3/3/09 1:21 PM

Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Thursday's numbers: O'Reilly 4.2 million!
FNC dominated daytime.

David Gregory graded.

Today's Rupert review.

Video: CNBC vs CNBC.

Dining with Megyn Kelly.

Hotline after dark.

Hot Toddy?

C-Span Video: Juan Williams and Bret Baier.

CNN innovations: more comedy, more commercials, and synth!

Stay classy, Keith.

Maddow: Political? Not us!

King's SotU: two previews.

MSNBC: TD Jakes, searchable vids.

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

I commented about the hatred that continues from the left (Olbermann's show last night after Bush's farewell speech) at OW....simply classless, hate-filled and typical.
These last 5 years have seen Olbermann claim illegality on the part of Bush and his many in his administration in regards to the methods they used to keep us safe from terrorism. I see no indictments, and I will bet anyone there will be none. The only thing I see is the same baseless lies and breathless consternation.
Keith Olbermann was shown to be wrong about his worry about the constitutionality of warrentless wiretapping. I still see no evidence Bush or anyone in the administration knew the WMD data was incorrect prior to the invasion of Iraq. Habeus corpus?....has Bush plucked any citizen off the street like Olbermann predicted?
The real results....no terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11.
Oh well. In a few days the feed for the hate will no longer be there and Olbermann will find he has nothing to inflame his small audience.
I am glad that the persident's farewell speech was optimistic, generous, grateful and kind.....It does not surprise me that the response from people like Olbermann has been hateful, immature, crude and classless. Bush has never responded in kind and that simple fact shows who is in true patriot.
January 16, 2009, 10:29:09 AM EST – Like – Reply

Right now I am watching the Strategy Room, and its from Iraq. Dagan MacDougall is hosting.
January 16, 2009, 10:47:25 AM EST – Like – Reply

I meant David, not Dagan, obviously.
January 16, 2009, 10:53:05 AM EST – Like – Reply

Apparently they do that Iraq thing on The Strategy Room every Friday.
January 16, 2009, 11:04:09 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I wasn't aware of that. Good info, cornycob.
January 16, 2009, 11:08:34 AM EST – Like – Reply

Megyn's a foodie!
Are my instincts impeccable or what?!
January 16, 2009, 11:08:46 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
cee, I have a feeling that olbyonesidedkanoby will start blaming obamas pitfalls, of which there will be plenty, on Bush/Cheney and their policies commencing on Jan 21st.
BTW, has anyone in the media/cable news mentioned that during this economic crisis obamas inauguration is going to cost upwards of $150 million?
January 16, 2009, 11:23:33 AM EST – Like – Reply

I forgot to tape the second part of Hannity's interview with Don Imus.
I was disappointed a bit with the first, but not because of Hannity, as I thought I might be.  
Always easy on the eye, Hannity is trying to be more edgy, less by rote, somehow in his new show. He seems more likable and "real".
As I mentioned, the Imus interview was a bit of a disappointment. That is chiefly because Imus has had a horse riding injury and seems frail and inert still. Not the same man. Here's to his full recovery!
I was hoping that in Part II of the interview there would be some good ole MSNBC bashing. At the time of Imus' ouster from the network, I was appalled by his treatment from some of his former colleagues and show regulars.  
I was particularly shocked by Wonkette founder, Anna Marie Cox, whose personage and blog, Imus hyped non-stop. Cox's " the morning after" piece, that she wrote about how uncomfortable she had always felt around Imus and the boys, made you want to shower after reading it.
Sort of like her blog.
If anyone saw the show and wouldn't mind summarizing (however, briefly) I'd appreciate it.
BTW-- We are FREEZING our collective bootays off 'round my neck of the woods.
January 16, 2009, 11:32:43 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Cece, just for you, here's the Imus video:
BTW, your favorite, Ms Cox, has a new job. She's joining Air America radio.
January 16, 2009, 11:36:22 AM EST – Like – Reply

Thanks so much, Johnny.
I'm not surprised about Cox. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised to find that she had joined Al Qaeda either. She's just THAT sort of fair weather friend.
January 16, 2009, 11:59:17 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
Cecelia | 01.16.09 - 12:04 pm | #  
January 16, 2009, 12:31:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

It's now Day 39 of Haggys inability to back-up his/her claim:
Bret Baier...He did something wrong...I just can't remember what...I'll get back to you.
Will today be the day when Haggy does something that is extremely un-haggylike? Will he/she actually back-up a claim with real facts? We'll see.
January 16, 2009, 12:50:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

Will he/she (Haggy) actually back-up a claim with real facts? We'll see.
Ashley | 01.16.09 - 12:55 pm | #  
To quote john t, "Well if you're waiting for one from me, how about holding your breath until you get it."

January 16, 2009, 1:52:38 PM EST – Like – Reply

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January 16, 2009, 3:17:59 PM EST – Like – Reply