Scarborough went off on racial agitators, cable news (MSNBC), the NYT, left-wingers and all the other craptastic deplorable people out there who have shown their anti-cop bigotry over the last few months. He probably hurt feelings but he was 100% correct.
Scarborough is the Billo of MSNBC. He’s a pompous, arrogant *sshole who is only concerned about himself and how things play out for him. I rarely watch anymore and, like Billo, certainly don’t care what self-aggrandizing bilge he spouts every morning.
There was a period a couple of years ago where MJ reached a broadcasting sweet spot and was an entertaining and informative show. But the hosts began to believe they were stars and developed egos that were far in excess of their talents. Now CNN’s morning show is more watchable and that says a lot, as it stars another huge ego in Chris Cuomo.
You have to wonder what cable news nets executives are smoking when the lead hosts of their morning shows are all egomaniacs or in the case of F&F morons.
Egomaniacs?! On television?! Say it isn’t so!
Going by the standard being suggested by FNC that the tragic indecent in Brooklyn was caused by the anti-cop rhetoric of liberals like Obama, Holder, NYC Mayor and the protesters.
can we blame any attacks on illegal immigrants on conservatives like Ann Coulter and blame their rhetoric?
Was FNC quick to blame the anti government rhetoric of the people at the Bundy Ranch for the tragic shooting of the two police officers in Las Vegas?
Fritz should have another cup of coffee and tell us what he really thinks…
I support the law enforcement but how far to we want to take this narrative blaming speech of public officials and protesters for tragic events happening?
“can we blame any attacks on illegal immigrants on conservatives like Ann Coulter and blame their rhetoric?”
You can do what ever you want but that would be silly. You’re searching for something comparable to the crazy anti-police rhetoric we’ve been hearing on an endless stream from the MSM for the last 4 months.
The media and the Congressional Racist Caucus in Congress ran with a false “hands up don’t shoot” narrative. That’s dangerous. I would imagine a large percentage of blacks on the street believe, falsely, that Michael Brown was executed while surrendering.
The NYT ran with a headline saying that a white cop killed a child holding a toy. The headline didn’t note the toy was a gun and that cops were responding to calls from citizens saying somebody was pointing a gun at people in a park.
The media and the left in general have conveniently ignored facts over the last 4 months in order to push their agenda. And, now 2 policeman are dead because of it. The blood is on the hands of every politician and left-wing talking head who spent the last four months lying in order to advance an agenda.
“What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now”
That’s how far you can take your narrative.
I don’t support that rhetoric and agree all it does is make things worse however I don’t blame that chant as being caused by previous comments made by Obama or Holder on the Brown or Garner incidents. Saying that does not make me anti-police.
You don’t think directly blaming Obama and Holder for the shooting as some are doing is also harmful rhetoric?
The NYC Mayor and Al Sharpton are another story.
Bill de Blasio ran for Mayor as being anti stop and frisk and Sharpton is one of the most divisive persons when it comes to race.
Holder is no better than Al Sharpton. And Al Sharpton advises the POTUS. I can only assume Sharpton has some damning material on Obama if Obama is willing to let him come and go from the WH on a daily basis.
The shooter is responsible. But the media and politicians have played a part. Liberals always play the rhetoric card. They have to bend and stretch to make connections. In this case there’s a direct line between rhetoric and actions. But liberals are suddenly reversing their normal course.
The idea that protesting bad police behavior makes people “anti-cop” is ridiculous. This presupposes that the public is required to never criticize police departments because to do so makes them “haters”. This is America. We’re allowed to criticize things we object to.
The idea that protesting bad police behavior makes people “anti-cop” is ridiculous.
As ridiculous as … say … the idea that protesting the policies of the current resident of 1600 PA makes people “racist”?
We’re allowed to criticize things we object to.
Did the armed militias showing up at the Bundy Ranch create a hostile environment for law enforcement?
