Jun 232017
 
  • Thursday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Hannity-The Five 1-2-3.
  • It’s no joke: The History of Comedy returns to CNN with season two.
  • Somerby: What MSNBC refused to say about Comey and the ‘tapes’.
  • Erik Wemple scolds Fox for saying what MSNBC refused to mention.
  • MSNBC scores a hat trick: three errors of fact in one single sentence.
  • Tucker video: why didn’t MSNBCNN air Trump speech?
  • Larry Kelly
    • Cecelia

      If it doesn’t fit with narrative the story stays in the media for a day.

      The attempted assassination of twelve GOP congressmen lasted just a tad longer.

      • Larry Kelly

        And here comes Elizabeth Warren, unperturbed by ramifications, referring to the Senate health care bill as characterized by “blood money”. Bloody hell.

        • Cecelia

          About a day after the Alexandria shootings, Dems got the green light from the media that this stuff will still fly and they won’t be held accountable as CNN had to hold Kathy Griffin accountable for her stunt.

          Things went differently for Sarah Palin and Republicans after the Giffords shooting, and then the media went berserk over her aptly describing that as a blood libel.

          Go figure.

          • Larry Kelly

            Bottom line — emotions reveal some people get what they deserve.
            (without saying so)

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Granny Warren needs hauled away in a straitjacket.

  • Larry Kelly

    As Tucker pointed out, MSNBCNN all Trump chatter except his own words. As long as they can sell crappy dog food to enough crappy dogs they will let the mutts make them money.

    • Minnesota Nice

      I hope you give your doog only the finest food!

      • Larry Kelly

        She does well since I took custody of her two years ago.

  • Larry Kelly

    Have to tip my hat to, of all people, Ted Koppel. Finally got around this morning to view his report of divided America from CBS SUNDAY MORNING. Amazingly he was at no time insufferable in showing, as Pat Buchanan stated, “the divide is greater than any point in my lifetime”. You could not watch the segment and not agree regardless of your side of the chasm.

    • Mitch Alan

      Koppel just spiked his interview with Sean Hannity when he felt that Sean was scoring too many debating points. I have no respect for Pompous Liberal Ted.

      • Larry Kelly

        Me the same… usually.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I consider Ted a terd.

      • Cecelia

        Yeah, Koppel always makes me want to throw one of those big cans of apple juice at him.

        My daughter, as a toddler, once picked one up off the pantry floor and dropped it on my barefoot, so I know those suckers hurt.

        How’s that for violent rhetoric?

  • Cecelia

    Bob Somerby has a piece on The Daily Howler today which mentions our Mr. Concha.

    I gave a complimentary shoutout today to Joe (I give credit when it’s due), but mine seems to have disappeared again into moderation limbo.

    Here’s Somerby’s blog:

    http://dailyhowler.blogspot.com/2017/06/ridiculous-us-our-own-rogues-gallery-of.html

    • Joe Concha

      Johnny suppressing lollipops and rainbows in the comments section again, I see…

      • Cecelia

        No, Disqus. Seems they only have one definition for the a-word I used.

        • Joe Concha

          Astronomical?

          • Cecelia

            Assactly.

  • J.J.

    I suspect there will be another network that rises up, because the numbers for Fox are going down. — Bill O’reilly

    (video) https://twitter.com/billoreilly/status/878321778262556673

  • Cecelia

    Somerby’s on a roll today.

    Just bite the bullet, fans of pithiness, and read everything there today.

    • Grandpa D

      I tried, Cecelia. I really, really tried. But I couldn’t get more that half way through it.

      • Cecelia

        Oh, Grandpa D, you just have too damn much of a life.

        • Cecelia

          Just to show you what you’re missing, Grandpa D, Somerby makes this very apt point:

          “In the imagined scenario, Trump’s bluff [that he had taped Trump] forces Comey to tell the truth in his Senate testimony. He can no longer lie under oath because a tape might exist.

          According to Raymond, Trump was thereby committing the crime of intimidating a witness! He was robbing Comey of the freedom to lie under oath.”

          • Larry Kelly

            If we can be intimated not to lie, next thing we’ll have to tell the truth. The republic can’t handle the truth. Sic semper tyrannis.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 with season two
    4 Joe Concha asks
    3 MSNBC refused to say
    2 scolds Fox
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 MSNBC scores a hat trick: three errors of fact in one single sentence.

  • Larry Kelly

    Great episode of MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW featured when The History of Comedy returns to CNN with season two. It’s the one in which buffoon Ted Baxter theorizes a long missing plane has flown into a black hole. Pretty funny stuff.

  • Joe Concha

    Boom. Better than how I said it. One point I didn’t make: CNN in particular made a point to show every Trump rally during the campaign. It once even preempted a 10th anniversary special on Katrina to show a Trump rally.

    And I got a few emails from those in the business lecturing me that CNN and MSNBC showed good judgement by not showing the rally because it wasn’t newsworthy. It was the best of unintentional comedy.