
  • The Cable Game: CNN rallies to Jim Acosta’s defense, but there’s a catch.
  • CNN signs contributors David Fahrenthold et al.   Will AT&T sell off CNN?
  • Rothstein: Stelter bullied on twitter, seeks pity.  CNN wins award for beer.
  • CNN previews comedy series at Sundance fest.  Cablers converge in Davos.
  • Maddow to reinvent her show for the Trump era.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Larry Kelly

    Gee, I hope I haven’t been hurting Stelter’s feelings.

    • Cecelia

      Brian is the consumate propagandist and has an angle for everything he says.

      He’s not seeking sympathy, he wants outrage. He wants followers to say that this tweeter is a typical Trump supporter.

      • Larry Kelly

        A technique as old as Twitter.

        • Cecelia

          And cave paintings.

  • Larry Kelly

    Gonna shake it up. Some haters got a reason to hate other than partisan or troll-stooge mental problems:
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom-trump-eyes-10-spending-cuts-20-slash-of-federal-workers/article/2612037

  • Larry Kelly

    FISHBOWL_DC really sucks since Betsy left. Has thrived at Tucker’s place.

  • Cecelia

    Re: Steinberg

    Well, you know Maddow is just such a sophisticated truthseeker.

    You have no idea. She’s simultaneously weirded out by Trump being in doubt of the unambiguous nature of Comey and the NSA and the CIA, while being weirded out by Comey as it relates to his treatment of HRC.

    It’s quite the accomplishment to know when to be weirded out and when to take trusted third party, non Intelligence Community investigations into DNC hacks as sacrosanct because Comey says they are, while also saying the DNC wouldn’t let the FBI look at their computers, and the DNC replying that the FBI never asked them to do that.

    It’s way above the rest of our pay grades…this stuff.. and we’re so lucky to have the conclusions of our media guild that the FBI and the CIA are right up until the time that the Maddow and Democrats say they aren’t right.

    Let’s leave it to our betters, folks. Let’s not differentiate from that eternal MSM message.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Perhaps Maddow is simply weirded out about everything in general. They have medicine for that.

  • For the first time in a long time, I read the O’Whine. For those that don’t have the will to read it, Erik used Mr. Bill’s vow not to have blind ideologues on anymore to point out that he pins criticism of him on far-left [synonyms]. You sure showed him, Mr. W.

    • Tom_Ohio

      There are some stories and partisans that should be above that “law”, and one i will state is Michelle Malkin. This is a smart lady, a good writer, good journo skills that has spent 8 years in purgatory. She was sent there way before Sheryl Atkinson, who is another good one. So go very easy with the Idealouges Branding, that way bodes badly for all people and all ideas, its a slippery brick road, with oil on it, then snow on top

      • Jocko13

        Why is it I have not seen her in a long time? Did she do something wrong and get banned?

  • Re: “Super Bowl on Big Fox means an O’Reilly interview with President Trump”: I was certain that Bret Baier or Chris Wallace would conduct the interview this time. Instead, Fox is sticking with Bill. So, whereas the O’Reilly haters complained that he was too tough on President Obama ahead of Super Bowl XLV and XLVIII, they will complain that he’s still (as during the campaign) too easy on President Trump. I’m not saying they were, or will be, right; I’m just predicting their reaction.

    • gcblues

      do not doubt your prediction. However have to note BOR has been pretty dismissive of a lot of trumpean thought and i have heard him deliver it directly. So fox is serving no softballs. Just guessing, he could start with “Just what the hell does “”everybody have insurance”” mean?”

      • I’m aware of all that. Bill is tough but fair, which is tough considering their friendship. And it’s that friendship–or, at least, acquaintanceship–that will fuel the eventual complaints.

        • Prepare for a week’s worth of O’Whines.

          • Culminating in a cold open sketch six nights later at 11:29 wherein “O’Reilly” and “Trump” are overly chummy.

          • gcblues

            SNL was really gross with AB. I mean the guy is a horrible person and people think he is funny.

          • I liked sketches from some of his earlier SNL appearances, I like his narration of some episodes of America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions, and I like him as the host of Match Game. But like you, I can’t stand his politics.

          • gcblues

            i have none of those experiences only read about him, ex wife, kids, screaming assaulting that sort of thing so my judgement is skewed.

          • Well, those things are inexcusable, but in the past.

          • Larry Kelly

            The past? Do you know what Mitt Romney did with the family dog on vacation? Do you know that dog is dead?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            An abuser rarely changes. Ask any cop.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I have no use for him due to his history of domestic abuse. I’d feel the same way were he a conservative.

          • gcblues

            i wonder exactly who has no daughter, wife, or mother and puts up w/ that ()&^&^($

          • Tom_Ohio

            He thinks he has a “character” now, and its sad how badly he comes off to anyone non-biased

          • Larry Kelly

            hmm… who might do that?

        • Larry Kelly

          unless he was talking with the likes of admirer Steve Koft, Obama did speeches better than interviews. The Bret Baier interview with him was classic defensive.

          • homemaker

            The last Steve Kroft interview was only interesting in that when Obama was asked about Syria he still could not answer why he did what he did. His stuttering was crazy. After all this time you would have thought his in house fiction writer, foreign policy guy could have written him a few lines, with “eloquent” language to spout.

