Nov 012017
 
  • The Five video: and terror attacks in the USA.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Hannity-Shepard Smith 5pm-Bret Baier 1-2-3
  • Barr: Sinclair CEO says they have no interest in hiring Bill O’Reilly.
  • Program rankers: FNC has eight of top ten in total viewers and 25-54.
  • Maddow dethroned: Sean Hannity now #1 in cable news, Tucker is #2.
  • FNC Rundown podcast debuts.  An angular Angle.  Joy Reid in Chicago.
  • CNN expert analyst: Don’t ‘rush to judgment‘ about this being terrorism.
  • Rutz: CNN journalist declined to report physical description of terrorist.
  • Tapper notes ‘Allahu Ahkbar’ is often said in very beautiful circumstances.

Updated 6:25 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • homemaker

    So…the Jake Tapper blathering about ‘Allahu Ahkbar’ said under beautiful circumstances was the biggie all over Twitter yesterday. He just repeats what liberals say to make sure he stays on their good side.

    • Larry Kelly

      “I’m gonna run you over with my truck”, can be beautiful in the right circumstance… give me a little time while they collect the body parts, and I’ll come up with something.

    • Mitch Alan

      Using that logic, there were many beautiful and lovely weddings in 1930s Germany that included them saying “Heil Hitler”. So what?

      • Cecelia

        The only time the media feels the need to differentiate Christianity from religious extremism is on behalf of someone who harbors religious precepts that have heretofore never been teachings of traditional Christianity.

  • Larry Kelly

    “There goes the bus… wait, somebody was under it.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/business/media/mark-halperin-game-change.html

  • Larry Kelly
  • Mitch Alan

    Geraldo Rivera was on Hannity last night and said the solution to these sort of terrorist acts was for U-Haul and Home Depot to ask anyone who tries to rent a truck, “What are you going to do with the truck we rent you? Are you going to be running any people over?” I kid you not, that was his solution, along with putting concrete dividers wherever there is a bike lane.

    • Cecelia

      People are bewildered and dismayed about all the violence.

    • Larry Kelly

      I knew if we’d asked Japan what they were going to do with all the boats and planes we could have put a stop to WW II before it even started.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Caleb Ecarma at Mediaite mocks conspiracy types and then he puts out his own consipracy theory as to why a guy interrupts CNN broadcast to yell CNN is fake news, including that it was a stunt to land on Tucker Carlson or he is a huge Daily Caller follower.

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/anonymous-idiot-interrupts-cnn-broadcast-to-yell-cnn-is-fake-news/

    • That name looks like an anagram for something else.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Or something that you’d need ointment to clear up.

        • Larry Kelly

          Or the ointment itself.

  • And Shannon Bream takes the 11pm hour, giving Fox News a 4pm -> midnight clean sweep.

    • J.J.

      A bit surprised by Shep’s very strong numbers. I so can’t stand his drama routine during breaking news, I watch CNN. Clearly I’m in the minority.

      • Mitch Alan

        Watching Shep is like watching CNN, no big difference. He always uses the liberal talking points.

      • Cecelia

        I agree. Shep is absolutely one of the most talented spur-of-the moment news coverage anchors ever, but if the breaking news is more fraught than a stray circus animal, he eventually gets to scowling, snarking, and seemingly taking all things personally.

        • Mitch Alan

          Shep used to be great when he always showed those car chases, usually from California.

      • sky303

        I watched his network broadcast coverage during the 4pmet hour , I still genuinely like him . I couldn’t watch CNN’s coverage because CNN always feels a bit much to watch on a normal day, worse during breaking news.

  • Larry Kelly

    FBI reporting they are looking for another suspect in the NYC truck massacre. Didn’t Mayor McCheese say scragglybeard was a lone wolf?

    • Larry Kelly

      FBI – never mind.

  • Martha

    Hi Johnny , I thought Shepard Smith beat Hannity in the ratings last night.
    In both the Demo and Total numbers ?

    • Hi Martha! TV Newser shows Hannity edging Shep by just 4 points in the demo (which we use for our 1-2-3). Shep did have the #1 program in total viewers.

      • Martha

        Oh,Ok then. I though Shep had both. Demo was very close though.
        Thanks.

        • Mitch Alan

          As long as there is a terror bombing happening during his show, of course he is going to get high ratings, duh.

          • It wasn’t his show. It was The Five’s time slot. I thought he was a little iffy in the 3pm hour but he delivered the goods at 5pm and the numbers show it.

          • Martha

            Sorry Johnny,I didn’t see your comment .
            I shall pack my bags and leave the Natives to their kingdom !

          • Sorry, people tend to speak when they disagree and there are strong likes and dislikes in the wacky world of cable news. I like having a lively back and forth so I hope your flight out is delayed. 😉

          • Martha

            It’s ok to disagree – that’s healthy . But he just swooped down like a falcon to challenge my post before the ink was dry ,so to speak .
            Anyway- he has apologised.

          • Larry Kelly

            Always glad to see you.

          • Martha

            Duh ! It wasn’t his hour . His highest ratings we when he did the 5pm hour !
            Why is it impossible to make a civil and polite comment here, without someone snapping at your heels like a terrier ,with some smartass and inaccurate comment !
            Is there a Class system here or something ??
            I don’t think that would be Johnny’s intention !

          • Mitch Alan

            Oops, sorry.

          • AndrewComment

            Amen Sista!!

  • Minnesota Nice

    Last nights ratings 4 pm to Midnight sorted by Total Viewers

    https://twitter.com/RoadMN/status/925846095946711040

  • Cecelia

    Re: CNN journalist

    Sanitized to keep you from running out and busting the heads of an ethnic group that votes 78% for Democrats.

    Because that’s what you do, you awful, racist, blood-thirsty, Christian white conservatives…

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      You just can’t trust Y.T., especially racist atheistic lefties.

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 podcast debuts
    4 very beautiful circumstances
    3 total viewers
    2 angular
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Rutz: CNN journalist declined to report physical description of terrorist.