Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz: electoral
  • Resistance Sources:  The ‘coup‘; suing pro-Trumpers; 2021.
  • Radio and tv legend Larry King hospitalized with the virus.
  • F&F video: Healthcare workers refusing vaccine
  • Concha: Year’s worst media malfeasance part one, part two.
  • Somerby: Tapper knows better but prefers to ‘drive the fear’.
  • Corporate media finds it pays to be dishonest.  Sunday talkers.

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January 1, 2021

Our best wishes to you for a healthy and rewarding 2021.

  • That Girl: 
  • Susan Wong: 
  • Dragnet: 
  • Mary Hopkin: 
  • The Beach Boys: 

Happy New Year from johnny dollar’s place!

New Year’s Eve Links and Open Thread

  • 2020 program ranker: Fox News has six of the top ten.
  • Don Lemon moonlighting.  Jake Tapper is having a sad.
  • Four weeks after open heart surgery, Paul is on the links.
  • Jack Benny Program: 
  • Monday’s numbers: Wolf tops demo.  Tuesday’s numbers.
  • CNN sucked up to China and Russia but the lies backfired.
  • 2020’s worst media moments, scandals and controversies.
  • Newsmax triples web hits, still one tenth of Fox News hits.
  • Weird: CNN anchor flexes his muscles in mirrored elevator.
  • What are you doing New Year’s Eve?  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, part five…

 
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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

 
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Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Justice: 20 stories the media got horribly wrong in 2020.
  • The Five video: Kayleigh reacts to
  • Jake (not from State Farm) obsesses over POTUS retweets.
  • Video: Joe Concha on the NY Times
  • Brian Stelter finds the key that explains almost everything.
  • Surprise! CNN will be less aggressive covering Biden admin.
  • Newsmax accuses reluctant cable companies of liberal bias.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, part three…

 
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Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Harris Faulkner announces the passing of her father.
  • Fourth Watch: Media decay, Fauci’s rep, Maria punked.
  • CNN ignores Nashville PD presser to gripe about Trump.
  • Rising video: Glenn Greenwald lists
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Maddow #1.  Thursday’s numbers.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, part two…

 
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Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • F&F video: Joe Concha on
  • MSNBCNN forget to ask Cuomo about harassment claim.
  • CNN covers Santa’s mask more than Dem assaulting wife.
  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The
  • Impartial CNN correspondent extols ‘thrilling’ Biden ticket.
  • CNN reporter’s baby dies on Christmas Eve.  Sunday talkers.
  • Video: Dr Qanta Ahmed on to measure COVID.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, part one…

 
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Green Chri$tma$

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$tma$       album

Classic Christmas radio broadcasts:

  • Sherlock Holmes: Adventure of the Christmas Bride  
  • Quiz Kids: Quiz Kids’ Christmas Party  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter   listen

Classic Christmas television episodes:

  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet:  Busy Christmas  
  • That Girl:  Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid  
  • Mary Tyler Moore:  Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II 
  • Newhart:  No Room at the Inn  
  • Night Gallery:  The Messiah on Mott Street   watch
  • Roswell:  A Roswell Christmas Carol  

Classic Christmas movies:

  • Babes in Toyland (March of the Wooden Soldiers) 
  • Christmas Story  amazon  iTunes
  • The Lemon Drop Kid  
  • Home Alone  amazon  iTunes
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)  amazon  iTunes
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994)  amazon  iTunes

Sounds of the season:

  • Lisa Ono: I’ll Be Home for Christmas      album
  • Metropole Orch, The Cats & Jammers: Christmas Night in Harlem     album
  • Vince Guaraldi: Christmastime Is Here      album
  • Olivia Newton-John et al: Christmas in Washington with George and Barbara Bush (highlights)   
  • Crystal LewisO Holy Night      album

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from johnny dollar’s place.



Christmas Eve Links and Open Thread

  • Liberal colleagues defend Stelter from ‘mean’ mockery.
  • Cablenewsers on how coverage will change with Biden.
  • Darcy calls Bartiromo ‘propagandist’.
  • CNN journalist sees Trump COVID conspiracies.  
  • Video:  Joe Concha expounds on
  • Some GOPers are upping their appearances on Newsmax.
  • Tomorrow’s lawsuit.  Q&A: Shannon Bream.  Oliver’s story.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part five…

 
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Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Newsmax CEO modestly predicts they’ll overtake Fox.
  • How CNN ‘reports’ assault accusations against a Dem.
  • CNN commentater upset at Kennedy.  Maria ‘punked‘.
  • Bartiromo: ‘I stick to my guns…I’m not easily blown off.’
  • 2020’s worst media moments.  FNC Digital sets records.
  • Video: Joe Concha on media’s
  • Suzanne Scott named to distinguished list.  
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Chris Cuomo-Maddow-Cooper 1-2-3.
  • Pandemic, election push cable news channels to new peak.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part four…

 
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Tuesday Links and Open Thread

 
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Monday Links and Open Thread

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

J$P Video! A J$P Christmas tradition:



From Fox News Channel, Christmas 2004

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz: Media
  • Resistance Sources: Evil Fox; more evil Fox; radical right.
  • Q&A: Rachel Maddow makes book.  Sunday talkers.
  • Justice: Two CNNers with reason to be embarrassed.
  • Today’s lawsuit update.  Coop hated New Year’s Eve.
  • Fiction First: Impartial CNN anchor smears Fox News.
  • Tucker video:  CDC’s horrific
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, part one…

 

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Friday Links and Open Thread

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