Feb 252017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: ‘fake news’;
  • Reliable Sources videos: Trump attacks failing; no dinnerrealfake news‘.
  • Darcy: Gretchen Carlson in talks with MSNBC. Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Video:  Dagen McDowell, Gary B Smith, et al
  • Rothstein: Ed Schultz a ‘monster diva‘ at CPAC.  Taylor: Who is Nils Bildt?
  • What Tapper and Bash say they got wrong about 2016.  Jane Austen’s ring.
  • Videos: and on Trump slamming the media.
  • Larry Kelly

    i’m hoping Ed Schultz gets the message and sees a periodontist. He’ll thank Betsy afterwards. Maybe not.

  • Larry Kelly

    “Tapper sat on stage alongside a star-studded group of network talent, including chief political correspondent Dana Bash, chief political analyst Gloria Borger, political correspondent Ana Navarro and political contributor Paul Begala.”

    “start-studded” ain’t what it used to be.

    • Cecelia

      Boy howdy.

    • Fair and balanced!

      • Larry Kelly

        Enemy of the people. Well, the people at my barber’s shop.

  • GATXER

    Told people Trump’s media attacks wouldn’t hurt him in polls…….before press conf last week….he was at 40 percent…….a week later he’s at 43% in the Gallup daily tracking poll.

    People dont like the press like they once did……..which while sad……they earned it.

    • Michael T

      Yeah, I stand corrected on that. The Teflon king does it again. Must be the spray tan. 🙂

      I believe I have this correct. Someone showed a stat that showed Trump with 84% approval rating at this point in his presidency within his own party is the highest it’s been going all the way back to Reagan — perhaps even including Reagan.

      This helps explain what seems like a dichotomy that his overall approval rating in the low 40’s recently is also unparalleled in modern times at this point in any former president’s presidency. In fact, I don’t think anyone except Clinton in his first term was even close to 50%.

      I suspect the next foreseeable benchmark is what are his polling numbers after he navigates the muddy waters of healthcare, immigration (border wall) and tax reform. With all the intrigue that lies ahead the cable news honchos gotta be lovin’ it.

      Meanwhile many of the 20+ members of congress from districts won by Hillary are nervous. Today one of them even went so far as to request Trump release his tax return. Can a call to fix Obamacare instead of replacing it be next?

      More popcorn please.

      • gcblues

        the correlation of a change in attitude, poll app response, yielding a change in behavior is light years weaker than a change in behavior changing attitude. if a BTA, not BAT btw, results in layoffs and higher prices that attitude rating will plummet. If a BTA results in higher wages and more net jobs without great effect on prices his rating of people’s attitude will soar. This is why i go bananas on you about polling. They are meaningless until something happens. if someone that hates Trumps gets a great job and health care it won’t matter how he responded in Feb 17. wait for it.it will be.

        • Michael T

          Just so we’re clear GC, I am only suggesting the current polling data is an interesting snapshot in time for many of us — you excluded apparently — and not an augur of the future.

          • GATXER

            As Ive said I don’t think Trump will break 50%……Obama spent most of his 2nd term locked in the 40’s……..I don’t think Trump or HRC would be in the 50’s right now no matter what they did or didn’t do………the only good thing I see out of Trumps win…..is that the disaster in 2018 for us may not be as bad as it could be in the senate…..if Trump gets 60 votes…..this country will change.

          • Son of Rusty Shackleford

            And change for the better! MUCH better!!!

  • Cecelia

    Didn’t know Strange Inheritance exisited, Johnny, and Jaime Colby is one of my favs.

    I sure wish I had seen this particular episode and perhaps had the opportunity to cajole my husband into watching too as pay back for all the diatribes on various football and basketball outrages that he knows I have no interest in.

    Interestingly, I received a ring almost identical (mine was opal instead of torquoise) to Jane’s from an aunt when I was in 6th grade!

    • It hasn’t aired yet: Monday night 9pm

      • Cecelia

        Thanks!

      • Cecelia

        You know as popular as Tucker Carlson Tonight is, you’d think they’d air it twice like they do with O’Reilly and Hannity.

        • GATXER

          I get it twice….once at 8pm CT and then again 11pm…….I wish they re air the five.

          • Cecelia

            Oh, I only see it listed once on the show webpage. Maybe we get it at 11pm too.

          • GATXER

            Due to my sleep schedule I may be a sleep sometimes at 8pm CST….. so if I am Watch it at 11…..of course I’m down to only 10 old Tuckers on my DVR…….if someone told me I would be watching a opinion show nightly a few months ago….id have though them crazy…….but I really like his show.

            Not sure how the west coast thing works……but my Comcast replays the prime time all over again starting at 10pm. The only show they don’t replay is the five……but everything from Special report to Hannity gets replayed after 10pm

        • Lurker

          They do air it twice at 12 am to 1 am

          • Cecelia

            Thanks!

  • Larry Kelly

    Brit Hume tweets:
    “Another bad headline from @thehill. Adult supervision needed.”

    Mr. Concha needs to go down to the twitter department at the bottom of The Hill and see what the children are up to.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Cecelia

      Yikes!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      We have those creatures around here. Sneaky SOBs.

      • Larry Kelly

        I had people down last weekend trying to kill one. No luck.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Get a semi-auto rifle and keep firing until the bastard drops.

        • Cecelia

          Take care of that sweet baby!

  • Larry Kelly

    Trump announced he will not be attending the Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner. Also, there will be a cash bar, and C-SPAN gave everybody the day off. Master of Ceremonies will be Jackie Mason.

    • Cecelia

      Those mincing media morons don’t seem to realize what an out they gave Pres. Trump.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Concha excellent on Watter’s World tonight dressing down an idiot. No, not Watters. He was pretty good tonight too.

    • Cecelia

      I just watched the segment online. Too bad Concha got sandbagged by that moron running off at the mouth and engaging in a couple of instances of fake news in the process.

  • Larry Kelly

    MY BARBERSHOP
    “Ohio Post-Mortem” obtained by POLITICO: Among the state’s 50 smallest counties, Democrats lost by 20 percent in 2012, and 46 percent in 2016. You can’t lose those red counties that badly; there aren’t enough Democrats in urban areas to make up for it,

  • Mitch Alan

    MSNBC is hiring all of the Fox News retreads? The only one with any star quality is Andrea Tantaros.

    Also, Ann Coulter is back on FNC after being banned for over a year.

    • carolr527

      Is Andrea going to MSNBC?

      • Mitch Alan

        Nothing has been heard about Andrea. I thought she was a star though.

        Gretchen might be good but looking at Greta’s record, they should be wary. I think Gretchen would be better if she co-hosted a show with a liberal denizen of MSNBC.

      • I doubt anyone will hire her now, although a minor player like NewsMax or OAN might figure it’s better than nothing.

        Greta was a much better hire for MSNBC than Gretchen would be. Greta had a following; Gretchen was consistently at or near the bottom of the ratings for daily programs on Fox.

        • GATXER

          While that’s true….you are forgetting that the bottom of the ratting at Fox would be a hit show if not a #1 show at MSNBC.

          That said AT is damaged goods….she lied in her lawsuit papers……..and Gretchen would be a terrible fit for MSNBC IMHO.

        • Mitch Alan

          Any people who followed Greta from Fox were more than cancelled by the MSNBC liberals who now won’t watch at that time. Let’s not write off A.T. quite yet. I would agree Michelle Fields is not coming back to Cashin’ In.

          • Son of Rusty Shackleford

            Maybe Greta needs to bring Lindsay Lohan on as a co-host; after all, she brought her to the WH Correspondents’ Dinner once. It couldn’t hurt her ratings!

        • Lurker

          I agree, NewsMax or OAN for Andrea

          Who was the dumb schmuck that told Andrea to accuse Roger Ailes of Sexual Assault? All Andrea had to do was say she was wrong for not telling FOX about the book! LOL

          • carolr527

            I still think FOX made a huge mistake letting Andrea go.

          • GATXER

            Mistake? YES………until she lied in her lawsuit…..they would have had to then.

            Also none of the shows seem to have been hurt…..ratings are way up. I do however miss her views didn’t agree much….but I like to hear both sides and then make up my mind.

          • Presbyter

            What was her lie?

          • GATXER

            “This part of the lawsuit got my attention.

            The suit said “it is common knowledge within the industry that TVNewser was created and controlled by Ailes.”

            Actually TVNewser was created by me in 2004. Other editors took over in 2007. It has never been “controlled by Ailes.”

            http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/23/media/andrea-tantaros-fox-news-pr/

            If you cant tell the truth in your lawsuit……….you are probably lying about other things.

          • That’s just scratching the surface of her ridiculous pleadings. There are several other lies in it, one of them (I’m honored to say) about me!

          • Cecelia

            You didn’t twirl her around did you, Johnny?

          • That would be telling.

          • Cecelia

            We’ll find out…

          • GATXER

            Yea….I though one of them was about you…….but didn’t want to spread a mistake if I was wrong. You know how the obsessed watch this site for mistakes.

        • Cecelia

          I think Gretchen will be initially popular because she got Roger Ailes gone.

          I don’t see how that can last long though even with packaging her as a feminist.

          Gretchen has a prim streak that occasionally causes her to come off as uptight.

          I’m not knocking her spirituality, I’m just thinking that by being humorless about sexuality and conventions in a way that isn’t pc, she’ll turn off an MSNBC audience.

          • I agree. Along with her prim streak (never heard the two used together before but here they fit) she has that odd delivery, a kind of sing-song quality while speaking a little too slowly, that reminds me of someone talking to a bunch of children who wouldn’t understand her otherwise. Especially when reading from a prompter (I’ve commented on this before several times and never have gotten used to it). She’s much better just conversing.

    • Lurker

      Who banned Ann Coulter from FOX News?

      • Mitch Alan

        I think she made an anti-Jewish remark about Israel and they kept her off Fox for at least a year.

        • TheMightyINB

          So you’re kinda just making it up?

          • Mitch Alan
          • Michael T

            Not sure about a ban though — with book promotion appearances on shows like Hannity.

          • GATXER

            hard to tell with her….she as a ex-MSNBC employee has always been on MSNBC more than Fox……..The Disgraced racist stooges™ always whine when they see her. Other than a book tour I don’t see her much on Fox. However I NEVER watch Hannity.

          • Michael T

            I was simply making the point that with appearances with Hannity. Pirro and Tucker I don’t see where the idea of a Fox News ban came from — regardless of why she was appearing.

            She does get around though, including other appearances with Bill Maher, Joy Reid, The View, C-SPAN and an awkward appearance at a Rob Lowe Roast.

          • GATXER

            She a media expert….she made lots of money……only done one thing I liked and thought was funny as hell…….

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCl_–E3T2c

            That said….if I see her on TV….I change the channel at once…..so im hardly a expert on what drives here……IMHO….its just money.

          • Michael T

            Yeah, that was pretty funny.

          • GATXER

            Here is the 2nd one……..considering how much I dislike both of them….it had to be funny. 8 years later I still laugh.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRxFjf40xbI

          • TheMightyINB

            So where’s the part that references FNC’s response?

            And you’re referencing Salon? Seriously?

          • Mitch Alan

            FNC never announced it. They just banned her until a couple of days ago. She wasn’t a Fox employee, nothing to announce.

          • TheMightyINB

            You’re really making a lot of assumptions there. Is that how you do all your “research?”

          • Mitch Alan

            Troll.

          • TheMightyINB

            More research.

          • GATXER

            Think it might have something more to do with this:

            https://www.yahoo.com/movies/ann-coulter-calls-arrogant-fox-news-163041009.html

            also people forget Coulter has NEVER worked for Fox news…….she has worked for……..wait for it…….MSNBC.

          • Son of Rusty Shackleford

            So did Laura Ingraham, who also admitted she once dated the infamous Keef Olbermann. I think she declined a second date because she wasn’t into being battered and beaten and bathed in Keef’s spittle when he went on a rant. Tells you a lot about his last concubine, Katy Turd.

          • Cecelia

            That’s not how Olbermann tells it.

            Ever the prince… back when he was with MSNBC, Olbermann did a kiss-and-tell thing saying that he and Ingraham dated awhile and that he left her after an incident in which he woke up in her bedroom in the early morning and her dog was making noises that sounded like a human talking. He got spooked and left and then later broke it off.

            I can’t find this on the Internet, but I remember it vividly (because it’s crazy…) from some interview he did.

            Do you recall this, Johnny?

            Currently, Olbermann has gone on at GQ to make more hay about their times in the hay, by saying that while in bed, Ingraham (in what must have been a moment of good will…) once whispered the names of her fellow collaborators in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy against the Clintons.

            Unsurprisingly, one of the people he claims Ingraham revealed was Kellyanne Conway.

            What a coincidence…

            http://crooksandliars.com/2016/10/last-keith-olbermann-exposes-vast-right

          • Cecelia

            I chatted with Johnny about the Olbermann and Ingraham’s dog story. He remembers it and was going to look for it, but I found a post of JD mentioning it here:

            Years ago Olbermann and Laura actually dated. He was spending the night (obviously this was before Laura’s conversion to Catholicism!) and in the middle of the night he became convinced that Laura’s dog was talking to him! So he crept out of the bed and quietly left the premises. He told this story on the radio show with Dan Patrick. He didn’t say who the ‘political commentator’ was, but he insisted that the talking dog creeped him out. On a later Don Imus show it was revealed that his ‘date’ was Laura Ingraham. True story.
            February 9, 2009, 6:00:11 PM EST – Like – Reply

          • Larry Kelly

            Creepy. One step away from Son of Sam.

          • Cecelia

            hahaha!

          • Mitch Alan

            She was banned in September of 2016. Your clip was four months later.

        • Lurker

          Is that why Ann calls FOX News the Coyote Network? 😜 🤣 😝

        • Presbyter

          Third Rail.

  • gcblues

    AP on the Swede flub. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FOX_NEWS_SWEDISH_COMMENTATOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-02-25-19-26-48
    One would think a booker for BOR would know better unless instructed to find a person to fit the desired meme qualifications, be damned. So on Monday BOR will say the guest lied his way on or that everybody is wrong this guy really has the knowledge to characterize the current state of a country he has rarely been in. Admitting he screwed up and promising to do better seems little used as an explanation anymore.

  • Larry Kelly

    Good grief! Margret Carlson on MEDIABUZZ panel.

    • carolr527

      It seems as if Howie has a lot of friends who would never appear on FOX but for him.

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  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Am I the only one not watching the Oscars?

    • carolr527

      I haven’t watched in years. So many awards shows! Like Jerry Seinfeld said, “We like us, we really like us!”

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I honestly don’t remember the last time that I watched. It was probably in the early 70’s.

        • Larry Kelly

          The whole thing? 1973.

        • GATXER

          Ive never watched….don’t care….I find out who won when I get up and save hours of time……I try to find the memorial they do each year.