Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly-Anderson Cooper 1-2-3.
  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly/Sean Hannity (tie)-O’Reilly 11pm 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Does attack in Turkey mean that
  • Sunday showdown: Media Buzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Fox & Friends video: Benghazi report coverage.
  • Shepard: Hiring Corey ‘a smart move‘.  Television’s snakes and weasels club.
  • CNN insiders rip Zucker, compare Stelter segment to something from Pravda.

26 thoughts on “Wednesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. We talked about polls the other day and how the Mainstream Media and Democrat supporters were suddenly waving them around
    …and I called BS
    …and Cecelia called something a little nicer. WELL NOW:

    June 29, 2016 – Hate Winning, As Clinton-Trump Race Too Close To Call, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Neither Candidate Would Be Good President, Voters Say

    Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump’s 40 percent – too close to call – as American voters say neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

    This compares to results of a June 1 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Clinton edging Trump 45 – 41 percent.

  2. CABLE NEWS RATINGS, by Alex Weprin – The second quarter of 2016 was another banner quarter for cable news, with CNN up 71% in primetime compared to the same quarter last year, and MSNBC improving 72%. Neither could match Fox News, however, which was up 23% in primetime, drawing more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. CNN was a strong number two for the quarter, though MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and Rachel Maddow led that channel to ratings wins.

    • As we have come to expect, Sheryl Attkisson made a unique and salient point about whether there was new evidence when she pointed out to Steve Doocy that a lot of the evidence had already been leaked.

      • Her show on Sunday is now my only “must watch” these days in the weekend “news” category. Even more so than 60 MNUTES which has 100x the budget. I don’t watch any of the talking heads interview programs anymore. Nobody has given a straight answer since Lawerence Spivak retired. It was rare even back then.

  3. Sheryl’s old colleagues at CBS THIS MORNNG couldn’t have agreed with her less. NYT playbook redoux.

  4. Re: Shepard: Hiring Corey ‘a smart move‘.

    Alicia Shepard vs. Megyn Kelly

    Ms. Shepard made some valid points, but she seems guilty of downplaying Mr. Lewandowski’s past indiscretions as playing a part in the many objections raised about his hiring. She even criticized Megyn (who had slammed CNN for hiring Corey) for being “disingenuous.”

    MK’s points about CL’s past to Howard Kurtz:
    • Threatened more than one journalist.
    • This included CNN reporter Noah Gray.
    • Has had some very ugly language attributed to him when it comes to women.
    (Noticeably absent was any mention of CL grabbing Michelle Fields’s arm and then lying about it. But MK has commented on this in the past and it was pretty clear whose side she supported.)

    Yet Ms. Shepard seems to dismiss these by astonishingly stating, “He wasn’t hired for his personality.” Tone deaf much?

    Finally, Ms. Shepard seems to agree with Tim Graham from the Media Research Center, who she quoted in her article.

    Tim had argued that hiring Lewandowski was “no different than CNN hiring Democratic insiders such as David Axelrod, Donna Brazile or Paul Begala.”

    Huh? Shepard and Graham totally miss the point. The objection to his hiring is character-based — not politically-based. Sheesh!

    BTW, what I have seen so far of Corey in CNN online video clips has surprised me. I thought of him as mostly a strategy and planning guru for the Trump campaign. But he also has an an impressive command of Trump’s policies and issues as well.

    This does not mean that every time I see Corey he doesn’t remind me of what a great casting choice he would be as a villain in any additional remakes of Terminator or James Bond flicks. He just has that look about him.

  5. Today’s most popular links:
    5 Monday’s
    4 Sharyl Attkisson critiques
    3 a smart move
    2 something from Pravda
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Television’s snakes and weasels club.

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