Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz videos: late-night Corey
  • Reliable Sources videos: Fox probe widens; more lawsuits; Fox Trump ties.
  • Q&A: Kelly Wright tells why he’s suing FNC.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Simon: Megyn Kelly is being hyped as the ‘New Godzilla of morning tv’.
  • Spin Stops Here Tour may lose one of its players.  Liz Claman in Omaha.
  • CNN anchor suggests Trump wants jobs credit that belongs to Obama.
  • FNC anchor demands Mississippi remove confederate emblem from flag.

Updated 2:33 pm  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today’s open thread.

40 thoughts on “Weekend Links and Open Thread”

  1. Re: Hensch: The ‘Spin Stops Here’ Tour may be losing one of its players.

    Don’t see how this was even feasible given Jesse’s Saturday night show. Perhaps he no longer does it. The fact it appears on my DVR schedule for tomorrow night is hardly definitive.

    Anyone know if he’s still doing it? Seems a bit much given his M-F obligation to The Five.

    • Yeah, he still does it. Just like Gutfeld doing his show.

      Pretty sure they are both usually taped on Fridays.

  2. Is it really racism with Kelly Wright? I think it has to do with Conservatism

    Maybe FOX saw Kelly wasn’t the right person for Fox & Friends Weekend, he’s not a guy that would play the conservative part

    Look at Harris Faulkner, she’s Black & has a great gig on FOX, I suspect FOX likes her alot because she is Conservative

    J$ has seen Clayton’s liberal leanings on Twitter but he plays that Conservative guy really well on Fox & Friends Weekend & has me wondering sometimes is he really a Liberal guy? lol

    • I liked Kelly on F&FW. And he has nothing to lose now. He already was put on the overnight shift. Other than Ainsley, I can’t think of anyone who has emerged from there, though I think Jackie Ibanez has a chance.

    • If he is worth so much money, let him quit Fox News and see how few offers come in to hire him. He is just an opportunist and dbag.

      • Regarding F&FW, I liked Kelly Wright when he co-hosted but my favorite hosts were Dave Briggs, Alyson Camerotta, and Clayton. I do like Pete but have wondered if Tom Shillue might deserve a shot to guest host and see how he would do.

        • Yes, I’ve thought Tom could represent the right-of-center viewpoint with humor and a smile, just what is needed for F&F. I think if he gets the chance he could very well take Steve Doocy’s place when Steve moves on for whatever reason.

          • Maybe when Ailes was there it might have been, but it seems to be pretty unlikely as of now.

          • I may have missed it but I have not seen Tom go into depth on a subject like they often have to on F&F during the week. He would have to match Kilmeade or get close to his knowledge.

        • If F&F spots become open, they should definitely give multiple people a shot to see how they do. There doesn’t seem to be a specific person who would likely be able to immediately claim one of those seats.

          Shillue has a pretty good personality for a morning show and is smarter than he has been able to show, but I can’t see him doing very well when the show has to be really serious.
          I’m not even sure he will still be at Fox by the time Doocy’s spot becomes open.
          Also, he is already in his 50s and I don’t think they will hire a new Fox and Friends host that is that old.

          They still should definitely have Shillue fill-in on the weekend to see how it goes.

    • Clayton dips into some liberal arguments on F&F from time to time but he’s a moderate lefty so he shouldn’t be reluctant to step up more often. His usual counterpart righty Pete Hegseth has the opposite problem: too strident and pushy for a weekend morning show, especially with Dem guests who aren’t expecting a slugfest at 6am.

      PS: Here’s a fun fact: guess who performed Megyn Kelly’s wedding ceremony?

  3. Gutfeld took a swipe at Megyn Kelly last night for beginning her NBC career w/a Kardashian interview. It was funny, but surprising; it has seemed she’s kind of been off limits since leaving.

  4. This past week someone tweeted a vile and defamatory image and used my disqus name along with three others. The person, I assume accidentally, exposed who they were and sadly it’s a regular here. I asked for an apology and expected the post to be deleted. Neither has occurred and since it’s an isolated incident, sadly not much can be done. However now the person is on notice and if it occurs again I have a case, especially if the original vile and defamatory image remains.

  5. So Colbert makes an anti-Trump “joke” so crass the FCC is reviewing complaints and Bill Maher last night an Ivanka Trump incest barb that would had ended his career if an Obama daughter. These people don’t care if half the country won’t watch them but better understand a large part hate them.

    • Sort of a different response from what Jesse Watters faced, huh?

      What’s really excruciating is Colbert and Maher’s stuff (in this regard) isn’t wit. It’s ham-handed contempt.

      Boring.

  6. This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 belongs to Obama
    4 New Godzilla
    3 remove confederate emblem
    2 Kelly Wright
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Spin Stops Here Tour may lose one of its players.

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