Dec 232017
 

  • MediaBuzz videos: the
  • Reliable Sources: Trump a liar; like a dictator, attacking media!
  • Anna Kooiman: Making Australia feel like home for Christmas.
  • MSNBC fires Joan Walsh.  Flashback: Walsh lies about O’Reilly.
  • CNN snaps up Walsh.  Father Knows Best: The Christmas Story.
  • More Inheritances.  That Girl: Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid.  
  • Mika under fire from Halperin accusers, attempts an apology.
  • CNN: Thomas the Tank Engine, Paw Patrol are ‘fascist’ cartoons.
  • New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
  • Arthel Neville wins Reddick Award.  John and Kyra moonlighting.
  • John Williams, Boston Pops Orch and Chorus:
  • Crystal Lewis:  Lisa Ono:
  • Bret Baier shares  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter
  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

    Actually, CNN is a fascist cartoon.

    • Especially Sundays at 11AM.

    • sky303

      Those two shows are British and Canadian respectively that means the Brits and Canadians would be importing fascism this plot goes deep folks. Or it’s a dumb article.

  • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
    • timdub70

      Just once I would like to see a Christmas song about the other precipitation that falls around Christmastime. No songs about freezing rain or freezing drizzle?

      • Mitch Alan

        There’s a pretty famous Christmas song, “Let It Drizzle, Let it Drizzle, Let it Drizzle”.

      • Larry Kelly

        🎵🌧🎅🏻 Oh, the weather outside is frightful.
        Figure my car will be smashed by nightfall.
        The last payments’s in the mail.
        Let it hail. Let it hail. Let it hail..🎅🏻🌧🎵

      • Cecelia

        Mad Magazine Xmas

        White Sheepdog, sung to the tune of White Christmas

        I’m screaming at a white sheepdog
        Each time he sits upon my chair.
        It’s a thing I’m dreading
        The way he’s shedding
        And coats everything with hair.

        I’m screaming at a white sheepdog.
        If he should visit you some night
        May his bark be worse than his blight
        And may all your furniture be white.

        http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-40365.html

      • Grandpa D

        George Strait —
        “It may not snow in San Antonio but it’s a Texas Christmas to me.”
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDzykYMaH3E&feature=youtu.be

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          It does occasionally snow in San Antonio.

          • Grandpa D

            Yes it does. They woke up to snow on December 8th, the same morning we did here in Houston.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Frosty the Pervert mentions sleet.

      • sky303

        “I’m dreaming of a Freezing rain Christmas , just like the ones I used to know… “

  • Larry Kelly

    ‘The preponderance of editors, journalists, pundits and bookers, on the other hand, still coddle Democrats. They may do it on purpose or unconsciously, but it’s destroying their credibility. Because as David Burge once noted, “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.”’
    http://nyp.st/2Dpfw1v

  • Larry Kelly

    Splendid message from Charles. And he’s right about the show. Best hour in cable news.

    • Cecelia

      Rosebud….

      (James Rosen)

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Giggle…

        William Randolph Hearst

    • homemaker

      I miss him. Here’s to hoping 2018 brings him strength in his recovery so he can return to Special Report.

    • J.J.

      Special Report is the best hr in cable news. You know what show is really growing on me?

      The Story with Martha MacCallum — smart, good interviews, even handed, and keeps the “republican vs dem strategists debate talking points” segments to a minimum

  • Cecelia

    This might be the way to save this song from the Salem villagers.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qbxr1uhTI04

  • Grandpa D

    Mika under firehttps://twitter.com/brithume/status/944549773440405504 Good points in the “Free Beacon” article.

    • Cecelia

      A lot of people were voicing the obvious truth that there are varying degrees of affronts in these cases.

      That should go without saying, but saying it about the wrong people can certainly piss off folks.

      The only reason Mika voices the obvious now is that her buddy got outed.

  • Re: “MSNBC fires Joan Walsh”: She’ll be fired as long as Sam Seder. There’s too much ideological backlash, as there was with Seder. Then, the leftists will claim another victory.

    • Just as they have with Papa John Schnatter’s resignation. I’ve never had Papa John’s in my life, but it pains me that he had to resign from the company he founded because of political pressure.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Schnatter did absolutely nothing wrong.

        • Cecelia

          How do you get racism out of this remark?:

          “He said Papa John’s — a National Football League sponsor and advertiser — had been “hurt” by the “take a knee” protest led by African-American players to draw attention to police brutality.

          “And more importantly, by not resolving the current debacle to the player and owners’ satisfaction, NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders,” Schnatter had said during the Nov. 1 call.

          “Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” he said. ”

          https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/22/572779230/papa-johns-ceo-steps-down-following-controversial-remarks-on-nfl

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            There was no racism. But the Liberal Fascists have to force all to comply with their orthodoxy.

      • Cecelia

        My husband used to like Papa John’s before they dumbed it down.

        Did the owner sexually harass someone?

        • No. He was critical of the kneeling NFL players.

          • sky303

            He said the ratings of the NFL going down were hurting the business then added that the NFL lacks leadership on the kneeling thing. That of course made go instead of saying “well alright ,he has opinion, I am going to go on living my life,” they decided to be annoyed by it.
            Or the defend free speech of people they agree with and those that don’t well no free speech for them.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            They live to be offended by one thing or another. He shouldn’t have given in.

        • gcblues

          i was listening to papa john creech last night with the mothers. seriously.

    • Phew! CNN picked her up off waivers, so to speak. Your hashtag campaign failed, leftists!

  • gcblues
    • Cecelia

      Wow! Is anyone down there prepared for that?

      • gcblues

        no. they are freezing. just walked back from parque central all the kids are wearing parkas and gloves. i am going for a swim.

        • Cecelia

          You would. In defiance of Mother Nature.

          • gcblues

            to me, 80’s is still hot But the natives are truly shivering.

  • gcblues

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/366191-mclaughlin-group-to-return-in-2018
    man i was hoping like they dug him up and DNA cloned him, or pumped his body full of silicon and makeup and do a puppet horror thing, u know, something cool, millennial and all, but it is just Rogan and his stupid sox.

    • sky303

      I kind of hoped they cloned him or did some sorcery where they have his ghost host the show.

      • gcblues

        i like it …. i like it better than Tom, the sox man, Rogan.

  • sky303

    Thomas the Tank engine kind of creeps me out , the Cars movies have the same feeling but I don’t think are fascists that’s a stretch

  • sky303

    Love that episode of That Girl , and the kid was the voice of Linus in 5 Peanuts specials too , including the Christmas one.

    • Cecelia

      I did not catch that!

      • sky303

        Love finding the connections like that

        • Cecelia

          Everything is six degrees from Steve Allen.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani
          • Cecelia

            That was terrific!

            And Frank!

          • Grandpa D

            Great! Thanks Nixon.
            (I kept thinking of all the work by the crew that pulled the camera cables.)

          • timdub70

            Great clip. And to think that the only one of those greats is still with us-Steve Lawrence. P.S. PAB has her own YouTube channel now.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Thanks! I am positively Pattified!

  • sky303

    That wasn’t long , Joan Walsh heading to everyone’s favorite three lettered Cable news channel https://twitter.com/joanwalsh/status/944741877370228736

    • Cecelia

      Where on one night Walsh can opine on how it’s unreasonable to caution provocatively dressed women about unwelcomed salacious attention.

      Then the next night she can browbeat Ivanka Trump over sitting in for her father during a diplomatic mission while wearing a ‘too feminine’ ladylike pink dress with bows on the sleeves.

    • Larry Kelly

      You’ll have to tell me. Joan blocked me on Twitter. I don’t even remember why.. Must have been a misunderstanding.

      • sky303

        She’s going to CNN
        tweet said :
        ” I am overwhelmed by the support I’ve received today from all of you. And I’m thrilled to tell you I’ll be heading to @CNN in the new year. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. A Christmas miracle. “

        • It’s too bad there isn’t a blog that posts links to items like this, so all people have to do is check out the day’s links and click on the one about CNN hiring Joan Walsh. Somebody ought to look into creating a site like that. 😉

  • Lurker

    Nice to see Sara Carter being a new FOX News Contributor

    When I read the news that she left Circa News, I had a feeling FOX would hire her

  • sky303

    Love Father Knows best in general , but the Christmas episode is a masterpiece to itself.

    • Larry Kelly

      Father at least had a profession. Never did figure out what the TV show’s Ozzie Nelson did for a living.

  • Larry Kelly

    Ah, Christmas with the Garland family: https://youtu.be/WzCL3FM9dDc

    • Cecelia

      Thanks!

      • Larry Kelly

        One of the most talented people ever put on earth.

        • Cecelia

          She was. That song is in my Christmas top five favs.

          Did you know that Garland and songwriter and lyricist, Johnny Mercer, had a thing back in the day?

          A bit of an age difference.

          Mercer wrote “I Remember You” and carried a flame for Garland the rest of his life.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Mercer was one hell of a talent.

            By the way, Eydie was seven years older than Steve. Age doesn’t mean all that much, as long as both are of legal age.

          • Cecelia

            Indeed he was.

            Thanks for the info on Steve and Eydie. First I’ve heard that.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            My best friend when I was in Virginia in elementary school, and later in high school, had an aunt who was a dead ringer for Eydie. She was a very nice lady, but couldn’t sing worth a damn.

          • Mitch Alan

            My favorite Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney dance number. Busby Berkeley directed it, not PC though.

            https://youtu.be/qmEemOfsxhs

          • contextb4clarity

            Cultural appropriation of black culture with Blackface as icing on the cake.. The epitome of whiteness and Jewishness.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Then I guess that my people should’ve really been pissed by the Boston Tea Party.

  • Today was Joe Trippi’s last day at Fox News.

    • Walsh out, Trippi in. I guarantee it.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        I think that you are right.

    • Larry Kelly

      and he was unusually obtuse on MEDIABUZ. Must not wanted to leave a conservative coddling last impression..

    • Dennis Christensen

      He will be missed

  • Cecelia

    Trump is like a dictator toward the media, but mind your hysterical reactions to him, guys.

    Cupp is perfect for CNN.

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      A dictator would jail or assassinate those who would dare cross him. That’s Putin’s style. Trump likes to goad the media into making fools of themselves, that’s his style. They never fail to take the bait.

      • Larry Kelly

        Like the Tweet from him today mentioned on MEDIABUZZ with a picture showing casually the bottom of his shoe with CNN stuck on it.

  • This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 snaps up
    4 an apology
    3 Mika under fire
    2 lies about O’Reilly
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 MSNBC fires Joan Walsh.

  • Larry Kelly

    I was left speechless when I watched this air in its first showing. The seemingly impossible teaming of a young pro on his way in with an old pro on his way out: https://youtu.be/n9kfdEyV3RQ

  • When the animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on CBS in 1965, both the television network and the show’s own producers expected it to be a disaster… read more…

    • homemaker

      Truly a wonderful story, Johnny. Thank you for sharing it.