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(Politico)   Trump done just blowed up this here conservative media I tell you what   ( politico.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 08:22:40 AM  
Love triangle of Ailes, Bannon, and Megyn Kelly?

Ew.
 
2017-04-21 08:40:18 AM  
It's an eternal race to the bottom.

It used to be there were some newspapers and magazines that tended to be a little more to the right, like the Wall Street Journal.

Then blowhard pundits like Rush Limbaugh got on TV and the radio.

Then FOX News provided a 24/7 stream of madness.

. . .then Breitbart, InfoWars, American Stinker ect. came along and made FOX News look positively civil and responsible, as news/opinion sources unconstrained by belonging to any major company with a legal department.

At this point "conservative media" are the people who would have been shouting on street corners 30 years ago, now with an audience of millions, and "mainstream" sources trying to court the audiences of the crazy people.

At this point I'm wondering how they can get even crazier.  We've already got crazy people shooting up pizza parlors.on vague rumors.
 
2017-04-21 08:55:34 AM  
images2.onionstatic.com
 
2017-04-21 09:30:08 AM  
Then came the first Republican primary debate in August 2015, when Megyn Kelly, Fox's feisty prime-time anchor, hammered the candidate from all sides. It was at that moment that Bannon says his relationship with Ailes began to sour. "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop," Bannon said in an interview.

Ewwwww. What does Melania have to say about that?
 
2017-04-21 09:48:37 AM  
*sigh* It's Friday...is president lazy-ass jetting off to Mar-a-lago Pay-to-Playgo again?
 
2017-04-21 10:18:46 AM  
"Old-Line" conservative media...yeah.  Post neo-con/Tea Party media?  No.  They'll have tiny bits of docile criticisms to make it seem to their own readers that they're not *totally* biased but for the most part, they will continue to corral the "derps" as always.
 
2017-04-21 11:26:20 AM  
Is that article or a book?
I'd need a couple days to read all that.
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-21 11:31:03 AM  

UberDave: "Old-Line" conservative media...yeah.  Post neo-con/Tea Party media?  No.  They'll have tiny bits of docile criticisms to make it seem to their own readers that they're not *totally* biased but for the most part, they will continue to corral the "derps" as always.


Bill "Falafel" O'Reilly set the template for that: occasionally mild jabs at conservatives and the Republican party so he could say he's "independent" and his show is the "No Spin Zone."
 
2017-04-21 11:51:59 AM  

Curate's Keg: Love triangle of Ailes, Bannon, and Megyn Kelly?

Ew.


F, marry kill?
 
2017-04-21 11:53:31 AM  
All we need now is proof of Hannity diddling kids and we're good.
 
2017-04-21 11:55:52 AM  

jake_lex: UberDave: "Old-Line" conservative media...yeah.  Post neo-con/Tea Party media?  No.  They'll have tiny bits of docile criticisms to make it seem to their own readers that they're not *totally* biased but for the most part, they will continue to corral the "derps" as always.

Bill "Falafel" O'Reilly set the template for that: occasionally mild jabs at conservatives and the Republican party so he could say he's "independent" and his show is the "No Spin Zone."


Kinda like how Hannity like to say he's not a Republican, he's a registered Conservative. A party that only exists in, I believe, three or four states and always, coincidentally, nominates the same candidate as the Repubs.
 
2017-04-21 11:57:41 AM  

jake_lex: UberDave: "Old-Line" conservative media...yeah.  Post neo-con/Tea Party media?  No.  They'll have tiny bits of docile criticisms to make it seem to their own readers that they're not *totally* biased but for the most part, they will continue to corral the "derps" as always.

Bill "Falafel" O'Reilly set the template for that: occasionally mild jabs at conservatives and the Republican party so he could say he's "independent" and his show is the "No Spin Zone."


Yep. Why do you think Shepard Smith still works at Fox?
 
2017-04-21 11:57:56 AM  

Silverstaff: It's an eternal race to the bottom.

It used to be there were some newspapers and magazines that tended to be a little more to the right, like the Wall Street Journal.

Then blowhard pundits like Rush Limbaugh got on TV and the radio.

Then FOX News provided a 24/7 stream of madness.

. . .then Breitbart, InfoWars, American Stinker ect. came along and made FOX News look positively civil and responsible, as news/opinion sources unconstrained by belonging to any major company with a legal department.

