1/18/10 12:31 PM

Tuesday Cable News LInks and Open Thread

Katie Couric: 45 minutes w/Glenn Beck.

Monday's numbers: FNC sweeps! Weekend numbers.

Joe vs Glenn.  Profile: Malkin.

Olbermann oversight?  Obama's bad idea?

Chryon craziness.  Hotline after dark.

Marketing: Beck-style.  CNN digital tops web.

Updated through the day.  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.




Pat Pomeroy
Do you get the impression Beck will say anything to win the favor of the person he is talking with at the moment? That's a give away. The answer is demonstrably "yes". But, there is a big, "Why?". Some sort of need for approval and some sense of inferiority. The Curic interview was just nuts. Beck was all over the place whilst being no place.
September 22, 2009, 3:52:38 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
HELL HAS FROZEN OVER!!!!!!
 
From the Liar in Chief of News Hounds......
 
"After watching the video of the complete segment, I have to say O’Reilly seems to be right, though I had to watch it three times before I made up my mind."
 
Has News Hounds changed it's ways? Are they now going to give us the whole story when they decide to publish one of their rants?
 
OH, my, I think I'm having a case of the vapors!!!!!
 
p.s. Hey, Ellen, I already told you this after you posted your first lie about the story.
 
But keep up the good work. Your web site might jump from 84 to 83 any day now.
September 22, 2009, 7:52:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"The Curic interview was just nuts. Beck was all over the place whilst being no place."
 
You may be right, but other than one preview snippet I haven't seen it yet since it doesn't go online until 7:00 pm tonight. Could you please tell us where you saw it so we can all watch it hours before everyone else?
September 22, 2009, 8:31:18 AM EDT – Like – Reply


chris
re: Chryon: LOL (on CNBC no less)
 
re:Olby: "do as I say....not as I do"  
 
re: Obama: bad idea period. Obama is the same person who has said over and over "hold me accountable" and when one network does that, he acts like a baby, and won't go on.
September 22, 2009, 11:25:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Re: "Olbermann oversight?": I commented on this at Mediaite: "No, thank you, Steve. ... Keith is extremely thin skinned in addition to being a consistent hypocrite and a bully."
September 22, 2009, 11:40:13 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
If that Clinton chyron had been on Fox, the Hideous Hens would have been all over it for another of their silly reasons.
 
Sometimes their stuff is just childish.
September 22, 2009, 12:05:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
Olbermann is always looking for affronts to his character.
 
He must have been a very annoying child....his feelings always hurt.
 
Add his well known hypocrisy and he is one heck of a putz.
September 22, 2009, 12:10:33 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
And guess who showed up at Mediaite to attack me: Scott Patrick Heckman. I can't go anywhere without him showing up.
September 22, 2009, 12:38:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Guest
And guess who showed up at Mediaite to attack me: Scott Patrick Heckman. I can't go anywhere without him showing up.
Mike C. | Homepage | 09.22.09 - 12:43 pm | #  
 
Well Mike, the l'il feller is an extremely pathetic pour soul who has no life. Unfortunately for you, you are all there is in the world that gives him joy and happiness.
 
I just read his post. Apparently without realizing, the imbecilic little guy implied that the MSNBC motto is Keith is a Bully.
 
After all of these months, Patrick/Eric/Weston/Troyer/Alf Rankenstein finally gets one right.
September 22, 2009, 1:13:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
anon @ 1:18 = me
September 22, 2009, 1:33:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
In his latest comment over at Mediaite, once again responding to Mike C, the l'il feller is claiming that Cankles has a pulitzer prize. Such a pour soul the little guy is.
September 22, 2009, 1:49:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Oh, and the l'il feller now claims that Dr. Tiller committed suicide.
September 22, 2009, 1:51:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Maybe it's time Mr. Heckman received a visit from my cousin Anthony "Big Tony" Fabrizio.
 
I think he'll be available after he "finishes" his current "job".
September 22, 2009, 2:13:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Did Fox News tell you that one on the employees the RW managed to get fired, one on the people who expressed a willingness to help the pimp & the prostitute, had reported the incident to the police?  
 
Fox News is beginning to discover that a news organization is only as good as the credibility it has and Fox News has ZERO credibility.
 
;>))
Abby | 09.22.09 - 2:41 pm | #  
 
Let's see now. The man reports the incident to the police and then he gets fired. Something fishy here.
September 22, 2009, 3:59:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ImNotBlue
Joe continues to be a buffoon. He wants so dearly to be popular, and to have people like him, that he'll say virtually anything to get attention. Right now, going after Beck is the hot ticket... so he'll do that.
 
