Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Maddow-Tucker 1-2-3.
  • CNN’s Zucker: White House attacks ‘have emboldened us‘.
  • Audio Q&A: Eboni K Williams says yes, I would say it again.
  • Hannity videos: Mr Bill O’Reilly
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!  Greg Gutfeld honored.  Weekend numbers.
  • Out# video: Judge Nap on Trump’s concerns.
  • Media Matters gets the vapors over O’Reilly/Hannity gig.  More.
  • Wemple: There’s no ‘benefit of the doubt’ for Megyn, because Fox.
  • Debra Messing regrets Today spot, didn’t know it would be Megyn.

35 thoughts on “Wednesday Links and Open Thread”

    • Based on her twitter feed, Messing is quite the radical liberal. I doubt Megyns comment was the real reason, my guess is because of Megyns past with Fox News. Debra is the typical hollywood intolerant liberal. She claims Trumps presidency is illegitimate, which makes me think of the type of clock from Bavaria, Germany.

      • I think I know why Debra Messing hates TRUMP so much. She read a quote from TRUMP ???
        ➡️ ” A person who’s flat-chested is very hard for them to be a 10 “

      • The firewall blocked reading Wemple, so why would libs not like Megyn?

        She gave Clinton and the media a potent line of attack against Trump and threw the dirt on Ailes’ grave.

    • Why would that vid make anyone uncomfortable?

      He stretched, took a puff off a fake cigarette, and swigged some water.

      • A. Because it’s Fox News
        2. It’s Mediaite
        C. It’s was Sean’s big week in new timeslot against liberal fav RM

          • Perhaps Sean “leaked”. I’ve noticed those who vape are quite passionate about right and upset at all new regulations against as it’s nothing like smoking. Maybe Sean thought I do it, so what. I personally have limited knowledge, but it seems harmless to others.

        • A gazillion hours of Hannity on tv and the best they can do to mock him is ten seconds of him looking like he’s in his den.

    • Was mediaite looking for the next Hammer but got boring normal break time stuff instead but decided to post it for clicks anyway?

    • That might be Hannity’s most viewers for an episode where he was the number one show. He wasn’t benefiting off of a huge lead-in and it wasn’t a big news night.

      Maddow had a pretty good night and still lost by over a million viewers.

      Hannity went from a 2.51 in the 50+ demo on Monday to a 3.99 and was the first place show in all of cable for that demo by almost nine-tenths of a point. I don’t think any non-sports weekday show ever wins by that much.

      Hannity definitely will want O’Reilly to keep appearing and O’Reilly’s book is number one on Amazon right now. So, he clearly will want to still be able to get the eyeballs that Hannity can give him.

      It will be interesting to see if Fox will let O’Reilly be a regular.
      It would be kind of funny if Fox just didn’t care about any criticism that would come and hired O’Reilly as a Fox News Contributor.

    • It helped that they didn’t have all the commercial breaks so they had longer segments—I wish more shows would do that!

      • Your wish is slightly granted. My 84 year old Mom’s favorite channel, Hallmark is doing the following:

        (Full disclosure – I watch Hallmark Channel when I have insomnia, as they have on one of my favorite sitcoms, “Frasier” on in the overnight hours.)

        Hallmark Channel has become the latest TV network cutting its commercial time to better compete with ad-free experiences like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

        The cable channel, best known for its original holiday movies, plans to cut ads in its original primetime shows by more than half starting next year. Its sales team is in the marketplace trying to sell advertisers on the strategy during this year’s annual upfront talks, when networks look to sell a bulk of their ad inventory for the new season.

        Hallmark will air between five and seven minutes of commercials in new episodes of its original hour-long series, such as “Chesapeake Shores” and “Good Witch,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO at Hallmark Channel parent Crown Media.

        That’s down from about 15 minutes of ads per hour now.

        • I love Hallmark Channel for Fraiser and I love Lucy and the Middle and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries for stuff like Monk.

  1. Looks like Mr.Bill still can grab eyes, and good work to Dana beating Lawrence The Hammer O Donnell and Don Did the plane go in the blackhole Lemon.

  2. If I didn’t know about Media Matters beforehand I would have thought that the e-mail they sent out to supporters about O’Reilly’s guest appearance on Hannity was something that either was put together by the Onion website or something someone residing in a mental hospital wrote.

  3. Today’s most popular links:
    5 honored
    4 More
    3 Girls!
    2 gets the vapors
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Debra Messing regrets Today spot, didn’t know it would be Megyn.

  4. Finally remembered to turn on SE Cupp’s new show. Looks like it’s trying to be like “The Five” or Kennedy’s “party panel”. It’s not bad and Andy Levy is as sharp as ever. SE Cupp is very bright but she doesn’t have the charisma that Greg and Kennedy have. Might switch to this show during commercial break on Martha. But, that’s about it.

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