Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday’s numbers: Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly-O’Bolling 1-2-3.
  • Steinberg: Megyn Kelly and Fox News…are they better together?
  • Ellison: Surprise (not!)…Megyn Kelly likely to re-up with Fox News.
  • Harris Faulkner video: on recanting his Hillary support.
  • Concha: Who else involved? How often? CNN must investigate now!
  • Wemple: CNN must answer questions on its question-leaking scandal.
  • Wikileaks uncovers another question leaked by Donna Brazile.   More.
  • Out# videos: Judge Napolitano on and
  • Baragona: Stelter castigates ‘fake news’, is silent on CNN stealth-edit.
  • Baragona: CNN stealth-edits article making false charge about Trump.
  • Leeds: Why can’t Jesse Watters be sensitive, like nice Stephen Colbert?
  • Q&A: Rachel Maddow; Dana Perino talks politics.   Brunch with Ivanka.
  • Tani: As storm clouds hover over election, Fox offers a Sunday bright spot.
  • Videos: on Wiener; on anti-Trump media.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz videos: Press cozying up
  • Reliable Sources videos: ‘Rigged‘ elections; hyping Trump TVAT&T deal.
  • Yesterday’s Wemple O’Whine triggers today’s Martin Dugard response.
  • Fox & Friends video: Segment with starts civil, turns rowdy.
  • Engulf & Devour: AT&T pays $85 million for Time Warner…including CNN.
  • Nancy Grace mystery movie debuts this weekend.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Somerby: Maddow’s reporting on Christie is ‘propagandistic, Hannityesque‘.
  • YourBuzz videos: the media press
  • Audio: Behind the scenes with Chris Wallace.  Maria Bartiromo moonlighting.
  • Black Christian sues CNN for discrimination.  ‘Pussy’ prattle perturbs parents.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Anderson Cooper-Hannity-Bill O’Reilly 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Stelter handwaves media collusion as ‘ludicrous’ conspiracy.
  • Soup’s on: Mrs Chris Wallace is a New York Times best-selling author.
  • Late Show videos: Bill O’Reilly with Stephen Colbert
  • Young guns jump from BuzzFeed to CNN’s K-File. Where Sara Murray eats.
  • Sunday showdown: Reliable Sources bests Media Buzz.   Weekend numbers.
  • When swells gathered at Todd’s place to hobnob with Hillary campaign exec.
  • Unimpressive visuals on Banfield debut (via CNNC).  MSNBC hires Ali Velshi.
  • Hod: The rise and fall and rise of Ashleigh Banfield.   Millennials flock to CNN.
  • Kelly File video: on Patrick Kennedy’s ‘bribe’ offer to the FBI.
  • Flood: Attorneys argue Andrea Tantaros wants to turn courtroom into a circus.

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Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Rachel Maddow-Coop-Bill O’Reilly 1-2-3.
  • Concha: The numbers show Trump’s media criticisms make a valid point.
  • Wikileaks: Another CNBC debate mod secretly cozy with Hillary’s camp.
  • Extreme makeover: Schwab branch office now a high-tech Fox News studio.
  • Ariens: Rupert Murdoch helps Fox Business celebrate its ninth anniversary.
  • Videos: on Trump’s troubles; eyes the timing.
  • Zurawik: Megyn Kelly’s debate question foreshadowed the Presidential race.
  • Impartial CNN reporter: Trump’s response to charges ‘paranoid…dangerous‘.
  • Wemple: Jake Tapper blasts leak of town hall question.  ICN: Why, CNN, why?
  • Craig Melvin defends John Harwood.  Chuck Todd moonlighting.  Lou is sorry.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Rachel Maddow-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Say What?! Brian Williams thinks he coined the phrase ‘runaway train’.
  • Wemple takes shot at James Rosen, gets a doozy of a rebuttal in return.
  • Megyn to Hillary: You keep using my name, it’s time to come on my show.
  • Sept numbers: Hannity-Megyn-Bill 1-2-3; Brit lifts On the Record; ranker.
  • More than mere media? Brian Stelter given title: ‘senior correspondent‘.
  • Factor video: Bernard Goldberg to smear Brit Hume.
  • Intramural battle royale: MSNBC analyst calls CNBC colleague a ‘jackass’.
  • Concha: Trump targets Lemon and Joe S; snarky CNN chyrons spare Hillary.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • MediaBuzz videos: Probing media
  • Reliable Sources: Manipulator Trump plays the media, requires more scrutiny.
  • Concha: CNN edits Hillary statement, removes reference to ‘bombing’.
  • Cable news nets priorities.  Video: is back on Fox…sort of.
  • Q&A: Soledad O’Brien on mentoring.  Video: So you think
  • Stelter: Greta may be only exit using ‘Ailes clause’.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Gahr: Ed Schultz resurfaces, charges at female reporter ‘like a hippo on PCP‘.
  • Your Buzz videos: Trump seeking

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Sean Hannity-Megyn Kelly 1-2-3.
  • Adams: Ignore the lies, Fox News is not ‘imploding’…in fact, it’s surging.
  • Outnumbered video: over Trump ‘birther’ press conference.
  • Concha: Stelter should apologize, CNN should consider suspending him.
  • Concha: Brian Stelter claims Hannity may be rooting for Hillary’s death.
  • Trump unhappy with debate moderator from the ‘Clinton News Network’.
  • Katz: I’ll Tell You What aims to be ‘fair-minded, kind, respectful…and fun’.
  • Newsers gripe they got ‘played‘ by Trump again.  Today’s Wemple O’Whine.
  • Mohr: Lauer ‘hung out to dry’ but (MS)NBC exec Lack was calling the shots.
  • Nolte: CNN’s collapse typified by two screenshots.  Audio Q&A: Brian Stelter.
  • Factor video: Bernard Goldberg of the Presidential election.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Sean Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Perino/Stirewalt podcast leads to a Sunday 5pm election-themed show.
  • Baier, Hume helped lead crushing FNC win; Cavuto sets records on FBN.
  • Concha: How a smartphone video changed cable news’ Clinton coverage.
  • Q&A: Greta talks about Hillary, the media, her future.  Weekend numbers.
  • Wemple calls O’Reilly historical book series ‘moribund’: #1
  • Videos: Bill O’Reilly talks politics, Ailes, and more on Today;  on F&F.
  • Echoing Brian Stelter, another CNN host paints Hillary as a victim of sexism.
  • Kelly File video: What impact will have on the campaign?
  • What WebMD learned from CNN.com.  HuffPo: There are no journalists on tv.
  • Wemple: University to de-Ailes its newsroom, but the scholarship he funds stays.

Monday Links and Open Thread

  • Friday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Maddow-Lawrence O’Donnell 1-2-3.
  • Concha: Stelter’s reporting compromised by pro-Clinton partisanship.
  • Rothstein: Stelter not alone in towing Clinton camp’s line on coverage.
  • Video: Courtney Friel … to reveal she is seven years sober.
  • good week for Bill, Megyn, and Rachel.  Adams: O’Reilly tackles WWII.
  • Wemple: Mr Murdoch goes to Washington.  Will FNC swing to the center?
  • Olby resurfaces.  CNN hires Melissa Bell.  Bourdain awarded.  This is CNN.
  • CNN soft-sells Hillary medical incident, scolds channel that scooped them.
  • Profile: CNN exec Tony Maddox.  Sabin: Greta does first post-Fox ‘broadcast‘.

Weekend Links and Open Thread

  • Media Buzz videos: The terror
  • Reliable Sources videos: Aaron Brown; questioning Matt Lauer; Ailes again.
  • Hillary incident triggers Concha, Stelter crossfire:
  • Why Bill O’Reilly is the go-to media figure for a tough Trump interview.
  • FNC’s Sean Hannity in an epic twitter spat with FNC’s Rich Lowry et al.
  • Q&A: Juan Williams discusses We the People.  Sunday talkers: preview.
  • Hogue: Thumbs up for ‘smart, sexy’ Nauert on F&FW.  9/11 coverage plans.
  • Video: Brock for going after Chris Wallace. More. Request denied.
  • Kilmeade audio: on her Out# Kaepernick comments.
  • Stanley: The curious case of Susan Estrich, Roger’s liberal Democrat defender.
  • Your Buzz videos: Trump Trump crazy

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Megyn Kelly-Bill O’Reilly-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Griswold: Why Chris Wallace is right about fact-checking debaters.
  • Lean Lean: MSNBC cuts over a dozen producers in ‘restructuring’.
  • Outnumbered video: in email flap.  Q&A: Bret Baier.
  • Gray: Sean Hannity hasn’t changed, ridicules rumors of ‘Trump TV’.
  • Today’s firing demand: Drop Chris Wallace from third Prez debate.
  • Today’s CNN Lauer piece.  Video: with Charlie Rose.
  • Today’s NY Times Matt Lauer piece.  Today’s bonus NYT Lauer piece.
  • Flood: CNN’s 9/11 remembers the day, the dust, and the ‘legacy kids’.
  • Turner wants to sell its channels directly to consumers via streaming.
  • Pamela Brown, Eugene Scott on distinguished list.  Q&A: Robin Meade.
  • Videos: on nitpicking; did Brian Stelter?
  • Geraldo book deal axed because he defended Ailes.  Greta blames execs.

Wednesday Links and Open Thread

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Thursday’s numbers: Hannity-Megyn Kelly-Coop/8pm 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: Emails, tax returns, and
  • Concha: John Stossel previews the first FBN Libertarian town hall.
  • Stelter: CNN given Fox News oppo-research file on Gabriel Sherman.
  • Today’s Wemple vs Fox: Ed Henry and the ‘crisis of morality‘ at FNC.
  • Trump demands ‘crazy’ Mika apologize.  Ed Schultz case back in court.
  • Pete Hegseth goes to Israel finding facts.  Video: Jim Angle
  • Ellefson: Get to know Brianna Keilar.   Sally sticks up for Sharia law.
  • The Kelly File videos: Megyn questions and
  • Concha: Nightly’s Larry Wilmore would be a perfect fit for MSNBCNN.
  • Today’s conspiracy: Dr Drew cancelled after he questioned Hillary’s health.

Tuesday Links and Open Thread

  • Monday’s numbers: Bill O’Reilly-Megyn Kelly-Bret Baier 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered video: over allegations of ‘pay for play’.
  • Concha: Kirsten Powers calls questions about Hillary’s health ‘sexist’.
  • Rothstein: Joe & Mika discuss not discussing Trump ‘girlfriend’ crack.
  • Video: Kirsten Powers debuts on CNN…as one of a six-person panel!
  • Concha: Some in media crusading against covering candidates’ health.
  • Goldberg: Mainstream journalists can behave as badly as Trump shills.
  • Rothstein: Brian Stelter is not what he used to be.  Where’s the capital?
  • Ariens: No Andrea, TVNewser was not ‘created and controlled‘ by Ailes.
  • Say wut?!? A J$ tweet implicated by Tantaros as
  • Tantaros lawsuit serves up melodramatic language, titillating accusations.

Friday Links and Open Thread

  • Adios Anna: Fox & Friends‘s Anna Kooiman moving to Australia.
  • Thursday’s numbers: O’Reilly-MacCallum (Megyn)-Hannity 1-2-3.
  • Outnumbered videos: and
  • Click-bait: Breitbart’s deceptive headline, Mediaite’s lying headline.
  • Concha: A tale of two Louisiana disasters, and the ensuing media bias.
  • Factor video: analyzes coverage of the Soros hack.
  • Perino: I will never lie to you.  CNN, the most trusted name in drones.
  • Video: Martha MacCallum and discuss paying ransom.
  • MSNBC plans Hillary/Trump forum.  MoJo touts its anti-Trump history.
  • FTV makes public apology…for Hannity and Stelter.  Two FNC execs exit.

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