Monday Links and Open Thread

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      • I read the first couple of paragraphs of Todd talking about how disdained the Clintons are in the heartland and how the media failed to address this…and I just assumed he was saying that this was because they were too PC to address her image problems and didn’t want to make them feel bad….etc…

        Then it becomes clear that Todd is saying the media pulled punches on the heartland! That they should have been rougher on the heartland for its biases…

        This is worse than a bubble. It’s a cement bomb shelter.

        • Agreed Cecelia.

          Plus I think Todd might be overthinking this.

          They had a chance to win the political blue wall in the Midwest and they simply (some might say foolishly) nominated the wrong candidate.

          No biggie.

          Trump is more wild and crazy than Bernie would have ever been — in a word more ‘entertaining.’

          I just hope the fears of my lifelong staunch Republican ex-wife aren’t realized and he doesn’t start a war — either one over trade, or one with bombs and bullets.

  1. I think Andy Lack has as much interest in becoming the next FOX NEWS as I have in leaving my country and moving to Canada just because I bought some of their bacon.

    • Andy Lack selected Greta Van Susteren when he could have gotten Andrea Tantaros probably for less. I don’t think much of his judgement . . or his eye vision.

      • People who sue their employers and put lies in their court filing…….are rarely at the top of a hire list… matter how good they can be……see Dan Rather’s career since CBS

        • Or Dan Rather suing CBS because he lied and they got rid of him for doing something was a good thing for his lawyer who got paid both ways. Plus trust in Dan Rather was destroyed, then again he was in last place anyway so… CBS got an easy out for him.

  2. Re: “Big news for Katy Tur”: I’m surprised Zoey Tur included Fox News Fan in her tweet.

    If Katy and her fiance stay at their respective networks, they will follow in the footsteps of John Roberts and Kyra Phillips.

  3. SIX DEAD IN QUEBEC MOSQUE – which is true?
    a) Killers were Trump supporters angry Canada was taking refugees
    b) Killers were random crazies that thought mosque was the public library
    c) Kiillers yelled “death to mooslems!”
    d) Aressted killer named Mohammed and shouted ‘Allahu akbar!’ as he mowed down victims

  4. If you’re not reading Mike Allen, you’re missing some good food for thought. Example:
    “Friends and colleagues say President Trump, chief strategist Steve Bannon and policy guru Stephen Miller think they’re off to a terrific start. They see complaints about the travel ban as media misinformation and hype — amplified by Republicans they don’t like and that they know will never like them.”

  5. Why Ohio is the best state in the union: They elected Trump by 10% but have a Republican Governor and Senator that don’t like him. Fair and balanced.

  6. As has been speculated, Today’s Take, the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today, is the odd hour out as the network looks to find a home for Megyn Kelly. Friday morning, Today show svp Noah Oppenheim met with 15-20 staffers who work on the third and fourth hours of the show. He told them Kelly’s show would air at either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. (TVNewser)

    Kelly is expected to take over the 9 a.m. hour in the fall. If she takes over the 10 a.m. hour, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will move to 9 a.m. (THR)

    • It fits better , if Megyn Kelly doesn’t do well they don’t have bang their heads on why they canceled a soap to take such a risk, they can just bring back a new hour of Today ,or order more wine and have Hoda and Kathie Lee do 2 hours.

  7. ABC News President James Goldston has promoted Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas to new positions as the team covering the Trump administration takes shape. (Politico)

    Karl becomes the Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, Vega will move to Washington from New York as Senior White House Correspondent (she’s already been in the daily White House press briefings), and Llamas will become Chief National Correspondent and will anchor both weekend editions of “World News Tonight,” a role he had been splitting with Vega. (

  8. “Think I’ll keep quiet for a while” — former president Obama endorsed the protests that have been taking place across the country in response to the new immigration restrictions. Okay, one week is a while.

    • And this is okay cause Trump….

      As though everyone doesn’t know that had Marco, Jeb, or Ted been elected that this is what Obama would be doing and would always do.

      He’s a community agitator. Nothing less, nothing more.

  9. I think tomorrow’s post should be titled “Tuesday Links and Larry’s Open Thread.” Larry, not that I’m complaining, but you are dominating these threads.

  10. Today’s most popular links:
    5 clobbers longtime rival
    4 is not enough
    3 Carol Costello leaves
    2 next Fox News
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Big news for Katy Tur.

  11. A poem (author unknown)

    He didn’t like the casserole
    And he didn’t like my cake.
    He said my biscuits were too hard…
    Not like his mother used to make.

    I didn’t perk the coffee right
    He didn’t like the stew,
    I didn’t mend his socks
    The way his mother used to do.

    I pondered for an answer
    I was looking for a clue.
    Then I turned around and smacked the crap out of him…
    Like his mother used to do.

  12. Honestly sorry Mike, but it is not enough. This guy is both bad and wrong way too much to be silent. As predicted the appointments will tell their versions and expose Trump as a liar and a fool. Note I dripped the well deserved name i use for him and the well deserved name i use for his amen corner. We now have a president that emboldens the worst people to rise up in every country in the world. The people that put him in office will reap what they have sown, and it won’t be me that is alone for a change. Seriously, what a stupid executive order. He is not protecting the USA, in fact he is lighting fuses all over the world including the USA. We will see him on court.

  13. Well color me shocked…….the Disgraced racist stooges found another award winning Journalist that they have decided is a Trumper and biased…………anybody want to guess what race he is??????

          • I love the smell of hacked off disgraced racist newshounds in the morning!

            Funny thing is….he reads this blog more than I do……..but he’s not obsessed of course ……just great for laughs……..I mean Kevin Corke?????? Really?????

          • Well, at least they avoided racial slurs (for now). So I guess they’ve got that going for them.

          • A. Back in 2015 Mr. Corke tweeted a link to a Breitbart article, which among other things, criticized Dana Perino.

            B. More recently he’s retweeted Ann Coulter’s heavly partisan comments multiple times which some found odd for a Fox News reporter.

            C. During an appearance on America’s Election HQ back in October he lent his support to Donald Trump’s controversial largely discredited widespread voter fraud allegations.

            I doubt it has anything to do with his race. But that seems to be where you go all too often — which I am not saying is not your right. But where’s the proof of racism? I just think the objection toward Mr. Corke is a perceived (justified or not) feeling that not unlike Harris Faulkner he’s a Trump fan.

            I would have gone after Media matters before taking on a Twitter account with a much smaller audience. BTW, are they racist too? I ask rhetorically.

            Oh well. If it makes you feel better to make such an over-the-top accusation, so be it.

          • I’m gonna be sorry I replied to this but, sheesh, I though you were smarter than this. You pick out two tweets and presto! he’s a Trump fan. You really think I don’t read these people’s twitter feeds? That I don’t know that KC retweets Fox AP, Washington Post, HuffPo, BBC, CBC, Reuters, Susan Rice, USA Today… need I go on? And you think you can fool me or the people on this site by cherry-picking just the tweets that you think make him look bad and leaving out all the ones that reflect different viewpoints? I know Ice is a master at that trick, and it fools his little circle and the people who believe But don’t pull that crap over here. Please. Have a little more respect for our intelligence.

            Dollar out. And to bed!

          • I’m not defending it Johnny.

            But like it, or not, intelligent people make inferences from tweets by people like Stelter, Corker, Tapper, Trump and Hannity all the time.

            Plus I added his FNC interview to the tweets that got people tweeting opposition.

            In my best Jeff Foxworthy voice:
            “If you argued for Trump’s controversial widespread voter fraud ‘theory’, You might be a fan.” (The key word being MIGHT.)

            Sleep well.

          • First….did you even look at Kevin Corke twitter feed….or just take the disgraced racist’s word for everything as usual?……..says right there for the whole world to see……
            “RTs & Likes mean nothing.”

            Frozen brain RT’s Trump…….does that make him a Trumper??????

            Kevin is an award winning Journalist for crying out loud….the man has a Emmy……went to Harvard…….but to the disgraced racist stooges he a Trumper. Because he tweeted something they dont like while being black.

            And of course it always comes back to race with them….because they target people of color….because they’re RACISTS!
            You really dont find it even the little bit weird that the disgraced racist stooges attack people of color on Fox more than whites??? It’s not like Fox is BET you know.

            I’m smart enough not to read media matters….I read at least 40 different twitter feeds a day…I read the Disgraced racist stooges for laughs… Ive pointed out for well over a year. I’m smart enough to know anybody that “writes” for newshounds is not to be believed.

            The frozen one used to be brave enough to come here and lie to us trying to defend himself… he just sends you……….which since he’s read this page at least 3 times today… kinda sad.

            Now Ive had a long day….and I’m going to bed…..feel free to rant all night to yourself.

  14. Wow!! That was fun.

    I just turned on my TV for the first time all day to find Alan Dershowitz and Fareed Zakaria going at it on Don Lemon’s show.

    Hopefully someone like Mediaite (or even CNN) will post a video clip. I’ll keep you posted.

    Basically, Dershowitz went after Sally Yates very aggressively, as only Alan can. (Earlier in the day Erin Burnett seemed to side with Alan while interviewing him. Mediaite has the video.)

    While not showing any hint of anger, Zakaria (seemingly always the gentleman even when he’s plagiarizing — lol) accused Dershowitz of being in fantasy land (or dreamland) and accused Alan of being unrealistic about how Washington DC works.

    More popcorn.

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