‘You Have This Infectious Happiness and Cheer’

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From Fox & Friends, 25 December 2015

Green Chri$tma$

frebergEvery year on this day we present Stan Freberg’s enduring Christmas parable. Although he produced it well over a half century ago, its message is timeless:

  • Stan Freberg: Green Chri$tma$     album

Classic Christmas radio broadcasts:

  • Jack Benny: Last Moment Christmas Shopping  
  • Dragnet: A .22 Rifle for Christmas  
  • Quiet, Please: Berlin, 1945  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Carmen Kringle Matter  
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Red Mystery Matter  

Classic Christmas television episodes:

  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas  
  • Dragnet 1968: The Christmas Story  
  • Newhart: No Room at the Inn  
  • Night Gallery: The Messiah on Mott Street 
  • Roswell: A Roswell Christmas Carol  amazon  hulu+  netflix  iTunes

Classic Christmas movies:

Sounds of the season:

  • David Ian: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     album
  • George Shearing: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen      album
  • Theresa and Mike Levy: The First Noel    album
  • Ellis Marsalis: Silent Night     album
  • Crystal LewisO Holy Night     album

Merry Christmas from johnny dollar’s place.

Christmas Eve Links and Open Thread

  • The Honeymooners: ‘Twas
  • Gregg Jarrett zings Trump again.  Joe’s crib is up for sale.
  • TCG: No taunting, just good wishes, in Fox News 2015 holiday cards.
  • Kirsten Powers: How becoming a Christian ruined my love of Christmas.
  • Suspended FNC contributor returns.  CNN security guard shot and killed.
  • FNC Christmas/weekend specials.  CNN  An
  • Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Shannon Bream-The Five-Eric O’Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: The Washington Post attacks Ted Cruz children.
  • Jake Tapper’s tips on how to survive covering a Presidential campaign.
  • Stacey Dash files police report.  Jury trial set in FNC 9/11 photos case.
  • Hogue: Elisabeth’s tearful farewell.   200,000+.   Stan Freberg:
  • Profiles: Jesse Watters, Brooke Baldwin (v/TVN).  Greg Burke promoted.
  • From Cronkite to Blitzer: TV newsers are a Hollywood casting obsession.
  • Do the media have a Trump/Hillary double standard on ’embellishments’?
  • Rand Paul tells Kilmeade he will not participate in an ‘undercard’ debate.
  • Fox Biz sets criteria: next GOP debate could be limited to six participants.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • The Five video: Debate over
  • Pierce: This is what MSNBC considers ‘hard news‘.
  • Monday’s numbers: Eric O’Bolling-Bret Baier-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Friday’s numbers: The Five-Bret Baier-O’Bolling Factor 1-2-3.
  • Sunday: Media Buzz bests Reliable Sources.  Weekend numbers.
  • Outnumbered video: Did Trump bathroom comments
  • Borchers: Maybe MSNBC’s Trump documentary won’t be horrible.
  • F&F videos:  Elisabeth’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • Kelly File video: discuss Obama’s media complaints.
  • Lafayette: FNC rates higher in live viewing than any news channel ever.
  • Husband: New Day still a distant second, but doing better than Morning Joe.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Concha: One-way ‘feud’ will spike debate viewership to over 25M.
  • Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly moderate Jan 28 debate.
  • Somerby: Chuck Todd acts as Trump’s caddy, tees up greatest hits.
  • Video: Does media amount to fear-mongering?
  • Can MSNBC re-center itself? Andy Lack talks to Lloyd Grove.
  • Video: Bill O’Reilly to Jesse Watters.
  • Nolte: Fox News ramps up attacks in its attempt to derail Trump!
  • The Place for Prisons: MSNBC dumps debate coverage for Lock-Up.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Nick Shurn Matter
  • Meet Megyn: only hours remain.  Cable newser #2 on distinguished list.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Howard Kurtz with Trump
  • Reliable Sources videos: Anonymous sources, Obama, Bernie Sanders.
  • ‘Shameless’ MSNBC to air Chris Matthews-hosted Trump ‘documentary’.
  • Fox & Friends video: Anna Kooiman  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Your Buzz videos: Laura the
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The pt one.  Richard Lui at UoG.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Concha challenges Media Buzz, Reliable Sources to cover this story.
  • Borchers: Who’s doing a great job covering the primary? Fox News!
  • Video: Comparing Trump vs covering Sanders.
  • Somerby: Black youngsters in Texas barely exist on clownish MSNBC.
  • Q&A: Lea Gabrielle.  Jim Acosta in ‘grueling’ Hawaii.  CNN’s fuzzy math.
  • Factor video: looks at Trump voters.  Today’s petition.
  • Video: Sen Gillibrand says coverage made ‘a huge difference’.
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The   Hogue: Sour puss?

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Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • CNN reporter who coordinated with Hillary aide also got job offer.
  • Ace political reporters at ABC and CBS News praise…Fox News!?!
  • Zurawik: CNN coverage of Gray mistrial ‘overheated, even tabloid‘.
  • Trump: I get better press from CNN than Fox. Video:
  • Charlie Rose video: Q&A with four CNN
  • Greta: Bret Baier’s special delivery; are journalists really independent?

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Debate 9pm-Debate 6pm-Coop 1-2-3.
  • Somerby: CNN moderator applauded one of Trump’s answers.
  • Outnumbered videos: Bill O’Reilly talks and
  • 18 million viewers.  Wemple: Wolf Blitzer’s minimalist brilliance.
  • GMA video: talks Trump with George Stephanopoulos.
  • Zurawik: An informative debate marred by CNN’s ‘lust for conflict‘.
  • Kelly File videos:  Frank Luntz focus group speaks
  • Factor videos: Bernard Goldberg and CNN’s debate.
  • Richard Wolffe resurfaces.   With All Due Respect’s hosts moonlighting.
  • Q&A: Neil Cavuto previews Fed announcement.  Q&A: Steve Kornacki.

‘His Campaign Is Making Huge Mistakes’

J$P Video! Bill O’Reilly’s take on the latest GOP debate:

From Fox & Friends, 16 December 2015

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday’s numbers: Bret Baier-The Five-O’Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Roush: Fox Business makes big gains, fastest growing cable net.
  • Outnumbered video: tomorrow’s GOP debate.
  • Concha: Debate narratives include money, message, momentum.
  • James: Sean Hannity, GOP cheerleader and ‘a relic at Fox News‘?
  • Video: Does media coverage
  • Brian Williams named to distinguished list.  Anna’s first hover.
  • (MS)NBC and PolitiFact partner up.  Lisa Ling: Maybe it’s Satan.
  • Davies: CNN is watching you.  It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s CNN!
  • Miller: CNN breaks its own rules to include Paul in prime time debate.
  • CNN debate moderators profiled: Wolf BlitzerDana BashHugh Hewitt.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: Media Laura
  • Reliable Sources videos: Playing no-Trump, the next debate, Wolf Blitzer.
  • TCG: How to lie about Fox News, in one easy lesson.  Sunday talkers.
  • Bump: Do CNN’s complex debate rules stack the deck for moderates?
  • Shep Smith remembers Joe Moore.  Weekend special: Sex and College.
  • Will Amazon buy MSNBC?  Authorship of column shrouded in mystery.
  • MSNBC program host will hold his own Democratic Presidential forum.
  • Your Buzz videos: Trump gun gun

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • CNN’s Sunny Hostin: Women who marry rich men are ‘prostitutes’.
  • Eric and Kimberly to host FNC New Year’s Eve.   Q&A: Jamie Colby.
  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Shannon Bream 1-2-3.
  • F&F after-show: Elisabeth reveals her last day.
  • Media give Trump 25 times more coverage than his rivals combined.
  • Video: leaves GOP rivals frustrated.
  • Nancy Grace’s modest Georgia crib (via TVN).  Q&A: Brian Kilmeade.
  • Lawsuit alleges racial discrimination at CNN.  New CNN social director.
  • Factor video: on Trump and the art of the interview.
  • Wemple: MSNBC and Trump, yukking it up.  Harris-Perry moonlighting.