Jun 102017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Comey big
  • Reliable Sources: WH in crisis; Trump under oath; Trump’s secrets.
  • ‘Staging’ charge debunked? New footage reopens controversy.
  • Somerby: Why should we focus on the ‘critical’ 25-54 demo?
  • Somerby: Just how dumb can cable news’ Rhodes Scholar be?
  • Q&A: Ed Henry.  Profile: W Kamau Bell.  CNN stuck in Siberia.
  • Hannity Comey special scores big.  Sean sticks up for Reza Aslan.
  • Torregrosa: The swift and surprising rise of ‘tough, edgy’ Katy Tur.
  • FoxNews.com to get extreme makeover.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Tucker video: Equality advocate promotes for Muslims.
  • Cecelia

    You do wonder why CNN found it necessary, after a week had gone by, to fire some goofy theologically and historically inaccurate stuntman.

    I think it had more to do with their being on the defense after the Comey testimony.

  • Cecelia

    Just watched the video of John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel, talking about his climate change skepticism to Brian Stelter.

    I commend Stelter for actually allowing a dissenting voice on the air. Ironically, climate skeptics are treated the way the Church used to treat homosexuals back in the day…banned from the public and even private spheres.

    It was entertaining watching Coleman brook none of Stelter’s condescension and smarm.

    None. Nada.

  • Larry Kelly

    Maddow has done for Rhodes scholarship what Ronan Farrow did for the Cronkite Award.

    • Grandpa D

      And what Yasser Arafat did for the Nobel Peace Prize.

      • Larry Kelly

        With an assist from President Drone.

  • Larry Kelly

    Perhaps an explosion proof section adjacent to the bomb squad would be a good SAFE SPACES starting point. 💣

  • Larry Kelly
  • GATXER

    Gee 1st we lost the Bond of my childhood and now the batman.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-west-dead-batman-star-832264

    • Larry Kelly

      The Batman of my childhood was of the black and white movie serials that, with a kid appropriate movie, got me out of mom’s hair on Saturday mornings. Admissions free by saving milk bottle caps. 10¢ for popcorn.

      • jrd

        I happened to catch one of those Batman serial episodes on TCM about a year ago. That was the first I knew of them. (I also just recently discovered, again on TCM, that there were Perry Mason movies made in the 1930s. I loved watching the Raymond Burr Perry Mason series repeats that would air in the afternoon when I was a child.)

        • Cecelia

          Our father didn’t hook up our tv. He thought it would distract us from reading.

          The only reason kids would stay overnight at my house was that my brothers were cute.

          I’ve watched all the oldies on Nick and love them.

          • jrd

            I have MeTV. So many great old shows there.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The TV didn’t stop us from reading. When we were in Virginia, my sister was checking books out of the adult section when she was 10.
            And, my dad got a rotor antenna, simply so we could pick up the Baltimore stations and watch gems like the Baltimore Clippers games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAs6yxtG7AU

          • Cecelia

            Wish we had your help with this argument back in the day.

          • homemaker

            In our house we didn’t have TV for quite a while. My parents had 3 kids, each 2 years apart. Then they decided they wanted a TV. So…4 years between me and my younger sister. We always gave her grief saying mom & dad wanted a TV more than you! (Sometimes siblings can be very nasty!)

          • Larry Kelly

            I remember listening to radio dramas when I was little and watching TV at my Grandparents. Mostly variety shows. I was seven when we got our family’s black &white TV, sixteen our color set.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I was thirteen when we got a color set. Just in time for the World Series. Dodgers over the Twins in seven. But, to be honest, I still prefer the games on radio.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Boo Dodgers!
            I suppose, I shouldn’t care as it was two years before I was born.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Koufax pitched two shutouts, including Game 7 on two days rest.

          • I was a kid when on Saturday mornings my big brother and I got to stay in bed late and would turn on the radio to listen to some of the last radio dramas before the genre died out, including one called Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Followed by ‘Indictment’.

          • Cecelia

            What I want to know is just how “action-packed” is your expense account, Johnny Dollar?

          • Bam! Pow!

    • Cecelia

      Ooff!

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The City of Quahog is in mourning.

      • And Dimmsdale (The Fairly Oddparents).

  • Larry Kelly

    Puerto Rico to Vote Sunday on Statehood in a Nonbinding election as the U.S. territory fights creditors after declaring what amounts to the country’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. I personally would like to see them become a territory of Greece.

  • Cecelia

    In the footage of CNN and other media folks waiting to film the so-called Turn to Love rally, you see media waiting while a smattering of men, women wearing the hijab, and some children are handed posters and flowers by people who do not appear to be of Middle Eastern origin.

    These rally folks with their posters and flowers are then allowed outside of the cordons separating the media and the rest of the public from proximity to the attack site and filmed holding their signs and flowers.

    I don’t know if this was staged, but it sure looks like it. I do know that it’s not something the media would waste their time on if they weren’t trying to make a political point.

    • Mitch Alan

      Of course it was staged.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Everything on CNN is staged.

  • Larry Kelly

    ‘tough, edgy’ Katy Tur. The girl’s got spunk.
    All together now…

    • Cecelia

      Give her five years. If she doesn’t more tightly embrace the conventional thinking of her tribe, she may actually be a good journalist.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Keith Olbermann’s old girlfriend. Need I say more?

        • Cecelia

          So is Laura Ingraham.

      • GATXER

        Shes the most RT “journalist” of the stooges………that all you really need to know.

    • carolr527

      I hate spunk!

  • Larry Kelly

    Not everyone on CNN is awful. Just sayin’
    https://youtu.be/2ua_v4BA3qM

    • Cecelia

      He’s got a sear on the outside and a pink tender inside.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 Katy Tur
    4 debunked?
    3 reopens controversy
    2 extreme makeover
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Somerby: Just how dumb can cable news’ Rhodes Scholar be?

  • Larry Kelly

    Did any watch Reliable Souses so I didn’t have to? Curious if Kojak even mentioned his network had a whopper of a retraction?

    • cornycob

      Don’t call him Kojak, that’s an insult to the memory of Telly Savalas!

      • Larry Kelly

        Maybe “Kojerk”?

  • Larry Kelly

    Three US soldiers were killed yesterday by an Afghan “comrades”. I’ve never heard reporting digging into this all to common danger to our troops. What’s going on? Are these assasins sleeper embedded terrorists? Are they victims themselves with family members held at gunpoint?

  • Larry Kelly

    Liked that Ed Henry on MEDIABUZZ stood up for Jonathan Karl and trashed Don Lemon.