New Year’s Eve Links and Open Thread

  • Video: Fox News announces
  • RIP: Wayne Rogers, Fox News contributor, dies at age 82.
  • Concha: Media coverage of Cosby saga is already excessively annoying.
  • In-depth journalism, Mediaite-style: The 34 sexiest people in tv news.
  • FBN 2015’s fastest growing cable net.  More.  Fox: first on Facebook.
  • Fox & Friends video: 2015’s   Steven Hayes: True.
  • Video: 1950-1960.  Video:
  • 2015 program ranker:  FNC holds top 14 slots;  25-54 demo program ranker.
  • YT,JD: The Broderick Matter

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Roger Ailes tops list of political news media influentials.
  • Outnumbered video: Are fair game?
  • Monday’s numbers: O’Watters-The Five-Doug McKelway 1-2-3.
  • Sunday showdown: Media Buzz tops Reliable Sources.
  • 2015: Fox News sets records; CNNHLN up; MSNBC double-digit drop.
  • 2015: Fox News is #2 in all cable; CNN #22, MSNBC #26.   Griffin’s note.
  • CNN covers Trump more than all his rivals combined.  CNN’s BASEst doc.
  • Borchers: CNN anchor makes an issue of Trump spokesperson’s necklace.
  • Cable newsers named to distinguished list.  The ‘most charming‘ NYE show.
  • Johnny Dollar: The Broderick Matter

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Kilmeade audio:   Audio Q&A: James Rosen.
  • Hype machine cranks up for CNN’s New Year’s Eve ‘dream team’.
  • Video: Amy Schumer, the  Q&A: Eric Bolling‘s NYE.
  • Wemple: Explosive accusations in Al-Jazeera ‘doping’ documentary.
  • Johnny Dollar: The Broderick Matter
  • Chariton: Five to watch.  MSNBC host calls for Rahm Emanuel to resign.

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: Will deploying Bill Hillary Clinton?
  • Wednesday’s numbers.  Thursday’s numbers.  Friday’s numbers.
  • Outnumbered video: Should a sitting President
  • $1M donation from Bill O’Reilly creates Marist scholarship fund.
  • Maria Molina and Reed Timmer tie the knot.  Poppy passes out.
  • Jersey City’s Randall Peyton on his Ailes Apprentice experience.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Broderick Matter
  • The reason for MSNBC’s tireless devotion to all things Trump: ratings.
  • Controversy swirls around ‘fabricated’ Al-Jazeera documentary.  More.
  • Full Measure video: Kurtz and Atkisson on the media’s big misses of 2015.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: and a
  • Reliable Sources: 2015 review part one, two; media new year’s resolutions.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Broderick Matter
  • Willie Geist’s bodega tree.   Ozzie and Harriet:
  • Don Lemon wants to get out of ‘traditional news’ to be a late night host.
  • F&F video: Charles Payne’s   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Cablenews 2015: MSNBC slips, CNN up, FNC highest ever.  Aging averages.
  • Your Buzz videos: vs Trump, vs Trump, time

‘You Have This Infectious Happiness and Cheer’

J$P Video! Anna Kooiman has to work Christmas morning, but somebody’s on the phone…

From Fox & Friends, 25 December 2015

Green Chri$tma$

frebergEvery year on this day we present Stan Freberg’s enduring Christmas parable. Although he produced it well over a half century ago, its message is timeless:

  • Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$     album

Classic Christmas radio broadcasts:

  • Jack Benny: Last Moment Christmas Shopping  
  • Dragnet: A .22 Rifle for Christmas  
  • Quiet, Please: Berlin, 1945  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter  

Classic Christmas television episodes:

  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas  
  • Dragnet 1968: The Christmas Story  
  • Newhart: No Room at the Inn  
  • Night Gallery: The Messiah on Mott Street 
  • Roswell: A Roswell Christmas Carol  amazon  hulu+  netflix  iTunes

Classic Christmas movies:

Sounds of the season:

  • David Ian: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     album
  • George Shearing: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen      album
  • Theresa and Mike Levy: The First Noel    album
  • Ellis Marsalis: Silent Night     album
  • Crystal LewisO Holy Night     album

Merry Christmas from johnny dollar’s place.

Christmas Eve Links and Open Thread

  • The Honeymooners: ‘Twas
  • Gregg Jarrett zings Trump again.  Joe’s crib is up for sale.
  • TCG: No taunting, just good wishes, in Fox News 2015 holiday cards.
  • Kirsten Powers: How becoming a Christian ruined my love of Christmas.
  • Suspended FNC contributor returns.  CNN security guard shot and killed.
  • FNC Christmas/weekend specials.  CNN  An
  • Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Shannon Bream-The Five-Eric O’Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: The Washington Post attacks Ted Cruz children.
  • Jake Tapper’s tips on how to survive covering a Presidential campaign.
  • Stacey Dash files police report.  Jury trial set in FNC 9/11 photos case.
  • Hogue: Elisabeth’s tearful farewell.   200,000+.   Stan Freberg:
  • Profiles: Jesse Watters, Brooke Baldwin (v/TVN).  Greg Burke promoted.
  • From Cronkite to Blitzer: TV newsers are a Hollywood casting obsession.
  • Do the media have a Trump/Hillary double standard on ’embellishments’?
  • Rand Paul tells Kilmeade he will not participate in an ‘undercard’ debate.
  • Fox Biz sets criteria: next GOP debate could be limited to six participants.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: Debate over
  • Pierce: This is what MSNBC considers ‘hard news‘.
  • Monday’s numbers: Eric O’Bolling-Bret Baier-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Bret Baier-O’Bolling Factor 1-2-3.
  • Sunday: Media Buzz bests Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Outnumbered video: Did Trump bathroom comments
  • Borchers: Maybe MSNBC’s Trump documentary won’t be horrible.
  • F&F videos:  Elisabeth’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • Kelly File video: discuss Obama’s media complaints.
  • Lafayette: FNC rates higher in live viewing than any news channel ever.
  • Husband: New Day still a distant second, but doing better than Morning Joe.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Concha: One-way ‘feud’ will spike debate viewership to over 25M.
  • Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly moderate Jan 28 debate.
  • Somerby: Chuck Todd acts as Trump’s caddy, tees up greatest hits.
  • Video: Does media amount to fear-mongering?
  • Can MSNBC re-center itself? Andy Lack talks to Lloyd Grove.
  • Video: Bill O’Reilly to Jesse Watters.
  • Nolte: Fox News ramps up attacks in its attempt to derail Trump!
  • The Place for Prisons: MSNBC dumps debate coverage for Lock-Up.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter
  • Meet Megyn: only hours remain.  Cable newser #2 on distinguished list.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Howard Kurtz with Trump
  • Reliable Sources videos: Anonymous sources, Obama, Bernie Sanders.
  • ‘Shameless’ MSNBC to air Chris Matthews-hosted Trump ‘documentary’.
  • Fox & Friends video: Anna Kooiman  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: Laura the
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The pt one.  Richard Lui at UoG.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Concha challenges Media Buzz, Reliable Sources to cover this story.
  • Borchers: Who’s doing a great job covering the primary? Fox News!
  • Video: Comparing Trump vs covering Sanders.
  • Somerby: Black youngsters in Texas barely exist on clownish MSNBC.
  • Q&A: Lea Gabrielle.  Jim Acosta in ‘grueling’ Hawaii.  CNN’s fuzzy math.
  • Factor video: looks at Trump voters.  Today’s petition.
  • Video: Sen Gillibrand says coverage made ‘a huge difference’.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The   Hogue: Sour puss?

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Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • CNN reporter who coordinated with Hillary aide also got job offer.
  • Ace political reporters at ABC and CBS News praise…Fox News!?!
  • Zurawik: CNN coverage of Gray mistrial ‘overheated, even tabloid‘.
  • Trump: I get better press from CNN than Fox. Video:
  • Charlie Rose video: Q&A with four CNN
  • Greta: Bret Baier’s special delivery; are journalists really independent?

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Debate 9pm-Debate 6pm-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Somerby: CNN moderator applauded one of Trump’s answers.
  • Outnumbered videos: Bill O’Reilly talks and
  • 18 million viewers.  Wemple: Wolf Blitzer’s minimalist brilliance.
  • GMA video: talks Trump with George Stephanopoulos.
  • Zurawik: An informative debate marred by CNN’s ‘lust for conflict‘.
  • Kelly File videos:  Frank Luntz focus group speaks
  • Factor videos: Bernard Goldberg and CNN’s debate.
  • Richard Wolffe resurfaces.   With All Due Respect’s hosts moonlighting.
  • Q&A: Neil Cavuto previews Fed announcement.  Q&A: Steve Kornacki.