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“Say What?” + Open Thread

“Say what?” I thought as I caught a few moments of The Five this week. Ms. Wintour is getting herself quite a prize, eh?

Greg Gutfeld. Fox News execs have realized they’ve found a winner in Greg Gutfeld. He’s witty, irreverent, quick, and doesn’t give a damn what other people think. I first saw Gutfeld late at night on Red Eye, then he joined the panel on The Five, and now he’s a regular on O’Reilly.

Mediaite‘s article on Gutfeld discusses his growing popularity. From “Summer Of Gutfeld? Strong Ratings For Both Red Eye And The Five“:

Greg Gutfeld has been having a pretty good summer.

For one, Red Eye had its second highest delivery ever (following September 2009) for P2+ and adults age 25 to 54. The 3 a.m. show is also up 43 percent in viewers age 25 – 54 and 40 percent in total viewers compared to this time last year, beating out several daytime programs on rival networks. Here are some of the bigger shows that Gutfeld/Red Eye beats: CNN’s John King USA and American Morning and MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan and Andrea Mitchell.

Gutfeld’s The Five is also faring well. … beating out both CNN and MSNBC combined in that time slot and remaining a top 10 cable news program. Plus? The show has held onto over two thirds of its audience throughout its rotating lineup of various hosts. Viewers are evidently also sticking around to watch Bret Baier at 6 p.m., making him #3 in cable news shows.

My beef with Fox is that they’ve eliminated the repeat of Baier’s show at 4 a.m. ET (1:00 a.m. PT).

Here’s more Gutfeld:

Okay, here’s one more Gutfeld with a comment by me below:

One Christmas holiday weekend, my adult child and I decided to get away from our crazy relatives, so we headed to Canada.

We had to return early because adult child had to work. She kept mentioning — hinting! — that she’d really love to have a home-cooked Thanksgiving-type / Christmas-type dinner. So, since I still had a couple days off, I went to the grocery store and got one of those Tofurkeys. I also made mashed potatoes the old-fashioned way. Lots of small white potatoes, mashed, with some soy milk, butter, seasonings, fresh parsley, and a smidgen of onion and garlic tossed in. (Sometimes I use recipes, but I love tossing in whatever I think will add some zest to a dish.) So, we had a great dinner, with other veggies, etc.

The Tofurkey? It’s not like turkey. But it tastes pretty darn good. It is made by Yves, a great Canadian company. If you ever want to try one of their products, I suggest trying their hotdogs, especially the spicy ones. They are delicious! Just toss some mustard and diced onion on them, and they taste very much like a regular hotdog.

That was one, if not the best, holidays I’ve ever enjoyed. One reason is that I noticed, while we were in Canada, that Canadians treat themselves better than we in the U.S. For example, on Christmas Day, almost nothing was open. We went to a couple movies, and rented Zoolander at the small hotel we stayed at. However, I noticed, there was NO newspaper published that day. Nor could we find a restaurant open, except for one at the hotel where we stayed,

At that time, in the U.S., huge newspapers were packed with ads for after-holiday sales. (Maybe they still are. I haven’t bought a newspaper in ages.) That’s my way of saying that a lot of newspaper employees in the U.S., that year, had to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Meanwhile, up north, other journalists were enjoying a day off with family and lots of good food. Sometimes, I’ve thought of moving to Canada. Not to leave the U.S., of course. I would want to keep my citizenship here. But I like the friendly people and the slower pace of living there.

  • MG6

    If this is true:

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-military-leaders-lied-about-osamas-death-date/

    That would explain the removal of the admiral and general.

  • KenoshaMarge
  • MG6

    Here is a video about Islam from ex Muslims…

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=lxdoztoBEuc

  • MG6

    This video was done an an ex Muslim from Spain….
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q_FWONoY2S0

    Hopefully, he’ll survive.

  • getfitnow
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  • samb1

    Well after a week of the Fiscal Cliff
    I needed a Martini Friday break and some music.
    Have a good weekend everyone.

    Boz Scaggs “BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqR1SpkBvg8

  • getfitnow

    Late Breaking News!

    A powerful earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Friday afternoon,
    the U.S. Geological Survey said. The 7.3 magnitude quake hit 306 miles east
    northeast of Tokyo, the USGS said. (ABC News)

  • KenoshaMarge

    Tina Brown to Newsweek Staff:
    Merry Christmas; You’re Fired

    more: http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2012/12/06/Newsweek-Drops-the-Layoff-Bomb-on-Its-Employees

    Oh my, isn’t this the kind of thing only those evil, conservative, old, white men do?
    At least she hasn’t killed someone’s spouse with cancer so I guess she gets a pass. Oh wait, she’s liberal, she’ll get a pass anyway. Silly me.

  • KenoshaMarge

    I love Greg Gutfeld! He’s bright and witty. He’s also the kind of a voice that conservatives need.
    Terrific that he’s paired in the one piece with Nick Gillespie who I also like very much most of the time.

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  • buzzlatte3

    If Bill Maher can be un-PC: Anna Wintour? Isn’t that the terminally stupid nominating the terminally frigid and ugly?

  • Propertius

    I think we should make her the new Ambassador to Libya.

    • buzzlatte3

      Oh, but she could improve their couture!

    • HELENK2

      bill mahar would be so much better there. with his hatred for women he would fit right in with the fruitcakes

  • HELENK2
    • buzzlatte3

      ….just more redistribution. Money for nothing and your ‘checks’ for free…sorry Dire Straits

  • HELENK2
  • getfitnow

    o/t but how’s that recovery working out for you? didn’t That One say this week the economy is about to come roaring back?

    **********************

    U.S. Unadjusted Unemployment Shoots Back Up

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/159104/unadjusted-unemployment-shoots-back.aspx

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without
    seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up
    significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup’s seasonally adjusted
    unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October’s
    rate.

    **********************

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo

  • HELENK2

    funny how the hollywood types that want everybody but them to pay more to the government, do more filming in Canada then in the USA because it is cheaper to do so

  • getfitnow

    Hey, I hear the Libyan Ambassadorship is vacant.

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Irony. I love it. GetFit, thank you so much … such a nice note and I noticed what was on that piece of paper.

  • HELENK2

    I like the FIVE. there is great give and take with all of the five. yes sometimes bob beckel can be over the top, but the other four work well with him.

    Gutfeld and McGurk are just wonderful together.

    this is politics without the ugly and how it should be

    • BronwynsHarbor

      i agree. It is hard to find videos of them, however. I had to go to YouTube to find that one. I think they’on every Friday.

      Agree about Beckel. But he’s a good-hearted guy … just a bit addled. They DO work well with him, and seem fond of him

      • elizabethrc

        I can’t give him much credit for being a good guy. Sure, he has rather abstract ideas about charity, religion, small dogs and children, but I’ve watched and listened to him for several decades and he is a street fighter who is a little too intent on decimating his foes,not unlike Obama. He’s been greatly reined in by FOX because when he first came on he was really unpleasant and obscene.
        I’m not so sure how fond of him the others are. They treat him a little like the irrepressibley grouchy, obdurate uncle everyone puts up with but doesn’t really respect that much.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I quit watching The Five because I simply cannot tolerate Bob Beckel or Juan Williams and their smug faces any longer.
      In fact I’ve quit watching any news programming, especially those that pretend to be commenting about politics. Too many, and that includes most especially FOX took a stick to Romney after the election. I cannot respect or support that.

      I do miss Greg and Dana.

    • elizabethrc

      Beckel may have run Carter’s campaign, but he’s lost without his talking points written down on paper. His idea of discussions is to get mad when anyone criticizes Obama. He seems fixated on the man and feels he is his official defender. He comes off as a bit pathetic and out of touch.
      Bravo to the other panelists who so often stop him in his tracks. They don’t let him get away with his guff. That’s something the Republican congresspeople could take a lesson in doing.