Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Media Joe claims
  • Reliable Sources videos: Carl Bernstein, equal time, Goosebumps.
  • Janice Dean: A letter to myself, ten years ago.  Prized pictures.
  • Carlson on the couch: Tucker showing greater ease, confidence.
  • Today’s frivolous lawsuit.  Richard Grenell crosses party lines.
  • TCG: A strange way for MSNBC to brand itself as ‘nonpartisan’.
  • (MS)NBC mum as controversy swirls around Mohyeldin’s reporting.
  • Coop returned speaker’s fee to UNLV Fndn.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: Ben more

‘We’ve Allowed It to Take Root’

J$P Video!  The Five looks at fictional jihad (‘Homeland’) vs the real thing:

From The Five, 16 October 2015

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Video: the Wayne Simmons controversy.
  • Grenell: The astonishing bias of (MS)NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin.
  • Griswold: Botched hit-job by Dylan Byers should embarrass CNN.
  • Report: CNBC agrees to Trump demands.  Isenstadt: CNBC caves.
  • Concha: Trump’s credibility on the line in showdown with CNBC.
  • Wemple: Coop ‘knew’ Sanders’s reply would ‘shut down’ email talk.
  • After big debut, Leno’s Garage stalls out.  Worth a thousand words.
  • Josh Levs at Stony Brooke U.  Joy-Ann Reid in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Golgowski: Lynne Russell lawsuit claims motel ignored known dangers.
  • Wemple: Donald Trump officially assumes full ownership of cable news.

‘The Marketplace Has Spoken and Trump Has Won’

J$P Video!  Why did CNBC cave to Trump’s debate demands? Lynn Sweet and Judith Miller analyze:

From Happening Now, 16 October 2015

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • GOP issues with CNBC debate grow: Trump threatens pull out.
  • Video: Does (MS)NBC have an
  • Ross: CNN treated Lemon and Lopez like ‘window-dressing‘.
  • CNN touted free streaming of debate, but it didn’t quite pan out.
  • Throwback Thursday: Greg Kelly
  • Former terrorism ‘expert’ Wayne Simmons charged with fraud.
  • Factor video: analyzes CNN’s debate questions.
  • Somerby: It’s ‘one of the strangest programs in cable news history’.
  • Maloney: Sanders supporters fuming over CNN comment deletions.
  • Riedl: Judge rules ‘filming’ can continue on MSNBC signature series.

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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

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‘Let’s Go Through the Whole CNN Group’

J$P Video!  Does CNN have a double standard for debates?

From The Five, 13 October 2015

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Bret Baier-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Video: Shep goes on a and Donald Trump.
  • Q&A: Ed Henry on Fox vs CNN, etc; Sean Hannity on McCarthy etc.
  • Concha: Unfriendly fire complaints ding Fox News and MSNBC.
  • Donny Deutsch resurfaces, brings Joe and Mika into his world.
  • Chuck Todd hour hit by ‘big fall off‘ in ratings.  Weekend numbers.
  • York: CNN’s double standard for debates. CNN fact-check failure?
  • Lyons: CNN should give more airtime to Dana Bash in the debate.
  • Ads during CNN’s Dem debate going for half the price of GOP debate.
  • Parker: CNN hopes smaller field, greater focus will lure debate viewers.
  • McCall: Why the CNN Democratic debate will be as useless as the GOP’s.

Monday Links and Open Thread

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Trump GOP the
  • Reliable Sources videos: Jason Rezaian trial, Coop, Trump, Rupert’s tweets.
  • Wemple: Frank Luntz scorches Media Matters…’it’s an embarrassment’.
  • MSNBC Q&A: Thomas Roberts; José Díaz-Balart; Janet Mock (via TVN).
  • Cohen: Why does the right get a seat at the debate table, but not the left?
  • Cable Hall of Fame honors little-watched morning program.  Sorry, Ronan.
  • Your Buzz videos: more
  • Trish Regan tops CNBC, Chuck Todd edges Wolf.  Sunday talkers: preview.

‘I Wouldn’t Worry About Seth Rogen or GQ’

J$P Video!  Dana Perino’s week in review: Ben Carson, Paul Ryan, Putin, and more…

From Fox & Friends, 10 October 2015

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sandra Smith-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Why Noah Trevor is laughable lecturing Rupert Murdoch.
  • Somerby: Rachel’s comedy relief…she always [hearted] Boehner.
  • Daily Show video: talks politics with Trevor Noah.
  • Salzman: CNBC mum in GOP debate controversy.  Q&A: Kate Snow.
  • Kilmeade audio: looks at the Ben Carson controversies.
  • Factor video: on smearing Ben Carson, and more.
  • Lapointe: Who gains from Kevin McCarthy’s fall? Maybe Chuck Todd.
  • CNN reveals the ten Heroes contenders.  Russkies rip CNN reporting.
  • Wemple: Free Rachel Maddow (and the candidates).  Twitter trumps tv?
  • More synergy at NBC/MSNBC.  Leno means ratings at CNBC…or does he?

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Charlie Rose video: Full interview.  Megyn in Jeopardy!
  • Megyn Kelly to give Albany Law School Commencement address.
  • Tamron Hall to replace Bill Cosby.  CNN AppleWatch app upgraded.
  • Throwback Thursday: on the MSNBC ‘pimping’ scandal.
  • Former NABJ Prez claims FNC is ‘very difficult‘ for black employees.
  • TCG: Rehiring Olby would make MSNBC ‘the place for prevaricators‘.
  • Q&A: Lisa Ling.  The Circuit in Mexico; Open Court previews Davis Cup.
  • Dem debate trimmed.  CNN pounces when Murdoch tweets.  Update.
  • Coop: no ‘gotcha’ questions at debate.  CNN debate hype in overdrive.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Fox News at 19: A look back, with an O’Reilly clip from day one.
  • America’s Newsroom video: talks to Bill Hemmer.
  • Savan: Source says NBC and MSNBC share ‘one set of values’.
  • Gold: MSBNC’s Morning Joe ‘pressured’ to simulcast Hillary event.
  • MSNBC to air Democratic ‘forum’ moderated by…Rachel Maddow.
  • Roush: Stuart Varney on Fox Biz hits ratings high, tops rival CNBC.
  • Hannity video: Fox News contributor speaks out.
  • Key demo viewers (25-54) tuning out the ‘new’ MSNBC.  Blood Lions.
  • Bourdain’s food hall.   Look for the union label at Al-Jazeera America.
  • Byers: Given record low ratings, why is All In with Hayes still on MSNBC?
  • CNN’s Tom Foreman got lost running in the desert (a preview of his book).
  • Did CNN as payback for a ‘silent boycott‘ (via CNNC)?

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Funny thing about that Fox News/Trump meeting…it didn’t happen.
  • Flood: Andrea Mitchell complains about use of her voice in Hillary ad.
  • Concha: Lack and Olbermann may meet re potential return to MSNBC.
  • Twitter and FNC team for “moments” feature.  Kilmeade makes book.
  • Kelly File videos: Prez Candidates and
  • Greenwald: CNN is obscuring who is responsible for hospital attack.
  • ICN: Another hour of Morning Joe opens MSNBC up to more problems.
  • E-Tourism rips Kenya’s ad buy on CNN.  Pundits’ first jobs (v/Fishbowl).
  • Wellen plans to expand CNNgo to prep ‘webolution’.  Weekend numbers.