Dec 162017
 

  • MediaBuzz videos: Roy the The
  • Reliable Sources: Bad Fox; evil Fox; rotten Fox; Disney and Fox.
  • MSNBC settled harassment claim against Matthews for $40K.
  • Erick Erickson leaving Fox News.  Ari: Cancel my subscription!
  • Tucker video: raise disturbing ethical issues.
  • CNN spikes Lisa Bloom story, fails to cover Hastings settlement.
  • Anxiety grips 21C Fox as layoffs loom.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Fox moves to quell ‘uproar’ over Murdoch harassment remarks.
  • New Yorker fires accused harasser Ryan Lizza…but CNN doesn’t.
  • Brian Stelter doesn’t respond to me on twitter any more. I think he may have put me on mute.

    • Cecelia

      Stelter ain’t got time for your opinions.

      The media declared war on the Trump Administration the day after they agreed that they were out of touch with much of the country.

      That was the second full day of the president’s term.

      They’ve been in frenzied narrativizing mode since to explain you and me away and to justify their own tyrannical impulse.

      No one is more devoutly militant than Stelter in tarring and feathering Trump and anyone in the way of that.

      He is the Borg General. You will be assimilated, dolt…

    • Grandpa D

      Count your blessings.

    • Larry Kelly

      He’s busy not resounding to me.

    • homemaker

      I think I have been muted. Which I personally think is a chicken sh*t way of tuning someone out. Block me or don’t. Have some balls to state your opinion of my opinion.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Well, he does look like an egg with that on it.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Lisa Bloom doesn’t have ethical issues, because Lisa Bloom doesn’t have ethics.

  • Cecelia
    • homemaker

      I like the wall painting of the maid caught in an embrace!

      • Cecelia

        Me too!

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Gloria Allred will call you both as witnesses in the assault trial of the maid.

  • J.J.

    I honestly did not know Erik Erickson was a Fox News contributor. I rarely see him on the channel.

    Given the choice of his contract was not renewed or he does not want to appear on Fox anymore because of his ideological purity, as he claims —- I’m going with Fox did not renew his contract.

    • Saintsfan720

      I rarely see him. Guess the “Never Trump” conservative slots were filled by Jonah Goldberg and Karl Rove. Erickson doesn’t strike as quite as bitter as Joe Scarborough or Nicolle Wallace so not sure if MSNBC will have him.

      • He wasn’t on FNC as much as others but I’ve seen him there. He also made appearances on FBN. He appeared often enough to be concerned about the loss of income that comes with not appearing at all.

        • Larry Kelly

          I say we let one go and leave one gone.

      • Cecelia

        Stephen Hayes is a prominent Never-Trumper. He’s on with Bret Baier.

        I don’t know for sure, but it’s been my impression that Judith Miller is as well.

        Certainly Krauthammer is.

        I think Fox News has this outlook pretty well covered.

        • Mitch Alan

          Judith Miller is a Democrat. How about bringing back Dick Morris to replace Karl Rove, who is a tiresome and repetitive defender of all things Bush.

          • Son of Rusty Shackleford

            And all things GOPe. Remember Election Night ’16 when he claimed all the credit for Trump winning Wisconsin was due to Paulie Ryan? Ryan couldn’t carry the state when he was on the ticket in ’12, but he was the magic man four years later if you listened to Mr. Potato Head.

          • Cecelia

            I’m not crazy about either.

        • homemaker

          Weren’t Stephen Hayes and Bret Baier roommates in college? If not that at least good friends? That could explain why he is still on Specisl Report as often as he is.

          • Cecelia

            I hadn’t heard that. Interesting.

      • He was always in his home studio with that kaleidoscope curtain behind him.

  • Larry Kelly

    CBS THIS MORNING spiked any video of Trump at the FBI Academy yesterday and any word he spoke there. All your got from them was Trump saying negative things about FBI investigation before he left the White House. CBS pretty much as dishonest as CNN these days.

  • Cecelia

    The failure of CNN, WP, NYTs to report sexual harassment accusations and pay-outs isn’t surprising. The’ve long spiked or downplayed stories in order to protect Democrats and the Democratic Party.

    Their outrage over Moore voters who voiced the same incentive was hypocritical as ever.

    • Minnesota Nice

      I consider suppression of news by CNN, etc to be fake news along with inaccurate reporting.

      • carolr527

        According to Meryl Streep, who Kurtz interviewed briefly at the premiere of “The Post,” only FOX suppresses news and picks and chooses what it wants its audience to know. Never liked her.

        • Larry Kelly

          Skipped that part of the show. Know too much to want any more of her.

        • Minnesota Nice

          Meryl Streep Admits She Reads Drudge, Watches Fox News.

          Streep said “I check in on Politico, Axios and Drudge.” She also goes to Fox often, “to see the manipulation.”

          Pathetic.

          • Cecelia

            Streep was a Winestein fan.

            These aren’t folks who hold the ties of friendship above politically charged sins.

            She’s peddling as fast as she can.

        • Cecelia

          She was a big Harvey Feinstein fan among people who disavow their parents for holding the wrong views.

          Streep is peddling as fast as she can.

          • Son of Rusty Shackleford

            Don’t forget how she led the standing O for Polanski at the Oscars(?) a few years back.

  • I’m surprised Ari Fleischer was subscribed to Brian Stelter’s newsletter in the first place.

    • Mitch Alan

      Ari is another Never-Trumper, Always Busher.

      • Okay.

        I was going to snap at you because of your loathing of anyone you disagree with, but I have just as little use for snarky and obnoxious progressives, libertarians, and atheists. The latter two tend to go hand in hand.

        • Mitch Alan

          snap away. Do you think I care?

          • I guess not, but I still won’t.

          • Mitch Alan

            I guess you did “snap back” at me, but you just pretended not to. You must be taking lessons from Chuck Schumer.

          • All I said was I guess you don’t care, but I still won’t snap at you as you requested. Interestingly, Schumer was high-fiving runners at the starting line of the Tunnel to Towers 5K when I ran it a few years ago. Even though I don’t like his politics, just as you don’t, I got star struck and tried to get a high five myself, but he didn’t see me.

            This is my last reply.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Ignore him, Mike. I do.

          • Larry Kelly

            I still ignore the Real Royal Pudding Emperor, but it’s easy ‘cause he’s dead.

          • Cecelia

            May he be at peace.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I do hope that he repented at the end. I really don’t want to see anyone face Eternal Fire.

  • StatCounter is acting up today and not counting anything. Probably won’t be able to do a top links post tomorrow unless it gets fixed pretty soon. I filed a support ticket this morning but nothing has happened.

    • At some point they fixed it and apparently the missing hours were not lost only delayed so the race is back on for top five links. Exciting, ain’t it?

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        It’ll probably be one of the two involving the ever-charming Lisa Bloom.

  • Minnesota Nice

    What we have learned about Lisa Bloom this year. She was willing to attack & destroy Harvey Weinstein accusers & victims, she is politically motivated & only represents Democrats and most important to her it’s all about money and publicity.

    • Son of Rusty Shackleford

      Is anyone surprised? Just look at her mom’s history; that rotten apple didn’t have to fall far from the tree!

    • Cecelia

      She is one piece of work.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Why do I find her kind of attractive? Have I lost my freaking mind?

        • Cecelia

          Bad boys and girls are temporarily intriguing.

  • Son of Rusty Shackleford

    I’m surprised it’s taken this long for news about a Chris Matthews settlement to become public; I still remember the time Erin Burnett was on his show and he asked her to lean in closer to the camera whilst drooling and that creepy heh-heh-heh of his. Seems like right after that she decamped to CNN.
    And btw, why are comments on the FNC “It’s A Wonderful Life” parody closed? I’d never seen it before and thought it was great (and I wonder why The O’Reilly Factor wasn’t one of the programs mentioned in it?).

