Aug 252017
 
  • Melissa Francis audio: Harassment is rampant on other networks.
  • Thursday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-O’Donnell-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Weprin: Sinclair’s FCC filings and the implications for Fox News.
  • Student’s intern adventures at CNN.  The 200 songs of Morning Joe.
  • Somerby: CNN spun so far out of control they walked it back next night.
  • Eboni K Williams’s secrets of success.  Why Bret Baier called out Trump.
  • Videos: The Five on Joe Concha wraps a
  • Where is everybody?

    • Minnesota Nice

      Surprisingly, I have nothing to say!

      • GATXER

        been watching ME-TV DVR original Hawaii 5-0 eps….have not watched much news…..figured it will be Harvey all weekend.

    • Larry Kelly

      I have company at the cabin from Chicago. Trump is outlawed topic. Bella refused taking over commenting .

      • Can you get Bella on twitter. It would help boost the IQ of some of the stoooopid discussions that go on there.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I loved when my dog or doog, as you would say, takes over. They seem to be smarter then us.

        • Larry Kelly

          Conned me into giving her steak tonight. Proves your point.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Went to Fort Wayne. It’s still there.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I don’t know that name “Fort” is highly offensive. 😉

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Half the time I call it “Kekionga ,” just for the hell of it. That was the original Miami name.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Confused. Miami name? I thought Fort Wayne was in Indiana.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Miami Indians. Has zero to do with Miami, FL.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Embarrassed. I searched online to discover after I commented. 🙁

          • Larry Kelly

            Don’t feel bad; one of my Chicago visitors went to Miami of Ohio because of the beaches.

          • sky303

            Hence Ohio’s Miami river as well.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The Great Miami and Little Miami Rivers are named after the tribe. There used to be large tribal settlements in the area. Miami University of Ohio is named after the tribe, and has a relationship with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami Nation of Indiana. Miami University’s Myaamia Project was founded to restore the language and culture lost to us over the years.

    • Joe Concha

      I’m just finishing up the first half of GC’s last post.

      • gcblues

        The Hill
        “Trump exempts Citgo from Venezuela sanctions.”
        Silly Hill, by monday Citgo’s entire infrastructure will be under water. $$$$$ to be made.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Last night on The Five OMT (One More Thing), Dana stated that the price of chicken wings is at an all time high. It got me thinking, which do you prefer, the two bone piece or the drummy? I love the drummy, my recent favorite is a dry cajun rub, but sweet and spicy as also great, like Asian zing or mango habanero.

    • ladyruth54

      I like the flats better. You can have the drummies.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Great. More for me! 🙂

        Bonus I learned another name for the wing pieces. 😉

      • Cecelia

        Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing.

    • Cecelia

      Drummy.

      • Larry Kelly

        the not-drummy

      • gcblues

        seriously, do not get me started.
        MN, have you ever even seen a Mango? lol.
        i like em when the monkeys take a bite out of them and throw them at you so you think it is a game, once you are sucked into throwing back at them they respond with #1 & #2.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 intern adventures
    4 called out
    3 Harassment is rampant
    2 out of control
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Sinclair’s FCC filings and the implications for Fox News.

    • Minnesota Nice

      Really, already closing time or last call. 🙂

  • Minnesota Nice

    I always appreciate that J$ or JD (still don’t know the preferred abbreviation), doesn’t mind folks hanging around after “last call”. Heck, we fortunately get to seem him comment after his popular links post on occasion!

    • Minnesota Nice

      Yes, the above appears as I am kissing up to J$. Why not, because I love to be able to comment at a place that caters to my interests and as a bonus I do not have to deal with any ads, popups, etc. However, I wouldn’t blame J$ for ever adding ads as we all know he does a lot of work for nothing. Also Roger Ailes checks are coming anymore (Sorry to joke about the dead, but most of know about his falsehood that I am talking about).

      • No ads at J$P. We are fiercely independent and reject the empty lure of monetary gain. Should it ever be offered that is.

        • Larry Kelly

          Man does not live by bread alone. He also needs peanut butter.

          • Grandpa D

            And jelly.

          • gcblues

            you are in texas and have net and electricity?

          • Grandpa D

            So far we haven’t lost any utilities or had any damage. We’re about 200 miles NE of Port Aransas and Rockport, where the storm came ashore. (Nice places; we visit there often.) For us, only 5 inches of rain so far although more predicted through next Wednesday. Winds at a nearby airport (SGR) were 25 to 30 mph. All in all, not bad.

          • gcblues

            am i correct to say you are just ne of primary impact. those islands should be gone according to predictions.

          • Grandpa D

            I’m 200 miles NE of where Harvey came ashore. Storm surge for those barrier islands was predicted to be 12 feet. That would cover most of them. IIRC, the airport at Port Aransas has an elevation of 5 feet. Rockport, not actually an island, isn’t much higher. Here’s some video from Rockport. https://t.co/2Eb4j2lYHp

          • gcblues

            worst part, storm moving 2mph. i guess that is better than circling back over water. hit at cat 4 , now just a TS. was worried all the refineries and storage tankage from Shreveport west and south. so CC and Galv are closed to shipping for how long?

          • gcblues

            http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-preventing-rockport-texas-emergency-crews-responding-calls/story?id=49433327
            unless you get a lot more rain to the east of houston looks like all the refineries got a clear miss. i wonder how the ports galv and CC are holding up.

  • Larry Kelly

    You ask, “what’s better than winning the lottery?”. Well, here you go: http://click1.email.dailycaller.com/fbqnjcgcblywzpsfwbnqrwchslwqrjzhrgcllzjgnjh_tjjpbcm.html

    • Winning money on a game show.

  • GATXER

    Wow just when I think the only news is going to be a huge storm all weekend……..Trump does something. Now I can watch the news.

  • CDG24

    Since S.E. Cupp Unfiltered doesn’t air on Fridays, it is now known what the show’s ratings were for its first week. I don’t know if there is a single positive that they can take away from them.

    – It wound up averaging 86,250 viewers a night with a 34,750 average in the 25-54 demo.
    – The combined viewership for the week was 345,000 and 139,000. In its final full quarter, Red Eye averaged 506,000 and 148,000 a night.
    – It declined in ratings each night.
    – Even though it debuted with a really low 106,000 and 44,000, it still dropped 31% in total and 37% in the demo by Thursday’s episode.
    – It was 22% below the second to last cable news (out of FNC/MSNBC/CNN/HLN) show in total viewers on Thursday night.

    I thought that maybe people were not yet aware of it on day one, but it looks like there were people who actually gave it a try at the start of the week and just didn’t stick around.

    The show clearly was not in a good situation to succeed. It is a show with hardly any promotion on a network that people hardly watch. It lacks a good hook to get people to tune in and the guest booking is already unimpressive.
    Still surprised it did this poorly. Thought there would be more people at least interested in seeing SE and/or Andy. I also would have assumed that HLN would have given it a push out the gate since they even bothered finally putting it on air after announcing it months ago.

    Don’t know how long they will keep the show on if this is what the numbers stay at. They clearly have some money invested in it and are not going to just throw that away too quickly. It is not like they have anything else to put on in the slot that will actually be a hit.

    The show might just stick around as long as HLN keeps the same format. That might not be that long though.

    • jrd

      I like both SE and Andy so I’ve put it on my Google calendar, yet I still forget to watch it. I’ll try it again next week.

    • sky303

      I haven’t watched it live and HLN doesn’t repeat it (can’t replace Forensic Files that much) so I DVR’d it and watched later in the evening, very enjoyable show i LIKED IT. HLN’s numbers are weird though like Forensic Files varies in ratings alot. Alot of people might not even know what a HLN even is … but I hope they stick to their recent changes and add more live shows like 5-7pmet .

      • Several of this week’s episodes are on youtube:

        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cupp+unfiltered

      • CDG24

        Forensic Files likely has people binge watching it which helps it keep viewers, but once the network switches back to news, the viewers likely turn to something else.

        Unfiltered would likely benefit from having another news show as a lead-in. Even if it got fewer viewers than Forensic Files. They would at least be able to retain some viewers.

        The show probably deserves to have more viewers than it does, but it needs to do a better job of being a show that convinces people to tune away from the cable news channels they usually watch at the time.

        They need to get to work promoting this show and coming up with guests and segments that would bring people to the show.

        • sky303

          HLN did promote it through out the whole day on the bottom of the screen including during their highest rated Show Morning Express. They do need to better a promoting their stuff and promoting on other Turner channels would be wise too.

    • carolr527

      SE and Andy had great chemistry on Red Eye. Not so much anymore.

    • CDG24

      Forgot to look to see how the ratings compared to the time slot for the first four days of the previous week.

      The week before HLN averaged 199,500 and 68,000 (25-54) at 7:00. So, Unfiltered was down 57% total and 49% in the demo (even with the previous week having a night with only 25,000 demo) from the week before.

      That makes the ratings look even worse. Reruns were getting twice as many viewers.

  • Presbyter

    Melissa Francis with Jenny McCarthy: playing down to the host and audience. Putting on the ditsy schtick.

  • gcblues