12/24/09 11:16 PM

Wednesday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

Greta: good management and decency. Video: Greta on The View.

Tuesday's numbers.

Chris Matthews to grill Ayers?

Indefatigable Coop takes a dive.

Chris Wallace explains Fox's firewall.

Live Desk blog debuts.

B-roll bonanza.

The Fox & Friends formula.

The reel schlmeil.

Hotline after dark.

More Matthews maneuvers: analysis.

CNN's Showbiz team.

Conflict of interest?

Today's firing demand.

J$P 24-Hour Poll [closed]: What will Chris Matthews do?


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




Ashley
Excellent article from the Daily News on Fox and Friends. I didn't realize the F&F ratings were so high, it looks like their ratings equal their competition on CNN/MSNBC combined! Wow. Great job. Another reason why FNC is the #1 rated cable news network.
December 10, 2008, 11:58:03 AM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley | 12.10.08 - 12:03 pm |
 
Come on...Come on...No one's that much of a Lovey...You must be spreading this propaganda on the Murdoch dime.
 
Getting back to cable.
 
I thought the assisted suicide story(shown on tv) would at least get a mention on F&F this morning....It's right up their street...But not a peep...I wonder why?
 
"A documentary to be screened on Sky Real Lives tonight shows motor neurone disease sufferer Craig Ewert taking a lethal dose of drugs at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland."
December 10, 2008, 3:03:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Loved the Chickaboomer article about Keith "Czechoslovakia" Olbermann.
 
Another example of how when Keith accuses FNC of doing something, it's simply projecting, KO is the one doing it. All the li'l feller can talk about is FOX FOX FOX!!!! ALL FOX, ALL THE TIME!
 
I believe he wants to go back to Fox. if FNC offered him a job stocking supplies in the janitorial closet, he'd jump at it.
December 10, 2008, 3:30:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Why would MSNBC want to renew Chris Matthews? His ratings are as horrible. I recommend MSNBC take a break from (what they consider news), and show eps of Danger Mouse instead.
December 10, 2008, 3:36:34 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
This is off topic, but all this talk about Danger Mouse and I happened to spot this today:
 
http://tinyurl.com/57ocbk
 
Quite a bargain!
December 10, 2008, 3:41:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
That's an exceptionally good buy there...I wonder if they ship to the UK....This costs $46 on Amazon...Well spotted Johnny.
 
Looks like they ship overseas....$8.95
 
Jeeves and Wooster - The Complete Collection is also at a very good price.
December 10, 2008, 3:53:28 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley I think you should heed Johnny's link...Your in bad need of De-Foxing...This should help...But shut your ears during the socialist parts....You know what us Europeans are like...Especially about our free health care. :lol:
December 10, 2008, 4:01:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Especially about our free health care.  
ChippyMinton | 12.10.08 - 4:06 pm | #  
 
Are you making the claim that none of your tax dollars go towards your health care? If not, you're health care ain't free.
 
Why would I want to "defox"? Fox is so wonderful, it makes its haters spend all of their time talking about it.
December 10, 2008, 4:26:10 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Great ratings, as we've come to expect, for the Factor. Bill O'Reilly is bringing in ratings, once again showing why Fox is the number one cable news network, and the Factor has been #1 for more than 96 consecutive months.
December 10, 2008, 4:36:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
So, Chris Matthews is going to grill Bill Ayers, the terrorist.  
 
I bet we have not seen this level of tough questions since Barbara Walters interviewed 8 year old Drew Barrymore in 1982.
December 10, 2008, 4:40:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Love the blog post from Greta, FNC not laying people off. CNN is, NBC is.
 
FNC is not, obviously they know how to run a business and offer a product that America wants.
December 10, 2008, 5:06:41 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Here's a question for all the FNC brainiacs  
 
What does Hannity call his plump little briefcase?
December 10, 2008, 5:21:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I wonder if NostrADamus is related to Michael Scott, Regional Manager for Dunder-Mifflin.
December 10, 2008, 5:33:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
"Centaur is not the only publisher reducing staff numbers. Rupert Murdoch has revealed that he, too, is planning job cuts across the UK and Australia with News Corp, which publishes The Sun and News of the World, recording a 30 per cent drop in profits for the six months to September 2008."
 
Not so fast there young Ashley...News Corp is much more than FNC.
December 10, 2008, 5:35:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
As I did not mention General Electric, I also did not mention News Corp.
 
I was talking about FNC and Greta's blog. You have a problem, take it up with her.
December 10, 2008, 5:51:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley | 12.10.08 - 5:38 pm |
 
I watch the original at Wernham Hogg.
December 10, 2008, 5:53:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Jeeves and Wooster - The Complete Collection is also at a very good price.
ChippyMinton | 12.10.08 - 3:58 pm | #  
 
Wodehouse is great, but watching Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes would give you more pointers...
December 10, 2008, 7:41:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
What does Hannity call his plump little briefcase?
ChippyMinton | 12.10.08 - 5:26 pm | #  
 
He probably calls it the same thing that you call the plump lone that God gave you:  
 
Arse.
December 10, 2008, 7:44:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Never let it be said that the media didn't vet Obama...(AFTER the election)...
 
Next Up: Matthews and Ayers as necessitated by Ayers' public comments...
 
Currently: Politics the "Chicago Way" as necessitated by Gov. Blagojevich...
December 10, 2008, 7:55:11 PM EST – Like – Reply