12/24/09 11:16 PM

Weekend Links & Open Thread

Weekend cable news links [updated through the weekend]:

Maddow mention roundup: San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Kansas City Star, The Frisky, TV Barn, HuffPo, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsweek, Contracosta Times, Washington Post, Daily Voice.

Mika movin' on up, gets Shales hype.

Briggs's bride barb: just a joke.

Q&A: Coop. Spot the goof!

Today's Rupert reviews.

Saturday special: Waiting List.

Sunday talkers. HuffPo recap.

Tweet hazards.

Tuesday's numbers, Wednesday's numbers.

Greenroom hobnobbing.

Banned FNCer reviews Valkyrie.

Inauguration: Greta bows out.

The story everyone missed?

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




ChippyMinton
Hi-Ho folks...A rather fat Chippy here...I'm also a might mickey monk.
Hope everyone had a Robin Hood Christmas day.
 
Got a phone call from Haggis this morning...He's currently investigating the outback...So no access to the internet....He's sunburnt,,,but doing well.
 
Turned F&F on this morning...Hoping for some light Christmas fare...But who should appear....and me with a delicate head....But hater Malkin!....A bad start to any day in anyone's book...Let alone Boxing day
December 26, 2008, 4:58:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
I asked Santa for a big load of crap this Christmas. I finally got it, a day late!
 
Thanks Santa.
December 26, 2008, 6:14:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Turned F&F on this morning...Hoping for some light Christmas fare...But who should appear....and me with a delicate head....But hater Malkin!....A bad start to any day in anyone's book...Let alone Boxing day
ChippyMinton | 12.26.08 - 5:03 pm | #
 
Well, quit ating 'er, quv and ating FNC in general and all your days will be appy and bright...
 
Cheerio...
December 26, 2008, 6:19:11 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I asked Santa for a big load of crap this Christmas. I finally got it, a day late!
 
Thanks Santa.
Ashley | 12.26.08 - 6:19 pm | #  
 
Perhaps you should move to Chippy's locale then.
 
I saw Malkin on this morning about 8am eastern time and CM watched her "this morning" too with a five hour time difference.
December 26, 2008, 6:22:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Captain, I think we have a rift in the time-space continuum!
December 26, 2008, 6:32:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I recorded from 7:00 to 7:30 because S.E. Cupp was supposed to be on. Unfortunately, she was part of a trio that included Dan Gerstein. So, I stopped and erased once he was introduced.
December 26, 2008, 6:52:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Captain, I think we have a rift in the time-space continuum!
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.26.08 - 6:37 pm | #  
 
Is that you, Chief Engineer Scotty, or is that scurvy troll Haggis stowing away on our vessel again?
December 26, 2008, 6:55:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Perhaps you should move to Chippy's locale then.
Cecelia| 12.26.08 - 6:27 pm |
 
Come on Cecelia....Where's your Christmas spirit...No need for the off colour remarks....Maybe a glass of Carolling Cup would lift your festive spirit.  
 
Ashley, that's unfortunate...What you get?....the usual...Socks/aftershave...etc.....Maybe next year. The old man hit the bullseye for me....irons...Unfortunately I wasn't as good at hitting the bullseye this afternoon.  
 
Johnny...I've a question...I see you've a quote from Asman on the front page....I'll resist the temptation....saying "exclusive videos" Where are these exclusive videos he talks of?
December 26, 2008, 7:00:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
All he said was "You guys are great!" The quotation is limited to that.
December 26, 2008, 7:37:00 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
Why do CNN and MSNBC always benefit on weekends and holidays in the 25-54 demo?
December 26, 2008, 7:45:55 PM EST – Like – Reply


david smawley
What did Santa bring you Haggis? The usual animal inards for the New Years Holiday boil? It's clear the Dicken's Spirits skipped you, just now I look at you as the return of Jacob Marley. Wearing the well earned chains that he forged in life. Go play on some newshound like website more interested in your unwelcomed insulting commentary than those of us here. However, You do provide comic, moron releif from time to time when no one else is posting.
December 26, 2008, 8:58:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.26.08 - 7:50 pm |
 
Well spotted young Mike....I was wondering who'd spot my deliberate error....No doubt Ashley will pitch up with a..."Caught lying again"...sort of post.
 
