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Tuesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Stiffing Fox an Obama blunder?

Monday's numbers: FNC tops rivals combined!  Beck smashWeekend numbers.  Weekly ranker.

Ad shuffle update.  Blackwater blackout?

Q&A: Shep, Geraldo. Rivera erupts. Wishful thinking?

Video: Fox Report's 10th.  Hotline after dark.

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

If Geraldo does go over to MSNBC. Will he blow kisses to Obama like he did to Clinton during his CNBC days?
Now, to show that it is 'Fair & Balanced', FNC should replace Geraldo with a liberal show that everybody would tune into.
How about the 'Kirstin Powers & Rachel Sklar Show?'
Yeah! That's the ticket!
September 15, 2009, 2:21:03 AM EDT – Like – Reply

THe Hideous Hens of Houndland Love Acorn!!!!!
Glenn Beck proudly announces that Fox reported on ACORN … ACORN . . . ACORN . . . x 133
Reported by Julie - Mon 8:28 PM
“Independent Filmmaker” James O’Keefe And “Brokeback Priests?”
Reported by Priscilla - Mon 7:17 PM
Nothing More Important To Fox News Than Its Crusade Against ACORN, An Organization Devoted To Helping The Poor And Oh, Yeah, Minorities
Reported by Ellen - Mon 6:50 PM
They whine on and on about Fox coverage but the conveniently leave out Acorns many problems.
They are respnsible for putting people into homes they could not afford.
There are any number of investigations taking place reagarding Acorn around the country.
If anyone thinks this outfit is really "helping" people all they need to do is look at the videos.
Yes, not all Acorn members are responsible for the problems they have but it appears that the hate filled Mutts would rather attack Fox than anything else.
September 15, 2009, 8:35:44 AM EDT – Like – Reply

September 15, 2009, 10:02:29 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy
I don't care where Geraldo is or goes as long as it's not CNN International or the BBC.  
As for replacing Geraldo with Kristen Powers, she is anything but a Democrat, I don't care what initial she puts behind her name. I doubt Bill Bradley would accept a position at FOX, but he'd be a great choice.
The "Hens"! Blah, blah, blah. That whine is like codfish pie. It gets old the next day.
September 15, 2009, 10:02:47 AM EDT – Like – Reply

cee | 09.15.09 - 10:07 am |
OK. I give up.
September 15, 2009, 10:35:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The "Hens"! Blah, blah, blah. That whine is like codfish pie. It gets old the next day.
Pat Pomeroy | 09.15.09 - 10:07 am | #  
Get used to it.
September 15, 2009, 10:36:36 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Hey Damail, I'd like to ask you some questions. Why do you defend Beck and a channel that hates the Government? You said once on the Fox Defender site you were a postal worker. Isn't that a Government job? What kind of health insurance do you have? Do you hate your job? If so why don't you leave it?
john t | 09.15.09 - 1:57 am | #  
Hey, little johnt, I'd like to ask you a few questions. Why do you defend the News Hens and their racism, mysoginy, distortions and lies?
Didn't you say you were a union worker? A good job for people who usually follow like sheep.
September 15, 2009, 11:19:45 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Why do you defend ...a channel that hates the Government? john t | 09.15.09 - 1:57 am | #  
Were these clowns making this ridiculous charge before January 20th of this year?
September 15, 2009, 12:09:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

On yesterdays post I stated that more ACORN tapes were sure to come out. Just on FOX that of course another tape is going to be released today. I should have bought stock in popcorn because this is going to be so much fun that the popcorn stocks will bust through the ceiling.  

Edited By Siteowner
September 15, 2009, 2:03:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

That Salzbeg guy must get his ideas about "racists" from News Hounds. He's an idiot.
September 15, 2009, 2:38:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Happy 10th Anniversary to the "Fox Report." :+:  
September 15, 2009, 2:45:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply

TV Newser had Beck's ratings wrong before and they have corrected them.
Beck totally destroyed the competition with excellent weekend ratings (they were covering Obama's speech, BTW)...
"The 1pmET hour of Glenn Beck's 9/12 special drew 2.34M Total Viewers and 608K in A25-54 demo -- up a whopping 144% in Total Viewers and up 161% in demo viewers from the previous Saturday. The 2pmET hour built on the 1pm hour averaging 2.57M Total Viewers (up 189%) and 708K A25-54 viewers (up 226%).
"Beck's two hours more than doubled the combined averages, in the demo and Total Viewers, of CNN (201K in demo, 678K Total) and MSNBC (125K in demo, 343K Total) from 1-3pmET Saturday."
September 15, 2009, 4:05:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy
Thanks for that update, Cee, but isn't the topic of this thread the Newshounds? I would hate for us to lose focus on this crucial topic of vital concern to all.
September 15, 2009, 4:34:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
NO it isn't. If you're auditioning for the role of topic policeman, you're off to a bad start.
September 15, 2009, 4:40:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
The topic of this thread is cable news and the links posted today.
September 15, 2009, 5:02:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Newshounds Negative Nabobs of Negativism fail to report the story of teh Brooklyn DA who is investigating Acorn.
Those poor puppies are so hate filled over Fox that they once again leave out important information from their whines.
September 15, 2009, 5:57:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

MM is calling for people to contact CNN to drop Lou Dobbs. If CNN doesnt drop Lou, they advocate going after the advertisers.
re: Obama Blunder: I think it is. FOX wont beg for Obama to come on, but by shunning FOX, he is shunning FOX viewers (BTW more Dems/IND watch Fox news)
September 15, 2009, 7:01:51 PM EDT – Like – Reply

This is hysterical.
In AM Radio Appearance, Charles Gibson Unaware of Five Day-Old ACORN Controversy, Senate Vote to De-Fund
Read the transcript or listen to the audio so you will believe it.
Either he was telling a white lie to keep from stating an opinion of Acorn/Senate action or he is an incompetent boob.  
Or, probably it is just beneath him. As he said:
"Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables."
Of course the "legitimate" news casts could not possibly stoop to covering an organization that POTUS worked with in the past and receives millions and millions of taxpayer funds that the Senate votes overwhelmingly to stop.
I can just see Charlie leaning back, head slightly tilted looking down his nose past his perched glasses saying: The cable outfits are there just so they can cover this type of sleazy non news while we concentrate on ignoring Van Jones, Town Hall meetings and Tea Party Protests.
September 15, 2009, 7:39:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
NO it isn't. If you're auditioning for the role of topic policeman, you're off to a bad start.
Mike C. | Homepage | 09.15.09 - 5:07 pm | #
The topic of this thread is cable news and the links posted today.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 09.15.09 - 4:45 pm | #
September 15, 2009, 9:21:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
OK FF, should I worry about what FTFY is supposed to stand for?
September 15, 2009, 9:37:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Fixed that for you.  
We all know who enforces the laws around here, and it's not you. :lol:
September 15, 2009, 9:40:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
FF, you mixed me and J$ up. J$ made the topic policeman comment, I defined the purpose of this thread.
September 15, 2009, 9:49:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
It was intentional. You are the official J$P policeman.
September 15, 2009, 9:59:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Oh, that's why you mixed them up. Okay. Sorry.
September 15, 2009, 10:00:27 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
Don't be sorry. I'm pretty sure most people appreciate it.
September 15, 2009, 10:19:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy | 09.15.09 - 10:07 am  
Bill Bradley over Kirstin Powers??? Why would I want to fall asleep on a Saturday Night?
Clue to Pomeroy. FNC. Must put on shows that people will watch so in turn, create ad revenue.
Bradley? I guess he would be okay for taxpayer funded PBS or taxpayer bailout funded MSNBC. But for FNC he would have to put on a show that would attract an audience. Which means more than one person would have to show up.
I'll stick with the easy on the eyes and broad minded Kirstin Powers along with the multi talented Rachel Sklar.
September 15, 2009, 10:43:05 PM EDT – Like – Reply

" It was intentional. You are the official J$P policeman.
Fox Fan | 09.15.09 - 10:04 pm | # "
I agree and a nicer lawman we couldn't find. :+:  
Just keep it on the QT. We wouldn't want Johnny to suspect that you're the real muscle.
September 15, 2009, 10:51:49 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Might want to start a Carlos Watson watch. It's been 21 days since he last did a tweet.
September 15, 2009, 11:11:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I think we already have material for Fox Haters' review. Newswoofs has one thread about the ACORN whistleblowers where they insinuate that Hannah is w-a-a-a-y too convincing as a whore (nudge nudge, wink wink), and that the two filmmakers might be sleeping together. I wonder if Olbermann has adopted that line of thinking yet.
September 15, 2009, 11:55:40 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy
I appreciate the clarity regarding the topic. It's often difficult to understand when so much of the conversation is devoted to another website, particularly a very poor website which I doubt anyone takes seriously. If that is cable news, so be it. I'm sure you can appreciate the confusion. In any event, it's boring, so I'll pursue more interesting topics and just ignore this repetition.
September 16, 2009, 12:20:45 AM EDT – Like – Reply

September 16, 2009, 12:21:14 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I hope that poor girl has that baby soon.
She is obviously showing the strain of that unreasonable but unshakeable dread that you are going to be NINE MONTHS PREGNANT for the rest of your life.    
The more I see of Megan Kelley the more I like her. She and Bill are a great pair in the morning.
September 16, 2009, 1:47:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply

I'm sure you can appreciate the confusion.  
Pat Pomeroy | 09.16.09 - 12:25 am | #
Oh, please, Mark. There is no confusion for you surrounding this. You've been around here off and on for several years and know that Johnny runs the site to dispute the sort of anti-FNC charges and memes that come out of sites like NH.
You are pretending to be relatively new and to be confused merely to complain.
Why do you engage in this sort of flamboyant play acting at your age?
Why are you, Patsy, Haggis, and Patrick, etc etc. weirdly unable to just talk to people on the internet as you are, without engaging in games?
Why must you do a "I'm having you on and enjoying that you know I'm having you on....and that we're all pretending otherwise...and all eyes are on me".... sort of charade?
What in the hell is it that grown men would act like this?
September 16, 2009, 5:54:54 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Yeah, Grammie, that was definitely some swollen feet talking there with Megyn.
Lis is a very nice person and was making a fairly arguable case that wasn't over-the-top, to say the least.
Johnny, if you happen upon any publicity shots of Megyn's nursery, please give us a link!
September 16, 2009, 10:42:06 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Pat Pomeroy
Sorry I raised your hackles. Talk about confused. Everything you said confused me even more. You presume an intimacy that is uninvited. I began this dialogue when I returned to the States for passport/immigration/work permit purposes, as I do every Fall, and I watched a great deal of news, real news on the broadcast stations and to a lesser extent on CNN, largely fables on MSNBC and FOX. I then came here to reflect on what I believe to be the deplorable state of cable news in the States. But, at least 50% of the discussion here is not about cable news but about people who comment on cable news. My tastes seem to different than yours. Secondary reflections don't send me into some frenzied delight. I'm pleased you find the same such a vital part of your life.
September 16, 2009, 10:53:51 AM EDT – Like – Reply

You are scary, Mister.
September 16, 2009, 11:20:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply

You are scary, Mister.
Cecelia | 09.16.09 - 11:25 am | #  
No, he is just very confused.
September 16, 2009, 12:04:04 PM EDT – Like – Reply