Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Dragnet: The Big New Year (11 November 1954).
  • MediaBuzz: Ballot battle, DeSantis, Nancy Mace.
  • Playing favorites: How CNN treats Vivek vs Nikki.
  • Bill Melugin debunks false video: ‘Lying for clicks’.
  • FNC’s Jonathan Turley the latest victim of ‘swatting’.
  • Sunday night’s New Year’s Eve specials.  Sunday talk.
  • That Girl: Should Be Forgot.
  • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

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Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Not even FNC firing Tucker could save Newsmax.
  • CNN Vatican correspondent can’t find Bethlehem.
  • 2023 worst year since pandemic for news business.
  • Video: 1960s tv sign-off

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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • MSNBC wants exemption from rules for the blind.
  • CNN reveals threats to justices…but there’s a catch.
  • Year in Review: Pressure on CNN et al to ban Trump.
  • Video: Steve Allen’s 1961 Special.

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Tuesday Links and Open Thread

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December 25, 2023

frebergEvery year on this day we present Stan Freberg’s enduring Christmas parable. Produced well over 50 years ago, its message remains relevant in the 21st Century:

  • Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$  

Classic Christmas memories:

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter  listen
  • That Girl: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid  
  • Mary Tyler Moore: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II  
  • The Honeymooners Christmas Special (1978) 
  • The Lemon Drop Kid  
  • Judy Garland: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
  • Vince Guaraldi: Christmastime Is Here 
  • Affiniti: O Holy Night 
  • Christmas in Washington (1989) with President and Mrs Bush, Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, et al  

Merry Christmas from johnny dollar’s place.


Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz: Trump-Hitler, ballot ban, Ted Cruz.
  • Krakauer: Obama’s ominous movie.  Sunday talk.
  • A CNN/CBS tie-up could transform the industry.
  • Charlie Kirk says rift with Fox News alive and well.
  • Sweet Talk Radio:  Stan Freberg:
  • Marlo Thomas in (1977).

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Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Enquiring minds want to know: Who got to Joe?
  • Shakeups, firings, ratings: a wild year in cablenews.
  • Kaitlan Collins, Erin Burnett to host GOP town halls.
  • Wednesday numbers: Fox News has nine of top ten.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Fox News wins primetime again.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter part five:

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Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • WB mulls buying Paramount, marrying CNN with CBS.
  • NewsNation anchor is given a breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Fox Corp donates $2M to Homeless Veterans program.
  • TV newsers discuss how their shows will evolve in 2024.
  • TV newsers discuss overcoming 2023 on-air challenges.
  • Somerby: Could a ‘news show’ get dumber than Gutfeld?
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter part four:

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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

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Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Fox News Digital leads for 111th consecutive month.
  • Weekly numbers: Fox News is the #1 cable channel.
  • Downs: What good is the CNN GOP debate anyhow?
  • Q&A: Andrea Mitchell looks back on 45 years at NBC.
  • Fox News reveals their New Year’s Eve programming.
  • Big announcement from NewsNation’s Markie Martin.
  • Fox Nation plans comedy month including SNL alums.
  • (MS)NBC hires ‘Gen Z’ correspondent Marquise Francis.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter part two:

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Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday numbers: The Five tops cablenews ratings.
  • Vivek Ramaswamy to Van Jones: ‘Shut the f— up!’
  • Gillian Turner promoted to anchor/correspondent.
  • Coates: USA still well-stocked with Archie Bunkers.
  • Carley Shimkus on parenthood…and a lack of sleep.
  • CNBC hires Megan Cassella, promotes Leslie Picker.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter part one:

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Flashback: It’s a Wonderful Life, FNC-Style

J$P Video! A J$P Christmastime tradition:



From Fox News Channel: Christmas, 2004

Friday Links and Open Thread

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