Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Red Eye video: Why is Stacey Dash Weekend numbers.
  • Top ten reasons to fire Harris-Perry.  Farhi: Is MSNBC now too white?
  • Joyella: Super Tuesday coverage rundown.  FBN hits ratings high in Feb.
  • February numbers: Fox News breaks 13-year record; CNN; MSNBC.
  • Flood: Debates, town halls give CNN Feb demo; FNC wins total viewers.
  • Did MSNBC cancel an interview over a mention of Melissa Harris-Perry?
  • CNN snags Mary Katherine Ham.  CNN to simulcast another Dem debate.
  • Trump rips Fox…while on Fox! NY Times revives the Wayne Simmons story.
  • Kelly File videos: on Trump and David Duke.

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    • Highly regarded by almost everyone. Of course she has some detractors but now that she’s at CNN they will suddenly be struck by what a great commenter she is.

      • Reminds of the ICN piece five days ago with snippets from the NY Times.

        Committing $50 million more than it spent in 2012, CNN added 45 journalists to its political team. It also doubled the size of its special events and logistics unit.

        It’s eye popping how many new faces there are including Bob Beckel and David Gregory.

        So what happens when the election is over? Massive departures?

        Seems likely, although I admit I have little knowledge of how this works contractually for all these new folks. Heck, I don’t even know if they receive a flat contract rate or if they are paid per appearance.

        Oh well. All the best to MKH…a true pro.

      • Really liked her. Did Fox let her go or did CNN just give her a really good offer for more air time? I have a weird feeling about this. Did something happen at Fox after she lost her husband? Maybe I’m crazy? ?

        • Wish I knew. The only suspicion I have is that several of her TownHall colleagues are with CNN, and there may be, or they may be thinking of establishing, some sort of relationship between CNN and TownHall. But that comes directly from the Dept of Speculation.

          • It’s not unusual that after the equivalent of a bomb going off in someone’s life (the sudden death of Ham’s husband right before the birth of their child) that people want to start over again. Put old things and places behind them.

            Start fresh.

        • My guess would be she needs more money. FNC contributors (for the most part) aren’t paid very well at all. FNC also has a habit of screwing around with their contributors acting like they are the “only” game in town.

          It was interesting they made Mercedes Schlapp a contributor a week or so ago (FNC). Maybe she took MKats place. But they already have so many “conservative” females. Smart liberal females on the other hand…very lacking. Other than Julie and Powers… the liberal contributors are very lacking. (sure they have lightweights like Tamara Boobs, Jessica Ehrlich, Jehmu, that scratchy voice lady… & no, I’m not talking “nails on the chalkboard” Tarlov.

          I don’t know where I’d put the gorgeous Eboni. She’s more pragmatic than anything.

  1. Before you start persecuting KKK members, you need to at least look at the circumstances. For instance Grandpa Kelly shouldn’t be too harshly judged:
    a) He was a deputy sheriff, there to make sure things didn’t get out of hand.
    b) There was only one black person in Ocenana County Michigan — beloved because he ran a mean still.
    c) Klan there mainly persecuted Dutch Catholics who, as far as I know, still deserve to be persecuted.

  2. It appears the real election coverage will begin no earlier than 7p ET when some states may be called during that hour. I almost have time to take in a movie. 🙂

    • Seems to me the best states for Cruz are obviously Texas, but also Arkansas. Similarly the best states for Rubio are probably Virginia and Minnesota.

      If these two get at least 40%-50% of all the available delegates in these 4 states, I’ll consider it worth celebrating, Maybe not with champagne, but perhaps a more low key celebration with Haagen Daz with the knowledge it’s not over yet,

  3. I will miss Mary Katherine Ham on Fox. Maybe not so much now that they have turned into Trump News Network.

    • At least CNN made sell out Kayleigh McEnany a “contributor”. I remember when she was Pro God, pro conservative, pro Reagan values etc. She sold her soul to push Trump.

    • You had the CEO of CBS saying that Trump might not be good for America, but that the Trump Campaign has been good for CBS…

      I think there’s enough hypocrisy to go around.

      • especially when the cable channels were airing Trump each night or every rally then wonder how’s been sustained, and how no one has tried to stop him early.

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