3/3/09 1:21 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Weekend cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

Toobin transgression?

Video: Coop on Regis.

Santelli's rant a conspiracy!?

David Gregory: closet Republican?

Iran arrests reporter.

Sunday talkers: HuffPo recap.

MSNBC racism? Deficient disclosure?

More NewsCorp jockeying.

Twittermania.

Profile: Glenn Beck.

Q&A: Huck.

Red Eye reams Olbermann:


Use our valuable bandwidth to post your comments on any and all cable news topics in this weekend's open thread. Standard rules apply.




Cecelia
Gosh, it's awfully quiet around here.
February 28, 2009, 9:09:48 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I think strict moderation may be enacted. I posted a comment last night that never got through even though it was just a few links to photoshopped Olbys for OS.
 
Does anyone actually follow twitter's "tweets"? I may be in difference with some here (no surprise) in saying that there isn't a soul out there that I am interested enough in to check up on whether they're feeding their cat or plucking their nosehairs.  
 
*tweet*having coffee now
*tweet*sexy red pumps Cece
 
These media elites who think their lives are so important that their menial thoughts merit public attention testifies to their narcissistic mentalities. Who gives a twat about these twits' tweets?
February 28, 2009, 11:11:04 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Haloscan had a major problem yesterday, Johnny had a notice about it on the Friday page.
February 28, 2009, 11:59:43 AM EST – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Johnny, I see the MUtts have given you a thread on their forum. It appears they are becoming obsessed with your site. Of course the comments are the usual personal attacks and ignorance they use on their main board.
 
This probably means you pissed them off somewhere along the line.
 
I mentioned to them that they could not handle criticism well and they have banned me.
February 28, 2009, 12:02:38 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thereby proving you to be correct! Yes, I believe 'obsessed' is the proper word. What's amazing is how much fiction is in that thread. Some Einstein there pasted in quotes he says I wrote he took from an article that I didn't write! Oops.
February 28, 2009, 12:06:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I made the mistake of checking out the thread on the NH site a few days ago. I didn't stay long as I had to then go take a bath in ammonia and rinse my eyes with clorox bleach. I'm feeling better now.
 
Those people are nuts! Though I did find it interesting that the l'il feller appears to be obsessed with me. A real mancrush it looks like, can't blame him though, after all, besides being so modest I really am quite adorable! But seriously, those people are nuts. They claim that you (J$) are completely irrelevant, yet spend 24/7 talking about you. I repeat, those people are nuts!
February 28, 2009, 12:32:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


Blackflon
Ashley. They are not so much nuts as they are ignorant. Their whole premise seems to be that FOX is the worst news organization out there. They like to throw the words "racist" and fascist" around. That makes any argument they have useless.
 
The ladies who write for them usually twist their stories to fit their own agenda.
February 28, 2009, 12:46:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I just read the official NHs J$ thread. The overwhelming subject is how people here whine. Of course, every comment that complains about us whiners is...you guessed it! Whining.
 
So sorry someone is here to piss on your parade of lies about FNC, you whining mutts!
 
http://www.dogproblemsolutions.com/how_stop_dog_whining.php
"Whining is a way of communicating that tells us our dog is upset, scared, or in pain."
February 28, 2009, 2:24:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Blackflon
One has to wonder about the double standard of the Mutts. They only seem to casre about the perceived racism at Fox while MSNBC shows their overt racism with guests like Garafalo.
 
Of course they will tell us that they only care about Fox's racism while forgiving it at other venues.
 
You;re either against ALL racism or you're not. You can't be selective.
February 28, 2009, 3:34:47 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I didn't even notice the notice.  
 
I need to wear my reading glasses more often.
February 28, 2009, 4:15:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
FNC broadcasting Rush speaking at C-PAC. I can imagine the howling from the left that we'll be hearing, and Olbermann going into vapor lock. Limbaugh and FNC will be WPITW for the next month.
February 28, 2009, 5:51:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


CNN Showed Him Too
CNN showed at least a part of Rush's speech as well. I don't know how much of it they showed because I was only flipping through the channels when I saw it.
February 28, 2009, 6:58:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Caleb Howe
Olbermann Smears Jindal ... with an easily debunked dailykos lie.
February 28, 2009, 8:49:32 PM EST – Like – Reply


Aeris Gainsborough
To CNN Showed Him Too:
 
Sadly, CNN showed the whole g--dam- thing, along with FOX News.
 
