Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Erin Burnett 1-2-3.
  • Video: ‘poorly reasoned, absurd’ 9th Circuit ruling.
  • Bill Moyers has a sadz because CNN let Kellyanne Conway speak (v/CNNC).
  • Topel: CNN’s History of Comedy explores censorship, sexism, and more.
  • His eyes fill with tears, there’s a lump in his throat…the Post profiles Olby.
  • Daly: Megyn Kelly under fire from all sides for just doing her job.  Word up!
  • Q&A: Chris Hayes in Chicago; Greta asks ‘where are the primetime women?’

56 thoughts on “Friday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Anyone on FNC or FBN making the same suggestion as USA Today?

    Go write a new executive order

    It may not be the president’s inclination, but the appeals court panel hinted that a scaled-back executive order that did not bar all citizens from the seven countries might have a better shot at clearing legal hurdles.

    The court noted that the White House counsel’s office already has proposed allowing travel by lawful permanent residents of the U.S.. It said such a change should come from the president.

    At the same time, the administration could eliminate references to protecting religious minorities, which appeared to single out majority Muslims for the ban.

  2. The only part of the article I have an issue with : “when you’ve been repeatedly dragged into high-profile controversies you never wanted any part of.” She is smart enough to know exactly what was for the most part going to happen.

  3. Per Gallup, “68% of people don’t trust the news they see or read. Think about that: most people don’t trust REAL news

      • I suspect that many people answering no to the question, “Do you trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly?” would also answer yes to the question, “Do you have a trusted news source(s) that you visit/read/see/hear on a regular basis?”

        I think the “68% don’t trust the news” polling results may be a tad bit misleading and paint a darker picture of the general attitude towards the media folks choose to consume based on their preferences for news they agree with.

        Kinda like asking, “Do you think the merchandise at Macy’s is overpriced?” Second question, “Do you shop at Macy’s?”

        Just playing devil’s advocate to spur conversation. If you disagree, fine. I just don’t think that most people cannot find media they trust.

        • I agree, people who don’t like a certain thing may have the propensity not to trust it. Especially as people have gotten more partisan and want their echo chambers, and if those say something about someone they agree it’s true while if it’s positive about someone they like they are bunch of liars. Yes, I don’t think people are turning on like NBC Nightly News or Special Report and yelling at TV “I don’t trust you!” (though someone might be). There are still points where the media have lost trust in people though by an assortment or reasons with some fair points , but again 68% is probably high.

    • In 1997 I visited the air base named for Grissom. You could even get in a cockpit of a fighter jet in the museum there.

      • The headquarters of my engineering major was in the newly built Grissom Hall on the Purdue Campus. I spent more time there than any other location including all-nighters working on projects. In total, nineteen astronauts came out of Purdue.

      • We are still trying to get the Air Force to loan us one of the B-52’s that are in storage. All of the aircraft there are property of the USAF.

  4. From Stirewalt: TIME OUT: MIRACLES OF THE HEART
    LAT: “The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care system. He has buried about 10 children. Some died in his arms. Now, Bzeek spends long days and sleepless nights caring for a bedridden 6-year-old foster girl with a rare brain defect. She’s blind and deaf. She has daily seizures. Her arms and legs are paralyzed. Bzeek, a quiet, devout Libyan-born Muslim who lives in Azusa, just wants her to know she’s not alone in this life. ‘I know she can’t hear, can’t see, but I always talk to her,’ he said. ‘I’m always holding her, playing with her, touching her. …She has feelings. She has a soul. She’s a human being.’ …Of the 35,000 children monitored by the county’s Department of Children and Family Services, there are about 600 children at any given time who fall under the care of the department’s Medical Case Management Services…There is a dire need for foster parents to care for such children. And there is only one person like Bzeek.”

  5. (An MSNBC spokesman reached for comment on the network’s former star asked: “Why is Keith in the news [or of interest] right now?”)
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW — skip the Olbermann article.

  6. I saw an estimate on FOX today that there are a million illegal aliens just in the LA area. I wonder how many voted? I don’t have a clue, but the anger over Trumps investigation into voter registration seems out of proportion.

    • California voter registration is run strictly on the honor system, there is no verification whatsoever. The Dems turned California from purple to deep blue this way, they even give the illegals photo ID so that they can register to vote.

        • I think the Dems have stolen several Congressional seats in California, plus the state legislature as well. California used to be a Republican state in the 80’s until it was flooded with illegal aliens.

          • i lived in Fresno in the 60’s, i recall no more illegals than today, in fact i believe there were more. people like to exaggerate the harm and minimize the benefit, duh. only 3 elections i know of with significant evidence of obvious fraud. Sanchez beating B1 Bob, Murray getting more votes than voters in Seattle in her first election and of course Al, the puke, Franken. almost every stat on illegals is jimmied by one side or the other so i frankly don’t buy any of them. people on both sides make themselves look stupid. The USA could get a lot of this solved by eliminating welfare and tax credits instead of deductions and firing millions of social workers for all people, citizens too. No country allows residency for indigents other than a few wack job imploding euro states. It is really not that difficult to minimize illegals with more workable immigration law. Mexico constantly changes residency and work laws to benefit itself. they concentrate on criminals have legalized Guatemalans in Chiapas, and now have 7 million Americans living there. Like every country they recognize the need of both foreign investment and labor. The USA’s immigration laws are archaic and have never contorted with reality. going wack on ethnocentrism as if english is some sort of holy grail, and cultures can be nailed down in place and never change without dying is what we have going on today. it is fueled by the inability in the USA to pass any law that is sensible. i cannot think of a single piece of fed legislation passed in my life that is worth a damn. Dysfunction has become the American reality. btw, just off the top of my head i recall two republican governors since1990 and as a person that did a lot of business in California i can tell your their problem is public employees, not illegals. The place is an animal farm populated with crazy public employees that can’t wipe themselves but think they should be able to run every business in the state. Of course closing public schools and giving vouchers to citizens would drive a whole new industry and eliminate the whine of illegals free loading in schools. If people have no criminal record and can show they have the means to support themselves and pay their kids tuition they should be welcome. LIKE ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. Now unlike most people here i have assisted in obtaining visas in foreign American embassies. requires a lot of money and stupid gymnastics but not once was a criminal background check, a health status document or financial information required as part of the visa process. Americans seem to not want a functioning immigration system, they just want to live in an amen country where everyone is like themselves. suicidal, but they don’t care. it’s ok, liberty is just another word, doesn’t need to mean anything, right?

  7. Today’s most popular links:
    5 has a sadz
    4 profiles Olby
    3 Greta asks
    2 Word up!
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Daly: Megyn Kelly under fire from all sides for just doing her job.

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