7/7/09 9:15 AM

Weekend Cable News Links and Open Thread

Wolff bites Fox.

MSNBC HD preview.

Sunday talkers: HuffPo recap.

Olby warns Kos about criticizing him.

FNC's special Saturday. Schedule. See News Watch online.

Amanpour, Maddow honored.  Contessa at two.

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

I have thought for a long time that Fox News Watch is the best show on the weekend and could never understand why: #1 it was not in primetime and #2 it was not an hour long. I guess that I am okay with it being 100% on the web but they should still try and make it an hour long or so. There is so much bias media out there week-to-week that 1/2 hour (really 21 minutes) just is not enough.
June 27, 2009, 9:45:32 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
It's on the web just for this weekend as far as I can tell, because of the expanded live coverage going on.
June 27, 2009, 10:10:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply

My gosh, Olbermann is getting more paranoid by the millisecond.
June 27, 2009, 3:14:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

According to something Mike has posted at OW, on his news show today, Shep Smith gave Olby down the road over his remarks to his Kos critics.
June 27, 2009, 10:30:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Oh, sorry, I read wrong, Johnny.
It was the Sheperd at Newsbusters rather than Shep Smith.
June 27, 2009, 11:03:02 PM EDT – Like – Reply

FOX News breaks story about Billy Mays found dead.
The other networks haven't even mentioned it yet (the websites are blank... even Drudge says nothing). Not Billy... NOT BILLY!
June 28, 2009, 12:09:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Wolff has a nice theory.
A theory. I think I have heard it before regarding talk radio.
It is a nice way to rationalize and make disappear the emotions that must truly irritate the ivory tower dwellers.
THAT has been going on since there have been "elites" and "commoners."
June 28, 2009, 12:28:13 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
I would wager that Billy Mays was the most recognizable figure on cable news. Too bad, ending a very sad week for lots of folks.
June 28, 2009, 2:16:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Thanks for posting Billy and Sully's (Anthony Sullivan's) appearance on "Your World," J$.
June 28, 2009, 4:06:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Wolff better be careful, the fox he is biting could be rabid coming back to haunt him in the end.
June 28, 2009, 5:17:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

O’Reilly Sleight Of Hand On Sanford Affair: Make The Story About Liberal Viciousness, Ignore The Open Questions
Reported by Ellen - Sun 3:26 PM
Just another example ofthe idiocy that is News Hounds.
Ellen, the liar, states that O'Reilly's program ignored substantive issues regarding Gov Sanford.
Well, so what? Does she not get that the segment was about the vicious attacks against Sanford by the left?
Does she not know that these substantive issues were covered ad nauseum?
Just another example of Ellen the liar not approving of the way O'Reilly runs his program. SHe has nothing, nada, zip, zero so she decides that she does not approve of how a story is analyzed.
June 28, 2009, 5:42:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Wow, this Geraldo 1st hour was quite possibly, the most gossip-style hour ever... It was pretty interesting, to say the least, like TOTALLY out there with the political sex scandal talk.
By the way, thanks for putting the Billy Mays clip on. He will be missed.
June 28, 2009, 10:07:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply