3/3/09 1:21 PM

Monday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Friday's numbers: Ingraham #1.

Sanchez covers economic bust.

Inaugural HD tech.

Obama demonizing cable news?

Audio: FBN lawsuit update.

Q&A: Major Garrett.

Preview: House of Cards.

Obama mulls beer with Hannity. Sean accepts.

Olbermann anchoring presser?

Senator Scarborough?

CNN's reality show.

Wald walks: analysis.

Hot & Not. Vote: Baier v Shawn.

Today's Maddow moment. The most fawning profile yet?

Beware the global brainwashing news channel!

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




Ashley
Loved the appearance by Olby in Hot and Not, over his lies in altering the quotes.
February 9, 2009, 10:07:06 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
That would be great if Obama and Hannity met for a beer. It would be good for both of them, particularly for the President as it diffuses any argument about his not listening to the other side. I hope it happens.
 
Oh, also, it would cause Keithy to go into vapor lock. Of course that's a bad thing!!!!!!!!! not
February 9, 2009, 4:20:47 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I see CNN is getting into that hard news. With everything going on in the world, is the current state of affairs for the "Stripper" industry really that important?
 
No wonder more and more people are tuning into FNC.
February 9, 2009, 4:22:07 PM EST – Like – Reply


Michael Todd
Ashley | 02.09.09 - 4:25 pm | #  
 
Why should Obama listen to Hannity did or did not Hannity say Obama was a socialist who palled around with terrorist, and another thing Obama won the election, who cares about the 43% who voted for McCain. To me that is change you can sink your teeth into.
February 9, 2009, 4:55:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Michael Todd
Ashley | 02.09.09 - 4:27 pm | #  
 
Is it important when all these companies that we are bailing out it using company credit card to pay for strippers.
February 9, 2009, 4:56:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
To me that is change you can sink your teeth into.
Michael Todd | 02.09.09 - 5:00 pm | #  
 
I caught a few minutes of Hannity. Just long enough to hear about the 7 lobbyists obama has appointed. "Change!"
February 9, 2009, 5:38:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Michael Todd | 02.09.09 - 5:00 pm | #  
 
Why should Obama listen to Hannity  
 
I thought Obama listens to everyone!
As to your statement, I don't know, ask him. He's the one that mentions Hannity during his speeches.
 
did or did not Hannity say Obama was a socialist who palled around with terrorist  
 
Yes. So what. Are you saying that Obama should be afraid of confronting those who disagree with him?
 
and another thing Obama won the election, who cares about the 43% who voted for McCain.  
 
Yes Baba, you are just one more from your side of the political spectrum that do not care about over 50 million americans and their families. Let 'em eat cake, eh Baba???
February 9, 2009, 5:41:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Is it important when all these companies that we are bailing out it using company credit card to pay for strippers.
Michael Todd | 02.09.09 - 5:01 pm | #  
 
How many times has that happened Baba? And what does that have to do with the CNN interview?
February 9, 2009, 5:42:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Laura more than doubles poor whittle olby's viewers. Cue baba's spongebob drivel.
February 9, 2009, 5:49:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 5:54 pm | #  
 
And she crushed him in "the demo" that the Olbyniks care so much about.
 
Laura just destroyed Olby! Yeee HAAAAAA
February 9, 2009, 5:53:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
No, I think Olby was destroyed the night he heard Laura's dog talking to him and had to leave the premises!
February 9, 2009, 5:54:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 5:59 pm | #  
 
any back story for that? Sounds interesting!
February 9, 2009, 5:56:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Years ago Olbermann and Laura actually dated. He was spending the night (obviously this was before Laura's conversion to Catholicism!) and in the middle of the night he became convinced that Laura's dog was talking to him! So he crept out of the bed and quietly left the premises. He told this story on the radio show with Dan Patrick. He didn't say who the 'political commentator' was, but he insisted that the talking dog creeped him out. On a later Don Imus show it was revealed that his 'date' was Laura Ingraham. True story.
February 9, 2009, 6:00:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Wow, thanks for the story! But dear God, that is just oh so wrong on so many levels!
February 9, 2009, 6:06:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:05 pm | #
 
Must have been when olby's docs were still trying to figure out the correct amount of prozac needed to keep him in line.....or he was self medicating.
February 9, 2009, 6:13:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I'm looking forward to the press conference tonight. First, I am eager to hear what the President has to say. Second, Bret Baier anchoring? He'll do great. Third, Greta interviewing Hannity...that will be interesting!
February 9, 2009, 6:14:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


Michael Todd
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 5:43 pm | #  
 
And Hannity is a realiable source of all things Obama, Oh yes I forget Hannity is soooooooooooo fair and balanced.
February 9, 2009, 6:17:43 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Hannity with Greta has to be better than Hannity with Hannity. The newspoops have graduated from reviewing programs they haven't seen to reviewing shows that haven't aired yet. They've declared that FNC tonight is an "all-Republican" line-up. Pretty neat trick as they don't know what the line-up is! I wonder what the newsliars will have to say after folks like Alan Colmes and Juan Williams do their bit on O'Reilly's show. Probably pretend it never happened.
February 9, 2009, 6:20:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Must have been when olby's docs were still trying to figure out the correct amount of prozac needed to keep him in line.....or he was self medicating.
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:18 pm | #  
 
Or he has just always been that way and always will.
February 9, 2009, 6:28:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Probably pretend it never happened.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:25 pm |  
 
Oh come now, Johnny. Colmes and Williams are just Republican shills...... :lol:
February 9, 2009, 6:30:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Ashley, I just realized I think I like your use of "hard news" (re the Sanchez interview) even better than my "economic bust"!
February 9, 2009, 6:31:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
And Hannity is a realiable source of all things Obama, Oh yes I forget Hannity is soooooooooooo fair and balanced.
Michael Todd | 02.09.09 - 6:22 pm | #  
 
You're more than welcome to take a stab at proving Hannity wrong.
February 9, 2009, 6:32:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:25 pm | #  
 
Don't you have a name for that, "the missing man bit" or something? Haven't they referred in the past to an all-republican cast and fail to mention the libs that were there at that time or immediately after?
February 9, 2009, 6:32:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Yeah, that's the 'invisible man' technique. Here mixed with a bit of Alison Dubois/Kreskin psychic fortune-telling.
February 9, 2009, 6:34:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:36 pm | #  
 
Excellent pun, but I must confess I wasn't thinking that when I wrote the above post, so I can't take credit! Actually, I believe it was OS said something similar in a different and recent thread.
February 9, 2009, 6:35:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Those hounds have such impressive mental powers. They are really mental!
February 9, 2009, 6:36:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


Michael Todd
or he was self medicating.
Olby Sucks | Homepage | 02.09.09 - 6:18 pm | #
 
That is what Limbaugh does right?
February 9, 2009, 6:46:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Yeah, and Rep Patrick Kennedy as well. But neither of them is really relevant to cable news.
February 9, 2009, 6:48:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
And a gallop poll just taken apparently shows that Limbaugh is more popular then the Democrat Congress. Relevant to cable news only if gets discussed, which I hope it is.
February 9, 2009, 6:52:40 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Having Olbermann in bed with you would be like going downtown and sleeping on a park bench.
 
You'd be slumbering away next to an assortment of nuts, criminals, and personality disordered cranks.
 
Sort of like falling asleep with your laptop on the News Hounds site...
February 9, 2009, 7:17:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Unfortunately I missed watching the press conference. I did listen on the car radio. When the President was calling out reporter names or picking the person to ask the next question, I assume he was looking at the horde or reporters and picking from the raised hands. Sometime during the Q&A, I heard him select "Chuck Todd", then say "Where are you?". Did I hear that correctly?
 
Very odd, if he couldn't see it, how did BHO pick him? Was this a prearrangement to pick an MSNBC reporter?
February 9, 2009, 11:37:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
They have a list and a chart. Sometimes they decide in advance the order they will call. He said 'where are you' or something like that for someone else too I believe.
February 9, 2009, 11:40:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


john t
You'd be slumbering away next to an assortment of nuts, criminals, and personality disordered cranks.
 
Sort of like falling asleep with your laptop on the News Hounds site...
Cecelia | 02.09.09 - 7:22 pm  
 
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Well, it's nice to see how well you know the people at NHs since I don't recall ever seeing you post over there.
Maybe someday you should come over and have a debate with some of them. More than likely, you'll tuck your tail between your legs and come running back here. You know how mean those "nuts, criminals, and personality disordered cranks." can be.
February 10, 2009, 12:01:54 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Well, it's nice to see how well you know the people at NHs since I don't recall ever seeing you post over there.
Maybe someday you should come over and have a debate with some of them. More than likely, you'll tuck your tail between your legs and come running back here. You know how mean those "nuts, criminals, and personality disordered cranks." can be.
john t | Homepage | 02.10.09 - 12:06 am | #  
 
Indeed, jt, on this very site, I've seen firsthand how "mean" the NHers can be.
 
You're right. It's no place for a lady.
February 10, 2009, 1:59:13 AM EST – Like – Reply


nipigon1
Cecilia,
 
Instead of falling asleep with your laptop on the News Hounds site, why don't you post there?
I know it can be rough there at times, (I kind of got banned there once) but you can at least say your piece.
You sound like you could hold your own.
February 10, 2009, 2:06:11 AM EST – Like – Reply


nipigon1
Cecilia,
You should really start posting over there.
It can be rough at times. (I was kind of banned once but that News Hound isn't there anymore)  
And you are wrong about it being no place for a lady.
February 10, 2009, 2:11:06 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
nipigon,
 
II'm just going to settle for enjoying your company here.
February 10, 2009, 10:32:03 AM EST – Like – Reply