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Wednesday Cable News Links and Open Thread

Why Beck should host SNL?  Olbermann: misogynist?

Tuesday's numbers: O'Reilly-Beck-Hannity 1-2-3.

Just what cable news needs: ombudsmen? Analysis.

The war on Fox: who is winning? Who's right?

Did Olbermann cross the line?  Hotline after dark.

Profiles: Jenna, Kiran.  Clayton Morris in Bluefield.

FBN leaksAdventures with Joe.  Today's outrage.

Updated through the day.  Use our valuable bandwidth to post your cable news comments in today's open thread. Standard rules apply.

I do not think Beck was making a moral equivalency argument here....He simply argued that if you're a journalist and quiet now about government authority classifying a news gathering group as "opposition," what can you do when you are treated as such? The extreme example of human nature (it was ok when it was that group, but do not treat me the same poor way) is the old Niemöller quote about Germany's minorities (Communists, Jews, unionists, Catholics....).
I personally think Beck is safer simply mocking Obama and the rest of the narcissistic and thin-skinned administration.
October 14, 2009, 8:52:27 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Seems like there is no line Olby won't cross. He'll continue to bash others thought. Hypocrite
October 14, 2009, 9:10:27 AM EDT – Like – Reply

The Hideous Heinous Haters of Houndland still don't get teh difference between news reporting and opinion.
Brit Hume Scolds the White House, Defends Fox
Reported by Julie - Tue 5:42 PM
They are so lost.
October 14, 2009, 12:27:44 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Comment: For bloviation, personal attacks, and outright lies, you just can’t beat News Hounds.
Bill O’Reilly Lies And Smears During Journalism Award Acceptance Speech
Reported by Priscilla - October 14, 2009 - comments  
OH!!! The irony!!!!!
October 14, 2009, 1:48:25 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It warms the cockles of my heart to witness the countless, prominent members of the press, putting aside their competitive natures and ideological differences, rallying in support of Fox News in the letter and the spirit of the 1st Amendment free press clause; and establishing a sense of unity for the reaffirmation of their obligation and responsibility as individual parts of a free , independent and unfettered press, to, as the Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics put so eloquently, "Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable."
A highly-respected and brilliant journalist in giving the keynote address at the National Conference for Media Reform Conference in Minneapolis on June 7, 2008, said,  
"Sadly, in many respects, the Fourth Estate has become the fifth column of democracy, colluding with the powers that be in a culture of deception that subverts the thing most necessary to freedom, and that is the truth."
"But we’re not alone and we know what we need to say. So let us all go tell it on the mountains and in the cities. From our websites and laptops, the street corners and coffeehouses, the delis and diners, the factory floors and the bookstores. On campus, at the mall, the synagogue, sanctuary and mosque, let’s tell it where we can, when we can and while we still can."  
"Democracy only works when ordinary people claim it as their own."
October 14, 2009, 3:12:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Oreilly is having another segment on Limbaugh. I really dont care if Rush owns a NFL Team
October 14, 2009, 6:00:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Everyone should go to Michelle Malkin's blog, the "M" for Misogyny item. It is a major hat tip to J$ and OW. Congrats Johnny.
October 14, 2009, 6:12:22 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
"I really dont care if Rush owns a NFL Team"
Hannity is doing a segment on it tonite: a debate between Steven A Smith (ex-ESPN) and Al Sharpton.
October 14, 2009, 6:20:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

nancy san miguel
yes everyone should go to the blog
careful people we don't want any of you three making a scene with your canes
October 14, 2009, 6:26:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar | Homepage | 10.14.09 - 6:25 pm |
should be good.
October 14, 2009, 6:44:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

what a hypocrite Olbermann is:
Opening this evening's Countdown, Olbermann said that Rush Limbaugh's observation that Glenn Beck was the result of his success "is like congratulating yourself for spreading syphyllis."
And he talks about OTHERS hate speech
(quote from newsbusters)
October 14, 2009, 7:06:48 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
nancy san miguel | 10.14.09 - 6:31 pm | #
LOL Thank you for that, nancy. I'm sure chris and I will be waving our canes wildly while we down Wild Turkey and play Bingo.
October 14, 2009, 8:13:29 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
FNC needs to drop those Giovanni CD commercials. They are horrible.
October 14, 2009, 9:57:34 PM EDT – Like – Reply

I'll game, Chris and FF, with one exception.
Last time I did the Turkey Trot with that Wild Turkey I wound up with a most puzzling tatto and got teased to no end at the Bingo Parlor. So if its all the same to you two I'll soar around with the Grey Goose while holding on tightly to both my canes.
October 14, 2009, 10:02:52 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Give up those walking sticks girl. Time to enter the 21st Century. Put a leash on your Goose, trade in the Turkey Trot for the Fox Trot, and hold on tight to the best way to get from one place to another since Mom pushed and we rode in our baby carriage.
October 15, 2009, 12:14:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply