Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Freaky Friday numbers: Sean Hannity-Rachel Maddow-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Videos: Chris Stirewalt is Outnumbered
  • Shepard Smith opens up about Roger Ailes, Fox News, and much more.
  • Concha: CNN refusal to investigate Brazile leak exemplifies rampant bias.
  • Genius CNN anchor: It is illegal for the public to look at Wikileaks emails!
  • Working without a net: Ashleigh Banfield‘s new show is unscripted and live.
  • Videos: preps for debate; Bret Baier talks Trump, tv…and golf.

58 thoughts on “Monday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Did Cuomo actually pass the bar exam on his own, or did his dad put the fix in for him? Even the late Lionel Hutz was smarter than this.

  2. Daily Mail has a long overdue story regarding Shep Smith coming out. However, I can’t find a peep at the usual places like Mediate, AdWeek or HuffPo.

  3. Killing Reagan was another great movie adaptation. It focused on the period from October 1980 to April 28, 1981, and ended with Reagan’s farewell letter at the onset of Alzheimer’s. Besides Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon in the lead roles as the Reagans, I also recognized Geoff Pierson as James Baker and Joel Murray (Bill’s younger brother) as Edwin Meese. And Katia Lara’s resemblance to Jodie Foster was uncanny.

  4. The Shepard Smith was good, interesting that FNC might be doing a bigger focus in the news department and less on the opinion side. And yes Shep should be allowed to do more bears again!

      • though after election , there will be some ratings drop on all the channels, though FNC probably won’t feel as much pain as a channel called CNN.

  5. DIckerson did press Tim Kaine on tough Wikileaks’s points and Bill Clinton’s problems yesterday on FACE THE NATION. He is not giving the Dems a free pass v

  6. Today’s most popular links:
    5 Bret Baier talks
    4 Ashleigh Banfield
    3 refusal to investigate
    2 Shepard Smith
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Genius CNN anchor: It is illegal for the public to look at Wikileaks emails!

    i thought this was a reasonable but limited presentation. most people here w/ media experience think of audience measurement in a manner which does not apply to commercial and political polling. viewership/listenership/clicks are singular 1 dimensional events.
    his soup analogy was descriptive, but he did not add that there is a guarantee that some samples will necessarily mathematically be wrong,
    a mi/ in political and commercial polling the question phrasing is determinative. he hinted at that with how republican might say inde because of the current clown show and the reverse for dems/inde swings.
    to me, for decision making, spending client $, the most critical aspect of polling whether buying a new car or electing a president is what exactly is the question asking. opinion. future behavior. current behavior. past behavior. then by using a series of questions and factoring out the bad responses, factor analysis, you look to see how behavior and attitudes stratify. are there holes. inconsistency. everything align. good recent example. all of the opinion polling on the presidency is coming out just over 50%. almost every issue polled he is upside down on his position approval.
    so popular rhetorical post modern theory states dissonance must always resolve.
    not sure. seen couples live together a long time where niether die, but no one would be surprised if one did die.
    so what i meant to say is it is more than just the sample.

  8. I know it’s Friday, but 9th in primetime for Megyn in the key demo…
    Fox viewers are clearly tuning her out and coming back to watch Hannity for pro Trump news.

    • It will be interesting if FNC renews her contract. I think she would be more comfortable at CNN. There are so many liberals at FNC, I would have to count Carl Cameron as an anti-Trumper.

      • Fox will certainly do its best to keep her.

        This close to an election people rooting for one candidate or another want the uber partisan stuff.

        Hard to tell how long that will last.

        • I used to DVR her show daily for a couple of years. I will not be watching her again before or after the election. Her personality has really changed, very smug and self-satisfied.

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