Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday’s numbers: Bret Baier-The Five-O’Bolling Factor 1-2-3.
  • MSNBC using lefty pundits to anchor ‘hard news’ hours.  Today’s oops.
  • Media Buzz video: Katie Couric, Muhammad Ali.
  • The Cable Game: As CNN plays catch-up on one story, it spikes another.
  • Happening Now video: Coverage of Trump debated.
  • Somerby: Is anyone surprised that CNN has 100 pundits on its payroll?
  • Erica Hill returns to CNN.  Trump camp claims MSNBC reporter banned.
  • CNN Newsroom LA gains an extra hour.  Legends & Lies tops bestseller list.
  • Suits at ABC, CNN throw cold water on Coop Live co-host gig (via CNNC).
  • Only one journalist on ‘Most Powerful Women’ list.  Q&A: Anthony Bourdain.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Trump Hillary
  • Reliable Sources videos: Cenk Uygur; Trump vs press; Couric and Rosen.
  • Farhi: Welcome to Punditstan, land of gleaming teeth and hot takes.
  • Rothstein: ‘Fancypants’ Maddow producer says Daily Caller not legit.
  • Are ‘phoners’ making a comeback? It depends.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Flood: Stuart Varney’s secret weapon.  Legends & Lies: The Patriots debuts.
  • Somerby: Rachel Maddow gets it right, but Chris Hayes gets it very wrong.
  • Your Buzz videos: Hill’s Vince suing soft
  • HuffPo: Chris Matthews colluding with corporate media to ‘coronate’ Hillary.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: State Dept investigation
  • Wemple: James Rosen issues a nine-point rebuttal to Jen Psaki.
  • Rense: CNN’s celebrity chef wants to make Trump eat raw steak.
  • Tamron Hall pulled from Nightly News spot.  Ainsley thanks Larry.
  • FTV Live: MSNBC finds way to make the NBA Finals about politics.
  • Yahr: Coop’s guest-hosting on Live makes the case for choosing him.
  • Former MSNBCer settles her tax bill, current MSNBCers still in arrears.
  • Flood: Hamilton is not just big on Broadway…he’s coming to Fox News.
  • Actor Harry Kollatz describes the filming of Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies.
  • Tapper auction for wounded vets closes.  A tour of CNN Airport Network.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: gets a mention from Eric Bolling.
  • The Five video: a lively discussion of Hillary’s speech.
  • Jen Psaki loses it, attacks James Rosen for ‘vilifying me on television’.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • F&F videos: ‘cover-up’ at State; responds.
  • Borchers: What happened when Bret Baier asked twitter for story ideas.
  • May program ranker: FNC F holds 14 of 15 top slots, 8 of top 10 in 25-54.
  • Nguyen: Michelle Fields ‘learned a thing or two’ from brush with scandal.
  • Kelly File video: Documents trigger fresh lawsuit.
  • Somerby: How Rachel Maddow has become one of the biggest fakes on tv.
  • Scandal du jour: Trump gave $75K to a veterans’ charity that Hannity likes.
  • ICN: Why CNN ignores irrelevant Couric flap; thoughts on MSNBC changes.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: to State Dept editing admission.
  • Wemple: Belated admission by the State Dept doesn’t go far enough.
  • State Dept admits Rosen footage intentionally deleted; video:
  • May numbers: FNC breaks its 13-year record; CNN, MSNBC, HLN grow.
  • Monday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Shannon Bream-Anthony Bourdain 1-2-3.
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Shannon Bream-The O’Reilly Factor 1-2-3.
  • Sunday showdown: Media Buzz tops Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Outnumbered video: dissects Cheryl Mills testimony.
  • Maria Bartiromo leads Fox Business ratings rally.  FBN up, CNBC down.
  • Gold: MSNBC hypes ‘codebreakers’, ‘firebrands’ in new rebranding.  More.
  • Hogue: It’s time to return Andrea Tantaros to Outnumbered. CNN turns 36.
  • FTV: As CNN blackout on Couric flap continues, Stelter pleads ‘limited time’.
  • Battaglio: After her big year, Megyn Kelly could command $20 million salary.
  • Gahr: Those MSNBCers allegedly ‘working to pay off’ their tax debt? Haven’t.
  • CNN: The ‘worst ever mobile ad’ experience?  Hillary stiffs her peeps at MSNBC.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Somerby: Maddow attack on Susanna Martinez ‘dishonest and stupid‘.
  • Outnumbered video: dishonest edit in documentary.
  • Stelter: Katie Couric documentary is an ‘obscure, barely-watched film’.
  • Rothstein: Zucker ordered Stelter not to air segments on Couric.  More.
  • The Cable Game: CNN buries Couric controversy, as Stelter plays along.
  • Grynbaum: Newsers ‘think outside the box‘ to balance Trump ‘dominance’.
  • Errol Barnett signs off CNN; Chloe Melas returns as entertainment reporter.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: theories; Trump press
  • Reliable Sources videos: Conspiracy theories; racial anxiety; Rush Limbaugh.
  • F&F video: run the CMC obstacle course;
  • Brian Williams: America dropped atomic bombs on Japan ‘in anger’.
  • Greta explains it again, this time for the Examiner.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: Hillary’s blame Bob

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Mike Huckabee 1-2-3.
  • Joyella: It’s off! Donald Trump backs out of debate with Bernie Sanders.
  • Outnumbered video: Robust debate to Hiroshima.
  • Q&A Don Lemon: It ain’t easy being me (via CNNC).  Tom Sater’s X-rays.
  • Zucker play: CNN exec likes his mix of news coverage and reality shows.
  • Geraldo Rivera wants Folkenflik and Marimow to retract their false attack.
  • TCG: Why the sudden demand that candidates’ families be cross-examined?
  • Factor video: debates transgender bathrooms with Mr Bill.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Concha: A Trump/Sanders bout would benefit all candidates but one.
  • Flood: How Megyn can become the most powerful woman in tv news.
  • CNN primary night ratings crater as Presidential races lose suspense.
  • Rogers: Disagreement over Michelle Fields’s Cashin In‘ role continues.
  • Errol Barnett jumps to CBS (via CNNC).  What if Apple took over CNN?
  • MSNBC ‘reporter’ shamed Asian Trump fan as Kornacki cheered him on.
  • F&F vids: Obstacle course runs by

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Video: on a ‘devastating’ Hillary emails report.
  • CNN anchor denounces ‘shameful’ Trump comments.  Today’s oops.
  • Flood: Hines Ward joins CNN as contributor.   Q&A: LZ Granderson.
  • HLN spins addition of a reality show as a return to their ‘news roots‘.
  • Today’s bright idea: Fox News should stage a Trump/Sanders debate.
  • Greta totally unsurprised that Salon hack misrepresented her program.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

Monday Links and Open Thread

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Trump on #NeverTrump.
  • Reliable Sources videos: Polarization; Megyn’s special; Democratic ‘civil war‘?
  • Profile: Matt Lewis.   RIP: CNN original Will King.   Petition Watch: 6,700+.
  • Egypt slams ‘disrespectful‘ CNN crash coverage.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • ICN dismembers Gabriel Sherman’s ‘assinine’ trashing of Megyn Kelly special.
  • Your Buzz videos: Fox more it’s

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Sandra Smith 1-2-3.
  • Hillary agreed to debate before Fox offered to host it; O’Reilly chimes in.
  • Flood: Why Carl Cameron is ‘off the Red Bull’.  Hannity’s $20,000 pooch.
  • Bolduan, Capehart lose to comedian on Jeopardy!  Bourdain’s biggest fears.
  • Factor video: on the latest New York Times Trump exposé.
  • Joyella: Colleagues, competitors pay tribute to ‘outstanding journalist‘ Greta.
  • FBI probes stalker inundating Katie Pavlich with ‘creepy and menacing‘ emails.
  • Szalai: Comcast CEO Roberts grilled by shareholders over liberal bias of MSNBC.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Greta to receive Excellence in Journalism award.  RIP Norma Leonard.
  • Megyn zings Trevor Noah.  Video: Laurie Dhue, Suzanne Sena
  • Joyella: Cablers scramble to cover disappearance of Egyptian airliner.
  • Kelly File video: Megyn and Howard Kurtz of her special.
  • Bernie Sanders to Hillary: I’m in for the Fox News debate…how about you?
  • TCG: No news is good news.  New BriWi promo emphasizes ‘the good stuff’.
  • Levin: Why I love Mika Brzezinski; Somerby: No one could really be so dumb.
  • Castillo: CNN’s big bet on Great Big Story.   CNN anchors hawk Turner wares.