Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Q&A: Chris WallaceBret Baier wants substance, expects surprises.
  • Video: the Trump election-night presser.
  • Somerby: Joe and Mika’s deceptive video couldn’t hide the truth.
  • Ariens: Fox News and CNN share honors on a big Super Tuesday.
  • CNN signs a new contributor: Kayleigh McEnany.  Today’s oops.
  • Zurawik: Five media take-aways from the Super Tuesday coverage.
  • Willie Geist gets NBC morning show. Brian Williams, trending again.
  • Sunday showdown: Media Buzz tops Reliable. Richard Quest loses a job.
  • Wemple: Illinois Rep Gutierrez excoriates MSNBC on the House floor.
  • Harris-Perry claims a ‘culture of fear‘ at MSNBC, turned down exit deal.
  • Video: Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier on his electoral chances.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Red Eye video: Why is Stacey Dash Weekend numbers.
  • Top ten reasons to fire Harris-Perry.  Farhi: Is MSNBC now too white?
  • Joyella: Super Tuesday coverage rundown.  FBN hits ratings high in Feb.
  • February numbers: Fox News breaks 13-year record; CNN; MSNBC.
  • Flood: Debates, town halls give CNN Feb demo; FNC wins total viewers.
  • Did MSNBC cancel an interview over a mention of Melissa Harris-Perry?
  • CNN snags Mary Katherine Ham.  CNN to simulcast another Dem debate.
  • Trump rips Fox…while on Fox! NY Times revives the Wayne Simmons story.
  • Kelly File videos: on Trump and David Duke.

Monday Links and Open Thread

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: on bias. Is Is
  • Reliable Sources videos: Egging them on; the Trump ShowBernie Sanders.
  • Flashback: Hannity backs path to citizenship…months before dinner!
  • Did secret dinner cause ‘anchors’ like Hannity to back amnesty path?
  • Does CNN put minorities in a corner?  Video: Who’s
  • Farhi: MSNBC to drop Harris-Perry; Díaz-Balart future in doubt. More.
  • Stelter: Melissa Harris-Perry is ‘highly unlikely‘ to return to MSNBC.
  • ICN: Harris-Perry a case of career self-immolation; further thoughts.
  • Concha: Dishonest, unhinged Harris-Perry petulantly plays race card.
  • Borchers: CNN was right to ignore Ben Carson.  MADD about Shep.
  • Flood: Why GOP perceptions of Fox News don’t impact viewership.
  • Your Buzz videos: the a
  • Blake Burman and Cody.  Q&A: Ainsley Earhardt.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Luntz focus group video: If Trump wins Tuesday is it

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Debate-PostDebate-Kelly 11pm 1-2-3.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry refusing to show up for MSNBC show. More.
  • Ainsley Earhardt dedicates F&F to her parents, awaits SNL parody.
  • MSNBC host threatens to flee the country if Trump elected.
  • Cutting the cable is one thing, but this is going a tad bit overboard.
  • Christopher: Genteel MSNBC Hillary chat signals game change?
  • Profile: ‘Fabulous woman’ Mika Brzezinski.  Q&A: Jacob Soboroff.
  • Video: Reactions to and CNN’s rowdy debate.
  • Joe Concha’s debate report card grades Wolf and the candidates.
  • Kelly File videos: Frank Luntz focus group findings
  • After giving Trump most time, CNN tossed in two post-game interviews!
  • Wemple: Telemundo anchor was the bright spot in a  ‘same-old’ debate.
  • Chotiner: A terrible night for CNN.  McCaughey: The big loser was CNN.
  • Ainsley Earhardt on her new Fox & Friends role.  Here come(s) The Eighties.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly-Bill O’Reilly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Can Ted and Marco
  • Q&A: Ainsley EarhardtBret Baier on Trump, Maddow, Megyn, etc.
  • Cavuto video: on Apple, unlocking iPhones, and 9/11.
  • Lemon: It’s ‘vital’ that CNN cover…the Oscars?!  Video Q&A: Soledad.
  • Waxman: How CNN turned Trump from a reality star to a frontrunner.
  • On the Record videos: for her
  • Jake Tapper, sidelined for Dem debates, is back for another GOP debate.
  • Somerby: Why won’t Coop ask Trump these questions?  FNC branding dip.
  • CNN investments in politics are paying off.  FNC signs Mercedes Schlapp.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-CNN TownHall-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Fox News tops demo and totals on a heavy Tuesday news night.
  • Outnumbered video: Are Trump’s GOP rivals
  • Q&A: Greta celebrates 3500.  Sonny Hostin leaves CNN for ABC.
  • Mika rips Rubio…for ‘sucking up’ to Trump!  The Megyn Kelly effect.
  • Roger Stone scorches CNN pundits: ‘no qualifications whatsoever’.
  • Wemple: Stone’s ‘nasty, bigoted’ tweets got him banned from CNN.
  • Video: have first reactions to Trump Nevada victory.
  • Coop to moderate Flint Democratic debate.  Robin Meade moonlighting.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Megyn Kelly to host voter summit with four GOP candidates.
  • Friday’s numbers: Bret Baier-O’Bolling-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Somerby: In his Trump town hall, Coop showed no will to engage.
  • Videos: The DoJ vs Apple… and
  • MoJo uh-oh: Trump tells Joe you had me ‘as a legendary figure‘. More.
  • Ariens: Hillary camp speaking to FNC re Chris Wallace interview.
  • Wemple: It’s fair for Hillary to duck Chris Wallace cuz…Tantaros?!
  • Some boycott: Fox News primary coverage again tops MSNBCNN.
  • Durkin: 2016, the year the media fought back against the candidates.
  • Abby Huntsman: How it feels the day your Dad drops out of the race.
  • Greta: This happens to all of us in television.  Richard Lui’s sideline gig.
  • Kilmeade video: about her baby, her beliefs, and more.
  • Ainsley Earhardt and FNC referenced in frivolous ‘spring break’ lawsuit.

‘A Real Moment of Patriotic Grace’

J$P Video! Dana Perino looks at the repercussions of Jeb’s withdrawal from the race:




From Fox & Friends, 21 February 2016

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: wins SC; wins NV; Jeb’s
  • Reliable Sources videos: Election results; polls vs votes; Erik Wemple.
  • Feldman: Chris Wallace calls out Hillary for ducking Fox News Sunday.
  • Video:: on Jeb’s exit from the race.
  • Concha: Long-form interviews are the latest cable news ‘thing’.
  • Saturday coverage: Fox News, MSNBC; Scalia funeral.  Sunday talkers.
  • Dylan Ratigan resurfaces; Charles Bierbauer also.  Q&A: Rachel Maddow.
  • Your Buzz videos: Trump Marco

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: GOP Town Hall-Don Lemon-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Video: Judging of the debate over replacing Scalia.
  • TCG: Wemple picked an odd time to take another shot at Fox & Friends.
  • Announcement of Ainsley sends a message to moms.  Q&A: Trish Regan.
  • Video: Fox & Friends to the curvy couch.
  • Mediaite dings F&F for erroneous b-roll, falsely fingers Ainsley as reader.
  • Trump whine: Ailes won’t cave to demands, won’t ‘lift a finger to help me’.
  • Joe & Mika: ‘It’s Trump derangement syndrome!’  Hannity sets Trump hour.
  • Linkins: Little payoff for Trump infomercial.  Garver: Trump gets a freebie.
  • No, it’s not about vitamins: CNN launching Formula E show.  CNNi awarded.
  • Another CNN town hall, moderated by the sibling of a Democratic governor!

‘The Format Enabled Trump to Roll Over Them’

J$P Video! Howard Kurtz reviews MSNBC’s Joe and Mika Trumpalooza:




From The Kelly File, 18 February 2016

Thursday Links and Open Thread

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: O’Bolling – The Five/Sandra Smith 1- 2/3 (tie).
  • Shep Smith video: Is there of the Fox News deck?
  • Grove: Ratings and retribution spark MSNBCNN battle for second place.
  • Fox & Friends video: Did trigger fresh Trump complaints?
  • Wemple: When will FNC join the bandwagon for candidate town halls?
  • Somerby: MSNBC’s top escort service takes over Chris Hayes’s hour.
  • Drum: MSNBC embarrasses itself yet again.  Geraghty: How convenient!
  • Concha: Escalating cable town halls are a good thing.  TCG: Rolling the dice.
  • Concha: Here’s why Ainsley Earhardt earned the F&F job.  Weekend numbers.
  • Ainsley Earhardt, F&F’s ‘it’ girlOtR video: Kilmeade consoles Anna.