Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Eric Bolling-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • Lawsuit against Megyn/FNC thrown out.  Push for Kimberly strengthens.
  • Salutin: How did Jake Tapper become a hero?  Q&A: CNN’s Barbara Starr.
  • Farhi: How Ed Schultz went from MSNBC lefty to mouthpiece for Moscow.
  • Did Stelter help promote potentially fake news by uncritically retweeting it?
  • The Cable Game: Noted opponent of ‘fake news’ serves up some of his own?
  • Holmes: The ongoing meltdown over ‘fake news’ is starting to get ridiculous.
  • Dancing with Elephants: On vacation with Coop.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Megyn Kelly-produced series announces cast, premiere date.   Today’s oops.
  • Warren:  Brian Williams’s (low-rated) show is quietly ‘conquering‘ late night.
  • Concha: Media should err on the side of caution when airing videos of death.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Radio host says Trump nominees literally
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter

36 thoughts on “Wednesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Brian Stelter linked to a viral video of several men of middle eastern descent yelling that they were being thrown off a Delta flight by “white people” for speaking in Arabic.

    Anyone with a lick of sense would know there was more to the story, but a media member with a national news show linked it anyway.

    There’s a claim out there now that these guys are known stunt artists.

    Stelter defends his putting this out to his thousands of followers by saying he wanted to point out the “vitality” of the video.

    What utter horse shite. There isn’t a soul who doesn’t know that this was just one more Stelter installment for his exegesis on The Perils of Trump’s America.

    He’s a goddamn partisan hack/troll.

  2. 2016 CNN MOMENTS
    — after the alligator snatching a toddler from a Disney World beachfront tragedy —
    CNN’s Brooke Baldwin thankfully had the presence of mind to ask a local animal expert … what the alligator was thinking.

  3. I agree with Mr. Concha with “Erring on the side of caution”. One viewing of the Zapruder film for me was more than enough.

  4. Ever since THE WILD BUNCH, the entertainment industry has decided in portraying violence to err on the side of reckless abandonment. Saw an episode of CINEMAX’s QUARRY last week that glorified the realism of one getting one’s head blown off, not the cartoonish SCANNERS effects. Had to grab my therapy doog.

  5. Today’s unasked Larry-Question while watching the news: “could there be a dead Tunisian guy laying in a Berlin ditch missing his refugee identification papers?”
    (Professor Plum left his drivers license stuck to the base of the bloody candlestick?)

  6. So with KO back to embarrassing himself publicly, will Olbermann Watch return?

    I mean, it’s not like he needed an audience for the site to exist… so why not now?!

    • This may not be widely known but the original Olbermann Watch site has been totally deleted. There was some sort of misunderstanding between the site owner and the hosting provider, so the provider just deleted the site, for which there were no backups. So now it’s all gone.

      The internet archive has many pages saved, but that site is as slow as molasses and navigating the site is awkward at best. There may be some way to try to get the OW pages from and republish them on a reconstituted olbermannwatch site if only to preserve their content for the general public but I haven’t figured out how exactly that would be done or whether Mr Cox is interested in pursuing it.

  7. You could just see Shep’s impatience grow and grow with his WSJ guest who wasn’t going along with all of the points Shep wanted to make. He got kind of snarky and snippy at a couple of points continuing the edgy ‘tude he’s been showing of late.

    • He seems to have a stable of the same guests who usually take his hints. I believe Shep is constraining himself from a anti-Trump rant that would rattle the rafter. Never know what’s going on behind the scenes either. The departure of Ailes still has to have left the ground shakey.

    • Random comment I picked up elsewhere:
      “FOX has been on all day long at our house and I just happened to watch some of Smith’s show for the first time in years. He did his best to criticize Trump’s plans with typical liberal dogma but his guest was having none of it. He explained reality to Smith in a polite and logical way that he could not rebut. Smith’s ideological home is at CNN….Smith thinks that being at the FOX network gives him credibility…but you cannot polish a turd no matter how hard you try. They all stink.”

  8. Today’s most popular links:
    5 mouthpiece for Moscow
    4 conquering
    3 some of his own
    2 thrown out
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Push for Kimberly strengthens.

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