May 312017
 
  • Neil Cavuto video: ‘I might have the scar, but
  • Monday’s numbers: America’s Newsroom-Tucker-The 60s 1-2-3.
  • May numbers: Fox #1 viewers; MSNBC #1 weeknights demo; CNN.
  • You’re Fired: CNN terminates Kathy Griffin New Year’s co-host gig.
  • Outnumbered video: Panel argues severity of Griffin’s
  • The Five video: Greg Gutfeld finds Griffin’s stunt
  • USAA resumes ads on Hannity.   CNN ‘evaluating‘ Kathy Griffin gig.
  • Bill O’Reilly announces new ‘Killing’ book, thinks Hannity ‘will survive’.
  • Jarrett: Jared mugged by media mob.  Pirro moonlighting didn’t pay off.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources. Weekend numbers.
  • Larry Kelly

    Would Bernie Sander’s moron followers pine for socialism if the media would cover its inevitable last act? http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/media-yawn-at-venezuelas-spiraling-socialist-nightmare/

    • Cecelia

      Yes, they would. They’d argue that socialism has never truly been tried. Just as they have for over 100 years.

      • Larry Kelly

        A bit like saying utopia has never truly been tried.

        • Cecelia

          Perfect.

        • Grandpa D

          Or they can’t find the road.

  • Larry Kelly

    I find CNN’s “evaluating” the obvious neither sad, nor shocking. Just confirmation of already held opinion.

    • Minnesota Nice

      The fact the CNN is evaluating is despicable. More proof they despise President Trump and tolerant anything from their employees, recent example is CNN took no action against Anderson C(P)ooper. If they keep Griffin that means they tolerate her vile disgusting and likely illegal stunt – only actions not words will clear CNN. Griffin said she was sorry, but we all know it was a planned publicity stunt as she has a book coming out. Brian Stelter claims he hasn’t said anything due to baby leave. A very obvious lie, as he has had time to tweet / retweet out on other topics, such as Scott Pelley. So I guess I can assume Brian Stelter condones Kathy Griffins behavior.

      • Son of Rusty Shackleford

        As Don Surber points out on his blog, just a few months ago CNN was fantasizing about Trump, Pence and the top staff in the administration being wiped out:

        http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/05/kathy-griffin-fits-right-in-at-cnn.html#more

        I can assume Brian Stelter and the rest of CNN condone Kathy Griffin’s behavior and probably wish they’d thought of it first.

        • Cecelia

          I just took a look at that. Thanks for the link.

          They could have at least have been a bit nuanced about it.

          Nope.

        • Larry Kelly

          They prefer the real head, I suspect.

      • Cecelia

        If it wasn’t for double standards our elites would have no standards.

      • Larry Kelly

        evaluation of possibility it blows over…tick tick tick… NOPE. Fired.

    • Mitch Alan

      Even Squatty Potty fired Kathy Griffin on the spot, but CNN is still trying to save her for New Year’s Eve. Jeff Zucker is a low life.

  • Cecelia

    Will the media ever care about how the Obama Administration used the machinery of spycraft to go after its enemies?

    Care about this considering how much they wrung their hands in the Bush era and made conjectures of its possible crimes that could be making Watergate seem like folly.

    They care the same way they cared about the IRS going after Republicans. Vets drying awaiting treatment postponed by the V.A. That multitudinous requests for greater security were sent by our folks in Libya. That Obama’s fecklessness precipitated the destruction of Syria and a catastrophic refugee crisis, and the rise of ISIS.

    One of these days a democratic politician is going to give or sell Russia something vital to the U.S. and the journalists in America will care not a bit.

    • Larry Kelly

      If Russia would just promise to ship USA red state voters to Siberia a power sharing deal could be made I’m sure.

      • Cecelia

        Then it would be all Lord of the Flies here from the Pacific to Atlantic.

  • Son of Rusty Shackleford

    Is it true that Scott Pelley is out at CBS Evening News, as I read this morning? He’s the only person I’ve ever seen on TV who was born a pompous know-it-all; usually it takes time to become one.

    • Mitch Alan

      Yeah, but he has a deep baritone voice. That’s the only thing that matters with a network anchor, the baritone voice. It worked for Obama too.

      • Mike Francesa doesn’t have a deep baritone voice, but is considered a pompous know-it-all.

    • Cecelia

      I think that championship is reserved for Ted “Portentous” Koppel.

      • Larry Kelly

        second that

        • Cecelia

          You know Al Franken isn’t a media member, but he’s moving up the chart in splenetic self-importance.

          • Larry Kelly

            just glad he feels good about himself

  • sparty

    Cheryl Casone confirmed on her Facebook page she has joined Lauren Simonetti as a co-host on FBN:AM. Nicole Petallides has gone back to reporting from the floor of the NYSE full time.

    • Mitch Alan

      What a thankless job that would be, FBN at 5 am in the morning.

      • Lurker

        Probably means you have to be in bed by 9pm lol

        • Mitch Alan

          If it gets 20,000 viewers I would be surprised.

          • sparty

            She was already up at that hour doing business cut-ins for F&FF.

        • Cecelia

          What’s wrong with that?

      • Saintsfan720

        A little harsh. I flip back and forth between CBS, “Fox and Friends” and “Mornings with Maria” getting ready for work. FBN in morning is smart, informative, and fun. Can never have too much of Maria and Dagen. 🙂

        • Mitch

          I was talking about 5 am in the morning, please re – read my post.

          • Saintsfan720

            I saw it. Guess I should have put smiling emoji in there. As I am not a morning person, thankful I don’t have to be up before 6:15am. (It kills me getting up at that time-lol) Those ladies do appear on Maria Bartiromo afterwards a good bit.

          • Minnesota Nice

            I love mornings, alarm set for 515 am, always wake up before goes off. Get to work by 6 am, off before 3 pm and no traffic! Note I am in bed between 9 or 10 pm.

          • Larry Kelly

            Worked a shift once in which I worked from 5 am to 1 pm so I could compile programs for a major project first thing and not drag down the mainframe for the rest of the corporation. I was surprised to find out I loved it. Took “lunch” break at 9 am at nearby bar for ham and eggs.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            It always seemed like the alert siren went off at 0300. You hurried to get dressed, get to the plane and decode the EAM. Always was an excercise. Dammit, if I have to go to all that trouble, I want to bomb somebody. Iran would’ve been nice.

          • jrd

            “I love mornings, alarm set for 515 am, always wake up before goes off.”
            Show-off.

          • Cecelia

            Best time of the day.

      • Larry Kelly

        Somewhere at 5 am, a guy in rual West Virginia is cleaning up roadkill from county roads.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Unbelievable that Minnesota Senator Al Franken is still appearing with Kathy Griffin in a one on one conversation to promote his book in July. He says she said sorry and should recover from mistake. I guarantee Franken would not feel the same or accept apology if it was Obama’s head held by a conservative “comedian.”

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/31/al-franken-still-plans-appear-event-kathy-griffin-after-bloody-trump-mask-photos

    • Saintsfan720

      Live by what Greg Gutfeld calls “manufactured outrage” die by “manufactured outrage”. The picture I saw was very disgusting. At some point though, it would be nice if all sides would calm down and just not watch shows/people they don’t like rather than demanding firings, boycotts of advertisers, etc.

      • Cecelia

        Word.

      • Larry Kelly

        Nah, whoever your Satan may be, death to him.

      • jrd

        “it would be nice if all sides would calm down and just not watch shows/people they don’t like rather than demanding firings, boycotts of advertisers, etc.”
        That’s my hope, Saints, but everyone is too busy being self-righteous.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Kathy Griffith stunt has lost her:
    – CNN’s New Years Eve show
    – Show at Route 66 Casino
    – Ads for Squatty Potty

    Expect list to grow as I wouldn’t want to be (or my business to be) associated with her either.

    • Cecelia

      This sounds sensible too.

      Can someone venture a third perspective on this subject so I can switch to that take next?

      • Minnesota Nice

        Too funny, I feel I am all over the place on the boycotts, firings, etc. Perhaps because the left is trying it with everything nowadays.

        Weather forecast said sunny today, but it rained. Time to boycott the Weather Channel!
        😉

        • Cecelia

          My husband’s telling me that I’m not considering the distinction between opprobrium for political positions and ideas from speech that tacitly sanctions violence.

    • Larry Kelly

      Update 915 pm CT: Phil Griffin files lawsuit to force Kathy to change her surname.

    • Cecelia

      I had been fortunate to have gone my whole life without ever hearing of Squatty Potty.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Look at it as a human litter box.

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    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Pirro moonlighting didn’t pay off.

  • LenInFlux

    Not a big deal for CNN re: Kathy Griffin. After all, their own Don Lemon stole the show last year by getting drunk and getting his nipple pierced live on TV with a mortified Brooke Baldwin looking on.

    • jrd

      Hmm, and I thought he had his ear pierced.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        It was going to be his ear, but he flinched.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Concha with Tucker tonight refusing to take a stand that CNN is worse than a toilet. I thought that was generally accepted, but apparently it is a semi-controversial premise.