Tonight on Hannity, ABC’s Jake Tapper will discuss today’s presidential press conference. Quite a few ABC news people appear on FNC: George Stephanopoulos, Rick Klein, Brian Ross, Barbara Walters, etc. Is there some connection between ABC and FNC?
Been that way for a couple years. Tapper a frequent Imus guest. Ross and O’Reiley seem to be pals. SPECIAL REPORT has an ABC guy on about every month as a panel member. ABC doesn’t have a cable outlet so their team with FNC makes sense. Doesn’t hurt that their ratings are top.
Breaking: Nancy Pelosi remains Minority Leader. Thank God for small favors: gift to Republicans. Jim Renacci (R) won over long time Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D) in my district who had defeated Dennis Kucinich in her primary. Jim’s campaign ads featured Sutton and Nancy as birds of a feather. Bye-bye Betty.
Another example of the fine FNC patriots here in Florida:
Homeowner’s upside-down flag brings distress to Palm Bay neighbors
The residents of the home did not respond to phone calls, but when FLORIDA TODAY knocked on the front door, they posted a sign on the door explaining why they were flying the Stars and Stripes upside down.
It points out how the inverted U.S. flag is recognized as an official signal of distress, and not meant as disrespect when done for the “right reasons.” It cites the U.S. flag code, Title 36, chapter 10 — which despite advising against it, does not include penalties for flying a flag upside down. The code was amended and approved by Congress in 1976.
The sign goes on to read: “As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against the US citizens and their life, liberty and property, and as a result of policies that have allowed (and continues to allow) enemies of this nation to enter in large numbers through porous border policy, I believe the life, liberty and property of US citizens are in dire danger and distress.”
Posting it once to show your stupidity, FREE.
Posting it twice, PRICELESS.
Well if you play a nut on the net…. and .everybody knows why not repeat the same crazy talk over and over?
Never mind MSNBC viewers thought upside down flags were great durring Bush…and for that matter Secession was great when VT towns wanted it when Bush was POTUS…..not so much now.
Dylan Byers of Politico has a story on Ed Schultz replying with some snarky comments on his radio show to the NY Times Brian Stelter comment that he may be replaced by Ezra Klein at 8PM on MSNBC. ‘Thy protest too much’ may apply here.
The CW is that the 8 PM hour is reserved for partisan shouters like Schultz, Billo and KO, but the election is over and we are now entering an era of wonky policy discussion; Klein’s forte. Maybe it would be a smart move by MSNBC to have another expert on budgets and arcane policy discussion in PT; after all it hasn’t hurt Rachel Maddow ‘s ratings.
I’ve never been a Schultz fan and I love Klein’s wonkyness; so maybe my own prejudices are showing. Still I won’t be weeping if Schultz gets dumped.
Carol, that’s an interesting question. You also see FNC frequently on This Week as well. There is clearly some kind of arrangement. What will be interesting is what happens when Univision/ABC News launches next year. My guess is whatever arrangement they have now will evaporate. I just assume the new cable news network will showcase many of the ABC News stars like Tapper, Sawyer, and Raddatz.
fritz, I am with ya, I much prefer Ezra over Ed. Not sure if Ezra is ready for that big of a timeslot though. He isn’t well known enough yet. As for Ed’s comments, he is being a whiny little punk. Really dude, let it go. OTOH, if his complaining about Stelter gets him drop-kicked from MSNBC, I say keep talking Ed.
I didn’t see the new ‘free for all’ when posting the first time, dolt.
Btw, I couldn’t help but notice Larry Kelly was talking about taking a dump on porches the other day. Who in their right mind talks about defecating on porches?
but the election is over and we are now entering an era of wonky policy discussionendless speculation about 2016
Ezra’s got exactly one note (even moreso than the other MSNBCians) and the more you put him on, the more obvious his act becomes. That’s why MSNBC filled their extra Convention/Debate/Election seat with Steve Schmidt and had Klein off in the wings as a special guest star. If the Powers that Be had any confidence in him, they would have put him at the big boy table.
Hogan Gidley (ex Huckabee, ex Santorum) has been a fascinating conservative presence on Thomas Roberts’ show this week. The former ultra rightwing talking-point-bot has completely abandoned that persona, and is all in for the party accepting compromise, and remaking itself for a future with shifting demographics.
He has also abandoned his “whatever Obama does, it’s bad” stance, choosing this morning to give what I thought was an honest assessment of the President’s approach to the Secretary Of State appointment. “I don’t know if I would say he has a mandate, but he has political capital right now, and he needs to spend it wisely”.
It’s nice to see an openly partisan analyst tell the truth as he/she sees it, without any pretense of spin for their side. Nice, and a little startling coming from folks who previously were walking infomercials. This is happening with Alice Stewart (ex Santorum, ex Romney) on Roberts’ show, too. I don’t know what he’s doing right, but that guy has developed an excellent rapport with people I doubt he shares a single POV with.
A harmless Halloween prank.
If POTUS has anything to hide about his response to Benghazi, he isn’t showing it. He seems determined to nominate Susan Rice for SoS, knowing full well that her statements the week after Benghazi will be fully vetted, and could go on for weeks. This is going to be interesting…
He has the numbers to win. Wants to show Republicans’s who’s the boss early.
Larry Kelly, if you pinch a loaf on my porch I will introduce you to my butler Dirty Sanchez.
NOW with Alex Wagner has been on a year. That seems hard to believe. It took me a while to warm up to the format, but I like it a lot now. Alex has ridiculous conversational skills. A natural.
This one has FNC patriot written all over it.
The Arizona man whose wife allegedly hit him with the family Jeep after he failed to vote may be “permanently disfigured,” according to a local news report out Tuesday evening.
Daniel Solomon, 36, sustained a pelvic fracture, artery damage and “possible ‘permanent disfiguration,’” an ABC affiliate reported, citing court documents.
His wife, Holly, who reportedly was angry about President Barack Obama’s re-election, allegedly chased him around a parking lot Saturday night, screaming at him as an argument about Daniel Solomon’s neglect of the polling booth escalated. At one point, she wedged him between a curb and the car as he tried to run to a bigger street, reports indicate.
Leaving aside the useless, slack-jawed rantings, who would hang a flag upside-down to signal “distress” anyway? I mean, why would a neighbor report that? The guy isn’t on a ship, floating down the street, he’s in his house. If he’s “in distress”, he’d call 911. Stupid story, matching the source.
“But not having done a GQ shoot, she seems smart.”
Oh, now larry, I’m not taking the bait this time 😉
Nice try though.
And why should we care? After all, our newly-elected President has argued that they are technologically insufficient for the 21st century. Aren’t we better off ridding the world of this useless “resource”?
Joe, I am a fan of Alex too. I used to DVR her show but I couldn’t keep up with daily episodes so I don’t get to see it as much as I would like. Now that she has been there a while, I would like to see her branch out from that format to see what else she can do. I still think she could be the heir to Chris Matthews one day. As a progressive talk show host, I find her smart and funny and immensely entertaining. Since Chris has lost his damn mind lately, I think MSNBC needs to start grooming a replacement soon or figure out a way to reign him in.
Anybody vile enough to disrespect the flag because their guy didn’t win should have their a$$ thrown out of the country.
Is NBC News coverage only on MSNBC? NBC can’t interrupt Days of our Lives for this?
Now on NBC. Good. I did NOT want to watch Andrea Mitchell. Can’t stand her.
Joe, Republicans hate President Obama more than they love the United States of America.
Yes, because one idiot represents all Republicans. I’m guessing we missed the liberals wanting to secede in ’04, including LOD.
You might want to work on those sweeping generalizations there, Andrew. Including every Republican in the group of unpatriotic arseholes who would disrespect the flag (or promote secession) renders your argument moot.
That kind of judgement isn’t in Andy’s DNA.
“Anybody vile enough to disrespect the flag because their guy didn’t win should have their a$$ thrown out of the country.”
That’s an emotional judgement, but not a reasoned one. The Supreme Court has ruled laws can not be passed to prevent the desecration of our flag. That choice is within their freedom of speech rights as a United States citizen. One person’s flag burning is another person’s refusal to salute the flag. We conservatives love our flag, but we love the freedom it stands for more.
First question from an ABC News reporter is about Benghazi. They’re trying really hard to be FOX News. No wonder I quit watching them.
I still want to know why the media thinks we should have all the answers about Benghazi, RIGHT NOW, but don’t care that we still don’t have all the answers to 9/11 and don’t care that we still don’t know why we invaded Iraq.
But remember, the media has a “liberal bias”. It’s completely laughable.
Yes, how dare they finally question the President about a terrorist attack that happened two-months-ago. Damn conservatives.
Andy, what question is still left unanswered about 9/11 that doesn’t come from the “thermite paint” crowd?
As for “why we invaded Iraq”, we’ve known that answer for almost 10 years now: because every intelligence unit on the face of the planet believed that Saddam possessed chemical weapons and was striving toward nukes.
As to why they believed that, that’s a whole other question. And one where you’re probably not going to like the answer (underfunded capabilities thanks to Clinton-era cuts in intelligence/defense budgets) Speaking of which: hello fiscal cliff!!!
The election’s done,
Obama won, the liberals have their way.
We lick our wounds, read this blog,
and hope Al has something to say.
“As for “why we invaded Iraq”, we’ve known that answer for almost 10 years now: because every intelligence unit on the face of the planet believed that Saddam possessed chemical weapons and was striving toward nukes.”
If you believe that, I have a bridge here in Roanoke to sell you.
OBAMA takes eight whole questions in his first complete press conference in eight months. Must of had a Christmas tree to light or something.
I’ve been to Roanoke. There is no bridge there worth buying.
I’m retired so I don’t have to make excuses, but how many of the rest of you post comments during the day because:
a) you like to screw off at work
b) you are unemployed and searching for a job is too much work
c) you work evenings and can’t sleep
d) you are incarcerated, but have computer privledges
e) you are independently wealthy
I think Al left us for a younger, better-looking blog. Just guessing.
“Leave Britney, um Susan Rice alone!”
I work from home. So, there.
I’m monitoring the movements of random oddballs. Don’t mind me.
How does Andy get any work done between blogging and Sponge Bob?
The Taliban was anti-opium and that’s why we invaded. Since then, they’ve changed their tune and now commission a tax on the harvest.
And of course we invaded Iraq to have access to the oil.
LONDON — The re-emergence of Iraq as an oil-producing powerhouse is sending inevitable ripples through the Middle East and the industry as a whole.
The country has surpassed Iran as the second-largest member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, after Saudi Arabia, raising questions about whether other oil-producing countries will need to trim their production to accommodate a rising Iraq.
I don’t see why the Repubs are so set at trying to make Susan Rice a scalp on their belt. As far as I’ve read the CIA have said she was only reading talking points given her by the CIA through the White House.
Petraeus when he gives his testimony is going to say that the CIA is at fault and unless they want to call him a liar that should be the end of the story. Even if he can’t explain the emails to and from Benghazi and Washington it will still be the fault of the CIA and not the WH.
McCain has been particularly crude in his attacks sounding more like Rush Limbaugh than a revered US Senator. I hope he will have the good grace to apologize when the full story is out and Ms. Rice is proven to have done nothing wrong. I’m not holding my breath.
We don’t like being called “Repubs”. It’s insulting.
Actually, “Dems” and “Repubs” are acceptable shorthand. “Democrat Party” is an intentional bastardization of a full name by dishonest Republicans who pretend they’re not being insulting. They’re lying. Try to keep up.
Or it could be that they’ve heard it that way so many times that they are unaware what a hideous insult it is. Not everything is an “insult”.
I don’t believe those douchebags who show up on MSNBC and say it wrong are innocent of the insult. They’re just douchebags. Good Republicans talk right.
I don’t presume to read the minds of the douchebags who appear on MSNBC.
I presume to read the stupid smirk on their faces when they do it. “Oo look at me..I dissed the Democratic Party right there on a liberal talk show. Ain’t I clever.” The John Sununu Effect. Oh hey..where’s that douchebag now..?
Damn you Joe, I’ll be insulted by whatever I feel like.
Yeah, John Sununu invented partisan douchebags. I guess a 😉 is required to interpret an obviously lighthearted remark.
Perhaps if you didn’t make so much of it, it wouldn’t really matter. Since it actually doesn’t.
Yea douchebags like Howard Dean and keith olbermann….I love old cranks who somehow think they know how everybody should talk.
See its OK for them to call it the Democrat Party but if a Republican says it they are a douchebag……..and slowly joe becaomes Caps one day at a time.
Somebody ate Joe’s strawberries. Who ate Joe’s strawberries?
Hey, I tried three paragraphs on something that actually happened on cable news this morning. I got bupkus. “Democrat Party”? Everybody’s talkin’ at me.
^ That article has a lot to do with why I didn’t vote for him again. I think he was a better option than Romney, but any liberal who despised the civil liberties lost under George W. Bush needs to question what’s going on under this President.
We need to ask ourselves but the morality and efficacy of the drone program, too. We may be wasting some bad guys, but we’re wasting an awful lot of innocent people, too. And the children who survive are growing up to know the US as a faceless enemy dropping indiscriminate death from the sky. Someday those children are going to fight back..
I don’t see why the Repubs are so set at trying to make Susan Rice a scalp on their belt.
Maybe they think they can “flip” her and get her to testify against Obama. If so, that’s a really stupid strategy. Rice is a true believer and will go down with the ship if it protects BHO.
Hey everyone, let’s all respect joe’s wishes and refer to Democratics by their proper name. Democratics everywhere deserve that much.
but any liberal who despised the civil liberties lost under George W. Bush needs to question what’s going on under this President.
We told you beforehand which candidate (as President) would be investigated and held to the highest of scrutiny by the media and which candidate would be literally protected by the press from any criticism whatsoever on any subject.
We. Told. You. So.
“If anybody wants to watch two old white guys beat up on a black woman, I’ll sell tickets” – Democratic source to Dana Bash, about a potential fight over Susan Rice’s appointment. No race-baiting there, not at all.
Laura, liberals are nothing, if not gracious in victory.
Joe as Ratso Rizzo?
“That article has a lot to do with why I didn’t vote for him again. I think he was a better option than Romney, but any liberal who despised the civil liberties lost under George W. Bush needs to question what’s going on under this President.”
The Drone President.
Yes, Governor Romney, Obama won because women, young people, African-Americans and hispanics want free stuff. (sarcasm)
Keep on alienating all of the growing demographics and the Republican Party will cease to exist as a major political party in the years to come.
At no point have I ever looked at John McCain and said ‘Maybe it’s just as well’. This guy is getting close…
Tommy’s right. At the moment Obama reached out and pulled Romney off the ash-heap of history, I thought it was kind of odd (I don’t remember George H. W. Bush trying to resurrect Michael Dukakis) but whatever. Later I found out Mitt Romney was spending the morning assuring history that he lost the election because of all those awful people who took “handouts” from The Evil Barack Obama (apparently voting for the person you think has done more for people like you is now a weakness to be derided by the filthy rich dumbass loser). The President reeached out a hand of kindness to a moron who “refuses to take responsibility for his own life”.
We told you beforehand which candidate (as President) would be investigated and held to the highest of scrutiny by the media and which candidate would be literally protected by the press from any criticism whatsoever on any subject.
Dude, you live in a reality completely devoid of anything other than your preferred right-good/left-bad hysteria. Most of the media has reported extensively on Obama’s willingness to extend the Bush version of the war on terror. Except, of course, for conservative outlets..which are the only ones you acknowledge. They’ve made no effort to explore this because they support the policies, but are loath to mention them as a positive for Barack Obama.
Sean Hannity has nothing to talk about since the election is over so he’s whining and complaining about “Liberal hate speech” on talk radio.
He acts as if conservatives never say anything negative about liberals.
It’s comical television.
It was an empty gesture that no one seriously thinks will amount to anything. Romney was stupid for saying what he said, period.
As far as people “voting for the person you think has done more for people like you”, the stats don’t make those people like like rocket scientists, either,
The stats have nothing to do with Romney being a complete a$$ to anyone who didn’t vote for him. Hilariously, Ashley Parker says she doesn’t think Mitt knew reporters were on the conference call with donors. Every time this dude gets caught talking in private to donors, he insults most of the country. As I’ve said for a year..there’s something wrong with that guy.
“he’s whining and complaining about “Liberal hate speech” on talk radio… It’s comical television.”
^^ I watched that segment. Irony is not Hannity’s strong suit.
Ugh. I’m so tired of that sh\t. They sit there, all righteous and victimized. On TV. With a million people watching. My heart bleeds.
Hey, the Candy Man promised candy and they voted for him. Big surprise. Mitt has been saying things liberals prefer to deny, but he is right as rain. A tip of my hat to him as he walks off stage. Many a winner of an election has led a country to ruin. This one is more than happy to head off the fiscal cliff blaming the Republicans as everyone falls. Not me, I got my gun, my Bible, and the gold Glenn Beck talked me in to buying.
“He has the numbers to win. Wants to show Republicans’s who’s the boss early.”
And he has the media on his side. Jonathan Karl and Ed Henry were the only reporters at today’s press conference that dared ask any tough questions. The rest of Obama’s loving WH press corps were just so happy to see him, they forgot why they were there. So Obama talked and talked and talked and said absolutely nothing.
“Most of the media has reported extensively on Obama’s willingness to extend the Bush version of the war on terror.”
MSNBC talked about it at length on the 9/11 anniversary this year, even referring to President Obama as “the drone president”.
Anyone who thinks liberals don’t have civil rights concerns about Obama’s policies is a complete moron.
It’s interesting to see how Morning Joe looks without its main hosts running the show. I find Scarborough to be an arrogant blowhard much of the time and Mika a whiny sycophant; but without them the show loses much of the edge that makes it more watchable, to me anyway, than their competition; particularly CNN.
F&F is a show formatted more like AM or Today except that most of the non entertainment guests are there to bash the Obama administration or Democratic Party; so I find it hard to compare to MJ or the CNN morning show.
The show seems to ramble and lose focus when sub hosts and guests don’t have Joe goading them and the humor, that makes the show a must watch for me, is almost totally missing. I guess it shows how necessary it is that a strong personality host a morning show or prime time hour in cable news.
“Anyone who thinks liberals don’t have civil rights concerns about Obama’s policies is a complete moron.”
Well call me MR. MORON because these “concerns” are so vocal and so protested that they are dwarfed by the “concerns” of Rush Limbaugh assaulting free birth control? Give me a break. A little backwoods grumbling is all you got, silly boy.
Also, am I the only person that thinks The Daily Rundown is the biggest waste of a 60 minute timeslot?
“Well call me MR. MORON because these “concerns” are so vocal and so protested that they are dwarfed by the “concerns” of Rush Limbaugh assaulting free birth control? Give me a break. A little backwoods grumbling is all you got, silly boy.”
Just because FOX says we aren’t complaining about Obama’s blatant civil rights violations doesn’t mean we aren’t.
Luke Russert gets bashed for doing his job and actually asking meaningful questions. Just as Russert points out himself, the Democratic Party’s caucus leaders will all be over 70 years old. Compare that to the GOP party which is grooming its young and priming some of them for 2016 (and beyond). Where are the Democrats’ next crop of leaders? And the audacity of Pelosi complaining men had a 14 year head start because she stayed home with the kids? Equal pay, equal treatment but with special consideration added? “I am woman hear me whine.”
Stay at home boy just has to throw FOX in the mix? Joe, you really need some stronger allies. This guy ain’t got nothin.
The party’s future leaders are in positions of power in the party. Pelosi’s got a serious ego problem and doesn’t want to step aside for what’s best for the party. People like Chris Van Hollen, Martin O’Malley, Julian Castro, Deval Patrick and Kristen Gillibrand will lead the party.
That said, I like Steny Hoyer. He’s a nice guy and a man who grasps the substance of serious issues. I think the two parties would be in a better position to compromise if Hoyer had a term or two as the Dems’ leader in the House.
Pelosi was extremely arrogant to stay in.
Many of the younger Republicans in positions of power are far more radical than those already in power. They might be young, but they have no future.
“am I the only person that thinks The Daily Rundown is the biggest waste of a 60 minute timeslot?”
^^ Totally disagree Andy, but I’m a policy wonk who enjoys in depth discussion of arcane policy, polls and election results. It’s not for everyone so I understand why many don’t like it.
I do agree MJ today was pretty boring.
“Luke Russert gets bashed for doing his job”
^^Totally agree. Russert asked a perfectly relevant question and Pelosi was way too defensive in her answer. I’m going to bookmark your comment so I can bring it back the next time you bash Russert for being a Democratic stooge. 😉
Agreed about Pelosi, Fritz. She doesn’t have the party’s best interests in mind. She’s an egomaniac.
I don’t think there’s anyone in American politics I despise more than Nancy Pelosi.
^^”Totally agree. Russert asked a perfectly relevant question and Pelosi was way too defensive in her answer. I’m going to bookmark your comment so I can bring it back the next time you bash Russert for being a Democratic stooge.”
I’ve never done that. I’ve said Luke makes a lousy host, but praised him as a reporter. Quit lying about my record.
“I don’t think there’s anyone in American politics I despise more than Nancy Pelosi.”
I don’t have any feeling, personally, one way or the other about Pelosi. She was a very competent and successful Speaker; especially when compared to Boehner. I was only commenting on the legitimacy of Russert’s question.
I do agree it’s time for a generational change in Democratic leadership; but that includes Hoyer and Clyburn as well as Pelosi.
“I’ve never done that. I’ve said Luke makes a lousy host, but praised him as a reporter. Quit lying about my record”
Gee Kelly your a bit sensitive today. Your good at dishing it out but taking it when someone teases you a little – not so much. 🙂
“I do agree it’s time for a generational change in Democratic leadership; but that includes Hoyer and Clyburn as well as Pelosi.”
I think Hoyer is more capable of working out a deal with Boehner to avoid the fiscal cliff more than anyone. Pelosi’s a hyperpartisan hack and an egomaniac. And that’s all fine if you have majorities in the House and Senate. But the Dems don’t.
“Gee Kelly your a bit sensitive today. Your good at dishing it out but taking it when someone teases you a little – not so much. ”
Sorry you couldn’t see my tongue in my cheek and missed my Bob Dole imitation. Nothing I enjoy more than a Fritz-tease or a noogie.
So MR. KNOW-IT-ALL once again strong in the bluster department but weak in facts or insight. Hillary Clinton announced today she will testify in the Benghazi hearings.
“I won’t sign anthying that cost the American tax payer one dime”.
Larry Kelly would appreciate it if you would quit lying about Larry Kelly’s record.
People like Chris Van Hollen, Martin O’Malley, Julian Castro, Deval Patrick and Kristen Gillibrand will lead the party.
VanHollen/O’Malley: Van Hollen took a 77 seat majority and turned it into a 50 seat deficit. And O’Malley presided over Dems falling under the 20 governors level for the first time in forever.
Castro: can’t win a statewide office in his home state. Will have to move to California/Arizona in order to up his profile.
Hillary doesn’t want it and Biden wouldn’t know what to do with it if he had it. That pretty much narrows down the choice for Democratics in 2016 to Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom and … Jesse Jackson Jr.?!?
Hillary doesn’t want to be President? HA! She’s tired now..give ‘er a couple years. Nobody walks away from a second chance that solid. Especially a Clinton.
That’s why she has to testify on Benghazi. Can’t leave without setting the record straight. Leave with a last good impression.
“O’Malley presided over Dems falling under the 20 governors level for the first time in forever.”
After unseating a popular Republican governor in a landslide, O’Malley has had some BIG legislative victories as Governor of Maryland. He got gambling passed, AND expanded. He got same-sex marriage passed, which survived referendum. He got SB236 and other elements of his PlanMaryland proposal through.
I wouldn’t underestimate him in 2016.
joe’s “nope, not biased at all media!” at work.
Yahoo’s 2nd lead item of the day is an ABC/Jonathan Karl story that takes McCain to task for missing an intelligence meeting to hold his press conference yesterday.
Not mentioned by either Yahoo, Karl, or ABC: Obama missed a week’s worth of daily briefings before 9/11/12.
“Not mentioned by either Yahoo, Karl, or ABC: Obama missed a week’s worth of daily briefings before 9/11/12.”
^^ I know it’s hard, but try and keep up the illusion you’re rational farris.
WHAT ABOUT THAT OTHER GUY THAT OTHER TIME?
The FIve has a delay button, it appears whoever was running it today was not fast enough.
Around 5:34pm Beckel was making a joke saying, “I’d like to meet the son of a bitch who…” when the screen when to The Five logo with no audio then back to the show a few seconds later.
When they came back from break Andrea joked it was Dana who cursed. 😛
The person on the delay button did catch it.
With the chest thumping about the Presidential election, not much notice that Republicans picked up governor seats to now hold 30 out of the 50 states. Unemployment runs 1% lower in Republican controlled states.
From the LA TIMES:
Former Dick Clark Productions Chief Executive Mark Shapiro has emerged as a candidate for the top job at the cable news channel CNN, according to people familiar with the matter.
Spud, you got your sights on this?
Mideast peace is a lost cause. There’s really no point in even talking to the idiot leaders in that part of the world. The only people unscathed are the politicians, everyone else are acceptable targets. Truly disgusting.
LOD says this is his last Friday show. I wonder why MSNBC wouldn’t use the Friday 10 PM hour as a tryout timeslot for potential new hosts rather than go back to doing the Doc Block?
O’Donnell regularly beats Greta in the demo now; so ratings shouldn’t take that big a hit for a single night and you could use the Last Word crew, set, and producers who, I assume are now being paid for four days work.