1/18/10 12:31 PM

Thursday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Wednesday's numbers: FNC crushes rivals.

FNC plans 9/11 special.

Controversial key.

MSNBC dayside changes flop.

Operation Pat rekindled. MSNBC scrubs column.

Imus: it's official.  Olby named in lawsuit.  Hotline after dark.

Updated through the day.  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.




Blackflon
Things must be slow over at the pound.
 
Fox News Hosts Keep Pushing Bogus Nancy Pelosi Patriotic Music Conspiracy Even After Bret Baier Debunked It
Reported by Ellen - Wed 6:07 PM
 
Music? They are talking music now?
Come on guys, you gotta give me someting better than that.
 
Well, I'm sure there will be another attack on Laura Ingraqham coming soon.
 
Oops. Wait a minute. Julie. the plagiarist, has already done it today.
September 3, 2009, 8:22:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I enjoyed the video, Johnny!
 
I identify with Lis Wiehl.  
 
I too had a father with a law degree who would start discussions with his children at the dinner table.
 
He would affably, but mercilessly, eviscerate our arguments, regardless of our youth.
 
He was a bit easier on me than my brothers, but we all came to appreciate his desire to inculcate us with the best that he had, and appreciated always his intelligent and elegant presence.
September 3, 2009, 9:01:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
Ingraham causing dog pound to howl, they must have seen her high ratings as well. So what do they always comment on, it's the fact that she wears a gold crucifix. The more they whine, the better, means she is nailing the targets and making them squeal. Driving the left insane is a noble exercise.
September 3, 2009, 9:48:59 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Yay!
 
I'm glad that I"ll be able to again watch a simulcast of the I-Man at work...
 
I hope FNC has a sense of humor.
 
They are about to become an endless source of fodder for Imus' early-morning ire, rants, and jocularity.
September 3, 2009, 12:34:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
Poor Mr. wOw...another disgruntled Olbermann fan.
September 3, 2009, 1:55:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
NEWS HOUNDS ATTACK CHRISTIAN PASTOR IN ORDER TO SMEAR FOX NEWS!!!!!!!
 
Fox&Friends Provide Pulpit For Anti Obama, Anti Choice, Death Panel Preaching Pastor
Reported by Priscilla - Thu 1:16 PM
 
They remain in the gutter with the snakes.
 
And so it goes.
September 3, 2009, 1:55:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
david smawley | 09.03.09 - 9:53 am | #  
 
I have come to the conclusion that the News Hound ladies have problems with well educated, good looking women.  
 
Posting a story is one thing but thier bitchiness pretty much overrides whatever they have to say.
 
Of course, their misogyinist little poodles follow right along.
September 3, 2009, 1:59:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


chris
re MSNBC flop:
 
not surprised. I'm pretty much conviced that the suits at 30 rock don't give a sh*t anymore and will throw anything up to see if it will get ratings.
September 3, 2009, 2:07:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
I just made a comment at Mr wOw that is principally a C&P of a long comment I made at OW early last year.
 
For anyone who may have missed this sparkling facet of KO's despicable nature and dark personality you might want to check it out.
 
It is a sexually loaded slime job of the Bush twins AND Ms Barbara Bush.
September 3, 2009, 3:02:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Sorry, here is the link:
 
http://www.wowowow.com/entertainment/ganging-carrie-prejean-mr-wow-not-amused-372379?page=1#comments
September 3, 2009, 3:19:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Boffo, Grammie!
 
And what a follow up!
September 3, 2009, 4:31:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I think this intentional and willful slander of Glenn Beck is going to backfire in the faces of these thugs.
 
It's going to make Beck a martyr and it's going to expose the shocking level of hatred and authoritarianism among leftist extremists.
September 3, 2009, 5:07:06 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
This is Shuster at his inane best.
 
"Shuster Gloats: Finger-Bitten ObamaCare Protester Treated By Medicare"
 
From NB:
 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2009/09/03/shusters-boast-finger-bitten-obamacare-protester-treated-medicare
 
If you haven't seen it yet do follow the link in the article to the original piece.
September 3, 2009, 6:40:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
What a coincidence. Air America made that very point on its website. And then it comes out of Slippery Shuster's mouth.
September 3, 2009, 6:42:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Another goodie from NB;
 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/09/03/hollywood-stars-i-pledge-be-servant-our-president
 
This one is about the PSA that is a pledge to "serve Obama" that was shown to a school out west. It has a video of Bill Hemmer with Ellis Henican (does he come across as more of a foll than usual) and Mike Gallegher.
 
This is starting to become surreal and really creepy!
September 3, 2009, 6:59:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Re: "Controversial key": Written by a Beck hater.
Re: "Imus: it's official": I hope this motivates Cablevision to finally add FBN. Please!
September 3, 2009, 7:02:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply


KirkG
There is something about Jane Skinner, funny, smart, and great looking
September 3, 2009, 7:03:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
How does David Shuster know that this gentleman used Medicare rather than paying for his treatment himself?
 
That's privileged information by federal law.
September 3, 2009, 7:14:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
This is starting to become surreal and really creepy!
Grammie | 09.03.09 - 7:04 pm | #  
 
Damn!
 
I thought you were over-reacting to an insipid snooze-fest until it got so Borg-like at the end.
 
I pledge to pray daily and to say please and thank-you and to love my country and to respect its institutions.
 
I pledge to stay married to my husband, for better or for worse, and to lie in his arms at night.
 
I pledge to always be the mother of my daughter.
 
I pledge to spend less than the price of a pair flip-flops on the "art" these people produce and to not take them seriously for one minute.
 
By the power of puppy dogs, shortbread, and Dean Koontz novels, I pledge.
September 3, 2009, 7:27:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ramjet
and.....how does David Shuster know that Medicare represents all the protestor objects to???
September 3, 2009, 7:39:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
Cecelia -  
 
Simply beautiful.
September 3, 2009, 7:51:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Ashley
And those that point to Medicare as being so wonderful, remember that it is going broke....big time.
September 3, 2009, 7:53:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Johnny, your headline re the FNC 911 special is a bit misleading.
 
It is next Wed, on 09/110.
September 3, 2009, 8:24:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
And I pledge to always love Ashley!
September 3, 2009, 8:26:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Sorry Grammie, I must have had a 'senior moment'`. Thanks for alerting me. I'm changing the headline.
September 3, 2009, 8:30:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
I wished I had recorded it....
 
Olbermann discussed Imus' decision to simulcast on FBN only to scoff at the network's poor ratings and giving Murdoch the bronze WPitW. I think he took a shot at Imus and the quality of his show in the process.
 
Not a smart move in the tit-4-tat games....Imus is a master.
September 3, 2009, 9:23:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ramjet
Dollar scrubs misleading headline... Beck misspells "OLIGARCHY"...
FOX News lures viewers away from CNN, HLN and MSNBO...
September 3, 2009, 9:42:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply