Free for All: 01/07/14

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  1. Former CNN host, Current host, and progressive governor of New York demonstrates he still has the moral high ground:
    http://nypost.com/2014/01/06/spitzer-and-lis-smith-caught-in-topless-hot-tub-antics/

    Oral high ground?

  2. Still awaiting MSNBC management to address what has grown into a massive image problem. FNC has had its share of criticism to be sure, but never quite the flavor of the Washington Post proclaiming, “Yet here is MSNBC fighting off a report that it has (not) acted… like a rational and responsible news organization.”

  3. Really good commentary by Ann Althouse about the decline of Meet the Press:

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/meet-press-has-run-out-of-time-right.html

    IMO David Gregory needs to wipe his mouth after every interview with a Democrat/liberal because his mouth has to be nasty after kissing their as*es!

  4. New issue of Global Warming Action Comics out:
    Al Gore fights arch enemy POLAR VORTEX.

  5. Oral high ground?

    IMO David Gregory needs to wipe his mouth after every interview with a Democrat/liberal because his mouth has to be nasty after kissing their as*es!

    Amazing.

  6. Come on Joe. Pam has always been a class act.🙂

  7. Now, Fritz, so cheap a shot from you old friend.

  8. What do Democrats want more? Extended unemployment benefits for the unemployed, or an issue to bash Republicans? We will soon see as a compromise could get the extension, but cynical old me thinks the Dems will sacrifice their pawns to protect their king.

  9. While hunting for AJA on Time Warner Cable after returning from an extended cabin stay, I was surprised to find another cable news network in the adjoining channel, CCTV LIVE:
    http://english.cntv.cn/01/index.shtml

    A China version of AJA apparently, doing news about American weather, the Germany chancellor’s hip injury, yadda yadda.
    I did notice that when they cut for commercials, there were none. Just music and video of pretty China natural beauty — with a “bug” saying “advertisement”.

  10. From WIKI:

    Journalists working for CCTV-NEWS, the network’s English-language international channel, are under constant pressure to present a positive account of China, according to Anne-Marie Brady’s study published in 2008. “In August 2005, a series of items reported factually on coal mining disaster in China; soon after the channel’s leaders received a warning from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that its reports were harming China’s international image. Following this incident, senior editorial staff and journalists were all forced to write self-criticisms.”

    But I’m sure the AJA are owned by people that have only the most noble of aspirations. They just want to make money, and last I heard it was rolling in.

  11. savefarris Says:

    What do Democrats want more?

    Unemployed people or employed people? Judging by their focus…

  12. icemannyr Says:

    Dennis Rodman is an idiot.

  13. Ice and I are agreeing too much lately.

  14. icemannyr Says:

    That CNN interview was bizarre. His reasoning that they are just there to play basketball is not good enough.
    Then we have stupid deference of Rodam from former NBA Players.
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/former-nba-star-defends-dennis-rodman-claims-usas-human-rights-abuses-similar-to-north-koreas/

  15. Man, Ice and I just did a dance.

  16. I suppose you could say Dennis thinks he is making a bit of world peace and resents a CNN wise-a$$ not seeing the big picture. And he don’t like rich, spoiled white boys disrespecting him.

    …so there’s that.

  17. icemannyr Says:

    Shep apparently did not like having to cover the cold weather on his show today ending with this,
    “I used to feel like this was, a worthwhile venture. Do you guys [to the news deck crew] remember those days? There are days. Not this one.”
    He also made the sarcastic comment a couple times that FOX News can confirm it’s cold.

  18. It’s like Mr. Wrigley once said about chewing gum, “Once you’ve said it’s good gum, what else do you say?”

  19. Wow, sounds like Shep was not happy today. Wish I had seen that, Ice.

  20. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I suppose you could say Dennis thinks he is making a bit of world peace and resents a CNN wise-a$$ not seeing the big picture. And he don’t like rich, spoiled white boys disrespecting him.

    …so there’s that.

    Dennis Rodman might benefit from someone breaking a chair over his head during his next tirade.

  21. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Wow:really good article in the WP on the gates book that Larry mentioned earlier.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/robert-gates-former-defense-secretary-offers-harsh-critique-of-obamas-leadership-in-duty/2014/01/07/6a6915b2-77cb-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html?hpid=z1

    I don’t know how anyone could work under somebody like Obama. Immature arrogance unseen since the days of Caligula.

