Nov 042017
 
  • MediaBuzz videos: Trump terror Bill
  • Reliable Sources videos: Kellyanne Conway; evil Murdoch; Ronan Farrow.
  • Agayeva: CNN should not endorse ‘crimes against humanity‘.
  • Somerby: The ‘gong-show-level sophistry‘ of Maddow and Sciutto.
  • CNN’s paywall and merger concerns.  Joy Reid at John Hopkins U.
  • CNN expert: Maybe terrorist struck because of an old traffic ticket.
  • Tucker video: Jim Acosta, CNN’s  Sunday talkers.

Updated 2:05 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in this weekend’s open thread.

  • dsmawley

    I see that KO was back on ABC’s The View, I don’t need another reason not to watch this joyless waste of time!

    • Minnesota Nice

      KO KO is so desperate to sell his book he said “I Probably Owe an Apology to George W. Bush“. Meghan McCain bought the fraud hook, line and sinker and said “Thank you for the apology to me and the Bushes. I think it is actually appreciated,” He didn’t apologize he said I probably owe an apology.

      In regards to The View – this Family Guy parody best illustrates the show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nL7gol2KPc

      • Olby spent an entire show just days before the election smearing John McCain with rumor about an extra-martial affair. I like Meghan but maybe she should have insisted he apologize for that.

        • Cecelia

          And the most narcissistic.

          • Minnesota Nice

            We could spend the whole weekend coming up with descriptors for the idiot. Repellent is the best so far I’ve read today and yesterday here at J$P.

          • Cecelia

            Yeah.

          • Minnesota Nice

            Sad thing is I like repellent, as the mosquito is the unofficial state bird in Minnesota! 😉

      • Cecelia

        Olbermann doesn’t want to apologize. It’s an attention drawing device he uses to suggest that Trump makes Bush look good.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        A parody? I thought it was the real thing.

      • ramjet

        Sadly, I’m unable to find a working link for the classic Olbermannwatch video of Olby, Howard Dean, “fascist” follies.

        • GATXER

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYmS5ylCrk

          Thats my favorite KO Howard dean video

          • ramjet

            Thank you, thank you, thank You! My all time favorite, now saved to my treasure trove.

          • GATXER

            If you click on the posters name it brings up a whole bunch of KO making a fool of himself.

            https://www.youtube.com/user/olbywatch/videos

          • When Olbermann Watch was in its glory days it had a youtube account filled with delightful Olbermann embarrassments. That account was suddenly and inexplicably deleted by youtube. When I happened I created the Olbywatch youtube account so Olbermann Watch could continue to post videos. Most (not all) the videos in that account were put together by moi.

          • GATXER

            I did not know that. You learn something everyday at J$ place!

          • GATXER

            BTW: This is the one that made me stop watching his show as Id seen the Fox news report live and knew he was lying.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIcLwVw17fo

            Hard to trust anything he says after seeing this!

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            The classic “FART!” video is there.

    • Larry Kelly

      I would rather watch a colonoscopy instructional video: “slow down on the turns… careful, polyps off the starboard bow.”

  • Larry Kelly

    I’ve you see any references to this on the MSM, I’ll eat my hat.
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article182651026.html
    (If I find where I put it and the snorkel I stole.)
    Still in favor of keeping the holiday; hell, Columbus committed genicide.

    • Minnesota Nice

      References where? Print, online or TV. I will assume TV for your hats sake, as I did find this on CBSNews.com, which alleges the same disgusting things –
      Explosive FBI report on Martin Luther King Jr. among documents in JFK files

      • Larry Kelly

        Can’t find it anyway. Found the snorkel, but rehid it.

        • Minnesota Nice

          I suspect Bella is using it as a pillow in her bed.

          • Cecelia

            It’s Larry’s chew toy.

    • Cecelia

      I don’t know if any of this is true or not, but I get the point that you are making that even if true, does not negate an iota of King’s brilliance.

      Not one thing he achieved, and his steadfast nonviolence and appeal to the best in us while achieving it, is negated.

      He did accomplished his purpose while his home was bombed with his wife and children in it, and in the face of much more hatred and violence.

