What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists on Sunday night…

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  1. HOT: AJA is here!
    NOT: AJA low def, AJA tilts to the left (big surprise)

    HOT: Young thugs kill for thrills
    NOT: That’s what bored youth do these days when not inspired by hope and change.

  2. Some idiot (now unfollowed) on Twitter retweeted another idiot who said Lane and Belten were murdered because of “liberal support of black thugs”. Yeah, that’s how bad this crap is getting from the usual suspects in rightwing media. So that’s a NOT.

  3. Well a grain of truth is often cored in the outrageous.: One of the killers of Lane previously had tweeted his satisfaction of beating up multiple whites to avenge the Zimmerman acquittal. Activists and their minions without question inflamed passions that spilled over into hatred. It was predicted.

  4. It’s opportunistic race-baiting from rightwing hucksters who can’t take “tried, acquitted” as a win. They’re looking for a race war, and if they keep it up they’re going to get one.

  5. No more so than those on the Left, whose names are obvious. There are precious few innocent parties, in all this.

  6. HOT: A young man joins the army during WWII and survives being shot on Okinawa.
    NOT: This same man, now 88, gets beaten to death with flashlights by two teen thugs. (At least the NRA can’t be blamed.)

  7. “(At least the NRA can’t be blamed.)”

    Yeah, but apparently liberals. the MSM and black youth in general can be blamed. That should cheer you up.

  8. Who here said that? You trivialize.

  9. NOT: MSNBC’s constant hate speech toward Republicans:

    “@NoahCRothman: ICYMI: Over the Crazy Falls w/o a Bucket: MSNBC Guest Claims GOP ‘White Nationalist, Afrikaner, Boer Party’ http://www.mediaite.com/tv/off-the-rails-msnbc-guest-claims-gop-white-nationalist-afrikaner-boer-party/”

  10. Note: When the British won the Boer war they created the first modern concentration camps with tens of thousands of Dutch Afrikaner women and children dying of rampant diseases.

    Perhaps an MSNBC future solution?

  11. I’ve always found the Boer War to be pretty unexciting, but that’s just me.

  12. It’s interesting if you drill down into it.

  13. “Perhaps an MSNBC future solution?”

    So your either saying MSNBC personnel and/or viewers should be in a concentration camp or should run one. I can’t tell which one you think should happen,but either way it’s offensive.

  14. I’m saying imprisoning “The Boers” would be the logical conclusion to handle Republicans if what MSNBC claims were true. The offensiveness starts with their proposition, which you don’t seemed at all offended by, my good friend, Fritz.

  15. I have no clue what your talking about Larry and I’d be surprised if you do either.

  16. Grandpa Dave Says:

    HOT: Brian Lewis fired from FNC
    HOT: AlJazeera signs on
    HOT: Mr. Ed takes one of Matthews hours weekdays

    NOT: Rachel Nichols sports half hour
    NOT: Speculation on Lewis’ firing (Those who know don’t talk; those who talk don’t know.)

  17. Well Fritz, it’s like this… a knock on the phone, be right back.

  18. imnotblue Says:

    Not: The “racism for political gain” game is starting to reach its apex, and the results aren’t going to be good. Politicians and pundits are to be blamed, but it will be our problem before long.

  19. “Not: The “racism for political gain” game is starting to reach its apex, and the results aren’t going to be good. Politicians and pundits are to be blamed, but it will be our problem before long.”

    ^^Is this let’s talk in riddles day?

  20. It’s “lets pretend both sides do it equally” day, because any time a liberal finds an actual example of racism against a black person, it gets turned around into “you’re a racist for complaining about racism”. Which is ridiculous.

    Rightwing blowhard media is searching the country for black-on-white crime to claim every example of it is a racist attack against whites. Also ridiculous, and bad for the country. But they cash the checks and do not care. Yay.

  21. Hot: aja
    Not: will anyone really watch it? The brand may be too tainted to even try. I have so many right of center friends, who hate muslims, that have rolled their eyes. They should have picked a new name, done a marketing blitz and the news and maybe had a chance.
    Yes, they would still be financed out of the ME but here your ads matter more than reality.

  22. - AJA –

    The Fox True Believers wouldn’t watch anything that wasn’t blatantly, panderingly conservative, so you can write them off no matter what it’s called. The rest of the country will give it a shot if they’ll get an HD feed.

  23. ^ speaks for the rest of the country, Ha Ha Ha.

  24. imnotblue Says:

    @ fritz

    What part of my statement was confusing to you?

    After years of being told everything someone on the right says is a “racist dog whistle,” and screaming “outrage!” at every little criticism… we’re starting to see the effects of this pandering. It was a great media strategy… good for votes, ratings, and making money… but now the two groups are starting to actually dislike each other, having been pushed into this fight by race-profiteers. And unless someone can figure out how to tamp it down, we’re going to see widespread racial conflict and distrust which will damage race relations for years and years to come.

  25. imnotblue Says:

    @ Joe

    Until you guys can get folks like Chris Matthews to stop hearing racist dog whistles in every single comment… ever… I’m not sure you’re in any position to whine about what the right is doing regarding “imagined” racism.

  26. ^ I totally agree. We saw the venality of our enemies, then decided to copy it. Yay team.

  27. It’s called “tunnel-vision”, Blue.

  28. imnotblue Says:

    @ Laura

    Sadly, you’re right. The right is partly to blame (although, I’d argue not equal… but that’s neither here nor there).

    The problem is, what else could be done? For years the left manufactured outrage and racism to use as a weapon. Hoping they’d wise up, hoping they’s grow up, or hoping that people wouldn’t buy into it doesn’t seem to be working. And frankly, when you start a statement with, “I am not a racist because…” you’ve already lost.

    I haven’t seen a strategy that’s come close to being effective, have you?

  29. And it’s gotten infinitely worse, the last few years. Predictably, liberals decided that every opposition to this president, which is no different than opposition to any liberal president, has to be based upon race. When you push people from one extreme, you inevitably get pushed back from the other. That’s where we are. Unfortunately, it plays into their hands, because we are now spending more time yapping about minutiae than legitimate issues, where people might actually agree with us. The rest is all noise that gains us nothing.

  30. imnotblue Says:

    And the political pendulum swings.

    I think I’m more fearful of hearing, “It’s because she’s a woman!” for 4 years, than a Clinton presidency for policy reasons.

  31. Groups in opposition to one another tend to resemble each other over time. Tactically and not substantively.

    Conservatives complain, mostly in my view correctly, about the reckless race card playing by many liberals.

    But then turn around and do the same thing. And the “they do it too” defense is childish.

    Conclusions: (1) You won’t win this card game (hint: nobody wins) and (2) you’re doing the same stupid – and dangerous – thing you’ve complained about.

  32. There is money and power in promoting “us vs. them”. Nothing new there, just ebbs and flows.

  33. HOT: Al Jazeera America signs on.
    NOT: Fox calls AJA anti-American, pro-terrorist propaganda before the network signs on.
    HOT: “America Tonight” on Al Jazeera – it’s actually news. In-depth reporting on Chicago violence.
    HOT: Ed Schultz back to MSNBC Primetime. Safe to assume that it was Griffin who wanted him off weekdays, not Ed.
    NOT: Chris Matthews pleading with viewers to watch at 7pm, makes no mention of Ed at 5.
    NOT: Chris Hayes continues to drag a second place network down to third and fourth place.

  34. ^ America Tonight is what news-magazines used to be, before they discovered how much easier it is to do crime than real news.

  35. Hot: Donald Trump getting sued. I wonder if/when Fox has/will mention this.

  36. “NOT: Fox calls AJA anti-American, pro-terrorist propaganda before the network signs on.”

    that’s a lie. Put up or shut up.

  37. http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/08/19/2490591/fox-news-analyst-most-arabs-support-bin-ladens-efforts-to-kill-americans/

    If you want, I can post all kinds of things Megyn Kelly and the Fox and Friends idiots said as well.

  38. “Donald Trump getting sued. I wonder if/when Fox has/will mention this.”

    Trump decided to get into the for profit university business and as usual overplayed his hand; which is hard to do with that scam. I imagine he’ll be all over Fox News; particularly Greta’s show as he says he’s the victim.

  39. I lost what little interest that I ever had in Greta, after seeing him one time too many. She does Hannity’s show, less Hannity. She used to have some credibility, but now she’s a career-coveting hack.

  40. imnotblue Says:

    My sympathy for someone who got scammed out of money going to “Trump U,” is somewhere between ‘none’ and ‘less than none.’

  41. Do better than that, Andy. All that was said in the quoted piece that was directly attributable to FNC, was John Scot saying about Bn Laden that “Al Jazeera served as a mouthpiece for the dead terrorist leader” which is fact as they televised his speeches after 9-11.
    Keep it coming. Show me something that backs up what you claim. I don’t have to lie about MSNBC. Quit lying about FNC.

  42. My sympathy for someone who got scammed out of money going to “Trump U,” is somewhere between ‘none’ and ‘less than none

    Yeah if your paying $35,000.00 for a degree from a diploma mill you aren’t the brightest light on the porch. I assume most are Tea Party types who agree with his politics. ;-)

  43. Still waiting for the Zimmerman suit against MSNBC to play out, speaking of lawsuits. The rumor that the producer was holding a boy in Africa that took a bullet for her as thugs tried to steal her camera, might prove mitigating.

  44. “Yeah if your paying $35,000.00 for a degree from a diploma mill you aren’t the brightest light on the porch. I assume most are Tea Party types who agree with his politics. ”

    Last I heard Tea Party types were smart enough to be complaining about paying taxes they were smart enough to earn. Probably stimulus money used by gullible unemployed liberals.

  45. While I tend to agree with the general denigration of anyone who goes to Trump U (snort), why have too much government if not to protect such people from themselves?

  46. A fool and his money are soon parted… if it were his money to begin with.

    Pell Grants For Dummies.

  47. The Columbia School of Broadcasting is not affiliated with CBS Incorporated or any other institution.

  48. Still waiting for the Zimmerman suit against MSNBC to play out, speaking of lawsuits. The rumor that the producer was holding a boy in Africa that took a bullet for her as thugs tried to steal her camera, might prove mitigating.

    My memory’s shoddy on this – did NBC apologize and run a correction? If so, I doubt it’s going to be open and shut.

  49. I believe they did on the Today Show, maybe someone can verify.

  50. In other words, it’s a Libertarian argument to say that these people should be able to look out for themselves. Another convert!

  51. Am I my brother’s keeper?

  52. If any federal money made its way to fund Trump students, then investigation is needed.

  53. “If any federal money made its way to fund Trump students, then investigation is needed.”

    ^^ I think that’s the scam with these folks. Hustle students on TV and other media to get government loans for online ‘school’ and once the ‘school’ has the money have a few online classes and dish out a diploma.

  54. Yeah, they eluded to that NBC editing job on The Newsroom last week, which is what I assume you were eluding to in your post Larry.

    Alison Pill deserves awards for her performances on this show this season.

  55. Correct, Andy.

  56. NOT HOT: Fox News spends much of the week referencing “three African-Americans” in Christopher Lane murder while demanding responses from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and President Obama. One of the “three African-Americans” was Caucasian. It was race baiting and Fox got a free pass from the same people who crucified MSNBC for calling Zimmerman “white”.

    NOT HOT: American media largely ignores massacre in Syria and major developments in Egypt to cover the Christopher Lane murder.

  57. The main plot of THE NEWSROOM this season mirrors an actual 1998 CNN retraction of its report that the United States military used lethal sarin nerve gas in a secret 1970 mission in Laos with the intention of killing American defectors. Peter Arnett who had become famous with CNN in the first Gulf war was reprimanded and the producers fired after they refused to resign.

    A day after the piece was broadcast, a slightly modified version of the account of a mission code-named Operation Tailwind was published in Time, which also made a retraction and an apology.

    The nerve gas using operation on THE NEWSROOM is called Operation Genoa (a wind grabbing front sail) and is if anything, a less sinister fabrication than CNN’s as it had a noble purpose, to prevent the beheading of captured US soldiers by Islamists.

    Many of us never will forgive CNN for this. Years latter NBC came to regret giving Peter Arnet a second chance and fired him.

  58. The massacre in Syria was not ignored by anyone. It was everywhere with gripping video! Andy is batting awful today. And another slam at FNC just as pathetic as the first.

    Not so Hot: Andy.

  59. Also not hot: Video Music Awards. Music sucks now. I’m ashamed to be a part of this generation that has completely destroyed music as an art.

  60. I watched 10 seconds of the VMAs and felt my IQ drop 25 points before my brain started crying. And Miley Cyrus has completely lost it.

    The main plot of THE NEWSROOM this season mirrors an actual 1998 CNN retraction of its report that the United States military used lethal sarin nerve gas in a secret 1970 mission in Laos with the intention of killing American defectors. Peter Arnett who had become famous with CNN in the first Gulf war was reprimanded and the producers fired after they refused to resign.

    A day after the piece was broadcast, a slightly modified version of the account of a mission code-named Operation Tailwind was published in Time, which also made a retraction and an apology.

    Yeah – I posted the CNN retraction on my FB page during the second episode of The Newsroom. An infamous moment in journalism.

  61. The massacre in Syria was not ignored by anyone. It was everywhere with gripping video!

    Are you kidding? Everywhere? The Chris Lane story and the Atlanta “shooting” dominated the news cycle this week. Syria got coverage but not enough – not nearly enough. And it didn’t get coverage because Fox finally had a perfectly good ‘black people kill white guy’ story and MSNBC had itself a perfectly good “massacre control” rant.

  62. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookani Says:

    NOT HOT: Linda Ronstadt forced to quit singing due to Parkinson’s.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/linda-ronstadt-parkinson-longer-sing-article-1.1435679

    By the way, I like the calmer way those here are behaving.

    And, I want to emphasize the Spud didn’t request me to do this, I want to apologize to Laura for the name calling outburst.

  63. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookani Says:

    ^”that Spud”

    We need an edit function for Christmas.

  64. So sad about Linda Ronstadt. Saw her in concert in 1978. Amazing combination of beauty, brains, and voice. I understand she can no longer sing a note.

  65. I remember when the VMA’s were eagerly anticipated for weeks and featured antics that made the news. I found out they were on tonight this afternoon and made plans to avoid them. Not that I don’t like some of the popular acts these days like FUN. and Mumford and Sons. However, I still buy vinyl.

  66. However, I still buy vinyl.

    Vinyl is in again. The hipsters buy vinyl. And then there’s people who buy vinyl to record to MP3 for their iPod/iPhone because of higher audio quality.

  67. From what I understand about Trump U, there were no student loans. It was more seminars. He actually had to stop using the name University. The most interesting thing I read about it is that one of the early seminars taught “students” to raise their credit card limits so that they can buy properties. Most of those raised limits then were spent to the next step of the seminar which were way more expensive. They were told they couldn’t learn everything in the first seminar. It was a sales pitch for more classes. And, hey, we take all forms of plastic.

  68. Man, that sucks about Ronstadt. I didn’t know she couldn’t even sing anymore. That’s a crime.

    fun. is a great band. Mumford and Sons is a bit too derivative for me, but I get why people like them.

  69. And the students may have been lead to believe they would be taught by or meet trump, but the closest they got to him was having their pictures taken with a cardboard cut out.

  70. …but the closest they got to him was having their pictures taken with a cardboard cut out.

    Which was an improvement.

  71. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookani Says:

    I would guess that the cardboard cut out is more honest.

  72. Buying vinyl or CDs from Amazon, you often also get a free MP3 download.

  73. I have a huge collection of 8-track tapes and an AKAI deck.

    I have no Edison wax cylinders.

  74. The Newsroom was a barnburner tonight.

    Two weeks until the next episode – because HBO loves to keep us in suspense.

  75. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookani Says:

    I have no Edison wax cylinders.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGZebYh2BNM

  76. ^^ I watched the first ten minutes of THE NEWSROOM and then my HBOeHD feed went to confetti. Will record the HBOwHD feed at 1:00AM and watch tomorrow night.

  77. ^^ I watched the first ten minutes of THE NEWSROOM and then my HBOeHD feed went to confetti. Will record the HBOwHD feed at 1:00AM and watch tomorrow night.

    It’s re=airing right now.

  78. We need an edit function for Christmas

    It will be cold by then but not cold enough to freeze over hell…

  79. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookani Says:

    Good to see you, Spud. I decided to come back. I will be a mellower Nixon.

  80. So a cold day in Hell won’t do it. I’d gladly offer up Joe’s Kingdom for that edit function.

  81. imnotblue Says:

    I bet the cardboard cutout had better hair.

  82. I’m against all edit functions here. Temptation to revise the past after someone has commented on your comment. No, let things stand as they were delivered and Van Goch not be lured to sketch in an ear as an afterthought.

  83. Is The Newsroom actually good? Or, is it just an anti-conservative free-for-all?

  84. The acting is good and overall story well paced with the Sorkin dialog still fun after a decade of familiarity. Just be aware the any critisim of liberals in the critiquing of past news events will be at the expense of setting up conservative bashing. I choose to watch and ignore that silliness of the liberal mind.

  85. The coverage of the Syrian nerve gas slaughter was more than enough to send Obama on a cruise missile wrist slapping mission:

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Flink.huffingtonpost.com%2F4cb4a3d0b61807701fa4a49714ej0.1hay%2FUhtmbOYQ3sMYMhsCB3faf&h=oAQGCsw_v&s=1

  86. Very touching Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House for Ty Carter by President Obama. Glad all three cable networks aired it.

  87. I listened to an interview NPR did wit Sgt. Carter this morning. He is a very social person with an easy ability to express himself. He explained that was a key in him working his way out of post traumatic stress syndrome. Though he considers the award a great honor, no soldier should wish for it because of pain and suffering cost of comrades inevitably needed to earn it.

  88. Larry, I admire the way Sgt. Carter has spoken so openly about his PTSD. Even President Obama mentioned it today. I wish older veterans, like my dad, had had the kind of help that is available today for veterans with PTSD. After WWII there wasn’t even a name for it. So vets like my dad just suffered in silence.

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