Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Video: and Bill Hemmer examine media scrutiny of Trump.
  • Concha: The Hannity/Megyn spat is a good thing.  ICN does not concur.
  • Sean Hannity takes a pot shot at Megyn Kelly: ‘Clearly you support her.’
  • Kelly File video: Perino and Stirewalt examine the
  • Why CNN hired BuzzFeeders.  CNN Student News recycling ‘shovelware’.
  • Profile: Rosa Flores.   Wemple: Today’s O’Whine; today’s O’Whine part deux.
  • Rothstein: CNN reporter doesn’t understand why Fox News won’t bash itself.

42 thoughts on “Thursday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Hannity is feeling his oats after his ratings success this election cycle helped in large part by his unabashed support of Trump.

    • But that has also tarnished his brand. His conservative proclamations will be forever challenged in light of his support for Trump. And if Trump loses, not a small possibility, Hannity’s full investment in the man may prove bad in the long run.

    • sensible. self destruction is ugly.
      people that advocate legalization are not trying to advocate more dark side, but the problem changed from legal to medical oriented control. very important, an end to all the cooking up new more dangerous products that never would have arrived if all drugs had remained legal. easier legal research into things long prohibited. Legalization of any and all drugs means an end to the script game, the end of other people choosing what you do when ill. an end to synthetic opioids that are so deadly. lifting the veil of what giving liquid morphine to terminal cancer patients really means. this it is not all about recreation. for info, look at the law enforcement organizations that support legalization. gonna have the downside whether legal or illegal. i have not even got to the right of individuals to choose for themselves. so law enforcement n Oregon and Washington now concentrate on detecting drivers, juvenile sales, disease. etc. legalization does not make the actual crime disappear, just shift from possession and personal destruction to harm one causes to another.

    • I have gotten to the point where I don’t care if people free base kitty litter. However, then the crooked judges, politicians and the like wouldn’t get their kickbacks.

  2. “And Donald Trump, with all due respect to my friend at 10 o’clock, will go on Hannity, and pretty much only Hannity, and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days, which doesn’t exactly extend the tent.”
    Megyn ?

  3. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on FNC’s Jesse Waters: ‘Keep This Guy off TV’
    A good reason to keep Jesse on TV.

  4. Re:Concha

    I think a spat between Kelly and Hannity IS bad for Fox. What’s more it’s bad for the industry.

    Finger pointing from Kelly and Hannity, gloating by other media members, ridiculous mediatard prognostications about what this means for FNC (who cares about an election…it’s all about us, folks…) is just more tribalism among a guild where it is dire that they be professional. Without that we have them speaking prevarications on behalf of power. We have journalists as advocates, whether for social justice or a restrained govt.

    In other words, we have what we have now, but a new line has been crossed via in-fighting by two network colleagues accusing each other of butt-kissing their candidates.

    This ain’t good, Mr. Concha. Yet another boundary erected for the sake of professional propriety has been lost.

    • Fighting between co-workers is never good, nor should it be acceptable. Rupert needs to call them both in and request that they apologize to one another on-air.

      • I don’t think Megyn has anything to apologize for. What she said may have annoyed Hannity but in a discussion of candidates avoiding interviews she can say Hillary won’t go on Fox (true) but can’t say Trump won’t go on Fox because he does. At that point the context and reason why he only goes on certain shows has to be mentioned or the audience will be clueless. I think she did it in reasonable way. Could’ve been more tactful but hardly deserved having her integrity called out by Hannity. His is the more grevious sin.

        • No, she really doesn’t Looking back at it, Hannity is a jerk that needs his leash yanked by management. He needs to go on her show and apologize.

      • I didn’t see Spud’s piece on Concha’s column that is linked above till JD tweeted it.

        I like Spud’s point that Megyn was making a shot solely at Trump, not Hannity in her statement. Indeed.

        I also agree with Spud that the interest in this thing is strictly a prurient one that doesn’t enlighten anyone about the tv news business or about the personal dynamics and stakes in that business, beyond those that are commonly illustrated via human nature.

  5. All-night hurricane coverage CNN: Don Lemon and ?. FNC: Bill Hemmer 11pm, Gregg Jarrett with ?? overnight until 4am when Abby Huntsman and Heather Childers take over. MSNBC: Don’t know. Maybe Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, and Toure.

    • I feel MSNBC might Use Brian Williams , he’s there anyway, and maybe Francis Rivera …until MJ Firstlook at 5 , I Think CNN International takes over CNN coverage at 1amet until 4amet with Early Start.

  6. Hannity has gotten very into Camp Trump (to make another use of the tent phrasing) that he took what Kelly said personally ,even though she was pointing out that Trump is really only appearing on spaces he feels are safe for him. Hannity’s show is an example of a safe space.

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