Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Scher: GOP candidates will not get a free ride in a Fox News debate.
  • Q&A: Greg Gutfeld, Fox News ‘frat boy‘, previews his new program.
  • Voodoo: Mike Rowe in New Orleans.  Fusion looking to lean forward?
  • Imus video: talks ISIS, 2016, and more.  Upset: HLN tops F&F.
  • Moxley: Legal and ethical controversies swirl around OC Lock-Up series.
  • Today’s ‘doom of cable news‘ harangue.  Kimberly Guilfoyle makes book.
  • Gunman’s notebook vindicates FNC reporter ensnared in shield standoff.

69 thoughts on “Thursday Links and Open Thread”

  1. I missed the rest of yesterday’s comments though I’d hoped the rotter had rotted away as his luxury Yugo had broken down in Rotterdam. Maybe the doom of cable news story will keep him away today because, really, what’s the point then?

  2. “Fusion is planning to bring a fresh, distinct approach to covering politics and the 2016 campaign.”
    Nothing says fresh like a recycled MSNBC producer. Out of the way, here come the millennials!!!

  3. Mark Levin is apparently criticizing The Five for their coverage of Rick Santorum after his announcement speech without naming names.

    So are some commenters on The Five’s Facebook page for which there are an equal number complaining that The Five was preempted by Santorum’s announcement.

    I had ventured over to the FB page hoping to find out what was said about RS. One commenter wrote, “He hardly had the announcement out of his mouth before y’all were running him down.”

    Didn’t find much detail on FB, nor can I find a video clip or a transcript. Greg, Dana and Kimberly were criticized, but no one (including Mark Levin) was specific about what they said that annoyed them other than some general comments about The Five “pushing Jeb Bush,” which I doubt is the case. [shrug]

  4. Yes, I am sure FOX will be tough as nails on the GOP candidates, asking probing questions with flash fire follow-up. Just like Brett Baier did in 2012. I’m sure the candidates are quaking in fear.

    • The tough stuff will come from the rest of the media. They’ll start with demanding that the candidates denounce the clapping for capital punishment in the debate the prior week, and end with some solid probing of any belief in the virgin birth of Christ.

      • Or for booing a heroic soldier because he is gay or chanting that someone who fell through the many cracks in our healthcare system ought die? Unfair?

        • That’s crap. They booed his question not his introduction of himself. There is a distinction there that intelligent and honest people are capable of making unless they are in partisan militant mode, And it was described by other people in the audience as being from two people.

          As to the cheering the hypothetical death of someone without insurance, it was an audience member yelling”yeah!” when Wolf Blitzer asked the scintillating question implying that Republicans being against the ACA was tantamount to not caring if people die…cause you know…it’s only either/or…(and the person yelling yeah could have been a liberal agreeing with the implication of this question)

          Thanks for highlighting the juvenile partisan anti-intellectual nonsense that is now the stuff of media coverage because it’s a whole lot easier to talk this tripe and undermine candidates than to challenge them with something that takes a bit of knowledge.

          • Well, if you wish to excuse bad behavior and mean-spiritedness, you have done so well.

  5. Shep on FIFA today: “Football? all we got is DEFLATEGATE — they got this whole mafia thing going… FOR DECADES!”

    • And now it turns out that some money was “contributed” to the Clinton crime family’s slush fund.

  6. Today’s most popular links:
    5 lean forward
    4 frat boy
    3 doom of cable news
    2 controversies swirl
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Gunman’s notebook vindicates RNC reporter ensnared in shield standoff.

    • By the way, I’m surprised that a scene from the pilot episode of Younger, TV Land’s new serial dramedy, made the cold open. I watched that show for the first seven episodes, but then quit in a huff after an intensely dramatic scene. I discovered its TBS competition, Your Family or Mine, and will stay with its replacement, Clipped, when the YFOM 10-episode run concludes in two weeks. I hope it gets picked up for a second season. The ratings are higher than Younger, which was already picked up.

      Digression over.

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