12/24/09 11:16 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Weekend cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

Journalistic ethics: "cowardly and despicable"...when it's Fox.

Bauder: whither cable news?

UK: Election coverage review.

Greta's Palin update. Pix.

MSNBC's documentary dispute.

Barney bashes Bill.

Sunday talkers: roundup.

Phil Griffin in Obamaland.

Peter Herridge update.

Alysin applauded.


Huckabee hosts Oliver Stone.

Again, Hughley and Huckabee compared.

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

Mike C.
I'm watching "Huckabee" on my DVR. I tried watching the Oliver Stone interview, but gave up once he trotted out the JFK conspiracy theories. Plus, the clip shown of "JFK" creeped me out. So, I skipped ahead.
November 8, 2008, 8:58:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I don't trust stories from David Bauder anymore. Did you notice how he took the opportunity to bash FNC and diminish them as a channel that only Republicans watch?
Barney Frank bashing BOR didn't affect me. He's marginalized to me...unless he starts appearing on "Countdown."
A minor jab that I did take personally took place in "The Mayne Event" piece with Kenny Mayne on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." It didn't involve anything Kenny said; so, I still like him. But this week's piece centered around three Obama for America interns who waited until Election night at Grant Park to hold their Fantasy Draft. So, they pretended (for the piece) to call famous people like Colin Powell and Bill O'Reilly to get their fantasy picks. When it came time for BOR, one intern said: "Bill O'Reilly just picked LaDanian Tomlinson." Then, the three interns laughed obnoxiously. Apparently, LT isn't doing so well right now. I assume the point of that was: BOR is a dumb, clueless right-winger. Right? Nice.
November 9, 2008, 4:47:22 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
The "when it's Fox" link went further off the rails when the guy applauded Nate Silver.
November 9, 2008, 9:19:03 PM EST – Like – Reply

Mike C.
I couldn't help but notice that for the billionth time, Greta's comment threads have gone way off topic into partisan rhetoric and propaganda via cut-and-paste. It doesn't matter if some loser from Long Island with his own blog advises the thread to stay on topic. They do whatever they want.
November 9, 2008, 10:03:45 PM EST – Like – Reply