Oct 192017
 
  • The Five video: The panel reacts to
  • Wednesday numbers: Maddow-Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Neil Cavuto celebrates a career milestone.  Q&A: Maria Bartiromo.
  • Short fuses:  McCain snaps at Peter Doocy; Tapper snaps at Mr Bill.
  • Joe boasts of Mika’s ‘mind meld‘ with the North Korean government.
  • Critic of FNC praises ‘informed, intelligent’ Harris Faulkner segment.
  • #TBT video: covering the 1987 crash on CNN.
  • Richardson: ATT/Time-Warner deal could give CNN unfair advantage.
  • Tucker video: The real implicates the Clintons.
  • Impartial CNN anchor in a twitter spat.  Galloping gourmet in Armenia.
  • Mitch Alan

    Steve Hilton lost over half of Sean Hannity’s audience on Tuesday night. That has to be a record! Who is programming Fox News these days? Time for some mgmt changes.

    • Minnesota Nice

      Hilton is just part of the rotating hosts they are putting on 10 pm prior to the premiere of Ingrahams show the end of the month. I think it is smart move to test out different hosts. Now they know, Hilton is not a good choice, Kilmeade was great and Perino did good. This is great research for future hosting / guest hosting needs. I’d also say management is doing an excellent job considering all the turmoil the past year. They have regained the top spot with the recent programming changes and also were smart to add more female solo hosts like Faulkner and Perino to daytime.

      • Larry Kelly

        Never will forget the rotating IMUS replacement talent show before MSNBC settled on Joe and Mika. The liberal gal sweating buckets from her armpits was a disaster.

        • Grandpa D

          “Never let them see you sweat.” (Some anti-perspire ad I can’t remember.)

          • Minnesota Nice

            Advertising works! 🙂

            Update – Wait, no it doesn’t because you don’t remember the brand. 😉

          • Larry Kelly

            I have no idea why Joe Namath was wearing panty hose.

          • Cecelia

            That’s not what we’ve heard…

          • Cecelia

            Where’s the beef?

          • Minnesota Nice

            Wendy’s!

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Minnesota Nice

            I don’t know why, but these comments on commercials remind me of this commercial with Sally Struthers that is stuck in my mind, especially the way she says (and slightly laughs) “sure we all do” after the line – “Do you want to make more money?”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj23I8hgj28

          • Mitch Alan
          • Minnesota Nice

            I’ve been known to have a “dry idea” every now and then.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Love to see MMA get called out for their BS.

    ‘Smackdown time’! Melissa Francis drops a HEAVY mic on Media Matters’ condescension

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/10/18/smackdown-time-melissa-francis-drops-a-heavy-mic-on-media-matters-condescension/

    • Cecelia

      That was priceless.

      Wasn’t there recently a similar moment when some anchor was chiding a guest for their lack of knowledge and the guest was a PhD in the field?

      • jrd

        Were you thinking of the incident involving Contessa Brewer and Mo Brooks which took place in 2011?

        • Cecelia

          No. It was fairly recently. I”ll have to google the Brewer and Brooks thing.
          Contessa Brewer was bizarre.

          • Cecelia

            Actually, that is it, jrd.

            I must have recently read about it, sans names, and thought that it had just happened.

    • You left out the “F” in “MMFA.” We’re not talking about mixed martial arts, though I’d like to. I know some of the names, and even worked with Eddie “Truck” Gordon when we were younger, but I have yet to see a fight in its entirety.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Oh yeah I did. How could I forget the F in them. LOL.

        Cool to have worked with Eddie Gordon. My friend who loves UFC will be impressed. We used to go to Buffalo Wild Wings in the past to watch UFC. Not sure if they are big into showing that anymore.

        • Larry Kelly

          The deserve that F.

  • homemaker

    McCain has been especially odious lately. He should get together with Tapper. Why did those voters in Arizona elect him again?

    • Larry Kelly

      He may have outstayed his voter welcome. With his health problems, he doesn’t care.

      • Cecelia

        I think McCain is largely focused on his legacy now.

        He is only too aware that if he doesn’t oppose Trump he will once again be the man who behaved honorably long ago, but who changed into a bitter and explosive out-of-touch rich crank.

        You know…the guy the media morph him into when he runs against a liberal.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Arizona has a history of electing strange ducks.

  • Larry Kelly

    Liberal weaponization of goldstar moms is nothing new. Media eats that up, but if they switch sides, goodbye limelight. Anybody remember Cindy Sheehan as Rosanne Barr’s VP running mate vs. Obama?

    • Cecelia

      Goldstar families less than complimentary toward the Obama Administration or who were against the mosque that was to be built near Ground Zero, were treated like the parents of the murdered Benghazi security officers.

      They were largely ignored.

      • Larry Kelly

        Chief of Staff Kelly just kicked the awful Florida Congresswoman and her like right in the teeth.
        http://nypost.com/2017/10/19/kelly-defends-trumps-call-to-gold-star-widow/

        • Cecelia

          This is an awful awful story. Dismaying.

          Ugly everywhere you look.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The congresswoman has a long history of strange statements and outright lies. Those strange hats she wears my be orthopedic.

        • homemaker

          That was a story that needed to be told by the man who told it. Hopefully, though I won’t hold my breath, this will shut the da** media up. They are vultures even in the kind of situation they should just shut up about.

      • Gnome Sayin

        This is a valid point and I accept it as such. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that the whole awful issue almost surely couldn’t have become a media firestorm this week if Trump hadn’t made his “Obama didn’t call…” comment. This is a largely self-inflicted wound or unforced error.

        • Cecelia

          Your response has nothing to do with the comment I made, but yes, Trump should not have said what he said about Pres. Obama.

          Did Trump ask to be proved wrong and to be corrected? Yeah.

          Should he have been asked about the ambush, his lack of response, his not calling the families? Yeah.

          Did it deserve to be the complete overwrought media firestorm it was, which led to an opportunistic treatment of fallen soldiers and their families that was far and away more willful and foresighted in its determined callousness than any of Trump’s original failings?

          Oh, yeah. Pretty much always.

          • Gnome Sayin

            What I meant was that it is true that those previous examples were “ignored” relative to what we are witnessing currently. While some of that discrepancy can be attributed to political media bias, some also is due to why the coverage is so intense this week. These families and fallen soldiers would not be the object of the media’s fixation without Trump’s boasting. That’s all.

  • Saintsfan720

    Have wondered why Lindsey Graham or others haven’t tried to mediate between POTUS and Senator McCain. I didn’t like what Pres Trump said about McCain’s military record during primaries but McCain’s constant trashing of Republicans gets old. Peter Doocy asked him a variation of same question Lesley Stahl asked on 60 Minutes.

    • Larry Kelly

      Particularly since Trump and Graham are now golfing buddies. Very hard to keep track of Trump enemies.

  • Larry Kelly

    Mr. Bill hit the thin skinned Tapper and he struck back hard. Remind you of anyone?

    • Keith Olbermann.

      But what really ticked me off about Tapper’s (Richard) move was the approving replies from fellow O’Reilly haters, some in the form of GIFs.

  • Minnesota Nice
    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Gen. Kelly put the whole thing in it’s proper perspective today.

  • J.J.

    It’s Just Getting Worse For “Megyn Kelly Today”
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/megyn-kelly-today-ratings-not-good

    • Mitch Alan

      That’s why Megyn should get on her hands and knees and ask for her job back at Fox News. Not at 9 PM but the 11 PM slot. She also needs to make nice with Trump.

  • Minnesota Nice

    This summer we got FETV on DirecTV (channel 323) and I am really enjoying the ole B&W Perry Mason shows. I like to search online about the show, characters, etc. I didn’t know that William Hopper (Det. Paul Drake) was the son of gossip columnist Hedda Hopper? I also didn’t know that Barbara Hale’s (Sec. Della Street) son is William Katt, who would later be the detective in the Perry Mason movies. Katt was also in the movie Carrie and was the star in the American Greatest Hero TV show. This has been a things you didn’t need to know moment. 😉

    • Mitch Alan

      Did you also know that Raymond Burr (one of my favorite actors) was gay? Maybe that is why Perry Mason never had a romance with Della Street.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I did read that and probably didn’t mention because I got my Mom to watch and she is still heartbroken to know that Rock Hudson was gay.

        Update – It was interesting to read about Burr and partners winery and also that he owned an island or part of in the south Pacific.

  • Presbyter

    Any news on the Eric Chase Bolling case?

    • Mitch Alan

      He’s writing a book with Anthony Weiner. Will be on sale for Christmas season.

      • Larry Kelly

        Makes a great stocking stuffer. 🎄

      • Grandpa D

        Sub-title — “How to End Your Career”.

        • Cecelia

          Just as long as there aren’t pictures.

    • carolr527

      I think Eric Chase is the son.

      • Presbyter

        Yes, I know that. Was asking about EB’s son and any findings as to cause of death.

        • carolr527

          Sorry, everyone’s replies made it sound like you were asking about the dad. I can’t find any info on the autopsy results.

          • Presbyter

            I thought so. Odd tho’ that the story seems to have vanished.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 career milestone
    4 a twitter spat
    3 Harris Faulkner segment
    2 McCain snaps
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Tapper snaps at Mr Bill.

  • Well now we know who is in sync with the North Korean dictatorship: Morning Joe and IceMan.

    • Cecelia

      And a majority of academics and student body of American colleges and universities.