Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz videos: Junior
  • Reliable Sources: Watergate lessons; reporters threatened; blame Fox!
  • Video: Gregg Jarrett and legal panel talk
  • Scarry: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and the ‘victimized’ media.
  • Alisyn Camerota: The CNN producers make me do all that Russia stuff.
  • Mills: Tucker goes to war against ‘the neocons’.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Beinart: ‘Intellectually interesting’ Tucker doing something extraordinary.
  • Tucker video: Michael Caputo on a ‘fishing expedition’ that

18 thoughts on “Weekend Links and Open Thread”

  1. On Iran, Carlson made an argument that was considered too dovish for even mainstream Democrats to raise during the debate over the nuclear deal: He questioned whether Tehran actually endangers the United States. He told Peters that “[w]e actually don’t face any domestic threat from Iran.”

    Does he really believe this crap, or does he simply say it for shock value?

    • Tucker has leaned more towards the Libertarian viewpoint over time so I think he does believe it.

      He did make a pretty good argument in that Peters and others are sounding the alarm about Iran (who are Shia Muslims) yet the ones who are doing all the bombings and beheadings and so forth are the Sunnis. I think what Tucker is ignoring is the regional threat that an Iran with nuclear weapons would pose but I think he’s coming at it from the viewpoint of what should concern America as a direct threat and leave the rest for others to worry about.

      • They are working on ICBM’s. That is a direct threat to the United States. They are also the largest supporter of terror, both Shia AND Sunni.

        Tucker Carlson was a long time Ron Paul supporter. Another fool when it comes to dealing with our enemies.

    • His show is pretty good….depends on the guests he can book most times. I wish he would tone down the sarcasm but beyond that he covers some interesting subjects.

  2. Tucker did his first weekly ‘news quiz’ segment Friday night. One of the two people brought in to do it was Peter Doocy. Irony: the news quiz idea was lifted from O’Reilly, and of course Dad Doocy was one of O’Reilly’s regular contestants.

    • Lol, Liz Prann did all she could to make Doocy win, and she could have won easilty, I think that Tucker needs to get Greg (Gutfeld) and Bernie (McGuirk) to do this egment and to continue to do it until Tucker gets a little tougher in the banter department. I know Tucker is a show that is “lite” but it needs at least some segments that are edgier than him making funny faces at stupid arguments.

  3. Does anyone know what is happening with SE Cupp’s new show on HLN? She had been tweeting for weeks that it would premiere on 7/17 but I don’t see it on my cable schedule and she hasn’t been tweeting about it recently.

    • Neither fits neatly into an R or D mold and their variances are different.
      The news business could use more of that.

      • Chris Wallace reliably parrots whatever is on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times. He is certainly left of center, not as bad as Chuck Todd or George Stephanopoulos, which is not saying a lot. I actually prefer John Dickinson if I had to choose between him and Wallace.

        Shep Smith is a flat-out liberal, he tries to soft-pedal it to a degree because he can’t afford to be too obvious. I would say his politics are identical to Anderson Cooper.

  4. This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 smeared his wife
    4 goes to war
    3 ‘victimized’ media
    2 something extraordinary
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Alisyn Camerota: The CNN producers make me do all that Russia stuff.

    • So, is CNN trying to impress Jodie Foster or Jodi Arias? Or mabye Joe DiMaggio?

  5. I just found out that FBN will air Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Eldora Speedway. This is the only time any of NASCAR’s top series will be on a dirt track. FS1 is airing soccer. CNBC televised this afternoon’s IndyCar race in Toronto.

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