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Friday Links & Open Thread

Latest cable news links [updated through the day]:

FNC stunning numbers: 11 million viewers! Thursday's numbers.

Geraldo's absence today explained: fire injuries.

False CNN ireport roils APPL.

Star-studded flight.

Greta slams media "arrogance".

Greta video: behind the scenes in the spin room.

Olbermann/Kos connection resurfaces.

Strategy Room, AC360 webstreams reviewed.

Q&A: Campaign Carl, Mr Bill O'Reilly.

Hotline quotes. Debate losers: pundits?

Schneider is back. Where's Costello?

Cable eclipses broadcast.

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

Steve L
Finally, somebody nailed Barney over his total lack of accountability! Bill had to raise his voice to stop the nonsense. Great TV.
October 3, 2008, 8:05:56 AM EDT – Like – Reply

david smawley
Barney got his Fannie Mae spanked and for a change, he most likely didn't like it. I hope Bill continues to call out these corrupt politicians, Chris Dodd should be next. O'Reilly at his best when he nails "cowards" like Frank.
October 3, 2008, 3:22:56 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Congratulations to FOX NEWS for their ratings win last night and largest audience, ever.
It couldn't happen to a nicer, more professional and objective group of journalists.
October 3, 2008, 5:55:41 PM EDT – Like – Reply

So much for FOX News being "in for a very rough 2008", eh Media Matters?
11+ million viewers. But it doesn't even matter, because Keith Olbermann for one is proof that you can spin ratings any which way. Of course 2008 isn't over yet, but I'm sure Hillary Clinton's hack website won't acknowledge any positive angle in this regard for FOX, even if they continue with impressive numbers for the coming Pres. debates.
October 3, 2008, 6:12:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

In the 'ratings comments' section of TVSnoozer, I love the comment from tinafromtampa.
On one of the most watched debates ever (#2 ?) MSLSD pulls Air America Numbers compaired to everybody else. And That's a good thing?
Well then I guess I can say that even though Mike Malloy is on just 16 stations, it's much better then when he was on 12 stations?
Oh the spin, THE SPIN! Will Robinson!
October 3, 2008, 6:31:11 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Love those FNC ratings! They are on top, while the Olby the Clown led MSNBC stays in the toilet.
Business as usual.
October 3, 2008, 8:17:18 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I have to admit that I couldn't watch the debate on FNC. I prefer HD for its better quality video and true 5.1 audio, so I stomached giving my rating to PBS-HD.
October 3, 2008, 9:10:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
FNC made total viewer history, but not key demo history. CNN still beat them. :o(
October 3, 2008, 9:22:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
I watched the debate portion on Fox2 det in hd then back to FNC for the post-game.
October 3, 2008, 9:23:07 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Mike C.
Fox 5 here in New York doesn't air their newscasts, or any other local programming, in HD. But it does air what the Fox Network airs in HD. The debate last night is an example of that.
Can I trade flights with Greta? Coming to and from Palm Beach International, the flight was full and it was loaded with families and their little kids. On the flight down, there was a little girl screaming in pain on and off. (My Dad scared me into sympathy by explaining the reason for the screaming. I won't share his explanation.) On both flights, many little kids were crying, but that subsided after take-off.
October 3, 2008, 9:31:47 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I never think of the local channels but I should have checked Detroit Fox2 HD too. I would have felt much less icky...
October 3, 2008, 9:43:15 PM EDT – Like – Reply