Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Video: Steve Harrigan celebrates his birthday
  • Enloe: Colleagues left and right offer condolences to Bolling.
  • Tragedy: Eric Bolling’s son Chase dead at 19, apparent suicide.
  • CNN adds analysts, e.g. Playboy provocateur. Christie in talks.
  • Carl Quintanella snags a $3 million hacienda in the Hamptons.
  • Lakshmanan: Cable newsers reluctant to explain their mistakes.
  • Hogue: One of Fox News’ ‘stupidest programming decisions’ ever.
  • Ariens: Cablers plan massive, round-the-clock hurricane coverage.
  • Q&A: Abby Huntsman talks about how pregnancy changed her life.
  • Gerri Willis to ‘race for the cure‘: F&F  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Tucker video: Joe Concha on celebrity

42 thoughts on “Weekend Links and Open Thread”

  1. Joe Concha right on as usual. Do recall, after Katrina, TV preachers blaming the hurricane on gays/gay rights. Jon Stewart did a bit about it & was right that the hurricanes should be blamed on temp of the water and them forming from there. No gays then, no Trump now. Doubt we will see Trevor Noah do a similar bit on Jennifer Lawrence.

    Hurricane Irma expected to strengthen after hitting Cuba?
    …… followed by ……
    Hurricane Irma downgraded to Category 3 storm

  3. One celebrity suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome is Ron Perlman. I was thoroughly enjoying listening to his memoir–Easy Street: The Hard Way–on Audible. But then I got to the second-to-last chapter: “Legacy.” He pined for socialism and Marxism and called Congress and the country racist. This was written a few years ago, but if his Twitter feed is any indication, those feelings haven’t gone away.

    Having said all this, I will watch the Tucker video after I run 45 minutes on my treadmill.

  4. Why did Ed Henry get his job back while Eric Bolling was fired? Henry pulled the same stunt, showing photos of his ding-dong to a woman who didn’t appreciate it.

    • If all that happened was what was reported and it was as long ago as it sounded, Fox could have brought Bolling back if they wanted to. Doesn’t sound like there were any lawsuits involved or people who had that much ill will toward him. Didn’t hear anyone involved with Fox saying he should be fired.
      A 3-4 month suspension for something from years ago would seem satisfactory.

      I think he just didn’t have enough value to Fox anymore. They weren’t going to keep his show around until they brought him back. They couldn’t put him on a new FNC show or back on The Five because it would look like a promotion. They were likely paying him too much to do an FBN show or just be a commentator.

      Better for both parties to just move on. They get out of the contract. They get to use it to show they are serious about harassment. He likely would have decent options elsewhere.

      With the death of his son, it is probably good for him to be away from media for a while.

      It wouldn’t shock me if he is back on Fox some day. I don’t think the employees would be that bothered by him being there and I think the network wouldn’t get that much criticism (even without the tragedy).

        • I don’t necessarily think he would come back full-time, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a year or two from now, some show would have him on as a guest.

    • I don’t remember Ed Henry sending any pictures of his private parts to anyone. I thought it was just an affair.

  5. Eric Bolling

    Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point. Autopsy will be next week. Please respect our grieving period.

  6. Deepest sympathy for the Bolling family. Suicide is extremely hard to understand, especially as a parent. My Mother grieved for years after my brothers suicide. Even though it was 18 years ago, I still get emotional as I type this. I love and miss you Tom!

  7. You would think that during a massive Hurricane the disgraced Racist stooges could stop lying about Fox News…for a day……but you would be wrong…….caught this gem from the head racist ICE about Fox News not reporting something.

    Richard W.‏ @IceManNYR
    21h21 hours ago
    Richard W. Retweeted Fox News
    Let me know when FOX Tweets about Kirk Cameron saying hurricanes are:
    a spectacular display of God’s immense power.

    Which hes claimed at least twice……..but of course were talking about a disgraced racist newshounds…….so you knows there a catch…….and of course there is…….Fox of course did report it. 3 days ago…..when it was news


    now just how much is the poor man upset Fox is tweeting about Jennifer Lawrence nonsense……..he posted about it like 10 times and lied about Fox NOT posting about Cameron nonsense at least twice.

    His new thing is whining about Ann Coulter nonsense…….claiming shes a FOX News and FBN regular guest forgetting of course shes NEVER worked for Fox but is a ex-MSNBC employee…..which he NEVER tells his poor readers………because that doesn’t fit his delusions.

    Disgraced Racist Stooge Ice…lying about #1 Fox News on Twitter since 2009………still not doing a good job!


  8. Somehow I think in a weird karmic way that Roger Ailes and Eric Bolling’s son would be alive today if early summer 2016 Roger realized Gretchen Carlson had the goods on him and he just renewed her contract with a little boost, you know, ” just among friends.”

  9. This weekend’s most popular links:
    5 in talks
    4 Abby Huntsman
    3 stupidest programming
    2 offer condolences
    And the most popular link in this weekend’s links…
    1 Tragedy: Eric Bolling’s son Chase dead at 19, apparent suicide.

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