3/3/09 1:21 PM

Tuesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Miles O'Brien resurfaces.

FNC's big February: analysis.

Monday's numbers. Weekend numbers. Weekly ranker.

Obama speech anchors: Baier, Blitzer, Olbermann?! US News: it's wrong!

Olbermann fumbles.

Cablers lunch with POTUS.

ABC's Clemente jumps to FNC.

Scrotum hoaxer fired. More, more.

Joe's chilly DC reception: hot air and hype. Mammary mystery.

The Murdoch memo.

Joe: I'm not nasty. Analysis.

Palkot returns to Baghdad; more.

Vote: Faulkner v Hill.

Soledad in Wichita Falls, Kasich in Fayette.

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

Fox Fan
Sorry Harris, Erica gets my vote!
February 24, 2009, 7:03:19 AM EST – Like – Reply

Comments registration an email don't work at Olbermann Watch, but thought you might be interested here ... Olbermann and Dean busted with a huge mistake. We contacted them, told them. No correction or apology. See the video here:
February 24, 2009, 10:51:01 AM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
You should be able to sign up at OW without having to deal with email. It may have been a temporary glitch so you could try it again.
Thanks for the link. Added it to our post, and it's up at OW as well.
February 24, 2009, 11:19:36 AM EST – Like – Reply

Great article, absentee.
Add, "uninformed" to the long list of COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN deficiences.  
Along with biased, dishonest, hypcritical, shrill, humorless, hateful, bigoted, illogical, divisive, unoriginal, uninspired, careless, immature, and inflammatory.
Good night and good luck!
February 24, 2009, 11:30:03 AM EST – Like – Reply

That Olbermann story is simply classic. What a lazy, incompetent, newman.  
Will he issue a correction? Doubtful.
If anyone is a Ted Baxter, it's Mr. Czechoslovakia.
February 24, 2009, 11:34:39 AM EST – Like – Reply

Thanks, Absentee!
That was absolutely great! I love starting my day out with uproarious laughter!
February 24, 2009, 11:53:48 AM EST – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
People are not stupid.
howard dean
I beg to differ, howie!
February 24, 2009, 12:47:22 PM EST – Like – Reply

Of all the deficiencies prevalant in the Olbermann realm, there is one that is the product of all the others, one that is an unintended consequence, one that is growing by leaps and bounds, one that rips at the very fiber of his psyche, one that he will desperately try to overcome by ratcheting up the very methods that created it, one that has the power to drive him around the bend and over the cliff.............and that one is I R RE L E V A N C E !
February 24, 2009, 1:12:39 PM EST – Like – Reply

Thanks, y'all! I'll try again at Olbermann Watch.
- caleb
February 24, 2009, 1:51:36 PM EST – Like – Reply

Being fired, especially now, is a heavy price to pay. However, I think his actions justified the decision.
Based on his own words it seems highly likely that he added the disclaimer agter getting caught and did nothing to rectify his "error" until he was forced to by outside sources, ie Johnny.
Now, will HuffPo and Koz pay any price. I hope so.
February 24, 2009, 1:59:55 PM EST – Like – Reply

"• Holder to Miss Obama's Speech for Security Reasons"
Thank god. With that "Bright Blue Scotum" he would be such a visible and easy target!
I'm sorry, Johnny. I couldn't help myself.
February 24, 2009, 2:06:58 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
By the way, Grammie, I saw what you did. Thank you so much. (Everyone else will just have to wonder what we're talking about!)
February 24, 2009, 2:43:20 PM EST – Like – Reply

Nice backwater on Olbermann, he's got his mouth so full of words, that he can't keep anything square in his head.
February 24, 2009, 6:47:38 PM EST – Like – Reply

Observer Dan
Which cable news channel was convieniently left off the invite list to Potus luncheon today? Fox News and CNN were well represented.
I've suspected that even the Obama Administration cringes when subjected to the deplorable spin and brown-nosing by Olbermann and his cohorts.
February 24, 2009, 7:48:05 PM EST – Like – Reply

De nada, Johnny.
It's the least I could do considering all your kindnesses to me.
What post are the comments that end with:  
"Mike: I am a Democrat and I'm outraged. Fox News and John Gibson have every right to sue the pants of WBA..."
I can see the comments by clicking on the right rail but I can't find the post they go with.
February 24, 2009, 8:01:13 PM EST – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
That goes with 'I Was Slimed Based on a Lie'.
February 24, 2009, 8:07:44 PM EST – Like – Reply