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.26.08 - 7:50 pm |
 
That's quite simple....CNN/MSNBC have interesting programmes during these time periods....Also the Fox comedians aren't performing.
Hannity has got himself wound up in so many conspiracy these days...I'll admit it has a certain jocular value.
December 26, 2008, 9:05:37 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"I was wondering who'd spot my deliberate error..."
 
Hmmm...
 
"I was just testing to see if anybody would catch it" (--The Original Haggis)
December 26, 2008, 9:30:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
You do provide comic releif  
david smawley | 12.26.08 - 9:03 pm |
 
I'm humbled...praise from Lord smawley of Chigley indeed....Nothing but Christmas cheer over here.
 
"The usual animal inards"
 
Only a haggis wackadoodle could say such a thing.
December 26, 2008, 9:35:52 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.26.08 - 9:35 pm |
 
Honest I wasn't doing that....I just glanced at it and saw "exclusive video" and the name....I'm three sheets to the wind at the moment...So errors in my normally reliable analysis can be expected.

Edited By Siteowner
December 26, 2008, 9:41:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
I wish you were three sheets to the not-allowed-to-post-here-anymore.
December 26, 2008, 9:51:20 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
The F&F Christmas special was much better than I had expected. I am a big fan of the weekday F&F program but I thought Morris would drag the show down but I turned out ok.
 
Maybe Chippy has finally gone over the line, lets hope so.
December 26, 2008, 9:56:19 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
This has got to be the funniest comment exchange I've read all day, and I've read some damn funny breitbarts, reddits, and diggs today.
 
Thank you Haggis, Ashley, Cece, and johnny!
 
My favorite gift this year was a cast iron pre-seasoned cooking pot. Venison backstrap roast is in my near future!
December 26, 2008, 11:11:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
FF, I've never gotten a "pre-seasoned" item of cookware (most recently a superb wok) that didn't need to be seasoned.
December 27, 2008, 1:13:16 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I wish you were three sheets to the not-allowed-to-post-here-anymore.
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.26.08 - 9:56 pm | #  
 
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I'm going to rename Chippy "Carmen Kringle".
December 27, 2008, 1:18:54 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
Well spotted young Mike....I was wondering who'd spot my deliberate error....No doubt Ashley will pitch up with a..."Caught lying again"...sort of post.
ChippyMinton | 12.26.08 - 9:10 pm | #  
 
No Haggis, that's obviously not one of your lies. I think it's a clear example of how you can look at a sandwich, see it as an apple, then declare to the world it is an apple pie. In other words, being analysis-challenged.
December 27, 2008, 12:28:02 PM EST – Like – Reply


GrandpaD
"Spot the Goof!"
 
Hemmer is moving to CNN?
December 27, 2008, 2:14:39 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
We have a winner!
December 27, 2008, 2:20:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
The real Bill Hemmer will be co-hosting UParty 2009 with Megyn Kelly on New Year's Eve night into New Year's Day from 10PM to 1AM and re-airing over night.
December 27, 2008, 3:09:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


Keitho
Regarding the Valkyrie review, I find the concern over the lack of a German accent unimportant since one can argue that the entire dialog should be in German.
December 27, 2008, 3:21:16 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Honest I wasn't doing that....I just glanced at it and saw "exclusive video" and the name....I'm three sheets to the wind at the moment...So errors in my normally reliable analysis can be expected.
 
Edited By Siteowner
ChippyMinton | 12.26.08 - 9:46 pm | #  
 
Actually, this IS a prime example of your normal-- daily--- sort of analysis.
 
One minute you're characterizing your statement as a "deliberate error" and then next you're claiming it was a drunken one.
December 27, 2008, 3:34:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Cece, the seasoning in cast iron cookware is actually fat that is baked into the surface of the iron that prevents food from sticking to it (I think it prevents rust too). If the pot is ever washed with soap it has to be "reseasoned".
 
KeithO, did you not like the Valkyrie review because you think English movies based in foreign countries shouldn't have accents or because it was posted on a network's site that spanks your idol's ratings every day?
December 27, 2008, 5:21:59 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
I told you all last night...I had spanked the monkey yesterday....So errors were inevitable.
Mike I was simply having a laugh...No need to call for expulsions.  
 
Fox Fan | 12.26.08 - 11:16 pm |
 
Thanks FF for taking my posts in a light hearted manner, as they were intended.  
 
Some more work is needed with the others...I'm thinking.
 
Right...time for a swift snifter...then bed.
December 27, 2008, 5:39:54 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
told you all last night...I had spanked the monkey yesterday....So errors were inevitable....
ChippyMinton | 12.27.08 - 5:44 pm | #  
 
Uh Chippy, perhaps you simply meant to say that you had too much to drink (which I would probably do too if I looked in the mirror and saw Haggis' face).
 
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spank_the_monkey
December 27, 2008, 6:35:48 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Ashley....I didn't say spank..... I said spanked.....2 completely different things
Your quite simple lying...And twisting my word. So I've now lost all respect for you.
 
To have "Spanked the monkey"  
To have an alcoholic beverage  
 
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=To+have+%22Spanked+the+monkey%22
 
Once again the great Chippy triumphs!!
December 27, 2008, 8:37:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I had spanked the monkey yesterday....So errors were inevitable....
ChippyMinton
 
Usually the result of doing that is a reduction in tension, not error inevitability...I guess everybody is biologically different!  
 
:lol:
December 27, 2008, 10:05:32 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Just saw your 8:42 Chippy, consider me more informed on the phrase!  
 
I don't think I'll be using it at any American bars anytime soon though...and don't suggest that you use it in a bar if you ever go to Alabama.
December 27, 2008, 10:54:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
My guess is that it's Mrs. Briggs' choice not to drive her husband.
 
She doesn't want to listen to his sighs, exaggerated terrified reactions, and instructions on how fast to go and where to turn.
 
It's an act of love on her part, because otherwise she'd end up putting him out by the side of the road.
December 27, 2008, 11:35:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
ChippyMinton | 12.27.08 - 8:42 pm | #
 
Haggis - you do understand that "spanked" is past tense for "Spank". One would think that being from the UK, that person could conjugate an English verb.
 
But when I wrote "Uh Chippy, perhaps you simply meant to say that you had too much to drink" , I was twisting your words????
 
You are getting confusing Haggis, but not as confusing as it's going to be when Chippy announces that Haggis will be back in a few days, then we have "both" Haggis and Chippy posting. You may consider a third incarnation, perhaps you may like the name "Sybil".
December 28, 2008, 1:19:57 AM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
By the way Haggis, you are quite correct on the term "Spanked the monkey", quite different from "spank the monkey".
 
So I guess you were having a drink with that photo of Olbermann.
December 28, 2008, 1:23:34 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
For the second time, I've got someone filing copyright complaints about my youtube videos. Some outfit called 'the young turks', which apparently is something on Air America, is claiming that this video is their copyrighted material.
 
Just why our site is suddenly the focus of such transparently bogus harrassment is beyond me. But it seems we've annoyed somebody somewhere.
December 28, 2008, 1:30:53 AM EST – Like – Reply


FNCFan20
Hello, all. Just checking to see how J$ is handling the lack of Julie Banderas over the last week.
December 28, 2008, 3:09:07 AM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
What a coincidence, if you go to the young tur(d)s website they have a link to NH on their blogroll.  
 
What a conincidence- the young turds are a UK YouTube channel...
http://uk.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks
 
Two can play at the copyright complaint game, and I might be in for some games today, NH Turds.
December 28, 2008, 9:31:56 AM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Cecelia | 12.27.08 - 11:40 pm |
 
LOL....Defend Fox presenter at all costs. Just imagine if KO had uttered the same....obviously sexist....comment....You'd be calling for his head!....charges will follow!....even jail time!
 
