1/18/10 12:31 PM

Wednesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Monday's numbers: another FNC sweep. Weekend numbers.

CNN trims webcast. Matthews recovering.

Liz Claman: triathlete.

Profiles: Dave Ramsey, Jenna Lee.

Beck: O'Reilly's on my side.  Andrea's worried.

Olby timeline.  The Amanpour hour.  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.




Fox Fan
Bad girl sex, the sexy ass workout, sex panic? Now THAT's a proper Jenna Lee profile!
September 9, 2009, 7:14:37 AM EDT – Like – Reply


cee
"Gibbs: I do hope the viewers of FOX will find a way to watch this speech tonight. I know the network, instead of dealing with the reality of millions of people on health insurance reform have decided to show a reality show called 'So You Think You Can Dance?'"
 
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/politics/gibbs_i_do_hope_people_will_check_in_to_the_reality_of_whats_going_on_in_america_rather_than_the_distraction_of_a_reality_tv_show_130523.asp
 
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The poor attention deprived Obama White House...not scoring a perfect 4/4 on the major TV networks...we should all feel so sorry for them.
 
The ratings will show if FOX made a good decision or not.
 
Basic free TV has the other 3 networks and PBS on the Obama frequency tonight, so I don't think there will be no issues with access.
 
If a person has cable....well...give me a break....there will be at least a dozen choices including CSPAN and the cablers, business and news divisions included.
 
Aw....Gibbs just can't accept the fact that ONE network saw the saturation coverage and decided to maintain their programming for SOME of the millions not interested in listening to another Obama lecture.
September 9, 2009, 8:08:02 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
HANNITY INCITES VIOLENCE... ER, NO
 
O'REILLY INCITES VIOLENCE... ER, NO
 
BECK INCITES VIOLENCE....ER, NO
 
FOX NEWS INCITES VIOLENCE.. ER, NO
 
NEWS HOUNDS' ABBY INCITES VIOLENCE............YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Obama's address to the joint session will tell us if this fight is worth fighting or not. If he's not willing to take up arms, this is not going anywhere. It will be a fight not worth fighting, not even worth winning.
 
Abby | 09.09.09 - 12:45 am | #  
 
Take up arms?? Where are the News Poodle snoops on this one?
 
Where is the outrage?
 
Where is all the blather about left wing loons who want to kill?
 
You just gotta love those Pups.
September 9, 2009, 8:26:31 AM EDT – Like – Reply


chris
cee | 09.09.09 - 8:13 am |
 
I agree with you cee, people who want to watch, will find a way to watch. The white house should stop acting like babies.The last time this happended fox WON their time slot.
September 9, 2009, 11:04:42 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Blackflon
if you want to take further action, join this facebook group to "fire bill o'reilly and boycott fox news".
 
http://www.facebook.com/ group.ph...gid=81028661159
victor | 09.09.09 - 5:44 am | #  
 
You just have to laugh at these people.
"fire billo'reilly and boycott fox news"
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
 
This would be like shoveling sh** against the wind.
September 9, 2009, 12:23:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
All those liberal women voiced so much disdain for beauty pageants during the Carrie Prejean brouhaha, but keep quiet when there's a magazine like Cosmopolitan around?
 
Judging by Cosmo's cover in the Jenna Lee link, the magazine seems to be a ode to telling women there is no greater goal than some man's good opinion.
 
They sure make that seem like exhausting work too.  
 
Men in their twenties must have undergone some sort of genetic mutation, because the original species is pretty simple and never took so much effort. They generally meet you more than halfway.
 
I'd like to say that Cosmo is a throw-back to pre-liberation days, but I don't think you can saddle that time with such pure dreck.  
 
It takes Madison Ave to give the emancipation of women such a vapid, contrived, and impersonal facade.
September 9, 2009, 2:36:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply


ObserverDan
"Don't believe your lying ears! Bill O'Reilly is on my side."
Beck says he was inundated with calls and emails asking about O'Reilly's assertion to Beck that "Communism is not a threat" in this Administration. Beck handles the situation interestingly. He assures his fans that BillO would surely agree with him if only he did the research.  
Frankly, I believe Bill O'Reilly has a handle on situation and will make it loud and clear that GB doen't speak for him.
September 9, 2009, 3:29:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Oneforetheroad
ObserverDan,
So you don't believe this administration is communist?
 
I can't believe that Glenn Beck really believes half of what he says on his show. I think he says what he does for ratings.
September 9, 2009, 6:22:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Oneforetheroad
"All those liberal women voiced so much disdain for beauty pageants during the Carrie Prejean brouhaha, but keep quiet when there's a magazine like Cosmopolitan around?"
 
