Apr 082017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos:  generals covering
  • Reliable Sources: O’Reilly; more O’Reilly; Zurawik; media too pro-Trump.
  • Red Eye series finale videos: looks back; the together again; the
  • Videos: Tucker takes on debates
  • 25 things you don’t know about Judge Pirro.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Maslin snarks about Old School.  Morning Joe lovebirds at Johns Hopkins.
  • What O’Reilly means to his viewers.   What O’Reilly means to Fox News.
  • Canto: It’s amazing how much time CNN spends talking about Bill O’Reilly.
  • CNN covertly shoots off-camera briefing.   CNN’s apps seeking new users.
  • Chris Wallace on journalism, Trump, and more.   Cramer’s Street struggling.
  • Michael T

    On Wednesday I posted a long list of names of outspoken ‘media celebs’ asking if anyone had heard a peep from any of them about Mr. Bill.
    http://johnnydollar.us/20170405/wednesday-links-and-open-thread-101/#comment-3241147370

    Surprise! Surprise!

    Of course, the first person on my list to speak out is apparently none other than the “King of All Media.”

    Harsh, typical Howard…crude, crass and no holds barred — and NSFW

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN better be careful or no one in the Trump Administration will trust them.

    • ramjet

      Trust??? CNN???
      They can be trusted to continue to be blatantly anti-Trump. I am no fan of The Donald, yet CNN’s constant drumbeat of “Is it this or is it that” false dichotomies where both “this” and “that” confirm a negative premise is repulsive. As a student of the media, I keep looking for a glimpse of objective reporting from someone sitting behind a desk at “The most trusted name in news.” They never fail to disappoint.

      • And Tapper, who I thought was a straight news guy, has been drinking too much of that CNN water. This sort of thing is becoming increasingly common with him.

        • jrd

          I’ve been very disappointed in Tapper.

  • J.J.

    O’reilly with a rare Friday show….and LIVE no less.

    Worried about ratings? Advertiser boycott?

  • CDG24

    Seems like the purpose of the last episode of Red Eye with Tom Shillue was to remind people again how great Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld was.
    This finale was really unimpressive until Greg showed up midway through and then proceeded to have the best television appearance he has probably had in years. The clips of the Shillue era were not that funny.
    Also, it showed what a disgrace it has been that Greg and Andy Levy have continued to work in the same building for the past two years and had only appeared on TV together once in that time. They were great together on this episode.

    The choice of old clips didn’t do the show’s past justice and not even a mention of Bill Schulz was shameful, but Greg and Andy probably made the overall episode the best one with Tom as host. Show still deserved a better finale.

    • Mitch Alan

      Does anyone remember Rachel Marsden?

      • carolr527

        I do!

      • Yes. Didn’t she become a liberal?

        • Mitch

          I used to really like her. She left one day without a word of explanation. She is still a conservative as far as I know. She was very attractive as well.

          • A Google search indicates you’re right–still conservative after all these years.

    • Saintsfan720

      Loved the finale last night. Lots of great memories.

  • fammus1

    I assume Red Eye recorded a show on Thursday that got preempted, hoping it will air tonite.

    • There is a Red Eye scheduled for tonight (i.e. Sunday 3am) and maybe that will be the missing episode.

      • fammus1

        Nope, rerun of last show. RIP Red Eye.

        • fammus1

          Red Eye has been my late nite (12pm west) show for 10 years.Guess i’ll switch to Kimmel, also miss Craig Ferguson.How will I get to sleep now!

  • Larry Kelly

    MSNBC theory not as batshit crazy as “Santa gassed the Syrian kids so he could cut back on toy deliveries”… but close.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/08/msnbc-hosts-conspiracy-theory-what-if-putin-planned-the-syrian-chemical-attack-to-help-trump/?utm_term=.54860e8d83ec

    • Grandpa D

      O’Donnell has a severe case of TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome.

      • Larry Kelly

        I think it runs epidemic in his neighborhood.

  • GATXER
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Brooke Baldwin never knows what she is talking about. In a sane world, she wouldn’t even be qualified to read the news on “Good Morning Minot – Weekend Edition.”

      • Cecelia

        To say that the interview did not go as CNN had meticulously set up it up to go, does not do that gentleman justice.

      • ramjet

        Why not Minot?

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Only the best come north.

    • homemaker

      Plus, for a good while she couldn’t even look at the camera-she looked down at her notes like “what question can I ask to get the answers I want?”
      Not many interviewees are willing to take on an anchor like that man did. I guess knowing you could die at any minute focuses you on what you feel needs to be said.

    • Cecelia

      That was on the money. Breathtaking.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      A few Tomahawks could take out the Russian “resort.” Use some more (or CALCMS) with carbon-fiber bomblets and fry out the Nica power grid for months.

  • Michael T

    Steve Bannon, Rand Paul and members of the House Freedom Caucus opposed the missile strike — or at least questioned the constitutionality of it.

    Do Trump’s Syrian airstrikes signal a shift away from Bannon’s “America First” ideology so important to the Freedom Caucus and many in his base?

    Could be an interesting debate going forward as sites like Axios claim Kushner allies insist a new, less combative, more centrist Trump will still emerge following Bannon loss in an internal debate against the Syrian intervention

  • gcblues

    From DSO, Department of shiny objects:
    http://www.debka.com/article/26004/US-Air-Force-to-quit-Incirlik-move-to-Syria-base
    You may wish to look to the right under related articles.

  • Facebook’s irremovable trending bar has informed me that SNL parodied the allegations against Bill O’Reilly with Alec Baldwin playing not only President Trump, but Mr. Bill. This development has me questioning whether to continue watching Match Game, which Alec has hosted since last summer. But I’ll answer my own question by saying what I don’t know (or see or hear) won’t hurt me. I read about the injurious sketch on Mediaite, but I chose not to watch. So, I will continue to watch Match Game when it airs tonight on ABC, though not before watching tonight’s Top Gear on BBC America (a.k.a. last week’s Top Gear on BBC Two).

    • Larry Kelly

      I’ve not watched an SNL sketch this year, on any medium.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I haven’t watch SNL since the days of Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Match Game hasn’t been the same since the days of Gene Rayburn and the delightfully filthy Brett Sommers.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 means to his viewers
    4 Judge Pirro
    3 means to Fox News
    2 final fade-out
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Morning Joe lovebirds at Johns Hopkins

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I keep confusing Maxine Waters and this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVWm9PQeYtE