FF..I'll accept your advise about not uttering such a phrase while in Alabama.
After all I remember what happened to the Top Gear team while filming in Alabama :lol: Lets just say tolerance isn't the 1st word that springs to mind  
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2syY12OPkwI&feature=PlayList&p=90B28BFFA79A5B08&playnext=1&index=10  
 
Ashley...I'm fully aware of the workings of the word "spank"...But your explanation might help others...So ultimately not a bad thing....Your starting the Obama education policy at the grass roots :+:  
Thank you for admitting you did twist my original phrase in your 1:28 am post. It's an illness...This pathological hatred of KO....Even when admitting a mistake you just can't control yourself....Can you.
 
Johnny...Slip Bill a note....This is right up his street....Air America/The left...I'm sure Soros can be wangled in some how....If your lucky...Bill will set up an ambush...But then again the Young Turks are smart...So Bill could be made to look stupid...So more lightly a spot on "policing the net"...Where he can just vent...unchallenged...on all thing Left.
Johnny...I'm not saying this approach would work...But you have to admit it does have some merits.
December 28, 2008, 10:29:08 AM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
What a conincidence- the young turds are a UK YouTube channel...
Fox Fan | 12.28.08 - 9:36 am |
 
I see where this is going...So I'm going to dig it up by the roots...before it gets a hold....and toss it into the Trumpton environmental root>pulp auto-mincer...The answer is NO!  
December 28, 2008, 11:12:56 AM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
Hello, all. Just checking to see how J$ is handling the lack of Julie Banderas over the last week.  
FNCFan20 | 12.28.08 - 3:14 am | #  
 
Julie Banderas said a couple of weeks ago she was going on vacation and she is also is getting married and moving into a new place to live.
December 28, 2008, 11:47:54 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"checking to see how J$ is handling the lack of Julie Banderas over the last week."
 
Not well!
December 28, 2008, 12:06:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Chippy, I watched that Top Gear video. It was hmorous, but those guys were asking for trouble and got off easy. Tolerance is a two way street and they were extremely offensive towards the natives. I would have joined the rock chuckers at the gas station with pride!  
 
Cece, I have my venison roast cooking in my new iron pot.
December 28, 2008, 12:07:08 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Chippy announces that Haggis will be back in a few days, then we have "both" Haggis and Chippy posting
Ashley | 12.28.08 - 1:24 am |
 
Imagine that...In stereo...Mike C. would evaporate instantaneously.   
Haggis is due back end of January...But this may be extended...due to the invaluable work he's carrying out on delivery systems in rural/isolated areas.  
 
But to get back to your point. I don't see why your getting confused over this matter....It's really quite straight forward. 1. I'm still at Haggis's place...So posting there 2. The renovations at my new place are finished....I'll be posting there....providing I've got internet access. Hopefully that explanation has helped overcome your confusion.
December 28, 2008, 12:11:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Not even two Haggis's could make Mike C. evaporate as fast as one "dreaded Patrick"! I still laugh to myself when I recall him posting that like he's some kind of evil supervillan revealing his dark identity but unknowingly coming off more as Butter's innocuous alter ego Professor Chaos.
December 28, 2008, 1:12:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Not well!
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.28.08 - 12:11 pm |  
 
Johnny....Was this you?...writing into RedEye. If not....You've got a rival  
My unimpeachable sources tell me...She's single.
 
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-LquZqjAefY&feature=related
 
Just wondering why my FNS posts didn't appear....Just my thoughts.
December 28, 2008, 2:44:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Alan Colmes has now left H&C...He's been there over a decade....But no party...No messages from Bush/Cheney...Hannity couldn't even turn up for his partners last show...Compare that shabby treatment to the exit Hume received.
December 28, 2008, 3:04:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Cecelia | 12.27.08 - 11:40 pm |
 
LOL....Defend Fox presenter at all costs. Just imagine if KO had uttered the same....obviously sexist....comment....You'd be calling for his head!....charges will follow!....even jail time!
 
ChippyMinton | 12.28.08 - 10:34 am | #
 
I see that your "ear" is every bit as keen as your intellect, commonsense, and sincerity, Carmen. Basketballs have sharper edges...
December 28, 2008, 3:08:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Cece, I have my venison roast cooking in my new iron pot.
Fox Fan | 12.28.08 - 12:12 pm | #  
 
FF, I'm a great fan of men who provide dinner and cook it too.
December 28, 2008, 3:14:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
"Hannity couldn't even turn up for his partners last show..."
 
It will be interesting to see where Haggis glommed onto this bit of falsification, or if it sprung afresh from his own fevered imagination. Or, given that Alan's last show won't be until some time next month, is this yet another rift in the Haggis space-time continuum?
 
Fess up. Where did you lift this drivel from? Or do you want to claim ownership of it for yourself?
December 28, 2008, 3:35:21 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Cecelia | 12.28.08 - 3:19 pm |
 
I also do both....Will you treat me as favourably....Or just hurl more Christmas spirit my way.
December 28, 2008, 3:42:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
LOL....well that's me just confirmed...Not all info on YouTube is true. I've got to admit something just smelt wrong with the whole thing.
 
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zld7lUOCyr4
December 28, 2008, 3:50:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
Cecelia | 12.28.08 - 3:19 pm | #
I thought you'd appreciate that CC! It turned out incredibly good, now the pot is seasoning with bacon grease in the oven. Whod'a thunk it took such effort to keep up?
 
johnny dollar | Homepage | 12.28.08 - 3:40 pm | #
It doesn't look like he got it from the liars, I just searched their site. I'm thinking Haggis is going to have to claim ownership of that stinker. Phew Haggis, have you been dining on your namesake?
December 28, 2008, 4:03:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Phew Haggis, have you been dining on your namesake?
Fox Fan | 12.28.08 - 4:08 pm |
 
My only namesake is AlabamaDem...but rest assured the bean tin is full  Your pot sound like the very thing I need to heat my tin of beans. 
 
I usually season my cast iron pots with bacon grease and a hot oven....Works a treat when cooking the Sunday joint.
December 28, 2008, 5:46:25 PM EST – Like – Reply


Confused
I thought this was strcitly a site for post's concerning "cable news" and that attack's on poster's would not be tolerated? I guess when you have Mikey C crying about anyone that dare question him and J$, now worth about 63 cent's, posting the attack's of other's all's fair.
December 28, 2008, 5:58:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


Mike C.
What's with the sudden influx of Maddow mentions?
December 28, 2008, 6:20:37 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Here's another Johnny Dollar episode for anyone interested...It's called "The Silent Queen Matter"
 
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=E1WBOlXe9I8&feature=PlayList&p=146D5CB3D947A575&index=0&playnext=1
December 28, 2008, 6:29:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


ChippyMinton
Mike C. | Homepage | 12.28.08 - 6:25 pm |
 
Rachel has done a superb job...She offers "intelligent TV news without blowhards and bellicosity"....MSNBC should be congratulated for such an outstanding news show.
December 28, 2008, 6:42:45 PM EST – Like – Reply


Fox Fan
I begrudgingly admit that the couple of times I watched Maddow (during H&C commercials) she had a great presentation and does seem intelligent. Not as smart as Hannity but almost as manly!
 
"Confused" types a lot like Patrick but the 's's's remind me of someone even less likable...
December 28, 2008, 7:15:05 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Cecelia | 12.28.08 - 3:19 pm | #
I thought you'd appreciate that CC! It turned out incredibly good, now the pot is seasoning with bacon grease in the oven. Whod'a thunk it took such effort to keep up?
 
Fox Fan | 12.28.08 - 4:08 pm | # 
 
Well, you have a pot that with care could certainly be passed on an offspring. (It probably weighs as much as they will too..)
 
You can cook everything from eggs to cobbler in cast iron. It's useful, but I want utility that looks pretty too. Enameled cast iron (Le Creuset ) goes from stove top to oven to the table with little upkeep.
December 28, 2008, 10:35:40 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
http://townhall.com/Columnists/AustinHill/2008/12/28/what_i_saw_at_mccain_headquarters_on_election_night_2008?page=full
 
Johnny, I think this is an interesting exchange.
December 29, 2008, 1:16:58 AM EST – Like – Reply