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Re: Media Moves

Post #601 by Foggy » Tue May 09, 2017 2:42 pm

It's not fake news, but it should be non-news. Irrelevant and unimportant. :talktothehand:


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Post #602 by Whatever4 » Tue May 09, 2017 3:34 pm

Foggy wrote:It's not fake news, but it should be non-news. Irrelevant and unimportant. :talktothehand:


That's my point. As Shep said,

“And when I told the truth, I guess it was considered that I outed myself. I didn’t even think about it, because I didn’t think I was in.”


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Post #603 by RTH10260 » Mon May 15, 2017 2:10 pm

The Widening Blast Radius of the Fox News Scandal
The metastasizing Ailes affair is spilling over into the politics of New York, Virginia and the White House.

By BEN SCHRECKINGER May 14, 2017

While the growing chorus of allegations from former employees are making Rupert Murdoch’s cable news network sound more like a malevolent bachelor party in Las Vegas, what happens at Fox News is not staying at Fox News.

As a federal investigation of the network reportedly grows in scope and more lawsuits pile up alleging a toxic corporate culture, Fox’s problems are increasingly spilling outside its walls and creating ramifications for local and national political figures as new allegations emerge and old ones are dredged up.

In recent weeks, a candidate for mayor of New York City has admitted to investigating two of Ailes’ accusers on behalf of Fox, while an aspiring Virginia politician has been accused in court of orchestrating online smear campaigns at the behest of Fox executives. Meanwhile, several people familiar with the arrangements have told Politico that President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and longtime confidant Roger Stone coordinated with Ailes to monitor and undermine the ousted Fox chief’s perceived adversaries.

“The question in the Fox scandal is not, ‘Who did what?’ It’s, ‘How close were you to anybody who did anything?’” says Hank Sheinkopf, a veteran Democratic strategist based in New York. “This is the boiling hot pot of politics. … Anybody who touches it is going to be get burned.”
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... ics-215135



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Post #604 by Lani » Wed May 17, 2017 10:48 am

1h
Lawrence O'Donnell @Lawrence
Contract expires June 4. I'll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it's not msnbc. I'm sorry this situation has become public.


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Post #605 by RTH10260 » Wed May 17, 2017 11:06 am

Lani wrote:
1h
Lawrence O'Donnell @Lawrence
Contract expires June 4. I'll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it's not msnbc. I'm sorry this situation has become public.

but then this:
Good News! Lawrence O'Donnell holds on to his job!

By JoanMar
Wednesday May 17, 2017 · 3:56 AM
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/16 ... to-his-job



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Post #606 by Lani » Wed May 17, 2017 11:32 am

The Daily Kos article is incorrect, as commenters point out. Contract negotiations continue.
(CNNMoney) MSNBC's prime time lineup is on a ratings roll right now -- but the channel's 10 p.m. host Lawrence O'Donnell may be leaving in three weeks.

O'Donnell and MSNBC have not yet struck a new deal despite the fact that the current one ends early next month -- a highly unusual situation in the television news business.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/l ... -contract/


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Post #607 by Dolly » Fri May 19, 2017 7:40 pm

Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment

Fox News Channel is parting ways — again — with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.”

“Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement.

The dismissal opens — or perhaps closes — another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet over the years. Beckel, a longtime political consultant as well as a former campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale, joined Fox News in 2000, and had a years-long tenure on “The Five” when it aired in the late afternoon. Indeed, he was one of the program’s original co-hosts.
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Re: Media Moves

Post #608 by Skip Intro » Fri May 19, 2017 8:29 pm

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Post #609 by Skip Intro » Fri May 19, 2017 9:48 pm

Bill O'Reilly rises out of the swamp to name Roger Aisles' killer.

IT WAS YOU!!! WITH YOUR HATE!!! YOU KILLED ROGER YOU BASTARDS!!!

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Wrong link above.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bill-or ... 202435331/


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Post #610 by ZekeB » Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 pm

Skip Intro wrote:Bill O'Reilly rises out of the swamp to name Roger Aisles' killer.

Yes, someone dropped a banana peel in Roger's house.



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Post #611 by Skip Intro » Fri May 19, 2017 10:32 pm

Best chyron EVER.

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Post #612 by Addie » Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 am

Daily Beast: Bill Maher Clashes with Trump Surrogate Boris Epshteyn: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=h6sZ4whQfZs


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Post #613 by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat May 20, 2017 9:19 am

Bill Maher is creepy to me. There is something insinuating in his style. Harkening back to my teaching and parenting days, he's the kid that acts like he is "in the know" about everything and uses it to his advantage over others. Real condescending. Perhaps he is the "elite liberal" trumpsters abhor.


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Post #614 by Addie » Sat May 20, 2017 9:22 am

Yeah, a lot of people dislike Bill Maher. He doesn't bother me somehow, never did.


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Post #615 by Suranis » Sat May 20, 2017 9:25 am

I thought I read that Shep Smith was Gay years ago.

Maher is just like O'Reilly to me. Same sneering tone. Its spells bad news, right or left


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Post #616 by Sterngard Friegen » Sat May 20, 2017 9:25 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:Bill Maher is creepy to me. There is something insinuating in his style. Harkening back to my teaching and parenting days, he's the kid that acts like he is "in the know" about everything and uses it to his advantage over others. Real condescending. Perhaps he is the "elite liberal" trumpsters abhor.

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Post #617 by Whatever4 » Sat May 20, 2017 12:35 pm

Suranis wrote:I thought I read that Shep Smith was Gay years ago.

Maher is just like O'Reilly to me. Same sneering tone. Its spells bad news, right or left



I imagine Shep's been gay all his life.

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Post #618 by kate520 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Maher is in permanent transition from a libertarian to a liberaltarian. I don't mind him much. Sometimes he grates, so I just leave the room before it gets to me.

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Post #619 by TollandRCR » Sat May 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Maher is just like O'Reilly to me. Same sneering tone. Its spells bad news, right or left[/quote]
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Post #620 by RoadScholar » Sat May 20, 2017 4:55 pm

Maher epitomizes the word "smarmy." I find myself simultaneously agreeing with him and wanting to smack him. It's a style, not substance, thing.


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Post #621 by Mikedunford » Sat May 20, 2017 5:24 pm

RoadScholar wrote:Maher epitomizes the word "smarmy." I find myself simultaneously agreeing with him and wanting to smack him. It's a style, not substance, thing.


Goes a bit beyond the smarmy for me. Too much of his humor has a nasty edge; too little of it is directed inward.


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Post #622 by Addie » Tue May 23, 2017 3:12 pm

Newsweek

FOX News Pounded In Ratings As Truth Mounts Surprising Comeback

Say what you will about state propaganda, but at least it gets good ratings. Pravda never had to worry about circulation numbers at the height of Soviet rule; Radio Havana Cuba, started by Fidel Castro, has fared better than the global socialist revolution it was supposed to broadcast. You can safely bet Iran’s “semi-official” Fars News Agency doesn’t have to worry about a newsroom strategy for the digital age. It’s a perfect arrangement, as long as journalistic scruples don’t get in the way.

But it hasn’t played that way lately at Fox News, the privately owned conservative network that has shaped President Donald Trump’s views as much as it has trumpeted them. The Rupert Murdoch-owned channel has been his ideological crucible, the fervid unconscious where his darkest fantasies about the world grow (walls, wiretaps, et al.). In true propagandistic fashion, hardly anyone on Fox dares disagree with the president. If facts intrude on Trump’s greatness-restoring project, Fox News simply ignores them. The red masters of the Kremlin never had such unthinking loyalty.

That fealty, however, is no longer paying off as it once did for the GOP’s brutally effective mouthpiece. Fox News has been—to use a Trumpism—a complete disaster in the past several weeks, as its own fortunes start to resemble those of the president. Which are—to use another Trumpism—very bad.

“Fox Digs a Hole” was the headline in CNN’s Reliable Sources newsletter on Monday night. The item, by media reporter Dylan Byers, offered a bleak snapshot: “For the first time in 17 years, Fox spent an entire week in third place in prime time in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demographic. The last time Fox found itself in that ditch, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Gladiator was in theaters, and Jesse Watters was in college.”

Byers notes that MSNBC’s prime time coverage, led by Rachel Maddow, now ranks first, while CNN leads in the daytime, when its most respected anchor, Jake Tapper, helms The Lead. In the Trumpian universe, MSNBC and CNN are purveyors of fake news, which is to say unflattering coverage of the current administration. But most Americans simply trust Maddow and Tapper far more than they trust Sean Hannity and Steve Doocy. Maddow may have her biases—and she can be off-puttingly grating, just like her right-wing counterparts—but she doesn’t tell cynical lies meant to fool Americans hungry for insight into the current political maelstrom.


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Re: Media Moves

Post #623 by Addie » Tue May 23, 2017 3:37 pm

BuzzFeed: Fox News Has Retracted Its Seth Rich Story


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Post #624 by Dolly » Tue May 23, 2017 4:03 pm

Addie wrote:
BuzzFeed: Fox News Has Retracted Its Seth Rich Story


Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story
........
Fox News host Sean Hannity has particularly focused on the Rich story in recent days, both on air and on Twitter.

The family of Seth Rich wrote a letter to Hannity's executive producer urging the primetime program to stop pushing the conspiracy theory.
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Hannity took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to defend his decision to cover the story.
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Media Matters for America said it will be making an effort to convince Hannity’s advertisers to pull out of supporting the show.

The group targeted former Fox host Bill O'Reilly's advertisers amid sexual harassment allegations, helping lead to his ouster last month after more than 50 companies pulled their ads from his program.

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These are Sean Hannity's advertisers: http://mm4a.org/2qSdLWJ
10:44 AM - 23 May 2017

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.

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Re: Media Moves

Post #625 by TexasFilly » Tue May 23, 2017 4:06 pm

Addie wrote:
BuzzFeed: Fox News Has Retracted Its Seth Rich Story


I wonder if Faux received a demand letter from Mr. Rich's estate lawyers. I certainly hope so. I hope they sue Hannity for millions too.


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