Jan 182017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Martha MacCallum 7pm bow a knockout, tops MSNBCNN combined.
  • New Pew: Fox top source for voters…FNC 19% CNN 13% MSNBC 5%.
  • Katz: Guide to tv Inauguration coverage.  Anna Kooiman resurfaces.
  • Concha: The rise of Tucker Carlson, and the fall of Greta van Susteren.
  • Greta responds to fans:  Same show, same me, just a different channel.
  • Factor video: on reactions to Trump.  Q&A: Van Jones.
  • Fox News re-ups, expands leases; plans new state-of-the-art newsroom.
  • Sunday Showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Ellison:  Latest Megyn Kelly specularama sees her as the next Matt Lauer.
  • Sincerest form of flattery: Katy Tur anchors show on Trump first 100 days.
  • Don Lemon’s condo goes for nearly $1 million.  Bret’s inauguration playlist.
  • Videos: Jake Tapper with Seth Meyers Q&A: Jeff Zucker.
  • Larry Kelly

    Big Plans For FNC
    Who better than Spud to spread the good news? https://insidecablenews.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/big-plans-for-fnc/#respond

  • sparty

    No mention of Anna Kooiman’s debut on Australian TV? Out of sight, out of mind, i guess.

    • I heard about it but haven’t checked it out yet. Have had other pressing matters lately.

      • sparty

        Thanks for posting, Johnny. Anna is sorely missed.

    • Cecelia

      She’s a bit of a snooze.

      So is the Hunt girl.

      • Anna’s my girl. (I wish) And I think Abby is settling in nicely. I got a hoot (and I wasn’t the only one considering the tweets they read) out of that white “Mummy dress” she was wearing Saturday.

        • sparty

          Speaking of settling in nicely, Ainsley has made the F&F job her own in the space of a year. 🙂 She had a big get today with the Trump interview. If Fox still had Anna on the weekends to complement Ainsley, that would be an unbeatable combination.

        • Cecelia

          A “hoot”, huh?…

          • Well, half a hoot at least. Maybe even 3/4.

          • Cecelia

            Just as I thought. A hootie.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            As they would say in Canada, eh?

  • Larry Kelly

    i was in Chicago the other day. Amazing how little you can buy for $1 million.

    • Grandpa D

      I avoid Chicago. Only times I’ve been there in the last 10 years was changing trains at Union Station. Didn’t spend much; waiting room coffee was free.

      • Larry Kelly

        I hang in a neighborhood where the old, refurbished houses are about a yard apart and sell for about a mill a piece. Can walk the dog for blocks and not have a worry. That is if I do my duty and pick up the poop. Many have security alarms it seems, and neighborhood watch signs are everywhere. Trying to find a place to park is an adventure. The ELEVATED station about three blocks away. If I lived there, I wouldn’t own a car.

        • Cecelia

          I’m not living anywhere that I don’t have to have a car.

          • Larry Kelly

            I give myself another ten years and then get rid owning a car. Kubota RTV to get me back and forth to the mailbox and general store. Public trans for shopping and doctor. Mooch off the neighbors.
            BIG EXPENSE. OLD PEOPLE DANGEROUS DIVERS.
            Land owner partner in RTV in my drive:
            https://larrykelly.wordpress.com/2017/01/18/man-friend/

          • Cecelia

            That’s a sweet ride, Larry.

            I’ve been driving since I was ten years old. Eighty miles an hour down back roads wth friends and bottles of wine as a biscuit-eating-dumb teenager.

            You can’t get more domestic and homebody than me, but hopping in a car and cruising hither and yon for hours every couple of weeks is freedom.

            If I take out a few cars and people in my dotage, oh well…

          • Larry Kelly

            LOL!

        • fammus1

          Get off my lawn Larry!

      • Larry Kelly

        Thirty years ago, I remember mingling in a mostly black crowd at a Grant Park festival and thinking nothing of it. Not today.

  • Larry Kelly
  • Larry Kelly

    Missing plane search ended after three years. Proposed CNN series hosted by Don Lemon and Steven Hawking scrapped.

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    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Owner posted, doog approved.

  • I’m glad to see Anna Kooiman return to TV down under.

  • GATXER

    Watching the hearing this morning……can’t stand any more……Franken was upset he won’t get another chance to ask questions…..however during his round……..he spent most of his time NOT asking any questions…….I think he asked one early on…….but when he complained at the end he wasn’t going to have another round to ask questions I actually laughed out loud and scared the cat.

    • Larry Kelly

      As I said the other day, Senators at these things take 5 minutes to ask a five second question. Just making speeches for the base. On second thought, screw CSPAN.

      • Grandpa D

        CSPAN — your tax dollars at work.

        • Larry Kelly

          Continue to pray cameras are kept out of the Supreme Court.

    • I wish he’d stuck to comedy writing instead of morphing into a political character assassin (books going after conservatives and one traditionalist, Air America) and then a perennial politician (safely re-elected term after term until retirement or death).

      • Larry Kelly

        He’s not smart enough. Just not good enough.

        • And doggone it, only fellow Democrats like him.

          • Larry Kelly

            Best use of a straightline thus far this year!

      • fammus1

        Not legitimate Franken was not all that great at comedy either. Part of the demise of SNL.

  • Larry Kelly

    Pick out a celebrity that is trashing anyone performing at Trump inauguration, and I’ll find where they spoke out against bullying.

  • gcblues

    Heads up to Davos J. Another TW/CNN gossip piece. Let u post it.

  • Cecelia

    Katy Tur comes from a family of journalists, and then there in that mix was Olbermann.

    That said, Tur seems to have paid some dues, at least in the way that wasn’t the case for Ronan, Luke Russert, and even young Peter Doocy.

    Tur has put herself out there. She’s worked small potato stuff on the streets and on the unglamorous Weather Channel.

    Yet Katy Tur is flat. She’s one-note. She’s tinged with a plaintiveness that comes with a generation reared with a quasi-religious set of human prerogatives that substitute for moral principle. It’s a vague bitterness at an uncooperative world that doesn’t know what’s best for it.

    Contrast that with Doocy who was served up a career almost as autocratically as young Russert. He possesses an undeniable talent in the way the others simply do not. Not just talent and instinct, but a wryness and sense of irony that transcends their rigid unrealistic notion of human nature and which serves as a form of experience.

    Cursed with all the narrow mindedness of his cohort, Doocy still manages to report on Donald Trump and on politics in general with an old style manner that is at once jaundiced, irreverent AND equanimous.

    All characteristics frequently seen in reporters of yore, but now scarce as hen’s teeth.

    • Larry Kelly

      Sometimes good genes don’t hurt if you have the drive to make use of them. Chris Wallace as another.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        And in feetball, a couple of boys named Manning.

  • Larry Kelly

    ZUCKER 👊🏻http://thehill.com/media/314819-cnn-president-networks-credibility-is-higher-than-ever

  • Cecelia

    Tucker Carkson is so smart and precious.

    • Larry Kelly

      i would trade my doog for him.

      • Cecelia

        I wouldn’t do that for my husband.

  • Larry Kelly

    Katy’s show will be different in that you can expect 100 days of badmouthing only else available from CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NEWSWEEK, TIME, PBS, NPR, CNN, ABC, THE YOUNG TURKS, and from the public access channel in Nicaragua.

  • Jocko13

    Tucker Carson as the “it” guy? I can think of ten Fox personalities I would rather watch. Never been a fan of his over the years. Still aren’t.

    • Joe Concha

      In terms of unprecedented ratings for a new show and taking the 9p spot, he’s it right now.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        He has settled right into the lineup.

  • Larry Kelly

    Listened to Obama’s final press conference today, and he laid out three areas of concern in which we could expect to hear his voice again:
    1) actions that disenfranchise minorities
    2) any deportation of “dreamers”
    3) muzzling of the press
    but he would be quiet on policy issues like global warming, trade, taxation, etc.
    -REMEMBER THIS-
    Let’s see if he sticks to it.

  • gcblues

    New Pew: Fox top source for voters…FNC 19% CNN 13% MSNBC 5%.
    Obviously RT and Daily mail was not in the Pew poll.
    http://radio.foxnews.com/2017/01/17/ill-tell-you-what-slobs-vs-snobs/

  • How well do you know Donald Trump? Take the O’Quiz.

    My score: [redacted] Quiz Average: 5.86 correct

    • Cecelia

      9 of 10. Thanks,TMZ!

      Missed the last one.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      9 of 10, missed #6.

    • Larry Kelly

      I did so well I made quiz taking great again.

  • today’s most popular links:
    5 responds to fans
    4 the next Matt Lauer
    3 expands leases
    2 rise of Tucker Carlson
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Anna Kooiman resurfaces.

  • Hey, Bill and Eric, the reason President Obama “dodged [Ding!]” is because he didn’t want to upset those 66 reps who all support him. I know you’re ticked off, but tough. His response that he and Michelle will be there satisfied me. It should satisfy you, too.

    This nitpick aggravated so much that I gave up on the rest of the show. Not even Dennis Miller will get me to come back for the rest of the show. Sorry he dodged, but he dodged. The end!

    • gcblues

      Biggest dodge i saw today was Pence responding to Bair.
      BB: What the hell does “insurance for everyone” mean?
      Pence: “Well like we said in the campaign…list talking points that does not equate insurance for anyone”
      no follow up.
      lot of people would like to know what the hell he is talking about. maybe a mind melding koolader could help but there no words on the topic that are coherent.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Pence meant to say, “Beats the (feces) out of me.”

        • gcblues

          yeah, Pence could pass psych eval, Chump, not a chance.

    • Larry Kelly

      I agree Mike. I actually thought obama’s answer was terrific.

  • Larry Kelly

    These are the facts. Solve the mystery.
    1) 66 House of Representatives are boycotting the inauguration.
    2) ZERO Senators are boycotting
    3) House members elected by district within a state.
    4) Senators elected statewide.
    6) Courage is inversely proportional to the percentage of votes you might lose.