Aug 152017
 
  • Monday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker Carlson-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Rothstein: Surprise…Joe and Mika are off, again and again.
  • Video: Healed from a ‘freak accident’, is back.
  • CNN refuses to air Trump spot, campaign charges ‘censorship’.
  • Drudge tweet triggers talk; FNC prime could be ‘likely’ for Laura.
  • FNC paid $50 million in settlements for fiscal 2017.   This is CNN.
  • The Five videos: The of Charlottesville; the
  • Sunday showdown: Reliable Sources tops MediaBuzz. Weekend numbers.
  • J.J.

    My early prediction —-
    5pm: The Five
    6pm: Bret Baier
    7pm: Laura Ingraham
    8pm: Tucker
    9pm: Martha
    10pm: Hannity

    The Specialists gets killed off as Bolling is likely the next to be fired

    • Mitch Alan

      Fired for what? Anonymous accusations? Bolling just signed a new contract with Fox so he can take Murdoch to the cleaners, which is great.

      • Presbyter

        I can’t see a scenario in which he can be returned to the air anytime soon. These “investigations ” rarely if ever fail to turn up something. The only outcome IMO is that he admits some “mistakes” or he is totally vindicated and ” comes again in glory”.

      • Cecelia

        I thought if you were fired for something that’s illegal your contract is voided.

        • Mitch Alan

          I think they will settle the contract for money to avoid a lawsuit, because Bolling would surely sue.

          I am still waiting for some evidence that would hold up in court.

    • carolr527

      As much as I like Laura, she has a habit, when subbing for others, of cutting off guests and interrupting them. She sometimes can come across as smug. If she gets her own show, I hope she can learn from her previous mistakes.

      • Mitch Alan

        I can’t stand her smugness on her radio show, but her tv show is actually pretty good. Anything is better than the Five at 9 pm.

    • sparty

      Keep Martha at 7 and put Laura at 9.

      • Mitch Alan

        My guess is that Hannity wants 9 pm, he should get it.

        • CDG24

          I think Hannity’s show is still taped and I assume he likes it that way. If that is indeed the case, I don’t think they will put a taped show at 9:00.

          Now, Hannity being the one to go against Maddow would make more sense than Ingraham. He has been Fox’s number two show in the current lineup.

          I think the best primetime lineup that included Laura would probably be Ingraham then Tucker then Hannity. The least competition is at 8:00 and you need to have a strong show at 9:00.

          • LenInFlux

            If the Drudge guy is right about the “prime time” part then I guess it’s safe to assume that The Five will move back to 5. I think it was an interesting experiment but the prime time hours seem to be more geared towards long monologues and interviews. I think Ingraham will be able to build an audience. If this is what they do (Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham – in no particular order) that they will have a solid 3 hours of pro-Trump voices which should be good for ratings as pro-Trump cable news viewers don’t have anywhere else to go right now.

          • sky303

            The five works better at 5 than at 9 and the Specalists is a mess of a show show it would kill two birds with one stone.

          • CDG24

            Everyday last week, The Specialists had more viewers than the Fox News total day average. Last Monday, they were above it by 158,000 viewers. Yesterday, they finished below it.

            The viewers also are getting angry about the show this week. The show trended on Twitter yesterday and it was mostly negative.

            When you add in that many are assuming that Fox is going to cancel the show and Fox isn’t making any statements or leaks that are saying otherwise, the show is not in good shape.

            If Fox was planning to keep it around, they would likely to at least do something to help it out.

          • sky303

            I think Tucker at 9 was doing better than the Five at 9 against a surging Maddow , like I think Kelly would be smoking Maddow still now too, 9pm might need a strong personality to it not conversation show.

    • Minnesota Nice

      If the Fox News internal investigation turns up that Bolling did send lewd texts to co-workers, even if in the past, he is done, as he should. Interesting about Ingraham “news” yesterday. If Fox hires her for a weekday show, it’s likely not good for Bolling.

      • Mitch Alan

        Let’s go by the facts, not by “if”. If you are a shoplifter you will surely go to jail.

        • Minnesota Nice

          I go by the fact that Fox News stated they are doing an internal investigation, while he is suspended. I speculated if he got fired just as you did with speculating that he “take Murdoch to the cleaners”.

    • sky303

      That’s what I kind of said Yesterday but it kind of fits it back to the 2013 style minus Greta, Oriely and Kelly.

  • Presbyter

    While Charles Payne languishes in suspension, one notes that ol’ Scottie Nell is back a grinnin’ n’ a pickin’ on social media again. I guess Mr. H and Jesus gave her the go-ahead.

    • Larry Kelly

      Oh, the Payne.

  • If anyone’s interested, my latest YouTube video showcases albums from 1992, along with my memories and experiences listening to the songs on the albums.

    Now, back to cable news.

    • Minnesota Nice

      Very cool, nice production. I love the Rippentons music from the ole Weather Channels Local on the 8’s. The Weather Channel used to use the National Weather Services exact forecast wording, which was cool since I used to write them for 11 years. Thanks for sharing.

      • You’re very welcome.

      • sky303

        I miss that Weather Channel

        • Me, too. Early in 2005, I was in touch with Dan Chandler, the voice of TWC imaging (promos, bumpers, the Local Forecasts) from the late ’80s through the mid ’90s. He generously recreated his LF narrations for WeatherStar 4000 emulation software, but I’m unable to use it now because the software won’t recognize NWS zone IDs.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Good job, Mike.

  • Lurker

    Maria tweeted that Deirdre Bolton is BACK!

    ➡️ https://twitter.com/MariaBartiromo/status/897497590375235585

    • sky303

      woah was wondering where she was , it’s been about a year.

      • The video we posted might have been a clue as well.

        • sky303

          Yep saw that, glad she’s recovering.

    • Presbyter

      A “freak accident” while playing baseball with one’s family seems a rather odd way to describe such a long absence.

      • Mitch Alan

        Underwhelmed by her first appearance in a year or so.

  • Larry Kelly

    TRUMP SAYS THE ‘ALT-LEFT’ BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, ‘NOBODY WANTS TO SAY THAT.’

    no…..body

  • GATXER

    As Ive always said the most misinformed people on the net are the Disgraced Racist Stooges™ with Ice leading the stupid………..take today’s response to this;

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

    Senator Luther Strange, who is doing a great job for the people of Alabama, will be on @foxandfriends at 7:15. Tough on crime, borders etc.

    this of course leads to this crazy attack:

    Richard W.‏ @IceManNYR
    Richard W. Retweeted Donald J. Trump
    With all the things going on in the country Trump is doing PR for FOX & Friends guests. Sad!

    Now if you live in a dream world of your mom basement that may make sense…….for the rest of people….not so much……….he wants Trump to concentrate on things going on TODAY……….does he really not know that Luther Strange has a election today?

    #laughingstocks

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      He probably doesn’t know the day of the week unless someone tells him.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 This is
    4 Joe and Mika are off
    3 Dierdre Bolton
    2 ‘likely’ for Laura
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Drudge tweet triggers talk.

  • carolr527

    Learn something new every day. I recorded The Specialists (and when I watched I fast-forwarded Timpf). Guy Benson was in the Bolling seat. He said that the Charlottesville murder was rightly categorized by the FBI as an act of domestic terror but the FBI won’t call the Steve Scalise shooting as such. I never knew that and I think it shows a kind of bias on the part of the FBI.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      For the FBI not to call the attack on the baseball practice an act of terror is absolutely absurd. The priorities at the FBI have gotten so skewed, it is time to clean house.

    • carolr527

      Speaking of The Specialists, it was good to see Brooke Goldstein on the show on Monday. Haven’t seen her on FOX in a long time.

      • Presbyter

        Agree. She used to be fairly often on Red Eye.