Maybe that's because the Cosmo models have real breasts. Real men like real breasts no matter what size.
But you knew that didn't you Cecilia?
September 9, 2009, 6:37:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply


david smawley
second tier cable news channels can't even beat Foxnews when most of their viewers had better things to do on Labor Day than watch TV. Thurs/Friday ratings will be interesting following this 50th Obama speech on healthcare. The more this guy specks, the more folks tune him out.
September 9, 2009, 7:00:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
So liberal women don't criticize Cosmo because men like the model's breasts.
 
Damn! Who knew...
 
Cosmo is most definitely a reflection of you.
September 9, 2009, 7:31:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Redstate's timeline theory sounds about right, Johnny.
September 9, 2009, 7:40:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
"Maybe that's because the Cosmo models have real breasts. Real men like real breasts no matter what size."
 
Real men don't like Prejean's breasts? :lol:
 
Methinks Anisha is jealous of a certain model's assets.
September 9, 2009, 8:37:23 PM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
O'Reilly sounds like he has a slight cold or a frog in his throat or something.
September 9, 2009, 9:19:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I agree. He might be a bit off from playing live at 9 instead of prerecording earlier in the afternoon...
September 9, 2009, 9:22:01 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Oneforetheroad
Cosmo is most definitely a reflection of you.
Cecelia | 09.09.09 - 7:36 pm  
 
Cosmo doesn't often show plastic parts that I might have.
 
And i appologise for my earlier comment. I've had a rough few days.
September 9, 2009, 10:29:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
"Methinks Anisha is jealous of a certain model's assets.
Fox Fan | 09.09.09 - 8:42 pm | # "
 
I agree, FF.
 
Perhaps it is one more example that Rush's Undeniable Truth of Life No 24 is undeniably true!
September 9, 2009, 10:32:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
As usual I loved Miller Time tonight.
 
If BHO had contracted out his snake oil pitch to Dennis we could have had the perfect five point solution to health coverage problems delivered in 30 seconds.
 
I see nothing presidential in BHO. I do see a great deal of campaign mode stump speeches and I'm not surprised that his ratings (viewers and polls) are dropping.
September 9, 2009, 10:37:08 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Oneforetheroad
Grammie,
 
From your comment you seem to be a really unattractive female that welcomes being hidden in the kitchen of the home that your master presides over.
 
It's so sad that you aren't attractive enough for Rush Limbaugh to include you in his list of females he wants or to have him get a prescription for Viagra for while he is not married.
 
I'm sure you have had a very satisfying sexlife without Limbaugh though.
 
(As has every other woman on this planet. Especially the ones that didn't have to wait for the Viagra to kick in.).
September 9, 2009, 11:21:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
ObserverDan | Homepage | 09.09.09 - 3:34 pm | #  
 
Dan, it depends on what the concept of Communism being a threat encompasses.
 
There are still many countries, some very powerful, who operate under the Communist philosophy. There are many socialist/part socialist countries, which could be described as Communism lite.
 
I believe that our own home grown "communists" now reside in the Global Warming, Green Peace type movements. The same objectives wrapped up in new language with the same ultimate goal, a very powerful state controlling every aspect of life.
September 9, 2009, 11:23:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
I can't wait to see the ratings tomorrow.
 
I am very curious about BHO's numbers and both Fox and Fox news.
September 9, 2009, 11:32:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Oneforetheroad | 09.09.09 - 11:26 pm | #  
 
Anybody can talk a big game, Roadie.
 
If that compensates for whatever gaping hole is in your life I'll be just as happy to listen to you as not if it makes you feel all vampy and sexy about yourself.
 
As for me, I don't discuss such things on a public blog.
September 9, 2009, 11:43:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply


Grammie
Johnny, News Busters has the clip of Miller Time from tonight.
 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/09/09/post-address-comic-relief-dennis-miller-goes-after-obama-van-jones
September 10, 2009, 12:15:17 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Oneforetheroad
Fair enough Grammie. But you were the one who mentioned Limbaugh's Undeniable Truth of Life No 24.
 
And yes there are some, what you might call gaping holes in my life. But I don't think I will mention them here.
But Limbaugh seems to enjoy some entertainment in my situation. Even though the 'mountain of American morality' feels the need to hide his viagra on a trip to Hispaniola when he was between mariage.
 
So much for Limbaugh's moral judgement. (unless of course the viagra really did belong to his doctor.
I know my doctor constantly askes me to hold on to his viagra.)
September 10, 2009, 12:39:20 AM EDT – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I don't think Rush Limbaugh constitutes cable news, so let's get off that subject.
September 10, 2009, 12:50:27 AM EDT – Like – Reply


Guest
I know my doctor constantly askes me to hold on to his viagra.)
Oneforetheroad | 09.10.09 - 12:44 am | #  
 
Say goodnite, Gracie...
September 10, 2009, 3:18:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply