Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • James Murdoch touts Fox’s diversity of views: ‘We’re tough on both sides.’
  • Concha: After Tucker NYT editor backpedals criticism of reporters.
  • Post-election ratings: MSNBCNN plunge as FNC scores viewership gains.
  • Sunday showdown: MediaBuzz beats Reliable Sources.   Weekend numbers.
  • Esquire profiles the ‘breakout voice of the 2016 election’: truther Van Jones.
  • Rose: CNN’s choice of Van Jones says it all.   Wemple: Zucker took the heat.
  • Watson: CNN to air special on Obama’s legacy anchored by Fareed Zakaria.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Does the risk censoring ‘real’ news?
  • Steinberg: MSNBCNN seeking another Nightline moment with 11pm shows.

53 thoughts on “Tuesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Tucker, have you been reading my comments? No, his position on FAKE NEWS is obvious to anyone with half a brain. Just another liberal effort to silence enemies they can’t seem to vanquish in the open. They do that a lot, don’t they?

    • The media and Mr. Stelter said that they were chastened by getting the election wrong and were engaging in reflection, dialogue, and deep soul-searching.

      That the dummies went for Trump because they’re even more duped than the media had known, is their conclusion.

      I feel better now.

  2. Fareed, the weasel Fareed, the right guy for an Obama legacy review?

    No, I’d give that task to Chris Matthews whose leg had to be amputated when his assessment changed, “What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians – that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.”

    • Every once in a great while Chris tells the world what he really thinks. He stops parroting the party line. I wish more people on TV would do that more often.

    • Pres. Obama doesn’t enjoy making nice-nice with foreign dignitaries. He doesn’t like American authority, but will use its brute strength in back-door ways if it makes things easier for him politically.

      He likes participating in global panels that brainstorm climate change solutions and egalitarian community infrastructure planning.

      He likes agitating various liberal identity groups into political activism.

      Just go.

    • She got Lauer’d in the tradition of Megyn Kelly post-Trump network interview, the aforementioned Lauer post-Town Hall on the aircraft carrier and Mark Halperin after having the audacity to talk to voters on the ground in blue wall states and stating Trump had a better chance than people were giving him.

      • One thing liberals can’t abide is a truth that goes against their grain… especially if they know it’s the truth.

  3. just so there is no confusion. i would like the people that think UTC is going to now keep people working in the USA not Mexico to know this is the first Trump lie. Look we called Obama and GWB for being liars about the falsehoods about GM, TARP, QE1,2 and twist, and most importantly the stimulus. it kept us from a bottom, did not clear out the dead wood, and rich people a lot of money but monetarism decimates working middle class people in every country in the world. Chump is no different, no less corrupt, no more “for you” than any of the other pukes.


    interview with UTC CEO Greg Hayes

    “But here’s the kicker

    The result of keeping the plant in Indiana open is a $16 million investment to drive down the cost of production, so as to reduce the cost gap with operating in Mexico.

    What does that mean? Automation. What does that mean? Fewer jobs, Hayes acknowledged.

    From the transcript (emphasis added):

    GREG HAYES: Right. Well, and again, if you think about what we talked about last week, we’re going to make a $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive. Now is it as cheap as moving to Mexico with lower cost of labor? No. But we will make that plant competitive just because we’ll make the capital investments there.”

    capital investment = substituting machine for person = wealth creation for people that are not letting skills sit still.
    now who is the damn scrooge, i mean stooge?

    • may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato?

    • I could get excited about Trump letting Carrier keep 7 million of their own money…….except my old hometown is giving a fast food restaurant 2.5million to build in their city……….for 150 jobs. Seems Trump made a hella bargain if you ask me.

      • Seems you flunk 101 econ and aced populism. everybody gets a guaranteed wage and health care. yea yea ya ya. like trying to tell me a cartoon is real.

          • economics says the UTC is a fail, but it represents the populism that just get the right guy can make business do what “the people need” and we can be great. that is a cartoon. unreal. does not exist. econ=fail. populism=faux win.

  4. Obama legacy show goes to an Obama fan boy and a look at Trump voters goes to a guy who hates Trump voters. Sounds about right given what CNN is.

  5. That Great Cable Anchor Tamron Hall….who is clearly MSNBC best…..just asked a reporter if Trump is questioning Boeing’s sale so he can keep his own jet. The reporter actually just ignored her dumb question and moved on.


    • The reporter should’ve pointed out to the idiot anchor that Trump’s private jet is a Boeing.

  6. Today’s most popular links:
    5 Nightline moment
    4 backpedals criticism
    3 took the heat
    2 viewership gains
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Rose: CNN’s choice of Van Jones says it all.

  7. Fox News and CNN showing Trump rally introducing his DOD candidate ………MSNBC going with their lowest rated primetime show to bash Trump.


    • Bashing Trump is so boring too. Wait ’till he does some worth bashing. He will. Critics just look trivial with such early constant negativity.

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