At least Poppy Harlow didn’t pass out on camera…
Archive for the Hazards of Live TV Category
And so we come to today’s Morning Joe, which displayed an image of tonight’s Vegas debate stage. Photos of all the candidates appear at their assigned slots. With one exception. Ted Cruz is nowhere to be found! Simple mistake . . . or diabolical left-wing media plot to purge the #2 Republican contender? The truth is out there!
We’ll give MSNBC the benefit of doubt, though perhaps some production assistant thought this would be a funny prank. So readers, if MSNBC were going to remove a Dem from the debate stage, who would you like it to be?
Robo cam operator asleep?
Well, leave it to Eric Bolling to figure out a way to skirt FNC’s quasi-ban on talking about Trump’s Megyn Kelly remarks to Don Lemon on CNN by using them as an analogy to something completely different. I must say the reaction shots by Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle are priceless.
What’s the over/under that Bolling got a talking to?
It’s a two-fer…
This… (If you have Chrome do note what your tab says Mediaite wrote)
During its coverage of the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., Fox News falsely reported that an ISIS account had tweeted about the attack just as it was starting.
But that’s because whoever made the screengrab was in a different time zone. Looking at the original tweet while logged into an Eastern time-set account reveals that it was actually made hours after the attack:
I’m a little surprised FNC hasn’t put out a correction by now, if Mediaite has got this timeline thing nailed down cold.
Update (9pm PST): Mediaite still hasn’t updated their story but FNC did subsequently note the timezone discrepancy later on in the 6pm ET hour.
MSNBC terrorism analyst: there’s “no evidence” attacks connected to terrorism.
Honest. He said that.
I am curious about when the analyst said that as that could influence how that statement should be viewed. Though I have to admit that terrorism was the first thing that leapt into my head when I heard about this.
Well this was predictable. If FNC is smart it won’t bother trying other hosts for the fifth slot and just ink Rivera right now. Sure, it’ll be train wreck TV but it will generate eyeballs and in the end that’s what POV programming is really all about, isn’t it?