Jan 092018
 

  • Court tosses out frivolous $48M lawsuit against Fox News.
  • Monday’s numbers: Maddow-Lawrence-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Texts may in leaks.
  • Weekend numbers: ‘Five bloated corpses‘ top Sunday prime.
  • Will Chris Matthews be next to get the axe?  Q&A: Dana Bash.
  • Zucker play: Jim Acosta named Chief WH correspondent; more.
  • Lowry not renewed.  Kucinich leaves FNC.  Alice Stewart re-ups.
  • Impartial MSNBC anchor: Congrats on Trump hating your book!
  • The Story video: Ben Shapiro probes the boomlet.
  • FTV: Brian Stelter, and the media, completely missed the message.

Updated 4:56 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

  • Presumptive congratulations to Gov. Kucinich. Why? It’s an anti-Trump midterm. Democrats will thrive this November.

    • Larry Kelly

      On the liberal side, he will have Pochahantas’s pet consumer protector, Richard Cordray, to contend with.

      Will at least put some fun into the race. No longer the politics-of-confrontation guy who was mayor of Cleveland. Still a block of folks who hold him responsible for the city going bankrupt and remember his brother robbing a bank at the same moment he was giving a speech on the steps of city hall. Also, he didn’t really leave politics voluntarily. Lost election to a lady who also wants to be governor.

      • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

        Mom had an aunt arrested for counterfeiting sugar ration stamps during WW II. She actually beat the rap.

  • Larry Kelly

    Crowd recoils in horror at crazy man… no? Must not have read da book.
    https://youtu.be/-ZqWUpAKqQQ

  • homemaker

    Lowry not renewed: big deal, as in who cares! MSNBC is the perfect place for those Republicans that hate DJT.

    • Larry Kelly

      Maybe get to sit next to Mika and nod approvingly like the ex-Globe plagiarist.

      • Cecelia

        I can’t look at Joe and that ridiculous preppie pompadour without feeling so sorry that he has sold his soul in order to fit in with a certain Gotham/DC set who are as deep as a bag of skittles.

    • Mitch Alan

      Will Steve Hayes will be the next never-Trumper to exit? Let’s hope so. He comes across as a real know-it-all.

      • homemaker

        I am thinking “no”! He is good friends with Bret Baier. They were roommates in college. Jonah Goldberg has said either on Twitter or in his G File newsletter that he thinks his contract as a contributor might not be renewed.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          I see that our Greco-Latin troll decided to snark under his wife’s name today.

      • Tomaza Jarquin

        Like that stirewalt idiot or dumb dana, or hack will, steve and all the others that do not toe the trump punchline, OUT. Us old conservatives are banned because we are too smart.
        psssst DJT is not conservative.
        As a conservative everytime i hear Laura i want to vomit. she is embarrassing wearing all the brown lipstick the trumpers wear.

    • Saintsfan720

      There needs to be room for the “Never Trump” viewpoint that does exist among some conservatives. Guess they have Steven Hayes and Jonah Goldberg for that and Lowry was expendable.

      • Cecelia

        Those gentlemen have kept their wits about them.

        David Frum went from being an intellectual to thinking like someone who would write for Salon.

        • Larry Kelly

          has been carrying liberal water for as long as I can remember

          • Cecelia

            He used to write for the American Spectator.

          • Larry Kelly

            must have gotten tired watching.

        • homemaker

          Frum, Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Rubin, and a few more are just so transparent in their moving left IMO! They want to party and schmooze with the libs to be part of the “in crowd”! Never could tolerate people like that when I was young and have even less time and respect for them as I am now a crusty old woman!

          • Cecelia

            That sort of social pull will always be a strong one.

            These people are ambitious and have worked hard to get where they are. They desire recognition of their talent by a particular cohort of people, as well as financial success. Sean Hannity may be wealthy and popular, but he will never have the respect of these people they strive toward.

            Goodness knows it’s obvious enough that most of this society is an example of the moral behind the story of the emperor who wore no clothes… but they do would influence and power.

      • Minnesota Nice

        This Sunday The Saints Coming Marching Into Minnesota!

        Obviously, I am rooting for the Vikings. Skol!

        • Saintsfan720

          You guys beat us at the beginning of the season. Should be a great game. #geauxsaints. #laissezles bontempsrouler

        • Larry Kelly

          Sorry, I just can’t forgive them for what they did to my Irish ancestors.

      • homemaker

        I could care less what he or George Will have to say these days. If they go the way of the dinosaur I will not feel bad. Even though Krauthammer was pretty strong against Trump I was willing to listen to his thoughts because they seemed less reflexively anti-Trump than others.

    • Cecelia

      To me Lowry came off less anti-Trump than anti-media in using the media’s sanctimony over Trump’s failings as exhibit A as to its hypocrisy.

  • Larry Kelly

    Scuttlebutt: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-dickerson-charlie-rose_us_5a541929e4b003133ecb7c8b
    I feel he is more fair than most any of his contemporaries.

  • Larry Kelly

    My liberal friends on FACEBOOK are drooling over President Winfrey as a hope.
    I don’t use that venue for politics. Just dog pictures and birthday wishes.

    • Grandpa D

      I use Facebook for three groups that interest me. Otherwise I post nothing and have no friends.

  • Larry Kelly

    Him Chief Fakem News.
    (apologies to Nixon)

    • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

      By the way, this is Richard Nixon’s birthday. Why isn’t it a national holiday? Why no Dick Day?

      • Larry Kelly

        He’s the one!

        • Grandpa D

          Now more than ever.

      • Mitch Alan

        Who was the worst President? RMN, Bush I or GWB? It’s a tough call.

        • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

          Obama, followed by Carter. Obama was malignant, Carter was merely a fool.

          • Mitch Alan

            He wasn’t on my list. Read the original question.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I don’t need to read the original question, because I WROTE THE DAMN QUESTION. You were answering my joke post about a Nixon Day and decided to take swipes at the two Bushes (I am a fan of neither). So, my off-topic post was an answer to your off-topic post.

          • Larry Kelly

            Mitch is in danger of meeting the ignore button.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            Poor boy doesn’t know good humor from ice cream.

          • Larry Kelly

            My responses were government handouts? Please read them again. You’re in danger of ruining your bad reputation.

          • Nixon – niihpikiiookani

            I (heart) my bad reputation.

          • Larry Kelly

            better than no reputation

        • Larry Kelly

          GWB got me Medicare Part D
          Bush 1 kicked Saddam out of Kuwait
          RMN instituted the draft lottery which kept me from certain death in SE Asia

          Love ‘em all.

          • Mitch Alan

            Obama gave me Food Stamps and a Free Cell Phone. Is that all you care about, govt handouts?

  • Minnesota Nice

    Interesting point made by @DanaPerino on today's The @DailyBriefing on @FoxNews Democrats would probably first ask Oprah – Are you be willing to release your tax returns? The answer is likely No.— TRB (@RoadMN) January 9, 2018

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    1 Lowry not renewed.