Nov 032017
 
  • The Five video: Panel looks at the DoJ and
  • Thursday’s numbers: Hannity-Tucker Carlson-Maddow 1-2-3.
  • Sean Hannity is inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
  • MSNBC pundit hits Trump over death penalty…but there’s a catch.
  • Q&A: Brian Kilmeade opens up about Megyn, Gretchen, Trump, etc.
  • For Time Warner merger deal to close, they may have to sell off CNN.
  • Borchers: Fox News reinvents the exit poll.  Video Q&A: Chris Wallace.
  • Video: Gregg Jarrett on of the ‘rigged’ Dem primary.
  • CNN unveils shopping guide, refreshes store.  Corn leaned too forward.

Updated 6:10 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Larry Kelly

    Is that a Corn cob in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

    • CheekyMonkey1

      You are definitely the baddddest boy!

  • Minnesota Nice

    CNN –

    Trump Trump Trump Fox Trump Trump Trump Trump Fox Trump Fox Trump Trump Trump Trump Fox Trump

    • Grandpa D

      I sense a rhythm there.

      • Larry Kelly

        Great beat. Easy to dance to.

        • homemaker

          I give it a 98!

  • Minnesota Nice

    In October 2016 – Brian Stelter Sums Up Why Trump’s Rigged Election Claims Are So Dangerous, yet he hasn’t condemned Donna Brazile for the saying the same, Stelter has been suspiciously quiet regarding this whole matter. The media critic doesn’t have problems with tweeting other politics, but mainly as it is anti-GOP, Trump, conservative. CNN has become extremely partisan, perhaps surpassing MSNBC. Thanks Trump for exposing CNN, Stelter, Zucker, etc. true colors.

    • CNN has yet to report on the David Corn matter (per Alex Griswold) and their website has nothing on it. Their chief media reporter has not tweeted about it either, as compared to all the people at Fox News he’s tweeted about. MSNBC is naturally silent as well. These media blackouts would be a good story for someone to write, one that might even end up being our #1 link o’ the day.

      • Minnesota Nice

        It is quite astonishing. CNN suppresses so much news that doesn’t fit their ideology or narrative. The “Reliable” Sources newsletter does the same, so I don’t bother to look at as it’s only stories that Zucker & Co wants you read and it’s not all encompassing of all the media news.

        • I heard a rumor that Twitter, Facebook, the IRS, and the Justice Department do the same thing, but naaah, that can’t be right, can it ? The entire honest part of the DC Guvment would stop that you would think. Ok, gotta go get these unicorns back into the barn, before they scare the other fictional creatures.

      • Minnesota Nice

        I tweeted a hint to Mr Joe Concha.

        • Joe Concha

          Thanks. There’s no point even calling anyone out or engaging anymore. We all know the score. We all know who is biased. Those who aren’t blindly partisan in this business know what the deal is: Media reporting has now been weaponized. When the ammo is fired only depends on who the target is.

          • homemaker

            Tragic but true. Can I be sad that so many sources I used to rely on for news have failed to be non-biased sources today?

          • Minnesota Nice

            Appreciate your story on TheHill.com –

            Mother Jones bureau chief David Corn investigated for inappropriate conduct

            Totally understand why calling out other media units is futile.

          • LoL at the funniest comment on that column. By Commenter Sam Adams ” Man, this whole “war on women” thing is like a torpedo that circled back on the sub that launched it. ROFLMAO funny stuff there.

          • Cecelia

            Oh, no. They freaking need relentless calling-out.

            Especially when they’re billing themselves as the front-line against all that’s propagandizing, anti-democratic, and uncivilized in the world.

      • GATXER

        You know I heard over and over on CNN that Papadopoulos was this big deal in the Trump admin…….so I did a search on their website and before last week his name had come up in 3 stories…….non of which were about him……..doesn’t sound like he was on their radar for being such a big deal.

        • Presbyter

          Wasn’t he one of those Greek colonels back in the 60’s?

