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  • MSNBC Host: Jeb Bush Would've Been 'Hero' Had He Punched Donald Trump in the Face

    10/17/2018 7:47:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 12, 2016 | Maria Perez
    MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said that she had previously told then-presidential candidate Jeb Bush that “he should have punched” President Donald Trump “in the face” after one of the primary debates in 2016. During an episode of Wallace’s show “Deadline: White House” on MSNBC on Thursday, she was discussing Bush’s feud with Trump. Bush and Trump used to have heated debates in 2015 and 2016 before the former governor of Florida dropped out of the race. Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele was discussing one instance when Bush called out Trump during a Republican debate. "Let me tell you,...
  • Roseanne: ABC Regrets ‘Knee-Jerk’ Firing Of Controversial Star & Fears Show Will Tank Without Her

    10/13/2018 7:59:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 76 replies ^ | 10-13-18 | Beth Shilliday
    ‘The Conners’ minus fired Roseanne Barr is one risky prospect. We’ve got details on how ABC execs are afraid the show will fail without its longtime lead character. Thanks to what Roseanne Barr calls a “misunderstood tweet” in May, she quickly was fired by ABC and the wildly successful revival of her 1990s sitcom was cancelled. The network thought her tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrettwas racist and within hours Roseanne was out of a job. Now the show is going on without her and the rest of the cast is coming back for The Conners. ABC execs are...
  • Melania Trump spokesperson slams ‘The View’ over ‘mistress’ comment

    10/13/2018 3:45:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Geobeats
    A spokesperson for Melania Trump has expressed outrage over actress Yvette Nicole Brown’s suggestion that the first lady may have been President Trump’s mistress at one point. Stephanie Grisham tweeted Friday: “Day 2 of attacks from @TheView. @YNB check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress. She’s your @FLOTUS – she deserves your respect & certainly not your lies. Disgusting.” (TWEET-AT-LINK) The tweet came the same day “The View” showed a clip of Melania Trump’s interview where she is asked about her husband’s alleged infidelities, and she says: “It is not a concern and focus of mine....
  • UPDATE on my Cutting the Cable...

    10/12/2018 7:47:37 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 100 replies
    12 Oct 2018 | US Navy Vet
    It is doing GREAT. We have done Roku and installed YouTube TV on our Samsung Smart TV and we don't even MISS cable at all. Should have done this YEARS(or when Roku came out) ago! Need to turn in all of our cable boxes/remotes though.
  • ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: Ivanka Trump Will Run For President In 2020

    10/05/2018 6:08:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 5, 2018 | Date Hayes
    Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski envision possibly four more years of Trump in 2020 — just not Donald Trump. “Ivanka Trump Is going to run for president,” Brzezinski declared during an on-stage conversation with editor David Remnick on opening night of the New Yorker Festival. Remnick did a double-take, asking them to explain the theory. “He’s got this obsession with positioning her,” Brzezinski said. “You can pull up her Instagram and she’s got these carefully composed sizzle reels, ,,, She’s going to all of the companies–” Scarborough interjected, “Giving speeches in front of the presidential seal.” He...
  • Kavanaugh had the edge over his accuser in TV audience size

    10/03/2018 1:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WFSA-TV ^ | October 3, 2018 | David Bauder, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attracted more interest from television viewers during last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing than Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accuses him of sexual misconduct. The audience during the peak hour of Kavanaugh's testimony last week was 35 percent bigger than for Ford's on the three top broadcasters and three cable news networks. Ford's audience was 18.76 million in the 11 a.m. hour, while 25.34 million watched at 5 p.m., the Nielsen company said. Kavanaugh's audience was bigger on all of the networks, although the discrepancy was largest on Fox News...
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Hit Season Low As Baltimore Ravens Rip Steelers

    10/01/2018 11:28:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 1, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    The mantra for the current NFL champions in Philadelphia may be “fly Eagles, fly,” but last night on Sunday Night Football it was Super Bowl XLVII winners the Baltimore Ravens who hit high notes in tearing the Pittsburgh Steelers apart. In a 26-14 win on SNF, the Ravens are now 3-1 this season and the Keystone State team is near the bottom of the AFC North. The game in Pittsburgh on Sunday also saw another type of bottoming out in the ratings for the league and the NFL, as the primetime Week 4 matchup drew a 12.3/21 in metered-market results...
  • S.N.L.: Watch Kanye West Go on a Bizarre Pro-Trump Rant

    09/30/2018 1:07:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Vanity Fair | September 30, 2018 | Joanna Robinson
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  • Why Trump Will Win a Second Term

    09/29/2018 7:20:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2018 | Amy Chozick, Writer-at-large
    When Mike Fleiss, the creator of “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?” helped pioneer reality television in the early 2000s, he quickly realized that for any show to work, the audience needed to feel invested. “Whenever you’re developing one of these shows, you have to find stakes — true love or a million dollars,” Mr. Fleiss said. These days, Mr. Fleiss does what American TV viewers are doing in record numbers — he sits glued to cable news, watching a panel of experts discuss the latest developments in the sprawling, intricate, unpredictable 24/7 show that is Donald...
  • Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' returns from the dead, Trumpier than ever

    09/29/2018 4:48:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies ^ | September 29, 2018 | Ken Tucker
    On Thursday night, the old liberal sitcom Murphy Brown was revived; on Friday, the old conservative sitcom Last Man Standing is raised from the dead. The canceled ABC show has been picked up by Fox and plopped down in its old time period. Both shows exploit the election of Donald Trump to the presidency for laughs; both are nearly unendurable in the context of the current television landscape, which is as obsessed with Trump as Trump is obsessed with TV. You’ll recall that Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, marketing director for a store similar to a Bass Pro Shop —...
  • Samantha Bee Slams Kavanaugh’s Defenders

    09/27/2018 9:04:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 27, 2018 | Giovanni Russonello
    Bee on Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Woes With sexual misconduct accusations imperiling the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, various Republican lawmakers have pushed back hard. Some have suggested that they don’t want to let these allegations “destroy” or “ruin” his life. Samantha Bee rejected that argument on Wednesday. Expressing support for the accusers, Bee said she didn’t think being rejected from the nation’s highest court was the same as having one’s entire life destroyed. “No one’s life is ruined if they don’t get to be on the Supreme Court! Lots of people aren’t on the Supreme Court. Are you really...
  • Networks plan wall-to-wall Kavanaugh hearing coverage

    09/26/2018 11:45:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WCTI-TV ^ | September 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were high school students in the 1980s. With the wall-to-wall coverage starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the hearing promises to be a national drama along the lines of Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing in 1991, when Anita Hill testified that he had sexually harassed her. Kavanaugh has forcefully denied Ford’s accusations. “The stakes are very high,” said Christopher Isham,...
  • George Stephanopoulos slammed for saying Trump always sides with men on sexual misconduct claims

    09/25/2018 10:08:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Bill Clinton spokesperson-turned ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has been called out for hypocrisy after a combative interview with press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, when the “Good Morning America” star accused President Trump of always siding with men when it comes to sexual misconduct claims. "It is absolutely amazing that Stephanopoulos has the gall to say it seems like President Trump is always siding with the men when it comes to accusations of sexual impropriety and sexual assault given his work in the Clinton administration,” conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News. The interview started off with a series...
  • Busy Philipps, Sophia Bush, More Call on Ivanka Trump to Support Kavanaugh Accuser Blasey Ford

    09/22/2018 2:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | September 22, 2018 | Kathy Campbell
    Celebrities including Busy PhilippsOpens a New Window. , Sophia BushOpens a New Window. and Chelsea HandlerOpens a New Window. have taken to social media to ask Ivanka Trump to support Christina Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Using the hashtag #DearIvanka stars including Alyssa MilanoOpens a New Window. , Debra MessingOpens a New Window. and Melanie GriffithOpens a New Window. posted a message to the eldest daughter of President Trump. “#DearIvanka,” the shared post reads. “You don’t follow me on social media. But as a public servant, you work for me. You’ve proclaimed...
  • Trump tapes scuffle a waste of time — even Tom Arnold’s

    09/17/2018 2:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | September 17, 2018 | Vinay Menon
    Tom Arnold is on a gonzo mission to save the world from Donald Trump. On Sunday night, this two-year odyssey took a violent turn when Arnold got into a scrap with Mark Burnett, the TV mogul and longtime friend of the U.S. president. As Arnold tweeted just after midnight: “Mark Burnett just went apes--t & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain. I’m waiting for LAPD.” According to Variety, the scuffle happened as both men entered the Evening Before Emmy party. Although details remain fuzzy, Arnold’s lawyer,...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • Trump supporter Kirstie Alley – I would have been cordial to Stormy Daniels

    09/15/2018 5:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Irish Examiner ^ | September 11, 2018
    Kirstie Alley has said she would have been “cordial unless provoked otherwise” if Stormy Daniels had entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. The adult film star, who shot to fame after claiming she had an affair with Donald Trump, was due to appear on the reality show but pulled out at the last minute. The Cheers actress, who has been vocal in her support of the US president, said it was for the best that Daniels did not end up on the show. She said: “I would have figured out how to deal with it, I was glad she didn’t...
  • Censoring 'Black-ish' was a craven move to satisfy Trump's base

    09/14/2018 7:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 14, 2018 | Clay Cane
    "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix. Barris revealed that his last straw with ABC was the network's shelving -- and as the magazine adds, all but erasing from existence, with...
  • Joe Scarborough: Trump Is Worse For America Than ‘The Attacks On The Twin Towers’

    09/14/2018 12:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 14, 2018 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    There is truly nothing sacred anymore. Not awards shows. Not sporting events. Not John McCain’s funeral. Not even 9/11. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has declared that President Trump is a “far graver threat to the idea of America” than the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It all began with a tweet to a column he wrote in The Washington Post on the eve of 9/11. “Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could,” Scarborough tweeted....
  • Joy Behar Adds Fuel to the Fire, Insults Melania Trump and Her Home Country

    09/10/2018 10:21:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Life Zette ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michele Blood
    Comedian even suggests altering Michelle Obama's advice — 'When they go low, we should go lower' ABC’s “The View” co-host and comedian Joy Behar belittled first lady Melania Trump on CNN’s “Van Jones Show,” saying on Saturday that before she met now-husband president Donald Trump, she was “in Slovenia doing nothing.” Host Van Jones, greeting Behar with kisses on the cheek and clearly thrilled to have her, called Behar “amazing” and an “icon.” Behar told Jones that when she worked at HLN, Melania Trump had come on her show “to hawk her jewelry.” She referred to that show as “famous”...