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Tuesday Links & Open Thread

Your Tuesday links and cable news open thread. The standard rules apply.


Fox election coverage started on schedule at 8:55, but apparently Bill O'Reilly didn't get the memo. He did a 60-minute show, so the last five minutes didn't air.

Cable Quotables

"I Will Survive"

Pix: Jennifer Griffin in Iraq.

Should MSNBC blacklist Roger Stone?

Is the Washington Post "pimping MSNBC"?

Juan Williams is puzzled by a Michelle Obama comment.

Tonight's election coverage schedule:
Fox: 8:00 pm O'Reilly - 8:55 pm Brit Hume hosts You Decide '08 - 11:00 pm Hannity & Colmes 2 hours (Greta has the night off)
CNN: 8:00 pm Election Center - 10:00 pm Cooper 360 - 12:00 am Larry King
MSNBC: 9:00 pm Matthews & Olbermann 3 hours

Was Neal Gabler the "star panelist" of Fox News Watch?

A surfeit of political pundits?

Courtney Friel, the "Bikini Bonehead"?

Human Tetris!

Has Keith Olbermann turned against Hillary Clinton?

Fox Fan
I've been watching an uplifting yet idealistic and choreographed speech by Obama for the last 30 minutes on FNC. No republican rebuttal. Hardly fair and balanced!
February 19, 2008, 10:24:52 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
You must be mistaken. Fox is nothing but GOP propaganda. Just ask anyone who never watches them.
February 19, 2008, 10:27:22 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I was so naive at first, I thought the beginning of the primary coverage was a two-minute preview before going back to the end of "The Factor." But no, that was it. For about five minutes, I was frustrated that I wouldn't get to see the rest of the show, but then I got over it.
February 20, 2008, 12:59:52 AM EST – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
FNC is replaying "The Factor" right now. So, now's your (or at least my) chance to see the last five minutes of the show.
February 20, 2008, 1:16:32 AM EST – Like – Reply

On The Mark
Curiously, what would the Republican response have been and who would have given it? 
I can find all sorts of flaws and failures in Obama's speech, as a Democrat and a liberal, but is it possible that a Republican and a conservative might fear sounding a bit out-of-touch and shrill with a quick reaction? 
The Obama speech was a bit disarming. Rove did talk about Obama's lurch to the left (not using that phrase), but I had a sense even he was struggling to come up with something to fill the air time. Maybe this is just one of those circumstances in which a solid response can't come out of the moment. The response has to wait until the digestive process has ended.
I think, also, it may be a bit difficult for a television personality not to appreciate the production values inherent in an Obama speech. There is a strong sense of movement in most of those speeches. Perhaps, a bit light on substance at times, but calling that out in the decompression period immediately following the speech may seem to be a bit picayune .... I don't think Obama makes the commentators' jobs easy.
February 20, 2008, 8:07:21 AM EST – Like – Reply