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. 

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sandra Smith-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • The Five video: Ainsley Earhardt’s new gig.
  • Ariens: Ainsley Earhardt named new co-host of Fox & Friends. More.
  • Outnumbered video: Should be forced to testify?
  • CNNC: Robin deserves her can.  Bernard Golberg dings Eric Bolling.
  • Zurawik: MSNBC is being rewarded for ‘playing ball’ with Trump.
  • ICN: MSNBC’s Joe/Mika Trumpalooza is a ‘sharp stick in CNN’s eye‘.
  • Payback? MSNBC skeds Trump town hall moderated by Joe and Mika.
  • Joyella: Fox News settles 9/11 photo lawsuit; CNN hires Brynn Gingras.
  • Impartial MSNBC reporter: Scalia’s statements were ‘crass, homophobic‘.
  • Video: Shep announces Foxified winter storm names.
  • Todd, Díaz-Balart to moderate Dem town hall.  Chris Hayes is sorry…kind of.

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Video: Debate w/Omarosa when she brings up ‘boobs’.
  • Somerby: Chris Hayes has adopted Olbermann’s deceptive editing tricks.
  • Video: at the CBS GOP debate.  MSNBC scrubs Todd clip.
  • Gurian: Greg Gutfeld gets a studio audience; ‘the show was really funny‘.
  • Richard Quest elevated in CNNMoney expansion.  Inside Great Big Story.
  • A Democratic debate on Fox? Bernie Sanders is fine with it..sort of.  
  • Not maniacs: 10,000 sign petition calling for Chris Matthews’s suspension.
  • CNN staffers fume at anchor’s six-figure bathroom as layoffs spread.  More.

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Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: SC Hillary
  • Reliable Sources videos: Polarization; real-time fact-checking; cozy Joe.
  • Video: from Bret Baier panel, candidates.
  • John Seigenthaler is out of a job again.  Q&A: Melissa Harris-Perry.
  • Zurawik: Why do anchors, moderators hug and kiss up to candidates?
  • Concha: CNN’s hustle and vision will bring them town hall ratings gold.
  • CNN skeds last-minute Coop-moderated back-to-back GOP town halls.
  • When Alison Kosik tried to get a Zika virus test.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Kelly File video: on PBS’s Dem debate, and if Fox gets a turn.
  • Sat post-debate: FNC Baier; Burnett; MSNBC John Kerry campaigner.

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Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Debate-O’Reilly-Debate postgame 1-2-3.
  • Video: Reporter on wording of story.
  • Buckman: All hail tv’s top newswoman—and she’s from Fox News!
  • Wemple: Why Democrats should do a primary debate on Fox News.
  • Ariens: Over 4 million watch Dem debate on CNN, plus 4M on PBS.
  • Video: Fox & Friends ducking interviews.
  • Concha: Byers’s ‘flimsy, feeble‘ Scarborough exposé a ‘nothingburger’.
  • Byers: (MS)NBC suits uncomfortable with Scarborough/Trump nexus.
  • Jake Tapper’s Trump talk triggers a twitter tiff with Buzz Feed Andrew.
  • Bret Baier special: Voter Revolt.  Unaired Bill Weir comedy pilot surfaces.
  • Factor videos: to Cruz; on the Dems.
  • IBD: Rabidly partisan Chris Matthews should recuse himself from coverage.

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Thursday Links and Open Thread

‘I’m Never Climbing on You Again’

J$P Video! Adventures with The Five on the road:




From The Five, 10 February 2016