          • Minnesota Nice

            In the 1960’s there was a Colonel Klink. 😉

      • Cecelia

        Corn is a lefty journalist, working for a lefty media outlet, whose honchos say they investigated the harrassment charges against Corn and moved on.

        End of story, dude…

        • Minnesota Nice

          Story is gaining some traction as of early this morning it was only reported on:
          – Politico
          – Fox News

          Since then, it is now been reported on:
          – The Hill
          – TheWrap
          – Mediaite
          – The Inquisitr
          – Breitbart News
          – NewsBusters
          – Twitchy

        • Sorry. I must have lost my head there.

        • Larry Kelly

          Just a grabby-feely-touchy lefty extrovert. So sadly misunderstood.

    • sky303

      October 2016 : Trump saying election rigged is dangerous … January 2017 : but Russia…

      • Cecelia

        Well, remember too that “resistance” toward the result of an election was deeply subversive and dangerous, back in the days when CNN was so smug in its chattering class bonafides that there would be a Madam President.

    • Cecelia

      Stelter is CNN’s version of Sean Hannity, only Hannity doesn’t label himself as being a nonpartisan, objective journalist.

  • Larry Kelly

    Just when you got overwhelmed by the liberal influence of two of the three cable news channels, here is a taste of food for thought of today’s internet sampler:

    “My wife and I do not let our children watch Nickelodeon or Disney. Both networks are quite committed to indoctrinating kids into leftwing culture. Disney is actually worse than Nickelodeon, but both are terrible. The boys act like girls. All are effeminately interchangeable. Asexual beings with fabulous hair and shopping spree problems encounter problems solved by leftwing platitudes.”

    • Cecelia

      They grow up to be those ADT pj-clad big little-boys, brushing their teeth with the tykes in the kiddie bathroom, while desperate-but ever-diligent mommy, tries to keep the wolf out.

  • GATXER

    What company is going to buy the news network that is in 3rd place in a 3 way race? A network that shows almost no hope of being even #2.

    • Larry Kelly

      Hey, somebody bought YAHOO.

    • Minnesota Nice

      North Korea

      • Cecelia

        Al Gore, followed by the Saudis.

      • sky303

        Russia Today buys it in a sweep

    • Grandpa D

      billoreilly.com

    • Mitch Alan

      CBS for starters.

      • GATXER

        No money.

    • sky303

      I24 should buy it , then you would get some quality news channel again…
      either that or AT&T should say they will fire Zucker…
      Comcast was smart enough to fire him when they bought NBC

  • Larry Kelly

    CBS THIS MORNING TIDBITS
    1) They cover the DNC revaluations this morning where last night’s CBS NEWS did not, Just to say CBS did? Is there a pattern here?
    2) Mentioned the DNC debt problem as the catalyst for Clinton’s takeover with no mention the cause was an inattentive Obama.

    • homemaker

      I’ll bet Obama knew exactly how much was still owed by the DNC. He was such a fabulous fundraiser for HIMSELF! Just shows you the actual disdain he held for those who propped him up for 8 freaking years.

  • Minnesota Nice

    Why didn’t President Truman demand the death penalty for Hitler? 😉

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Hitler realized that he actually was one-quarter Jewish, and executed himself.

    • Larry Kelly

      Couldn’t find a body to dig up and hang. Driving a Taxi in Buenos Aires.

  • Lovely Lauren Sivan is on Greg Gutfeld’s show Saturday night.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Thanks, Johnny! She’s delightfully delightful.

    • GATXER

      But will the Coward racist Iceman show up and tell us how unfair Fox News is by telling both sides of every issue?

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 Thursday’s
    4 reinvents the exit poll
    3 sell off CNN
    2 too forward
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Q&A: Brian Kilmeade opens up about Megyn, Gretchen, Trump, etc.

    • CheekyMonkey1

      Brian K is a star. Would not be surprised to see him move to prime time.

  • Minnesota Nice

    I have updated. Charles @krauthammer is still recovering slowly from complications after surgery. Making steady progress -but it will take more time though -I don’t know how much more. We hope & pray soon. Thanks https://t.co/QaGYPEvHt3— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 3, 2017

    • Cecelia

      Sepsis?

      • Hospitals will kill people , if you let them. Gotta get the crew in there and get the care up to par in some cases. I fervently Hope and Pray that this is not one of those cases. While I disagree with Dr. Charles, I wish him the best, and pray for good things for him and his family and friends.

        • carolr527

          I hate to agree about hospitals, but I think you’re right.

    • CheekyMonkey1

      In these last few years, he has appeared to have been very frail. Sending best wishes and hope for recovery.

  • Cecelia

    Johnny,

    On Tucker they just played video of Keith Olbermann on The a View saying words to the effect that after 9/11 no one tried to curtail the nation’s freedoms.

    I must have dreamed the era of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, where Keith spent every “Special Comment” moment accusing Bush of everything from trying to end habeas corpus, to using terror alerts as political propaganda and a means of intimidation.

    I remember one special…Special Comment where Olbermann accused Pres. Bush of instigating his acolytes to commit crimes ala King Henry II and Thomas Beckett:

    “Of course, Mr. President, you did none of these things.

    You instructed no one to mail the fake anthrax. Nor undermine the FBI’s case. Nor call for the execution of the editors of the New York Times. Nor threaten to assassinate Stephanie Miller. Nor beat up a man yelling at Senator Allen. Nor have the first lady knife Michael J. Fox. Nor tell John McCain to lie about John Kerry.

    No, you did not.

    And the genius of the thing, is the same, as in King Henry’s rhetorical question about Archbishop Thomas Becket: “Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

    http://thecommons4change.blogspot.com/2006/11/keith-olbermanns-special-comment-msnbc.html

    • CheekyMonkey1

      Brava! You nailed it, Cecelia!

  • J.J.

    After beating Maddow last Friday with a live Pirro led Hannity, Fox went back to a taped Hannity tonight.

    It must be in his contract that he can tape Friday and start the weekend early.

    Ingraham is doing her show live.

    • Minnesota Nice

      I wonder if they are testing between live guest hosts and taped Hannity. Perhaps they would consider a blend of both – a live guest host with a few taped Hannity segmentsy.

  • Saintsfan720

    Finally watched Shannon Bream’s new show tonight. Would give it an A-/B+. Shannon is great. She’s smart and insightful. Interruptions/people constantly talking over one another (think the CNN 8 person panels or Bill O’Reilly/Eric Bolling at their most irritating) are my biggest cable news pet peeves. Shannon, to her great credit, let her two panelists tonight make their points with a minimum of interruptions and cross talk. It was nice. Finally on the plus side, looks like she will be discussing topics that don’t get much airtime otherwise (tonight she discussed Martin Luther with author Eric Metaxas)
    The one area that I think the show can improve on is energy. The pace moves rather slowly which works for Bret Baier in late afternoon. But, I can see itchy remote controls switching to “Golden Girls” reruns on Hallmark or “King of Queens” on TV Land about quarter of the way through if they don’t pick it up some. Overall, very good and happy Shannon gets her time to shine.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      She has an excellent show. And, speaking as a Catholic, the Luther book is very good. With the changes that my Church has made over the years, there really isn’t a great deal of difference.

      • Minnesota Nice

        Appreciate that Nixon. I am Lutheran – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

        • Grandpa D

          Same here; the Synod with the least changes.

      • Grandpa D

        I might read that, being a Lutheran. As for changing, all churches are doing that, conforming to the ever changing mores of the people. IMHO, not good.

        • Minnesota Nice

          At my church, I prefer the traditional services. I am not a fan of the blended and especially the contemporary services. My pastor stated the same, but said we have to adjust and offer options for the masses, which I understand since attendance has been dwindling.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          The traditional Lutheran services are very similar to the Mass.