Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Did FNC ‘Guccifer‘ scoop force NBC News to run story they sat on?
  • Concha: Here’s all you need to know about Ed Henry and his career.
  • Why CNN’s Big Story is different from its rivals.  Shuster to resurface?
  • Video: for Megyn Kelly Presents. NewsCorp banks on book.
  • Medrano: Matthews’s Melania comments not nearly as bad as his others.
  • Factor video: on how the media treat Hillary and Trump.
  • Dismissal of ‘suicide’ lawsuit appealed to Supremes.  Changes at CNN Films.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Somerby: The latest example of Maddow as cable news demagogue.
  • Outnumbered video: What to expect from a
  • It’s a New MF’in Day: CNN morning show slips in a two-word expletive.
  • Ariens: Zucker boasts about Great Big Story.  Q&A: Will Ripley in Korea.
  • Swells gather for ‘Women in Media’.  Jamaican tv host upset with CNN.
  • Video: Andrea Tantaros   Heil: Ed Henry is likely to return.
  • Erik Wemple enchanted by Brian Williams bon mots.  Reality suit settled.
  • Mr Class: Chris Matthews caught on hot mic drooling over Melania Trump.
  • Kelly File video: tells why a funeral was held for her.
  • Q&A: Cheryl Casone makes book; so does Pete Hegseth.  Q&A: Geraldo Rivera.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Goldberg: Morning Joe is like the mean-girls table in high school.
  • Megyn hits the red carpet at NY Met Gala.  Champagne from Chuck.
  • The Late Show video: talks politics with Stephen Colbert.
  • Kurtz: Media concern over ‘creating Trump’ utterly misses the mark.
  • Flood: How Peter Bergen landed interviews with Obama, and UBL.
  • Anchor’s ‘finger’ gets thumbs up from his co-workers. Wolf honored.
  • Ted Cruz enlists in the War on Fox.   Greta: What Ted isn’t telling you.
  • Wemple: Jesse Watters is Bill O’Reilly’s lamentable cable news legacy.
  • Factor videos: Bill O’Reilly at WHCD;
  • TCG: Andrea Tantaros breaks her silence, hints impasse is over ‘free speech’.
  • Byers: Hannity is not unbiased, even favors Republicans.  Weekend numbers.

Monday Links and Open Thread

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Cruz the
  • Reliable Sources videos: DC dinner; writing Obama’s jokes; Julia Ioffe.
  • It’s his world: Jesse Watters brawls with HuffPo ‘reporter’ at WHCD.
  • Concha: Larry Wilmore began his routine by calling Fox News racist.
  • Esteemed CNN anchor gives Larry Wilmore the finger on national tv.
  • Somerby: Maddow’s dishonest Kasich smears.  Cable Game: Gone girl.
  • Wayne Simmons still insists he really was CIA.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Off the Record video: Greta about her town halls.
  • Wemple: Howard Kurtz setting expectations for Kelly/Trump showdown.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • April program ranker: Fox holds 14 of top 15 slots; Demo ranker.
  • Lean Forward: Joy Reid gets weekend mornings slot on MSNBC.
  • Greta: I ask about foreign policy, don’t scream…and am criticized!
  • Video: Julie Banderas is tired of people
  • F&F video: why he watches Fox News.
  • Kurtz: The impending Kelly/Trump rematch…and what’s at stake.
  • Michaela Pereira signs off CNN as she heads to HLN in Los Angeles.
  • Coop: I’m happy at CNN, but working with Ripa would be a dream.
  • CNN’s religion commentator says the media are not anti-Catholic.
  • Q&A: W Kamau Bell; Samantha Barry.  Michael Smerconish in Erie.
  • CNN unveils app for political/election news.  Coop film airs tonight.
  • Kelly File video: Megyn’s powwow hits a bumpy patch.
  • Chris Wallace is making life tough for all candidates…especially Trump.
  • How Wallace ‘set a bear-trap‘ for Trump.  Kilmeade audio: Chris Wallace.
  • Weprin: Chris Wallace explains why the Sunday shows still matter.  More.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Today’s conspiracy: Tantaros forced off the air by Rove and Perino!
  • Ed Schultz and Larry King are still on the air, only working for Putin.
  • TCG: CNN’s Company Man.  FTV Live: Who is Jeff Zucker’s Mini-Me?
  • Video: Outnumbered celebrates two years on the air
  • F&F video: Four Marine vets reunite and
  • Shuster reappears on MSNBC despite indefinite suspension. Flashback.
  • Borchers:  CNN’s ‘key race alerts’ are out of control.  Q&A: Sara Eisen.
  • Punchy, independent Chris Wallace;  Q&A: Journalistic ‘moxie‘;  more.
  • Q&A: Chris Wallace talks 20 years of FNS etc.  Video Q&A: Janice Dean.
  • Brown: Blame TV for Trump.  Shafer: No, the media didn’t ‘create’ Trump.
  • Battle of Thieves: Edward Snowden and Fareed Zakaria debate encryption.
  • Gold: The strange life of a campaign embed.   Coop book event packs house.
  • Bauder: Speculation over Kelly Ripa co-host again centers on CNN’s Cooper.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

Monday Links and Open Thread

‘I Don’t Believe Any of This’

J$P Video! Dana Perino’s political week in review covers Hillary, Trump, running mates, plus a previously unreported story about W:




From Fox & Friends 23 April 2016

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz: Trump
  • Reliable Sources videos: the Trump Show; Ripa snafu; Carl Bernstein.
  • Somerby: Dishonest Rachel Maddow has ‘bought into Hannityism‘.
  • Bauder: Bitter campaign competition centers around Sean Hannity.
  • Factor video: Have really hurt America?
  • Wemple: Ted Cruz suggestion to Fox not so simple.   Sunday talkers.
  • Lapointe: Megyn reported on Prince’s death while Maddow giggled.
  • Sunday: FNC stages America’s Town Hall.   Why is Greta in Ecuador?
  • Huckabee back at FNC, but only as a contributor.  Jedediah Bila at NYU.
  • Your Buzz videos: Ted Jill nine

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity-Coop 1-2-2 (tie).
  • Concha: What accounts for the impressive rise of Jesse Watters?
  • Somerby: Was last week the dumbest week ‘cable news’ ever aired?
  • Megyn named to People’s most beautiful list, explains her haircut.
  • Koblin: Al Jazeera America hit with a racial discrimination lawsuit.
  • Long & Long: Why we’re done with MSNBC.  Q&A: Jonathan Alter.
  • Ryan: W Kamau Bell’s United Shades is thoughtful and well-crafted.
  • Coop gets weird.  Q&A: W Kamau Bell.  Live with Kelly…and Don?!?
  • CNN’s not-so-extreme makeover.  Summers to CNN.  Touré resurfaces.
  • Kilmeade video: Brian and Tucker on
  • Factor video: sizes up two candidates’ high unfavorables.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Weprin: FNC shuffles execs, creates new longform specials unit.
  • Video: about going to high school with Prince.
  • Who is ‘the Carrot Top of cable news‘? More.  Dr Drew quits radio.
  • Beck advice to Megyn really a virtuoso skewering of Scarborough.
  • Q&A: Anthony Bourdain talks travel, Viceland, bondage, and more.
  • Audio Q&A: Ali Velshi on his career and what went wrong at AJAM.
  • Weigand: CNN brings a comic point of view to conversation on race.
  • Rothstein: Tamron Hall’s balloon string chic.  Rena Ninan resurfaces.
  • Kelly File video: on the search for a ‘white knight’.