Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: holds the tax cut hostage.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow-Tucker-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • CNN ‘end of the internet‘ headline triggers twitter ridicule.
  • Tucker guest suspended from Canadian tv, now flat-out fired.
  • Deal raises anti-trust issues.  New Fox not rejoining News Corp.
  • Sale of the Century! Disney deal with 21C Fox a ‘game changer‘.
  • Ariens: Never mind Kramer vs Kramer…now it’s Kelly vs Kelly.
  • Ridiculist: Mockery greets CNN secret gym hacker tweet theory.
  • Q&A: Shepard Smith;  Nima Elbagir; advice from Mika Brzezinski.
  • What made CNN pundit Angela Rye scream with delight…on air!?
  • Tucker videos: Mueller team; analyzes.
  • CNN show host tells all: paid off victim to settle harassment claim.
  • Video: with Stephen Colbert.  NBC News investigates itself.

68 thoughts on “Thursday Links and Open Thread”

  1. The CNN host’ story says that he paid an employee for calling her Hot Pants and Sex Pants, not the woman who got naked in bed with him and then felt like she had been raped.

  2. Re: “… Kelly vs. Kelly”: I prefer the “good time Charlies” approach of Live over the Olbermannian character assassination approach of Megyn Kelly Today.

  3. I think the current standard is guilty until proven innocent.

    In a statement Wednesday on Facebook, Smiley said he has never “groped, coerced or inappropriately exposed myself to any workplace colleague” in a 30-year broadcast career. He said PBS declined to identify his accusers in an interview with him.

  4. Ms. Daisy Duck has filled sexual harassment charges against long time boyfriend Donald for his refusal to wear pants. Disney CEO Robert Iger has retained the law firm of Huey, Dewey, and Louie to conduct a thorough investigation. Meanwhile, all Mr. Duck’s cartoons have been suspended from The Disney Channel lineup.

  5. Contrary to conventional wisdom, now that Moore is out, I think there’s less chance of Franken actually leaving the senate than there would have been if Moore had been elected.

      • I think Franken’s reason for the resignation delay was to avoid one less D vote in the interim until replacement is made. He’ll probably officially resign shortly before Ms Smith’s swearing in ceremony.

        • It was leaked that the Minnesota Governor had already made his decision the day after Frankens announcement and that it was also coordinated with the Democrats before his announcement. So everyone (GOP anyway) in Minnesota believe it was purposely held until after AL election outcome as he might have changed his mind or delayed timing of resignation to see if Senate kicked Moore out.

    • 2017 has been the year of sports teams or personalities that have escaped defeat: USC in the Rose Bowl Game, the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, the Houston Astros in the ALCS (the lone positive defeat escape artists), Sam Seder, and now Al Franken.

      ADDENDUM AFTER POSTING: In spite of MN’s reply to you, I will leave my comment up.

  6. Prof Turley is making sense. My iPad spell checker thinks it is as it stubbornly attempts to change his name to Turkey.

  7. Dana said “today, as a treat for you, here is Trace Gallagher substituting for Shep.” It sounded like she was talking to the anti-Shep contingent saying don’t change the channel, it won’t be Shep! But I doubt she intended that, it just came out that way. Made me laugh. Well, chuckle anyhow. To myself. Silently.

  8. Today’s most popular links:
    5 secret gym hacker
    4 not rejoining
    3 flat-out fired
    2 paid off victim
    And the most popular link in today’s links…
    1 Ariens: Never mind Kramer vs Kramer…now it’s Kelly vs Kelly.

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