Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Q1 cable news program ranker: Fox News holds nine of top ten slots.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Sean Hannity-Bill O’Reilly 1-2-3.
  • Zucker play:  First Van Jones, now David Axelrod to host CNN ‘special’.
  • Video: stands by comments on surveillance.
  • Videos: O’Reilly addresses flap; Tucker grills
  • Treacher: Fuss over O’Reilly ‘designated outrage‘.  Rense: An Imus moment?
  • Farhi: Can viewers tell news from opinion? Today’s lawsuit. Q&A: Chris Hayes.

18 thoughts on “Wednesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Roger Ailes is a TV genius and so glad he helped create Fox News. But, if even half these stories are true regarding sexual harassment and now racial issues, (Gretchen, Megyn, Tamara Holder, now these employees) there were real workplace problems. Hopefully they are now getting fixed.

  2. Mr. Bill’s remark and subsequent apology didn’t change anyone’s minds. Those that thought he was a racist still believe, and will always believe, that he’s a racist. Those people righteously watched Rep. Waters reply in kind on Bill’s MSNBC competitor, cheering her on.

    • The instant negative feedback from colleagues would never happen to the frequent liberals mocking appearances of others.

    • Bill O’Reilly is no racist. The Left claims that he is, with no proof, simply because of his place of employment. And the joke was funny. If Rep. Waters was offended, she should graciously accept his apology and move on.

    • I don’t think O’Reilly should have done anything other than laugh over people who call him racist cuz he said Maxine Waters has James Brown’s hairdo.

      Call it a juvenile comment or at the worst ….mean….(and that’s a stretch), but don’t give credence to utter frauds who call it racist…even if they do work at the NYT.

  3. Re: Rence

    In which Sarah Rence reveals herself to be voraciously willing to throw out all sense of perspective and fair intentions in order to fashion career-ending plastic explosives out of silly putty.


  4. Today’s most popular links:
    5 nine of top ten
    4 Nunes critic
    3 Judge Napolitano returns
    2 designated outrage
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Rense: An Imus moment?

  5. I spent a big chunk of my life FRI & SAT nights at a local upscale pub where a number of men (mostly construction workers) during our smoking sessions outside the front door talked about women and sometimes blacks and Mexicans — like Trump, O’Reilly, Don Imus and Bernard McGuirk do.

    There were also men — usually the Mercedes/Lexus driving men who were professionals and small business owners who would never talk that way.

    I wouldn’t call the former group racist. Just a bit crude and unrefined at times.

  6. Interesting to see the rankings of all the cable shows.

    I know FBN has been on the upswing ratings-wise, but wow – Maria Bartiromo’s show is almost dead last out of 104 shows (including a bunch of repeats of other shows). Kennedy’s show – which doesn’t take itself all that seriously – does better. I wonder if FBN is going to look to change things up to attract a bigger audience in the AM.

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