Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Videos:  remember Alan Colmes.
  • R.I.P.: Alan Colmes.  Friends and colleagues react.  Video: Alan
  • Somerby: Maddow rewrites history in another fake pseudo-confession.
  • Veritas releases CNN audio bomb.  Gold: falls flat;  Borchers: overrated.
  • Rothstein: Wimpy Wemple whines about Coppins’ Tucker Carlson piece.
  • Coppins: Tucker’s hour is provocative, cringe-inducing, terrific television.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Tucker Carlson/Sean Hannity (tie) 1-2/2.
  • Chris Matthews ‘blown away‘ that Hollywood isn’t about glamour or looks.
  • Another CNN town hall: McCain/Graham.  Hogue: Bob Beckel unrepentant.
  • Cover/Line blends politics, pop culture.   Rowley: CNN’s fake diabetes news.
  • Tucker video: Ex-CIA operative fears a is ‘out of control’.
  • Rothstein: CNN throws mud at James O’Keefe ahead of imminent ‘audio bomb’.
  • Conservative ‘provocateur’ targets CNN with release of secretly recorded audio.

29 thoughts on “Thursday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Betsy, “But don’t worry, CNN. You can count on Stelter — supposedly the network’s media watchdog — to carry your water.”


  2. Am so sorry to hear of Alan Colmes’s passing. I remember listening to him (and disagreeing with him) on AM talk radio in the 80’s. His radio”graffiti” segments were funny. Liked him on Fox as well. Condolences to his family & friends.

  3. As if the Wemple whining wasn’t loud enough, John Podesta has joined The Washington Post as contributing columnist.

  4. I must admit I enjoyed Hannity & Colmes more than just Hannity by himself, even though I didn’t like Colmes’ politics. I remember once on April Fool’s Day after Hannity went solo Colmes opened the show doing a quick bit wearing a Mao hat and spouting some commie nonsense; it was an LOL moment. Fox loses Brenda Butner and Alan Colmes within four days of each other! Very sad. RIP Alan.

  5. Sad news about Alan.

    But also a reminder that if you, your friends or your relatives experience swelling in their neck or armpits, please see a doctor for a checkup. Swelling may also occur in the groin and abdomen.

    Lymphoma is in most cases very treatable.

    • RIP, Alan. My mom died of lymphoma. For three years she was fine, then it turned very aggressive and she was gone within weeks. My prayers for the Colmes’ family.

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