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Monday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Audio: Chris Wallace slams MSNBC. Chris scolds tv critics.

Friday's numbers.

Contradictory conspiracies: yesterday's, today's. Is it tiime for full disclosure?

Fox & Friends expands.
Alisyn moves to weekends.

Greta gets Brett. Preview.

Nguyen in Myanmar.

The Huck Factor?

The left's favorite Republican? Snark. Video: Joe silences Mika.

Inside MSNBC's green room.

Larry King, author.

Tony Snow: Wall Street Journal, Howard Kurtz, Bill Kristol, Sunday shows.

Fox haters express condolences. More.

Alan's hate mail.

Hot & Not.

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread.




Guest
wasnt fox and friends ALWAYS 3 hours??? dur?
July 14, 2008, 12:40:31 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
No, the 6:00 am hour (5:00 am central) has been "Fox & Friends First", without Gretchen Carlson (Camerota fills the chair). IF this report is correct (and I put a question mark on it deliberately) then Gretchen will be doing all three hours from now on. Coincidence or not, Camerota is starting a 9-day vacation.
July 14, 2008, 12:45:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
The schedule for today on FOXNews.com does not list "F&F First" at 5AM and "F&F" at 6AM. It lists both at their regular times. Who should I believe?
July 14, 2008, 1:16:49 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I read the "condolences" at Raw Story. That was tremendously disgraceful. I don't know how those people live with themselves. If Tony wasn't a fellow colleague of John Gibson, I'd suggest to John that Rich and Christine do dramatic readings of those comments for the radio show tomorrow.
July 14, 2008, 1:23:39 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I'll just believe FOXNews.com and leave my DVR to record from 5:57 to 9:01 as I have since the "Before the Show Show" began a few months ago. That's where the last two minutes of the show airing at 5:30 (or 5:00 if it's an hour show) is pushed to the upper left while we see (without audio) the "F&F" crew, hosts included, setting up for "F&F First." I'd guess Patti Ann Browne and Ainsley Earhardt will be among those filling in for Alisyn while she's on vacation, but we'll see what happens.
July 14, 2008, 2:09:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Guest
ainsley is soooo hot...
July 14, 2008, 2:34:52 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
Interesting "New York piece, although I never thought of Scarborough as the left's favorite Republican. Just being anti-Bush doesn't endear him to me all that much. Most dyed-in-the-wool Republicans seem to have some strain of the anti-Bush virus coursing through their veins. And, like many of this type of Republican, the on-set seemed to have been Katrina. Still, Scarborough is rather a lightweight. My favorite Republican? Murphy? Hagel? Buchanan? Will? Barnes?
July 14, 2008, 9:12:01 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
In reading about Scarborough's background, I was surprised to find that he sponsored an (radical) anti-UN bill . . . a bill that would have forced the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations in four years. He also voted to defund PBS. Those are positions that are certain to warm the heart of any liberal.
 
BTW: I strongly support the later position. The government absolutely should not be in the broadcast business. I am not sure that liberals would love that proposed legislation though.
July 14, 2008, 10:05:44 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
I think I agree with you in principle, Danny, and although I find PBS to be the most reliable news source in the US, I do have some problems with public funding of news. Too beholding to the powers that be, etc., but then that is not all that different, in principle, to other news sources and their relationships to Cargill, BP, etc., is it? Or to PBS for that matter. The great loss would be programs not deemed to be commercially viable, like "Great Performances," for example. What happens to them? Another Idol knock-off? If cable were a viable alternative, I'd say stop funding of PBS. But, on cable, we'd just end up with another Lifetime or ESPN XXIV or shopping channel. It is a very difficult question.
 
As for Joe, I think it is pretty clear, and he has almost admitted as much, that he was pandering during much of his Congressional career. No liberal, to be sure, but no hardshell conservative, either.
July 14, 2008, 10:20:12 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
Mark,
 
I can't get deeply into a discussion of non news programming and whether those needs would be better met by the private sector. If I did, I would likely be judged to be off topic.
 
I will say (staying on topic) that the government has absolutely no business funding news casts; thereby competing with cable news and other news outlets.
 
In the past, broadcast news was dominated by very few companies. They tended to be very monopolistic in the way they disseminated the news. By that I mean they covered the same stories in the same way. When giving opinions about stores, they often used exactly the same phrases. This practice, to some degree, still exists among mainstream media.
 
What I really like about Fox is that they have dared to veer away from the pack. Fox does not mind covering different stories than other media, and it provides different opinions on stores. Fox commenters don't always echo what the other news outlets are saying.
 
Because they have dared to do this, many in the media have attempted to pillory them for not going along with the crowd. Throughout this storm, the public has seen and appreciated what Fox is doing. Fox's reputation, despite your opinion to the contrary, has been elevated. the mainstream's reputation is constantly diminishing.
 
Fox News has been a healthy development. As citizens, we should continue to watch (therefore reward) stations that act independently, and to avoid (therefore punish) broadcasts that follow the pack. The more non-monopolistic competition that can be brought to the news industry, the better.
 
And for gawd's sake, the government should play no direct role in the dissementation of the news. It should leave that to the private sector,.
July 14, 2008, 11:23:00 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
I agree FNC has been a healthy development, in part because of its own "product" and in part because it has spawned some creativity by others. I think the CBS Evening News borrowed heavily from FNC as to programming pace, content and style. It didn't work at CBS, but that may be more personality-driven.
 
As for your last comment, government role in news dissemination, many who object to FNC do so on the basis of it merely disseminating government/Administration talking points. I can see the basis of that argument with Barnes and Kristol, and maybe even Hume in the Grapevine segment. That doesn't bother me all that much. But, I can also see just the opposite with Smith and some of the others who were working on Katrina. And, I can criticize every single news outlet for being in the Administration's back pocket on the Invasion and the early stages of the Occupation. So, I think it inaccurate and unfair to critcize FNC alone in this regard. Too cozy a relationship with any Administration is a bad thing.
 
It is so interesting to me that whenever we view this Administration, we keep coming back to Katrina as the Rubicon. Molly Ivins predicted that Katrina would be Bush's Waterloo, and that seems to be so prophetic, now, particularly in terms of the broadcast and cable news networks beginning to criticize Bush. Smith and Cooper were really instrumental in that, a true youth movement.
July 14, 2008, 11:44:58 AM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
One big problem. "We" don't keep coming back to katrina.
July 14, 2008, 11:54:47 AM EDT – Like – Reply


sandra
I tried to watch joe, just could not stomach it, this is a guy who was so anti liberal when he was in congress and now he trashes so many conservatives, he falls all over himself to cater to all the libs that come on his show, knowing that his mostly liberal viewers will love it, they love to make fun of republicans and he always agrees with them, I loved him when he was in congress, but now its like two different men, see what money does to you, he has sold his soul, I call him a turncoat, I watched when they first started the show this morning and was so saddened to see that they did not even say a word about TONY SNOW, nothing, I did not hear one thing on msnbc about TONY passing, FOX did so much about RUSSERT, I know that more people knew RUSSERT, but I just bet joe knew TONY, this is awful, no, I cannot stand the new joe, reminds me of that kind of person you can never trust as a true friend, the kind that would stab you in your back and will do anything to get ahead, sick, sick, sick. BUT the only consolation I have is look at the ratings, they are the lowest of any morning show, FOX NEWS beats them bad. and I say to joe, ratings says it all, I rest my case.
July 14, 2008, 11:54:57 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
Mark,
 
I don't know how much the mainstream news were ever in the administration's back pocket regarding the war. If that were ever the case, the pack has long ago moved on to being overly critical of the war effort. Now, the news media (including Fox News) don't say enough about why we needed to fight that war.
 
To some degree, Hannity bucks the trend. I really enjoyed seeing him make a fool out of Anderson in their debate. Still, the pro-war side (in my view the right side) of the debate is missing from broadcast news.
 
I also don't like the blackout of 9/11. Periodically, all cable news outlets should repeat the footage of the planes crashing into the towers and the horror than ensued.  
 
Broadcast news is also downplaying the danger of a nearly inevitable nuclear holocaust. Just one suicide bomber crossing our largely unprotected borders with a suitcase armed with a nuclear device, and a major US city will go up in smoke or a mushroom cloud or whatever, Not enough is being said about this clear and present danger.
 
