3/3/09 1:21 PM

Tuesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Monday's numbers: Hannity swamps the competition.

Jack Bauer a Fox hater?

MSNBC scraps objectivity.

Major Garrett named FNC Senior White House Correspondent: memo.

Kurtz: Tucker unwanted at MSNBC.

Sirius backlash. Q&A: Kevin Magee.

Weekend numbers. Weekly ranker.

Video: Joe mocks Keith.

Huckabee switches sides! Profile. Backstage.

Olbermann hits the silver screen.

Mike Tobin in Gaza.

Hotline after dark.

Coop's rules.

Hannity & Colmes commended.

J$P 24-Hour Poll [closed]: Rate the Hannity premiere:


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




Fox Fan
Nooooo Huckster, say it ain't so!
 
Linux > Windows > Mac
 
Hannity had a great show last night. New scheduled program for the DVR!
January 13, 2009, 7:10:03 AM EST – Like – Reply


lyons
The only weak spot on the new Hannity was the panel.
Sean lost control of it. They cross-talked so much and no one could make a point.
I was shocked that Sean couldn't rein them in.  
Very disappointing.
His interview with President Bush was very good, IMO.
January 13, 2009, 9:59:35 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
Hannity's show was ok but it bounced all over the place. It needs some structure or something to seperate the topics.
January 13, 2009, 10:45:48 AM EST – Like – Reply


cee
MSNBC at the movies....whoopie, what advancement in news & entertainment!
 
I read the article and see that there is no charge for admission, but I am sure the commercials will be presented and perhaps NBC NEWS will take advantage of the current enivronment with their own "commemorative," or "special collector's edition" DVD.
 
I am tempted to attend a screening just to experience the effect of Keith Olbermann's ugly mug in grand scale.....a la attending THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.....
 
"Don't dream it, be it."
January 13, 2009, 11:46:20 AM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
While I am not a big Hannity fan, the show was not that bad, the funniest part was Hannity telling Meat Loaf "that he would not let his daughter listen to the song paradise by the dashboard light"
January 13, 2009, 12:06:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Funny, didn't haggy make references to meat loaf, too? Who's meat loaf, haggy?
January 13, 2009, 12:52:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Ironic that Cee would mention Rocky, then Baba would mention the guy who played in Rocky.
 
I agree with Kirk G - it did bounce around. I didn't care much for the panel. The format just didn't work well and the set furniture for that segment was awful. The show has potential though.
January 13, 2009, 12:55:28 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I expect Monday's numbers will show Rachel defeating Hannity, at least in the 25-54.
January 13, 2009, 12:57:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
As long as maddow continues to pound olbermann (no pun intended) in the ratings, all is good.
January 13, 2009, 1:30:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Bababooey
Ironic that Cee would mention Rocky, then Baba would mention the guy who played in Rocky
 
I totally for he was in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, nice pickup, Ashley
January 13, 2009, 1:47:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
FF, this is for you:
 
chrish was convinced that Doocy reads NH's and commented under an alias (fox fan, if I recall correctly, was her guess).
Ellen | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 1:15 pm | #
January 13, 2009, 2:34:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
The back and forth on Morning Joe is the reason I'm so fond of the show.
 
I think it's the best morning show on television, although it would be nice if they could occasionally switch out populist Buchanan by adding a real live neocon "monster" to the mix of Joe, Mika, Mike Barnicle, and the day's liberal journo.
January 13, 2009, 3:05:48 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
C'mon, haggy. What's with the meat loaf reference?
January 13, 2009, 3:16:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
JD, the poster sometimes known as "woke" has convinced himself Bill O'Reilly is my boss. 8)
January 13, 2009, 3:18:53 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Yeah, well, that deranged female who wanted to squeeze my mother's aorta said she was going to have her 'huge law firm' sue Fox too, because after all, they are my employer! Paranoia strikes deep.
January 13, 2009, 3:26:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
C'mon, haggy. What's with the meat loaf reference?
 
Olby Sucks | 01.13.09 - 3:21 pm | #  
 
He's hungry...
January 13, 2009, 3:28:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
totally for he was in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, nice pickup, Ashley
Bababooey | 01.13.09 - 1:52 pm | #  
 
Thanks Baba - even though I last saw it 30 years ago, watching it about 50 times will make it stick!
January 13, 2009, 3:37:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


cee
MSNBC knows the small fringe audience they will pull for Tuesday's events want Olbermann covering it so they may witness some final fulfilling invective, "live" and "unscripted."
 
Then those who enjoy such Olbermann classics like, "RESIGN!" can have their cigarette as MSNBC cover the Bush's final departure on MARINE ONE.
 
These little pleasures are all some have in this life.
January 13, 2009, 4:49:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


cee
Nice numbers for Hannity.  
 
Good for him.
 
He even achieved twice the audience as his closest rival (Maddow) for total viewers.
 
And notice COUNTDOWN in the demo.......third.....again.
 
Ouch.
January 13, 2009, 4:56:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Hannity is such a one-trick-pony, I don't know how he'll fare in the long run without the added interest of a liberal competitor.
January 13, 2009, 5:19:38 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
nd notice COUNTDOWN in the demo.......third.....again.
 
Ouch.
cee | 01.13.09 - 5:01 pm | #  
 
Of all Olbys viewers, the smart ones figure out that there is no sense watching someone talk about FNC for an hour, so they just change the dial and watch FNC for that hour.
January 13, 2009, 6:29:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
KO 3rd again & Sean buries Maddow! There is a God, if Sean can keep this up, the Maddow ratings honeymoon is officialy OVER!
January 13, 2009, 7:22:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Just ignore what I wrote at 1:02 pm.
January 13, 2009, 7:23:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
What character is Garofalo playing on 24?  
 
Some leftist insurgent kook, disguised as an office manager and blogger, who posts with the asinine PbD after her name?
 
It's "torture" looking at her. Comb your hair and sit up straight at least, girlfriend. sheesh! You're on tv!
January 13, 2009, 7:55:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Hannity is interviewing Imus! Now THAT is a treat!
January 13, 2009, 7:57:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
johnny dollar | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 2:39 pm | #
 
Considering the number of political sites I've been denied the handle of "Fox Fan" due to username already in use, I'd say it's a common one. Don't tell john t, he seems to think I'm on every news/politics site on the entire internet.
January 13, 2009, 9:15:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


vstol
Re: MSNBC scraps objectivity
 
MSNBC had long since abandoned any pretense of objectivity, hence they are unable to scrap that which, at their very best, they only faked, poorly.
January 13, 2009, 9:32:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Don't tell john t, he seems to think I'm on every news/politics site on the entire internet.
Fox Fan | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 9:20 pm | #  
 
t-bone also thinks anyone who posts under "Anonymous" is me.
January 13, 2009, 10:19:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
vstol | Homepage | 01.13.09 - 9:37 pm | #
 
Funny, that article about MSNBC scrapping objectivity is dated 2009. A few years late.
January 13, 2009, 10:41:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
You mean Anonymous isn't you everywhere??? Dang, I was under the same impression as teabag.
 
I have a new "homepage". No longer www.classicarms.us.
January 13, 2009, 10:46:45 PM EST – Like – Reply