Jun 062017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Joy-Ann Reid-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Contentious debate on
  • Video: Neil Cavuto and sites that parrot them.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Concha: Where in the world is Rachel Maddow?  CNN’s ‘badass‘ women.
  • Eboni K Williams moonlighting.   Calling all specialists.   Q&A: Dana Bash.
  • Maddow, BriWi fuel MSNBC surge.  Megyn’s tepid debut.  Coop in Tenafly.

Updated 4:55 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    To put it in perspective, Megyn had lower ratings than the old XFL, also on NBC Sunday nights.

    • Grandpa D

      Ah, the old XFL. I’d almost forgot. A cross between football and Roman gladiators.

    • Lurker

      XFL was suppose to dethrone the NFL, what a trainwreck LOL

  • Minnesota Nice

    Quote from May surge article:

    A CNN spokeswomen, Barbar Levin, referred to CNN as “the one nonpartisan cable news network”.

    Nobody believes that anymore, but yet they are still pushing this false narrative.

    • Larry Kelly

      Went from being self delusional to a BIG LIE.

  • Minnesota Nice

    “Sources” say that Reliable Sources should actually be called Fox News Whine Fest.

  • homemaker

    How funny some are wondering about Putin having done “something” to Rachel Maddow because she’s been gone for a while. And it’s because she’s “getting close” to getting the dirt. Are these people insane?

    • Larry Kelly

      They will quiet down after the Kremlin doppelgänger is in place. The Ed Schultz one went basically unnoticed.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      She was in Moscow to get the Rosa Klebb Award.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Dana Perino tweeted a picture of a lazy Jasper

    My reply –

    My Getty (1997-2015) was not a morning dog, if I didn't wake him on weekends, he'd sleep until 9 or 10 am. What a bum! He had the good life.— TRB (@RoadMN) June 6, 2017

  • Cecelia

    If CNN had cared about getting to the bottom of what went on in Benghazi with the “protests”, the military, and the CIA…the way they have endlessly browbeaten quests over Trump’s London attack tweets, we’d have some understanding of what happened that night and of the machinations (of a political campaign and an intelligence community operation) to get it out of sight.

    CNN has spent the past two mornings in interminable interviews with one goal only: to discredit Trump.

    Goodness knows Pres. Trump does a fine job of doing that himself, but listening to Chris Cuomo tell Trump national security aide Sebastian Gorka that it’s his job as a journalist to inform CNN viewers, in no uncertain terms, that Trump is a Twitter-mad liar…makes me wonder if there’s an adult left on earth.

    Sebastian Gorka’s wondering why CNN can’t decry tweets, but also talk policy, and put tweets into perspective with that, was to no avail. The media is simply not going to be outdone by Trump when it comes to acting like frat boys with cherry bombs. They are simply not going to do anything but polemics and Mickey Mouse psychological analysis. You’re a goddamn alt-right partisan for thinking their job is about anything else.

    Aside for interminable interviews designed to get Gorka to denounce Trump yesterday and the particularly idiotic one today between Aliyson Camerota and Rep. Chris Collins, CNN features only Republicans who criticise the president.

    You’d think it would occur to them that it is arguable that Trump’s “misinterpretation” of London’s Mayor Khan is in fact NOT a misinterpretation. If the U.S. and Canada were being attacked by rightwing groups from Eastern Europe, after several lethal attacks on the public, for the mayor of New York to then tell folks not to be alarmed by the sight of the military on the street because it doesn’t mean there’s an imminent attack, it just means we’re trying to protect you from another possible attack…is an irony worth pointing out… An irony worth asking the mayor what he means by saying don’t be alarmed…armed soldiers are out because our government let these killers in….

    • Congratulations, Commenter of the Day!

    • homemaker

      Spot on!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      I was in a restaurant the other day and they turned the channel on the TV to CNN. Many complained, to no avail. I walked out, leaving a half-eaten meal, and I wasn’t the only one. People don’t want subjected to mindless bullsh!ttery while they are trying to enjoy a meal.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 slams Media Matters
    4 specialists
    3 moonlighting
    2 Rachel Maddow
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Megyn’s tepid debut.

  • J.J.

    When you start losing to Joy-Ann Reid, it might be time to admit that The Five does not work in prime time. Brutal.

    • Mitch Alan

      Will the empty suits st Fox News even notice? As long as their paychecks clear the bank, they could care less. And Rupert is being held somewhere in a high-security nursing home, unable to intervene.