  • gcblues

    i believe i posted the same investopedia article a couple of days ago? yesterday? noted i was torn and got a stupid obscure meaningless comment for the effort. so watch out. same article i expect a similar comment.

    • gcblues

      actually invest.com, same topic, i looked back it was the weekend off the biz wire

  • J.J.

    I was not a fan of the Obama interviews during SB pregames so I’ll be consistent and say I’m not a fan of Trump following suit.

    Can we have anything that is not political? Let the SB be about football.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Amen.

    • gcblues

      word, i even object to the pop star half time shows. Should be a year in review.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    CBS THIS MORNING still giving as skewed a takedown on Donald Trump’s “feud” with THE ICON, John Lewis with as much bias as they thought they could get away with. In today’s report, did not even mention THE ICON started the ‘feud” by calling Trump an “illegitimate president”. At least at the end of the report, after professing Trumps’s plan to have an Al Jolson impersonator in blackface at the inauguration, CBS did chip in that Trump met with MLK’s kid yesterday.

  • Larry Kelly

    Chelsea Manning is a Free Man… or something like that. Take about sticking to the 17 agencies.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      She will be a he until the equipment change.

      • gcblues

        “insurance for everybody”. oh jesus, eject this movie.

  • Second day with Beckel…I don’t think he has the same spark he had the first time around.

    • Cecelia

      It’ll come back.

    • gcblues

      He needs to visit my local pharmacia. I recommend the Esbelcaps made in Mexico. legal speed balls. Great for weight loss. Oh wait, lol get it weight, wait, but you live in the land of the free, you can only buy wait you are told to buy and pay a lot too. Rather Orwellian, Freedom is Control.

    • Tom_Ohio

      Bob is sorta halfway between almost healthy to be on camera and stumbling like hillary, it makes me sad for him. Look I know that Bob can be intelligent at times, but I think those moments are getting farther apart for him. I hope he stays ok and gets a better, both physically and mentally.

    • gcblues

      I just watched, to me he looks like he is zoned on Pharmaceuticals.

      • carolr527

        I was thinking the same thing. His memory doesn’t seem too good. I hope he’s OK.

  • homemaker

    Not cable related but you must all read the thread on @ChuckLane1 if you are seething at Manning’s commutation today. Ben Rhodes was in Cuba on MLK day. Thinking is that Obama will turn Guantanamo over to Cuba. Scary as hell.

    • Cecelia

      Well, it was only state secrets Manning leaked, not something really bad that might damage the fortunes of the Democratic Party.

      • homemaker

        Manning’s leaks got people killed. There’s Bergdahl and Mumia Abu-Jamal still in the wings waiting for pardons/commutations.

        • Cecelia

          Oh, I’m sure that anyone who actually caused people to die is on the pardon shortlist.

          That son-of-a-bitch Obama cannot be gone too soon.

          • gcblues

            wish he was replaced by someone better than him though.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Anybody will be better. Anybody that, unlike Obama, loves the country.

          • gcblues

            i c only narcissism and self absorption. Neither obie or chump could pass a psych evaluation for a spot in the left seat of any of uncle sam’s flying vehicles. You would not take off with either. Yeah but let him hold the football. What could go wrong? worst choices in my lifetime and i was alive when wallace ran.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Don’t forget Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer. I’m sure Wonder Boy will let him out, as well.

    • homemaker

      He’s now saying the WH is saying “not gonna happen”.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Since we occupy it by treaty, the little turd would need Senate approval. Wait, what am I saying? The Constitution doesn’t apply to Lord Barry.

      • homemaker

        Read that if agreed upon by both signing parties treaty can be “undone”. Read it late last night-will try to find article again. Not sure of course legally if Obama could do this. But would not surprise me if he tried.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Only the Senate can undo a treaty.

  • Larry Kelly

    “House N”, “Uncle Tom”, now “Mediocre Negro”… If a black wants to work with Trump, better be prepared for a liberal lynching:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-marc-lamont-hill-denounces-fellow-panelist-as-mediocre-negro-for-defending-trump/

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Marc Lamont Hill has a severe case of cranial fecalitis.

      • Son of Blackflon

        M. Field or Sally Lamont Hill posset sue dampna regis Tut ad reatum

    • Cecelia

      They have lost their minds.

  • Today’s most popular links:
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    4 David Fahrenthold
    3 to reinvent
    2 bullied on twitter
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 The Cable Game: CNN rallies to Jim Acosta’s defense, but there’s a catch.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mannng may have gotten an Obama get-out-of-jail card, but the Army, in an action right out of Game of Thrones, plans to cut off his wanger before the card can be played.

  • Jocko13

    Honest question, who is going to take Martha’s place in the morning show?

    • Shannon Bream is taking her spot for 100 days. Then if Martha stays in evenings Shannon will probably do 9am permanently. So it’s all very iffy.

      Martha’s 7pm show is structured a lot like The Kelly File was; it’s the next best thing to having Megyn actually there.

  • carolr527

    Love what Geraldo said to Tucker this evening on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” – “Donald Trump put me on TV more than Megyn Kelly ever did!” Tucker laughed and said he didn’t want to get in the middle of that!