12/24/09 11:16 PM

Thursday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Juan Williams hosts The Factor, has first exit interview with Alberto Gonzales.

Wednesday's numbers.

GretaPix: at the White House.

MSNBC headline disses MSNBC?

Fox Business sues Treasury department.

News Corp makes Clinton list.

Chuck Todd to White House beat.

Not-so-full disclosure.

Hospitable Huckabee.

Westwood, Fox fight over Factor: analysis.

Mika mugged! Awkward video.

Hotline after dark.

Fox Biz buzz. Clash continues.

Headline handle shrinks (via Inside Cable News).

Great minds at work.

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




Cecelia
Johnny, Mika was mugged today in the wee dark morning hour outside a D.C. hotel.  
 
A man came up to her and told her to give him $20.00 "and nothing will happen".
 
I'm wondering if Chris Matthews can account for his whereabouts...
December 18, 2008, 9:50:06 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Hmmmm - Rachel Maddow selectively editing a quote to change it's meaning, all in an effort to attack a big business for not paying more in taxes.
 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2008/12/18/maddow-frustrated-lower-goldman-sachs-tax-rate-leaves-words-out-bank-s-ea
 
MSNBC must be so proud.
December 18, 2008, 1:05:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


Aeris Gainsborough
Media Matters gives the 2008 Misinformer of the Year Award to:
 
http://mediamatters.org/items/200812170007
 
This person really deserves this award.
December 18, 2008, 1:19:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
When Media Matters doesn't like you, you know you are doing something right.
 
Well done Sean!
December 18, 2008, 1:35:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
This person really deserves this award.
Aeris Gainsborough |
 
Spot on Aeris....As someone once said on CNN (can't remember his name) ...He's a little ball of hate.
 
Ashley | 12.18.08 - 1:40 pm |
 
Hannity would say black was white if he thought it helped his pay masters.
December 18, 2008, 3:19:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
"Hannity would say black was white if he thought it helped his pay masters."
ChippyMinton | 12.18.08 - 3:24 pm | #
 
I don't think so. But I may know someone here who would say black was white if it helped them perpetuate their lies, spreading of falsehoods, and deceptive postings.
December 18, 2008, 3:59:41 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
helped them perpetuate their lies, spreading of falsehoods, and deceptive postings.
Ashley | 12.18.08 - 4:04 pm | #  
 
Ashley I think you need to have a read at the rules.  I'm following them to the letter.
 
Rule: Personal attacks on other posters will not be tolerated.

Edited By Siteowner
December 18, 2008, 4:16:48 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Media Matters gives the 2008 Misinformer of the Year Award to:
 
http://mediamatters.org/items/20...ms/ 200812170007
 
This person really deserves this award.
Aeris Gainsborough | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 1:24 pm | #  
 
What an indictment....
 
What's next? Moveon.org titles Hannity as "partisan"?...
 
Huffington Post accuses him of having an "agenda"?...
 
Bernard Madoff calls him "mercenary"?...
December 18, 2008, 5:07:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
ChippyMinton | 12.18.08 - 4:21 pm | #  
 
I like where you are going with this. I think we all need to read the rules and revisit them from time to time.
 
I have read the rules and at times I may have deviated from them. In return, J$ has either edited or simply not posted my message.
 
You will note that my 4:04 was posted in it's entirety. I doubt it caused any problems for anone here, unless of course the reader is someone who perpetuates lies, spreads falsehoods, or engages in deceptive postings. Anyone doing that while remaining anonymous posting under a pseudonym (like "Georgia Libertarian" , "Minnie the Carpenter, or the like") would appear to be quite childish and probably should go elsewhere to entertain themselves.
December 18, 2008, 5:10:06 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
***NEW FILL-IN HOST ALERT!***
Juan Williams is filling in for BOR tonight on "The O'Reilly Factor"!!!
http://billoreilly.com/show?action=viewTVShow&showID=2184
December 18, 2008, 5:15:35 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 5:20 pm | #  
 
Great news, have to catch it tonight. I like Juan. We have a number of BOR absences coming up, I guess he's back on the 29th? I wonder if we have any other surprises. I would like to see Kirsten Powers host the show sometime.
December 18, 2008, 5:33:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I've added it. Though strictly speaking, Juan isn't a new fill-in. He did the honors many years ago. But he's new to this era of The Factor.
December 18, 2008, 5:36:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


Aeris Gainsborough
Thanks for the news, I get to watch Maddow tonight, instead of O'Reilly.
 
Regarding Ashley's post about Maddow:
 
Look at the comments over there, how disgusting. Saying Maddow is "a boy" or "a man", and making fun of Maddow's last name (Madcow,) and showing a disgusting picture, as well, and even admitted it was "juvenille".
 
I think we should have some rules over here, J$P, after what I saw.
 
1. If you call Maddow a boy, or a man, the post should be edited.
 
2. If you make fun of Maddow's last name (Madcow, Mancow,) thw post should be edited.
 
Be fair and balanced J$P, if we can't make fun of any FOX host on this site, then in theory, we should not make fun of Rachel Maddow, or Keith Olbermann.
December 18, 2008, 5:42:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
That's your theory, not mine. The rules is the rules.
December 18, 2008, 5:44:23 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
My mistake, Johnny. Sorry about that. I've only been watching on a regular basis since January '07.
BOR does return on the 29th, Ashley.
December 18, 2008, 5:45:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Juan is a good choice....But I was a might concerned, the other night, with some of his comments about the shoe thrower....I'm wondering if the Fox mentality is slowly seeping through his defences....Maybe time for a move.
December 18, 2008, 6:03:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Aeris Gainsborough | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 5:47 pm |
 
If they've got to resort to calling her names...That only means one thing...She's doing a cracking job...Which she is. Sadly we don't get her over here in the UK....But I try and watch online the following day.
December 18, 2008, 6:08:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Oh, thank goodness, Johnny.  
 
Remember all the past NewsHounder comments here about Ann Coulter's adam apple and Michelle Malkin's skankiness?.... I'd hate to see any parameters placed on that...
December 18, 2008, 6:18:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Be fair and balanced J$P, if we can't make fun of any FOX host on this site, then in theory, we should not make fun of Rachel Maddow, or Keith Olbermann.
Aeris Gainsborough | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 5:47 pm | #  
 
Wow, in retrospect I can't recall anyone (sarcasm on) EVER making fun of any FOX host on this site (sarcasm off).
December 18, 2008, 6:50:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
"comments here about Ann Coulter's adam apple"
Cecelia | 12.18.08 - 6:23 pm |
 
That's just fact.....But that aside...I don't agree with name calling what ever side your on.
December 18, 2008, 6:50:31 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Juan is a good choice....But I was a might concerned, the other night, with some of his comments about the shoe thrower....I'm wondering if the Fox mentality is slowly seeping through his defences....Maybe time for a move.
ChippyMinton | 12.18.08 - 6:08 pm | #  
 
Yes, nothing like a tenure at some other media outlet in order to make one faction's wrath into Queen for a Day for a day...
 
Perhaps Juan could remind his new colleagues of that blast from the past... Cindy Sheehan...
 
They'll need reminding if she shows up somewhere to figuratively throw a shoe at Obama or Nancy Pelosi.
December 18, 2008, 6:54:50 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
"comments here about Ann Coulter's adam apple"
Cecelia | 12.18.08 - 6:23 pm |
 
That's just fact.....But that aside...I don't agree with name calling what ever side your on.
ChippyMinton | 12.18.08 - 6:55 pm | #  
 
Well, as a rule, you don't hold much respect for "just fact" either, so we'll take the rest of your proclamation with a grain of salt too.
December 18, 2008, 6:58:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
This is comment is OT
 
I'm currently watching Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger....If your in need of a laugh I can highly recommend it...It's absolutely hysterical stuff.
 
so we'll take the rest of your proclamation with a grain of salt too.
Cecelia | 12.18.08 - 7:03 pm |
 
What ever....You'll not find a post with me name calling...I've read the rules.
December 18, 2008, 7:21:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
What ever....You'll not find a post with me name calling...I've read the rules.
ChippyMinton | 12.18.08 - 7:26 pm | #  
 
But we'll find plenty of misrepresentations, dissembling, and "white lies" (lies) coming from you.
 
It's the obvious, inherent, endemically ethica, and culturally codified "rules" that are problematic for you.  
 
Mere restrictions on blogboards you can finesse.
December 18, 2008, 8:20:43 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Aeris Gainsborough | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 5:47 pm | #
 
You mean that that Mandow dude isn't a dude? Dude... :?:
December 18, 2008, 9:41:32 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Regarding Ashley's post about Maddow:
 
Look at the comments over there, how disgusting. Saying Maddow is "a boy" or "a man", and making fun of Maddow's last name (Madcow,) and showing a disgusting picture, as well, and even admitted it was "juvenille".
Aeris Gainsborough | Homepage | 12.18.08 - 5:47 pm | #  
 
Translation -  
 
It is OK for Aeris Gainsborough to post  
a link to Media Matters, an article about a right wing talk show host containing nasty comments from readers about that right wing host
 
but
 
It is not OK for Ashley to post  
a link to Newsbusters, an article about a left wing talk show host containing nasty comments from readers about that left wing host.
December 18, 2008, 10:30:38 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
If Mika got mugged a few more times, she might awaken to the necessity of the 2nd ammendment.
 
-MI CPL holder
December 18, 2008, 10:34:00 PM EST – Like – Reply