Happily, MSNBC did not even cover one second of "Jabba The Hut" speaking.
 
No wonder why Keith Olbermann calls "Jabba The Hut," "Comedian," because the crowd was laughing AT LEAST 50% of the time, and also, "Jabba The Hut" also used "Democrat (might have said Democrap) Party"!!!
 
On the sickening video, about Olbermann, Alison Rosen (who looks worse than Rachel Maddow, and/or Jeanane Garofalo,) said around 2 Minutes, 12 Seconds:
 
"[bleep] man, she's no good for the sisterhood"
 
Can anyone identify the bleep?
February 28, 2009, 11:44:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Alison Rosen looks worse than Maddow (an efeminite boy) or Garafalo (beat up biker/hippie)? Fat chance.
 
"Can anyone identify the bleep?"  
 
Have you no imagination? Too easy.
March 1, 2009, 12:27:28 AM EST – Like – Reply


Whoa
Come on now, Aeris, she said "B----es, man..." and how in the hell does Alison Rosen look worse than Maddow?
March 1, 2009, 3:32:47 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
"Alison Rosen (who looks worse than Rachel Maddow, and/or Jeanane Garofalo,)"
 
I can fathom your not liking Rosen, but THAT comment is just biscuit-eating dumb...
March 1, 2009, 3:46:51 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I don't know if I've ever seen a sleazier interview in my life than the one of Matthews interviewing Santelli.
 
Matthews has most certainly taken the occasional cheap shot in an interview, but nothing like this.
 
Telling Santelli that his name is now ranked up there with Limbaugh and Hannity, as well as demanding to know who he voted for, is an attempt to marginalize him in a way generally seen in blog comment boards rather than by a professional news analyst.
 
Who did you vote for, Chris? How did the the people who help you decide the direction of each of your shows vote?
 
Is this the standard you wish to set for yourself too? That we screen every remark you make solely in light of your political leanings, rather than your experience and intelligence? That we assume that you have a vested interest in using an economic crisis to facilitate democratic socialist policies that you've thought best for the country since you were in college?  
 
Do you really wish to have NO friends to the right?
March 1, 2009, 11:53:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Just back from an excellent weekend at the rugby....Scotland won  
I'm still a tad woolly headed but felt I needed to comment on this.
 
Bill said Friday to Beck...He would never call any of the folk calling for Bush administration inquires about their illegal use of torture anti-American.
I suppose he'll just use a on screen graphic to call them anti-American then...Like he did on his show dated 29th Jan 2007...Where he called Sean Penn Anti-American in a graphic....But as he did on Friday...back in 2007 he also said this "I don't want to say that they're anti-American"
 
http://mediamatters.org/items/200701310010
 
So it looks as if Bill will be digging out those anti-American graphics again....just so he doesn't have to say it
 
Also in the video (link above) you hear Malkin saying that the folk on the left just want Bush to fail in Iraq....But back in present times....Malkin told C-Span viewers (Saturday I think) that she wanted President Obama to fail....Hypocrisy anyone?
March 1, 2009, 1:22:52 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Gosh, it's awfully quiet around here.
Cecelia | 02.28.09 - 9:14 am |
 
See....Your missing me
March 1, 2009, 1:52:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Haggis -  
 
Hypocrisy is condemning BOR for things he didn't do, while completely ignoring K"C"O for things he did do.
March 1, 2009, 2:23:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Ashley | 03.01.09 - 2:28 pm |
 
My head may be woolly after a good fill of 80/- over the weekend....But Ashley you've severally spinning there...My post must a hit a raw nerve...and your simply trying to avert folk away from my excellent analysis.
Ashley...3...2....1.....What about Bret Baier??....Don't disappoint me
March 1, 2009, 2:45:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Ashley | 03.01.09 - 2:28 pm |
 
When have you ever criticised BOR? Facts are needed here.
You do exactly what you claim I do
March 1, 2009, 3:07:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
and your simply trying to avert folk away from my excellent analysis.
Ashley...3...2....1.....What about Bret Baier??....Don't disappoint me  
Haggis | 03.01.09 - 2:50 pm | #  
 
Your analysis? You stole the whole thing from media matters. Your analysis? Your entire tirade was a rewrite from those clowns.
 
What about BB? First you slimed him, then you claimed you didn't, and I proved that you did then you lied about it.
March 1, 2009, 4:19:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
You do exactly what you claim I do
Haggis | 03.01.09 - 3:12 pm | #  
 
Well then Haggy, if it is only a claim, perhaps you can show us where you've criticized Olby.
March 1, 2009, 4:20:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
When have you ever criticised BOR? Facts are needed here.
You do exactly what you claim I do
Haggis | 03.01.09 - 3:12 pm | #  
 
I've been critical of BOR, particularly in his views over "big oil" and the profits the oil company make.
 
But you Haggy - seemed to stand by and attack us when we've gone after Olbermann for his slimes against McCain and Petraeus.
March 1, 2009, 4:40:34 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I wonder if we're going to see that media matters piece parroted over at some other site, alone with a "hat tip to Haggis" from Ellen?
March 1, 2009, 4:49:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
See....Your missing me
Haggis | 03.01.09 - 1:57 pm |
 
I might miss you if you got a new gig.  
 
This one where you stand on the ball and clap your fins, is way way old.
March 1, 2009, 5:00:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
I wonder if we're going to see that media matters piece parroted over at some other site, alone with a "hat tip to Haggis" from Ellen?  
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.01.09 - 4:54 pm  
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OH! That would probably be a cardinal sin to you, wouldn't it?
 
Seeing that every article you post comes from some other blog. Mostly a RW blog or a RW author.
March 1, 2009, 5:58:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
FNC doing a replay of Rush's speech from CPAC. 9 PM Eastern tonight, on America's #1 Cable News Network!
March 1, 2009, 6:00:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Every single article I post comes from some other blog? Can you prove that? Oh, and there's mostly RW blogs or RW authors? I'd like you to document that as well.
March 1, 2009, 6:17:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Top ten J$P search queries for February:
 
newshounds
shep
mr
philby
gilbert
haggis
miss
ho
did
olbermann
March 1, 2009, 6:39:37 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I see Wesley Clark making his second appearance on FNC (that I've seen) in three days. Looks like his Big Exclusive Contract with MSNBC has run out and didn't get renewed.
March 1, 2009, 7:16:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
Seeing that every article you post comes from some other blog. Mostly a RW blog or a RW author.
john t | Homepage | 03.01.09 - 6:03 pm | #  
 
Johnny you know you made the big time when you have john t come out of the woodwork. It's like the spinning tail chaser's except he's chasing the light on the wall like a kitty.

Edited By Siteowner
March 1, 2009, 7:23:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
Every single article I post comes from some other blog? Can you prove that? Oh, and there's mostly RW blogs or RW authors? I'd like you to document that as well.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.01.09 - 6:22 pm
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Just look at the topics on this thread. Not a single one was written by you. They're all from some other site. Excuse me, of course I should have said, except the ones you write about NewsHounds.
March 1, 2009, 7:55:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
OK so you're ducking out of claiming I haven't written a single article. That's step one. Now step two: please document that they are "mostly RW" blogs and/or authors. You can take today's links as an example, or if you're really adventurous you can check out all the links from the past seven days. I'm curious to see what percentage of the links are from RW blogs.
 
Or you can admit you were wrong and take back that part of your charge as well. The choice is yours.
March 1, 2009, 8:01:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
OK so you're ducking out of claiming I haven't written a single article.
 
johnny dollar | Homepage | 03.01.09 - 8:06 pm  
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Show me one topic you wrote in this topic article.
March 1, 2009, 8:26:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
You said "every single article" I post comes from another blog. Don't try to use your usual trick of moving the goalposts and changing what you said. You didn't specify "this topic article" before so don't try to do so now.
 
Anyhow I'm waiting for your documentation that most of my links are from RW blogs/authors. If you want to address that your comments will go thru. Anything else will be held until you either present your documentation or admit you're wrong and take back what you said.
March 1, 2009, 8:36:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
John t has no interest in the truth or in rectifying his self-tarnished image here. Don't expect a response of any relevance.
 
-Bigg Draws
March 1, 2009, 9:33:41 PM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck Norton
Hey Johnny, I posted the raw video of Olby and Garofolo last Friday when I first saw it. In case anyone needs it here is the link. As always you rock.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7_RNc0xA0A&feature=channel_page
March 1, 2009, 10:40:06 PM EST – Like – Reply