Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: The real collusion was with
  • Monday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Rachel Maddow-Tucker 1-2-3.
  • Talks have James Murdoch as Disney chief if Fox deal succeeds.
  • Outnumbered video: roil Alabama election.
  • Will MSNBC punish Joy Reid?   Update: The hypocrisy is ‘bizarre’.
  • Somerby exposes the smarmy hypocrisy of Lawrence O’Donnell.
  • Tucker Carlson video: Does the FBI consider itself
  • Ratings for Megyn’s Today hour hit lowest level in over a decade.
  • Fox’s correction notes MSNBC’s two minutes of Steinle coverage.
  • Did alt-right con MSNBC into firing Sam Seder?  Weekend numbers.

30 thoughts on “Tuesday Links and Open Thread”

  1. Tucker’s speech resonated with me. We don’t need a national police agency driven by political agenda. Maybe totalitarian regimes do, but this country can’t abide it. Couldn’t with J. Edgar, can’t now.

    • Remember when every film of yesteryear portrayed the CIA and FBI as rouge agencies accountable to no one and making alliances of convenience with corrupt corporately aligned rightist politicians?

        • The FBI should NOT have the respect of the Anerican public any longer. There used to be people/groups I automatically gave respect to. They included school teachers, police officers, FBI, religious leaders and they had to lose my respect because they had, in my mind, already earned it. The FBI has lost my respect and it will take much to earn it back. That is not to say that individual agents aren’t good but as a group the leadership is disgraceful.

  2. Went in for a visit to the company from which I retired a decade ago while up north last week. Hugged the HR lady. No sirens went off.

    • OMG – 12 viewers. 😉

      Heck we could probably get 12,000 people ice fishing on a large lake here Minnesota in the winter.

    • HLN really should have promoted this stuff better, they use their bottom banner to promote the heck out of “How it Really Happened” they should have given their changes a boast, and they need to promote it on other Turner Channels …etc.

    • I think the show did 12,000 in the demo once before, but not lower. Can’t remember the lowest total viewer number.

      Moving the show away from the middle of a crime/justice block and after a news show makes sense, but it also moved it to a timeslot where fewer people are at home, after a lower rated lead-in and directly against the biggest panel show in cable news.

      It’s only one day and there might be a few viewers that haven’t realized that the show moved, but it looks like no matter where they air the show, it will do worse than both the lead-in as well as the following show.

      Considering that they have already moved the show after only about three months on the air, I think the show is unlikely to make it to next summer.
      At this point, Unfiltered just needs to hope that the network will be fine with keeping them on just to fill an hour.

      S.E. only lasted one year as a host on The Cycle (in her final quarter on the show, it was ranked 62nd in cable news in the 25-54 demo) then moved over to CNN and Crossfire and that barely lasted a year (was pre-empted a lot) and now this show is very unlikely to last a year. She also had two different shows on GBTV/The Blaze.

      Before she stopped appearing on Fox News about seven years ago, it seemed like she was going to be a big star, but even with a lot of opportunities, it has never happened. She has become mostly irrelevant.

      • She needs to figure out what and who she is. A snarky libertarian chick with sexy librarian glasses isn’t unique anymore.

    • I’ve seen bits and pieces of her show when I remembered it was on against Martha. It wasn’t terrible. But, a lot of former “Red Eye” and current “Kennedy”/”Greg Gutfeld Show” guests were on when I watched (Terry Schappert, Dave Smith as I recall). Take her show off HLN, plop SE, Andy, and her set on to FNC and it’s probably winning in both demo and total viewers. Wish FNC would bring back Andy, find a decent host (Jimmy Failla or Tom Shillue maybe ) and put a decent news/comedy/pop culture satire show back on late night. Doesn’t have to be called “Red Eye”. Would make me a happy FNC viewer in 2018.

  3. Today’s most popular links:
    5 is ‘bizarre’
    4 Fox’s correction notes
    3 con MSNBC
    2 punish Joy Reid
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Ratings for Megyn’s Today hour hit lowest level in over a decade.

    • Meanwhile, we’re told that Kelly isn’t a viable savior for NBC. She
      was hired by the network amid great fanfare for a reported $23 million a
      year, but she just had the worst November sweeps ratings of any in the
      history of the 9 a.m. hour of “Today” — across all demos.

      The all-important quarterly measurements of viewers tend to be higher
      in November than in July, when fewer people are watching TV in general,
      so the news that Kelly’s numbers were lower in November than in July is
      particularly hair-raising for execs. Kelly took over in September.

  4. Memo to church ladies: if the usher seats you next to the longest serving congressman, don’t doze off during the sermon.

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