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Wednesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Post debate: MSNBC vs FNC.

Tuesday's numbers: CNN tops.

Chat: Tucker and Anna Marie Cox.

O'Reilly with Reege.

Hannity re-signs: Stelter.

Cable's unpredictability.

Weather, or not?

Weekly ranker. CNBC gains.

Q&A: Carville.

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

"McCain has a menacing smile," MSNBC's Chris Matthews-- Chickaboomer
What a putz...
October 8, 2008, 3:58:04 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Glad to see Hannity Insanity will continue, although I was bored when he let himself get caught up arguing with the Obama aide over whether he was anti-Semite.
BTW, McCain blew it in the debate. He came off poorly. I imagined him yelling. "Hey kids, get off of my lawn!" halfway through. When he did attack, he was clumsy. When he didn't attack (i.e. Ayers), he undercut the messages coming out of the campaign.
Channel bouncing between commercials, I caught Maddow's take. Her delivery was natural and her commentary pointed. Even if you didn't agree with her, you should have been a little impressed by that.
Finally, I missed Frank Luntz's dials. How'd that go?
October 8, 2008, 10:20:24 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Thank Goodness that we have Sean.
My question is why does FNC keep Colmes? There are so many appealing liberals who could fill in that slot.
October 8, 2008, 10:23:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
More of Luntz's group identified with Obama than McCain. Once I saw that, I switched away. I knew that if the focus group says Obama won, it's over. And it's over. McCain has emotionlessed and diplomated his way to defeat. Obama used emotion to tug at voters' heartstrings. BAM! Winner!
So, I guess The Weather Channel's meteoroglists will show up on MSNBC and "Countdown" after all. Now my Olbermann Derangement Syndrome is acting up. >
October 8, 2008, 1:30:00 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Oh, by the way, did you notice that when the debate was over, Barack and Michelle Obama stuck around with the audience, shaking hands and taking pictures. Where was McCain? If that doesn't show that Obama has all but locked up the Presidency for TWO (yes, I said two) terms, I don't know what will.
October 8, 2008, 1:34:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Two terms Mike? What are you smoking? You have Sarah Palin to rest your hopes on in 2012.
Where is Jeff these days? I saw him posting over on TVNewser as Mr10inches but other than that I haven't seen him.
October 8, 2008, 3:03:26 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Actually, I did not notice that. After the debate, I saw McCain and his wife pumping hands as vigorously (maybe more vigorously) than Obama and his wife. Maybe that's because I was watching MyDebates.org over the internet. Maybe they were a little more fair in their presentation than cable news feeds.
October 8, 2008, 3:32:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
If I had just checked the Upcoming Appearances page on BillOReilly.com, I would have known BOR was going to be on "Live with" this morning so I could have set my DVR for it.
October 8, 2008, 4:13:20 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Danny with No TV,
I am still confused about Hulu and your earlier comment.
If you can watch the debates over the internet using one of the cable news outlet's streams, why would you watch on Hulu?  
Is there commentary using Hulu? Apparently you prefer this MyDebates.org site, No?
October 8, 2008, 4:28:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I was not aware that Hulo provided debates. That give me another alternative. Johnny said that the last debate over Hulu (if I understood him correctly) might be produced by the Fox network. Since I like Fox, that gives me somethng to consider.
At any rate, I like having choices.
October 8, 2008, 5:08:17 PM EDT – Like – Reply

No there is no commentary over the mydebates feed. Everynow and then they, annoyingly, ask a question about the debate which you can choose not to answer.
October 8, 2008, 5:09:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

my last two should have been addressed to keith. sorry mike and keith.
October 8, 2008, 5:53:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I didn't say anything about Hulu.
October 8, 2008, 6:01:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

At least you have to admit that my mistake was not as bad as this one.
I am sure it will be played and replayed on cable news shortly.
October 8, 2008, 7:00:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

More proof that Geraldo is a complete buffoon.
October 8, 2008, 7:01:59 PM EDT – Like – Reply

MCCain and Cindy stayed for only a few minutes. Obama and his wife stayed for a whole 20 mintues shaking hands, posing for pictures and signing autographs. It gives the impression that McCain and Cindy just wanted to get the hell out of there.
October 8, 2008, 8:54:03 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
That's a hilarious video, Danny. BTW, why do you not have cable? You must have high speed internet to watch streaming video. Cable is much better at streaming video than the internet no matter what kind of bandwidth you have! :+:
October 8, 2008, 9:43:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I'm just glad Geraldo is okay after the minor fire at his house Friday morning.
October 8, 2008, 10:25:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
And Nick DiPaolo was in the Strategy Room? Wow! Good to see him.
October 8, 2008, 10:26:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan,
First I never watched enough cable or satellite TV to make the cost worthwhile. Second, the intenret (and my DVD projector) waste enough of my time, and I don't need something else on which to waste time; Third, I find that I can watch most of my favorite shows on internet. More and more shows are becoming available.
The shows I miss are as follows: Fox News opinion shows; the History channel; the games of my favorite professional football team.
Much of the best of Fox News can be found on the net (i.e. the Fox News channel site). I have been going to a restaurant to watch my favorite football team. I just reacently found that the Sunday night games are streamed, so I will be able to watch more games at home.
I really think that watching TV over the net is the wave of the future. Sometimes I catch Hannity's radio show, which is streamed. One day, I have no doubt that all of Fox News will be streamed.
October 8, 2008, 11:26:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
"I really think that watching TV over the net is the wave of the future."
Absolutely. I'm not sure if it's ready for primetime just yet though...
Cable. Worth $50.
October 9, 2008, 7:01:22 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks
"although I was bored when he let himself get caught up arguing with the Obama aide over whether he was anti-Semite."
How cowardly can you get. He was there to "defend" obama and he stoops to attack/smear Hannity. Is Hannity running for potUS?
October 10, 2008, 8:22:36 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Olby Sucks, the Obama guy was making a point that guilt by association stretched can be absurd. Not cowardly at all. On the other hand, why did O'Reilly keep talking about it instead of moving on to something else? Methinks BOR got played on his own show.
October 11, 2008, 8:16:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

OS Rules
On the other hand, why did O'Reilly keep talking about it instead of moving on to something else? Methinks BOR got played on his own show.
Interloper | 10.11.08 - 8:21 pm | #  
Who said anything about Bill O'Reily?
Hannity was the topic. In that case, you're right. Hannity should have knocked him out of his chair. End of smear.
October 12, 2008, 1:14:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Woops. OS Rules is my newshound name. AAP jacked OS so I changed.
October 12, 2008, 1:16:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Just goes to show you, Olby Sucks, that you should stick to civilized parts of town where the comic stylings of Patsy are not welcomed.
October 12, 2008, 2:05:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply