Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • This week Megyn Kelly twice topped Bill O’Reilly in 25-54 demo.
  • Somerby: Maddow’s attacks on Fox are ‘turning liberal brains to dust‘.
  • Surprise! Maddow misled viewers about Fox News debate positioning.
  • Rothstein: Controversy erupts over crediting Concha’s MSNBC scoop.
  • CNN’s ‘breaking news’ is a year old?!?  Richard Quest makes book.
  • Video Q&A: Megyn Kelly’s favorite interviews.  Q&A: Bret Baier.
  • Philen: Two stories that cure a news junkie’s summertime doldrums.
  • Logan: Is MSNBC clearing the decks for the return of Brian Williams?
  • Factor video: on media’s disparate coverage priorities.
  • Video: Comcast to shut him up!  Exposed: FNC mind-control!

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Cable news ratings and Presidential elections: a 2016 ‘love story’.
  • Zurawik: Will Megyn succeed where Coop and O’Reilly have failed?
  • Concha: Politico falsely claims ‘exclusive’ to a story they didn’t break.
  • Bret Baier previews the first GOP debate: ‘We will enforce the rules.’
  • MSNBC ‘not talking to‘ Olbermann; BriWi ‘doesn’t want’ his own show.
  • Mashayekhi: Greg Gutfeld unloads his Tribeca crib for a cool $2 million.
  • St John: CNN’s The Seventies redeems (almost) the cable news channel.
  • Video: Have media to Hillary email controversy?
  • Joyella: A strong Trump-driven week offers ratings hope for Morning Joe.
  • Miniter: A CNN founder explains why the channel is one-sided about guns.
  • Factor video: on networks’ Planned Parenthood coverage.

Thursday Links and Open Thread

  • Wednesday’s numbers: O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-The Five 1-2-3.
  • Roger Ailes shoots down Murdoch/Trump rumors (via ICN).
  • The Rev to launch ‘The Shift Daily’ media blog. Coincidence?
  • Nolte: GOP bigwigs conspiring to sabotage Fox News debate?
  • Wemple: MSNBC pivots, and preps for BriWi…but to what end?
  • Mike Allen claims ‘exclusive’ eight hours after Concha’s scoop!
  • Concha: Shake-up as MSNBC cancels Wagner, Schultz, The Cycle.
  • Q&A: Bret Baier previews the debate.  S.E. Cupp gets online show.
  • Throwback Thursday: Future stars remember Take Five (via CNNC).
  • Q&A: Alisyn Camerota.  Throwback Thursday video:
  • Late Night videos: Rachel Maddow
  • Did impartial MSNBC reporter declare GOP guilty of a ‘war on women’?

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Varney & Co video: on Kate’s Law, sanctuary cities, etc.
  • Steinberg: Bret Baier signs new multi-year contract with Fox News.
  • Impartial CNN journalist rips ‘disrespectful’ Major Garrett question.
  • Red Eye video: Did Jesse Joyce past mute button guy?
  • Sex workers’ advocates want MSNBC to cancel Sex Slaves in America.
  • Actress Jada Pinkett Smith to anchor CNN report on human trafficking.
  • CNN signs Bakari Sellers (D-SC) to contributor role.  Gray’s astronomy.
  • C-SPAN plans to upstage Fox News debate.  Did O’Reilly zing Megyn?
  • Q&A: Tucker Carlson talks Grateful Dead; Andrea Mitchell from Vienna.
  • WaPo‘s Wemple startled at O’Reilly activism, doesn’t recall Jessica’s Law?

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

  • Tuesday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-The Five-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Fox News launching Sirius/XM channel ‘unlike anything else in radio’.
  • Today video: Bret Baier on debates, his son’s heart disease, and more.
  • Videos: Maria Bartiromo with Seth Meyers (v/TVN).
  • Wolff: How Brian Williams will save MSNBC from its comical self.
  • Concha: The Palin-FNC divorce should have happened two years ago.
  • FNC declines to renew Sarah Palin’s contributor contract.  Flashback.
  • Today’s firing demand.  Buffoonery?  Some viewers not soured by Lemon.
  • Factor video: Robust debate over racism turns personal
  • Chariton: Insiders say Roger Ailes still in control, can do whatever he wants.