Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: The panel erupts over issues of
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Out# videos: Bill O’Reilly on and
  • Impartial MSNBC anchor: Hillary ‘faces a double standard every day’.
  • Chris Wallace snags Clooney for FNS; how Clooney and Kristol agree.
  • Cavuto details grueling recovery from heart surgery: ‘This was a bitch.’
  • No hard feelings: Greta says watch Fox News…’many great journalists‘.
  • Lachlan Murdoch disses MSNBCNN.  Swartz: Chris Hayes moonlighting.
  • Time-Warner honcho promises CNN will earn ‘record profits‘ next year.
  • Kelly File video: on the impact of Colin Powell’s emails.

31 thoughts on “Thursday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Gwen Eyefull on last night’s PBS NEWSHOUR, “Meanwhile, Donald Trump handed a single sheet of medical information to Dr. Oz on his show airing tomorrow.” while playing a clip clearly showing two sheets of paper being passed to the good doctor. At the time of taping, PBS had no idea what was on the sheets, so that was their way of minimizing an unknown.

  2. BIas observations, CBS THIS MORNING this morning:
    1) negative slant on Trump Heath
    2) positive slant on Hillary Health
    3) barely mentioned their new poll that now has the two tied ?
    4) rehashed the Powell email criticism of Trump with again no mention of “dicking the bimbos” email.
    5) kissed Powell’s a$$. Hey, black cohost has her biases on two fronts.

  3. Main thing driving the increasing media hostility to Trump, the tightening polls.

    NYT: “With less than eight weeks before Election Day, Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest, with both candidates still struggling to win the confidence of their respective bases, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.”

    Tied within the margin of error.

    • “Main thing driving the increasing media hostility to Trump, the tightening polls.”
      i think you meant;
      “Main thing driving the tightening polls is the increasing media hostility to Trump”

        • everyone says i write incomprehensible shite, just ask, just ask CC or Dave Barry. Besides, i’da had no line without the setup.
          baloney aside the active current WADR meme is clinton will provoke trump and because he has such a big ego he will take the bait. play around with the reverse of the meaning in that line and see how it rings.

          • Trivia fact. I remember reading the Dave Barry piece on you years ago. Correct me if I’m wrong, but perhaps in one of his books of republished columns? Or perhaps in a column of his back when I had a daily paper delivered. I thought him hilarious. One of my favorite Barry takes was on Jerusalem called, “God’s Monkey House”.

          • in all honesty he only quoted me, it was not all about me. he was a popular sort of letterman type humor writer out of miami and he wrote a rant about car ads. someone cut it out and snail mailed it to me. read it, i wrote him and he quoted it. i do not know his stuff well enough to say much about him, but i got milage from the quote. kinda an early retweet…lol.

          • At his peak, they created a situation comedy based on his life. Then like that lovely madris shirt I once had, he faded.

  4. i think Stirewalt lowballed the % of electorate that likes niether candidate. if i have a problem in life. i am pretty sure i caused it. a new minority opinion to be sure in a vengeful electorate.

  5. I’m certain that Chris Hayes would have better ratings if he didn’t make a point of looking like a former member of the Soviet Politburo.

  6. Today’s most popular links:
    5 double standard
    4 Perino and Stirewalt
    3 moonlighting
    2 disses
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Cavuto details grueling recovery from heart surgery: ‘This was a bitch.’

    • Had a similar experience to Neil. Told by the cardiologist driving the camera in my artery that he didn’t know why I was still alive, surgery was scheduled immediately. Spent nearly a week in the ICU. Four months it took before I returned to work. Weirdest thing was they had sealed my office and everything was exactly as I left it except an alarm going off (irritating people walking by). Damn time capsule. My first executive decision: silencing the alarm, then pressing the code to delete all my phone messages. Glad MY BOSS didn’t get fired during my absence.

        • Especially the boss part. He stayed in Missouri resisting coming to Ohio and getting things screwed up. I worked one full month to get problems solved, then told him I wanted to retire. We set up a smooth transition and away I went.

          • to be honest, i have no concept of what an organization like that does, or how it functions. i know many public and large regulated private corps include what you describe in terms organization. i have no inside knowledge of the culture that it creates. i would have died had it happened to me. i imagine many people would have. not sure if it is good that the whole society gets reorganized so people can seal off their offices, go have incredible surgery, return in 8 mos. be paid all the while. return long enough to fix it. then retire and get paid for the rest of your life. or not. i mean. it sounds like it relieved a major insecurity of worry about something when you had no real fault in creating the situation. can we create a world where that could happen for everyone? would we want to put up with what it would take to be able to provide that for everyone? maybe choose who get to live like that and let others scramble? not being snide. the fact that in my world i can’t relate makes me honestly ask the questions. certainly the electorate wants the cake but not just to not pay for it, but to not do what it would take to pay for it. but with your experience, you cannot discount the value. sans pain. anyway. quite sorry for that, glad you came out the other side ok. i have watched several contemporaries have surgery for various things. it is successful but they are never fully whole again, for that sort of care i am personally declining. thnx for disclosure i will try to watch the world with added perspective.

  7. I knew that Neil Cavuto deals with MS (I think Janice Dean does as well) but I didn’t know he had fought cancer as well.
    Neil is one tough cookie.

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