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?

28 thoughts on “Friday Links and Open Thread”

  1. What Ben Carson and Trump both bring to the table is the ability to commit what the liberal media see as a shameful gaff of political incorrectness and plow right on through it… and them.

    • Ben Carson simply offered the wise advice to (in my words) “Run from a knife, rush a gun.” And he was hammered by the fools that couldn’t understand the message. Or didn’t want to.

      • “Couldn’t” is more likely. These people can’t fathom such thoughts. Same buch today outraged by Dr. Carson’s comment that the holocaust was abetted by Hitler confiscating all the guns. Outraged as if not being armed was a better choice when the SS came to load Jewish families on the train.

        • Isn’t why there hadn’t been much coverage of Mr. Mintz, who rushed the shooter? I have to admit, I have been out of touch the last 5 days so maybe I missed coverage.

      • Theyve kept the parameters of gun discussion very narrow and now they’ve larded it with pejorative stereotypes and assertions about the psychology of gun owners.

        The usual blather and hyperbole in lieu of actual reasoning. It’s so sad that we’ve now turned out a generation of people of all political stripes who are incapable of much else.

  2. The press has been doing a horrible job reporting what’s going on in the House of Representatives. They report it as a food-fight to select a right wing vs. moderate leader. It is not. It’s a fight to allow the legislators to legislate, to offer bills and offer amendments. To make the House more bottom-up participation.

    • Shep’s hour of “dysfunction and chaos” that “has ground the government to a halt” where “nothing will get done” was the worst.

      • Did you happen to catch any/some of Maddow last night? Was flipping through the channels and stooped for a bit to catch her vaudeville routine on what is happening in the House. It was craptastic. That was the worst. The woman is a fool.

        • My delicate sensibilities and fragile mental stability preclude any exposure to MSMaddow, therefore, the staff on the ward blocked my access.

        • I see I used the word stooped instead of stopped to catch a bit of her vaudeville routine…
          Inadvertent but accurate.

          • Shep made up for it today in his Chris Wallace segment as well as one of his favorites: the arming of the “moderate Syrian rebels”.

        • I heard it and she’s been in this mode for awhile and I think it’s her attempt at Megyn Kelly’s ability to make everything sound interesting.

          Kelly is Maddow’s direct competition and Maddow’s tribal so she translates that talent into a manic gleefulnes where everyone can see the wires and watch the cogs turning.

  3. As he basically sucks. Noah Trevor should save his lecturing for passing schoolchildren… and be ready to dodge rocks.

  4. Today’s most popular links:
    5 CNBC mum
    4 Bernard Goldberg
    3 comedy relief
    2 Free Rachel Maddow
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Concha: Why Noah Trevor is laughable lecturing Rupert Murdoch.

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