Dec 072017
 

  • The Five video: Al Franken in ‘resignation’ speech.
  • Wednesday numbers: Maddow-Tucker-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Another MSNBCer embroiled in sexual harassment flap.
  • Chowka: MSNBC claims ratings ‘win’…but there’s a catch.
  • MSNBC reverses decision, will offer Seder his job back.  More.
  • Tucker video: with a rush to judgment on Franken.
  • On the warpath: Elizabeth Warren will oppose Time/Warner deal.
  • Impartial MSNBC anchor’s nine guests all opposed Trump decision.
  • Craig Melvin ‘in talks‘ for Today host.  Q&A: Ali Velshi; Charlie Sykes.

Updated 6:27 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Cecelia

    Thank you, Tucker!

    • Larry Kelly

      As much as I dislike Franken and Conyers, bullying them out on accusations alone without any formal process is, well, un-American.

      • Cecelia

        Within reason.

        • Larry Kelly

          Well, video of politician murdering a kitten with a baseball bat would be a reasonable exception.

          • Cecelia

            I take the word of kittens implicitly, let alone video.

          • Larry Kelly

            I would accept heresay testimony of Bella conversation with another doog.

          • Cecelia

            Bella, absolutely, but Conyers is objectively cooked in my mind. You?

          • Larry Kelly

            Yep. He was damaged goods even before this came out. Wife and son both crooks. Prior scrutiny would have sent anyone else packing that didn’t have his race-support-can-do-no-wrong backing stronger than anything Judge Moore has.

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  • Cecelia

    Re: Impartial MSNBC

    On the flip side….all the conservatives on MSNBC and CNN are pinch hitters for the Comey team too.

    • Larry Kelly

      As Mr. Concha speculates on Twitter this morning, both friendly teams for drafting Jeff Flake into the RINO lineup.

  • Larry Kelly

    Pochahantas and Trump on the same side? It’s a remake of “Cowboys and Indians vs. Aliens”. What, you didn’t see that?

  • Larry Kelly

    If Trump were doing battle with Skeletor, all guests on MSNBC would find reasons to side against our he-man POTUS.

  • Leftists, rejoice. You won. This hurts as much as the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI.

    • Cecelia

      I never understand this stuff.

      What’s bothering you?

      • I should have prefaced with “Re: ‘Report: MSNBC reverses decision, will offer Seder his job back’:”.

        • Cecelia

          Well, perhaps, in light of a brain-dead joke’s worth, they should. Even with the wrong motivation.

          • Larry Kelly

            I’m in agreement that it was meant as satirical criticism and not a joke about funny rape. The guy was fired on a reflex. Dumb.

  • Larry Kelly

    Today’s thought: only thing more worthless than an ex-comedian is an ex-Senator.

  • Mitch Alan
    • As a Republican?

      • Mitch Alan

        She always was pretty conservative. Both incumbent Senators in CT. are Democrats, so yes it would be as a Republican. I think she should run in Minnesota, where she was from originally. Connecticut is very liberal.

        • So is Minnesota.

          • Larry Kelly

            Though when they elected “Jesse The Body” governor, neither liberal, nor conservative. Just nuts.

          • sky303

            Now he has a show on RT

          • Larry Kelly

            Last refuge of a scoundrel.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Cecelia

            Really! He lied about something like that?

            That’s unbelievable.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            People lie about all kinds of things. Just look at the late TRRE. He was very easy to trip up.

          • Cecelia

            Lying about being among people in Special Forces or doctors…folks who have worked their tales off in order to save people… is just sad.

          • timdub70

            Doesn’t know much about football either. Vince hired him for the XFL because he was a loudmoth.

          • Mitch Alan

            Trump lost Minnesota by 2 points, Connecticut by 14 points

      • She might have a long-shot chance as a Republican. Strikes me that Dems would be highly reluctant to nominate a newcomer, especially one from Fox News, but I could be wrong.

    • Cecelia

      Only on the condition that from here on out, regardless of party, Gretchen is theirs.

      • Larry Kelly

        Might be rich enough to buy a seat?

  • Larry Kelly

    Where else was something rotten other than Denmark?
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html
    (a) FBI
    (b) DOJ
    (c) DNC
    (d) all the above

    • homemaker

      I’m going with D! What do I win?

      • Larry Kelly

        The home game of JOHNNY DOLLAR’S PLACE. Send a self addressed envelope to ZOOM, Boston Mass., 02134

        (Duplicate prizes not awarded.)

        • sky303

          I miss Zoom

          • Larry Kelly

            I like Congresswomen, but I don’t like Pelosi.

      • Grandpa D

        I’d chose the whole D.C.
        /pessimism

        • Larry Kelly

          Well, we lost two congressmen and one senator this week. At this rate we’ll be rid of the whole bunch in a year.

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  • Cecelia

    Well, I suppose it’s good that MSNBC took the word of folks arguing that Seder’s unimaginably bad joke was less repellent than Joy Ann Reid’s gay baiting, without the network making that acknowledgment.

    Isn’t it?

  • Larry Kelly

    Excellent analytical piece. Franken knows it. He will leave office bitter at everyone. As they always say, if you want a friend in Washington, get dog…or doog, if you’re Belgian.
    https://youtu.be/JLpNbhklrUI

    • Mitch Alan

      I hope gets his old gig back at SNL.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      A month from now, the scumbag will still be in the Senate. He said that he’d resign, but didn’t say when. I simple don’t trust him.

      • sky303

        “I said I’am going to Re-sign, re-sign not resign”
        hmmm that would be like he waits for the heat to die down or something

  • Today’s most popular links:
    5 in talks
    4 oppose Time/Warner
    3 Another MSNBCer
    2 all opposed Trump
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Chowka: MSNBC claims ratings ‘win’…but there’s a catch.