At this point "conservative media" are the people who would have been shouting on street corners 30 years ago, now with an audience of millions, and "mainstream" sources trying to court the audiences of the crazy people.

At this point I'm wondering how they can get even crazier.  We've already got crazy people shooting up pizza parlors.on vague rumors.


Who knew Network would turn out to be a documentary?
 
2017-04-21 11:58:06 AM  

gopher321: *sigh* It's Friday...is president lazy-ass jetting off to Mar-a-lago Pay-to-Playgo again?


Apparently with the weather warning up he's going to stop staying in Florida so often... in favor of Bedminster, his golf course in New Jersey (where he was recorded during the transition offering to let club members sit in with his interviews with "generals, dictators" and others about potential cabinet appointments.
 
2017-04-21 11:58:24 AM  

Silverstaff: It's an eternal race to the bottom.

It used to be there were some newspapers and magazines that tended to be a little more to the right, like the Wall Street Journal.

Then blowhard pundits like Rush Limbaugh got on TV and the radio.

Then FOX News provided a 24/7 stream of madness.

. . .then Breitbart, InfoWars, American Stinker ect. came along and made FOX News look positively civil and responsible, as news/opinion sources unconstrained by belonging to any major company with a legal department.

At this point "conservative media" are the people who would have been shouting on street corners 30 years ago, now with an audience of millions, and "mainstream" sources trying to court the audiences of the crazy people.

At this point I'm wondering how they can get even crazier.  We've already got crazy people shooting up pizza parlors.on vague rumors.


What really pissed me off is I heard a clown from TownHall on NPR and they had him on as the right wing side of the argument with a guy from the left. So instead of the normal guys they have who will admit when their own team screwed up, this guy just delivered his normal talking points from the Bizzaro world. So it's not just these right stations. Others are legitimizing these far-right wackos too as the "normal" right. Basically they are pushing out any moderation in the GOP.
 
2017-04-21 11:59:18 AM  

UNC_Samurai: [images2.onionstatic.com image 800x1210]


Frankly, if they had the forklift driver on the news as much as some douche with a Harvard banner in the background the media might have had the common sense to tell us Clinton might not win.
 
2017-04-21 12:00:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-21 12:02:02 PM  
Aren't the Wall Street Journal and Fox owned by the Murdoch clan?
 
2017-04-21 12:03:56 PM  

monoski: Curate's Keg: Love triangle of Ailes, Bannon, and Megyn Kelly?

Ew.

F, marry kill?


I think in that situation there would need to be a fourth option: suicide.
 
2017-04-21 12:03:59 PM  
When your only product is absolute hate and anger and your customers constantly demand a "better" product, you eventually have to turn on your own to satisfy them.

The only thing conservatives hate more than others is not having anything to hate at all.
 
2017-04-21 12:06:37 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Then came the first Republican primary debate in August 2015, when Megyn Kelly, Fox's feisty prime-time anchor, hammered the candidate from all sides. It was at that moment that Bannon says his relationship with Ailes began to sour. "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop," Bannon said in an interview.

Ewwwww. What does Melania have to say about that?


Threesome?

*HORK*
 
2017-04-21 12:07:02 PM  
Yup.

Yep.

Yup.

Mmm-hmm.
 
2017-04-21 12:07:06 PM  
FTA: And although the network has always maintained a Chinese wall separating news anchors like Shepard Smith, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace from its prime-time lineup of partisan opinion and commentary, much of its coverage had already taken a friendlier turn toward Trump.

A Chinese wall? Sounds more like a Mexican wall to me.
 
2017-04-21 12:08:34 PM  

Corvus: What really pissed me off is I heard a clown from TownHall on NPR and they had him on as the right wing side of the argument with a guy from the left. So instead of the normal guys they have who will admit when their own team screwed up, this guy just delivered his normal talking points from the Bizzaro world. So it's not just these right stations. Others are legitimizing these far-right wackos too as the "normal" right. Basically they are pushing out any moderation in the GOP.


It's even worse than that. I've noticed a real uptick on NPR of giving a platform to right-wingers with no balancing voice. I'm not one to believe you should always give both sides, but it's infuriating when the one voice is spewing patent nonsense. Frankly, at this point  most right-wingers are like old school Stalinists, utterly inflexible on whatever the current party diktat is no matter what the evidence says but willing to change on a dime as the party changes with no willingness to even acknowledge the shift. Letting them have a microphone with no push back is journalistic malpractice.
 
2017-04-21 12:09:14 PM  

mainsail: Aren't the Wall Street Journal and Fox owned by the Murdoch clan?


Yes, but they target different audiences. WSJ readers are more sophisticated than Fox viewers, though Murdoch hired a top editor who's slowly gutting their journalistic integrity, and I expect they've probably started losing their best journalists by now.
 
2017-04-21 12:10:59 PM  
stellar graphic!
 
2017-04-21 12:13:16 PM  

Smoking GNU: Nadie_AZ: Then came the first Republican primary debate in August 2015, when Megyn Kelly, Fox's feisty prime-time anchor, hammered the candidate from all sides. It was at that moment that Bannon says his relationship with Ailes began to sour. "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop," Bannon said in an interview.

Ewwwww. What does Melania have to say about that?

Threesome?

*HORK*


Maybe she has a gherkin fetish.
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-21 12:13:17 PM  

monoski: Curate's Keg: Love triangle of Ailes, Bannon, and Megyn Kelly?

Ew.

F, marry kill?


fark Kelly, marry Alies, kill myself.
 
2017-04-21 12:24:04 PM  
Several other right-wing journalists echoed those remarks, saying that for the first time ever, traditionally conservative journalists find themselves out of sync with their audience. They've found that standing athwart the Trump presidency, yelling stop, to paraphrase William F. Buckley Jr., is a lonely place to be.


www.elcinedeloqueyotediga.net



You made it. Now, you have to figure out how to kill it.
 
2017-04-21 12:25:14 PM  
*holds link to forehead*    -_-;

The GOP leadership and their Media Surrogates saw the opportunity to grab every lever of power by mortgaging what was left of their soul, selling out their country to our greatest enemy, and imagined a dream world where Nobody That Mattered Ever Had To Suffer Consequences Again.  They went all in, and overreached like anything, and discovered too late that the Dream was a Nightmare, and their Incompetent, Orange Emperor's Got No Clothes.

*click*   ...yep.

Here's a funny thing that power-mad tyrants have learned throughout history, but always, always too late:  YOUR MOST DANGEROUS OPPONENT IS ONE WHO HAS NOTHING TO LOSE.  Once the ruler has seized power, He thinks he's done.  He's won, and putting the enemies that still survive into the lowest, cruelest, most humiliating degradations possible is just the Next Logical Thing.  They lost, take everything they love and hold dear, and keep them down so they remember.

They ALWAYS remember, and they have nothing to lose... You? You have everything to lose, and your Fortress has turned out to be a house of cards with rats nibbling at the walls.  Sleep Tight.
 
2017-04-21 12:25:20 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Smoking GNU: Nadie_AZ: Then came the first Republican primary debate in August 2015, when Megyn Kelly, Fox's feisty prime-time anchor, hammered the candidate from all sides. It was at that moment that Bannon says his relationship with Ailes began to sour. "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop," Bannon said in an interview.

Ewwwww. What does Melania have to say about that?

Threesome?

*HORK*

Maybe she has a gherkin fetish.
[img.fark.net image 300x300]


media1.giphy.com
 
2017-04-21 12:32:27 PM  
If you ran fer Prezident just t'improve yer bizness brand, you MAAAAAHHHHTTTT be a grifter!

If you threatened war with North Kerea just so yer daughter kin strongarm Chinese IP protection for her shoes, you MAAAAAHHHHTTTT be a grifter!
 
2017-04-21 12:42:35 PM  

gopher321: *sigh* It's Friday...is president lazy-ass jetting off to Mar-a-lago Pay-to-Playgo again?


Going to his club in New Jersey.  His Florida club that cost so much to join and so much each year is not open all year.
 
2017-04-21 01:13:38 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Several other right-wing journalists echoed those remarks, saying that for the first time ever, traditionally conservative journalists find themselves out of sync with their audience. They've found that standing athwart the Trump presidency, yelling stop, to paraphrase William F. Buckley Jr., is a lonely place to be.


[www.elcinedeloqueyotediga.net image 557x284]


You made it. Now, you have to figure out how to kill it.


Yep came in here to post Frankenstein if it hadn't been taken care of.
 
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