Breaking the news monopoly is a step in the right direction, but broadcast news is not yet where it should be.
July 14, 2008, 12:25:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
"F&F First" and "F&F" came on at their regular times. Gretchen was on for both.
July 14, 2008, 12:28:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
"We" don't keep coming back to katrina.
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Sorry for the confusion. By "we," I meant intelligent, articulate people who have a sense of history and accountability.
July 14, 2008, 12:33:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Careful.
July 14, 2008, 12:46:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
Dollar,
 
Yeah, after viewing Mark's stream of insults and invective towards OS . . . does that mean that OS won the argument?
 
I think that was the standard the Mark himself proposed.
July 14, 2008, 12:56:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply


puck30
Yeah, I was in the Supermarket yesterday and you just couldn't believe how everybody in Isle 7 were talking about how 'Katrina' was Bush's waterloo. And how FNC is in the back pocket of the Administration! Oh, I forgot, over in the Produce isle everybody was saying how they can only really trust what they get from a goverment run t.v. channel (PBS).
 
One thing about PBS. How come my tax money goes to a channel, that when I tune in to watch a special that should run for an hour or two. PBS becomes a six hour stop the program every five minutes QVC channel?
 
Now, a very small word about 'The FNC haters' and their postings about Tony Snow. Folks, next time you go to visit the bathroom, take a look in the mirror and say to you're self. "Boy I'm glad I'm not one of them." And then laugh it off and move on.
 
Correct me if I'm wrong but, would that not be what Tony would have done?
July 14, 2008, 12:57:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


T Ghost
Sure Puck. It's okay to post hate when they are alive (look at Alans mail). I can't wait to hear all the good things you have to say here when Dan Rather, Jimmy Carter, and Alan Colmes pass on.

Edited By Siteowner [personal attack]
July 14, 2008, 1:03:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
T Ghost,
 
How do you know what Puck will say within the week after the men you mentioned have died? Certainly, he is no hypocrite yet.
 
There is a troll who lurks at NH who, for no reason, says rather derogatory things about other posters with whom he disagrees. I hope you are ho relation to him.
July 14, 2008, 1:14:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
the troll goes by the name of John T
July 14, 2008, 1:15:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Try not to stray too far from cable news.
July 14, 2008, 1:30:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I guess that "Journal Sentinel" story was right. I'm going to miss Alisyn. I don't watch on the weekends, but that's where she was before she moved to weekdays. I should probably take the "Alisyn in the Greenroom" blog out of my blogroll.
July 14, 2008, 1:51:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Missy
STOP IT ALREADY with the word "hate"!
 
People (typically liberals) use this term constantly whenever they want to demean their adversaries, or to put down a conservative who wants the laws enforced, for example. Just because someone disagrees with you does not mean that they "hate". Get it?  
 
I actually think the term should be banned on all boards. I see it posted constantly on posts at other sites, now I see "Ghost" has used it here today. Knock it off.
July 14, 2008, 2:11:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
'The FNC haters'
 
Puck is a 'typical liberal'?  
 


Edited By Siteowner: off-topic portion deleted
July 14, 2008, 3:14:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
"Broadcast news is also downplaying the danger of a nearly inevitable nuclear holocaust. Just one suicide bomber crossing our largely unprotected borders with a suitcase armed with a nuclear device, and a major US city will go up in smoke or a mushroom cloud or whatever, Not enough is being said about this clear and present danger."
 
I think that broadcast media are doing a real disservice to the American people by not informing them of the immense engineering and scientific problems that stand between a small hill of yellowcake and a ANY workable nuclear weapon,much less a 'suitcase bomb'.Perhaps if such information were more common knowledge,there would be less knee-jerk panic about a terrorist nuclear bomb.
 
Perhaps this would be a good fit for "Nova' to tackle."Nova".IMO,justifies PBS expenditures.But that's just me.
July 14, 2008, 3:49:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
NVH,
 
Since you are, in effect asking for a citation to substantiate my previous statement here it is:
 
25. Take, as one example, the threat of nuclear terrorism. Experts estimate that
terrorists with 50 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU), an amount that
would fit into six one -litre milk cartons, need only smuggle it across borders in
order to create an improvised nuclear device that could level a medium-sized city.
Border controls will not provide adequate defence against this threat.
 
http://www.un.org/secureworld/
 
The fact that you are woefully ignorant of the danger only proves my point. Cable news is not doing enough to educate people concerning this very real threat that we face.
July 14, 2008, 3:59:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
And where does one get "50 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU),"  
 
Add in a detonator and a mechanism to create criticality, and that's a damned heavy suitcase.
 
The obvious control point is the HEU, which,last I looked, is not available at Wal-Mart.
 
Now since you consider nuclear terrorism is a "clear and present danger" (wasn't that a movie),perhaps you should explain where it is that you fear the terrorists will get this item.Pakistan? India? Russia? Iran is FAR from accomplishing this.Probably Russia is the biggest risk,let's bomb them.
 
"The fact that you are woefully ignorant"
 
And you complain of people calling you names. Gosh,some people's kids.
July 14, 2008, 4:16:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
OFF TOPIC!!! I wish it was quiet here again like it was a few days ago. There was no conflict whatsoever. It was great.
Anyway, speaking of "F&F," once again today, the music and sound effects could not be heard in the After the Show Show. They were faintly picked up by the studio mics, but that was it. This is very annoying. We can't hear what the hosts hear.
July 14, 2008, 4:18:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
OFF TOPIC!!! I wish it was quiet here again like it was a few days ago. There was no conflict whatsoever. It was great.
Anyway, speaking of "F&F," once again today, the music and sound effects could not be heard in the After the Show Show. They were faintly picked up by the studio mics, but that was it. This is very annoying. We can't hear what the hosts hear.
July 14, 2008, 4:18:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
And now, my comment was somehow submitted twice. Oy.
July 14, 2008, 4:19:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Mike C is right. Leave the suitcase nukes to Jack Bauer. Stay on topic.
July 14, 2008, 4:25:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
Sorry, Johnny.
 
Our posts crossed.
July 14, 2008, 4:35:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
"convenient, comfortable denial."
 
Yes,if only I had some fresh-squeezed lemonade (hint,hint)
July 14, 2008, 5:00:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
NNH,
 
Where they would get the uranium was also covered by the report.
 
But look I am not going to argue with you about this. I am just saying that the UN considers the prospect a horrific threat. So too should cable tv networks.
 
I did not call you an ignoramus. I only said that you displayed ignorance on a certain topic. Quit screaming every time you don't like the way I characterize one of your arguments. I don't feel sorry for you and I am not impressed.
 
And yeah I will complain if you call names which I did not do to you.
July 14, 2008, 5:53:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
" Sorry, Johnny.
 
Our posts crossed.
Mark | 07.14.08 - 4:40 pm | # "
 
Johnny, did you completely erase a comment that Mark made leaving no record nor explanation? Although I find it very hard to believe that you would suddenly do so out of the blue there can be only two explanations for Mark's "crossing" comment.
 
Either you did something wildly out of character or Mark got confused re who he was commenting as that "crossed".
July 14, 2008, 6:15:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
P2+ Prime Time
FNC – 1,302,000 viewers
CNN – 768,000 viewers
MSNBC- 554,000 viewers
CNBC – 208,000 viewers
HLN – 300,000 viewers
 
nvh/otm, would you save me the trouble and shoot over to your beloved newshounds and post this? Much appreciated.
July 14, 2008, 6:15:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
> Johnny, did you completely erase a comment that Mark made leaving no record nor explanation?
 
I cannot tell a lie. I did so. After I tried to close the subject he posted a lengthy off-topic thing and I was in a hurry and just nuked it. Not how I usually do it but then we all stray from standard practice on odd occasions.
July 14, 2008, 6:23:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Well, thank you for doing that.
July 14, 2008, 6:36:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
Those 'raw story' people are truly sick individuals. To think a good % of them reproduced.
July 14, 2008, 6:39:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Thanks, Johnny! I'm glad I asked.
July 14, 2008, 6:49:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mark
I can't say that I care about having a post deleted, but I did post a very much on topic matter which I began before your post. I duly apologized when I realized we crossed, and I did so in good character and politely. I disagreed with your determination, but I ceded your right to do so. Having said that, Go to hell! I am tired of your bitchiness.
July 14, 2008, 6:50:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


John-O
Anybody know when the weekend numbers come out? I want to know how BOR's Tony Snow tribute on Saturday's Factor did.
July 14, 2008, 7:10:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I think the numbers come out tomorrow.
July 14, 2008, 7:18:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply


John-O
Thanks Mike!
July 14, 2008, 7:20:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
Having said that, Go to hell! I am tired of your bitchiness.
Mark | 07.14.08 - 6:55 pm | #  
 
LOL! :lol:
July 14, 2008, 7:25:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I couldn't help it. I had to post a comment on today's conspiracy article. Thanks johnny!
July 14, 2008, 7:26:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Johnny for President!!
July 14, 2008, 7:36:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
OS, how did you do the very apropos laughing icon?
 
Mark, I am a tad confused. You are usually so precise and nuanced, sparing no effort or words in your comments to fully inform us of every thought you ever had on the subject you are addressing.  
 
"Go to hell! I am tired of your bitchiness." Are you using this feminie form of insult to describe Johnny or are you referring to one of we ladies here?
July 14, 2008, 7:43:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
click on the little red ? above the comment box.
July 14, 2008, 7:49:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
So that's how you use those icon things. Thanks, Olby sucks!
July 14, 2008, 7:55:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
YW!
July 14, 2008, 7:58:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
:+:
July 14, 2008, 8:02:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
If you look at the recent comments on the left, you can see what you can type to translate to the smileys. Cecelia's I would have never guessed.
July 14, 2008, 8:40:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
nice Friday night #'s for some of my favorite people.
July 14, 2008, 8:42:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Missy
Mike C,
 
You mentioned earlier how you were recording a program (something like 5:57 to 7:01, or whatever - anyway, not on the exact hour). I had no idea you could do that on DVR; I thought we were just stuck with highlighting the show in the program guide.
 
Anyway, thank you! I played around with the remote and after a few seconds figured out how that can be done. Thanks again.
July 14, 2008, 8:48:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Missy
Another thing re: DVR (sorry J$, this is very much on topic, IMO): Does anyone know how to override that 1:10 a.m. ET function, where the DVR shuts down? I leave one TV on in one part of the house, and often get tied up doing other things, always expecting to come back and back up the DVR to watch the previous hour's programming. This works fine most of the time, but at 1:10 each morning, the DVR portion shuts down. I called my cable provider, and they stated that there is no override for this function, yet someone else thought there may be. Anyone know?
July 14, 2008, 8:51:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Cece, I can give you professional instruction on that DVR thingie! I use mine all the time, have scheduled repeating recordings, can record a couple of shows simultaneously, watch one and record another (skip commercials that way) etc.
 
BTW, that comment I posted on today's conspiracy theory link actually elicited a response from the site's writer! Only people with gmail or blogger accounts can comment there, but if you have one or the other come play!
July 14, 2008, 8:54:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
What provider do you use Missy?
July 14, 2008, 8:54:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Missy, I have Dish and I don't have any shut down period for my DVR. I record things that rerun on hgtv and the Food Network in the early morning hours without a problem.
July 14, 2008, 9:04:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Me too, I record stuff at night and never heard of a shut down period. I have Comcast.
July 14, 2008, 9:06:50 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Sorry Cece, I just realized that I wrote your name in my 8:59 when I was responding to Missy. My offer stands, Missy!
 

July 14, 2008, 9:14:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
Nguyen on Myanmar,
 
Saw that report on CNN today,gutsy move to travel in-country like that.Compelling footage of rotting skeletons,but most of the damage (and casualties,I'm sure) has been swallowed up by vegetation.
 
And farmers planting right next to the corpses.You do what you gotta do.
 
Myanmar is reminicent of N Korea in it's utter lack of compassion for it's people. Not that we could or should do it, but it seems a ripe target for regime change.
 
