Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • This week Megyn Kelly twice topped Bill O’Reilly in 25-54 demo.
  • Somerby: Maddow’s attacks on Fox are ‘turning liberal brains to dust‘.
  • Surprise! Maddow misled viewers about Fox News debate positioning.
  • Rothstein: Controversy erupts over crediting Concha’s MSNBC scoop.
  • CNN’s ‘breaking news’ is a year old?!?  Richard Quest makes book.
  • Video Q&A: Megyn Kelly’s favorite interviews.  Q&A: Bret Baier.
  • Philen: Two stories that cure a news junkie’s summertime doldrums.
  • Logan: Is MSNBC clearing the decks for the return of Brian Williams?
  • Factor video: on media’s disparate coverage priorities.
  • Video: Comcast to shut him up!  Exposed: FNC mind-control!

23 thoughts on “Friday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Concha stolen scoop: thieves are thieves no matter what they steal, and if we can’t put them in jail, we at least should throw rotted fruit at them, or eggs, or bags of fake blood… maybe not that.

  2. The day The Cycle ends
    Is a day that Ed is dead
    So also let it be said, friends
    It’s the day that Now is then.

  3. I am commenting on the Fox mind control movie. Fox says I should say that woman and her ilk are off their rockers. Pay no attention to her.

  4. Kinda sad ED wasn’t there for the last show…….turned in early this week and he was gone then 2…so maybe vacation. Oh well Emergency! on METV it is.

  5. Today’s most popular links:
    5 summertime doldrums
    4 mind-control
    3 Megyn Kelly’s
    2 Controversy erupts
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Video: Comcast fired Schultz to shut him up!

  6. CNN’s longtime ex-Pentagon reporter, Jammie McIntire, resurfaced tonight (no pun intended) for an onboard PBS NEWSHOUR in depth (no damn pun intended) report on the Navy’s plan to replace its aging Ohio Class nuclear submarine fleet. Pretty cool segment.

      • The Ohio Class carry 24 ballistic missiles with multiple re-entry nuclear warheads. An altogether different animal.

        • except many have are now used as ssgns and carry cruise missiles, uavs and uuvs. while some trident only ssbns remain the missions have changed, and who has what is classified. since thermonuclear options have been reduced and cruise missiles, uav, seal insertion and uuv missions are more common we can guess that more than suggested have been converted. but that is classified. i will check hillary emails and get back to you. they also carry launched uavs shot out of former Trident tubes. things change. the trident tubes are even used for seal insertion. as the cold war ended they have been multi tasked in many ways, many i would guess not public. i understand some of the ssgns are used as spf command modules as well.

          • Jamie’s piece was only on the Ohio Class and the Navy’s request to replace the aging boats. That replacement is too costly to be done within the Navy shipbuilding budget and is requiring Congressional approval. The “Pennsylvania” on which he was riding was put to sea in 1982 with a 30 year planned life. Captain claimed that maintenance can get her another 12, but that he finds redundant systems get used more and more often. Cost cutters claim the capacity and number of the Ohio Class is nuclear overkill as a single ship damn near carries Armageddon. Defenders say that’s the point: a deterrent so massive and distributed, it can’t be questioned.

          • the ohio class has a deep water function. it comes in all sorts variations. it is not a littoral use craft. the Arabian gulf and s. and e, china seas are not good playgrounds for them. the Va class with new propulsion is quieter and more functional in littoral world. even newer diesel tech is getting renewed use because of it’s quiet electric running in shallow water with stealth shape and new comm and towed arrays and on and on…… deciding how much to spend on what is a lot harder than it was in ww2. trying to have one bomber and one fighter i am not so sure is a good as a plan as people think.

          • of course since you think i am an American traitor because i assert my innate right to my views, my thoughts may not matter *(&%(&$^%#%#@$

          • some day you will get around to apologizing. article has exactly nothing in it that could possibly lead one to conclude the value or lack of value that the machine in question has. good catch. apologize ha.

  7. Be it Cenk or Big Ed, MSNBC shows with heavy criticism of the Obama administration do disappear faster than Twinkies at fat kid summer camp.

  8. R.I.P. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. A nice guy in real life. Met a lady last year whose little boy was in his movie, and she said he always called the kid on his birthday and sent presents for Christmas.

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