7/7/09 9:15 AM

Monday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Friday's numbers: FNC sweeps yet again!

CNN and Essence team up.

David Gregory: Fox set me up!

Greta blasts NY Daily News.

Q&A: Jeffrey Toobin.

Watson's web venture. MSNBC mulls new web ads.

Newsers avoid covering slump. CNN in China. Saberi freed.

Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.   Updated through the day.

Well Dollar, there you go again: Nothing but links to right-wing propaganda sites. Here's a perfect example...
Newsers avoid covering slippage.
May 11, 2009, 2:05:19 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I have to agree with ramjet, who knew the NY times is right wing!! LOL
May 11, 2009, 9:18:09 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The Judge v O'Reilly should be interesting.
Although I disagree with The Judge on the current torture question I will be surprised if he doesn't win the debate on points.
May 11, 2009, 9:59:41 AM EDT – Like – Reply

It should be entertaining grammie
May 11, 2009, 10:16:33 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Saberi freed
Good to see Iran came to its senses
May 11, 2009, 10:17:45 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Johnny, today on Morning Joe, David Gregory, when teased about the correspondent's din-din where he danced with Karl Rove, said (without elaboration) that this had been a "set-up by Fox News".
Wonder what that meant.
May 11, 2009, 10:20:47 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Cecelia | 05.11.09 - 10:25 am | #  
No one who was there had any curiosity to ask him about it?
Does anyone know if he has brought this charge up before or has his prior comments contradicted this one today?
I seem to remember seeing him jovially good natured about it before.
May 11, 2009, 10:48:43 AM EDT – Like – Reply

No, Grammie, Gregory was talking to Joe, and Joe brushed past his statement.
Gregory wasn't complaining about the ribbing he was getting, he was just sort of cheerfully cringing a bit at the jokes, when he made his comment about his dance with Rove being a set-up by FNC.
May 11, 2009, 10:55:55 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy
It is unfortunate Greta Van Susteren took Todd Palin to the dinner. She is repeatedly compromising what little journalistic integrity she has left by her relationship with the Palins.
May 11, 2009, 11:17:06 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks Cece for the tip on Gregory. Thanks to you I was able to put up the video.
May 11, 2009, 12:20:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Actually, Pat, I think Greta is doing what journalists do-- investing time in movers and shakers who pay off in stories for years to come.
May 11, 2009, 12:21:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Glad to finally do something for YOU, Johnny!
Wonder what the story is behind that.
May 11, 2009, 12:22:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
"Wonder what the story is behind that."
I'd describe it as "fishy".
May 11, 2009, 12:31:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

David Gregory looked irritated with Pat Buchanan for bringing up that little episode.
Pat tried to recover by saying everyone only remembers Rove's moves, and Joe quickly changed the subject.
It is obviously an embarrassing memory for Gregory...and I am sure those who hold Karl Rove in low esteem console Gregory at those lovely DC cocktail parties.
"You were hanging out with the wrong clique, David!"
It is interesting that the same problems most of us confronted in High School as adolescents seem to still be challenging to the elite crowd in the beltway.
May 11, 2009, 1:02:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

just saw this on youtube
keith olbermann vs oreilly and the guests they put on
May 11, 2009, 1:32:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

chris | 05.11.09 - 1:37 pm | #  
A very interesting, and one might say even culturally inspiring , take on KO.
If you're not too crushed to speak about it what happened to your Official NH Chris Homage Thread.  
It seems to have met a Stalinistic end and been PURGED.  
That is so disturbing. After all Ellen is on record as devoted to maintaining a durable record of her truth and superiority and all this after the fact, in the best tradition of 1984, editing, adding and purging seems counter productive to me.
May 11, 2009, 4:05:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
TVNewser has posted that Katy Tur, Keith SugarDaddymann's much younger no-talent girlfriend, has been hired by The Weather Channel, an NBC Universal channel since the Fall, as a correspondent. The link can't be accessed due to an HTTP 500 Internal Server Error. I assume that's because so many people are trying to access it and leave friendly (sarcasm) comments. The story can be found on the TVNewser main page if you scroll down.
Here is the worst part of the piece: But since NBCU owns both MSNBC and The Weather Channel, questions may arise about whether the relationship helped get the job. Olbermann tells TVNewser: "Anybody who suggests so is misinformed, and/or sadly unaware that in this time when the industry is collapsing around us, nobody gets a job based on 'influence,' only talent."
What an arrogant jerk. Why don't you just call us Fox viewers while you're at it? She got the job because she's your freaking girlfriend. That's how she got the reporter job at WPIX, too. Are you going to see to it that she's an on-camera meteorologist, too? Nah, I guess not. You don't want to move to Atlanta.
May 11, 2009, 4:31:45 PM EDT – Like – Reply

my thread is still on newshounds, near the bottom, as for my homepage link=nobody talked , so bye it went
May 11, 2009, 4:39:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C. | Homepage | 05.11.09 - 4:36 pm |
we'll have to wait until all the facts come out, something tells me olbermann had something to do with it,
maybe tur begged him to get her a job? and the weather channel is the best he could do?? i dont know, just guessing
May 11, 2009, 4:43:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

i love this one:
And notice how the little hypocrite gives Ellen good wishes, but on his own lonely little site he calls her a liar.  
Posted by: Visitor55 on Sun 5.10 8:48pm  
ellen is a liar, but i do hope she enjoys her vactaion, it gives us a vacation from her lies, dont you think??
May 11, 2009, 4:47:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Yeah, it's hard to know which well-connected tyro is the most impressively talented and so hired by NBCU for that reason alone and NOT NOT NOT for any other consideration:  
Luke Russert or Katy Tur...
(You know all the wantabe professional journalists at TVNewer, must love this bullshit...)
May 11, 2009, 4:51:38 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Since I live in Atlanta, I see weather channel on air talent from time to time at different venues. I will keep a sharp eye out for this pair as I dream of running into KO in person. The idea that she got this gig on her own is laughable.  
Joke here is you never want to see Jim Cantori show up in your neighborhood with is mobile WC rig.
Now we have to watch out for Hurricane Katy & her buddy Topical Storm Olbey.
May 11, 2009, 5:00:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I give people like Luke Russert and Peter Doocy a pass because their parents aren't (Tim wasn't, God rest him) haters like Keith is.
May 11, 2009, 5:16:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
David, I'd classify Katy a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained winds of 55 MPH. Keith is a Category 5 Hurricane with max. winds of 175 MPH.
May 11, 2009, 5:17:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Glenn Beck doubles Olbermann's numbers in both the demo and total viewers, and he is on at 5PM (I always miss his show because I am still at work).
Both Olbermann and Maddow fell below 1 million viewers.
Congrats to Maddow for finally getting second place for the demo for the first time in the week against THE VIEW subs on LKL....a real accomplishment!
May 11, 2009, 5:24:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Mike, your analysis re KO is somewhat correct but in the Western Hemisphere, hurricanes move from right to left on a global scale. His problem is he can't move from right to left because he is incapable of building strength that way. If he could move from the left to left he would have it nailed. Thus, we end up with is a lot of foul, blowing hot air with no particular value or strength.
May 11, 2009, 6:37:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

