Dec 092017
 

  • MediaBuzz videos: CNN blunder; Franken spin; Trump attacked.
  • Reliable Sources: Mistakes promote trust; Trump’s tv; Fox is evil.
  • Greenwald: After humiliating debacle, media refuse transparency.
  • Stelter fact-checks Trump, triggers twitter blowback.  Today’s oops.
  • CNN in damage control after false report.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Hemingway: 16 questions for CNN about its ‘fake news’ bombshell.
  • CNN’s fiasco: New ammo for Trump; colossal frack-up; self-inflicted.
  • Kacala: GLAAD targets Megyn Kelly.  Amy & Bret Baier make the List.
  • Talent agency for Maddow and Hayes sold to equity investment firm.
  • Video: his Andrew Jackson special Hero Under Fire.
  • Larry Kelly

    Me think Nixon gonna scalp Kilmeade. Jackson not his hero.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      Jackson was a POS who stole other people’s land and sold it to others. And, when the Supreme Court told him that he couldn’t kick the indians off of their land, he basically told them to GFY. A hero only to a fool.

      • Mitch Alan

        If you really don’t like him, tear up all your $20 bills. Otherwise it’s all just talk.

        • Larry Kelly

          Or just look at one side.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I always hand them to the clerk face down.

          • Cecelia

            Or give them to me.

        • Larry Kelly

          Or exchange them for four fivers.

          • Mitch Alan

            That would be cheating.

          • Larry Kelly

            Okay, negociate for five fivers with aid of tommyhawk.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            That would be against the White Man’s law. They call it armed robbery.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Grandpa D

            I couldn’t watch that without looking a few more Carson clips. I particularly like Ol’ Lonesome George — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7v1EPbqbfw

          • Larry Kelly

            I watched both live the night they happened. Should have been wearing my diaper.

        • Larry Kelly

          Or draw a mustache on Andrew.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Or give him Marty Feldman eyes.

        • Minnesota Nice

          Under Obama the plan was to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman, however under Trump that’s not a priority.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            He should be replaced with Wilma Mankiller. She was the first female Cherokee chief, the tribe that Jackson tried to exterminate.

      • OK we’ll mark you down as undecided.

  • Mitch Alan

    Not sure Eboni is a good fit for Fox and Friends. Too subdued. I would rather see her on The Five, taking the liberal seat.

    • jrd

      I’d like her on The Five, too.

      • LenInFlux

        No offense to Dana Perino, but I’d like to see Perino get replaced by Eboni and have a more balanced show. Far too often Juan Williams is making his point and the rest of the group pounces on him at once.

        • Cecelia

          No, The Five needs Perino.

          She is the least zealotous of the bunch and they need her moderation.

        • jrd

          Perino is my favorite, so I would prefer that Eboni Williams replace Watters or Gutfeld. And it drives me crazy how when Juan Williams is talking Watters and Gutfeld talk over him.

        • Mitch Alan

          The problem with Juan Williams is that he just stays with his memorized talking points. He is boring.

    • CDG24

      Eboni usually wasn’t liberal enough to be the sole liberal when she would appear on The Five, but now that she has seemed to move more to the left, at least as a critic of Trump, they should bring her back on. She usually had good chemistry with the others.

      Especially since the show really doesn’t have a very strong rotation in that seat. She would be the best choice to be the primary fill-in for Juan. She is a better TV talent than Fowler, Tarlov or Harf.

  • Larry Kelly

    Today’s Trump tweet: “CNN’S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS. Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public. There are many outlets that are far more trusted than Fake News CNN. Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!”
    Wants reporters fired http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-watch-and-see-if-cnn-fires-reporters-behind-botched-wikileaks-story/article/2643040

    • Minnesota Nice

      I agree with this following statement in a J$ tweet –

      . . . Trump tweets did not “demand” anyone be fired. He said Brian Ross ‘should be fired’ (not exactly a “demand”) and regarding the CNN journalists he said “watch to see” if they’re fired—also not a “demand”.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Given the history of Brian Ross and his “creative” reporting, he needs fired.

      • Larry Kelly

        Very true and an important distraction. Trump got it right.

        • Larry Kelly

          Distinction— not distraction… maybe that too.

  • Here’s a clip from this morning’s F&F which shows Eboni at her most argumentative. Can’t really blame her reacting as she did, and I didn’t see any other segments that got as tense as this did. Based on what I saw I think she did pretty well, but it wouldn’t hurt her to soften her edge just a tad. (The same with Pete Hegseth, who apparently has to call the NY Times ‘failing’ every single time he mentions it.)

    • Lurker

      I think FOX should just get Conservative anchors to host their Morning Shows since the show bashes Liberals alot
      I know Eboni is an Independent but she still has alot of Liberal positions

    • Cecelia

      She got a bit disingenuous with the bit about merely answering the sheriff about what he had asked.

      Glad to see her back on Fox.

      • LenInFlux

        I don’t know if Eboni is the best fit for host on F&F weekends while Abby Huntsman is on leave (she’s much better than Rachel Campos Duffy, however) but it is great to see her back on Fox.
        I don’t know if she left Fox after that show with Bolling was cancelled or if Fox cut her loose….if Fox did cut her loose that was a dumb thing to do. Eboni is a keeper.

        • CDG24

          Eboni and Kat clearly must have been placed on The Specialists because Fox thought highly of them and their potential, but once the show was done, they became less prominent at Fox than they were before it started.

          I think Eboni made one appearance on Fox post-Specialists for three months and it was to promote her book.
          It really looked like she was gone.

          Fox needs more left-of-center voices and there really aren’t a lot of great options out there. Eboni is likely better than anyone else out there that they could find. They need to keep her around if they can.

    • Mitch Alan

      I saw her grinding her teeth every time Pete Hegseth opened his mouth. They don’t have good chemistry, obviously. Abby Huntsman and Pete definitely do mesh.

    • Dennis Christensen

      I thought she had left Fox.

  • Cecelia

    “Ah..ha! CNN never apologized for our most recent bit of Fake News!”

    Poor Brian Stelter. He was more without the slightest sense of irony.

  • The Greenwald link is the must-read link of the weekend. Thoughtful and thorough. Let’s make it #1 when the tally is taken tomorrow.

    • Larry Kelly

      As impartial historians write of the Trump administration, the details of this story will chronicle the veracity of his charges of untransparent, careless, deliberate fake news.

      • Cecelia

        They’ll disappear all that.

        • Larry Kelly

          And photoshop Stalin back in their Hall of Heroes collage.

    • LenInFlux

      I like Glenn Greenwald – he’s ideological but he is not a water carrier.

  • Cecelia

    After a barrage of fake news meant to get Pres. Trump impeached, media people on twitter are actually chiding Don, Jr. for scolding a photographer who tweeted out a picture that erroneously implied Trump spoke to a sparse crowd in Florida!

    You cannot overestimate the pathological narcissism of our media industry.

    • Larry Kelly

      There was a day when “liberal bias” just meant slight shading of reporting. Now it’s flat out dishonesty.

  • Minnesota Nice

    If it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.

  • Cecelia

    Imagine…if you will…CNN making a mistake that impugned the Obama Administration and then having a guest on to say that such errors were indicative of the integrity of the media….

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Twilight Zone….

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 questions for CNN
    4 refuse transparency
    3 damage control
    2 targets Megyn Kelly
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Brian Stelter fact-checks Trump, triggers titanic twitter blowback.

  • J.J.

    File under “You can’t make this up”

    Show called ‘Reliable Sources’ on CNN gives pass to CNN for using unreliable sources. Further, they actually claim this is good for media trust.

    I have more advice for readers. The mistake — you asked the question Brian, why should given these mistakes, why should people trust the media? I would say, the mistakes are precisely the reason the people should trust the media.