Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Rachel Maddow-Tucker Carlson 1-2-3.
  • Sunday Showdown: MediaBuzz edges CNN Reliable.  Weekend numbers.
  • Videos: Tucker debates revelations and
  • Hemingway: CNN’s shameless hyper partisanship has made them ‘a joke’.
  • Impartial CNN anchor: Rice story is ‘fake scandal‘ from right-wing media.
  • Impartial CNN anchor:  I won’t ‘aid and abet‘ Trump by reporting on Rice.
  • Balan: CNN hypes death-worshipping cult while disparaging Catholicism.
  • Gardner: Discrimination lawsuits vs CNN and Fox News picking up steam.
  • Allegations are proof: Advertisers abandon The Factor.  Today’s O’Whine.
  • Fixation: 19 of 29 entries in latest Stelter newsletter are on FNC, O’Reilly.
  • Mahler: CNN’s ‘news’ is an unending series of in-studio dramatic conflicts.

36 thoughts on “Tuesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. With all the horror of VP Pence saying that he couldn’t “mentor” female employees because he wouldn’t take more than one of them out to dinner together, or take them with male employees too…or whatever the hell he supposedly said about how he slighted women in his workplace by being savvy to the ways of DC and the rest of the world…. here’s a liberal who agrees with him.

    Oh, this liberal said it in a far more eloquent way, he’s a writer, afterall…and a bit of a liberal darling….and seems to share one quality with Pence in being an eminently decent man.

    He was able to say this without a peep from the usual idiots anyway….

    “I’ve been with my spouse for almost 15 years. In those years, I’ve never been with anyone but the mother of my son. But that’s not because I am an especially good and true person. In fact, I am wholly in possession of an unimaginably filthy and mongrel mind. But I am also a dude who believes in guard-rails, as a buddy of mine once put it. I don’t believe in getting “in the moment” and then exercising will-power. I believe in avoiding ‘the moment.’ I believe in being absolutely clear with myself about why I am having a second drink, and why I am not; why I am going to a party, and why I am not. I believe that the battle is lost at Happy Hour, not at the hotel. I am not a ‘good man.’ But I am prepared to be an honorable one.”


  2. Why was Red Eye canceled? In spite of the abundance of libertarian and liberal guests keeping me from watching lately, I’ll miss it. I hope Tom and Andy are used frequently on other FNC shows.

    • Probably the ratings, right.

      I think it’s a shame in a way because when it started Red Eye was a novel idea and an upstart of a program that found an audience. But back then it was an edgy show where you didn’t know what they would be talking about next. That show is long gone.

      • I remember when I first found the show , thought it was strange and yet entertaining watched it ever sense. Many shows do change over time as to not get stale or perceived stale.

    • While the show probably didn’t realize it, it wouldn’t surprise me if canceling Red Eye has been in the plans for a while now.
      The show never replaced Joanne when the show has always needed three people, they lost their post-Gutfeld rerun slot and they didn’t get a NYE episode this past year.

      The show’s ratings had also been way down for over a couple of years and when they started going back up, it wasn’t enough to save them. Largely because it looks like they are up simply because the network as a whole is up. The show wasn’t doing anything different that would lead to more viewers tuning in.

      The other issue with the ratings is that while doing better in total viewers, it still wasn’t doing that great in the demos. For years, the show had 35%-50% of its viewers come from the 25-54 demo. Last year, it was 29%. The show just had its best reported total viewer quarter ever this year and it still only had 29% of its viewers come in the demo.

      Between 2010 and 2014, the show would have yearly averages between 157,000 and 184,000 in the 25-54 demo. In 2015, the show averaged 107,000 demo viewers a night and in 2016, it was 121,000. This past quarter, even with its most total viewers ever, it was only 148,000.

      The myth that Red Eye was the “young” show also is exposed when you noticed that the 18-49 demo only accounted for 21% (86,000 of 412,000) of the show’s viewers in 2016. Considering that under-18 viewers is likely insignificant, that means that over 75% of the show’s viewers were 50+.

      Also, there is some talk about how the show’s ratings are up a lot from Q1 2015 and Q1 2017, but not much mention that the show has fallen in the cable news rankings from 40th (total) and 33rd (25-54 demo) in Q1 2015 to 51st and 48th in Q1 2017.

      It has already been reported that it is not about the ratings, but if the show was more valuable to Fox, it obviously wouldn’t be canceled.

    • Hilarious that CNN is calling the Susan Rice story FAKE NEWS. A term they were deeply offended at just a few months ago.

    • Two television news anchors denouncing the news worthiness of a story that the main participant herself has addressed on television.

      Have you ever seen such a thing before?

          • Laura Ingraham went absolutely bonkers tonight on SPECIAL REPORT that the press was refusing to cover this story and ask the absolutely obvious reporter questions.

  3. Kudos to Joe Concha. He played it right down the middle simply reporting what is being said about Susan Rice on CNN.

    So we now have feedback from a cross section suggesting it may be too early to safely conclude that Susan “Internet video triggered Benghazi” Rice improperly sought the identities of Americans.

    LEFT – Cuomo
    MIDDLE – Bloomberg
    RIGHT – Brit Hume

    However, there are still unanswered questions that may go more to impropriety than illegality.

    It appears Rice was less than truthful when she recently told PBS she knew “nothing” about the claims that Trump transition officials, including President Trump, may have been swept up in the surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration.

    Of course, Fox News is also reporting that Rice requested that the names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance be made public.

  4. I like ShowBuzzDaily.com, but it is frustrating that the Top 150 Cable Telecasts only show the 18-49 demo and not the 25-54 demo that advertisers supposedly use. I suspect it’s something to do with the contract with Nielsen for them to publish as I have heard Nielsen charges a lot to get their data.

  5. Today’s most popular links…
    5 Stelter newsletter
    4 hyper partisanship
    3 dramatic conflicts
    2 fake scandal
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Impartial CNN anchor: I won’t ‘aid and abet’ Trump by reporting on Rice.

    • She was on this morning too. This is the first time I’ve seen someone continue to do their on-air gig after publicly filing a lawsuit against the channel. Usually they’ll just pull him/her off the air until it’s settled, or forever. That’s a curious twist in this particular case that I’m at a loss to explain.

      • Putin told them, “Put pretty lady back on TV or I will keel moose and squirrel.”

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