Sep 122017
 
  • Friday’s numbers: Coop-The FiveCNN Tonight 1-2-3.
  • Video: Concha and Miller on media’s of storms.
  • Video: to false smears parroted on The View.
  • Video: Jeff Flock during live shot from Florida.
  • Somerby: Mika B has always been ‘one of the weirdest tv pundits‘.
  • The Wrap‘s Brian Flood to FNC, NY Post‘s Claire Atkinson to NBC.
  • Shock: Hillary praises CNN.  ‘Heroic’ Kerry Sanders saves dolphins.
  • Profiles: Wolf Blitzer, Joy Reid.  No-spin news.  Bill Weir gets weird.
  • Why does MSNBC send Chris Hayes out to tangle with a hurricane?
  • ICN: Rumored primetime sked puts Fox News in unfamiliar territory.
  • This time for sure: Laura Ingraham in prime, The Five at 5, yada yada.
  • Katy Tur says covering Trump like being caged in a Roman Coliseum.
  • The Five videos: The heroic ethos of remembering

Updated 6:42 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • gcblues

    many different things take play when you run a government vs. business. first with govt, it is all OPM. also, no businessman ever could print all the money he wanted just by intending to use it all up so they have to give him more. sure Klavan has used this.
    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/debt-tops-20-trillion-first-time-jumps-317645000000-1-day

    • Larry Kelly

      Wasn’t OPM the recall code for the CRM-114?

      • gcblues

        funny, people using opm never understand it.

  • CDG24

    Fox likely already has a planned start date, but I wonder if they have a date they were wanting to announce Ingraham’s new show.

    Since it is the worst kept secret in media, Fox should try to get the deal done quickly so they can announce it and not keep letting other outlets break the story.

    I would be surprised if it is not confirmed this week.

    I also think this is just a short term fix for Fox. If the primetime can just do well for 3-4 years, they will likely be happy. At the time of the next inauguration, all the hosts from 6:00 to 10:00 in this new line-up will be in their 50s.
    It will hopefully allow the network to stabilize some while they build their new newsroom, build up Fox News Digital and hopefully hire some new talents that have bright futures.

    If Laura bombs, then Fox has some trouble. They can’t just move Hannity again and they probably aren’t going to put a news show at 10:00. They then would have to figure out a new opinion show and they really are limited in their options with opinion hosts right now.

  • J.J.

    Why does Ted Cruz have to ruin everything? Sergio Dipp did not even get his full 15 minutes of fame. Sad!

  • Saintsfan720

    CNN does not have anyone that strongly defends Trump and doesn’t get run over in their 7 & 8 person panels. Around the first of next year (now is obviously a bad time) Zucker should consider signing Eric Bolling (if he wants to get back in TV). They would finally have someone to forcefully take on Chris Cuomo, Ana Navarro, etc.

    • Larry Kelly

      “And now for something completely different”: https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2017/09/12/liberal-medias-summer-pummeling-trump
      But I’m afraid the rest would choke on their indignation.

    • Cecelia

      Bolling was fired after an investigation that he texted lewd pics of himself.

      Why would he still be hirable elsewhere?

      I’m not arguing that he never work in tv again, just wondering why you think Zucker would consider taking on Bolling’s….eh…baggage?

      • Saintsfan720

        Funny. 🙂 They hired Beckel after the first time he got fired by FNC. A strict morals clause could probably be put in his contract. It was a thought.

        • Cecelia

          An addiction seems more like a medical issue.

          Putting a company at risk for a law suit by sending crotch shots to one or several coworkers, would present more of an issue, to my thinking.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Funny or sad, topic discussed again today is down there! 😉

          • Cecelia

            We need to raise our standards….(the puns write themselves…)

          • Minnesota Nice

            I’m a little immature at times (yes a guy admitting that) and always loved the Drudge headlines regarding Anthony Wiener. It was just too easy with that last name and circumstances.

          • gcblues

            tell ya what, when you think it is cute, pretend it went to a daughter. had a guy expose himself a daughter when she was about 12. when she was here this summer, not sure how we got to it, but i said “don’t you remember….” she told me no. know why? that *%^^&%(^ was gone, punta. i was stupid for even asking the question.

          • Minnesota Nice

            If you think I think what Anthony did is funny, far from it. He deserves all the negative press and mockery for the pariah that he is.

          • gcblues

            i was writing in more general terms, i.e. next time someone does a public display of male disgust.
            It seems men could lose Victorian machismo while retaining dignity, but they would have to keep the stupid male giggle humor private which many seem to be disinclined to do.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Agree. He may get back to being a commodities trader where he made big money or maybe as a politician. However GOP are held to higher standards than Democrats as we all know. Did they ever say they were “pics of himself” – LOL.

      • gcblues

        He needs to go back to the trading desk and work the phones for commission and never be seen again.

        • Cecelia

          So harsh. Sad.

          • gcblues

            how do you feel about bill c, like him to have a show?

          • Cecelia

            I would never miss watching it. There’s no telling what that guy might say.

          • gcblues

            You are officially crazy.

          • Cecelia

            duh.

        • Mitch Alan

          I am a big Eric Bolling fan. As if you haven’t done anything wrong in your adult life.

          • gcblues

            i have done many bad things in my life, but i have tried my best not to do them to women. Fact is i never liked his FBN stuff, his trump stuff none of it. I do not think it would have mitigated how i feel even if i liked his views. there are several men that know better than to be where i am. everyone has a mom and grandmother, a majority have daughters and quite a few have grand daughters. attempting to infringe on a woman’s security is something i expect from the left, certainly not a liberal traditional conservative. People have been shot for less.

          • Mitch Alan

            You are officially crazy.

          • gcblues

            u betcha

      • Mitch Alan

        no proof it was of himself. could have been Carlos Danger’s.

  • Minnesota Nice
    • Larry Kelly

      Credit to Mary Tyler Moore and hat tossing.

  • Larry Kelly

    Any hurricane that can’t knock down Chris Hayes isn’t going to scare people like you’d want.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Really?

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misidentified “The Five” co-host as Andrea Tantaros. It was co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle who spoke about Bolling on the air.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eric-bolling-son-fox-news-tribute_us_59b76357e4b031cc65cc1891

    I can already see conspiracy theories swirling in Tantaros head.

  • The next-to-last episode (for now?) of Mike Chimeri’s Music Collection focuses on 1980s jazz debut albums. It’s the first of two episodes where I worked from a script, but I didn’t quote it verbatim.

    • Mitch Alan

      If you can produce a spotify playlist for your selections that would be nice. I don’t listen to music on YouTube.

      • I haven’t put music excerpts in my videos out of fear of demonetization. I just describe the albums and list my favorite tracks. I do have album links and artist websites in the video description if you watch on YouTube. The same goes for all my videos.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Glad to see Brian Flood is now a media reporter at Fox News. Always thought he has been fair and balanced toward Fox News in previous jobs at The Wrap and TVNewser, so obviously a perfect fit.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/12/trump-tweets-out-book-reviews-for-know-nothing-authors.html
    .

    • Mitch Alan

      I mean why not hire Concha for the media beat? He is on Fox more than Kurtz is.

      • Larry Kelly

        Safe from flooding on The Hill.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I really wish Concha would get hired full time by Fox News and have his own show. Perhaps bring back Fox News Watch with Joe Concha on Saturdays!

        • Mitch Alan

          I heard there’s going to be a vacancy on Media Buzz.

  • sky303

    Re ICN: definitely uncharted also in the fact that they still don’t have that buffer show in primetime one to buffer the opinion shows. Also weird to note when it’s MSNBC that’s had the most consistent 7-11pmet line up , being the same since April of 2013.

    • Cecelia

      It took electing Trump to make that a good move by MSNBC.

  • sky303

    Maybe some one at MSNBC really just wants to see Chris Hayes get soaked in the rain and blown around

  • sky303

    I like the new Fox News Channel graphics ,they look nice and clean best look they’ve had in a long time.

  • J.J.

    First time seeing any of SE Cupp’s show……..not a fan of hers.

    It was not too bad — a dramatic reading through the 5 stages of grief with excerpts of HRC’s book.
    I might dip in from time to time, just never really click over to HLN.

    Panel — SE, TV’s Andy Levy, Ben Ferguson, MK Ham aka the Hammer

    • Minnesota Nice

      You inspired me, so I changed to watch (also first time) and it was Andy Levy talking/drooling about IPhone X or 10, whatever Apple* just released for $999. J$ probably would have liked the segment. Anyway, I switched back to “World War II In Color” on the American Heroes Channel.

      *Full disclosure – I am a Samsung Galaxy owner/fan.

      • J.J.

        The thing I noticed was way too much cross talk and interrupting. The Five does a good job of directing traffic and allowing panelists to finish a thought before moving to the next person.

        • carolr527

          Have the ratings gotten any better?

          • sky303

            Last week it had 3 episodes (HLN took monday evening off ) Best viewed day that week was Last Thursday with 50,000 Viewers , worst viewed was Wednesday with 26,000 in demos. so it bounces really.

          • CDG24

            Still not very good at all, but moving up some.

            Average through the first three weeks.
            100,000 total and 35,364 in the 25-54 demo.

            Out of 95 ranked cable news shows in August, those numbers would have ranked it 87th in total and 69th in the 25-54 demo. Both would be the lowest rankings among HLN shows.
            [Does beat all FBN shows except Dobbs.]

            Weekly averages (Total / 25-54 Demo)
            Week one: 86,250 / 34,750
            Week two: 105,500 / 35,000
            Week three: 111,000 / 36,667 (three episodes)
            [Last Thursday was the highest rated episode: 136,000 and 50,000.]

            Even as ratings have gone up a little, the show is usually still the lowest rated show each night on HLN.

            I think the show has benefited, like the rest of cable news, from hurricane coverage. Will be interesting to see what happens without that bump.

          • Mitch

            I will tune-in to her show if S.E. starts having Nancy Grace on as a regular panelist.

        • CDG24

          You watched on a bad day when it comes to cross talk. Actually both days so far this week have had issues with that. Ben Ferguson happened to be on both episodes and he does it too much.
          SE could do a better job moderating the panel, but it’s not something that is a problem every show.

          Not surprisingly, the show is usually hit or miss based on who the guests are. Former Red Eye guests are usually the best on the show.
          When it is a good panel, the show is pretty good. If not, the show can get annoying.

          • J.J.

            I watched the HRC book segment and the Jemele Hill / Espn segment (which had an added liberal panelist). You are absolutely correct that Ferguson did most of the interrupting.

            However, SE just kind of presented the topic and then opened it up to the entire table instead of calling on a specific person like The Five does.

      • Mitch Alan

        How did World War II end up? I wasn’t able to watch the entire show.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Japan surrendered after a visit by a Fat Man and a Little Boy.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Um, spoiler alert! (see comment to Mitch Alan) I actually heard the North won. 😉

        • timdub70

          That was like that Simpsons episode where the older kids were learning about WWII on the last day of school. The bell rang for the last time and the kids asked, “Who won?” The teacher looks through his book and says, “We did!” The kids cheered.

          • sky303

            I remember that , I was going to say “We Won!” but resisted.

        • Minnesota Nice

          It’s a multiple part episode, so I don’t know yet. 😉

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