Aug 242017
 
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Sean Hannity-Tucker 1-2-3.
  • Horsey: Sean Hannity hit the right note for a discordant time.
  • Somerby: Trump paints an accurate picture of what airs on CNN.
  • Carl Cameron is done with cable news.  Andrea Mitchell’s building.
  • The Cable Game: What Eric Wemple doesn’t say tells us a whole lot.
  • Q&A: Kat Timpf on libertarianism, getting water bombed, and more.
  • MSNBC blames Trump for ESPN/Lee bungle.  Geraldo scorches CNN.
  • Videos: and discuss ESPN and Robert (nmi) Lee.
  • Minnesota Nice

    Dana Perino mentioned this on The Five last night. It’s a bit long, but well said.

    Mike Rowe Expertly Devastates Whiny Troll Who Links Him to White Nationalism
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/mike-rowe-expertly-devastates-whiny-troll-who-links-him-white-nationalism

    • Larry Kelly
      • Cecelia

        The reasoning of these brilliant academics works out to “Because I said so.”

        Oh, yeah. These are our moral and philosophical overlords.

        They’ve already convinced the ACLU that defending free speech is tantamount to abetting racists. How? Because it allows them a public platform in which to speak pernicious views.

        They fancy themselves to be so virtuous and so cool and smart as to be forever immune to the consequences of this blather.

        Anyone with half a brain understands that this line of reasoning will end up biting them on the arse too.

        • Larry Kelly

          The Stalins will always murder the Trotskys after power is seized and unfulness turns to annoyance.

  • Minnesota Nice

    So happy The Cable Game is back!

    • Larry Kelly

      Second best game in town.

    • Cecelia

      As sound as the Ten Commandments on gold.

    • Back? I didn’t know she left.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Yeah, The Cable Game previous post to most recent post was back on St. Patrick’s Day.

        • Oh. I took my eye off her site, focusing only on her tweets. So, I’m glad she’s back, too.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Minnesota Nice

      Papa is that you?

      I love it – way to go FNC!

      Have you noticed TVN has a lot of pop-ups now, very annoying.

      • Cecelia

        Maddow is killing it.

        They really need to get a better competitor against her.

        • Minnesota Nice

          I hope that’s the plan with Laura Ingraham.

          I love that Hannity had over 1 million in the 25-54 Demo and was the 6th most watched TV program in both cable and broadcast networks!

  • Minnesota Nice
  • Cecelia

    Glory be!

    Looks like the New York Times has actually countered the idiot savant professors of their tribe with two editorials that make the case for free speech in a way that even they can understand…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/books/review/free-speech-hate-charlottesville.html

    • Grandpa D

      I got about half way through the first editorial when I had to take cover from the invading video/audio commercials bombarding my browser. I may try again if the “all clear” is sounded.

  • Larry Kelly
    • Grandpa D

      Looks like we’ll just get tropical storm force winds and a lot of rain. (I cleaned out my rain gutters this afternoon.) We’re about 60 miles inland. Cars are full of gas, fridge is full of food and we’ll fill a few containers of water tomorrow. And we’ll eat stuff from the fridge first if we lose power and have generator problems. I do feel for the folks further down the coast in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. Looks like Harvey is headed right toward them.

  • Minnesota Nice

    The media, especially CNN (Stelter, etc.) continues to play victim to Trumps criticism and suggest that they are now targets (or target practice according to NYT). I honestly believe they hope someone in the media is attacked and it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s one of their own or an anti-Trumper. .

    • That kind of talk can put the idea into someone’s head. Self-fulfilling prophecy.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I did worry about that and was really reluctant to even post. Sorry.

        • No reason not to post. I think the danger is more with CNN and its millions of viewers than the relative handful who stop at my humble website. CNN watchers are the ones who may think they’re seeing truth, straight news, and take even outrageous opinions as gospel. Anyone who reads this site can be considered far more perspicacious than the typical gullible CNN viewer.

          • Larry Kelly

            Particularly when they are backed up, though less sensationally, by most of the rest of the media: liberal, mainstream Republican, arch conservative… everybody but barbershop deplorable social media.

      • Cecelia

        I promise not to do anything worse than an Elvis.

    • Cecelia

      But CNN can do panels of folks saying that the president is crazy.

      CNN panels imply that Trump is unstable enough to be a danger to the country’s safety, but don’t worry for a minute that this talk could trigger an assassin.

      I’m not arguing that CNN should censor itself based upon what a madman might do. That’s nearly always an unreasonable expectation. However, they shouldnt do what they’re doing and then complain about feeling unsafe because Trump has called them dishonest and bad people.

    • Cecelia

      Brian Shelter always tries to shut down speech.

      He will always argue that simply articulating conservative policy positions leads to hate crime. That criticism of the media means that you are “anti-journalism”. That you want the media shut down utterly.

      He will always try to squelch critics in this manner. He”s a political tactician, not a journalist.

  • Larry Kelly

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders has gotten to the point where she handles the press with a brisk ease.

    • Mitch Alan

      She just tells them to go to hell in a pleasant manner.

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    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Carl Cameron is done with cable news.