  22. icemannyr Says:

    Shepard Smith Is So Over the Weather: ‘Fox News Can Now Confirm It’s Cold’
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/shepard-smith-is-so-over-the-weather-fox-news-can-now-confirm-its-cold/

  23. The Gates book is a devastating hammer as to Obama’s character. From what I hear so far, I can’t think of a former cabinet member ever being as critical in a way as harsh while the ex-boss still running the country.

  24. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    The Gates book is a devastating hammer as to Obama’s character.

    Obama’s character has been obvious for quite some time.

  25. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Shepard Smith Is So Over the Weather: ‘Fox News Can Now Confirm It’s Cold’
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/shepard-smith-is-so-over-the-weather-fox-news-can-now-confirm-its-cold/

    He was stating the obvious with a bit of humor.

  26. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    A lot of people were wrong on that.

  27. CBS NEWS reported tonight New York attorneys filed charges today on over a hundred police and firemen, plus some others who aided them, for Social Security disability fraud. Over four hundred million dollars going back to 1988, but mostly false 9-11 claims. CBS said the investigation was hardly over.

  28. icemannyr Says:

    Ainsley was anchoring at 5am ET then had to come back at for 5:45pm ET, as that was the time on the clock behind her, to stand outside in the cold for segments when Hannity was taping his show.

    New year, same old childish name calling from Hannity,
    “Left wing lunatic Bill de Blasio…”.

    This is why politics are so divisive. People from both political sides name calling and being nasty.
    He can’t just disagree with Bill de Blasio and has to do the childish name calling.

    If you are going to get outraged when it’s done on other channels don’t do it to.

  29. I would agree with you on that Ice. Occasionally he has some guests on I would like to see, but I won’t watch. Don’t listen to his radio show.

  30. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    “Left wing lunatic Bill de Blasio” may be considered a compliment for the Mayor of Moscow on the Hudson. Check this out about the “man of the people.” http://spectator.org/blog/57345/de-blasios-horse-drawn-carriage-ban Hugo Chavez without the snappy uniform.

  31. watching OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN on NETFLIX. Incredibly stupid movie with some fine actors. One is not: Lawrence O’Donnell plays Lawrence O’Donnell.

  32. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    By the way, I never watch Hannity, either. Nor do I listen to the schmuck on the radio. Don’t watch O’Reilly, either. There are plenty of obnoxious bastards in life to deal with, without searching them out.

  33. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Lawrence O’Donnell plays Lawrence O’Donnell.

    They should’ve gotten Moe the Chimp from Dennis Miller’s old MSNBC show to play O’Donnell in the movie.

  34. Sequel

    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell will return for a sequel titled London Has Fallen revolving around a plot to strike London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister. Production begins in London May 2014

    Unrealistic. Obama wouldn’t even go to the funeral of a British prime minister. Would just send Biden and an iPod of a speech to give to the Queen.

  35. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Something to read, especially the last part: http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/01/07/a-city-of-two-tales/

  36. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Unrealistic. Obama wouldn’t even go to the funeral of a British prime minister. Would just send Biden and an iPod of a speech to give to the Queen.

    Too bad Her Majesty didn’t give him a knee to the groin. They could’ve simply explained it away as her being a bit cranky due to age and her missing her nap.

  37. “Something to read”
    most interesting

  38. CNN minght want to move RELIABLE SOURCES to Noon as they are getting killed by Howie’s show:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-mediabuzz-starts-2014-with-3x-more-viewers-than-cnns-reliable-sources/

  39. savefarris Says:

    The guy who’s always chastising Congress (i.e. House Republicans) for not getting their work done? Guess what:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/01/07/surprise-obama-administration-at-least-a-month-behind-schedule-on-2015-budget-n1772985

    It’s a good thing our media isn’t in the tank for this guy and is constantly pointing out his hypocrisy and not just blindly repeating his talking points…

  40. So DID Roger Ailes offer $ for sex? Buy the Gabriel Sherman book because we need to know!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/business/media/biography-casts-critical-light-on-fox-news-chief.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

  41. Gee I thought Chris Christie was too smart to be personally involved in the GWB affair. Turns out I was wrong. Bye Bye White House.

  42. “So DID Roger Ailes offer $ for sex? Buy the Gabriel Sherman book because we need to know!”

    ^^It will be interesting to see if Ailes sues Sherman for libel/slander. My guess no.

  43. savefarris Says:

    Ailes says the most despicable thing ever said of a human being about Rachel Maddow: “On a personal level, I like her … She’s very smart.”

  44. Much more Ailes to come. Will likely rile the liberal hackles as a black Santa at a Palin Christmas party.

  45. Which would you rather read, hearsay gossip about Ailes or eyewitness testimony of the Secretary of Defense that his President sent boys to die in a mission he barely believed in and did not champion?

