Skip to comments.Libs Searching for Their Own Media Star
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:14:59 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Grab sound bite number one, I just want to get this out of the way and then we will move on. There are two things about this. I'm tempted to talk about things that are maybe a little inside baseball before we get to Obamacare delays and more Putin and Ukraine and all that. Do you remember this young man that may be Frank Sinatra's son, Ronan Farrow? After three days they gave him the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism. He's got one week now under the belt, one week of the show, 26 years old.
I now know what's going on here. He was hired ostensibly to attract a younger demo, but they're not watching. They tuned out. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, is creaming this guy in the previous hour in the beloved 25 to 54 demographic. This guy is losing everybody under 50. Only seasoned citizens like this guy, and that's not enough. He's losing audience left and right. And I was reading, there's a profile of the guy, things about him that I didn't know by Eliana Johnson at National Review.
It turns out Richard Holbrooke mentored this guy from the time he was 15, and Hillary mentored this guy and so forth. I now know why they're -- I don't know what took me so long, do you know what's really going on? I got to thinking about this. Maybe I'm wrong. Snerdley, maybe you can help me with this. Can you name for me -- seriously, now -- can you name for me a big liberal media star? The media's filled with leftists; we know this. They're all over the place. Can you name for me a single liberal media star? There isn't one, right? There really isn't one.
There isn't one. It's just a collection of a whole bunch of nameless, faceless -- well, we may know the names, but none of them really -- that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to come up with a singular, big liberal media star, and that's the role they wanted to plug this young man into. That's the role they hoped he would fill. And it isn't working for a host of reasons, and it won't work for a host of reasons, and the reasons have to do with the business of broadcasting and, to a lesser extent, the business of journalism. But that's what struck me.
These people are obsessed. They are still trying to come up with a liberal version of this program, is what they're trying to do. They've tried with Governor Cuomo; didn't work. They tried with Gary Hart, all these other guys on the radio. Now they're trying to come up with a singular face or name that equals liberalism, leftism, that people love and adore, 'cause there isn't one, when you stop and think about it. I mean, the media is filled with leftists; don't misunderstand. But they're all the same. None stand out. None of them are appointment reading, viewing, listening. None of them on the radio anymore that matter. And here's why.
Let's go to CNN. This is a classic illustration of how I am and this program is purposely mischaracterized, taken out of context, and used to tar and feather all conservatives and Republicans to low-information voters. This is Crossfire last night, and they're discussing me and what I said about the movie 12 Years a Slave. Now, how many people have commented on that movie winning an Oscar? How many people in the media? How many people could they have chosen to play a audio highlight of comments on 12 Years a Slave? Of all the people in the country, who did they choose but your beloved host and leader, El Rushbo. And here is how it sounded.
SALLY KOHN: It's time for our outrages of the day. So, I'm thrilled that 12 Years a Slave won best picture at last night's Oscars. Rush Limbaugh, on the other hand, said 12 Years a Slave won because it had the magic word in the title: slave. No, it won because it's an exquisite film. But thank you, Mr. Limbaugh, for reminding us how far Hollywood and America still have to travel on issues of race and racial justice.
RUSH: They don't even play the sound bite. They don't even bother playing the sound bite of what I said; they just claim that I make this comment, take it totally out of context. Let's remind everybody what the host of the show said about this as the show began.
ELLEN DEGENERES: Anything can happen. So many different possibilities. Possibility number one: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture. (cheers and applause) Possibility number two: you're all racists. (laughter)
RUSH: And yet it is your beloved, harmless little fuzzball host that they focus on here. By the way, the woman on Crossfire, Sally Kohn. (interruption) What was the question? Sally Kohn is her name. Anyway, the interesting thing here is that all I said was, once this movie hit there was no way it wasn't gonna win no matter what, and everybody knew it. And that's why they're mad, calling them out.
I basically just agreed with Ellen DeGeneres. The real racists are in Hollywood. The movie was gonna win no matter what because of the subject matter, title in it or what have you. It was a no brainer. Talk to anybody. There was no way that the Academy was not gonna vote that move the best picture, and to point that out shows how far the Academy has to go. Anyway, I just wanted to get that out of the way so we can move on to some of the other things.
There's a new Obamacare delay, ladies and gentlemen. Well, no. I'll give the numbers on the Sinatra kid/Woody Allen kid Ronin Farrow. I've got 'em. I've put them further down in the Stack. I basically gave you the highlights. He's in the 150,000s, and he's down. Look, he took over Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington). She had the one o'clock hour; he took it over. He has lost numbers from what she had, and in the 25-54 demographic, which is where they thought he would be a magnet for like-minded 25 to 50.
'Cause they think that's hip and cool, and apparently they have been molding and shaping this guy for this since he was 15. They have been grooming him to assume a role. Why give a guy the Cronkite award after three days on the air? Anyway... (interruption) I know what they're doing. I know they're just frustrated as all get out, and... (interruption) Yeah, that's right. Anderson Cooper was supposed to be, and that hasn't worked out.
(interruption) That's right, they just keep coming up. You're right. It's exactly right. They keep trying all of these people. They promote 'em into superstar level or status in the dominant media culture, and they're bugged because there isn't one. (interruption) And they're trying to manufacture one -- and that's not real. You can't manufacture it; it has to happen, and they do not understand. I don't make too big a deal about it, but it's abundantly clear.
Even though they own the media -- they own it, they literally own it -- like everything else, they're never happy no matter what they get. No matter what you give 'em, no matter how much you concede to them, they're never happy and they're never satisfied, and they're always ticked off about it, always angry.
Is Jon Stewart no longer accepted among “the cool kids clique”?
Rush is right...”slave” is the magic word.
I think reason why MSNBC hire Rowan Farrow because controscary he was probably Frank Sinatra son in love affair that perhaps Mia had with Frank while she was still shack up with Woody Allen at the time
That story I hear Kaslin
What about that Maddow guy, I thought he was their superstar?
I believe Farrow is being groomed to be the first openly gay president!
I don’t believe he’s Sinatra’s son. It’s the Woody Allen connection - not Mia or Sinatra - that has them sucking up to this young skull full of mush. Woody Allen is cat nip to New York elites.
I’m waiting for somebody on our side to make a snark video:
“Julia and Pajama Boy marry Sandra Fluke”
I don’t see how you can look at that Farrow kid and NOT see Frank Sinatra. It’s unmistakably written all over his face ;)
It’s almost embarrassing to admit you predicted that win, it was such a cast in granite eventuality.
There is little resemblance of young Frank look at him look at young Frank photo
Little resemblance make you hmmm OH OKAY LOL!
We never have to DO anything ... we just happen, and we are an IS.
Drives the libs nuts when you mention...’that Maddow guy.’
He looks like his grandfather John Farrow. He’s a dead ringer - google it. He also looks exactly like his mother as well.
Barbara Sinatra kept Sinatra under lock and key in his final years. Mia is lying to generate publicity for her silly son.
I didn’t even know this guy existed but, yeah, I see the resemblance to Sinatra all right.
That's actually funny
I’m really surprised it didn’t get all the awards.
i believe he is Sinatra's son... and Sinatra's family believes it... any resistance to the possibility is from Frank's widow... Ronan is said to be a big part of the Sinatra family... and he sure resembles Frank Sinatra...
Mia Farrow was my neighbor for a time in Pittsburgh. She lived down the street when she was married to Andre Previn.
Not so danged glamorous when you see her at the 7-eleven buying a quart of milk in her sweats.
There is lot movie stars that shop at one store in Santa Monica you be surprise if you see certain celebrites in sweat getting gallon of milk or something
I remember him going on and on about how good the TV Show "24" was. So I started watching the show on Netflix being I never did when it was on TV.
I was astonished how bad the writing in the show was in Season 1 and I made it as far as the Kim Bauer Cougar Encounter in Season 2 before I just couldn't watch anymore.
Maybe Rush was talking about later seasons but my goodness I am astonished anyone with an IQ above 70 would claim the first two seasons of 24 were anything but mediocre TV and in some episodes it was downright stupid!
Anywho...regardless of who he looks like, or whose kid he is...he's a stinkin' lib. That's all I need to know ;)
You know what, the Academy can’t be that stupid. They probably give it a pass knowing the blow back would be ginormous.
I haven’t seen it. It may be a great movie. I’m just so sick of the slavery thing. I’m sorry it happened. It’s 2014. Can we ever move on...
Ronan was born in 1987... Frank Sinatra died in 1998... Sinatra was doing the Together Again tour with Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin in 1988... his wife could not have been keeping him under lock and key at that time...
You’re right, Ronan looks like the spitting image of his maternal grandfather, John. His mouth, his eyes, even his hair. But shouldn’t we see even a small glimpse of Allen in his features if Ronan is his son?
it is a very good movie... i saw all the nominated movies... my friend and i make it a point to do this every year once we know which ones are nominated... it is something we've done for a long time... we both were hoping for American Hustle, but that movie was shut out completely...
i have a difficult time watching movies about slavery... the last one i had seen was Django Unchained... and again, i only saw it because it had been nominated... my favorite overall of all the nominated movies for 2013 was Philomena with Judy Dench... i love that lady!
it’s used to reinforce white guilt, so the crutch that is slavery will always be used.
Blacks don’t own slavery, every race on the planet has been a slave to someone else at one point in time. Everybody else has “moved on” except one.....and we know which one that is
I like Dench also. I have enjoyed her being “M” in the James Bond movies. She had a nice role in Riddick as well. Most folks will think of her more serious rolls, and rightfully so. She really fades into the part.
And a few years ago it was “homo”. Remember how everyone was already saying “MILK” would win even though it had not been released at that time? What was the winning buzz word? Homosexual Harvey Milk.
So, in the next few years we will see a winnah for a movie based on a homo black man who is kept a slave by some evil hethro couple.
Ronan Farrow is a very handsome liberal man, but Rachel Maddow is an ugly liberal man....
Not necessarily. Also, people change over the years. A kid of 25 can look like his mother and by the time he is middle-aged, he looks like his father.
I looked like my father as a kid, now I favor my mother’s side. Of course, both Allen & Farrow could solve this tomorrow with a test. What a thing to do to a kid!
Have you seen the show? He takes a nice photo but on tv there’s something creepy about him - around the eyes, in particular. Also, his flailing, fey hands don’t help! And that voice!
Thank you also for the mention of the movie, and how much you liked it. I appreciate it.
Well, to be frank, I have a witness to all this. An old friend of mine, now deceased. He was a good friend of Frank’s and in the last ten years, he couldn’t get backstage to see Sinatra - much less on the phone. Just because he toured with his show (and Frank was a serious professional) doesn’t mean he wasn’t being minded by Barbara.
Ronan Farrow looks very much like his mother. Since I’ve seen her best movies - many times, in fact - I see the resemblance clearly when I have watched his show. The smile and teeth are a dead giveaway.
Look at Frank’s real kids and you will see how far Ronan Farrow is from that family. Actually, he may have been created from a test tube...
When Woody Allen sues Mia for back payment, I’ll start buying into this urban myth...
Was she in Pittsburgh because of her husband? I assume he was heading up the orchestra there?
I have two friends who visit her in CT all the time. I must say, they love her and are very protective of her. Me? I had to unfriend her on FB because of her wacky political views!!!
P.S.: Love your sense of humor.
He's now Woody Allen's Father-in-law.
I thought he just had his cnn show canned?
I've always wondered about In the Heat of the Night winning best picture for 1967. The award show was canceled and moved back a couple of days because Martin Luther King's assassination occurred on the day the show was originally scheduled. So, they have the show two days later, and the best picture turns out to be the race-relations themed movie In the Heat of the Night? I think it's a pretty good movie, but it just doesn't strike me as "best picture" material. I wonder if the Academy did some sort of do-over for best picture to "make a statement" in the wake of MLK's murder?
Ha! Don’t give hollyweird ideas
I think they do a ballot amongst the membership, but you couldn’t verify that by me. I’m not sure what they did in those days. I wouldn’t put it past them, slipping something like this in.
Oh! Only Frank had blue eyes. Not Mia or John Farrow or Maureen Sullivan! I stand corrected!
I do remember him talking about the TV show 24 but watched it only one time.
As far as Netflix goes I have no use for it
Mia had brown eyes and so did Woody Allen
Oh, get real! Mia has brown eyes...what a dumb statement.
has of course, my mistake
I look at the guy to the left in the picture at the top of the post and he looks like Paul Newman to me. JMHO
What? She once had brown eyes, now they’re blue?