Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz videos: Enter focus
  • Reliable Sources videos: Stelter debates Kellyanne; cameras coming back?
  • The remarkable turnaround of Trump enthusiast Joe Scarborough.
  • CNN announces who they’re not hiring.  CNN drone surveillance OK’d.
  • Profile: Kat Timpf…libertarianism plus laughs.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Ant Man inspired Jake Tapper to lose weight.    Melber tries to save 6pm.
  • Video: Tucker and Prof Turley of the Trump White House.

27 thoughts on “Weekend Links and Open Thread”

  1. On F&FW, every time Pete Hegseth, aka Pete the Parrot says the failing New York Times it just reinforces the impression he can’t think for himself.

    • He isn’t Pete the Parrot, he is Pete the Eagle. And he is so right about the New York Times.

    As the recent suicide of the band Linkin Park’s “frontman” confirms, drugs and alcohol are no solution to coping with life’s problems, kids. Not even for the famous.

    • She’s a libertarian, as J$ noted in the link title. Some of her libertarian viewpoints have gotten on my nerves, not to mention her use of the “neocon” pejorative for national security/law and order hawks.

      • Yes, Kat is a Libertarian, but the article describes her more as a Conservative and a Republican. One of the things that bothers me about her is how she pushes the legalization of drugs into almost any topic. She just did this the other night on Kennedy’s show. There are pros and cons to legalizing drugs but Kat always makes it sound like drug legalization would solve all the country’s problems. A lot of Libertarians probably think it makes them look cool.

        • there are many republicans that are FDR like libs. exactly like the president. There might be people that have claimed to be libertarian like bill maher, but it is false as all they want is legal drugs, they are fine with big govt just like the demopublicans occupying the senate. However, by definition, all libertarians are American conservative. Kat is a conservative and does not give a rat’s behind about any party. That is conservative and i concur.

  3. FYI:

    This is amazing, in a seriously disturbed sort of way. Hundreds of rage tweets over the course of a few evening hours, directed at Tucker Carlson, Hannity, anything Fox. I haven’t done the long division but this has to be in the neighborhood of a tweet a minute, for hours on end. And banal. Repetitive. Infantile. Utterly un-selfaware. I’m beginning to understand what you told me.

    Hat-tip: The Cable Gamer. Regular readers should be able to figure out who she’s talking about without me naming names. The repetitive tweets are particularly obsessive. He says the same thing, over and over, changing a word or punctuation mark so twitter won’t reject it as a duplicate. And of course there are the obligatory tips to the CNN gang to make sure they haven’t missed anything. But looking at the bright side, it’s good to know there’s somebody whose Friday nights are so desperately lame they make mine look like a Party in the USA.

  4. I am pre-emptively rejecting any notion I will hire Jeffrey Toobin, even though I love the sound of his name.

    • I always thought he was black, but he is actually Jewish. He is never introduced as being a liberal, another CNN subterfuge. He is just their “objective” legal analyst.

  5. Brian Stelter references Trump scandals, so Kellyanne Conway asks him to name one. Stelter is flustered, then he mentions Trump’s rhetoric!

    After Conway is amused by this, Stelter then adds Pres. Trump’s treatment of the media…


  6. I don’t see Ari Melber pulling in great ratings for MSNBC at 6pm. He seems like a nice guy and all that but he’s too…..I don’t know…..low-key or bland or something along those lines.

  7. This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 preview
    4 tries to save
    3 Kat Timpf
    2 remarkable turnaround
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 CNN announces who they’re NOT hiring.

  8. PROGRAMMING ALERT: Geraldo Rivera hosts ‘OJ Simpson: Justice Served?’ 8pm ET

    Just woke up from my nap with this on the TV. Thought for a sec I’d died and went to hell.

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