“All criticism of Obama is called racist” is a ludicrously generalized straw man. Do you want to have a serious conversation about cable news and current events? Because right now that’s not happening.
“Did the armed militias showing up at the Bundy Ranch create a hostile environment for law enforcement?”
Not sure what you’re getting at. I didn’t see the entirety of the media supporting the Bundy Ranch people and advancing the notion that all cops are evil racists like I’ve seen over the last 4 months.
The Michael Brown case should have never even gone to a grand jury. It was open & shut. But he media portrayed him as an innocent little kid murdered by a racist cop. That lie, promoted by the MSM and liberal politicians, helped lead to what happened this weekend.
The entirety of the media, save FNC, is one big group of people who all think the same and advance the same agendas.
I’m just pointing out that some would say FNC was being dangerous in giving a platform to Bundy who denied the existence of the federal government. Especially how Hannity covered that.
Weren’t a couple of cops killed by two people who were at the Bundy Ranch for that event?
The officers killed were done so by former Bundy supporters who were kicked off the ranch for being too radical. In other words, they weren’t Bundy’s people, he had kicked them out before they shot anyone.
“The officers killed were done so by former Bundy supporters who were kicked off the ranch for being too radical.”
LOL! You don’t the irony there blue?
You don’t the irony there blue?
You don’t see the irony there blue? Sorry
Those “kicked out ” Bundy supporters killed some cops after weeks of Fox promoting the idea that it was ok to confront the big bad guvment with guns. If you’re going to present that “the liberal media” holds responsibility for the officers’ deaths in New York, then you’re going to have to accept that your precious Fox News has the same responsibility.
No really, fritz.
Show me where the murderer was “kicked out” or in someway told to cool it, and maybe they’re would be a comparison.
The guy who shot in police in NYC is mentally ill. That’s the story the lefties are pushing today. Alan Colmes said if you have been arrested 20 times of course you have mental health issues.
Of course, to say he is thug would not be good because………
At least no one is calling him a gentle giant!
So, when will LeBron, et. al. wear a shirt that says “Don’t shoot cops you morons!”?
“The guy who shot in police in NYC is mentally ill. That’s the story the lefties are pushing today.”
^^It wouldn’t surprise me to find out a few of the cops who have killed unarmed people lately have mental issues as well. We seem to see the same cops in many of these stories if settled lawsuits against police are any gage.
“Show me where the murderer was “kicked out” or in someway told to cool it, and maybe they’re would be a comparison.”^^
^^Nice red herring blue. It’s what you good at.
I was referring to the two “former Bundy supporters who were kicked off the ranch for being too radical’. Anyone supporting Bundy, including Bundy, was a batsh*t crazy radical so the image of these two being too radical for the Bundy crowd is just LOL funny.
Irony. But you knew that.
Highly-publicised rhetoric certainly does increase the likelihood that someone already on the edge will commit a violent act. I don’t think it necessarily matters which side of an issue the rhetoric is on, either. Other than someone with an emotional illness, “on the edge” could also be a police officer having a second or two to decide whether or not to pull the trigger.
Protest is a necessary and vital component of a free society. So is vibrant debate. It would be nice if protesters, activists, unions, politicians, and news channels did their things without the rhetoric.
No, I had no idea that’s what you were trying to say.
But apparently, not all “radicals” are the same. Those guys behaved or acted in a way that was not consistent with the rest of the protest, and were removed.
What you’re arguing is that (essentially) anyone out protesting and shutting down bridges in NYC is a “radical.” And while this murderer was more radical, it doesn’t really matter, and he’s the same as everyone else. That’s a point I don’t think you mean to make.
Twitter’s biggest troll tweeted at Hannity and got a response. That makes me smile.
“Those guys behaved or acted in a way that was not consistent with the rest of the protest, and were removed.”
^^Yeah they missed the photo op on the overpass of guys with sniper rifles aimed at US government agents. Those guys weren’t radicals I guess. 🙂
“What you’re arguing is that (essentially) anyone out protesting and shutting down bridges in NYC is a “radical.” ”
^^I’m not arguing anything about NYC; but if you’re comparing heavily armed militia pointing guns and threating to shoot US government agents from an overpass near the Bundy ranch to protesters closing a bridge, as a peaceful act of civil disobedience, in NYC then, yeah, I think your version of ‘radicals’ needs an overhaul.
You posted a comment about the Bundy ranch answering another comment about the Bundy ranch neither of which had anything to say about NYC.(see your entire comment below):
“The officers killed were done so by former Bundy supporters who were kicked off the ranch for being too radical. In other words, they weren’t Bundy’s people, he had kicked them out before they shot anyone.”
I thought it was funny and ironic and said so. You then connected it to NYC; something totally irrelevant to my comment; because posting red herrings is your usual MO on this blog.
“Twitter’s biggest troll tweeted at Hannity and got a response. That makes me smile.”
^^I might smile too – if I knew you were talking about. 😉
^ Andrew Kirrell. The guy who thinks he’s the coolest smahtest dude on the planet. He’s always tweeting the coolest takes to Hannity cuz Sean is so stupid and Andy’s so smart. Anyway, Hannity responded with a reasonable friendly response. Made me smile.
Kirrell is also the “that guy” who uses “lulz”, “dude-bro”, “derp” and all the other douchey terms used by the super cool people. In short, he’s a bit of a tool.
Howard Fineman must be scared sh*tless of Rand Paul if he’s gonna play the AquaBuddha card this far out.
Ayman Mohyedin sub hosting on MSNBC. He’s doing a good job from what I’ve seen so far.
I’m not sure if it’s a tryout or he just drew the short straw, but MSNBC has a big stable of fill-in hosts so who knows. It’s the first time I can recall an Arab hosting a cable news net show, even as a sub.
“It’s the first time I can recall an Arab hosting a cable news net show, even as a sub.”
^^I should have said : ‘It’s the first time I can recall an Arab hosting a cable news net show on CNN, MSNBC, or FNC, even as a sub.’ Sorry.
Um……..you mean someone born in the middle east because of course Fox has a host who is of Arab descent.
“Um……..you mean someone born in the middle east because of course Fox has a host who is of Arab descent.”
^^If FNC had a host who is commonly known to be of Arab descent then I stand corrected. BTW, who would that be?
Uma? Just a guess.
It’s hard to pick a winner here, but I’m going to go with Sharyl “please hire me, Roger” Attkisson for her delusional attempt to make a connection between the Sony hack, Obama and Benghazi. That’s talent!
Jeanine Pirro is of Lebanese descent which I thought was very common knowledge.
She has her own show and has guest hosted O’Riley.
IMHO shes a nutcase but you cant get more Arab the someone of Lebanese descent.
Uma Pemmaraju is India born.
Oopsie. I’m sure that was an ethnically insensitive mistake…
“Jeanine Pirro is of Lebanese descent which I thought was very common knowledge”
^^Not to me.
Apparently she was born in the US and her parents were from Lebanon. Unfortunately being from Lebanon doesn’t make you an Arab anymore than being from Israel makes you a Jew. Only a little more than half the Lebanese are Arabs and most of the rest are Christian. She may be descend from Lebanese Arabs – or not.
Just checked Wikipedia. It says Pirro’s a Catholic of Lebanese descent; so not an Arab.
Sorry Fritz but her family is from Lebanon……she grew up in a Lebanese community in America. …….if shes not Arab what is she? Catholic or Muslim don’t make you a arab…..where you come from does.
Seem to me you cant accept it because shes on FOX News.
Pirro’s a Catholic of Lebanese descent; so not an Arab.
There are people of China descent who are Catholic. Do they not still qualify as Chinese? Or how about Jews from Sudan? Are they not still Sudanese? If Judge Pirro is of Lebanese descent then her ancestry is, by definition, Arabic.