      We have become a nation of infantile tyrants when we are able to ignore God-given genius and mission for a particular time, in order to focus on the human failings that we’ve rendered up as the bugaboos monoliths of our current era.

      • Larry Kelly

        Christ Church in Alexandria Virginia, house of worship to both George Washington and Robert E. Lee, decided to remove statues of each last week to avoid controversy. That act was named “loser of the week” last night by my one of the SPECIAL REPORT panelists.
        I was in a wedding party there back in the nineties and remembered glancing up in awe from my pew seat at the little silver ROBERT E. LEE seating marker plate. Hope they didn’t pry that off too.

        • Cecelia

          I’m surprised the Robert E. Lee marker wasn’t excommunicated years ago.

          • Larry Kelly

            By the nineteen-nineties, “with malice toward none, with charity for all”, was still operative. Lee was still revered by friend and foe.

    • J.J.

      Other than an admission/denial from Baez, if there was a curious journalist, the love child seems the easiest thing to prove / disprove. A prominent black LA dentist in MLK’s circle in the 50’s and 60’s should be easy to figure out. Work back from there, find the child, and have DNA tested.

      Who knows how much is true? It could all be rumors and smears accumulated by J Edgar Hoover’s FBI. However, the love child rumor seems to provide enough details that could be tracked down.

      • Larry Kelly

        Well, they tracked down Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, and good Lord, he speaks decent english.

  • Larry Kelly

    Interesting Donna B. excerpts from book. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/brazile-i-considered-replacing-clinton-with-biden-as-2016-democratic-nominee/2017/11/04/f0b75418-bf4c-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html?utm_term=.adc70e9d7f9d

    A hell of a cook before diabetes forced her to change her ways, Donna used to drive me nuts on Twitter with what she was plannng to cook up. God, I wanted to sit at that table.

  • Larry Kelly

    Intellectual Twitter spat between Anthony and Alec from DailyMail:

    Bourdain came to his girlfriend’s defense, tweeting to Baldwin: ‘You are really too dumb to pour piss out of a boot’
    Baldwin fired back at Bourdain, tweeting: ‘You should stick to eating worms and keep your mouth shut’

    • Minnesota Nice

      Last week Alec admitting to “bullying” women in the past. I wonder if his “bullying” is what everyone else considers harassment. It wouldn’t surprise me if some women (or men) come forward now.

      • Cecelia

        His ex-wife long ago did.

        • Larry Kelly

          Current wife and he expecting a baby boy. Who wants to play catch with an old fart of a dad?

          • Cecelia

            I hope, for his children’s sake, that Baldwin has mellowed out with age enough not to talk to them the way he did with his oldest daughter.

  • Larry Kelly

    For some reason this news report made Bella anxious:

    “Socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro recently proposed the introduction of rabbit farming across many of the country’s major cities and has launched a campaign aiming to change people’s perception towards the animals by considering them as meat rather than animals.”

    • Minnesota Nice

      My Getty used to chase rabbits and squirrels. He never caught any and I always wonder what would happen if he did as he was only 14 pounds. However he used to be pretty rough with his toys and shake the heck out of them, so he had the hunter instinct. RIP Getty. It’s been two years since I lost my best friend and I am just now considering getting another dog.

      • Cecelia

        One of the ways we know God loves us is that he made dogs.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        It took me 8 years after the death of our 18 year old cat to decide to get another.

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  • Mitch Alan

    Howie Kurtz defends Jake Tapper against Fox News. Why is Dead Wood Kurtz even working for Fox News? One of Roger Ailes rare blunders. Send Howie back to CNN or the Washington Post, or whoever else will take him.

    • GATXER

      I didn’t get to see the show and with breaking news……doesn’t look like I will……..but I would point out that its NOT Kurtz job to defend Fox News or CNN or anybody…..hes a media reporter………he tries to be fair and balanced………you don’t see CNN media guy defending Fox News because it just wouldn’t occur to him to be fair to anyone but the left..

      • Mitch Alan

        There was nothing out of context about Fox News’ coverage of Jake Tapper’s asinine attempt to rehabilitate the phrase “Allahu Akbar”, which is basically a war cry. If you were on an airplane and someone screamed Allahu Akbar how would you feel?

        Fox News played the Tapper clip several times from start to finish, with no editing. Kurtz is a conventional liberal who occasionally defends the Republicans, simply because he wants to keep his job. Most of the night-time hosts on FNC refuse to put him on the air, preferring to get Joe Concha to fill in.

        • Cecelia

          I think Kurtz is insipid, but Tapper was misconstrued.

          • Mitch Alan

            Maybe you have ESP. What did he really mean?

          • Cecelia

            What he said, Mr. Smarty Pants.

          • GATXER

            Tapper was trying to be political correct and wasn’t very clear IMHO

          • Cecelia

            I’ll buy the first part and add that you have to really want to believe that Tapper was making a fatuous defense of Islam based upon the remark he made.

    • Larry Kelly

      Howard was rough on the evening network news last week for not covering a word of the Donna Brazile revelations on the day Politico broke the story. There was room to defend Tapper even though I wasn’t in a mood to hear it.

    • TheMightyINB

      Wow… first Kelly, then Gretchen Carlson, and now Kurtz!

      Keep this up and you might turn out not to be the sycophant we know you to be.

      Is any criticism of FNC allowed in your world?

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        There does seem to be a pattern.

      • Mitch Alan

        I always liked Gretchen Carlson, I don’t know what you are talking about. Stop making stuff up. Her viewership ratings were low, but I did like her show.

        • TheMightyINB

          Oh? I thought I remembered you slamming get after she spoke out about OReilly and Soles.

          You didn’t?

          • Mitch Alan

            I liked her show. She was cancelled because her ratings were low, not because Roger Ailes was punishing her when supposedly she wouldn’t have sex with him.

          • TheMightyINB

            So when you said this, you were expressing how much you liked her?

            “Mitch Alan a month ago
            Gretchen Carlson hasn’t gotten any offers for employment, so Ailes judged her value correctly. Fox News got scammed by her and many of these other female accusers.”

            Now, I believe you said something hilarious about “making stuff up.”

          • Mitch Alan

            Not really, I was one of the few people who liked her show. She claimed it was cancelled because she wouldn’t sleep with Ailes. It was cancelled because her ratings were low.

          • TheMightyINB

            You’re arguing a strawman.

            You said she “scammed” FNC.

            Is that not then a “blunder” by Ailes for bringing her in, in the first place?

          • Mitch Alan

            duh

          • TheMightyINB

            So what did you think I was making up?

  • carolr527

    I was looking forward to seeing Lauren Sivan on Gutfeld’s show last night but most of it was pre-empted due to coverage of Pres. Trump’s Japan trip.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 anti-Trump activist
    4 talkers
    3 old traffic ticket
    2 crimes against humanity
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Somerby: The ‘gong-show-level sophistry’ of Maddow and Sciutto.

  • I spent most of the weekend going through the earliest J$P posts from 2004-2007. Hundreds of these have over time become unviewable, because of video clips posted in formats that are no longer supported, or audio clips that have been embedded with now-obsolete software. I converted all the video clips (except for two I couldn’t find at all) to modern-day mp4 clips that most any browser can play, re-embedded the audio clips so no special plug-in is required to play them, and rewrote the embed code for hundreds of pages (most of that last was done in a batch fashion so it sounds more impressive than it really was).

    Through it all this journey through the lie-busting origins of J$P reminded me how widespread and conscienceless the lying about Fox News was in those days. From dishonest websites to people like Olbermann and Media Matters the most outrageous falsehoods were told, and nobody fact-checked any of them. In one particularly galling case I was told by Brian Stelter (then proprietor of TV Newser) that Olby, when confronted about the untruth of something he said about Bill O’Reilly, was not going to do a correction of it. For his part, Stelter played along by not reporting either Olby’s lie or his refusal to correct it in the pages of TV Newser. Times change, but sometimes people don’t.

    • Larry Kelly

      Once a bad egg, always a bad egg. (and thanks for all that work)