After all this time, does anybody really know what Joe stands for? He bends with the wind, and then blathers on about his "time in congress"... sans that "nasty bit" at the end.
 
Oh, Joe... you can get ratings with principals... not by regurgitating the flavor of the month.
September 22, 2009, 4:24:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"had reported the incident to the police? "
 
To be more accurate, I believe that should be phrased talked to a relative of his who is a policeman, several days later. If true, quite different from actually calling the police.
September 22, 2009, 4:43:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Let's see now. The man reports the incident to the police and then he gets fired. Something fishy here.
Blackflon | Homepage | 09.22.09 - 4:04 pm | #  
 
As I understand it, it was the guy from San Diego who reported it to the police several days after the event. The same event where the same guy advised the undercover folks that he had a contact for human smuggler assistance.
September 22, 2009, 4:53:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
You may be right, but other than one preview snippet I haven't seen it yet since it doesn't go online until 7:00 pm tonight. Could you please tell us where you saw it so we can all watch it hours before everyone else?
johnny dollar | Homepage | 09.22.09 - 8:36 am | #  
 
It's the same 'prescience' that the News Hounds display, by always knowing the entire gist of a segment simply by viewing a 30 second soundbite at a blueblog site.
 
It's called militancy. Put a philosophical fork in these folks. They're done.
September 22, 2009, 6:03:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
Joe's attack does not surprise me, he is trying to get his morning talk radio program going and has been a total bomb up against Gallagher, Ingraham & Beck. He just wanted to draw attention to himself & I guess he did. Problem remains re his failing radio effort though. Joe would be better served to go after the rest of the Messnbc nut jobs & leave real talk radio stars alone.
September 22, 2009, 6:09:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Re: Olbermann oversight
 
Olbermann makes accusations in nearly every segment of his tv show and won't even relay an accused person's reply to the charge, let alone let them appear on air to make a defense.
 
This guy could live in a house of mirrors and never see himself.
September 22, 2009, 6:16:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply


chris
left wing blogs are all atwitter about this statement from beck:
 
"I Think John McCain Would Have Been Worse for the Country than Barack Obama"
 
but what is missing? Beck has NEVER really been a fan of McCain. Oh someone did a write-up about it and forgot to mention that. And if you google "glenn beck and John McCain" you get 2,500,000 hits and this link to glennbeck.com:
 
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/5116/
 
so it really isnt breaking news.
September 22, 2009, 6:27:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Chris,
 
That's part of their sense of prescience that I mention above.
 
Anything off-script throws some critics for a loop.
 
Let any non-liberal media personality give an opinion that isn't according to stereotype and it's reams of pixels spent on venturing that so-n-so is moving to the right...to the left... he's doing the hokey pokey and turning all around...etc.
 
It makes you wonder if these people are just straight down the line unwavering leftists themselves, that they get so worked up when a public person shows the same sort of variations in their politics that most of people naturally harbor.
September 22, 2009, 8:03:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Good find, Chris. Beck said in his program just tonight that he never was a Bush fan. Ya think? :lol:
September 22, 2009, 8:12:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply


chris
Cecelia | 09.22.09 - 8:08 pm |
 
good thing I don't have a "script" for Beck and others in the media  
 
Fox Fan | 09.22.09 - 8:17 pm |
 
thanks. LW blogs will paint Beck one way, but I'm curious about the other side to the story.
September 22, 2009, 9:19:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Beckel vs Beckel on Hannity was excellent television. Worthy of a second segment, too bad it was only one.
 
Glad to hear that Graham Beckel is conservative..
 
As I write this on my BB, I hear Hannity toss out an OS style "Shocker!"
September 22, 2009, 9:35:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Up to this point there had been only two things in the world that really caused me fear.
 
1. My husband, in a helpful mood, attempting to do the laundry.
 
2. Nancy Grace
 
3. And now the fact that Bob Beckel has procreated.
September 23, 2009, 2:34:06 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
Wait a sec....Olbermann was hosting COUNTDOWN Monday night and only garnered under 300K in the demo, THIRD to Nancy Grace in second place?.....Oh my, not good news for MSNBC. That young demo, as Olbermann as stated in the past, IS EVERYTHING!
 
Maddow was third to geriatric hour (LKL) in both demo and total, again. Tsk, tsk.
 
Regarding Beck, he did well in defending his POV, and that is what really matters in a free society. Some (Joe Scarborough) may want to shut it down by crying "hate speech," but that just is not the case....how about rebutting Beck's factual points that support his opinion?
 
Oh, wait....that would mean THINKING and considering other POV and that's just not how MSNBC is run.....too bad.
September 23, 2009, 8:16:30 AM EDT – Like – Reply