You guys are debating what constitutes an Arab. This seems like a bad idea…
I was hoping to get around to whether or not the Lebanese are ok with having Ms. Pir…. no, that would be a bad idea. But I crack myself up.
“You guys are debating what constitutes an Arab. This seems like a bad idea…”
^^I tend to agree, but if it makes people happy to call Ms. Pirro an Arab have at it. I don’t care; but I imagine given her ideological leanings she might not appreciate the designation. 😉
There’s not much to debate. She’s Lebanese. Lebanon considers itself an Arab state as does the US government. Arabic is its official language and Lebanon is a member of the League of Arab States.
Yeah, but what about Benghazi??
I’d tell you to ask Danny Thomas, but he’d dead.
“I’d tell you to ask Danny Thomas, but he’d dead.”
^^Yet another Christian Arab. 🙂
I’d tell you to ask Casey Kasem, but he’s dead, too.
It is good to see that you now see that “Arab” is not a religion, Fritz. Ayman Mohyedin’s bio doesn’t hint to his religion, if any.
Here are a few more Arab American descendants from Lebanon;
All Republicans, oddly enough. Can’t ask Kasem or Thomas about that, either.
George Mitchell changed party? Diane Rehm of NPR, and of course the late Helen Thomas.
Odds are there’s been several hosts of Arabic descent over the decades. Especially so in the US and Canada, it’s really hard to know ancestry unless somebody tells you. Has Hoda Kotb ever sub-hosted on MSNBC?
It just amazes me that I point out that Fox had a Arab host……and has for years before MSNBC….but its not good enough to point out when somebody says something completely wrong…..I guess its just 2 bad she not the right type of Arab.
Its only fair to point out that CNN also beat MSNBC on this they had Hala Gorani who did International Desk….but she doesn’t talk about her views on politics or religion so she can be the “right” kind of Arab I guess.
OK……lets see how she feels about her heritage ….
“I am proud of my heritage. I have always promoted it and promoted in my own children, although their father was Italian, a sense of the subculture of Lebanon and the importance of maintaining that sense of who you are,” says Pirro, who was born and raised in Elmira, New York, one of two daughters of Nasser “Leo” Ferris and Esther Awad.
and turns out that Arabs like her also.
Prominent national figures will converge on Detroit next week to celebrate leadership in North America when the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce holds its Fourth Annual Golden Cedar Awards Gala featuring a ‘Night of a Hundred Stars!’, during the evening of Friday, January 29, 2010, in Detroit, Michigan at the GM Renaissance Center Marriott Hotel and in the presence of His Excellency Bachir S. Tawk, Consul General of Lebanon.
Honorees include former Westchester County (New York) District Attorney and County Court Judge, Jeanine Ferris Pirro
While reading the following tweet remember CNN was live for the entire service for the fallen NYPD officer while FNC was broadcasting 2 hours of pre recorded shows.
The local channels are one thing, but it’s a funeral service not an event or breaking news story. I’m more comfortable with the national television news media just airing a short report rather than running it live.
Understood but the point is Starnes who works for FOX News was attacking the MSM for not covering a memorial service that they were while FNC was not. Did he even bother to check before tweeting that?
Ah. And Starnes considers FNC to be alternative rather than mainstream media. Either way, his was a lame tweet.
First of all, calling the cable news channel which outrates the others by miles “alternative” is ridiculous. Second, CNN covered the entire service while FNC was babbling about…whatever-the-hell they babble about. That loon doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
No surprise to me that FNC didn’t cover the entire memorial service. Biden, Cuomo, DeBlasio and Bratton were the main eulogizers. If it had been Bush, Pataki, Giuliani, and Kelly they would have been wall to wall with the coverage, just like CNN.
I assume by “MSM” he meant ABC, CBS, and NBC which does make some sense given that CNN, FNC, and MSNBC are merely cable channels. Giving him the benefit of doubt, I’ll assume Mr. Starnes was also being critical of the Fox broadcast network – by any of the varying definitions it certainly qualifies as ‘MSM”.
Thus, even with giving Mr. Starnes the benefit of “MSM” definition as well as including the network related to his own employer, his tweet was still moronic. I bet he’s one of those busy-bodies who’s always peeking out the curtains at home to snark about his neighbours.
If Starnes was lamenting that broadcast networks didn’t cover a memorial service, he’s even more delusional than I thought. The service was covered during their half-hour evening shows, as you would expect.
Nah, it was a contrived attack against a contrived foe intended to rally his radio programme audience. It’s a tactic that’s been used in broadcasting for decades and in politics since forever.
An audience that would be expected to know the network he works for didn’t cover the service. That boy ain’t too bright.
The tactic is more effective than you’d first believe. We are social animals emotionally hard-wired to seek out groups in which we can belong. In most “Us v Them” situations, we’re naturally inclined to dismiss the sins of our own. The process fortifies the bond or, in his case, the listening audience.
It’s why so many are proud to belong to a “movement” even when significant aspects of it go somewhat against their personal grain. In my own mind, for example, I think it unprofessional and childish for NYPD officers to turn their backs on the mayor…. but having once been married to a cop I find myself struggling to not stand up and applaud when they do so.
CNN is now simulcasting CNNi after aviation officials lost contact with an AirAsia plane. AJE and BBC were covering that breaking news along with other stories and running their regular taped programmes in the past hour.
I could only stand 20 minutes of CNN’s Missing AirAsia Airbus Conjecture Coverage. Not that they’re doing anything wrong but live coverage of no new news isn’t compelling. Cable news needs something more than what Twitter offers.
AJE does pretty close to what I would like, breaking news but here are the other stories that should be told.
The BBC occasionally does what AJE does but with the UK govt cutting funding to the BBC’s foreign services and demanding more cuts, the Beeb is needing to depend more on advertising revenues so they’re morphing into CNN.
CNN is in plane mode and the cnn.com program guide says they are live all day,
It looks like CNN has decided to use the missing Flight 370 strategy (hour after hour, day after day of endless, mind-numbing speculation broadcast as breaking news) with this latest missing plane story. After all it was a ratings winner last time they employed the tactic. I’ll bet they’ve already booked that Canadian flight simulator.
Will it work? Probably on Dayside but I wonder if they will employ it in PT where docs like ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ and tonight’s ‘The Sixties’ are scheduled? I think if it was a first showing of the docs they would win out; but these shows have already been seen multiple times so maybe not. We’ll see tonight.
CNN already changed the schedule. CNN Newsroom is on 1pm-10pm ET on CNN and CNNI and then at 10pm ET CNN International Newsroom is on CNN and CNNi 10am-4am ET.
Interesting that CNN (and to a lesser extent MSNBC and FNC) have mostly ignored the ferry on fire in the Adriatic sea.
While there is almost zero news about the missing airliner, there is plenty happening in the ferry story; including an ongoing helicopter rescue effort to save the over 470 passengers.
This would appear to be as big or much bigger story than a missing airliner where no new news was expected until, at least, daylight happens in Asia. Endless speculation on the missing airplane seems to be a giant waist of time when there is actual news to cover.
FNC had America’s News HQ on at 10am instead of Maria with all plane coverage and they preempted taped programming at 3pm and 4pm for news hours with mostly plane coverage.
FNC has The FOX Report from 7pm on again at 8pm.
Not sure why they did not just put regular programming on if none of the 8pm FOX Report is new?
Poppy Harlow did five hours on a story with nothing to report. That was… something.
It’s inhumane, for Poppy and the audience. Diane Feinstein and the Dems will do a report on it before the year is out.
I watched a few minutes of CNN last night and another few minutes earlier today. Best I could tell, what was being shown and discussed was no different than last night. No surprise since anything new would’ve appeared on Twitter.
Right before clicking off the telly I saw footage of scanning the sea from the air and thought “This is different!”… until realising it was still night in Indonesia so the footage had to be of something recorded elsewhere.
^ That was probably ferry accident footage.
^ That is possible. They were talking about the aeroplane but could be that they were switching stories at the time.
^^So your view of cops (and apparently that of the F&F crew as well) is that the police’s biggest concern about the Obama administration is it might force them to cut back on their donut consumption?
Most people have gotten past the myth that cops are only interest is eating donuts. It’s really too bad you have such a shallow view of the police that you want to propagate that meme – especially since it’s based on a fake story.
A. What’s funny is the story joe links to actually confirms the original story. (“It’s true that the FDA took steps in 2013 to phase out the sale of artificial trans fats.”)
B. fritz has never heard of a concept called “humor”.
“The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want. It’s about telling patients, ‘That surgery doesn’t do any good, so if you want it you have to pay the full cost.’”
My link quite clearly states that regulating trans fats does not ‘ban’ sprinkles. Your link conveniently skips this fact that destroys the entire story. Funny how that happens.
Who doesn’t love kicking David Gregory while he’s down? It’s fun for the whole family!
The Five’s top story Clinton and Bush running in 2016? Really that’s the big story of the day?
How much coverage of Grimm or Scalise has FNC done today?
Why don’t you watch instead of bit**ing about it? I saw both of those stories covered today at least 2x and I only watched FOX for the equivalent of 2 hours. (That was before Special Report and they covered both stories).
It was absolutely disgraceful to see at least two Canadian broadcasters air images of the floating body in the AirAsia crash that was seen live on Indonesian TV. One blurred the body as if that makes it more moral and ethical to do what they did.
The violence of tragedy is supposed to feel disgraceful. It is news and it is real. A brief glimpse of what the searchers on scene are having to live through hour-by-hour doesn’t seem too much of a burden for viewers to bear. I’m more offended when news sources try to overly sanitise their coverage.
The problem is they’re sensationalizing the story and it’s about shock value. It’s disrespectful to the families and to the dead. A description of that shocking event for those families would suffice. But no, people apparently need to see a dead woman in her underwear, undergarments barely clinging onto the body. Debris is enough and it isn’t disrespectful.
Anderson Cooper must be like “I survived another one, with just a wee bit more of my dignity intact..”.
It was cute. AC and Griffin dropped the ‘daring’ shtick and just had a good time. Richard Quest was quite drunk, btw. It was hilarious.
Yo! MSNBC it is January 2nd! This morning at 6:00am CT their scroller said Uber” would” have “surge”pricing on New Years Eve. That George Bush “would” be released from the hospital. That Sony says The Interview “would” have limited theatrical release on Christmas Day.
I realize they have back-up staff working over the holidays but if those folks ever want to make it prime time they better get on the ball!
Former Weather Channel OCM Kyla Grogan is going to WTNH in CT as their evening meteorologist.
Guess she made the right call to leave since TWC did have a regular shift for her and is still making talent changes.
Bah that should have been TWC did not have a regular shift for her
The same folks that are terribly outraged that Sarah Palin’s dog got stood on were noticeably silent when we found out that Obama ate one.
“The same folks that are terribly outraged that Sarah Palin’s dog got stood on were noticeably silent when we found out that Obama ate one.”
^^LOL. It seems to me that the people outraged “that Sarah Palin’s dog got stood on” in 2014 would not be exactly the same people that were noticeably silent “when we found out that Obama ate one.” in 2012.
Maybe they just aren’t aware that most kids sometimes unintentionally mistreat their pets or that millions of people living in Asia eat dog, cat, snake, insects and a host of other protein sources we in North America would find unappetizing.
But we know there is always someone able to link the two unconnected groups so they can take a cheap shot at the POTUS.
The same folks that are terribly outraged that Sarah Palin’s dog got stood on were noticeably silent when we found out that Obama ate one.