  46. icemannyr Says:

    “Gee I thought Chris Christie was too smart to be personally involved in the GWB affair.”

    Has FNC covered this story today? It’s now the top story on their website.

  47. SAVING PRIVATE BIDEN
    Obama scrambles to embrace ‘statesman’ Joe Biden after Gates book calls him a doofus.

  48. “Has FNC covered this story today?”

    ^^It’s a good question Ice. Shep might go with it as a protest over having to do all those weather stories.

  49. Obama ex chief of Staff Daley on CBS THIS MORNING, “oh, not me, I never saw… shameful to write such things while still at war”.
    Spin
    Starting spin cycle
    Whurrrrrrrrrrrr. Rumble. Whrrrrrrrr.

  50. Liberals fiddle with partisan minutiae while Obama burns.

  51. And no, I hate to tell you, Harry Potter is white… Go ahead, be butt hurt, the young wizard is not black:
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/blacktwitter-gives-politicos-dylan-byers-hell-for-melissa-harris-perry-intellectual-comments/

  52. icemannyr Says:

    FNC’s top story at 1pm is Gates bashing Obama.
    MSNBC was just talking about the GWB story now.

  53. So why does MSNBC have the God-awful LOCKUP marathons?
    Well, it does prop up their ratings giving the illusion their liberal propaganda is more popular than it is:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/without-prison-docs-msnbcs-2013-ratings-were-even-worse/

  54. “FNC’s top story at 1pm is Gates bashing Obama.
    MSNBC was just talking about the GWB story now.”

    I asked the man from Mars which was more important, and he fell down laughing.

  55. Feel free to join in if you know the words:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAprW14F-8k

  56. savefarris Says:

    The same people who think Christie should be disqualified from the race because he closed a lane on a bridge seem to be perfectly ok with a Secretary of State who ignored pleas for help and let an Embassy get overrun and our Ambassador (and 3 others) get murdered without lifting so mush as a finger.

  57. Well, Farris, when it’s “us against them” you have to take what you got.

  58. icemannyr Says:

    The GWB lane closures is a legit story and we now have the e-mails and texts supporting that something did happen.

    If FNC is “Fair and Balanced” the GWB story should be covered.

    Please don’t tell me if the NJ Governor was a liberal who did this Megyn would not open her show with the “Breaking Tonight” animation and cover this as a scandal.

    This is just as much a scandal as any of the Obama dubbed scandals.

  59. icemannyr Says:

    And Rodman is still an idiot!

  60. icemannyr Says:

    FNC finally covering the GWB story on Shepard Smith Reporting however only as a 1min segment.
    Shepard said to google it if we want to read the e-mails. Now that’s Fair and Balanced reporting.😛
    No real segment on it as the other news channels are doing.

  61. “This is just as much a scandal as any of the Obama dubbed scandals.”

    sure Ice, sure.

  62. “FNC finally covering the GWB story on Shepard Smith Reporting however only as a 1min segment.”

    ^^I’m sure Hannity will cover it as he’s no fan of Christie’s. Maybe he’ll have a studio audience.🙂

    There’re also a lot of Repub POTUS wannabes who will be only too happy to discuss the subject at length. Most are tired of listening to CC put them down as partisan hacks. Schadenfreude as they say.

  63. savefarris Says:

    This is just as much a scandal as any of the Obama dubbed scandals.

    Being complicit in the murder of 4 Americans == closing a lane on a bridge
    Using the IRS as your own political oppo-research team == closing a lane on a bridge
    Letting over 1500 people die in a war you don’t believe in for your own political expediency == inconveniencing a few folks from a rival town
    Spying on Americans == making Tony Soprano 30 minutes late to dinner
    Drone-striking citizens without a trial/oversight == putting up a few too many traffic barrels
    Giving guns to Mexican drug lords so they can shoot border patrol officers == having to listen to a few extra minutes of Hannity’s radio show.

    … ok, you convinced me on that last one.

  64. icemannyr Says:

    What if it can be determined people in the Fort Lee, NJ area were delayed getting medal treatment due extra traffic that was the result of closing a lane on a bridge?

    Even if he is not directly involved, just like some people claim in the Obama scandals, this is going to be a problem for the NJ Governor.

    Funny how FNC loves scandals with it’s a liberal and not so much when it’s a conservative.

    Lets have one FNC show from 4pm to 11pm do an actual segment on the GWB e-mails and texts and have guests on to debate it.

    According to the The Five’s web page it’s not going to be discussed,
    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/the-five/index.html

  65. Watch SPECIAL REPORT tonight ICE and chill.

  66. And don’t sharpen the ice pick until after GRETA.

  67. CHRISTIE IN TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE the top headline on Drudge:
    Gov. Christie ‘Outraged’ By ‘Unacceptable’ Email Exchanges Over GWB Lane Closures « CBS New York
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/08/email-from-christie-aide-called-for-traffic-problems-in-fort-lee-ahead-of-gwb-lane-closures/

  68. Gov. Christie:
    “What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge.
    One thing is clear: This type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.”

  69. icemannyr Says:

    Special Report did the GWB story as a big 30 second read of other headlines.😛
    FNC is clearly dodging real coverage and discussion of the story.

  70. icemannyr Says:

    Ironically though FNC does not want to talk about it,
    again it’s the top story on FOXNews.com
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/08/emails-reportedly-suggest-christie-office-involved-in-controversial-lane/

  71. Looks like there will be a discussion of the Christie/GWB situation on Greta.

  72. Oh, darn, and ICE was having so much fun.

  73. Reporters Spend 30 Minutes Questioning Jay Carney on Details of ‘Duty’

    It’s not just Fox News pushing back against a controversial new book today. At the White House this afternoon, all the cable news channels covered Press Secretary Jay Carney’s response to allegations in the new memoir from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Reporters spent more than a half hour peppering Carney with questions about the book.

    MIDIABISTRO

  74. Greta’s panel spoke at some length about the GWB story and what the ramifications could be for Christie. They all agreed that this is a big story and that it could hurt the governor if he’s not telling the truth about it being the first time he’s heard about it. Someone (Greta? Rick Klein?) said that Repubs who don’t like Christie are rejoicing over this.

  75. My enthusiasm for Christie ended after he gave the keynote at the 2012 Republican Presidential Convention.

  76. ^ Right, Larry. It was all about him and not about Romney.

  77. looks like “Bridge Over Troubled Christie” is a topic for Megyn tonight.

  78. Thing reminds me a bit of “Troopergate” scandal in the Gov. Elliot Spitzer second year using New York State Troopers to “spy” on the Republican Speaker in Albany. Spitzer denied any knowledge and an aid fell on his sword and resigned taking the blame. In the movie CLIENT 9, it was revealed the Governor was the plot leader.

  79. Megyn spent a 7-minute segment on Christie. FBN’s The Independents also spent a segment on this.

  80. icemannyr Says:

    Hannity in his intro tonight, “The White house tabs ex Sesame Street actor tuned cop killer advocate for a top Justice Department post. Katie Pavlich has the exclusive incredible details.”

    You are incorrect Sean it’s not a exclusive,
    Megn did the story on her show live at 9pm while yours is taped 3 hours earlier and airs after hers at 10pm.

    If Katie Pavlich was the first to report on this Megyn’s show gave her no credit. This is not surprising because her show never does credit the original source of a story they do.

  81. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I had to go to a friend’s wake tonight. Kind of makes the rest of this stuff look minor.

    However, Chris Christie is a thug. He has about as much of a chance of being nominated as I do. Rachel Maddow is MSNBC’s version of Hannity. She’s always barking at the moon over some trivial BS.

  82. ICE, your just are never happy, always finding something to nitpick, but hey, every husband needs a mother-in-law to keep him on his toes, so it’s just darn good — FNC wound get too complacent without you on there case. A tough job, but a necessary one.

    And you are always a gentleman.

  83. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Rachel Maddow ist eine blöde Kuh.

  84. icemannyr Says:

    Yeah the Hannity thing is not a big deal. It’s just funny he had no clue Megyn was doing the same story and there was no exclusive.

    Unless I missed a segment Hannity did not cover the Chris Christie scandal.

    EMS responses delayed by GWB lane closures in Fort Lee.
    http://www.northjersey.com/fortlee/GWB_lane_closures_delayed_EMS_response_in_Fort_Lee.html

  85. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Hannity not having a clue is not news. Him having a clue, now that would be news.

  86. Using the word exclusive for something that is NOT “exclusive” is hardly unique to the NEWS business. Do you ever watch any other channel ice and see how they use the word “exclusive”? Or just Fox so you can crabapple about the language Fox uses?

    I think you are just PO’d because those darn Fox shows DID cover the bridge story so that became a non-issue until they do not cover it “CORRECTLY” in your opinion.

  87. EXCLUSIVE. It’s cold.

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