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Monday Links & Open Thread

This is your Monday place to discuss developments and offer your comments on Fox and other cable news stations. The standard rules apply; this is not a stream of consciousness smorgasboard so don't try to turn it into a political forum. Cable news, please.

This is still an experiment. We'll see how it goes, and whether there is sufficient interest to continue. If we spot anything during the day that might spur discussion we'll post updates below.

UPDATES:

Oops. O'Reilly tonight knocked NBC for giving air time to Clinton heckler Robert Holeman, something "no responsible news organization" would do. Following The Factor, Hannity & Colmes began. One of their guests: Robert Holeman.

TVNewser reports that MSNBC illustrated a story on Obama with a picture of...Osama!

"SusQHB" was part of last night's Frank Luntz focus group and blogs about the experience.

Huckabee camp says CNN has cancelled their Feb 28 GOP debate. Update.

Is MSNBC downplaying the Obama "plagiarism" kerfuffle?

The latest promos for FNC primetime shows have a striking new design; what do you think?



Pollster who headed up FNC's election night Decision Desk has died.

Jennifer Griffin emails Greta from Iraq.

Elinor Lipman on the Shuster flap.

Gretchen Carlson fills in for Martha MacCallum on The Live Desk today.

Ten minutes of hate?




Scott
That Mika woman during her little alone camera time , after the morning yawn show, was yaking with some guy 
about her daughter having the flu and to show the intellect and elitism of this woman, "I'll get her the flu shot as soon as she get's better" and "I guess she won't be going to 'riding camp." Ah, got to love the network for the disenfrancished. But, then again daddy was a member of the WORSE "Mr's" in American history.
February 18, 2008, 11:55:07 AM EST – Like – Reply


Wenchie
Glad I found your blog...Im on board...Hope that interest will come thru
February 18, 2008, 12:32:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
Welcome Wenchie!
February 18, 2008, 1:27:51 PM EST – Like – Reply


On The Mark
Ms. Brzezinski really does seem to unsettle some of the right wing sorts. I guess she is doing something right. I sense some frustration when we have to talk about her father to get at her.
"Morning Joe" has its flaws, but I'll stack Ms. Brzezinski up against any FNC female personality, and up against most of the CNN female personalities. She is bright, articulate and a fantastic interviewer. I guess she must be threatening to some of us.
February 18, 2008, 1:43:13 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
OYM, she only unsettle's those of you that try to defend lib stupidity and elitism. Pointing out stupidity and elitism really get's your pantie's in a bunch like ole, bj. Stacking up Mika with anyone at Fox, that's why she works for MS-YAWN-NBC is like stacking you up against me. No challenge. hreatening to "some of us." LMAO, yes stupidity does threaten you libs because it's a lib race to find the idiot of the year for your DNC convention. Come-on OYM. You make this too easy like FF. Who has my e-mail addy and still hasn't came to discuss what he wanted to discuss. See never ask for something from me because I'm more than happy to chat and teach you a thing or two.
February 18, 2008, 3:10:04 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
Bright? "I'll get my daughter a flu shot after she get's over the flu." Yep a genius! "I guess she won't be going to riding camp." Yep, a average American woman. And, daddy is what she make's her name on and the reason she has a job. So, don't cry when it's pointed out. That's why you libs aren't allowed in the White House except once every 16 out of 40 year's. Just give the true American's a reminder of how screwed up you lib's are. Now shuck a peanut or two and think of the good old day's of Mr. Carter and Mika's daddy and the disaster of IRAN they presided over.
February 18, 2008, 3:16:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


On The Mark
Please, Scott. PLEASE. Learn how and when to use apostrophes. 
 
Sorry for getting off topic, Johnnie .... I am just trying to promote literacy.
February 18, 2008, 3:39:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk
I found your site a few days ago and so far so good. I hope it doesn't turn into a site were people come in with an agenda. 
Brian and Allison alone were great today,. I don't know what it is but those two just click. I think it also gives Brian a chance to let loose more, the guy is just funny.
February 18, 2008, 3:54:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


Guest
Please, Scott. PLEASE. Learn how and when to use apostrophes. 
 
Sorry for getting off topic, Johnnie .... I am just trying to promote literacy.
On The Mark | 02.18.08 - 3:44 pm | # 
 
So, you again OYM, have nothing but yet claim some kind of grammarical wizardary. Now, please produce your educational background on the English language and different standard's of grammar and what grammical text you use for your grading system. I'll be watching for you to enlighten me. And, you really are a puppet. I alway's mispell or act grammically challenged to give you libs a whine since as you have proven time and agin you have nothing. Now, hunt for the grammical error's puppet.
February 18, 2008, 5:35:35 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
See you missed that one OYM. MY POST ABOVE. I don't behind some pathetic little screen name. OTM, OYM, what is that name? Now answer, my answer, to you answer, to my post!
February 18, 2008, 5:38:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
I found your site a few days ago and so far so good. I hope it doesn't turn into a site were people come in with an agenda. 
Brian and Allison alone were great today,. I don't know what it is but those two just click. I think it also gives Brian a chance to let loose more, the guy is just funny.
Kirk | 02.18.08 - 3:59 pm | # 
 
An agenda? It's about Foxnews so anyone here either love's or hate's FOX. J$ keep's a good rein on thing's but yet let's the speak flow. Allison has been on for along time but teaming her with Brian as you say is a good combo as they have been in the past. It's going to get interesting what is going to be occuring soon. It appear's no one is safe and those in it for face time or that get too big for their britches will be disappearing.
February 18, 2008, 5:43:03 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
Sorry for getting off topic, Johnnie .... I am just trying to promote literacy.
On The Mark | 02.18.08 - 3:44 pm | # 
 
Thus I will donate to your left wing ignorance in grammar fund, OYM. It's J-O-H-N-N-Y. Not J-O-H-N-N-I-E. Libs' and their grammar, lmao. You make this SO EASY!
February 18, 2008, 5:48:28 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Scott, I did email you at the scott6363 address johnny gave me for you. You've failed to "chat and teach (me) a thing or two" so far. Don't be a stranger. 
 
While you're spelling things out for us, how about your "E-L-E-C-T-R-O-A-L C-O-L-L-E-G-E....got it?" haha
February 18, 2008, 11:15:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
wrong addy...so let's put it out...you are a genius..what do you want me to teach you...Grammar, spelling, being played like a puppet since an intentionally misspelled word is all you can come up with..LMAO..youz a genius too...got that didn't you IQ boy..you and OYM must be the same. You two are just TOO EASY...Now hunt for those misspelled word's and grammical error's and I'll get back to you when I'm bored and need a laugh. Kids! You two kids have no substance and just fall for the trap and get played everytime. Why do you and your twin, OYM, hide behind phoney name's grammar man? I would hide too, if I got played like a puppet on spelling and grammar because I have no arugument to defend what is stated by those smarter. Try 763! Think, you'll figure it out. Well maybe not. By the way check your APA and learn about them "....." Now get back on the subject and respond to the original post concerning MIKA and her stupidity and elitism. You and your twin. No meaningful thought process other than saying" misspelled word" "bad grammar." Played like a puppet everytime. LOL.
February 19, 2008, 1:06:09 AM EST – Like – Reply


Scott
I put my addy out there, now you do the same there grammar man. Like I would hide, LOL. My real name and addy are there for all. And you hide with your twin. Who is hiding and being a "stranger?" Just too much fun. Now back to regular programming. If Fox had shown Bin Laden while talking about Obama, who do you think would have been the worse, worser and worst person's in the world and would have gotten a special education comment?
February 19, 2008, 1:14:28 AM EST – Like – Reply


On The Mark
I'd like to commend FNC, begrudgingly, for a time-balanced approach to the primary elections. Yesterday, I was surfing the three (3) cable channels for coverage of the much overblown "plagiarism" matter.
Candy Crowley at CNN treated the story, time-wise, content-wise and contextually as if it were D-Day. Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson at MSNBC seemed to have a fair balance (with kudos to Carlson for ripping Lanny Davis a new one) although Joe Scarbrough seemed to be trying to out Crowley, Crowley. FNC, through Hume and the Panel, at least, seemed to hit the right note. I can see some fault lines here, with CNN having a disproportionately high amount of election coverage, even when there is little election news of merit, and MSNBC trying to sensationalize every bit of election news. Perhaps, FNC was simply saying, "Hey, it's the Democrats, so we don't care.," or "We need to get to the Paris Hilton story.," but, whatever the motivation, it seemed to be in perspective.
February 19, 2008, 8:38:17 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk
Fox&Freinds had Davis on this morning and the issue came up again. They played Obama's word and compaired it to Mass. Gov and it sure looks like he is using the exact word. I don't hink they over played it but Davis did get a shot in over Obama's support of a ban on the sale and possession of all hand guns. The Fox crew didn't bite to my surprise.
February 19, 2008, 9:17:49 AM EST – Like – Reply


On The Mark
Kirk:
 
Davis played that same trick on Matthews yesterday. What was your reading on Davis? Did he seem a bit desperate? Uncomfortable?
February 19, 2008, 10:08:48 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
> "We need to get to the Paris Hilton story.,"
 
You are so right. What is Brit Hume's fascination with Paris Hilton anyhow? Can't his all-star panel discuss anything else?
February 19, 2008, 10:16:15 AM EST – Like – Reply


On The Mark
Take the compliment and overlook the joke.
February 19, 2008, 11:12:20 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Deal!
February 19, 2008, 11:26:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk
On the Mark:
I think Davis took the chance to plant a little tidbit. I don't think he was desperate or uncomfortable, he was just bing a politician. I must admit it it struck a cord with me, I even replayed it to make sure I got it right. It actually promted me to look into it farther.
February 19, 2008, 11:38:54 AM EST – Like – Reply