May 252017
 
  • Wednesday numbers: Maddow-Hannity-The Five 1-2-3.
  • MSNBC host modestly declares: ‘I speak for America‘.
  • Callahan: The phony ‘rehabilitation‘ of Brian Williams.
  • Fox News team witnesses GOP candidate ‘body slam’ reporter.
  • Fox & Friends video: Jillian Mele takes on the
  • Steinberg: Huckabee show is coming back…but it won’t be on Fox News.
  • The next target: Campaign to get Hannity fired wins some early skirmishes.
  • J.J.

    Don’t do it Sean. We’ve seen how this plays out.
    (j/k…..I think he’s safe.)

    Sean Hannity‏
    @seanhannity

    Uh oh My ANNUAL Memorial Day long weekend starts NOW. Destroy Trump/Conservative media breathless coverage starts! Did Hannity do last show?

  • Minnesota Nice

    CNN Counterterrorism Analyst Phil Mudd stated that Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) “ought to have his ass kicked.”

    He later claimed on twitter it was a joke, but inciting violence is not funny. Still waiting for CNN response and/or action.

    source Joe Concha –
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/334997-cnn-analyst-trey-gowdy-ought-to-have-his-ass-kicked

    • Larry Kelly

      Now if Mudd would have said that about Maxine Waters, his name would be ________

  • Larry Kelly

    The bad news, “It’s coming back.”
    The good news, “It’s not on FOX.”

  • Larry Kelly

    No, I speak for America. Well… at least my barbershop.

  • Larry Kelly

    Have’nt bought a fidget spinner yet. Having too much fun still with pet rock.

    • Minnesota Nice

      My chia pet is still in the box!

      • Larry Kelly

        don’t let it get damp

  • Larry Kelly

    Trump ordered Justice Department to launch full investigation into leaks from Manchester bomb probe. Following the release of crime scene photos from the Manchester concert bombing, President Trump has asked for “a complete review” of leaks from U.S. government agencies.

    Maybe some bastards get nailed?

    • Never works out that way. Which is odd because the process shouldn’t be that difficult. A round of polygraphs will easily whittle down the field to a manageable number of suspects. And anyone who doesn’t pass is overwhelmingly more likely to fess up than someone who beat the machine. Deep down they don’t want to find these people.

      • Larry Kelly

        Like finding out Grandpa is the one visiting the porn sites.

      • Cecelia

        Why wouldn’t they wish to find them?

        Optics?

        • Protect their pals.

          • homemaker

            Well, this isn’t just about “smearing Trump”. This is about relations with our very good allies. People should not want to be “pals” with people who are willing to hurt our country. But I am an old fuddy duddy who cares about stuff like that.

          • Cecelia

            They’re very willing to betray every trust and to do grave harm to the U.S. for the ultimate goal of hurting Trump, or to hedge their bets in the case of WH leakers.

            This is our political class and our elites. These are the imperatives that drive them. This is the swamp.

  • Lurker

    On physical challenges, Jillian Mele is no Anna Kooiman 😜 🤣 😝

    • Frankly, she’s pathetic. She hardly even tried.

      • Cecelia

        I don’t blame her. I always admired Tucker for refusing to take part in that stuff until they must have made him.

        • Remind me to invite you to my next party. I hate fun. 😉

  • Larry Kelly

    Days like this I admire Queen Elizabeth as much as anyone I can think of.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      May she outlive her son, Fredo, the Prince of Wales.

  • Larry Kelly

    If Hannity gets fired, rumor is the Murdoch boys will replace him with David Frum.

    • Just give it to Ed Schultz and get it over with.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        If he’s paroled, “the “O’Renthal Factor.”

        • sky303

          A great promo idea
          Watch the Simpsons on Fox and O.J Simpson on FNC

      • sky303

        Though if he was offered it , he would sign and fast.

        • Larry Kelly

          Write him a check and he’d sign on RFD as the champion of farmers.

          • sky303

            Or that Polka show they have

          • Minnesota Nice

            Are you referring to the Mollie B Polka Party?

            My Mom watches twice a week on RFD TV and I took her to see Mollie B the past two years at local festival (Stiftungsfest).

            Mollie is so beautiful, friendly and always hugs my Mom and posses for pictures. My 83 year old Mom gets so excited and loves chatting with her. I love it to see Mom happy! Dad, 86, always says no thanks 😉 I actually don’t mind the polka music since I grew up with it coming from a big German family.

          • sky303

            Why yes I was, and that is an awesome picture glad your mom got to meet her.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          He’d kill for the job…..literally.

      • Cecelia

        I can see Schultz and his friends with baseball bats…making the Murdoch boys an offer they can’t refuse.

    • homemaker

      I seriously hope this your humor at play!

      • Larry Kelly

        My gallows humor.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Top 25 Cable News Total Viewers
    Wednesday 24 May 2017

    1 FNC 2,828,000 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT
    2 MSN 2,697,000 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
    3 FNC 2,601,000 HANNITY
    4 FNC 2,572,000 FIVE, THE
    5 FNC 2,200,000 FOX AND FRIENDS 8 AM
    6 FNC 2,199,000 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER
    7 MSN 2,189,000 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL
    8 FNC 2,028,000 AMERICAS NEWSROOM 9 AM
    9 FNC 2,027,000 STORY, THE
    10 MSN 2,023,000 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES
    11 FNC 1,995,000 AMERICAS NEWSROOM 10 AM
    12 FNC 1,930,000 FOX AND FRIENDS 7 AM
    13 FNC 1,843,000 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE
    14 FNC 1,770,000 OUTNUMBERED
    15 MSN 1,720,000 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS
    16 MSN 1,718,000 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS
    17 FNC 1,640,000 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO
    18 FNC 1,639,000 HAPPENING NOW 11 AM
    19 FNC 1,564,000 HAPPENING NOW 1 PM
    20 FNC 1,485,000 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING
    21 FNC 1,460,000 FOX AND FRIENDS 6 AM
    22 FNC 1,442,000 AMERICAS NEWS HQ
    23 CNN 1,388,000 CNN TONIGHT
    24 CNN 1,378,000 ANDERSON COOPER 360 8 PM
    25 CNN 1,285,000 ANDERSON COOPER 360 9 PM

    source ShowBuzzDaily.com

    • Saintsfan720

      Couple of points as I saw the story about ratings. First, will give credit to Rachel Maddow much as it pains me. Her show has clearly become the go to TV destination for Democrats and liberals during the Trump era. Her demo numbers are very impressive no doubt.
      FNC though should be pleased. In spite of all the changes, I think their audience has by and large stayed loyal. They are winning with total viewers and their demo numbers are mostly consistent with where they were prior to losing O’Reilly. (I was curious and looked at ratings on Wednesday night in early April; am a real nerd) For all the negative online feedback about “The Specialists”, it’s winning their time period in both total viewers and demo (though down from “The Five”) “The Five” is on par with where Tucker was in early April prior to losing O’Reilly. Tucker and Sean seem to be doing fine. Martha should be doing a little better in demo but her show is still new and may need a little tweaking as well. Ratings may be much more competitive than they were before but I am still cautiously optimistic FNC will be back to first across board in demo relatively soon.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Agree on RM credit.

        I also agree(d) with you on the second point, until I saw this earlier today:

        Here’s how much the Fox News has fallen this month, so far, compared to last month:

        5 p.m.
        Key 24-54 Demo: -19%, Total Viewers: -24%
        6 p.m.
        Demo: -8%, Viewers: -6%
        7 p.m.
        Demo: -4%, Viewers: -4%
        8 p.m.
        Demo: -5%, Viewers: -13%
        9 p.m.
        Demo: -11%, Viewers: -13%
        10 p.m.
        Demo: -6%, Viewers: -3%

        Note it was article about O’Reilly, but the above is much different then I believed from my own knowledge (I too am a ratings geek or nerd! 🙂 ). However I sorta knew 5 pm was down compared to normal.

        Article – http://www.thewrap.com/fox-news-ratings-bill-oreilly-tucker-hannity/

        • Saintsfan720

          Given the rapid changes made and bad headlines, the viewer losses you cite could have been much worse. Some further fine tuning may be done with shows in lineup but I don’t think FNC should panic.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Totally agree.

          • Lurker

            FOX News will be fine since Rupert is still around

            Once he is gone, his stupid leftwing Sons will screw it all up

  • Larry Kelly

    Director Rian Johnson revealed to Vanity Fair that Donald Trump will not be included in Episode VIII – THE LAST JEDI.

    ‘To me, the power is greatly diminished if suddenly you have a character stand up in front of the Imperial Senate who has orange hair and is saying, “Let’s make the galaxy great again”,’ he said.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Hannity fired
    4 early skirmishes
    3 rehabilitation
    2 speak for America
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Steinberg: Huckabee show is coming back…but it won’t be on Fox News.

  • Mitch Alan

    Does anyone find Dr. Krauthammer insufferably arrogant?

    • Saintsfan720

      At times, yes. But, he is also brilliant and Special Report wouldn’t be the same without him.

    • jrd

      I think Krauthammer is self-confident, but not obnoxious. I found Bill O’Reilly to be insufferably arrogant.

      • Cecelia

        Miss him!

    • Cecelia

      Love him!

      • Mitch Alan

        He was a speechwriter for Walter Mondale, that tells you a lot about his judgement. He certainly has a high opinion of himself.

        • Cecelia

          He’s thoughtful, smart, and extremely perceptive.

          He doesn’t have to think as I do in order for me to appreciate those things.

        • Larry Kelly

          Reagan was a union leader. People change.

          • Mitch Alan

            Reagan was head and shoulders over Mondale. Not even a close call.

          • Larry Kelly

            Point either missed or response muddled.

          • Mitch Alan

            I guess Kraut wasn’t as “wise” as you thought he was. Do you know what “kraut-hammer” means in English?

          • Cecelia

            Oh, goodness.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Ignore him. By the way, it means “Cabbage Hammer (or Mallet)” Nouns in German begin with capital letters for reasons known only to Der Herr Gott (The Lord God).

          • Mitch Alan

            Krauthammer was an obsessed anti-Trumper and refused to vote for Trump, even against wretched Hillary Clinton. I understand your excuses for Charles in 1984. What is your excuse for him in 2016? Crickets.

            Maybe his judgement isn’t so wise after all.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            What is your obsession with a dead thread? I’m not excusing anyone. But a five day thread?

          • Cecelia

            Oh, sheesh.