What’s Hot/What’s Not: 05/27/12

What’s Hot:

The Robin Meade Show Minus Robin Meade – HLN announced a new two hour evening news show called Evening Express. The name obviously is not so subtle linkage to Morning Express, Robin Meade’s show. Just one thing, Morning Express has Robin Meade. Evening Express won’t.

Cable News Peakage – Reuters’ Jack Shafer called looked at cable news historical ratings pattern and basically the top for it. Shafer makes some very interesting points but doesn’t allow for the possibility that a format shift in cable news could change things. His omission may prove accurate but since we just don’t know, I’m hedging…

Comcast Looking to Gain Full Control of MSNBC.com – It’s not clear whether Comcast will succeed in NBC Universal buying Microsoft out of its stake in MSNBC.com but if it’s successful expect wholesale changes.

What’s Not:

Roger Ailes – Ailes came out swinging at the New York Times and then walked it back…

Alex Pareene – Pareene scribbled a nasty opus on Luke Russert. Whatever valid points Pareene made will be lost in all the venom…


17 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: 05/27/12”

  1. Will someone please tell Thomas Roberts how to pronounce ‘Franchitti’ as in Dario Franchitti.

  2. missy5537 Says:

    Re: HLN’s “Evening Express”. How novel! A cable news venue offering cable news! Hope it works.

  3. ^ Been tried. Doesn’t work. Novelty act.

  4. On peakage, I’ll await Al Gore to get his second Nobel Prize for a Current forecast.

  5. Roger can do no wrong. He is the news media hero for truth, justice, and the American way.

  6. Congrats, Meghan! Your attention-whoring got you a mention on CNN, along with precious “victim” status. Remember when people used to be famous for actually doing stuff?

  7. The first report I read about Meghan’s “extremist” comment was pretty vague, and I didn’t think much of it. I’ve since learned she specifically referenced Andrew Breitbart as an example, which means she’s either, a). too stupid to know he’s dead, or, b). too stupid to know you don’t use a recently deceased guy as an example of political extremism.

  8. I’ve seen Brooke Baldwin’s interview with Tony Perkins a couple times, and I can’t possibly imagine what her position on g@y marriage might be. Perkins explains his position on the issue in some detail, all of which is ignored in favor of “Why do you have a problem with g@y people?”. No wonder liberals loved it, it reduced a conservative argument to “Why do you hate?”.

  9. missy5537 Says:

    Who is this Chris Hayes idiot?

  10. missy5537 Says:

    My question was rhetorical. But I went and looked up this pinhead in Wikipedia, and sure enough, he’s a blueblood, flaming liberal:

    “Hayes is married to Kate A. Shaw, Associate Counsel for President Barack Obama and daughter of award-winning Chicago journalist Andy Shaw, who has also appeared a number of times on MSNBC.[12][13] Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D.C., until they moved to New York City, where Up with Chris Hayes is produced.[14] Their daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Shaw-Hayes, was born in November 2011.[15] Hayes’s brother Luke is a Democratic political operative.”

    I’m sure his family was quite proud of his remarks.

  11. Missy, I’m fed up with your attitude. Your implication is always that being a liberal is inherently bad. That’s a close-minded and offensive approach to people who don’t see the world the way you do. I’m a liberal, and I’ve always respected that you have a different POV. Cut it out.

  12. savefarris Says:

    Had no idea Hayes’ wife was one of Obama’s lawyers. That’s a GIANT conflict of interest.

    But then again, it’s MSNBC…

  13. I differentiate between “the Left” and “Liberals” and “the Right” and “Conservatives”, which I consider myself.

    A few of my favorite Liberals:
    Donna Brazile
    Robert Reich
    Bill Clinton
    Mayor Cuomo
    Rahm Emanuel
    Ed Rendell
    Arne Duncan

    (better quit)

  14. missy5537 Says:

    Joe, what’s with the hissy fit?

    I just read that this clown maligned our military, and wondered what kind of idiot would do so. Then I looked him up, and saw that his credentials were so liberal that his comments probably made him a hero to his family, since they are so far to the left.

    And I’m probably right. When I googled to read about what he said, I found several stories that said CONSERVATIVES were upset about his remarks. Nowhere did I see that independents/moderates or liberals found any fault with what he said.

    So there.

  15. He apologized. Seemed sincere enough to me. Except to say that he “conformed to the stereotype of a removed –liberal– pundit”, but I suppose that’s a minor quibble.


  16. missy5537 Says:

    Yes, Laura, I see that – Spud just posted it a little while ago.

    We conservatives do forgive, so there will be no “Sandra Fluke” debacle to be dragged out a month or so.

  17. “We conservatives do forgive, so there will be no “Sandra Fluke” debacle to be dragged out a month or so.”

    ^^ I take that bet. 😉

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