Danny | 07.14.08 - 5:58 pm |
 
Curious that your post would stand when Mark's was deleted. Hmmm.
 
Lot's of material in the Secretary General's report.Do you also feel that the broadcast media should devote more coverage to civil wars,refugees,infectious diseases,poverty, and environmental degredation? I know that would make me happy. We in the US have a media that pretty much ignores the international scene unless it directly effects us..We hear about disasters,but remain ignorant of the day to day grind of despair that is the lot of billions.
 
BTW, since you've read it,on what page of the report did you find the specifics on nuclear terrorism that you C&Ped here.I don't have the time to read that much right now.
July 14, 2008, 9:23:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
As an American, I prefer news that pertains to Americans. So do most, as is proven by the natural drift of media, left right, and moderate, to report that news.
 
That doesn't say anything about the interest of Americans in international news. The world news is available to anyone who seeks it, I read news sites linked from news aggregates around the world every day online.
July 14, 2008, 9:37:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
nvh, you're trying to revive an off-topic topic. Stop.
July 14, 2008, 9:41:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
Fox Fan | 07.14.08 - 9:42 pm |
 
Yes, you are correct.The news is available to those who seek it out. Since the discussion here is often focused on cable or broadcast news, I focused on that in my remarks.
 
CNN used to do an International News segment at noon,which I would turn on when I had time to pay attention.I don't believe they do that anymore, though I may be wrong.
July 14, 2008, 9:58:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Sorry to reply to the OT johnny, but nvh seems to be saying that cable news does not cover international news. That is pretty obviously false.
 
Does one really need more about the "grind of despair" of the world? It saturates the news. How about the billions of positive stories per day for most people nvh? Ever have a craving for that?
July 14, 2008, 10:07:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


notveryhow
"billions of positive stories"
 
They are lovely.Picked tomatoes today,and I'll have the first of my sweet corn this weekend (I hope).But I don't expect camera crews.
 
More children in the world died of dysentery today than died in the US in house fires.More adults in the world died of malaria than died of gunshots in the US.Was any of that on the news?More children in the world were orphaned by AIDS than were orphaned by murder in the US.And on and on and on.
 
I'm not saying it should be the main focus of news,but an occasional mention would be nice.
 
As for off-topic topics,I'm sorry.But when a fella who doesn't seem to appreciate the difference between an isotope and an isopod tells me I'm ignorant it gets on my nerves.
July 14, 2008, 10:34:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Test
July 14, 2008, 10:35:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Hm, the tag is useful.
 
http://www.htmlquick.com/reference/tags/a.html
July 14, 2008, 10:35:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
oops, that should have read the (left carrot) a (right carrot) tag is useful.
 
http://www.htmlquick.com/reference/tags/a.html
July 14, 2008, 10:36:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
but nvh seems to be saying that cable news does not cover international news. That is pretty obviously false.
 
Funny, otm has made the EXACT same claim........as well as the "oblio" bit. More evidence. 
 
Nvh, how did your pals at NH's react to the ratings from fri you posted for me?
July 14, 2008, 11:18:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
They are lovely.Picked tomatoes today,and I'll have the first of my sweet corn this weekend (I hope).But I don't expect camera crews.
 
by nvh
 
No. I don't think that would be wise. How's the pot coming along?
July 14, 2008, 11:20:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Danny
NVH,
 
Obviously, you are very knowledgeable about crustaceans and the atomic table. And you are just dying to share your knowledge. So, why don't you find a forum where those subjects would be on topic and expound away?
July 14, 2008, 11:54:31 PM EDT – Like – Reply


olby sucks
We're all for free speech but there are codes of decency to follow at times.
 
O'Reilly shows what a narcissistic, classless ASS he is with this piece. His "friend" dies, and all he can think of is how he can make a segment or two (or ten) out of it, and attack the Americans he so hates. I'd pity his staff but they can leave if they want.
 
chrish | Homepage | 07.15.08 - 12:40 am | # 
 
Apparently, the newsliars missed Bill's 1 hour special on Sat. The "free speech" part is quite laughable, too. They're all for it, just not on their "private" blog.
July 15, 2008, 12:55:54 AM EDT – Like – Reply