    • I’m trying to figure that out too. Comments get closed after x days automatically but there is supposed to be some way to open them for specific posts and I’m working on figuring out how. If I have to I’ll just copy the whole thing into a new post but I’d rather learn how to do it properly if I can.

    • Minnesota Nice

      Now that the door has been opened about Matthews, I wonder what else is out there, especially since Chris is known to be a drunkard.

      • Cecelia

        The sooner this witch hunt stops, the better.

    • Cecelia

      Oh, sexual harassment at news channels is a Fox “anomaly”, said Katie Couric, after having worked years with Matt Lauer.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Matt Lauer bragged that the Perky One was one of his conquests.

        • Cecelia

          Really?

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Yep.

    • carolr527

      I don’t think Howard Kurtz mentioned Matthews on MediaBuzz today, which surprised me.

  • gcblues
    • Or as Greg Gutfeld called her last night (taped Friday), Amarosa.

      • gcblues

        Tape, ahhhhh the memories.

      • Larry Kelly

        Both have been ingredients in my BLUE APORON meal kits.

      • It sounded to me like Howard Kurtz was saying it that way too.

  • Minnesota Nice
    • Cecelia

      It’s a white Christmas.

    • Ironically, the professor is white.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        He’s a self-loathing liberal fool.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I really need to proof read my posts better. I meant “She” and wrote “He.”

          • Oh.

    • Larry Kelly

      Santa is white. Liberal Megyn Kelly confirms it.

  • Larry Kelly

    CNN PUNISHMENT BLACKBOARD
    The bad fox jumped over the evil, rotten Trump.
    The evil fox jumped over the bad, rotten Trump.
    The rotten fox jumped over the rotten, rotten Trump.
    The bad fox jumped over the evil, evil Trump.
    ….

    • Minnesota Nice

      The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

      Who knows what is so special about that sentence?

      • I do! But this one is equally special yet shorter:

        Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

      • Grandpa D

        It has all the letters of the alphabet.

        • Minnesota Nice

          I love your reveal response! Thanks and correct, however J$ did respond first and provided a cool and better sentence. However I was looking for second person. Your prize is either behind Door #1, #2 or #3. 😉

    • I can just picture Bart Simpson writing that every week now that Disney will own the show.

  • Larry Kelly

    MEDIABUZZ is full of POINT, COUNTERPOINT
    RELIABLE SOURCES is not.
    RELIABLE SOURCES is full of ___________________?

    • Minnesota Nice

      If I put an honest answer it would be “pending for review.” 😉

    • …the same point of view.

    • Grandpa D

      Stelteristics.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The British would say, “faeces.”

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 Anxiety grips 21C Fox
    4 but CNN doesn’t
    3 CNN spikes
    2 Cancel
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Erick Erickson leaving Fox News.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    I think that Johnny prosecuted this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77s9d6nWq0w

  • Isn’t it interesting how all of a sudden we’re relitigating the sexual harassment charges of deceased Roger Ailes all over again? What timing. Today Stelter spent most of his show on Fox News, and it seems like every other tweet today was about Fox and/or the evil chyron that read ‘A Coup in America?’ Mind you, just a few months ago Stelter on his own show was discussing whether it’s time for a ‘soft coup’ to remove Trump from office. But that’s different.

    He can only ride this bash-Fox horse for so long before Humpty Dumpty gonna fall.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      The unwashed Humpty Dumpty at that.

    • Cecelia

      A coup? So it’s now a “coup” to report on the conflagrations between the Trump Administration and the FBI?

      It’s a coup for there to be such wrangling over legal issues, including the separation of powers concept?

      But violent rioting and encouragement to “resist” the results of an election are the Democratic process.

      Stelter is a fool.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        You give him too much credit. He isn’t smart enough to be a fool.