Monday, October 01, 2018

Channing Dungey is a failure


"TV: MURPHY BROWN was bad but Channing Dungey's far worse" (Ava and C.I., THE THIRD ESTATE SUNDAY REVIEW):
And that's another problem with this show.  Murphy abused her assistants.  Who wants to watch that today?

Certainly not the people at ABC.

Not the ones working for Extreme Bitch Channing Dungey.

They can take comfort in the prospect that Channing's days continue to dwindle.

She may be throwing even more things at the walls of her office and abusing her assistant -- ABC better get her ass to H.R. damn quick because two suits have had it with her bitchery and say it's enough to get her fired -- but it's the drama at the end of the storm.

See, bad news for bitches, GREY'S ANATOMY's debut was soft and the network itself, ABC, it's 27.5% lower in terms of ratings last week than the same week the year before.

That's not success.  MODERN FAMILY, on Wednesday night, launched its new season -- with approximately two million less viewers than last year.

Channing fired Roseanne Barr.  She did so without the consent of the shareholders or the board.  She just made a unilateral decision (which, some say, was based upon the fact that her looks have been called "simian" before so she didn't like Roseanne's joke about Planet of the Apes and War Criminal Valerie Jarrett).  That would have been fine if ABC were a taco stand that Channing ran or her own tax service.

But ABC is a media conglomerate.  It is huge business.

And Channing decided all by herself that she was going to fire Roseanne -- the star of ABC's hit program.  Because of a Tweet.

Channing took it upon herself to pretend that she was playing with her own money when, in fact, it was house money.

She never should have fired Roseanne.  Having fired Roseanne, she should have immediately told the cast -- who were all going to be paid for season two whether it was filmed or not -- "Do not say anything because we may do a season without Roseanne."

She didn't do that which led to the ridiculous Sara Gilbert trashing Roseanne in public -- trashing the woman who saved Sara's job for years when ABC wanted to fire Sara because Sara was a lesbian.  But there's no loyalty, so Sara tore into Roseanne publicly.

After that, Channing finally got the idea for a sitcom with all of the cast except Roseanne (one of us, the day Roseanne was fired, noted the show could continue without her -- that Channing didn't realize  that until weeks later goes to how stupid she is).  Too late.  Sara's public bitchery has harmed the show as much as Roseanne's firing.  She should never have been allowed to make the remarks that she did.

But Roseanne should never have been fired.  She Tweeted.  She Tweeted a bad joke.  If it was too much for the audiences, then that would become evident in the fall when the show returned.

Let the audience decide.

That was too much for Channing.  She wanted to pretend that she owned ABC when, in fact, she worked for ABC.  Or she's supposed to work for ABC.  Nothing she's doing right now warrants a pay check.  It does demand a pink slip.

Oh, and did we mention LAST MAN STANDING debuted on FOX last Friday?  And it had more viewers than MURPHY BROWN.

Why is it on FOX again?  Oh, that's right Channing cancelled it.  It was the highest rated scripted half-hour show ABC had.  But Channing cancelled it.  Another great decision by her, right?

It goes to why she's abusing her assistant and her underlings and why she's having screaming fits in her office and cursing out subordinates in the sort of langague that -- pay attention, Channing -- should result in being fired.

CBS knew before MURPHY BROWN aired that it was a turkey.  They also knew they only had to put up with 13 episodes.  Sadly, ABC has to put up with a lot more from Channing.  Sad for ABC stockholders, she's going to ruin the network a lot more before she finally gets fired.

ABC needs to fire that hideous Channing Dungey.  She is destroying the ratings of ABC.  They have nothing to brag about this season.  She took an axe to ROSEANNE by firing Roseanne Barr and that was the network's biggest show.

Having done that, it was incumbent on her to show up this fall with some outstanding programming choices that would pull in viewers.

She failed.  She is a failure.  Fire her.

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Monday, October 1, 2018. The KRG held elections and much more.

Let's start with some good news.  Neera Tanden finally found the man of her political dreams.  For years, people would caution her, "Neera, be practical.  You're just not impressive enough to land Satan."  But Neera had her heart set on being the First Lady in Hell and now, thanks to her merger with Bill Kristol, she's as close to that position as she's ever been.  Caitlin Johnstone (CONSORTIUM NEWS) reports:

 In a conference at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, “Resistance” leader and professional left-puncher Neera Tanden met with Iraq-raping neocon Bill Kristol to discuss bipartisanship and shared values. While leprechauns held hands and danced beneath candy rainbows and gumdrop Reaper drones, the duo engaged in a friendly, playful conversation with the event’s host in a debate format which was not unlike watching the Pillsbury Doughboy have a pillow fight with himself in a padded room after drinking a bottle of NyQuil.
To get the event started, the host whose name I refuse to learn asked the pair to discuss briefly what common ground such wildly different people could possibly share to make such a strange taboo-shattering dialogue possible.
“Issues around national security and believing in democratic principles as they relate to foreign policy,” replied Tanden. “And opposing authoritarianism, and opposing the kind of creeping populism that undermines democracy itself.”
Neera Tanden, in case you are unaware, is a longtime Clinton and Obama insider and CEO of the plutocrat-backed think tank Center for American Progress. Her emails featured prominently in the 2016 Podesta drops by WikiLeaks, which New Republic described as revealing “a pattern of freezing out those who don’t toe the line, a disturbing predilection for someone who is a kind of gatekeeper for what ideas are acceptable in Democratic politics.” Any quick glance at Tanden’s political activism and Twitter presence will render this unsurprising, as she often seems more concerned with attacking the Green Party and noncompliant progressive Democrats than she does with 
advancing progressive values. Her entire life is dedicated to keeping what passes for America’s political left out of the hands of the American populace.
Kristol co-signed Tanden’s anti-populist rhetoric and her open endorsement of neoconservative foreign policy, and went on to say that another thing he and Tanden have in common is that they’ve both served in government, which makes you realize that nothing’s black and white and everything’s kinda nebulous and amorphous so it doesn’t really matter if you, say for example, help deceive your country into a horrific blunder that ends up killing a whole lot of people for no good reason.

Following the above PDA, Tanden and Kristol are said to have retired to the two-star American Inn & Suites in Orange, California -- the cheapest accommodations near Yorba Linda and the Richard Nixon War Criminal Library and Museum -- which is where the two-some plan to hold both their reception and their first animal sacrifice.  Remember, boys and girls, the happy couple is registered at fetish stores near you.

Not sure whether The Problem From Hell Samantha Power was the couple's matron of honor or their handmaid, but she did crawl out from under her rock to Tweet.

You mean like you guys with Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Maidan, Kosovo...

I guess he told her.  I don't think people have laughed so hard at Samantha Power since those wedding photos.

Meanwhile, the KRG held elections Sunday.

Draw media's approximate breakdown of the seats the political parties gained in 30 September : 40-42, 21-23, 11-13, New Generation: 7-9, : 7-8, 5-6.

Like their hero and former leader, the party of Jalal Talabani just can't get it up which is why the PUK still can't come in first place.  If the results hold, this will be an improvement over third place to Gorran but long gone are the days when Kurds flocked to the Talabani's PUK.  Not even 80% of the votes have been counted so these numbers are not complete and things remain fluid.  KDP spokespeople are stating that they have 45 seats but, again, these numbers can change.  The results thus far appear to have sent Gorran into silence.

movement’s media expressed their joy after the polls ended and counting started, claiming that they have gained a big victory, but later they stopped covering results when they found out they were wrong.

Talabani hand-puppet Joel Wing looks at the early results and the KDP having won twice the seats as the PUK to insist that this means "the KDP - PUK domination" will continue.  The results thus far indicate only KDP domination.

: Latest result on the Kurdistan Region's Parliamentary Election For updates, follow here:

Only the anti-Barzani nut job Joel Wing could look at the current results and see good news for Talabani's PUK.  Some early results are showing the KDP with 46% of the votes and the PUK with 17%.  The PUK is not dominating anything.  That's why they started their usual crap of "voter fraud!" before the UN told them to knock it off.  Joel Wing has been either an idiot or a liar when it comes to the KRG repeatedly.  Wasn't it 2012 when he was telling us that Massoud Barzani had lost all support?  Bless crazy Joel Wing and the corporate press that props his tired ass up.

This morning on NPR's MORNING EDITION, Jane Arraf was hitting the crack pipe as she insisted
"the interesting thing is there are opposition parties."  She then goes on to call Gorran an older party.  Gorran, created by CIA seed-money does not have a long history.  "We did not see a lot of people," Arraf insisted of the one polling place that they went to in the morning and stayed all day.  It's really great that she can go to one polling place out of all the polling places in the three provinces -- not "regions," NPR -- and feels she can extrapolate from there.

Extrapolate?  I'm being kind and using it in place of "lying."

Jane always speaks for the prime minister -- whomever that is.  So this is a really hard time for her as Hayder al-Abadi is supposed to be on his way out and no one has emerged yet to be considered the new prime minister.  Poor, Jane.  It was so much easier when she was at CNN and could just broadcast whatever Saddam Hussein wanted her to.

One thing that is known about the elections yesterday:

's [journalist who was assassinated in 2013 in Kalar] widow Shirin Amin, will be a new MP of faction at the parliament. .

Yesterday, Isaiah's "Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Barbra Clones" and "Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Hogwarts" and Kat's  "Kat's Korner: Ann Wilson sings of and for the boys" and  "Kat's Korner: Cher gives us another classic" went up.  New content at THIRD: