What’s Hot/What’s Not: 05/04/13

What’s Hot:

Donald Sterling – Dominated the first part of the week.

Benghazi – Dominated the latter half of the week.

MH 370 – Well for CNN it’s still hot anyways…

Outnumbered – FNC has a new show. We’ll see how it goes…

Gawker lays a stinky egg – Gawker’s J.K. Trotter got the media world all worked up regarding Shepard Smith and FNC. Only Trotter got key details in his story completely wrong. And things spiraled downhill from there.

Chris Jansing – After nearly 13 years on MSNBC’s air Jansing is leaving to take up a position as Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News.

Who gets Jansing’s slot? – Let the guessing games begin. I have a feeling it’s Ari Melber. That would mean blowing up the “block of journalists” part of MSNBC dayside from 9-1 though…

FNC balks at broadcasting the WHCD – Well, they didn’t come out and say they weren’t gonna air it. But they didn’t air it. Instead a new special on Benghazi aired. Read whatever significance, if any, to that you will…

What’s Not:

Just the facts – NBC News put out a tweet regarding the details of Donald Sterling’s punishment ahead of its announcement. Those details proved to be quite a bit off the mark. And, yes, those details made it on to MSNBC’s air.

CNN and MSNBC’s WHCD coverage – Sorry guys but CSPAN’s coverage was more interesting. Maybe that’s why FNC didn’t cover it?

12 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: 05/04/13”

  1. fritz3 Says:

    “FNC balks at broadcasting the WHCD – Well, they didn’t come out and say they weren’t gonna air it. But they didn’t air it. Instead a new special on Benghazi aired. Read whatever significance, if any, to that you will…”

    ^^Benghazi is to FNC what Flight 370 is to CNN. It’s a story with a few facts and some unanswered questions that is ripe for endless speculation by a network desperate to find the missing smoking gun. And like Flight 370 the rest of the media has moved on to other stories. As far as I can tell the big difference between CNN/Flight 370 and FNC/Benghazi is that CNN coverage is for ratings and FNC coverage is based on ideology.

  2. fritz3 Says:

    “Who gets Jansing’s slot? – Let the guessing games begin. I have a feeling it’s Ari Melber. That would mean blowing up the “block of journalists” part of MSNBC dayside from 9-1 though…”

    ^^I agree it’s probably Melber but they could move the shows around so Melber could be slotted in the afternoon.

  3. paminwi Says:

    Fritz: I can turn on FOX and see something besides Benghazi. Granted they have stories “frequently” but not to the exclusiveness of anything else. You would have been hard pressed to see anything OTHER than MH370 on CNN.

    And as far as other people moving on to other stories FOX had moved on substantially until this new memo came out that had be sued for. Ifvtherecwas nothing to see there the WH would have released it earlier. But, I get, DUDE, it was 2 years ago that those poor schmucks who signed to give their lives for our country, and ultimately did, died. (Sarcasm alert)

    And yes, I know that people died in embassy attacks when Bush was President. Did Bush or Condi Rice blame our attacks on something as stupid as a video or similar?

    For ANY President, the cover- up is what makes things worse. That has been proven time and time again. But, the smartest man in the world hasn’t learned that lesson.

  4. Successful con men always appear smart.

    until it’s too late.

  5. fritz3 Says:

    Pam we’ll see what happens when the new Select Committee on Benghazi starts. My guess FNC covers it live wall to wall and spends most of the rest of it’s time discussing the coverage. It may be catnip for true believers like yourself but for most people it will be a snooze.

    Personally I say fill your boots. Time spent covering this red herring of a ‘scandal’ is time not covering other more relevant stories.

  6. “My guess FNC covers it live wall to wall”

    I don’t think you realize how that statement reflects poorly on the other networks; not FNC.

    The NYT had like 198 straight days of front page stories about Abu Gharib. Every MSM outlet attempted to blame the Bush Admin for the actions of a few misguided soldiers.

  7. FNC did air the WCHD at 12 AMET (taped of course) under the America’s news headquarters name they aired president and McHale’s jokes then went to the rebroadcast of their Bengazi show.

  8. fritz3 Says:

    “The NYT had like 198 straight days of front page stories about Abu Gharib. Every MSM outlet attempted to blame the Bush Admin for the actions of a few misguided soldiers.”

    ^^Abu Gharib was a scandal. Benghazi is an attempt, by Republicans, to use the deaths of four Americans in Libya to fundraise from their base.

  9. savefarris Says:

    Fritz has just endorsed the murder of US Officials so long as it’s in the name of political expediency. And he’s also endorsed throwing in jail those whose speech you don’t agree with.

    A Democrat isn’t going to be in the WH forever. Hope you’re willing to live with the precedents you’re setting…

  10. joeremi Says:

    From the Senate report on Benghazi. The one apparently no one at Fox News has read:

    “It remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attacks or whether extremist group leaders directed their members to participate. Some intelligence suggests the attacks were likely put together in short order, following that day’s violent protests in Cairo against an inflammatory video.”

  11. “Fritz has just endorsed the murder of US Officials so long as it’s in the name of political expediency.”

    ^^Lets keep it civil farris.

  12. Let’s call his posts the dumbest of the year and look in a mirror.

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