Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Trump’s
  • Reliable Sources: Glenn Greenwald, remaining calm, Fareed Zakaria.
  • Lean Forward: The Rev Al gives himself a $150,000 raise.
  • Twice pre-empted Watters’s World premiere set to air 8pm tonight.
  • NFL star says he’ll sue if CNN airs film accusing him of being a rapist.
  • Q&A: Jamie Colby in Key West; Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s ‘shift’.
  • York: Misleading anti-Trump meme started by Maddow and MSNBC.
  • Concha: Labbott flap shows difference between reporters and ‘hybrids’.
  • Glenn Greenwald sticks up for Elise Labbott.   Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: Ben the naming

17 thoughts on “Weekend Links and Open Thread”

  1. So here’s a question… would the media have been ask quick to cheer on Elise Labbot had she editorialized positively about the House passing the bill concerning the Syrian refugees? While I do agree that CNN is selective about its suspensions (and that is a problem), this is just another example of media bias.

    • Had she supported the House bill, her colleagues would be demanding that she be fired immediately, if not sooner.

  2. Re: “Sunday talkers: preview”: Is this Mary Katharine Ham’s first FNC appearance, outside of one On the Record interview, since Jake’s tragic death?

  3. Fox News reported:
    “Democrat John Bel Edwards declared winner in La. governor’s runoff election”

    Which left me wondering if Sen. Vitter keeps his Senate seat.

    Apparently the answer is yes. But one national Republican operative told CQ Roll Call that if Vitter does lose the governor’s race, “he’s going to have to have a long look in the mirror and come to the realization that he probably can’t win reelection [to the Senate] in 2016. This is a problem for Republicans if he digs his heels in.”

  4. This morning on MSNBC Kris Jansing was anchoring and had several people commenting that the review of the vetting process for refugees plays into the hands of ISIS because it’s “fear” based (!) and divides the country from the rest of the world’s Muslims, etc.

    Since its MSNBC, there’s no one on to reply to statements like this that get repeated and repeated.

    Yeah, responding with fear that particular scenarios and systems could be allowing terrorists easier access to the country may make jhadists happy down to their toenails, but so what? Is that in any way a more important concern than the one for safety? Terrorists cause terror. It does not follow that showing a strong face is incompatible with alarm and the impulse to tighten security.

    Get better arguments, MSNBC, and present them in a way that includes understanding and a desire to work together even if our president immediately scotched that notion.

  5. This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 Jamie Colby
    4 $150,000 raise
    3 NFL star says he’ll sue
    2 started by Maddow
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s ‘shift’.

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