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Megyn Kelly on White House Christmas Party: ‘Boy oh Boy Did I See a Lot of MSNBC Anchors’

Two primetime Fox Newsers turned up in late night last night.

In a coincidental booking, Megyn Kelly was on Jimmy Kimmel on ABC, while Bill O’Reilly dropped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC. Both Kelly and O’Reilly were first time guests on Kimmel and Meyers, respectively.

Over on CBS, NBC’s Tom Brokaw paid a visit to “Late Show with David Letterman.”

With Meyers, O’Reilly talked politics, specifically Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and O’Reilly declared victory in the war on Christmas. With Letterman, Brokaw talked about his Presidential Medal of Freedom honor, his new NBC Sports Network show and his health: “Things are going along as well as they possibly could be. And I’m at a stage now where I really worry about other cancer patients because I’m on a good track.”

With Kimmel, Kelly talked about her experience at the White House Christmas party Tuesday night. “Is there a separate section for Fox News,” Kimmel joked. “You mean somewhere other than outside in the rain?,” Kelly said, adding, “Boy or boy, did I see a lot of MSNBC anchors. I think they got a few more invitations than we got.” WATCH: Read more

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‘Oh, God, It’s Mom’: Political Strategist Brothers Scolded by Mom on C-SPAN

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Brad and Dallas Woodhouse bring a built-in political argument everywhere they go. But their Mom says leave that stuff in Washington when you come home for Christmas. “I’m hoping you’ll have some of this out of your system when you come here for Christmas,” Joy Woodhouse warned her sons on live television. “I would really like a peaceful Christmas and I love you both.”

The Woodhouse brothers were on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” Tuesday morning to talk about a documentary, “Woodhouse Divided”, that examines their unique sibling rivalry–Brad Woodhouse is president of American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research organization, and Dallas Woodhouse is president of Carolina Rising, a conservative political organization headquartered in North Carolina.

The brothers had no idea the caller “Joy in North Carolina” was Mom until she began scolding them about having a nice, friendly holiday. “Oh, God, it’s Mom,” said Dallas Woodhouse.

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That Time Richard Engel Was Going to be a Human Shield for Saddam Hussein

NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is back in New York this week and last night was on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Engel talked about the Senate report on CIA torture, and his experience covering the Middle East for the last 10+ years.

Engel talked about a reporting trip to Iraq before the U.S. invasion when he “volunteered to be a human shield” for former dictator Saddam Hussein in exchange for a visa to enter the country. He got in, and told Meyers what happened next:

Barack Obama Becomes Stephen Colbert Being Bill O’Reilly: ‘How Hard Can This Be?’


Pres. Obama sits down with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos today. The interview will air on “Noticiero Univision,” the network’s evening newscast, tonight, with the full interview airing on Ramos’ Sunday public affairs show “Al Punto.”

Last night, the president made his first — and last — in-person appearance on the “Colbert Report” which was taped at George Washington University. Colbert is winding down the show next week, as he takes over “Late Show” on CBS next year. Before the interview, the president took over the show, doing his best Stephen Colbert. “How hard can this be?” WATCH: Read more

Chris Rock Says He’d Love to Report for ’60 Minutes’ in Ferguson…’And It Would Be Funny’

2011-topic-celeb-chris-rockIn an extensive interview with Frank Rich in New York magazine, comedian Chris Rock talks about television, President Obama, and the news business. He compares Obama to CBS’ Les Moonves, arguing that Obama’s mistake has been trying, like CBS, to appeal to everyone. “The thing liberals don’t like about Obama is that he’s a network guy. He’s kind of Les Moonves. He’s trying to get everybody. And I think he’s figured out, and maybe a little late, that there’s some people he’s never going to get.”

Asked to evaluate Obama’s legacy, Rock said “everybody wanted Michael Jordan, right? We got Shaq. That’s not a disappointment. You know what I mean? We got Charles Barkley. It’s still a Hall of Fame career.”

Rock also said he’d love to be a correspondent on CBS’ “60 Minutes”:

What would you want to cover?

I would cover anything. I mean, I’d be in Ferguson right now, and it would be in-depth, and it would be funny.

It’s hard to do funny in journalism.

No, it’s not. It’s all in the cut.

What would you do in Ferguson that a standard reporter wouldn’t?

I’d do a special on race, but I’d have no black people.

Colbert Offers ‘Survival Tips from GMA’

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Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert says “when it comes to blowing it out for ratings, no one blows harder than ‘Good Morning America’.”

Colbert notes that GMA’s Matt Gutman has been focusing on something “every American can relate to–fighting off bears and sharks.”

“These GMA tips are absolutely critical to survive an attack that GMA just as critically admits will never happen,” Colbert said.

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Jon Stewart Drops by CNN

On this Election Day 2014, Jon Stewart is in the belly of the beast.

The man responsible for the cancelation of “Crossfire” (the first time), who launched a campaign earlier this year to buy the company, and who, earlier this week, called the network “an opportunity squandered,” was at CNN today for an interview with Christiane Amanpour. Stewart tells Amanpour he didn’t vote today, because, having just moved out of New York State, he doesn’t know where his polling place is. (After the jump)

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Who’s Gonna Win? Who’s Gonna Lose? And Who Cares?

Chuck Todd was on “Colbert Report” last night, pushing his new book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House,” and teeing up today’s midterm elections. “I think it could take until January,” Todd says of the final results. “We’ll have runoffs in Louisiana. And a runoff in Georgia in January.”

“Chuck, if I have to keep talking about the midterms after tomorrow night, I will go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

Final ‘Colbert Report’ is Dec. 18

You’ll only have about 7 more weeks of “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, which is probably just fine with Sean Hannity.

“On December 18, my show is ending,” Colbert announced last night, just before a bit on voter apathy about the midterms, which included George Takei. “The 2014 midterms are the most expensive ever, costing $4 billion, and nobody is watching. It’s like the ‘Lone Ranger’ of elections.”

Colbert takes over for David Letterman when Letterman steps down from CBS’s the “Late Show” expected to be in May.

Conan Mocks CNN’s ‘Over The Top’ Ebola Coverage

What’s that you say, Conan O’Brien? You think cable news coverage of the Ebola outbreak has been “over the top” and even “insane”? The ginger-haired host took a well-produced shot at corporate cousin CNN’s breathless coverage following an incident that interrupted the monologue.