In a nutshell, CNNs and MSNBCs ratings....suck.
May 11, 2009, 6:50:10 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
In that case, could he be a stalled upper level low pressure system?
May 11, 2009, 6:54:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny, i see the link i posted here is up at olby watch, lol, maybe tommorow, you can have KO as a clown?? lol
May 11, 2009, 7:02:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

well i was right, they turned my thread at newshounds as my anti-thread, the same one anisha said wouldnt happen!!! i guess i'm important to them afterall? if not why keep my thread, why not get rid of it. maybe if were lucky it will turn out to be another anti-$ thread?? as for cecelia defending NH, i pushed my luck and deserved it
May 11, 2009, 7:22:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

this is what i'm talking about:
Why would we have an anti-Chris thread?  
You think your that important?  
Oh you poor little boy-  
Yours Truly,  
Anisha PbD,  
I was right!! the anti-chris thread!!!
May 11, 2009, 7:23:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

i do want to address "walter" walter is my middle name, I know people who go by their middle names instead of their firsts
May 11, 2009, 7:30:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Why would we have an anti-Chris thread?  
You think your that important?  
Oh you poor little boy-  
Yours Truly,  
Anisha PbD,  
Anisha -  
Chris may or may not think he is that important, but the kennel dwellers who posted a dozen pages or so of comments sure do seem to think so.
Oh you poor little girl.
May 11, 2009, 7:37:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Grammie seems to think this thread has been purged, they really don't understand the Forum do they?  
Threads just roll off the first page Grammie, to make room for new threads of more interest, they don't disappear completely. Even sad little threads like this. I don't think they know about Walter aka Chris G........he seems to have left that little fact quiet!  
Posted by: Anisha PbD on Mon 5.11 6:16pm  
Sad little thread? Based on what Anisha says, "Threads just roll off the first page Grammie, to make room for new threads of more interest, they don't disappear completely.  
Of all the threads not listed with a designation of "STICKY" or "ANNOUNCEMENT", the Chris thread is #5 on the Kennel Hit Parade. So much for rolling off the first page.....
May 11, 2009, 7:53:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

i find this amusing, i'm not important, but yet i still have a thread at NH, why doesnt anisha get rid of it?? she did tell me, all you have to do is e-mail the admins and they will delete it. I know they did it with another thread.
I also do know, I have to earn this sites trust, which I am trying to do. (you have had countless trolls here and I'm still considered new)
May 11, 2009, 8:07:09 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Posted by: pegleg peggy on Mon 5.11 6:54pm  
I had a little fun last night, i wasnt surprised I got banned again.
May 11, 2009, 8:10:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Posted by: Escape Goat on Mon 5.11 7:23pm  
I was having FUN lastnight, i knew what was going to happen when i did that, you guys need to relax!!!
I got banned, I wont return to the forum
and i dont owe NH anything (why should I? the site banned me)
the difference between dollar and NH:
disagreed with NH: banned (twice)
disagree with $: not banned ( i can name 6 things here)
May 11, 2009, 8:29:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Posted by: Anisha PbD on Mon 5.11 7:25pm  
why not get rid of it then? then i wont have to!!!
thanks for reading Johnny dollar 's place!!
works both ways
May 11, 2009, 8:31:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Posted by: MLP on Mon 5.11 7:28pm  
now why would i come back?
i re-register
banned (ip address)
i dont think so!!!!
May 11, 2009, 8:40:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

You'd think some of the Dollarites would go be his friend. But they don't even like him.  
Posted by: john t on Sun 5.10 7:58pm  
I dont think its that, i think they dont yet trust me. unless i'm wrong and john t is right?
(active mind again)
May 11, 2009, 8:57:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

" Grammie seems to think this thread has been purged, they really don't understand the Forum do they?  
Threads just roll off the first page Grammie, to make room for new threads of more interest, they don't disappear completely. Even sad little threads like this. I don't think they know about Walter aka Chris G........he seems to have left that little fact quiet!  
Posted by: Anisha PbD on Mon 5.11 6:16pm "
Oh, so that's what happened to the First Official Johnny Dollar Homage thread with its 2,000+ comments, it just rolled away into the sunset.
I'm relieved to learn that, Anisha, as I'm sure Ellen is happy to have her durable record in tact and available for posterity! :lol:
May 11, 2009, 9:08:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

