Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • July 2015 program ranker: Fox News holds the top 14 slots.
  • Chariton: Lack fights turmoil at MSNBC as morale tumbles (via ICN).
  • Wemple: Sean Hannity takes issue with study of conservative media.
  • Videos: Kelly’s and segments critiqued by Wemple.
  • Somerby: Maddow’s Fox obsession one of the dumbest cable jihads ever.
  • Upcoming O’Reilly tome adopts controversial take on Reagan Presidency.
  • CNN’s Rachel Nichols named to top-ten list.  HLN tweaks its line-up again.
  • Kirell: Brian Williams news deck mirrors Eichmann war crimes trial booth.
  • Atkins: What MSNBC needs is hosts like Bill Maher and Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Premature burial.  FNC hears Ben Carson echoes.  A question of questions.

39 thoughts on “Wednesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Tapper story reminded me of an engineering conference I attended where the speaker lamented a “late esteemed professor” for his contributions to the topic research. Standing next to him, I had the pleasure of introducing the much alive prof from the audience. Great fun.

    • Looks like Carson has washed away his grey leaving only a bit around the temples.

      Looks good. He has a youthful glow. The expression “Black don’t crack” is apt. Black folks generally look five to ten years younger than their age.

        • It’s would be difficult for Pres. Obama to not look good. He’s a very elegant man.

          He’s not a statesman and he’s certainly not a leader, but yes, he’s a handsome man.

  2. Trying to imagine Bill Maher and Whoopi Goldberg on the same show, and all I can picture is her kicking his teeth in.

  3. Today’s most popular links:
    5 critiqued by Wemple
    4 Ben Carson echoes
    3 Premature burial
    2 controversial take
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Maddow’s Fox obsession: one of the dumbest cable jihads ever.

  4. “I’m gonna finish my point!” Whose show is this, Governor? I skipped the rest of the segment. Then, I unliked her on Facebook and unfollowed her on Twitter.

    • On a lighter note, Dennis Miller came up with a joke show title of PSI: CSI. Steve Somers of WFAN has called it CSI: PSI, dating all the way back to the scandal’s infancy ahead of Super Bowl XLIX.

  5. I rate Mr. Bill as being correct on two of his three proposals having majority support — namely, proposals regarding Kate’s Law and sanctuary cities.

    But if recent polling is any indication, 63% were opposed to defunding Planned Parenthood.

    As loathsome as the videos were there seems to be a majority belief that the vast majority of the work PP does is not abortion related.

      • 800 registered voters were called by phone

        Presumably an even split, but since the website is currently down I can’t tell what the split really was.

        Plus it also matters how the question(s) were framed.

          • Yeah, I saw that.

            Looks like there are no other current polls out there.

            I did find a 2011 Gallup poll that found 57% opposed defunding,

            In the wake of the disturbing videos it’s difficult to believe this number has gone up. Kind of counter intuitive, huh?

          • without a question repeated exactly in many polls you are not going to get a poll answer worth citing really. besides, the real poll that counts is district by district.

          • i think budget changes originate in the house, but the point is even if 90% of cali support, or 90% of utah oppose, they are not relevant.

      • ty
        pp is carville but usally pretty good. like to see the phrasing. he uses a variant of the Rasmussen model i believe

      • You make a good point about the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates.

        Would sure like to see what a more independent poll shows given how little attention this issue is getting outside of the conservative media.

        Perhaps it would be 63% the opposite way. Or perhaps not.

        Still think it may be a tough sell to get at least 60 Senators to vote for defunding.

        Stay tuned I guess.

        • Here was the text of an actual question posed in the poll:

          Would you:
          A) Defund Planned Parenthood, sending millions of women into the back alleys of America risking their own lives, or,
          B) Support a woman´s right to get quality health care and to make informed decisions about family planning.

          This is called a push poll b/c of ? like this. Hart Research website is not loading for me this am. If I can find more I will post.

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