Feb 102017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Erin Burnett 1-2-3.
  • Video: ‘poorly reasoned, absurd’ 9th Circuit ruling.
  • Bill Moyers has a sadz because CNN let Kellyanne Conway speak (v/CNNC).
  • Topel: CNN’s History of Comedy explores censorship, sexism, and more.
  • His eyes fill with tears, there’s a lump in his throat…the Post profiles Olby.
  • Daly: Megyn Kelly under fire from all sides for just doing her job.  Word up!
  • Q&A: Chris Hayes in Chicago; Greta asks ‘where are the primetime women?’
  • Michael T

    Anyone on FNC or FBN making the same suggestion as USA Today?

    Go write a new executive order

    It may not be the president’s inclination, but the appeals court panel hinted that a scaled-back executive order that did not bar all citizens from the seven countries might have a better shot at clearing legal hurdles.

    The court noted that the White House counsel’s office already has proposed allowing travel by lawful permanent residents of the U.S.. It said such a change should come from the president.

    At the same time, the administration could eliminate references to protecting religious minorities, which appeared to single out majority Muslims for the ban.

    • A bunch of people have. The first that I heard was Harris. Why do you ask?

      • gcblues

        Why would a president set precedent for bowing to the 9th? Seems like kinda a non-starter which is likely why USA did it. “Well we made good suggestions and this incompetent hater ignored our wisdom”. I could not even see Obama bowing to this one and he bows likes like he had a tic.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I wonder if anybody ever mooned a judge? I’m sure that somebody has. The big question is, were they found in contempt or beaned with the gavel.

      • Michael T

        Good to know.

        Perhaps Fox News can help influence Trump and Bannon — however large or small – to consider this option. Then again maybe not.

    • Grandpa D
  • homemaker

    The only part of the article I have an issue with : “when you’ve been repeatedly dragged into high-profile controversies you never wanted any part of.” She is smart enough to know exactly what was for the most part going to happen.

  • Larry Kelly

    It has taken years, but I finally found myself in agreement with Chris Hayes: favorite drink.

  • Larry Kelly

    Per Gallup, “68% of people don’t trust the news they see or read. Think about that: most people don’t trust REAL news

    • sky303

      That is sad really, but I guess not surprising the news outlets have screwed trust badly.

      • Michael T

        I suspect that many people answering no to the question, “Do you trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly?” would also answer yes to the question, “Do you have a trusted news source(s) that you visit/read/see/hear on a regular basis?”

        I think the “68% don’t trust the news” polling results may be a tad bit misleading and paint a darker picture of the general attitude towards the media folks choose to consume based on their preferences for news they agree with.

        Kinda like asking, “Do you think the merchandise at Macy’s is overpriced?” Second question, “Do you shop at Macy’s?”

        Just playing devil’s advocate to spur conversation. If you disagree, fine. I just don’t think that most people cannot find media they trust.

        • sky303

          I agree, people who don’t like a certain thing may have the propensity not to trust it. Especially as people have gotten more partisan and want their echo chambers, and if those say something about someone they agree it’s true while if it’s positive about someone they like they are bunch of liars. Yes, I don’t think people are turning on like NBC Nightly News or Special Report and yelling at TV “I don’t trust you!” (though someone might be). There are still points where the media have lost trust in people though by an assortment or reasons with some fair points , but again 68% is probably high.

  • Larry Kelly

    A little something particularly for Nixon. I realized today over fifty years have passed:
    https://larrykelly.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/50-years-ago-loss-for-usa-and-purdue/

    • timdub70

      In 1997 I visited the air base named for Grissom. You could even get in a cockpit of a fighter jet in the museum there.

      • Larry Kelly

        The headquarters of my engineering major was in the newly built Grissom Hall on the Purdue Campus. I spent more time there than any other location including all-nighters working on projects. In total, nineteen astronauts came out of Purdue.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        We are still trying to get the Air Force to loan us one of the B-52’s that are in storage. All of the aircraft there are property of the USAF.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I was stationed there from late 1975 until July of 1978. I now live about 12 miles away.

  • sky303
    • I posted that yesterday.

      • Larry Kelly

        maybe he is just bobbing up and down?

      • sky303

        Ooops, hmm I should really check back more 🙂

    • To use a pro wrestling term, does this make him a babyface (good guy)?

  • gcblues

    From Stirewalt: TIME OUT: MIRACLES OF THE HEART
    LAT: “The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care system. He has buried about 10 children. Some died in his arms. Now, Bzeek spends long days and sleepless nights caring for a bedridden 6-year-old foster girl with a rare brain defect. She’s blind and deaf. She has daily seizures. Her arms and legs are paralyzed. Bzeek, a quiet, devout Libyan-born Muslim who lives in Azusa, just wants her to know she’s not alone in this life. ‘I know she can’t hear, can’t see, but I always talk to her,’ he said. ‘I’m always holding her, playing with her, touching her. …She has feelings. She has a soul. She’s a human being.’ …Of the 35,000 children monitored by the county’s Department of Children and Family Services, there are about 600 children at any given time who fall under the care of the department’s Medical Case Management Services…There is a dire need for foster parents to care for such children. And there is only one person like Bzeek.”

  • Mitch Alan

    Can someone here please file a missing person’s report for FBN’s Deirdre Bolton?

    • Lurker

      Anyone know what happened to Deirdre Bolton, MIA since November

      I tweeted mostly all the anchors at FBN asking WTF happened to Deirdre & no one answered

      Is she sick or on maternity leave? I didn’t see any baby bump on her plus she’s 50 LOL

      • Mitch Alan

        They haven’t changed the name of the show, which is called Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton. Maybe no one has noticed that she’s been gone for over three months.

        • Lurker

          Do you have any reasons why she’s MIA for so long & no one answers why she’s gone?

          Contract problems?
          Sick?
          Pregnancy? lol
          Boob job? lol

          • Mitch Alan

            Last seen with Alexis Glick.

          • sky303

            replaced by Imus?

        • I’m hearing that she’s on medical leave. That’s all I know.

          • Mitch Alan

            Thanks.

      • I have sniffed around about this, but have learned nothing. It’s like everyone’s under a gag order. Which could mean there a real gag order, somewhere. Or not.

        • Lurker

          Has to be something bad. Did she take advantage of the Gretchen story and accuse Ailes of sexual harassment? but her 5 pm show is still named after her so looks like she will be back! So weird, gone 4+ months & no one knows why? lol

        • Mitch Alan

          If someone with your connections can’t find out what happened, then I wonder if foul play is involved.

          • Well since it came up again today I sent out a few feelers and may get some info after the weekend. Y’all will be the first to know.

          • Lurker

            I asked Gabriel Sherman to investigate since he supposedly has inside info
            To intrigue him I asked could Deirdre accuse Ailes of something? LOL
            We may have info soon

      • I hear ‘medical leave’.

    • sky303

      That is weird that she is still missing and not a word.

  • Larry Kelly

    (An MSNBC spokesman reached for comment on the network’s former star asked: “Why is Keith in the news [or of interest] right now?”)
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW — skip the Olbermann article.

  • Larry Kelly

    Bill Moyers is not dead?

    • sky303

      He’s been off TV for 2 years, about time to get a new PBS show then “retire” after about 3 years.

  • Larry Kelly

    I saw an estimate on FOX today that there are a million illegal aliens just in the LA area. I wonder how many voted? I don’t have a clue, but the anger over Trumps investigation into voter registration seems out of proportion.

    • Mitch Alan

      California voter registration is run strictly on the honor system, there is no verification whatsoever. The Dems turned California from purple to deep blue this way, they even give the illegals photo ID so that they can register to vote.

      • Larry Kelly

        Maybe Trump did win the legal popular vote?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          If you throw out LA and the Bay Area, he quite probably did.

        • Mitch Alan

          I think the Dems have stolen several Congressional seats in California, plus the state legislature as well. California used to be a Republican state in the 80’s until it was flooded with illegal aliens.

          • gcblues

            i lived in Fresno in the 60’s, i recall no more illegals than today, in fact i believe there were more. people like to exaggerate the harm and minimize the benefit, duh. only 3 elections i know of with significant evidence of obvious fraud. Sanchez beating B1 Bob, Murray getting more votes than voters in Seattle in her first election and of course Al, the puke, Franken. almost every stat on illegals is jimmied by one side or the other so i frankly don’t buy any of them. people on both sides make themselves look stupid. The USA could get a lot of this solved by eliminating welfare and tax credits instead of deductions and firing millions of social workers for all people, citizens too. No country allows residency for indigents other than a few wack job imploding euro states. It is really not that difficult to minimize illegals with more workable immigration law. Mexico constantly changes residency and work laws to benefit itself. they concentrate on criminals have legalized Guatemalans in Chiapas, and now have 7 million Americans living there. Like every country they recognize the need of both foreign investment and labor. The USA’s immigration laws are archaic and have never contorted with reality. going wack on ethnocentrism as if english is some sort of holy grail, and cultures can be nailed down in place and never change without dying is what we have going on today. it is fueled by the inability in the USA to pass any law that is sensible. i cannot think of a single piece of fed legislation passed in my life that is worth a damn. Dysfunction has become the American reality. btw, just off the top of my head i recall two republican governors since1990 and as a person that did a lot of business in California i can tell your their problem is public employees, not illegals. The place is an animal farm populated with crazy public employees that can’t wipe themselves but think they should be able to run every business in the state. Of course closing public schools and giving vouchers to citizens would drive a whole new industry and eliminate the whine of illegals free loading in schools. If people have no criminal record and can show they have the means to support themselves and pay their kids tuition they should be welcome. LIKE ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. Now unlike most people here i have assisted in obtaining visas in foreign American embassies. requires a lot of money and stupid gymnastics but not once was a criminal background check, a health status document or financial information required as part of the visa process. Americans seem to not want a functioning immigration system, they just want to live in an amen country where everyone is like themselves. suicidal, but they don’t care. it’s ok, liberty is just another word, doesn’t need to mean anything, right?

          • Mitch Alan

            Have you ever heard of paragraphs?

          • gcblues

            no. have you ever heard of rational?

  • Larry Kelly

    Nope, not dead. Check out http://billmoyers.com
    Looks like Moyers is in a running battle with Olbermann to lead the anti-Trump resistance. What a collection of bedfellows are the resistance fighters.

    • Saintsfan720

      He must be about 120 years old now, give or take. 😁😁

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 has a sadz
    4 profiles Olby
    3 Greta asks
    2 Word up!
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Daly: Megyn Kelly under fire from all sides for just doing her job.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
    • Cecelia

      He ought to be shot.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    R.I.P. Mike Ilitch. I actually met him at a Detroit Caesars pro softalll game in ’77. The team played at East Detroit Memorial Park, and featured some retired Tigers, such as Norm Cash and Jim Northrup. http://www.detroitcaesars.com/

  • GATXER

    .. posted wrong day