pegleg peggy on Mon 5.11 8:10pm  
i guess i'm important then, and me pointing out my thread will be my anti-thread was right!! maybe anisha should get rid of it?? it will serve as a reminder I was right!!
as for nip,
my middle name is walter, yes i did use it, had fun also. (thanks for "defending me?"
as long as you post about me there, i will respond here. and NH is on topic here because it deals with cable news, so doesnt Nh with fox!!!
as long as NH posts about fox news
this site will post about NH
May 11, 2009, 9:17:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Chris, if you really want to post there again you have to stoop to their level. Proxy.
May 11, 2009, 9:22:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I saw Stephen Hayes from the Weekly Standard for the first time tonight on Bret Baier's show.
I think he is a great addition. He is calm, sensible, rational and has a very pleasant manner while disagreeing.  
O'Reilly's show had some strange guests tonight. The dingbat feminist from the LAT was the strangest even when comparing her to the other guest on that segment.
If I understood her correctly Carrie Prejean was personally villified but deserved no protection or support from women's groups b/c she is an adult.
So why all the furor from those same silent groups when BOR said Helen Thomas sounded like the Wicked Witch of the East? Or David Shuster with his infamous Hillary pimping out Chelsea comment. Surely those three are adults (Prejean is a babe in arms compared to two of them) and not deserving of the vociferous support they got.
I was surprised that BOR didn't bring up the Helen Thomas cackle b/c it was recent and directly involved him.
The feminist movement has never so much as raised an eyebrow when conservative women are being crucified. In fact some of them bring along extra nails for the likes of Sarah Palin and Phyllis Schaffly.
National Organization of Women my derrerire (?). Under the guise of all women's rights they actually exist to further a radical liberal agenda.
May 11, 2009, 9:26:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

fox fan,
since i got banned again, I dont want to
May 11, 2009, 9:53:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

radical liberal agenda.
Grammie | 05.11.09 - 9:31 pm | #  
can NH go under that catergory to?? LOL
(joke NH, get that??)
May 11, 2009, 9:56:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply

RQ: why is the left so mad at fox news for??
dont they know they have:
abc,nbc,cbs,msnbc,cnn, latimes, nytimes, one of the washington papers,boston globe and countless other newspapers and tv stations (local)-the local media wont go after the gov. only the boston herald does, here in MA-i could go off on it but its O/T)
over a slogan?? now thats sad!!! ( bitching about a slogan, the posters here wised me up about that when i did, i appreciate them showing me how stupid it is)
oh wait, it goes AGAINST THEM!!! and they dont like that, poor babies
i wonder who has a bigger aud.
foxnews or all the others i mentioned??
May 11, 2009, 10:31:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

just heard the most incoherrent rambling from the countdown replay. olbermann actually proves oreilly correct by quoting oreilly, the quoting churchhill. all this preceeded by a good videoclip example or obama opologizing to the world/blaming america first. and lying of course and being genrally mentallly retarded (literally).... but boy that boy is cool.(phony, hero of the stupid). olbermann's rant ws so long and unfocused, its had no point. it was so "tortured" it simply was meant to impress by the way it sounds, not its substance. like obama.
olbermann literally has no respect for his followers. he tries to shaped them into his image, or his version of the truth. if you disagree, expecially if your correct, you are a nazi to him. so you better not let olbermann know you disagree. if your a celebrity on his show, and you disagree, thats ok, cuz olbermann will just laugh thru the slanderous jokes (garafolo, etc).
....just like obama laughing at wanda sykes jokes about hoping for rush limbaugh to die.

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May 11, 2009, 10:55:16 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"Prejean is a babe..."-Grammie
May 11, 2009, 11:31:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

" "Prejean is a babe..."-Grammie
ramjet | Homepage | 05.11.09 - 11:36 pm | # "
Just further proof that No. 24 of Rush's 35 Undeniable Truths of life is right on.
No. 24 Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.  
May 12, 2009, 12:18:28 PM EDT – Like – Reply