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Elliot Spitzer news storm.

Tuesday's numbers.

Disrespecting Tucker.

Laura Ingle: Iron Maiden planning.

Video: Bo Dietl on Spitzer.

Jeff Cohen resurfaces.

Hotline quotes.

Shep Smith profile (via TVN). Shep shines at Oxford Square.

Glenn Beck smacks Keith Olbermann. Beck profile.

"Special Comment" tonight. OlbyFan sours.

Janice Dean on Red Eye tonight.

Jeffrey Toobin from Maui.

Ethics murkiness.

NY Times on Elliot Spitzer coverage.

Shawn Hogan's CNN experience. CNN's oops.

Pix: Courtney in the Middle East.

Weather trumps news.

Christianne Amanpour with Kalb.

Fair, balanced, and first. Confused.

A not-so-delicate question.

MSNBC's white patriarchy?

Video: Geraldo with Colbert:

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I've been up and down w/Scarborough ever since he's been on TV. I like SC at first, then stopped watching when he was in full "Bush bashing" mode. Then when he started Morning Joe, I hated how he and Mika seemed allied against all things conservative, but started watching again as they began to disagree and actually discuss more than one side to a subject!).
But now he's back to his obnoxious self. He is SO sarcastic that I envision an "Imus" moment any day now. I actually watched almost the whole show this a.m., and he would not stop with the Geraldine Ferraro story, even though non-conservatives such as Kristina Vandenhuevel and John Ridley advised him that there were bigger issues to discuss.  
And Ridley tried SEVERAL times to make a point, but Scarborough kept talking over him, as he did with other guests as well.  
Scarborough is damn lucky to have a job in broadcasting, and he is acting like such a loudmouth know-it-all with no regard for his co-hosts nor his guests. This is especially troubling since this very week, we see that Tucker is getting the boot. I think they're dumping the wrong guy.
March 12, 2008, 11:16:21 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
And strangely he is just starting to get some good press. I think he'll be around for a while. MSNBC seems to like the smart-aleck approach currently.
March 12, 2008, 11:24:40 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I loved Glenn Beck's smack of KO. That was great.
March 12, 2008, 12:28:58 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I'm only so-so on Beck. He does go overboard from time to time. But in this case, he laid it out with clips and documentation. His takedown strikes me as pretty much incontestible.
March 12, 2008, 12:55:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike Chimeri
I'm also so-so with Glenn and with John Gibson, but when they bash KO, I love it.
It's pleasing to see how well The Weather Channel is doing ratings-wise. I credit TWC, their local forecasts, and the music excerpts used in them since the mid-1980s for helping shape who I am today. There's one problem I have with them: "Forecast Earth," the environmental/Global Warming hysteria series hosted by Dr. Heidi Cullen. You might say that Heidi is the Keith Olbermann of TWC.
March 12, 2008, 2:54:46 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I could not agree with you more. I am a F&F fan but I have checked out Scarborough over the last few weeks and I can'at tell where he is comming from, he is all over the map. There is just no structure to the show.
March 12, 2008, 9:33:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply